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How to Hire a San Antonio Personal Injury Attorney

Before you run out and hire a lawyer in San Antonio and Bexar County, you should be armed with all the information the attorney needs to assess your case.

What to take to the first meeting

It is better to have too many documents than to have incomplete documentation or none at all. Here is a brief list of items you should take with you on your first meeting (which should be a free no obligation consultation).

Copies of the following documents

  • claims already filed—either with your insurance company or your employer
  • letters from your insurance company
  • Accident reports or police reports
  • Medical records—hospital, therapy or doctor
  • Prognosis and diagnosis reports
  • Medical bills
  • Any information about anticipated future medical expenses
  • Insurance coverage for your medical visits
  • A listing of all important dates—injury, treatment, surgery
  • A detailed list of how our life has been changed by your injury
  • Provide information about work you missed as a result of your injury

These information and documents will help your attorney assess the validity of your claim and file for damages commensurate with your injuries. By having this documentation available your attorney is able to proceed with your claim quickly.San Antonio Personal Injury Attorney

Often attorneys will send out a questionnaire asking for information prior to the meeting. If this happens, it is important to answer the questionnaire as completely as possible. Verify if the questionnaire should be brought on the day of the meeting or if it needs to be returned prior to the appointment day.

Being prepared for the actual appointment is just as important. There are things that you want to know and need to know about the attorney before you place your trust and confidence in him.

Questions to ask your San Antonio Personal Injury Attorney

  • Do you specialize in personal injury cases?
  • How many personal injury trials have you handled? How many did you win?
  • How many years have you been in practice?
  • Are there any problems you foresee with my case?
  • What are my options?
  • Do you usually represent defendants or plaintiffs?
  • How will you handle my case and what is the process?
  • How will you bill for your services?
  • Is there a statue of limitations for when I must file a lawsuit?
  • Will you be handling my case personally or will a support staff do it?

These questions are extremely important to ask. Not every lawyer is a personal injury specialist. You want to hire an attorney with a record of accomplishment of success. Even though most cases are settled out of court, the other side needs to know that your attorney is experience and is capable of winning at trial.

Since most personal injury attorneys are paid on a contingency basis, you most likely will not incur any out of pocket expenses. But always verify this with the attorney before you sign up.

If he operates on a contingency basis—you can surely afford to hire a San Antonio personal injury attorney. If you have been injured in Bexar County San Antonio call us 24 hours a day 7 days a week for a free no obligation consultation 1-888-817-4074.

San Antonio Bexar County Car Crash Statistics

Do you know how many car crashes occur in San Antonio and Bexar county each year? Do you know how many of those car accidents are fatal car crashes? Do you know how many serious injury and non serious injury crashes occur compared to non injury wrecks?

Let’s take a look at some San Antonio Bexar county car crash statistics for 2010 – the latest data available.

In Bexar county there were a total of 32,911 reported car crashes for the year 2010. Over 19,000 of those were non injury wrecks. But that means that over 13,000 car wrecks involved one or more people getting hurt.

Just over 3400 of the car crashes were serious injury cases and unfortunately 137 car crashes were fatal and ultimately 150 drivers and passengers lost their lives on San Antonio and Bexar county roads in 2010.

Two the leading causes of car crashes in Texas are driver inattention and failure to control speed. If you want to avoid an accident and become the next Texas car crash statistic keep your eyes on the road, keep your hands on the wheel and control your speed.

If you are an unfortunate victim of a careless or distracted driver, contact the Uvalle Law Firm 24 hours a day 7 days a week at 1-888-817-4074 for a free no obligation consultation.