The Personal Injury Claim Process in Texas
If you, like many others in San Antonio, have been injured at work, in an auto accident, by a dog attack, or because of the negligent actions of another individual, you may be wondering what a typical personal claim looks like. While each case is as unique as the individual that files it, there are a few essential elements of the personal injury claim process that you can expect to see in your claims process.
Consulting the Personal Injury Attorney
In Texas, your case begins when you contact an attorney to discuss your case. At Carabin Shaw, we offer the initial consultation, otherwise known as a case evaluation, free of charge, where we can tell you whether or not you’re likely to have a strong case. It is recommended that you contact a lawyer if your case involves any of the following elements:
- Significant Injury – TBIs, Broken Bones, Spinal Cord Injuries, and Burn Injuries are all examples of significant injuries.
- Excessive Costs – Medical bills totaling more than a few thousand dollars or lost wages because of missed work are significant.
- Opposition – The opposing side’s insurance is challenging fault or the legitimacy of your injuries.
If you’re not sure if your case qualifies, we can help with that! Just give us a call at 800-862-1260 so that we can answer any questions you may have.
Investigation and Case Preparation
If you decide that Carabin Shaw is a good fit for you and that your case is solid, the next step our firm will take is to begin investigations and prepare your case. If necessary, we will utilize our extensive resources, such as investigators and other professionals who can help contact witnesses and speak to complex issues like lost earning capacity, to assist us in compiling your case. At this point, we’ll also use medical records and bills to document your damages.
Demand and Negotiations
Once you have fully recovered or reached what is called maximum medical improvement, it then becomes our top priority to get your full legal compensation as quickly as possible. If your attorney believes this can happen outside of the courtroom (which is often the case), then they will make the initial demand and begin negotiations with the opposing party. Our resources and experience in this area will be your biggest assets, but if these negotiations stall or a fair settlement offer cannot be met, it may then be necessary to file a lawsuit and represent your claim in court.
The Personal Injury Lawsuit
If a fair settlement cannot be reached outside of the courtroom, we are fully equipped and prepared to represent personal injury claims in court. Learn more about the personal injury lawsuit process at our website by following this link, or contact us if you have any questions.
How Carabin Shaw is Different
The Carabin Shaw law firm was founded thirty years ago, and ever since then, we have been putting our clients first throughout the personal injury claim process. We believe in representing individuals, not big-time corporations, and if you ever need to speak to Jamie Shaw directly, all you have to do is ask. We are a trusted name in San Antonio and fully equipped with the resources necessary to aggressively represent personal injury claims in San Antonio and across Texas. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault like so many others across Texas, contact the Carabin Shaw law firm today at 800-862-1260. We look forward to serving you.