San Antonio Company Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Vehicle collisions, including company vehicle collisions, seriously injure millions of Americans every year. The physical injuries are usually just the beginning. As victims struggle to recover from their injuries, since they cannot work, unpaid bills pile up. The financial stress adds to their physical problems. On top of everything else, an insurance company adjuster seemingly calls constantly, offering to settle the case. The offer is usually tempting, but there’s no way to tell if it’s fair.
In the midst of all this, the tough-minded San Antonio company vehicle accident lawyers at the Law Office of Israel Garcia get to work for you. We start by collecting evidence that, in many cases, the emergency responders who arrived at the accident scene overlooked. Then, we use this evidence to build a strong claim for compensation. Then, we take on corporate lawyers in court. We don’t stop fighting until we obtain the best possible results under the circumstances. Thanks to our diligence, we’re usually able to resolve these claims out of court.
How We Build a Case
Compensation is available if a victim/plaintiff proves negligence, or a lack of care, by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not. The more evidence we collect, the stronger your claim becomes.
The police accident report, medical bills, and witness statements are the Big Three of evidence in a commercial vehicle wreck claim. However, sometimes this evidence is incomplete or inaccurate.
Medical bills are a good example. If the victim survived, medical bills clearly establish clinical facts, like diagnosis, cost, and treatment matters. However, they usually don’t speak to the pain and suffering the victim/plaintiff must endure. Additionally, if the victim died, especially if the victim died at the scene, hospital bills may be almost useless, in terms of determining damages.
In these situations, a San Antonio company vehicle accident lawyer often partners with outside professionals. Accountants determine matters like lost future financial contributions, psychologists opine on matters like lost future emotional support, and doctors offer their medical opinions about such matters.
This evidence resembles the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. An attorney knows how to put these pieces together and create a clear picture for the jury.
Resolving a Case
A few commercial vehicle injury claims settle almost immediately. However, since the issues in these cases are so complex, most settle during mediation.
As mentioned, the injuries in these cases are usually permanent. Unless a settlement fully accounts for future medical expenses, the victim may be financially responsible for them. Additionally, these wrecks usually involve respondeat superior and some other complex legal doctrines.
Mediation often works wonders in these cases. Basically, mediation is a court-supervised negotiation session. During informal settlement negotiations, insurance companies use delay tactics and make low-ball offers. That’s why most personal injury claims take some time to settle. During mediation, insurance companies have a duty to negotiate in good faith. They must earnestly work toward a resolution. That means they must be willing to compromise on key points.
Thanks to this enhanced obligation, and also thanks to the fact that the insurance company is usually eager to avoid a trial, mediation is about 90 percent successful.
Connect With a Hard-Working San Antonio Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Accident victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced company vehicle accident lawyer in San Antonio, contact the Law Office of Israel Garcia. Attorneys can connect victims with doctors, even if they have no insurance or money.