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San Antonio Car Accident Attorney

Bexar County car wreck injury attorney

San Antonio Car Accident Lawyer Serving Bexar County

Driving is a necessary part of modern life, and since most people spend a significant amount of time every day driving or riding in vehicles, they can easily forget the risks. Unfortunately, even if a person takes every precaution to protect their own safety, including abiding by traffic laws and practicing defensive driving, they can still be injured because of the negligence of others. When car accidents occur, victims will need to determine their options for pursuing compensation, and they can do so with the help of a skilled attorney.

Alford & Clark Injury Attorneys is a full-service law firm that provides legal help and representation in multiple types of personal injury cases. We pride ourselves on supporting our clients throughout every step of their recovery after they have been in a minor or serious car accident. We can help address multiple types of collisions, including those involving drunk drivers or distracted driving. We work to take care of all the headaches that can affect you, including making sure you get the medical care you need, helping you determine how to address repairs to your vehicle or get a rental car, and working to ensure that you will be able to move on with your life after a wreck. Our lawyers will work with you from your free initial consultation to the settlement of your case, providing the support you need.

Common Injuries in Texas Car Accidents

A motor vehicle collision can happen in an instant, but its effects may be felt for months or even years to come. In many cases, accident victims struggle to recover, and they can experience a great deal of difficulty as they seek medical care, determine how their ability to work will be affected, and address the pain and emotional trauma that they are experiencing. Multiple types of serious injuries can impact a person and their family, including:

  • Whiplash - A sudden impact in a collision can cause a person's neck to make sudden back-and-forth movements that may strain and damage muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Whiplash injuries from a car wreck can take a great deal of time to heal, and they can impact a person's ability to work and live while recovering.
  • Spinal cord injury - Car accidents account for almost half of all spinal cord injuries that take place in the United States each year. These injuries can affect a person's strength, and they may limit sensation and mobility below the affected area. If nerves in the spinal cord are damaged or severed, this can result in partial or total paralysis, including paraplegia or quadriplegia.
  • Broken bones - Wrists, ribs, ankles, arms, and legs are all parts of the body that may experience an injury from the impact of a car wreck. If parts of the body are crushed in a collision, this may result in severe fractures that may require surgery or that may permanently limit a person's ability to use the parts of the body that were affected. If fractures are not immediately apparent, an accident victim should seek medical help should as soon as possible after noticing deformities or a lack of reduction in swelling.
  • Cuts and burns - In a car accident, broken glass, loose objects, seat belts, airbags, and the impact of a collision can cause multiple types of cuts, scrapes, and burns. Victims will want to document even minor injuries to ensure that they can be fully compensated for all of the ways they have been affected.
  • Dislocations - Car wrecks may result in joint injuries that can be very painful, limiting a person's range of motion and making it difficult to perform daily tasks while recovering. Shoulder dislocations are most common for adults who are involved in car accidents, but dislocations can occur in multiple other joints, depending on the type of impact, the position of a person's body, and other factors.

Car Accident FAQs


What Do I Do After a Car Accident?

Answer: First, you should call 911 if anyone is injured and may need an ambulance. You must remain at the scene of the accident, exchange information with the other driver(s), and wait for the police to come make a report, unless your injuries require you to leave for the hospital without delay. Your next step is to contact a car accident attorney. The sooner you get in touch with a lawyer, the better their odds of being able to preserve all relevant evidence.


How Can a Car Accident Attorney Help Me?

Answer: One of the major roles of a car accident attorney is to represent you when dealing with a car insurance company, including your own insurer or the company of the at-fault driver. Unrepresented parties are at risk of having their claim drastically and intentionally undervalued. An attorney can help determine what your claim is truly worth and fight for you to receive the full amount you are owed. If there is any doubt as to whose fault the accident was, it is important to have an attorney conduct a thorough investigation promptly.


How Can I Recover From a Car Accident Injury?

Answer: The best way to ensure that you are getting the full amount possible is to work with a car accident attorney to help ensure that you receive the compensation needed to address your medical expenses or other damages. A lawyer can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to help you secure a more favorable settlement. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, you may need a lawyer to take your case to court and continue fighting for you.


What Should You Not Say After a Car Accident?

Answer: When speaking to another driver or contacting an insurance company, avoid saying anything that could remotely be interpreted as an admission of fault. Do not say things like, “I am sorry,” or “I should not have…” to be polite. The less you say about how the accident happened before talking to an attorney, the better.


What Evidence Do You Need for a Car Accident Claim?

Answer: The police report is often a very helpful piece of evidence. Your attorney will also likely rely on physical evidence such as the condition of both vehicles or tire tracks on the road near the scene, and if possible, you can preserve this evidence by taking photos as the scene of the accident. Statements from neutral witnesses who saw the accident can also be very helpful. If there is video of the crash, this is likely to be among the most important bits of proof. You will also need medical evidence of your injuries.


What Is the Car Accident Rate in San Antonio?

Answer: There are more than 37,000 car accidents in San Antonio every year. Roughly two people in San Antonio are injured in car accidents each day.


How Do I Report a Car Accident in San Antonio?

Answer: If anyone needs immediate medical attention, if damaged vehicles are blocking the road, or if there is risk of further injury occurring, call 911. Otherwise, you should call the police non-emergency number.

Contact Our San Antonio Car Accident Lawyers Today

If you have been injured in a car wreck caused by a negligent driver or other parties, our attorneys will work hard to make sure that your needs are met when seeking a settlement. We will help you file claims for every type of compensation and damages allowed by law following a car crash, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We will treat you with compassion and efficiency, helping you receive the financial resources you need to move forward as you recover from your injuries. To set up a free consultation, contact us at 210-951-9467. Our firm has offices in San Antonio, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Austin, and Houston, and we assist clients throughout the state of Texas.

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