Drunk driving accidents are a huge problem here in San Antonio. And, although you might think a DUI conviction against the other that caused your San Antonio car accident will improve your chances of a favorable personal injury claim, but it’s actually not a guarantee of smooth sailing throughout the claims process. It won’t ensure that the insurance company will negotiate with you, much less give you the full amount you deserve.
No two personal injury cases are the same, which is why it helps to consult the expertise of a San Antonio personal injury lawyer, especially when these factors are involved in your situation.
- Your injuries are serious and/or debilitating.
- Your accident involved multiple cars.
- Your accident involved the Texas Dram Shop Act
- The other driver or his insurance company is making counter accusations against you.
- You’re dealing with a complex assortment of factors overwhelming your ability to file a claim.
Remember that insurance companies will still undervalue your claim for personal injury compensation, even if your case involves an obvious example of negligence on the part of the other driver. When this happens, it helps to hire the services of a lawyer with experience representing clients through the process of filing accident claims.
Car accident and personal injury lawyers know how to negotiate with insurance companies. A lawyer can provide a realistic estimate of your claim’s value, will take care of the significant amount of paperwork involved in the legal proceedings, and ultimately, will help you get the compensation to cover the costs of your injuries.
It’s important to understand that regardless of whether or not the other driver is convicted for a criminal offense, your claim with the insurance company is an entirely separate matter. If you’re wondering if you need legal assistance, we encourage you to call our legal team today at (210) 593-8709 and schedule a FREE consultation, or schedule a FREE injury consultation on our website. For more information on the ins and outs of personal injury claims, go to our official Facebook page, Barrus Injury Lawyers.