Car Accident Lawyer | San Antonio, TX
Fighting for the Full Compensation People Deserve
At the Law Office of Michael R. De La Paz, our firm has been providing real help to people in need for more than two decades. We have learned a lot during those years. We have learned how to craft the highly effective cases people need and the difference full compensation can make in people's lives as they work through their recoveries. We are here to help you recover …
Car Accident Lawyer | Serving San Antonio, TX
INJURED? HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING AN ACCIDENT? Give us a call today to see if you should be compensated for your injuries.
Una de las circunstancias más devastadoras e inesperadas es sufrir lesiones en un accidente causado por la negligencia de otra persona. En el bufete jurídico Carlson, nos aseguramos de que se le aporte a cada cliente la experiencia excepcional que merece. Su caso no es sólo un número más, y por ello, ponemos a su disposición nuestra …
If you have been in a car accident, whether you are injured or not, and whether you were at fault or not, it is in your best interest to be represented by a San Antonio lawyer specializing in car accident law. Now is not the time to handle things on your own.
You may have heard that the driver who runs into the back of another vehicle is at fault. That is not always true. For example, if the car in front abruptly stops and you do not have time to stop, you may not be at fault unless you were following too closely or speeding.
In a serious collision that involves injury or death, determining what happened is crucial in order to win your case in civil court. If you think you were not hurt, think again. Injury to the neck and back, commonly known as whiplash, may not be immediately noticeable. It could be days or even months before you feel pain. It is best to keep a diary regularly detailing how you feel to help prove your injury.
In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.
A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:
Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.
Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.
Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.
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