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Car Accident FAQs

Answers you can trust from dedicated San Antonio car accident lawyers

After getting injured in a car accident, a lot of crash victims have questions. Trying to find accurate information can be frustrating, but the experienced San Antonio car accident lawyers from the Herrera Law Firm have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about car accidents.

Our law firm doesn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to car accidents. As your attorney, we will carefully craft a unique solution that addresses your specific legal issues. If you’ve been injured in an accident, our car accident attorneys can explain your legal options and help you figure out the best course of action to take to get you the compensation you need and deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

The Herrera Law Firm

1800 W. Commerce St.
San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone: (210) 224-1054

Frequently asked questions about car accidents

Why should I hire a car accident lawyer to represent me?

The experienced car accident attorneys from our San Antonio law firm understand the legal system in Texas. Our law firm knows how to investigate car accidents, by:

  • Gathering evidence
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Analyzing police reports

We will leave no stone unturned when investigating your crash and do what it takes to build a strong claim that gets results.

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My car accident seems minor. Do I still need a lawyer?

Yes. Never underestimate the seriousness of your car accident. Even the most straightforward cases can benefit from having an attorney on your side. Our car accident lawyers know how to:

  • Investigate car accidents
  • Fill out accident reports
  • Deal directly with insurance companies

Seemingly minor accidents can quickly become complicated. Don’t get caught off guard. Be prepared. Contact the Herrera Law Firm today for a free consultation.

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How much is my car accident worth?

There is no set dollar amount for a car accident claim, as each case is unique. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your crash, you could receive a few hundred dollars or maybe even millions of dollars.

The biggest mistake a lot of people make is they only consider the short-term financial impact of their car accident. Our legal team thinks long-term at the Herrera Law Firm. We know that the impact of a car accident can last for a long time ─ maybe even a lifetime.

That’s why we take into consideration all your possible accident-related expenses when trying to recover compensation. These include:

  • All medical expenses
  • Lost income from missed time at work
  • Home modifications (for accident victims with a permanent disability)
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering

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Should I accept a financial settlement for my car accident?

Always be careful before you agree to accept a settlement offer from an insurance company. What might seem reasonable at first often turns out to be far less than what you end up needing to cover all your accident-related expenses. In many cases, once you formally agree to accept a settlement from an insurance company or anyone else, you forfeit your right to seek additional financial compensation in the future. That’s why you should always review your settlement offer with an experienced car accident attorney before deciding whether or not to accept the offer.

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Should I deal directly with insurance companies after a car accident?

No. Insurance companies want you to believe they are looking out for your best interests. The sad truth is most insurance companies only care about one thing: paying injury victims as little as possible. That’s not right, and that’s why we fight hard for injured crash victims every day. Our experienced car accident lawyers can negotiate with an insurance company on your behalf to make sure you receive the financial compensation you rightfully deserve.

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Can I negotiate with my insurance company after my car crash?

Yes. Insurance companies don’t want you to know that you can ask for more financial compensation after your car accident. You don’t have to accept whatever the insurance company says your crash is worth. You can – and should – demand more after your car accident. That’s why it’s critical that you contact a car accident attorney from our San Antonio law firm as soon as possible to discuss the details of your case and explore your options. Our legal team can get you maximum compensation.

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What if my insurance company refuses to fairly compensate me for my car accident?

This is exactly why you want a San Antonio car accident lawyer from the Herrera Law Firm on your side, fighting for your best interests. You shouldn’t have to settle for less after being injured in a car crash. You deserve to be fairly compensated. Our lawyers know how to negotiate with insurance companies, and our legal team has a knack for obtaining sizable settlements or verdicts. We will not rest until justice is served.

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Should I file a lawsuit after my car crash?

It depends. Sometimes, the best way to get the compensation you rightfully deserve after a car accident is to file a lawsuit against the driver who caused your crash. Every car accident is different, and crash victims have a few different legal options to recover their damages. That’s why it’s important to discuss your car accident with an attorney from our San Antonio law firm as soon as possible. We can help you decide if filing a lawsuit is the best course of action for you to take to get the compensation you’re entitled to.

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I don’t have a lot of money. Can I afford to hire a lawyer for my car accident?

Yes. That’s because the car accident lawyer from the Herrera Law Firm work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay fees if we make a financial recovery. It’s that simple.

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How long do I have to file a car accident claim?

Car accidents happen fast and can significantly disrupt your life. You may need to take time off from work for doctor appointments. If your injuries are severe enough, you may need days, weeks or longer to recover in the hospital. While you should focus on your recovery, you do not want to delay taking legal action.

A lot of people involved in car wrecks wonder how long they have to file a car accident claim. In Texas, a statute of limitations places a time limit on when you can initiate a claim. If you are involved in a car accident or suffer any type of personal injury, you will have two years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit.

With this short window of time to take action, we urge you to contact a car accident attorney from our San Antonio law firm as soon as possible.

As experienced car accident lawyers, we know how complex personal injury claims can be. It takes time to track down witnesses and documents, investigate the scene of the crash, and consult with experts.

Insurance companies typically will look for any excuse to reduce compensation or deny a claim altogether. Don’t make it easy for them by waiting too long to file a car accident claim. Contact us right away to get your case moving forward.

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Why should I hire the Herrera Law Firm for my car accident?

After a car accident, you often only have one opportunity to make things right. Don’t take chances with your future, and don’t miss out on getting maximum compensation. Get the San Antonio car accident lawyers who understand the legal system in Texas and know what it takes to win. Contact the Herrera Law Firm today for a free consultation.

Attorney Frank Herrera Jr. and his talented legal team have been successfully resolving complicated car accident cases for decades. We know how to build a strong legal case, and we’re not afraid to work hard to get you the results you need.

We leave nothing to chance when it comes to working on your case. That’s just one of the things that sets us apart from other law firms. We know that winning isn’t luck. It’s knowing how to fight.

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