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San Antonio Car Accident Attorney

Statistics show that over 37,000 car accidents happen in San Antonio every year. From a state-wide perspective, San Antonio is second only to Houston in the number of car accidents, with a rate of 8.37%. San Antonio has some of the most dangerous roads in Texas.

If you’re in a car crash in San Antonio, what should you do? Is it likely that you have a valid claim? The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, has San Antonio car accident lawyers ready to help.

Schedule your free consultation now to learn more about your potential claim and legal rights.

Why Choose The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC?

The accident attorneys at The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, are compassionate about helping victims of personal injury accidents in the San Antonio area. We are representative of the greater community, bilingual, and believe in:

  • Open client communication;
  • Personal attention and responsiveness; and
  • Client satisfaction.

When you choose our law offices for your car accident claim, it is our goal to exceed your expectations. Learn more about our firm and the legal process by filling out our contact form or calling our San Antonio personal injury attorneys today.

Meet Attorney Alex Aguirre

Alex Aguirre is the founder and lead attorney of The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC. With over two decades of experience under his belt, Aguirre has been fighting for the justice his clients deserve with much success. Early on in his career, Aguirre was an insurance defense attorney and acquired much knowledge about common tactics insurance companies use against personal injury claims. He now leverages this knowledge and has recovered millions for his clients in doing so. Aguirre has received a number of honors and awards for his outstanding performance, including a “Super Lawyer” ranking from Thomson Reuters and a 10.0 “Top Attorney” rating on Avvo, both of which are prestigious distinctions awarded to the most distinguished lawyers.  Outside of the legal landscape, Aguirre and his team have continuously given back to the local community through support and service.

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Client Testimonials

5 red stars

“The Aguirre law firm was very professional. They helped me with my case and services needed. They were fast and worked in a timely manner. Highly recommend this law firm. Every step of the way, they were informative and kept me up to date.”

Efri F.

5 red stars

“My experience with Aguirre Law firm was extremely positive. Everyone was respectful, courteous, considerate, professional, empathetic, and resourceful. Never once did I doubt their expertise. They continued to give my case appropriate attention, with continued communication to me and where my case was at. I appreciate all that they have done for me with my case. I will always refer people to Aguirre Law Firm!”

Kateri L.

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How Our San Antonio Car Accident Attorneys Can Help

The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, does more than settle your car accident claim. We ensure that you receive the maximum compensation needed to cover any current and future accident-related medical, financial, and personal losses.

To do this, the motor vehicle attorneys at The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, build a personal relationship with you to find out how your overall life was impacted by your vehicle accident. Injury cases are all unique and so are your accident-related needs.

Our San Antonio car accident attorneys will go above and beyond to help you. This may include any of the following and more:

  • Investigating your car accident and interviewing eyewitnesses;
  • Identifying additional liable parties;
  • Determining all sources of compensation;
  • Obtaining and reviewing your medical records;
  • Assessing your current and future financial and medical needs;
  • Filing a claim with any insurance companies;
  • Representing your best interests at any claim negotiations;
  • Settling your claim for a just and appropriate amount; or
  • Filing a car accident lawsuit; and
  • Taking your car accident cases to court if necessary.

Most Texas car accident claims settle before reaching the lawsuit stage. If you would like to find out more about the claims process in San Antonio and how it may impact you, reach out to The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC.

What are the Causes of Car Accidents in San Antonio?

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, most car crashes in Texas are the result of:

  • Speeding;
  • Failure to yield;
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol;
  • Following too closely; and
  • Running red lights and stop signs.

These accidents can be even more fatal when colliding with people on foot or bike. 266 serious injuries from bicycle accidents in San Antonio have occurred since 2013. Most of these accidents are preventable by avoiding distracted driving. 

What is Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is doing anything besides driving while behind the wheel. It is the leading cause of fatality accidents in the United States. 

Distracted driving includes driving while doing any of the following and more:

  • Eating;
  • Using a GPS:
  • Discipling children;
  • Drunk driving;
  • Road rage;
  • Talking on the phone; and
  • Texting.

The dangers of distracted driving are multiplied when a negligent driver is impaired by intoxicating substances. Drunk drivers can receive not only serious fines, but jail time.

Defective Vehicles and Parts

Sometimes liability for an accident falls on a vehicle or vehicle parts manufacturer. Defective parts known to cause a car wreck are brakes, power steering, and airbags, and can result in serious injury. 

Consumers harmed by faulty parts can recover for their medical expenses, property damage, and resulting losses. A car accident attorney at The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, can review your claim for manufacturer liability and advise you of any current consumer parts’ recalls.

Cities, Counties, and Municipalities

When cities, counties, municipalities, and other government entities fail to properly mark road hazards, and construction zones, or neglect traffic signals, they may be liable for any resulting auto accidents.

Claims against the government have special rules and shorter time frames for filing. Speak with one of our San Antonio car accident attorneys immediately if your accident involved any of these dangerous conditions.   

What are Common Car Accidents in San Antonio?

Every San Antonio car accident is different and so is every accident victim. However, some auto accident scenarios are more common than others. 

These car accidents include:

  • The single-car collision. This accident only involves a one-car collision, typically with an inanimate object like a guardrail or a tree;
  • The T-bone collision. Also known as a side-impact collision, the t-bone accident usually occurs at an intersection. One car horizontally collides with another car’s passenger door area;
  • The rear-end collision. When a vehicle collides with the car directly in front of it, there is a rear-end collision. This is the most common car accident and is usually caused by following too closely; and
  • The head-on collision. A head-on collision happens when two vehicles meet one another front end to front end or face one another. These are among the most deadly accidents.

Regardless of the type of motor vehicle accident, all car collisions can cause serious injuries to a victim’s body. A car accident attorney at The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, can help you seek appropriate medical and specialty care no matter what type of collision you suffered.

What are Typical Car Accident Injuries in San Antonio?

Car accident injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to severe brain damage and paralysis. The extent and type of a victim’s injuries depend on the following variables:

  • The types and sizes of the vehicles;
  • The speed of the vehicles; and
  • The number of vehicles.

Car accident injuries may include the following and more:

  • Spinal cord injuries, dislocated vertebrae, or tearing of spinal cord tissue;
  • Back injuries, sprains and strains, whiplash;
  • Paraplegia or quadriplegia;
  • Broken bones and fractures;
  • Amputation;
  • Soft tissue damage;
  • Brain injuries, including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI);
  • Chest injuries, including broken ribs;
  • Internal organ damage and internal bleeding;
  • Eye injuries;
  • Burns;
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); and
  • Wrongful Death in San Antonio.

Not all car accident injuries are readily apparent and require a thorough medical examination including follow-up care. Brain injuries may take days or weeks to appear and can cause lasting damage if allowed to go undiagnosed.

Emotional and psychological damage also requires diagnosis by a medical professional. Therefore, friends and family need to monitor car accident victims for ongoing trauma post-accident. 

What to do after a San Antonio car accident

What Should You Do After a Car Accident in San Antonio?

If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident in San Antonio, take the following steps.

  1. If possible, check to see that everyone involved is okay.
  2. Call 911 to report the accident scene. This is important because EMTs will be dispatched along with the police to take a report. Get the report number for later.
  3. If possible, take pictures of the scene while you’re there along with damage to the vehicles involves and any injuries.
  4. Get medical care as soon as you can. Even if you don’t need the assistance of an EMT because of an obvious injury, getting medical care as soon as you can has the potential to ensure that existing injuries don’t become worse, including internal injuries. Record of your medical bills is also beneficial to your claim.
  5. Call The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, to schedule your free consultation. We’re here to help you protect your legal rights.

Should You Talk to a Texas Insurance Company Alone?

Texas law states requires that people who drive on our roadways need to have car insurance. When you file your insurance claim, the insurance adjustor will call you. They will also want to record the conversation. Although the goal of insurance is to protect you from a financial catastrophe, insurance companies are for-profit. To help ensure that they make a profit, their adjustors will often attempt to minimize your injuries and the property damage, leaving you to foot at least some of the bill (even if you’ve never made a claim before).

Because of this, it’s best that you don’t talk with an insurance adjustor on your own. They may trick you into saying something that makes it sound like you’re responsible for at least part of the accident. They’ll also try to get you to sign a settlement agreement to pay you less than what you need or what your claim is actually worth. A San Antonio car accident attorney can represent you during your conversation with the adjustor, answer any further questions the adjustor may have, and make sure that the insurance company provides you with a fair settlement. If they don’t, the job of your attorney is to take them to court.

What Is My San Antonio Car Accident Claim Worth?

There’s no way to determine what a car accident claim is worth in a single page. It depends on several factors, such as negligence and the severity of the injuries. With that said, San Antonio car accident victims may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries, their property, and their suffering.

To learn what your claim may be worth, schedule a free accident case review now with The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC.

What Types of Financial Compensation is Available for Car Accident Victims?

San Antonio car accident victims are entitled to financial compensation for their losses. The types and amounts depend on the facts surrounding the accident. Compensation may include:

  • Medical expenses: including future expenses, hospitalizations, medication, surgery, rehab, and more.
  • Lost wages: including the inability to return to work now or in the future as well as lost earnings for your family.
  • Property damage: including damage to your vehicle caused by the accident
  • Mental anguish: including loss of companionship, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.
  • Punitive damages: are available in car accidents with egregious circumstances where the court decides it is necessary to punish the defendant in the hopes that others won’t repeat their actions.

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What are The Most Dangerous Roads in San Antonio?

When you’re driving in San Antonio, you should always be cautious. However, there are some roads, highways, and intersections that are more dangerous than others. These include:

  • The highway interchange of State Highway 151 and Loop 410
  • The highway interchange of Loop 1604 and US 281
  • The highway interchange Stone Oak Parkway and State Highway 281
  • The highway interchange of I-35 and North 410
  • The highway interchange of I-10 and Loop 1604
  • The highway interchange of Huebner Road and I-10
  • The intersection of Bandera Road and Loop 1604
  • The intersection of Braun Road and Loop 1604
  • The intersection of Culebra Road and Loop 1604
  • The intersection of San Pedro Avenue and Loop 1604
  • The intersection of Loop 410 and San Pedro Avenue
  • The intersection of Ingram Road and Loop 410
  • The intersection of Rigsby Avenue and Loop 410
  • The intersection of Culebra Road and Loop 410
  • The intersection of Marbach Road and Loop 410
  • The intersection of West Avenue and Loop 410
  • The intersection of West Military Drive and Highway 90
  • The intersection of Fredericksburg Road and Wurzbach Road

Take extra care when you drive, but if you do need us, call us right away for your free consultation.

How Can We Help You?

Winning a car accident lawsuit in San Antonio takes evidence that shows the defendant was negligent and was the cause of the accident and your injuries or property damage. Negligence is a legal concept that essentially means the defendant owed you a legal duty that they breached; their breach was the direct cause of your actual injuries.

It’s much easier to win a lawsuit for vehicle accidents if you have the guidance of an experienced San Antonio car accident lawyer. The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, has represented accident victims in San Antonio and the surrounding area for more than 20 years with a great track record of success. We’re here to help!

Call a San Antonio Car Accident Lawyer Today

If you’ve been hurt in a San Antonio car accident, we recognize that you’re under a lot of stress. The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC represents accident victims in San Antonio and the surrounding area. Learn how our legal team can help you and protect your legal rights by scheduling your free initial consultation now.

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