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San Antonio Car Accident Compensation Laws

Car accidents can happen at any moment and the aftermath can impact you for months, years, or even the rest of your life. Effects of the accident can range from significant property damage to serious injuries and more. These damages can leave you with mounting medical bills, extended time off of work without pay, and stress. This is why it is important to understand the car accident compensation laws in San Antonio, Texas. 

If you’ve been injured in a car accident the car accident lawyers in San Antonio of Aguirre Law Firm can help you understand the related compensation laws and fight for your recovery of damages. Call us today or contact us online to learn more. 

Why Choose Aguirre Law Firm

After a car accident, it is important to understand the car accident compensation laws so that you can get the most money possible to cover your damages. The San Antonio car accident attorneys of Aguirre Law Firm have a deep understanding of these laws and are dedicated to helping clients get the full and fair compensation they deserve. When you work with us you get:

  • Experienced Representation: Our San Antonio personal injury lawyers have 20 years of experience handling car accidents and other personal injury claims in Texas. We understand the laws and will take the time to explain them to you to ensure you understand what is happening in your case.
  • Dedicated Representation: our team is dedicated to your success, we offer small firm care with the benefit of outcomes like larger firms and will stick by your side from beginning to end.
  • Risk-Free Representation: we understand that after a car accident, you may be facing financial stress. This is why we operate on a contingency fee basis, you won’t owe us a dime until we win compensation on your behalf. 

How Fault And Liability Works in Car Accident Claims in Texas

Texas is an “at-fault” state. This means that when you are involved in a car accident, the driver who is determined to be at fault is responsible for paying the damages that were caused in the accident. So, if you are injured in a car accident in San Antonio you generally have two options:

  • File a third-party claim – this is an injury claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company
  • File a car accident lawsuit – this is a claim against the at fault driver, they will be represented by their insurance company in this process

Depending on the type of coverage you have in your own insurance policy, you may be able to file a first-party claim with your own insurance. If you have the proper coverage, your insurance policy will cover your damages. These first-party claims can be called “no-fault” claims because they do not involve any third-party action. 

What Happens If I Am Partially At Fault For The Accident?

Texas follows a modified comparative fault rule (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 33.001). This means that even if you are partially at fault, you may be able to receive compensation proportional to your degree of fault. However, you cannot recover damages if you are more than 50% at fault. 

For example, if you are found to be 40% at fault in an accident where you sustained $10,000 in damages, you will receive $6,000. However, if you are found to be 55% at fault, you will be ineligible for compensation. 

How Long Do I Have To File A Car Accident Claim In Texas?

The statute of limitations for car accident claims in Texas is generally two years from the date of the accident (CIV PRAC & REM § 16.003). It is important to note that there may be exceptions to this rule in the event the accident involves a government or city entity, such as police cars, school buses, city buses, and more. 

Let Aguirre Law Firm Represent You In Your San Antonio Car Accident Claim

If you’ve been involved in a car accident and need help understanding the car accident compensation laws, the San Antonio car accident lawyers at Aguirre Law Firm can help. Get started today by calling us or contacting us online. 

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