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The Baez Law Firm | San Antonio Lawyers and Attorneys
San Antonio Lawyers and Attorneys

Saturday, October 25, 2008

What is a personal injury case, and how we handle them?

Normally, personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. However, in Texas, the term "comparative negligence" or shared responsibility can be an issue to be resolved during a case, that may determine whether you have a personal injury case. There are two ways that personal injury cases can become handled; first, through civil court proceedings (or lawsuits) that seek to find others legally at fault through a court judgment or; second, such disputes may be resolved through informal settlement (or negotiations) before any lawsuit is filled. In Texas, the latter is the most common way of handling a personal injury case.

Lawsuits, in a personal injury case, typically start when a private individual (the plaintiff) files a civil complaint against another person, business, corporation, or government agency (the defendant), alleging that they acted carelessly or irresponsibly in connection with an accident or injury that caused harm. This action is commonly known as "the filing of a lawsuit."

Negotiations are usually among those personally involved in the accident, their insurers, and attorneys representing both sides. A settlement commonly takes the form of negotiation, followed by a written agreement in which both sides forgo any further action (such as a lawsuit), choosing instead to resolve the matter through payment of an agreeable amount of money and a release of liability.

Usually, personal injury cases involve some type of injury as well as property damage. Our law firm handles both aspect of your case. The personal injury aspect of it, may show in different forms. From neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, leg pain, spasms, contusions, pinch nerves, whiplash, and soft tissue injury, to broken bones, broken neck, amputations, lacerations, eye injury, multiple fractures, impaled objects, roof crush injuries, tire blowouts, car ejections, brain injury, severe trauma, and death.

If you have been a victim of an accident, and have a personal injury case, please contact The Baez Law Firm, P.C. so that an experienced attorney can handle your case . Visit our website or so that we can start helping you on your case. Our principal office is located in San Antonio Texas, but we can handle your case anywhere in Texas.

It is important to know that before you meet with our attorneys for the first time after you've been injured, collect any documents you have relating to your accident and injury and place them in a folder or large envelope. Here's a list of some of the documents and other pertinent information to take with you to our lawyers, if applicable to your case.

Name and address of any ambulance service you may have used;

Name and address of any emergency room where you were initially taken;

Dates you were admitted to the emergency room and the hospital;

Names and business address of all doctors who have examined you;

Names and addresses of any chiropractors you may have consulted;

Names of all people who were involved in the accident;

Names and addresses of witnesses to the accident;

Dates you missed work because of the accident;

Name and telephone number of each insurance adjuster you have talked to;

List of people you have talked to about the accident or your injuries.

The following documents will help our attorneys handle your case better:

Accident report, or case number as given to you by the police;

Copies of any written statements;

Your automobile insurance policy if you were injured in a car accident along with the declarations page or coverage certificate that sets forth what kinds of coverage you have purchased and what the policy limits are;

Your home owner's or renter's policy, along with the declarations page or coverage certificate;

Medical or disability insurance policy or coverage certificate;

Other policies, including medical, hospitalization, veterans insurance;

All correspondence you have received from any insurer about the accident or your injuries;

Medical bills.

Again, our law firm is willing and able to help your case come to an end, either through litigation (lawsuit) or by negotiations. Let a team of experts handle your case, so that you can focus on doing what you do best. Contact us, and you will see how we put our knowledge to work for your advantage. Call our main office
(210) 979-9777 or visit our website. You will see why we say, "we care about your legal needs!"

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