Personal Injury Attorney in New Braunfels, Texas
Being involved in an accident is an emotional experience that can leave you with injuries, medical bills, and many other dilemmas. Not only do you have to spend fragile time recovering from injuries, but you also have to navigate the financial hardships tied to the accident.
While some insurance companies pay fair settlements, most do not. After an accident, you deserve to receive enough financial compensation to cover all of your losses.
Dealing with insurance companies on your own can be difficult, but with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, you can seek the total compensation you deserve.
I have been fighting for my clients’ rights since 2005. My firm, the Law Office of Marco Sanchez, P.C., handles personal injury, civil litigation, and family law cases. I am proud to represent clients in New Braunfels, Texas, Dallas, Hays County, Comal County, Collin County, Bexar County, and other communities in the state of Texas.
Types of Personal Injuries
If you were in an accident, you can seek compensation for injuries and other losses, such as lost income due to time away from work and other factors.
I handle a variety of personal injury cases, including those involving:
If your case doesn’t fall into one of these categories, contact me for further information.
Personal Injury Claims in Texas
If you are involved in an accident, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. If the insurance company is denying your claim or offering you a low settlement, speak with a knowledgeable attorney to help you file a personal injury claim.
Texas Is an At-Fault State
In auto accidents in Texas, the person who is responsible for the crash must pay (through insurance) the costs of the person who was injured. The at-fault driver may have been driving with negligence or recklessness, which means the at-fault driver may have liability for the accident. So if you were the victim, you can file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
Modified Comparative Fault Rule
Texas operates under the modified comparative fault rule. Under this rule, if you were partially responsible for the accident, then any award you receive will be reduced by the percentage that the accident was your fault. If the accident was 51% or more your fault, then you cannot be compensated.
For example, if you made a small mistake when driving, the jury may find you 10% at fault for the accident. So if you were originally going to receive $10,000 in compensation, you would only be eligible to receive $9,000 after the 10% is deducted.
Statute of Limitations
In Texas, the statute of limitations (when you must file a personal injury claim) is two years after the date of the crash. Once two years have passed, you will no longer be able to file a personal injury claim.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
Personal injury law can be complicated. Insurance companies often offer lower settlements that will not cover all the victim’s expenses. A personal injury claim can help you secure the compensation you need to financially recover from an accident.
Damages are the financial compensation you can be eligible to receive. In Texas, there are two types of damages available:
Economic damages: are intended to cover the financial expenses you may incur because of the accident, such as medical bills, vehicle repair bills, lost income due to missed time at work, and other expenses.
Non-economic damages: are intended to provide support for losses that can’t be measured or quantified. This includes pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment or disfigurement, and other losses.
Personal Injury Attorney Serving New Braunfels, Texas
After an accident, you should focus on recovering. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you deal with insurance companies so you can dedicate more time to your health. With well over a decade of experience, I can help you understand this process while we seek a path forward together. The Law Office of Marco Sanchez, P.C., is proud to represent clients in New Braunfels, Texas, Dallas, Hays County, Comal County, Collin County, Bexar County, and communities in Texas.