Amanda J. Spencer is a personal injury attorney representing victims in San Antonio, TX. She can help you receive full and fair compensation for medical expenses and other losses incurred as a result of another party's negligence. In Texas, there is a limited time frame of two years in which you can file a personal injury lawsuit. Speaking with an attorney as soon as possible after an injury is one of the surest ways to collect the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation, call (210) 543-0000 or send us an inquiry online.
Types of Personal Injury Accidents
A personal injury attorney can help you seek compensation for losses resulting from:
- Workplace accidents
- Automobile accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bike accidents
- Pedestrian collisions
- Motorcycle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Animal attacks or bites
- Defective products
- Slips and falls
Formal Lawsuit vs. Informal Settlement
Traditionally, there are two methods by which we can help you obtain damages. Whether you decide to pursue a formal lawsuit or settle outside of court, we are committed to serving your best interests.
During a formal lawsuit, we will file a civil complaint against the responsible party claiming that he or she directly or indirectly caused your injury. In this case, the extent of damages will be determined by a jury following trial proceedings.
During informal settlement procedures, the dispute is settled outside of court and your compensation is negotiated between both parties, their insurers, and their legal representation. Once an amount of compensation has been agreed upon, both parties mutually agree to stop further legal action regarding the injury.
The extent of your compensation, or damages, depends on the financial, physical, and mental suffering that the injury has caused. There are two types of damages that you can seek during a personal injury lawsuit: compensatory and punitive.
The intent of compensatory damages is to cover medical bills, property damage, and lost wages resulting from the injury. These damages can also be awarded in order to compensate for the emotional pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the injury.
If it can be proved that the injuring party acted especially carelessly or maliciously, you may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to compensation. These types of damages are intended to punish the defendant and prevent him or her from repeating these negligent actions in the future.
Prior to your consultation, you should gather all pertinent information regarding your injury including medical records and any other documents pertaining to the incident.
Benefits of Consulting a Personal Injury Attorney
A statute of limitations applies to personal injury lawsuits in Texas, and it limits victims to a time frame of two years in which to file. You should contact us as soon as possible to avoid wasting time and compromising your chances of achieving a beneficial outcome. Amanda J. Spencer can dismantle any claims on the part of the defendant that your own actions contributed in any way to your losses. Prior to your consultation, you should gather all pertinent information regarding your injury including medical records and any other documents pertaining to the incident.
Call Our Firm Today
If you or a loved one is suffering from an injury that occurred due to another party's actions, our personal injury attorney can help you obtain full and fair compensation. Call us at (210) 543-0000 or contact us online to book a complimentary consultation.