San Antonio Car Accident Lawyers

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Why Do You Need an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in San Antonio?

Pierce Skrabanek can fully investigate your San Antonio car accident and represent you in local courts. You deserve proven lawyers for your one chance at justice and compensation.

Car accidents are one of the most common causes of injury in Texas. These collisions can involve complex legal claims for liability and compensation. The work of securing a maximum settlement or trial verdict is an attorney’s job — your priority is healing after a traumatic event.

At Pierce Skrabanek, we have secured multi-million dollar settlements for clients just like you, including $2 million for a car accident case, a result approximately five times higher than the defendant’s original pretrial offer. We will not settle for less than what you deserve for all that you have endured both financially and emotionally.

If you are wondering what to do after a car accident, hiring an experienced San Antonio auto accident lawyer is vital. Once you have representation, all of the legal work is handled so you and your family can recover in peace. A lawyer from Pierce Skrabanek can advise you through the entire legal process, and will invest in your case upfront to help alleviate financial worries. We are only paid once we’ve secured a settlement or verdict for you.

Contact the Houston headquarters of Pierce Skrabanek online or by calling (832) 690-7000 — we have decades of experience in Texas courts and a proven record of fully calculating all future costs related to injury treatment. We are ready to help you secure justice.

What Kind of Settlement Can a San Antonio Car Accident Attorney Secure?

The amount of a San Antonio car accident settlement depends largely on three key factors: the cost of your injuries, whose negligence caused those injuries, and the skill of your attorney to document and verify those details throughout the course of his or her argument.

By pursuing all liable parties with evidence that meets trial standards, car accident lawyers in San Antonio can secure coverage for:

  • Medical bills including past emergency care costs and future expenses
  • Lost income and other job-related benefits like pension funds and health insurance
  • Property replacement to your car and home or vehicle modifications if you currently or permanently require handicap accessibility
  • Pain and suffering damages to account for non-economic harm such as chronic physical pain or psychological conditions like depression
  • Wrongful death damages if a car accident has claimed the life of someone you love, including lost wages from their income and the emotional loss of their unique companionship and support

San Antonio statistics from one year show over 38,000 car crashes in the city causing 182 fatalities and over 11,000 injuries. Every one of those numbers represents a family grieving or a neighbor struggling in our community.

Compensation from a car accident lawsuit cannot fully undo what has happened. But it can help you and your family establish a brighter and more secure future. Contact Pierce Skrabanek at (832) 690-7000 to discuss your situation and how we can help.
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What Injuries Can a San Antonio Auto Accident Attorney Handle?

As personal injury attorneys, the San Antonio auto accident lawyers at Pierce Skrabanek can file cases for any injury you’ve sustained due to a car wreck. 

The most common auto accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and concussions 
  • Spinal cord injuries to the neck and back, including those that cause paralysis
  • Broken bones including crushing and amputation injuries
  • Internal injuries to your vital or reproductive organs
  • Soft tissue injuries like burns, lacerations, and disfigurement of the face or body

This is a general list of physical injuries, but psychological injuries are just as eligible for compensation. Conditions like PTSD, panic disorders, depression, insomnia, and the mental toll caused by a downgrade in your quality of life are also real injuries the court recognizes. 

An experienced car accident lawyer in San Antonio can hire the expert witnesses needed to describe these conditions in court, the impact they have on your life and family, and what is needed to treat them.

Your car accident compensation should cover the entire long-term cost of your care needs, both physical and psychological.

Important reminder: Insurance claims adjusters for car accidents work to minimize your payout, and may use any statement you make as evidence against you later. When you hire a lawyer to represent you, we can speak on your behalf to help protect your right to recovery from those who seek to deny you what you’re fairly owed.

What Types of Crashes Can a San Antonio Auto Accident Lawyer Handle?

These are some most common types of motor vehicle accidents that the lawyers at Pierce Skrabanek regularly handle:  

Side-Impact Accidents

Also known as “T-bone” or “broadside” collisions, side-impact crashes typically occur at intersections. For example, if a driver runs a red light or misses a stop sign, they could easily crash into the side of your vehicle. 

The sides of most passenger vehicles are far less protected than the front or back, where the presence of an engine or trunk can help absorb the force of the impact. Understanding the increased damage of this type of accident can help a lawyer strengthen your case in negotiations or at trial.

Rear-End Accidents

One of the most common types of accident claims our attorneys handle, rear-end accidents are nevertheless quite serious. This is due largely to the damage of whiplash injuries, head and neck trauma, or damage to a person’s face from impact with the steering wheel. In cases where an airbag deploys, a person can still suffer from eye trauma due to the force of the airbag, chemical or friction burns, a broken nose, or severe bruising.

Rear-end accidents may range from slow-speed, minor fender-benders to catastrophic high-speed freeway accidents. Any type of vehicle — especially heavy ones like commercial trucks — can cause substantial injury when it crashes into a stopped vehicle from behind. Aside from the injuries suffered by those in the car impacted, rear-end crashes also have the potential to trigger a chain of events that cause a multi-car pile-up. The suffering due to such an event can grow exponentially large.

Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions are often particularly horrifying for the driver confronted by another vehicle barreling towards them. They can occur due to fatigued driving, distracted driving, or driving under the influence (DUI).

Drunk drivers in particular have caused fatal crashes by taking the wrong highway ramp and driving against traffic, oblivious to the irrationality of such an act. Such a driver may face criminal charges, but even if they do not, you have the right to bring a civil case against them. 

Reach out to our San Antonio car accident lawyers — a civil lawsuit can help you obtain compensation not normally covered in criminal cases, including punitive or “punishment” damages to deter the other party’s reckless behavior in the future. 

Sideswiping Accidents

Sideswipe accidents occur when two vehicles are traveling next to each other or in opposite directions on a divided highway. One car glances against the other, which is a low level of impact that can still cause panic, property damage, and potentially trigger a wreck as the other driver attempts to correct and flee from the danger. Sideswipe accidents usually happen because one driver was trying to change lanes when it was unsafe to do so.

Sideswiping crashes can happen in many instances, from parking lots to high-speed interstate highways. They are entirely preventable, so any damage you suffer due to a sideswipe accident can likely be attributed to the other driver’s negligence.

Rollover Accidents

A rollover accident can involve a single vehicle or several automobiles. Certain types of vehicles are often more likely to roll over than others, such as top-heavy SUVs and large commercial trucks, including the empty ones which may have their trailer caught by a strong wind. 

Rollovers can happen after a collision, during a tire blowout, due to bad weather, or because of driver error (such as overcorrecting a turn). If you are involved in a rollover accident with a commercial vehicle, the company as well as the driver may be liable for your losses.

Our experienced San Antonio car accident lawyers have seen all types of vehicle crashes, and the harm they cause to individuals and families. 

Regardless of what kind of accident you’ve suffered, the attorneys at Pierce Skrabanek are ready to help you recover. Contact our team at (832) 690-7000 — we are here to lead you through this turmoil to a better future.

Record-breaking results: Several of the verdicts and settlements our San Antonio car accident lawyers have achieved are record-breaking. For one severely injured mother of two, Mike Pierce helped secure a $117 million recovery. The result of this rear-end accident case was the largest single personal injury verdict in Louisiana history.

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Daryl M.

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“My experience with Mr. Skrabanek was honestly far better than all expectations that we had. He took care of us like we were family, making sure me and my wife always felt like a priority and walked us through all of the concerns that we had. If you are looking for a professional who truly cares for his clients you can stop the search. You won’t be disappointed.”

Denise J.

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“Mike and his team helped me settle an injury claim case. I was informed and helped through every step and they were always professional and very responsive. I really enjoyed working with them.”

Victoria S.

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“My attorney, Michael, did an amazing job with my case. He’s a straight shooter and has a vast knowledge of the law combined with an extensive amount of experience, making him a fantastic attorney. I fully recommend this firm.

Thank you Pierce Skrabenek!”

Gabriela C.

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“Paul Skrabanek of the law firm Pierce Skrabanek was very professional and went above & beyond in handling my daughter's case. Very dedicated, worked diligently, and got justice for my family. If I could give a higher rating than 5 stars I would. Thank you and your firm for such tenacity.”

Raymond H.

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“These guys are awesome, they were very informative from the beginning to end, working with them was super smooth, and I had all questions answered thoroughly. The whole team at this firm works to help in every way they can. They were able to get me the compensation I deserved and exceeded my expectations. If you’re ever in need of a stellar team to stand behind you and work for you, these guys are the ones you would want in your corner.

Thank you very much Paul and thank your team for me.”

Cam F.

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“Working with Paul Skrabanek was a very positive experience. He helped me understand the legal process as someone who has never been a part of a lawsuit, and was able to get me settled quickly and painlessly! Loved working with Pierce Skrabanek law firm!”

Michele R.

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Michael Pierce and his team, especially Krystle, were very professional, always available (even on weekends), and very knowledgeable. We appreciate their hard work on our case and the time they took to explain every detail as our case progressed. Mike is a phenomenal attorney and we highly recommend them for your legal needs.”

Beverly C.

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“I found Mr. Skrabanek to be very trustworthy, creditable, and genuinely concerned about my well-being while I was going through this very difficult process. He showed constant concern for me being completely satisfied before making any final decisions.”

Diane T.

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“Fantastic team of attorneys and staff dedicated to their clients. Michael Pierce is an outstanding trial attorney for personal injury cases.”

Deborah S.

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“We watched, participated & listened to Paul Skrabanek fight for a settlement which we could be happy with. Just this month the case has been put to rest.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Will a car accident lawsuit cost me anything?

At Pierce Skrabanek, our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay anything unless we first secure you a monetary reward. If a settlement or verdict is reached, our fees are paid from a percentage of the recovery. We cover the expenses associated with your lawsuit upfront because we are confident in our ability to win on your behalf.

What happens after I file a San Antonio car accident lawsuit?

Once we file your lawsuit, we begin “discovery,” which is a formal exchange of information with the opposing side. Both sides gather, request, and share information related to the trial, including medical records, incident reports, corporate documents, etc. During this process, depositions may be taken, which are spoken testimonies done under oath with both sides present. These first steps are crucial to forming the foundation of your case strategy.

How are car accident settlements calculated?

Courts will review multiple different factors when calculating a settlement award for a car accident case in San Antonio. These may include the seriousness of your injuries, and the degree of negligence observed from the liable parties. The amount of damages you receive also relies on the skill and capability of the attorney handling your case. For this reason, you should only work with proven car accident lawyers who have shown real, meaningful results in handling these types of claims.

How long does a car accident settlement take?

You can expect a lawsuit to take anywhere between several months to a year or longer to fully resolve. Also keep in mind that there is a timeline limitation on how long after a crash you can begin your claim. In Texas, that deadline is 2 years after the date of the car accident. That is why it’s important to contact Pierce Skrabanek at (832) 583-1862 right away — if you miss your window of opportunity, no compensation will be awarded, regardless of how strong your case’s evidence may be.