San Antonio Car Accident Lawyers
Stolmeier Law are San Antonio car accident lawyers.
Stolmeier Law has the experience and fight to be your car accident lawyers. Stolmeier Law has served car accident victims in San Antonio and South Texas for over 35 years. We are prepared to fight for you.
How to Choose a Car Accident Lawyer?
Before rushing into hiring a car accident lawyer it is important to do your research on the lawyer and law firm that will represent you. You want to make sure your lawyer has extensive experience and knowledge of car crashes. Additionally, it is important to choose car accident lawyers that will make you a priority. It is not often that big personal injury law firms will put their best lawyers on your case. Rather, they will set you up with a low level, inexperienced, and over worked and underpaid junior lawyer will treat you as just another case number or billable hour. You will not see or be personally represented by the lawyer in TV commericals or on the radio. But unlike these other law firms, Stolmeier Law can assure you will always be represented by a member of the Stolmeier family. At Stolmeier Law, you will actually be able to put a face to the name on the building. Hire us as your car accident lawyers and let this family fight for you.
What Are Causes of Car Accidents?
Car accident causes include, but are not limited to:
- Impaired Driving
- Drunk driving
- Driving under the influence of narcotics
- Sleep deprivation
- Reckless Driving
- Disregarding traffic signs and/or signals
- Disregarding traffic lanes
- Disregarding fellow motorists
- Distracted Driving
- Non-hands free phone calls
- Changing the radio
- Use of GPS
What Should I do After a Car Accident?
1. Stop after the accident
- It is important to stop after the accident which caused your personal injuries so important evidence is not destroyed or lost. Your injuries may become worse if you do not stop. Your vehicle may be unsafe to drive. Damage to your vehicle may become worse. Eyewitnesses may leave the scene because they believe you left. Preserving evidence can help you win your personal injury case.
- Fleeing the scene of an accident is also illegal and may hurt your personal injury or property damage case.
2. Assess yourself and your surroundings
- Your safety and safety of your passengers are of utmost importance. Assess your own injuries, injuries suffered by your passengers, as well as the safety of your surroundings. It is important to analyze when, how, or if you should exit your vehicle.
- Personal injuries can get worse. Your movement or movement of your passengers at the location of the crash can lead to further injuries. If you have injuries to your head, neck, or back, it is best to wait for the police emergency services to arrive before you leave.
3. Contact the police
- Contact 911 for emergencies. 911 can alert emergency services such as the fire department, police department, and paramedics to your emergency.
- The fire department employees are trained and prepared to handle rescue operations as well as hazards from fires, broken glass, debris, and dangerous chemicals.
- The police officers can further ensure your safety by shutting down and directing traffic away from your crash location. Police officers can also write a report, which can be extremely valuable to your personal injury case.
- Be truthful with the facts of the accident. Never guess as to what caused the accident. Speculating may seriously harm your personal injury case.
- Paramedics can assist with assessing and treating your injuries at the crash location. When necessary, paramedics will be the source of transport to a hospital for you to receive further medical care.
- Even if you believe you have no injuries it is important to still be checked out by paramedics because car accidents can cause shock and a rush of adrenaline, which may make you unaware of the true extent of your injuries.
- Oftentimes, the actual nature of your injuries are not felt until later in the day or a day after the accident.
4. Take pictures and videos
- It is extremely important to visually document your accident.
- Take pictures or videos with a camera or cell phone of any damage to your vehicle, the scene of the accident, any street signs or signals at the scene of the accident, and any injuries that you or a passenger may have suffered, such as cuts, bruises, swelling of a body part.
5. Gather and exchange information
- Gather information from those involved in the accident, including drivers and passengers. You should gather:
- Phone numbers
- Gather insurance information from all drivers involved in the accident.
- Gather information from witnesses to the accident. Witnesses are an important piece of evidence for your case. You should gather:
- Witness names
- Witness phone numbers
- Witness addresses
6. Seek medical attention
- Again, your safety is of the utmost importance. You should receive a full check up from a licensed medical physician. Many times injuries may not be immediately apparent. A licensed medical physician can provide you with an accurate diagnosis of injuries you suffered as a result of the accident.
7. Contact your insurance company
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible. Depending on your coverage, your insurance policy may require you to immediately report the accident to them.
8. Contact experienced car accident lawyers
- It is important to contact experienced car accident lawyers. Stolmeier Law has been San Antonio’s car accident lawyers for over 35 years. We will work with you on how to pursue a cause of action as well as what is expected from you. Stolmeier Law wants to ensure you are made whole again and recover any and all compensation you deserve.
Car Accident Injuries
Car accident injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Strains and bruises
- Ligament strains
- Chest injuries
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries
- Penetration injuries
- Organ damage
- Brain injuries
- Loss of limb