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San Antonio Lawyer Advocating for the Rights of the Seriously Injured

 After an accident, it can be very difficult to get back on your feet.  Many accident victims need time off from work and lose income, just as  they face mountains of medical bills and the need for physical therapy  and other assistance. If you are hurt in a car crash  or any accident caused by the negligence of someone else, Jeramie Gertz  will work hard to help you recover the compensation you need to put  your life back in order. You need the assistance of an attorney  experienced in dealing with the insurance companies because they often  try to pay as little as possible for your injuries. At the Law Office of  Jeramie Gertz, PLLC, we have the experience and knowledge to help  accident victims get the compensation they deserve. Jeramie Gertz is a  San Antonio attorney whose practice is focused on helping personal  injury victims in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Jeramie Gertz  recognizes the complex challenges that victims face. He will work with  you to develop a strategy that is tailored to your specific needs. 

Car Accidents

 

Car accidents often arise as a result of careless actions by one or  more drivers. If you are injured in a car crash as a result of another  driver's mistakes and hope to recover damages, you will usually need to  establish that the other driver was negligent. That is, you will need to  show that the defendant owed you a duty to drive safely, the defendant  violated this duty by engaging in careless conduct, and you were injured  as a result. Drivers breach the duty to use reasonable care in many  different ways, such as driving drunk, driving while distracted such as by texting or calling on the phone, driving while fatigued, ignoring rules related to yielding at intersections, speeding, and driving aggressively.

Sometimes  car accidents are the fault of more than one driver. If you were  partially to blame, the other driver will likely raise the argument that  you were "comparatively negligent." This means that the jury will  consider whether you were to blame for the accident and the percentage  of fault that you may bear for your actions leading up to the accident.  Your damages will be reduced by your degree of fault. However, you  cannot recover damages at all in Texas if your proportion of fault is  more than 50%. San Antonio attorney Jeramie Gertz understands the  importance of minimizing any fault attributed to his client. He will  help you build a case that establishes that the defendant was largely or  entirely responsible for your injuries.prosecutor  chooses not to pursue charges, or if they are unable to prove them  beyond a reasonable doubt, you may still be able to recover damages. The  standard of proof is lower in a civil case than it is in a criminal  case.

In many cases, the driver's insurer will try to show that  you were at fault for the accident, and seek to get damages reduced or  barred altogether. It is important not to talk to any representatives of  the driver or the driver’s insurer until you have had a chance to speak  to your own lawyer. What you believe is an offhand remark may be used  by the defendant to show that you were partially or fully to blame.

Pedestrian Accidents

 

Pedestrians rarely have any protection in case of a collision. The  Texas Transportation Code provides rules not only for drivers but also  for pedestrians. Among other rules, pedestrians are supposed to use  sidewalks when present, cross solely at traffic lights when the  appropriate signal is flashed, and cross at marked crosswalks. Sometimes  a pedestrian follows all of the rules, however, and still the driver of  a vehicle plows into them, causing serious injuries or even a wrongful  death.

If you are seriously injured or a loved one is killed in a  pedestrian accident, a San Antonio experienced in personal injury cases  may be able to help you hold the driver accountable. A personal injury  or wrongful death action would be separate from any criminal charges  that may be brought by a prosecutor. In fact, even if the prosecutor  chooses not to pursue charges, or if they are unable to prove them  beyond a reasonable doubt, you may still be able to recover damages. The  standard of proof is lower in a civil case than it is in a criminal  case.

In many cases, the driver's insurer will try to show that  you were at fault for the accident, and seek to get damages reduced or  barred altogether. It is important not to talk to any representatives of  the driver or the driver’s insurer until you have had a chance to speak  to your own lawyer. What you believe is an offhand remark may be used  by the defendant to show that you were partially or fully to blame.steps to get the results you want.

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Law Office of Jeramie Gertz, PLLC

300 Convent Street, Suite 1330, San Antonio, TX 78205, US

(210) 807-4444

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