San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyers & Wrongful Death Attorneys
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If you’ve suffered moderate to severe injuries, or have recently lost a loved one due to another’s wrongful or negligent conduct, you’ll likely benefit from the assistance of an experienced San Antonio personal injury attorney. Simply put, choosing an attorney with a consistent track record of success is essential to winning a personal injury lawsuit. Through our firm’s 23+ years of experience, we’ve proudly represented injury victims across Texas and have developed the knowledge and skill-set necessary to win your case.
Our firm can help in a variety of injury scenarios. For example, if you’ve been injured in an auto accident and need to file an insurance claim or car accident lawsuit against a negligent driver, our firm can help. If you’ve suffered injuries at the hand of a negligent or reckless semi-truck driver and you need a skilled San Antonio truck accident attorney to recover for your injuries, our firm can help. If you were injured on the job and your career and livelihood have been put in jeopardy as a result of your employer’s negligence, our San Antonio personal injury lawyers may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
About Grossman Law Offices
Since founding Grossman Law Offices in 1990, Michael Grossman has dedicated his practice to skillfully representing, and making a profound impact on the lives of thousands of wrongful death and personal injury victims.
Our firm is dedicated to making San Antonio a safer place by holding responsible those who’s negligent or reckless actions have caused someone serious injury. We achieve justice for our clients with every jury verdict and favorable settlement we negotiate, and thereby effectively force negligent defendants to change their pattern of behavior. However, we don’t only pride ourselves on our consistent record of success: we’re just as proud of consistently going the extra mile for our clients and treating them with the respect they deserve.
Why Our Firm is Outstanding
Our firm is outstanding because we’ve consistently obtained significant verdicts and settlements for our clients. As a result of this, the attorneys at Grossman Law Offices have been recognized by peers and industry leaders. Our firm has been recognized by several distinguished organizations for our success, including Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
It’s important to note that our firm is also outstanding because we’re committed to doing the little things in a big way. For example, we’re available to answer your questions, anytime, day or night. We’ll really listen to your concerns and are committed to fully answering your questions and making sure that you’re fully informed about what’s going on in your case. We’re also committed to being completely honest and transparent as to the status and viability of your case.
Michael Grossman: Attorney Michael Grossman has proudly and confidentially represented Texas’ injury victims for over 23 years. More
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Our Practice Areas
At Grossman Law Offices, we practice all areas of law relating to personal injury and wrongful death. If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, we can help.
How Personal Injury Cases Work
Personal injury cases are legal matters whereby somebody is injured, and that person seeks compensation from the party (or parties) who caused their injuries. You may think that personal injury cases are pretty cut and dry. You may have heard the many “this is how it works” anecdotes that are referenced in regard to how personal injury cases work, but unless you’ve been involved in a personal injury case before, you really don’t know how the personal injury legal system truly works.
Below, San Antonio personal injury lawyer E. Michael Grossman will give you a run down of the basics by explaining the four necessary ingredients for a successful personal injury case in Texas.
First Ingredient: Negligence Must Have Occurred
While it’s mostly true that you can file a lawsuit against anyone for anything, suing someone is essentially meaningless if your claim has no merit. The court has built-in safeguards to eliminate phony non-meritorious claims, and these lawsuits are usually rejected and thrown out by the court.
We can liken this to calling 911 on someone when they didn’t do anything wrong. Sure, you can do it, but it won’t actually be effective. In order for a personal injury lawsuit to be effective, the party you’re suing must have caused your injuries due to a specific act of negligence. You, as a plaintiff, must not only seek compensation from this party, but you also bear all responsibility of proving that their negligence was the reason for your injuries.
Second Ingredient: Legitimate Suffering
Not every act of negligence causes someone to suffer harm. Just think of every time you’ve had a near-miss where someone almost hit your car, ran you off the road, or cut you off as you drove around town. In every one of these instances, the other driver was certainly negligent, but they are not liable under Texas’ injury laws because they didn’t cause you any form of compensable harm. Again, you must actually suffer harm before you can really justify a lawsuit. The type of harm you may have suffered (and can sue for) is multifaceted, including:
- Physical trauma,
- Mental trauma,
- Financial losses, and
- Loss of opportunity
If you haven’t suffered any of these types of harm as a result of another party’s conduct, you’re missing an ingredient necessary to succeed in a Texas person injury case.
Third Ingredient – You Must Not be Mostly Responsible For Your Injuries
Texas’ personal injury laws are fairly sophisticated, and allow for scenarios where both parties are partially to blame. Under this framework, you won’t win if you’re found to be more responsible than the party you want to sue. How is the apportionment of responsibility decided? Usually by a jury. However, when you hire an experienced law firm, your attorneys will usually have a good idea about how the jury will decide.
For instance, assume that you’re traveling 5 MPH over the speed limit and a car traveling the opposite direction makes an abrupt left-hand turn right in front of you and you crash into them. Under these circumstances, you were technically speeding and therefore are partially responsible for the accident. However, it’s clear that the other driver’s left hand turn was more responsible for the accident. Under this scenario, a jury may find that the other driver was 95% responsible and you were 5% responsible for the accident. As such, the other driver would have to pay you for 95% of your total lawsuit amount.
On the other hand, if the above scenario is changed to where you were traveling 50 MPH over the speed limit when the other driver made a left hand turn in front of you, a different result is sure to occur. Here, a jury would probably find that you were much more responsible for the accident (perhaps 70-80% responsible), and you’d lose your case because you were more at fault than the other driver.
Fourth Ingredient – You Must Have Competent Legal Representation
There is a myth that personal injury cases work like property damage claim in a car accident (that they automatically result in compensation, and money from any defendant is easy to come by). This simply isn’t true at all. Insurance companies, defense lawyers, and the party responsible for your injuries each have a vested interest in only paying you for your injuries when they have to. As a consequence, they’ll dig in and attempt not to pay you anything until they’re forced to accept responsibility for their actions. Our job is to make sure that negligent defendants are held responsible and don’t cause similar injuries to others in the future.
We’ve represented accident victims for over two decades, and have developed the knowledge, resources, and skill necessary to win all types of personal injury cases, including:
- Car accidents,
- Truck accidents,
- Workplace accidents,
- Defective Products
- Accidents resulting in wrongful death