Representing Service Men and Women in Serious Accident Cases
Military base car accidents and other vehicle accidents are common, given the number of military bases in San Antonio, Texas. The San Antonio area is home to the Joint Base San Antonio (JBS), Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. In fact, San Antonio has earned the nickname “Military City.”
With military vehicle accidents, federal and state law sometimes overlap. Therefore, it is wise to obtain an accident lawyer with experience handling military base accidents.
If you try to deal with accident claims for serious injury without an experienced lawyer, you risk the chance of receiving less value than your losses. Insurance companies typically press injury victims to settle early on. Doing so is frequently to the insurance company’s advantage. However, it is also to the victim’s detriment. Failure to ascertain the extent of injuries can result in inadequate settlements.
Doctors generally treat patients until they reach a recovery stage called maximum medical improvement (MMI). As the name implies, the patient’s condition is not likely to improve beyond the point of MMI. Settling a case before reaching MMI is a mistake often made by victims without legal representation.
In military base car accidents, what are your rights?
You have the same rights as a civilian does to hold a negligent party accountable. The exception may be if the crash occurred with an ambulance or military emergency vehicle. Also, government personnel have immunity in accidents that civilians do not have. An experienced attorney can explain your rights and whether immunity is a factor. Also, certain military accidents may be subject to a shorter statute of limitations. In other words, you have less time in which to file a claim.
It is wise to contact a lawyer as soon as possible when involved in a vehicle accident on a military base.
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The Office of Michael R. De La Paz represents military base accident victims statewide. Whether involved in a military base accident in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, El Paso or in any other area of the 15 Texas military bases—we can help. Attorney Michael De La Paz has acquired decades of experience and is a successful personal injury lawyer. Initial consultations are free.