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Do You Need an Attorney to Sue the City of San Antonio?*

San Antonio is a major south-central Texas city. It is known for having a rich colonial heritage. San Antonio is the home of the Alamo, which is an 18th century Spanish mission that is preserved as a museum. The Alamo marks the 1836 battle for the independence of Texas from Mexico. The River Walk is a pedestrian area along the San Antonio River filled with shops and cafes. The city’s population as of 2017 was 1.512 million people.

What Kinds of Damages Might be Suffered in an Accident Caused by the City of San Antonio?

While the government body of the City of San Antonio strive to keep residents and visitors safe, there can be recklessness or negligence that results in accidents that cause damages and injuries. As an example, if a San Antonio city worker is driving a trash truck and runs a stop sign crashing into your vehicle, the city is liable. If you are at San Antonio City Hall and you fall over broken pavement in the parking lot, the city is liable because they should have made the repairs. There are several different damages that might result from a personal injury accident in San Antonio. Some damages might include:

  • Medical expenses – both past and future
  • Loss of earnings – both past and future
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Mental anguish
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Property damages

Do You Need an Attorney to Sue the City of San Antonio?

Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim Against the City of San Antonio

While filing a personal injury claim against an individual is rather straightforward, filing a claim against a government entity is much more challenging. Government bodies are protected by law, but the Tort Claims Act allow for personal injury claims in certain situations, such as any of the previously mentioned situations. To file a claim against the City of San Antonio, you will have to file a claim form to notify the City Clerk’s office that you plan to pursue a claim against the city. There is a strict timeframe for doing this, and if you wait too long, your claim cannot be pursued.

Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney

If the City of San Antonio’s negligence resulted in you suffering damages and losses, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer who is licensed in Texas. With the help of an accident injury attorney, you are much more likely to be compensated for your damages. Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose. Your lawyer will not be compensated until you are awarded a judgment or settlement to cover your damages. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form to have your case reviewed today.

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The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against the city of San Antonio, or the state government of Texas or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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