Personal Injury Cases
Austin’s Trusted Personal Injury Lawyers
Being seriously injured by another’s negligence can devastate and create unknowns about one’s future. Car and auto accidents are the first things which comes to mind when most people think of personal injury law. There are a significant number of people, however, who suffer substantial harm in other ways. The court system cannot undo the harm that has been done. However, it can ensure that a victim receives the compensation they need to make up for lost earnings, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
Dan Christensen is an Austin personal injury lawyer handling serious harm cases throughout Travis and Williamson Counties. A former prosecutor and military member, Dan has spent more than twenty years protecting the rights of victims. Contact our office today to speak with an attorney.
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When you become seriously injured, life can go from being normal to a state of crisis in a matter of seconds. The negligence or reckless acts of others can result in the victim being disabled, mentally scarred, and left with a feeling of devastation.
Determining the victim’s loss in such matters is a complicated process. The first step in these types of cases is typically to generate a demand for payment once the victim’s damages can be reasonably determined. This demand is sent to the defendant’s insurance carrier. If a settlement cannot be reached, then a lawsuit will be initiated by filing a Petition with the Court. Texas is a “comparative fault” state. This means that as long as the Plaintiff was not more at fault than the defendant for the accident, then the Plaintiff will be entitled to recovery.
We will contact the insurance companies immediately after we are retained. The insurers will then deal with us directly. We will quickly acquire accident reports, witness statements, and other needed evidence. We will work closely with your medical providers to ensure that your damages can be properly calculated. In the case that a settlement cannot be reached, we will not hesitate to file a Petition so that a court case may be initiated. We will focus on your case so that you may focus on getting your life back on track.
Our firm prides itself on several aspects not typical to other Austin injury lawyers. We place a heavy focus on providing quality service. We strive to return all phone calls and messages within one business day (if not the same day). We keep our clients up to date throughout the process so they know what to expect as their case moves forward. Our firm has substantial financial resources that allow us to “go the distance” in serious harm cases. A firm that lacks these resources may not be able to retain the necessary experts or wait the amount of time necessary to complete a case. We are able to stick with our clients from beginning to end. Contact us today!
A personal injury case is a legal dispute that occurs when an individual suffers harm from an accident or injury due to the negligence of another. If you become ill or injured due to a defective product, for instance, that is considered a personal injury.
The first step in any personal injury lawsuit is to consult with an attorney, who will help discern if the negligence of another person or business was involved, as well as the legal options the injured party might have.
Once it’s been determined that the injured party likely has a case, your attorney will investigate your personal injury claim, including witness testimony, medical records and bills, and police reports. From there, a demand for settlement will be made, which will be reviewed by the opposing party. That’s when settlement negotiations can occur.
If a settlement can’t be met outside of court, your attorney may suggest filing a lawsuit seeking compensation.
The amount of payout for personal injury claims varies by injury type and the severity of the injury. To better understand the amount of compensation you deserve based on your unique situation, click here to learn more about how personal injury settlement values are calculated.
There are many factors to consider when seeking the support of a personal injury lawyer, so it’s important to do your due diligence. A law firm with proven results and strong client testimonials is a good indication of the type of experience you’ll have with them. Other details to keep in mind include whether they actually try lawsuits in court, or if they only charge a fee if there is a recovery.
At DC Law, we work to make sure our clients are fully informed throughout the process, and also cared for individually.