Serious Injury Cases
Experienced & Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers
Being seriously injured by another’s negligence can devastate one’s future. Such harm can lead to a permanent reduction of the ability to enjoy life, a reduction in the ability to earn money, and can lead to extreme depression. Catastrophic injuries also create unknowns about the future. These unknowns include how the victim will pay for needed medical care as well as how they will support themselves and their family in the future. The court system cannot undo the harm that has been done. It can, however, 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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Being seriously injured means life can go from being normal to a state of crisis in a matter of seconds. Another’s negligent or reckless acts can result in the victim being disabled, mentally scarred, and left with a feeling of devastation. Examples of such cases include Wrongful death, Head injuries or concussions, Spine injuries, Accidents which leave the victim paralyzed.
Determining the victim’s loss in such matters is a complicated process. Compensation must include medical expenses paid to date as well as any anticipated future costs. The victim must also be compensated for financial loss such as lost wages, reduced future earnings, as well as property damage. It will also be necessary to ensure that one receives a fair amount for pain and suffering and other elements of damages protected by Texas law such as physical impairment and disfigurement. In catastrophic loss cases, it will be imperative for your attorney to hire experts to calculate amounts.
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 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.
Texas personal injury attorney Dan Christensen aggressively represents victims in Austin and all of its surrounding areas. 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. If settlement cannot be reached, then we will not hesitate to file a Petition so that a court case may be initiated. Dan is a former prosecutor and military member who understands the need for fast action in such cases. 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. First, 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). Our attorneys regularly give out their cell phone numbers and make themselves available to answer their clients’ questions. We keep our clients up to date throughout the process so they know what to expect as their case moves forward. Second, our firm has substantial financial resources which allow us to “go the distance” in serious harm cases. A firm which 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.