Buda, Texas, is in Hays County and is one of Austin’s fastest-growing suburbs. The population nearly doubled between the 2010 and 2020 censuses. Located in the southwest corner of Austin, Texas, just off Route 35, Buda is home to live music, movies in the park, growing tourism, and a growing craft industry.
Unfortunately, even in an idyllic setting like this, accidents happen. If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault in Buda, you might be entitled to compensation.
The legal team at Gibson Hill Personal Injury understands that no amount of money can make up for your injuries. Yet, mounting medical bills are a key contributing factor for two-thirds of the Americans who file bankruptcy each year. Compensation can help pay for medical expenses and make up for lost wages. This can make your recovery just a little bit easier.
After being injured in an accident, you doubtless have questions. Filing insurance claims and negotiating with insurance companies can be complex and overwhelming. Added to this, you are also likely recovering mentally and physically from accident-related injuries. If negotiations are not successful, you must file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation.
The attorneys at Gibson Hill Personal Injury understand the financial and physical burdens that occur after an accident. We encourage you to call a Buda personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident to help protect your right to fair compensation. Call our office today at (713) 659-4000 for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Why Choose an Experienced Buda Personal Injury Attorney?
You may think that hiring an attorney to help negotiate with the insurance company or file a personal injury lawsuit would be too expensive. However, life can get much more expensive if you must bear the financial burden of someone else’s negligent behavior over a lifetime.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys want each of our clients to get the benefit of high-quality legal services. We recognize that those services are often expensive. For this reason, we take cases on a contingency basis.
This means that you do not pay any fees until we secure a settlement or a favorable verdict in your case. Your first consultation with us is free, and if we choose to work together, you don’t pay us until you get paid.
Legal representation after an accident is vital to protecting your right to compensation. Often, the at-fault insurance company will send an insurance adjuster to ask you questions or request a recorded statement.
It is their job to gather evidence from you that will disprove your claim. You are within your rights to refuse to answer questions until you have an attorney present. Your Buda personal injury attorney can help prevent you from inadvertently saying something that would negatively affect your case.
The insurance companies have experienced lawyers and adjusters working for them. You should have one, too.
Time Limit to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
If negotiations with the insurance company are not successful, you may choose to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. In the U.S., every state limits the amount of time you must file an injury lawsuit. This time period is set forth in the statute of limitations.
The Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code Section 16.003 gives Texans two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, you’ll lose your right to seek justice and compensation in court.
Types of Cases We Handle
Not every attorney has the same skill or the same experience. After an accident-related injury that was caused by someone else’s negligent behavior, you need an attorney who has experience negotiating with insurance companies and trying cases in court.
The legal team at Gibson Hill Personal Injury are aggressive negotiators and understand the case law that can make the difference between successfully recovering fair damages in court or not. Below is a sample of the types of cases our legal team handles.
- Garbage truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Car accidents
- Railroad injuries
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Medical devices
- Offshore injuries
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Explosions accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Workplace injury
- Wrongful death
If you were injured in one of these or another type of accident, call our offices for your free consultation and let us explain your legal options.
Types of Injuries
Accidents can cause many different types of injuries. They can include physical, emotional, mental, and psychological injuries. Some of the injuries our clients have experienced include:
- Heart attack
- Internal injuries
- Kidney damage
- Neck or back injury
- Nerve damage
- Catastrophic injury
- Broken bones
- Psychological injury, including PTSD
- Depression and anxiety
- Torn or ruptured ligaments and tendons
- Traumatic amputation (loss of limb)
- Traumatic brain injury
- Soft tissue injury
- Spinal cord injury
Types of Compensation Available
Many of our clients have questions about the types of compensation that may be available after an accident-related injury that was not your fault. Most commonly, you may receive economic and non-economic damages in an insurance claims settlement.
Economic damages are compensation for subjective and verifiable costs. For example, medical expenses, lost wages, and lost earning potential are all costs for which you might have a receipt or documentation from your employer.
Non-economic damages are compensation for subjective costs. These could include disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, or pain and suffering. If negotiations with the insurance company are not successful, you may choose to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
If your case goes to trial and the judge finds in your favor, you will receive compensation for economic and non-economic damages. In rare cases, the judge might also award punitive damages. In this case, the award is not compensation for your injuries. Instead, it is punishment for the defendant’s malicious or intentional actions that caused the accident and a deterrent to prevent the behavior from recurring.
Reclaim Control of Your Life After an Accident
You know that an accident can turn your life upside down. The experienced and compassionate legal team from Gibson Hill Personal Injury in Buda understands the importance of compensation to help pay for expenses and make your path to recovery easier.
A serious injury can sideline you from work and your daily activities for weeks, months, and in some cases, permanently. It is important to reclaim control over your life as this has a significant impact on your future. When you work with an experienced Buda personal injury attorney, you have a higher probability of accomplishing your goal.
Contact Us Today
The attorneys at Gibson Hill Personal Injury work together on each case and form a close working relationship with our clients. We will bring to bear the resources at our disposal to recover the available evidence to support your claim, and we will keep you up to date on your case.
Call our office today at (713) 659-4000 to schedule your free consultation and case evaluation. Because we work on contingency, you do not assume any financial risk and only pay us when you get paid.