Austin Car Accident Lawyers
Were you or a loved one injured in a car accident? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Car accidents can cause catastrophic damage, far-reaching injuries, and emotional trauma. At Gibson Hill, we can help you obtain the compensation and justice you deserve from the responsible driver.
Many drivers fail to follow the rules of the road and can cause devastating accidents. These accidents can create life-long injuries, lost income, and financial hardship, anxiety, and more. All of this can be made even more stressful if a negligent or reckless driver caused the accident. Car accidents are frighteningly common and can happen to anyone at any time. If you or a loved one has been injured in this way, we are here to help.
At [firm-name], we are dedicated to serving Texans and have a passion for justice. Our firm has the powerful resources to take on any case and can help ensure that you have the most favorable outcome possible after your accident. Our team gives you and your loved ones the personal attention needed to get your life back on track with peace of mind knowing your case is being handled properly. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Austin, call us today at (713) 659-4000 or reach out to us online to schedule a case review with our compassionate team of personal injury attorneys.
Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident in Austin?
When a negligent or reckless driver gets behind the wheel, there can be catastrophic and even fatal consequences. For the victim, recovering from a car accident can become a full-time job, especially if the injuries are severe. Emotional and mental stress can also take their toll because car accidents can be incredibly traumatic. On top of all of this, you may have unpaid medical bills piling up when you’re out of work due to the care required after your injury. Hiring a personal injury attorney can help you through these issues.
While you focus on your recovery, a car accident lawyer can build a case on your behalf to help you gain the compensation you deserve. No amount of money can make up for the pain and suffering you have dealt with after your accident, especially if you have tragically lost a loved one. However, financial compensation is an important part of our legal system and can help you mitigate or minimize the post-accident ordeal.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident by a negligent driver, we are here to help. Let our team take on all the legal logistics, gather evidence, filing paperwork, meeting deadlines, negotiating with insurance companies, and taking your case to trial, if necessary. We can do all of the work necessary to help you maximize your compensation, so you and your loved ones can focus on resuming a normal life.
Why Should I Choose Gibson Hill to Handle My Case?
Choosing the appropriate law firm is a deeply personal process. The immediate aftermath of a car accident can be incredibly nerve-wracking. At Gibson Hill, we understand that stress and your pain. We take delivering justice for all Texans very seriously. We are committed to holding at-fault drivers responsible for their actions. You and your loved ones should not have to suffer financial hardship after being injured in a car accident. Our team-oriented approach can allow you to focus on your recovery while we handle the insurance companies, defense lawyers, courts, and other aspects of the often-complicated process. We have the skills and resources necessary to help deliver you maximum compensation for your injuries.
Our team will never accept anything less than full and fair compensation for our clients. We won’t take the easy way out and go for a quick settlement like some other firms. Our goal is to advocate for you and your needs, which means making sure you have adequate compensation to cover your injuries and expenses. Our team understands the pain you are going through, and we are here to help. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to seek the money damages that you require. We care deeply about all of our clients and will treat you and your case with the care and respect you need and deserve.
Types of Car Accidents We Handle
Car accidents come in a wide variety and can all have devastating consequences. The type of case required to be successful in a car accident lawsuit can vary depending on the type of wreck. Despite their differences, they all require collecting evidence, a deep understanding of the law, and a dedicated team.
At Gibson Hill, we are prepared to take on a wide variety of car accident lawsuits on behalf of our clients. Regardless of how you were injured, our team will treat you and your case with care and dignity.
Types of car accidents that can lead to personal injury lawsuits include:
- Rear-end collisions
- Hit and run accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Side impact collisions
- Intersection accidents
- Left-turn accidents
- Diagonal parking accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Work zone accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident of this nature, we can represent you in your claim. An aggressive legal advocate is crucial in order to recover fair compensation.
Types of Compensation Available
There are several forms of money damages available to car accident victims or generally in any personal injury case, for that matter.
At-fault drivers can cause physical, mental, and emotional damage that can have a life-long impact. Their irresponsible actions can also create financial stress due to the high cost of the medical care you may have received after your accident, especially if you are unable to work. Covering the costs of your medical treatment after an accident caused by a negligent driver should never be a concern. Our legal team will leave no stone unturned in helping you recover the damages you need to care for you and your loved ones. Forms of compensation available include:
- Medical expenses (current/future)
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional pain
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Physical impairment
- Permanent disability
- Property damage
In some cases where drivers are found to have been grossly negligent, or malice is involved, punitive damages are available. In other words, punitive damages can be awarded by a court in some circumstances to victims where the at-fault is found to have been especially reckless. Punitive damages are intended to both punish the driver who caused your injuries and to deter others from committing similar acts in the future. Texas law imposes certain rules on punitive damages, and your car accident lawyer can guide you through the technicalities of potential eligibility.
How Long Do I Have to File?
If a car accident case doesn’t reach a fair settlement, you can file a personal injury lawsuit in court. While focusing on your recovery should be your top priority, it is important to be aware of the legal deadline sue the responsible party or parties. In Texas, you have up to two years after the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. It is never advisable, however, to wait until the last minute to obtain legal counsel; instead, you should begin the process of retaining a car accident attorney as soon as possible after the incident.
Texas law provides several exceptions that extend the deadline to file a personal injury lawsuit. If the injured party is a minor, the deadline is extended to two years after the victim turns 18. If the injured person is ruled to be not of sound mind, the deadline is two years after they are judged to be mentally competent. An additional exception includes a situation where the alleged plaintiff leaves the state of Texas; the period of their absence does not count towards the two-year time limit. These are limited exceptions, however, and there is no guarantee that a court will be willing to hear your case once the statutory two years have elapsed.
Contact Us Today
If you were hurt in a car accident in Austin, know that you are not alone. Forceful legal advocacy is available to you to help you get your life back on track. You may be dealing with injuries or may have tragically lost a loved one due to another driver’s misconduct. We understand that these challenges can be difficult, and our team at Gibson Hill is ready to guide you through your legal journey. We are fully equipped to pursue justice and the financial compensation you need to recover and regain your quality of life. Call us today at (713) 659-4000 or reach out to us online to schedule a free consultation.