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Michael Grossman – Austin’s Personal Injury Attorney

In this article, we want to explain how our attorneys can help you if you’ve been injured. But rather than throw out a bunch of unsolicited information, we figure it’d be better just to address the questions that you likely have. How do we know that you may have these questions? Well, we’ve been winning personal injury cases in Travis County for 25 years and we’ve spoken to literally thousands of injured people., and they all usually want to know the same few key pieces of info.

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An overview of personal injury cases in Austin:

Every city in Texas has its own way of doing things. Sure, many of the laws are the same, but regional variances, political inclinations, and cultural perspectives often Every city in Texas has its own way of doing things. Sure, many of the laws are the same, but regional variances, political inclinations, and cultural perspectives often change the way that the law is implemented in any given city. change the way that the law is implemented in any given city. Naturally, this can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your circumstances. Fortunately, unlike some parts of Texas, Austin is a pretty fair place. Juries tend to take their responsibilities seriously here, and they’re not typically the type of folks who can’t wrap their minds around the idea of civil justice and fair compensation.

That’s certainly good news if you’re injured, since 100% of the value of your injury case is tied to what your local jury pool would potentially award in your type of case. However, the bad news is that Austin is a city that has a ton of legal cases, which means that the local court system is a bit bogged down, and has been for some time. Not all of these cases are injury cases, but quite a few are.

Which certainly raises the question, “Why does Austin have so many injury cases?” The answer has to do with our population growth. You see, Austin is growing. And while that is good overall, it means that there are many factors that can lead to injuries. For instance:

  • Changing construction zones
  • New drivers on the roads and heavy traffic congestion
  • College students coming in every fall
  • New drinkers in a big city
  • Football game fans clogging up our city’s streets

Austin’s exponential growth definitely has its benefits. But anyone who has been stuck in Austin traffic knows the strain it has put on the town’s infrastructure. Also, while growth is good for any city, it creates a fast-paced environment and a sense of urgency. Unfortunately, some citizens and companies alike bend or break the rules to get a piece of the fast-growing pie. As such, Austin is the city of many accidents. We’re pretty sure that’s not the city’s official tagline, but it’s probably accurate.

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Lastly, you can’t have a discussion about injury law in Austin (or anywhere else for that matter) without also discussing the makeup of its jury pool. However, all that really needs to be said is that Austin is a melting pot of people from various walks of life, so a good attorney will have to communicate effectively with clients and jurors who do not all share the same view of justice.

How do you know that you have a personal injury case?

We get this question a lot, but the answer is pretty simple: Injury law does its best to follow common sense and normal human experiences, so if you feel like you’ve been wronged and like you should be able to do something about it, chances are the law agrees with you (barring a few exceptions). Any knowledgeable lawyer will tell you that yes, the law is technical and, yes, laws have been passed in recent history that make the courts less accessible overall.

Notwithstanding all the legalese, if you’ve been hurt and you feel that your injury was caused by someone’s wrongful conduct, you probably do have a case. You see, injury law is all about taking common sense ideas and common sentiment about equity and fairness and formalizing those feelings into a set of rules.

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What is your case worth?

The only correct answer is that your case is worth what a jury says it’s worth. Texas law does not pay a fixed amount for X type of injury. Instead, it empowers you to explain to a jury what you feel your injuries are worth, and the jury gets to award an amount that they think is appropriate. That said, it’s not a free-for-all and there Naturally, this is why most people hire attorneys. We speak the language of the courts and we know how to illustrate the value of your case. are rules about what evidence can be introduced. But, in a nutshell, your case is literally worth what a jury says it’s worth, so it is very important that you are able to explain (in the specific way that the count allows) what you think the value of your case is. Naturally, this is why most people hire attorneys. We speak the language of the courts and we know how to illustrate the value of your case.

Even if you’re thinking that you just want to settle your case, the case’s value is still derived from what a jury would say that it’s worth. Most cases settle, but they do so under threat of a jury trial. Again, that’s where all the value comes from.

Lastly, if you want to know the potential value of your case, it’s really as simple as adding up all of your compensable losses. What did you lose in income due to the accident? How much were your medical bills? Will you require future medical care? If you can total all of the expenses and losses you’ve sustained because of the accident, then you can easily identify what your case is worth… provided the jury believes you and you argue the case correctly (again, this is why most people hire an attorney).

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How long will it take to resolve your case?

Cases in Austin are typically resolved in about four months from the time your doctor releases you from treatment. So, if you’re injured in an accident on January 1 and your doctor administers medical treatment for 2 months, your case will likely be resolved by June.

If the case can’t be settled and suit must be filed, it will likely take about a year longer to resolve the case since the court system is mired with cases (most of which are business disputes). However, whether or not this is a problem depends more on the attorney you hire than anything else. What we mean is that if you hire the right lawyer, he’ll be able to help you stay afloat and he’ll provide support to help you get from start to finish without feeling burdened.
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Austin Personal Injury Attorney – Michael Grossman

If you’ve researched our firm at all the you undoubtedly know that we get impressive results for our clients. But the only metric that really tells us that we’ve done a good job is client satisfaction. You’ll come to know that about us as we work together. We’re here to answer your questions. Call to speak to our attorneys anytime at (512) 693-4232.


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