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If you were injured in a car accident, truck accident, or any other type of incident you didn’t cause, it can turn your life upside down in an instant.
You need medical care for your injuries and resources to get by until you recover and get back to work.
The fear and uncertainty you face during this challenging time mounts quickly if you have nowhere to turn. If your family depends on your care and/or your income, the situation can quickly become overwhelming.
Pursuing a legal claim against the at-fault party’s insurance company can provide the resources and peace of mind you need.
You could be entitled to compensation for your medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
For compassionate representation and aggressive, personalized legal strategies designed around your case, look to the experienced personal injury lawyers of the Grossman Law Offices.
Contact us now to speak directly to an Austin personal injury attorney or to schedule your free case evaluation and consultation.
The Two Most Important Pieces of Advice for Personal Injury Victims
People get hurt all the time in car accidents, slip and falls, truck accidents, etc., but surprisingly few know the best ways to protect their legal right to recover compensation.
Hopefully, you will never find yourself in a situation where you need this knowledge. If you do, however, remember these two key pieces of advice.
No. 1: Never Give a Statement to the Insurance Company
After an accident, you will likely be contacted by the insurance company and asked to provide a statement (usually a recorded statement).
Under no circumstances should you comply before seeking legal advice. The insurer will comb your statement for anything they can use to deny your claim or minimize its value.
Even something you perceive as completely innocent can be twisted to fit the narrative they want to create—typically either that you weren’t seriously injured or that the accident was partially or completely your fault.
In most cases, the request will come from the other involved party’s insurance company. In some cases, however, even providing a recorded statement to your own insurance company can be problematic.
You may be obligated to report an accident to your insurance company, but talking to an attorney about your obligations and options first is critical for preserving your legal right to recover compensation for your injuries and other damages.
No. 2: Consult an Austin Personal Injury Attorney Immediately
Talking to an experienced attorney is critical for the reasons mentioned above, but it’s important for other reasons, too. Your attorney will help protect your right to pursue legal action.
Your attorney can also advise you on the next steps in the process. This might include seeing a doctor or other medical treatment provider as soon as possible, documenting your injuries and symptoms, gathering documentation and other evidence that may be available to you, etc.
The bottom line is that consulting an attorney immediately is the best way to improve your chances of recovering the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Why Are Personal Injury Attorneys Needed in Austin?
Lawyers are often the target of jokes and derision, but we serve a critical need for anyone who has been wrongfully injured. Few people understand the complex legal system and the processes involved with recovering an insurance settlement or winning a case in court.
At the Grossman Law Offices, we believe that everyone deserves justice, no matter who they are or what their situation might be.
Big corporations and insurance companies don’t care about anything other than minimizing their financial and legal liability, even if it’s at your expense or the expense of a loved one.
Our knowledge, experience, and extensive network of resources allow us to level the playing field for you and give you a fighting chance to get the justice and fair financial compensation you deserve.
We also believe in giving back to the community and making the world a better place in any way that we can. For example, we actively participate in programs designed to reduce drunk driving and the serious injury accidents that can result.
For our clients, we take great pride in helping them get the justice they deserve and the compensation they need for their injuries and other damages.
I Am Not a Litigious Person; Do I Have to Hire an Austin Personal Injury Lawyer to Get Fair Compensation?
You have no legal obligation to engage the services of a personal injury lawyer to pursue—and recover compensation for—an injury accident claim. Although we don’t recommend it, you could even file your own lawsuit against the at-fault party to pursue compensation.
We often advise potential clients that they might be just as well served to handle their claim on their own, if we feel we have no extra value to offer.
If we do believe we can benefit you by increasing your chances of winning your case or increasing the value of your settlement, we will provide the details that support our belief.
We never pressure you to choose us as your attorney, and when you come in for your free consultation and case review, you do so without any obligation to use our services.
Grossman Law Does Not Have an Office in Austin; Shouldn't I Hire a Law Firm That Is Physically Located in Austin?
We believe that hiring the best attorney for your case is more important than hiring a firm that is located in closer proximity to you or the site of your accident. Our attorneys help clients all over the state every day.
In fact, we have protocols and procedures in place that allow us to handle every aspect of your case remotely. That way, you don’t have to worry about COVID-19 or driving to appointments with your lawyer and legal team.
We can meet with you at your convenience by phone, by video conference, or in whatever way you are most comfortable with.
What Are the Key Elements of a Successful Austin Personal Injury Claim?
When you work with an Austin personal injury lawyer from the Grossman Law Offices, you will get to see first-hand how we approach building a persuasive legal claim on your behalf.
In most personal injury cases, we must demonstrate specific elements to prove negligence by the at-fault party, thus establishing fault and liability for your economic and non-economic damages.
The elements of a negligence case are:
- Duty – the defendant had a legal obligation (duty) to the victim to not act in a way that could cause harm;
- Breach – the defendant failed to uphold (breached) their duty to the victim;
- Causation – the defendant’s breach of duty caused the victim’s accident; and
- Damages – the victim suffered actual damages as the result of the defendant’s negligent acts.
Although the appropriate way to go about establishing these elements varies based on the type of claim you need to pursue, the process always begins with an investigation into the facts of your case.
We use a variety of resources to investigate your case, gathering evidence and documenting every element as thoroughly as possible. We may also call on subject matter experts, accident scene reconstruction specialists, and other parties that can provide opinions or testimony to support your claim.
What Are the Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases That Grossman Law Handles in Austin?
In Austin, the personal injury attorneys of Grossman Law assist a wide variety of clients with their injury accident claims.
We have a 30-year track record of helping clients recover the compensation they deserve for their injuries and other damages.
Austin may have retained that small town feel we all know and love, but the rate at which people are injured in motor vehicle collisions and other types of accidents might surprise you.
In 2019 alone, our city was home to more than 17,000 vehicle crashes. Overall, almost half of Austin’s accidents resulted in injuries or fatalities.
These are some of the most common types of Austin personal injury cases we take.
- Car accidents,
- Truck accidents,
- Bicycle accidents,
- Pedestrian accidents,
- Motorcycle accidents,
- Drunk driver/dram shop,
- Workplace injuries, and
- Oilfield accidents.
If you don’t see your type of injury accident listed here, give us a call to discuss your case. If you lost a loved one to an injury accident, we can also assist you with a wrongful death claim.
You could be entitled to compensation for the victim’s funeral costs, your loss of financial and household assistance, loss of guidance and companionship, emotional trauma, and more.
How Do Austin Personal Injury Attorneys Get Paid?
Although every law firm establishes its own fee structure, different types of attorneys approach this topic differently.
Criminal defense and family attorneys typically have an hourly billing policy.
However, most wrongful death and personal injury law firms in Austin—including the Grossman Law Offices—accept cases on a contingency basis.
This means that our clients never have to pay any legal fees out of pocket. We begin with a free consultation to determine if we are a good fit for you. We determine the percentage of our legal fees based on the details of your case and other factors that we discuss with you.
If you decide to move forward with our firm, you won’t owe any legal fees until and unless we recover compensation through an insurance settlement or a judgment and award in court.
Once we recover compensation on your behalf, we simply deduct our fee percentage and any agreed-upon reimbursable costs and hand you a check for all the rest.
If we don’t prevail in your case, we don’t collect any fees. That means that when we move forward with your case, we have a high degree of confidence in our ability to recover compensation for you.
Is It More Likely That My Austin Personal Injury Lawyer Will Take My Case to Trial or Settle out of Court?
Every personal injury client is as unique as the details of their case. This is why we can’t possibly estimate the average personal injury claim settlement amount or the average time it takes to resolve a personal injury case.
One thing we can be certain of is our commitment to recover a fair financial settlement for you and get a check in your hand as quickly as possible.
Fortunately, we are able to successfully negotiate a settlement for almost all of our personal injury clients in Austin. We understand the importance of conducting a thorough investigation and carefully documenting every aspect of your case.
This ensures we build the most persuasive case possible. We put our negotiation skills to work and do everything possible to compel the insurance companies to negotiate in good faith.
These efforts pay off time and again, allowing us to get our clients the compensation they deserve without the time, cost, or hassle of a trial.
Despite our skills and track record, however, we are always prepared, should the need arise, to take your case to court.
If the insurance company won’t agree on an acceptable settlement amount or if they refuse to negotiate in good faith, we will not hesitate to stand up to them and make your case in court. We won’t rest until we have done everything in our power to get you the results you deserve.
If I Contact an Austin Injury Attorney for a Free Case Review, Will I Be Obligated to Anything?
We are committed to serving our clients the highest possible level of honesty and ethical dealings. Our free consultation and case review comes without any obligation whatsoever.
We take the time to listen to you and understand the facts of your case. We explain your options and answer your questions in clear language, rather than jargon or legalese.
Most importantly, we will provide you with our opinions regarding your claim’s validity and viability. If we don’t believe you have a viable case, we will tell you. If we believe you could accomplish your goals without an attorney to help you, we will say so.
However, if we believe we can provide you with true value and benefit, we will explain precisely how and why. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make the best choices for you and your future.
From there, the choice is yours. We value your time, and we want the best possible outcome for you. We are confident that once you see the depth of knowledge and resources that our firm can bring to your case, you will trust us with your claim.
How Do I Take the Next Step in Contacting Grossman Law’s Austin Personal Injury Attorneys?
For three decades, our firm has provided highly personalized legal services to our clients. We understand what you’re going through, and we are here to help.
You won’t find more knowledgeable or compassionate advocates than our team of experienced attorneys and staff. We are also committed to making the legal process as simple as possible.
We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist you. You can reach us day or night by phone, at (855) 934-1342.
You can also fill out our simple and secure online contact form, and we will reach out to you as quickly as possible.
Contact us now to learn more or to talk to one of Grossman Law’s experienced Austin personal injury lawyers.