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Personal Injury Lawyer in Austin

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The aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming, with victims often facing physical injuries, emotional distress, and mounting medical bills. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. This process generally starts with filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party. A personal injury lawyer in Austin can help you navigate the process.

At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, we represent injury victims throughout the Austin area, helping them pursue justice and compensation after serious accidents upend their lives. Do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation with us to discuss your unique situation and how we may be able to help you on your road to recovery.

Cases We Handle

Our personal injury attorneys in Austin represent injury victims in a wide variety of personal injury cases, including:

You can explore our website to see a complete list of the types of cases we help with, or you can schedule a free, no-risk case review with our attorneys. We can help you understand your legal options and determine how we may be able to help you.

Why Should I Hire an Austin Personal Injury Lawyer for My Case?

When you suffer a personal injury, it is important to understand that insurance companies are not on your side. It is in their best interest to minimize and deny claim payouts to protect their profits, and they have teams of attorneys and insurance adjusters whose jobs are to reduce the amount they must pay out on claims.

Insurance companies use many different tactics to minimize and deny claims. For example, they may downplay your injuries, question the necessity of medical treatments, or even try to claim your injuries were pre-existing. They may also look for ways to shift liability to you, claiming you were partially responsible for the accident.

Without guidance from a skilled personal injury lawyer, countering the insurance company’s tactics and proving the full extent of your damages can be difficult. You risk recovering far less compensation than you need and deserve to move forward.

By working with an experienced Austin personal injury attorney, you level the playing field and increase your chances of obtaining maximum compensation. Your lawyer can conduct an independent investigation of the accident, gather critical evidence, establish liability, calculate the full extent of your damages, and build a solid case to support your claim.

Beyond preparing your claim, they will handle all communication with the insurance company and negotiate on your behalf for fair compensation. If the insurance company fails to negotiate, your attorney may recommend fighting for your right to compensation in the courtroom. Your attorney can shoulder the legal burden while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In Texas, you generally have two years from the date of the accident or injury to file a personal injury claim. This time limit is called the statute of limitations, and it applies to most personal injury cases, including auto accidents, slip and falls, pedestrian accidents, and construction accidents.

However, there are rare exceptions that can shorten or lengthen the amount of time you have to file a claim. Missing the applicable deadline can result in losing your right to pursue compensation from the at-fault party forever. Because of this, we recommend consulting with one of our Austin personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. We can help you understand how the statute of limitations applies to your case so you can ensure your right to seek compensation for your damages.

Comparative negligence is a legal doctrine used to determine each party's degree of fault in an accident. In Texas, the state uses the modified comparative negligence rule. Under this rule, you can pursue damages in a personal injury case even if you are partially at fault, as long as your percentage of fault does not exceed 50 percent. If your percentage of fault is greater than 50 percent, then you are barred from pursuing compensation. This rule is important to understand as it directly affects your ability to seek compensation for your injuries.

If you can pursue compensation, it will be reduced by the percentage of your fault. For example, suppose your total damages are $100,000, but you are found to be 20 percent responsible for the accident. In this example, your compensation would be reduced by 20 percent, resulting in an $80,000 recovery.

Are there questions or disputes about accident fault in your case? If so, we recommend contacting a personal injury attorney in Austin right away.

Comparative negligence can directly impact whether you can pursue compensation or the amount of compensation you can recover after an accident. An attorney can build a strong claim that minimizes your liability and maximizes your potential compensation.

A successful personal injury case should compensate you for past and future financial losses resulting from your injuries and the physical and emotional impacts of your injuries. For example, you may be able to recover the following types of damages:

  • Medical expenses. Medical expenses may include any medical costs resulting from your injuries, such as hospital stays, surgeries, medication, physical therapy, and future medical care.
  • Lost wages. Lost wages refer to any income you lost during your recovery period.
  • Loss of future earning capacity. If your injuries affect your ability to return to your job in the same capacity or keep you from working, you can pursue future lost earnings.
  • Property damages. Property damages refer to repair or replacement costs for damaged or destroyed property in the accident.
  • Pain and suffering. Pain and suffering damages encompass many types of non-financial losses incurred due to the accident. For example, you can pursue compensation for physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Get a Free Case Evaluation From Our Austin Personal Injury Lawyers

Have you or a loved one been injured in an Austin accident due to someone else’s negligence? If so, do not hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer in Austin from our firm for a free consultation. We may be able to help you pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses incurred due to the accident. Call us at (888) 779-1180 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

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