Austin Car Accident Attorney
Car accidents result in thousands of injuries and millions of dollars in damages every year. Even non-fatal collisions can result in hospital bills, property damage, and lost wages. But when another person causes your injury, you may not know what recourse you have. In these situations, it is best to consult with car accident attorneys in Austin that are knowledgeable of Texas accident law and can advise you about your case. While you are not required, to obtain lawyers for your case, those who do often recover larger settlements amounts than those who don't.
Steven A. Gibbins, principal of the Law Offices of Steven A. Gibbins, can thoroughly explain your rights and help you through the complicated legalities of car accidents in Austin. With more than 25 years experience handling car accident cases, he knows how to fight for the fair compensation you deserve.
How An Austin Car Accident Lawyer Helps Prove Your Case
At the Law Offices of Steven A. Gibbins, we are familiar with Texas personal injury law, and we understand how it applies to your car accident case. To collect compensation, you must prove who was negligent or careless and caused your accident and injury.
We can help you seek damages recoveries from negligent parties for the following types of losses:
Texas follows a modified comparative negligence rule and allows car accident victims to collect compensation if they are less than 50 percent responsible for their injuries.
Texas also has joint and several liability rules. If someone was more than 50 percent at fault for your injuries, you may hold that person completely responsible. He or she then has to get other negligent parties to reimburse him or her for compensation equal to their fault.
The amount of time you have to sue for monetary compensation after you have been injured is dictated on a statewide level. In Texas, the statute of limitations says you must file suit for personal injury cases within two years from the date or discovery of your injury. Failing to do so means you lose your right to initiate a car accident lawsuit in Austin, Houston, or anywhere throughout the state.
It is of the utmost importance you reach out to qualified Austin car accident lawyers for help if you are unable to reach a settlement prior to the expiration of the statute of limitations. A competent team of attorneys can ensure that liable parties and their insurance companies are held responsible for your injuries.