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Austin Car Accident Attorney

If all drivers were safe, prudent and responsible, thousands of lives would be saved every year. Unfortunately, drivers and other parties, such as employers, are often negligent and reckless, which leads to many preventable car accidents. In the most recent year for which data is available, 1 car crash occurred in Texas every 59 seconds. Tens of thousands of serious injuries from car accidents occur in Texas each year.

If you or a loved one was in an auto accident in Texas, contact the Austin personal injury lawyers at the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm right away to discuss your rights. You may be able to file a claim against a driver and/or other parties in pursuit of a financial award. Our Austin car accident lawyers can help you pursue justice and fair compensation.

Why Clients Choose Us

  • We have dedication. Our law firm has been committed to helping clients in Austin and throughout Texas for many years.
  • We have experience. We use our extensive legal experience in car accident and personal injury law to demand justice for negligence.
  • We have results. Our lawyers have achieved over $500 million in total awards for past clients. We have a 99% case success rate.
  • We have affordable rates. We take all Austin car accident cases on a contingency fee basis. You will have no out-of-pocket costs, win or lose.

When to Contact a Car Accident Lawyer in Austin, TX

You do not have to negotiate a car accident insurance settlement or handle a lawsuit alone. Hire a lawyer for an experienced professional’s advice and assistance. An Austin car accident lawyer can represent you during conversations and negotiations with an insurance claims adjuster, improving your chances of securing positive results.

If a settlement does not work, your lawyer can take the defendant to trial in Travis County. A trial could force the defendant to pay fair compensation for your damages. The defendant may have to pay for your legal fees and court costs as part of a judgment. While it can benefit you to contact an attorney after any auto accident in Austin, it is especially important to obtain legal advice if your case involves serious injuries, a crime (i.e. a hit-and-run accident), wrongful death, or insurance bad faith.

The Most Common Causes of Austin Car Accidents

One of the tasks a car accident lawyer from the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm can perform for you is a thorough investigation into the cause of your crash. Our investigators can take steps such as calling eyewitnesses, collecting evidence, revisiting the scene of the accident, hiring experts, speaking to physicians, gathering records, and hiring reconstructionists to better understand who or what caused your car accident. Then, we can help you file a claim against the at-fault party.

  • Distracted driving
  • Driver inattention
  • Inexperienced or unlicensed driver
  • Reckless, aggressive, or drunk driving
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Failing to yield
  • Speeding
  • Red-light running
  • Tailgating 
  • Poor vehicle maintenance
  • Dangerous or defective roads
  • Vehicle defects

Most collisions in Austin trace back to human error. Negligent or reckless drivers and vehicle owners can cause preventable vehicle accidents. If the driver was on duty at the time of the accident, his or her employer may be vicariously liable for damages. Other parties could be at fault as well, including the City of Austin for a roadway defect. Speak to our car accident attorneys to find out who might be responsible for your crash.

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Car Accident Laws in Texas

To achieve the best possible results for your car accident claim, you must have at least a basic understanding of Texas’ related laws. That way, you can navigate them and exercise your rights. Otherwise, you could miss a step or make a mistake that hurts your chances of obtaining compensation, such as missing your deadline to file a claim. A conversation with our Austin car crash lawyers can answer any questions you may have about how the State of Texas handles car accident cases.

  • Fault-based insurance system. Like most states in the US, Texas uses a fault-based insurance law. During a car accident case, victims can hold the at-fault party liable for damages. In contrast, in a no-fault state, victims will seek recovery through their auto insurance companies regardless of fault.
  • Statute of limitations. It is imperative to file a car accident lawsuit within two years of the date of the crash or the date of injury discovery. This is the statute of limitations on all personal injury claims in Texas. If you miss your time limit, the courts in Travis County will most likely deny your claim.
  • Comparative negligence. Based on Texas’ modified comparative negligence law, a plaintiff may still recover some compensation for an auto accident he or she contributed to. The courts will reduce the plaintiff’s recovery by his or her percentage of fault. As long as the victim bears less than half the responsibility for the accident, he or she may still recover compensation.

Contact us for a more in-depth overview of Texas’ car accident laws. We can let you know how they might apply to your case. If we accept you as a client, our lawyers can navigate all relevant laws on your behalf. We can demand full compensation for your damages based on how much we believe the law entitles you to receive. We can also take care of complex filing processes and requirements for you.

What Compensation is Available in Austin?

There are many reasons to file a car accident lawsuit. Bringing the at-fault driver or another defendant to justice could punish the individual for reckless or wanton acts. It could also institute safety changes on a larger scale, such as by pushing for legislation that could help prevent similar tragedies in the future. A positive result could also bring you and your family peace, closure and justice after a devastating car accident. Finally, a lawsuit for a car crash could result in compensation for your losses. As a car accident survivor in Texas, you could be eligible for damages such as medical bills, property repairs, lost wages, pain and suffering, legal expenses, and punitive damages. If you choose to hire us, we will fight for maximum compensation for you.

Contact an Austin Car Accident Lawyer Now

Find out what your car accident case could be worth during a free consultation at the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm today. Our Austin accident attorneys can review your crash claim for free, explain your rights and let you know if you have grounds for a lawsuit. If so, we may offer to represent you during negotiations with insurance companies, or a trial in Travis County. For more information, contact us through our website, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also call us directly at (512) 888-7777, 24/7.