Whether you’ve been injured in an auto accident and are looking for answers, or you are simply interested in learning more about this subject, you can find helpful information here on our website. At the Lowenberg & Kumar Law Firm, we believe in educating our clients so they can make informed decisions about their cases. Our Austin personal injury attorneys will be happy to discuss your unique case and concerns with you during a free consultation, and we also welcome you to look over the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) to learn more about car accidents and how we can help.
What types of traffic accident cases do you handle?
Our team takes on all types of traffic accident claims across Austin and the surrounding areas in Texas. This includes collisions involving cars, trucks, buses, and motorcycles, as well as accidents where pedestrians or cyclists have been injured. We can even take on complex rideshare accident cases.
What can I do if I lost a loved one in an auto accident?
If you lost a parent, child, or other loved one in an auto accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death suit against the driver or other responsible party. This can help you seek justice while recovering compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of earnings, and emotional trauma.
Who will be responsible for paying for my car accident claim?
In the majority of Austin car accident claims, the at-fault driver’s insurance policy will cover damages. In some cases, however, the at-fault driver’s policy may be insufficient, or another party may be liable. In these situations, we will consider any and all sources of compensation, including a victim’s own policy and third parties.
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
If you have been injured in an accident that someone else caused, you may be wondering if you have grounds to sue someone or whether your matter would best be resolved by working with the insurance company. The best way to find out what you should do is to consult an attorney who specializes in personal injury cases. They will be able to review the facts of your case and let you know whether it is in your best interests to move forward with a lawsuit. Most attorneys offer free, no-obligation case reviews, so it costs you nothing to get this valuable advice. Working with a personal injury attorney often yields more favorable results than going it alone against the insurance company, as insurers will often offer an injured person far less than what they are rightfully owed in order to protect their own bottom line.
What is my claim worth?
Every case is different, so it is impossible to assign a value of any kind until a thorough investigation has been done. It is important to take into account not only your current expenses (medical bills, damage to your vehicle, etc.) but also future losses that you may experience (future medical treatment, physical therapy, loss of future earnings). An Austin car accident lawyer at our firm can work with you to determine the true and fair value of your claim.
What does a personal injury case cost?
Many people are hesitant to work with a personal injury attorney after an accident because they expect that it will be too expensive to hire counsel. Fortunately, most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that it costs the client nothing up front to begin their case, and the client will owe nothing unless the attorney makes a successful recovery. If the attorney does not win anything for their client, they will not charge attorney fees. Furthermore, attorney fees are taken as a portion of the settlement, so the client pays nothing out-of-pocket. This arrangement ensures that all people have access to the legal system regardless of their financial situation. Initial case reviews are typically also free, so it doesn’t cost you anything to see what an attorney can do for you.
I really need money now. Can’t I just accept a settlement offer?
We cannot stress enough the importance of making sure a settlement is fair and just before accepting a check. If you are offered a settlement that is too low, you may find yourself in an even worse financial situation in the future as medical bills keep coming in and you are still unable to work. Be patient, trust in the process, and our team will work diligently to secure maximum compensation on your behalf.
How do I find the best car accident attorney in Austin?
When searching for the best Austin car accident lawyer for your case, there are several things you should consider. Does the attorney or firm solely focus on personal injury cases, or are these types of cases only one small practice area? What is the firm’s track record of success? What kind of experience does the firm have, and what is the firm’s reputation in both the community and among peers? It is a good idea to schedule a consultation with a prospective attorney in order to meet the person who may represent you, learn more about their qualifications, and get a feel for how the attorney can benefit your case.