Austin Personal Injury Lawyers
If you’ve been injured by a careless person or company, we understand what you’re going through. You may be trying to figure out how you’ll pay for those medical bills or when you’ll be able to go back to work. You might be in pain, and you might feel overwhelmed, like there’s no way out, but we can help. At Colley & Colley, LLP, we have decades of experience helping our clients in Austin, Texas navigate through the confusing time after personal injury accidents.
Colley & Colley, LLP once won a $3 Million recovery from a major drug company for dangerous diet medications.
We handle all types of personal injury cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Wrongful death
- Medical malpractice
- Work accidents, including oil and gas accidents
- Products liability
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Our personal injury attorneys care about helping their clients in the troubling times following a personal injury accident and have decades of success fighting for their clients’ rights against large corporations and insurance companies. Call us today to set up a free consultation to discuss your personal injury case.
Personal Injury Accidents Can Have Devastating Consequences
Personal injury accidents can impact a person’s life for months, years and sometimes even for the rest of their lives. It’s not only the victim whose life can be affected though, but often also that of their loved ones. Personal injuries can lead to long-lasting injuries requiring lengthy rehabilitation, permanent disability, mental health issues, loss of income, and permanent loss of earning capacity, all of which can put a strain on the victim’s relationship with friends and family. In all of these cases, the real costs related to an accident aren’t just comprised of the resulting medical costs, but also the economic and non-economic costs that are a direct result of the injuries sustained in the accident.
If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligent behavior of an involved party, you are entitled to receive compensation for all your damages. Because of the often complex nature of personal injury cases, it is advisable to contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately after your accident. Insurance companies are aware that most victims in personal injury accidents don’t fully know their rights and often try to make them agree to settlements which don’t fully incorporate all the costs related to an accident. Before agreeing to any type of settlement, it is important to talk to a personal injury attorney who can help you assess the worth of your case.
Colley & Colley attorneys Paul Colley Jr. and Susan J. Colley have more than 50 years of combined experience as personal injury lawyers. They are devoted to helping victims of personal injury accidents in Austin, Texas retrieve the compensation that they deserve. Their compassion and aggressive handling of every personal injury case they take on will help guarantee the best possible outcome for your case.
Personal Injury Law
How much is my personal injury case worth?
The amount of compensation that you may retrieve in your personal injury case depends on several variables, such as the severity of the sustained injuries, insurance limits and the circumstances of the case. Compensation can be sought for the following types of damage:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of consortium
The evidence that can be shown regarding these damages will determine how much you may receive in compensation for your accident. Based on our past experience with personal injury cases we may be able to give you an estimation of what we believe your case could be worth after we’ve thoroughly investigated the available medical records and statements regarding your accident.
How long will it take to reach a settlement or court victory in my personal injury case?
The timeline of a personal injury lawsuit is difficult to determine. In some cases a settlement could be reached in a few months. For more complex cases however, it can take years to reach a court victory. During a first free consultation we can help determine where you stand.
When should I file a lawsuit?
After your accident you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. You only have a certain amount of time to file a claim, which in Texas generally is set at 2 years for personal injury claims. The sooner you contact an attorney and file a claim, the easier it will be to gather the necessary evidence of your damages.
How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?
To be able to retrieve compensation after an accident, the victim’s injuries must have been sustained as a result of the negligence of an involved individual or entity. Negligence is defined as the failure to exercise the standard of care that a reasonable person would exercise in similar circumstances.
Can I still file a personal injury claim if I was partly at fault for the accident?
Under Texas law, you can, in many cases, still retrieve compensation for your damages if you were partly at fault for the accident. If you were 50 percent or less at fault for the accident, you are allowed, under the modified comparative fault rule, to file a personal injury claim. A personal injury attorney can help you determine whether you can file a claim for your particular case.
Should I sign a personal injury release?
You should under no circumstances sign a release before you have consulted with a personal injury attorney about your legal options. Signing a release may render you unable to recover future damages for your accident. Insurance companies often offer an early settlement, which may not provide adequate compensation for past and future costs related to your accident. It is sometimes difficult to determine the future costs related to injuries, which is why you should always be hesitant to accept an early settlement from the insurance company. An experienced personal injury attorney in Austin, Texas can help you determine the amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
Get a Free Consultation
Contact Colley & Colley, LLP today for a free evaluation of your case. A member of our staff is ready to speak to you and help you however we can. We take all of our cases on a contingency basis, so we don’t charge you any fees until we recover damages on your behalf.