How to Choose Your Austin Accident Lawyer
Access to Your Lawyer
With larger firms, you never or rarely get to speak to your lawyer. If being able to speak to the person in charge of your case isn’t important, then don’t worry about this section. Our clients generally like to speak to the person with the knowledge of the law and how it applies to their case. They want to know that their calls will be promptly returned and their emails answered.
When it comes to the law, experience counts. You’ll want to choose a lawyer who focuses on the area of law you need help in. A great divorce lawyer does not make a great negligence or accident lawyer. Make sure the lawyer you hire has lots of experience with your type of injury, injury cause, or preferably both. Andrew has worked exclusively on injury claims since 2007.
Some lawyers never see the inside of a courtroom or do so only once or twice in their career. Be sure to ask your lawyer both when was the last time he tried a case and what was the result. If he hasn’t tried a case in a few years, beware. Insurance companies know who takes cases to trial and who doesn’t. Assume the worst – that the insurance company will deny, delay, and offer you pennies of your claim’s value and force you to go to trial to get justice. If the insurance company knows your lawyer won’t go to trial, how do you think that affects their valuation of your case?
Don’t be fooled by high settlement results. If I told you I settled a case for $1,000,000 that might sound great, but what if the case was worth $2,000,000? Settlement results by themselves are meaningless. You need to know if liability was admitted or fought, where there any factors that made this case stand out (like a drunk driver), what were the injuries, how painful were they, how long did they last, and how did they interfere with that persons life. Of course, the amount of available insurance is also important and usually limits the amount that can be recovered. But sometime, an experienced lawyer will recover more than the policy limits for their client. We’ve done that many times with ultimate resolution for our clients being anywhere from 5 times the policy limit to 40 times the policy limit.
All of the items above play into a lawyers reputation – experience, settlement results, and trial results, as well as opinions from clients and other attorneys affect the lawyers reputation. A lawyer with a good reputation will generally be better to work with than one who does not have a good reputation. Check out your potential lawyer’s reputation online before you hire him or her.
Why Choose Traub Law?
You Work Directly With Your Lawyers
More than a decade of experience is at your disposal. You are a partner in your case, making decisions to help yourself recover.
Free Property Damage Help
If you’re injured in an accident, we offer free assistance with your vehicle property damage claim.
Discounts for Veterans
Veterans have already paid their dues. We offer veterans injured in a car accident lower contingency fees.
Consultations Are Free
Determining the need for a lawyer in your personal injury claim requires some research. If you still feel unsure, we offer free consultations to establish whether our services can help your case.
We Help Our Clients
Personal injuries claims are emotionally and physically trying. Through compassionate and focused legal counsel, we partner with you to build your case no matter how long it takes.
We Inform Our Clients
Our free publication resources are available to clients to understand how Texas personal injury law works. We realize the importance of your understanding. And if you are working with us, we quickly respond to inquiries through direct contact.
Lawyers Handle Your Case
Some personal injury firms take on quantity, which relegates some cases to the inexperience of paralegals. At Traub Law Office, you speak directly with a lawyer, who will guide your case through one-on-one interaction with you. Your case will not be settled for less than it is worth.
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How We Can Help You
From car accidents to slip and fall injuries, we’ve got you covered.
The most common type of accident we help people with are those involving cars, motorcycles, and trucks.
The Traub Law Office has had great success in recovering full compensation for people injured in slip and fall accidents, dog bites, or due to defective products.
The most common type of injury in a car wreck are to the spine and can last a few months or be with the victim for the rest of their life.
We have represented hundreds of people with serious injuries. Serious injuries are those which have one or more of the following factors: severe pain, permanent pain, disabling pain.
Experienced Texas Injury Lawyers
A car, truck, motorcycle or bicycle crash changes your life. The means to support your family through adequate means of transportation and employment could be put in jeopardy. It could mean steep medical bills attached to life-long injuries. Worst of all, insurance companies may refuse the compensation promised by a policy or may refuse it altogether. It leaves you frustrated and angry, but some people accept these difficult circumstances as their new normal.
The negligence of others leads to most accidents. A dog is an animal, and its bite can be severe and indiscriminate. It is up to pet owners to control them and prevent unprovoked attacks against other people.
These destructive bites could happen at any time. Austin experienced near record numbers of dog bite reports in 2015.
We can help reclaim your life.
Traub Law Office assists people who have been placed in these situations by no fault of their own. The negligence of others, such as careless dog owners and distracted drivers, are liable and must accept the accidents.
Austin personal injury lawyer Andrew Traub has helped Texans put their lives back on track by dealing with stingy insurance companies and negligent businesses and individuals who have caused harm to others. We provide a free book for those injured to understand their rights, and, if your case qualifies, we work to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answer isn’t always “yes”
The first step is research. You may be able to reach a settlement on your own as long as your medical treatment was minimal and it was 100% clear who was at fault. But a more complex personal injury mean you likely need the help of an attorney to add value to your case.
In some scenarios, you may need a lawyer if you don’t have health insurance, your injuries are severe or won’t go away, you have a head injury, you have a broken bone or fracture, a fatality was involved. Your insurance company may not admit liability, and you may have missed days of work and lost money you depend on to feed your family.
These are just a few instances when you would need the advice of an attorney. If you’re still unsure, contact Traub Law Offices and one of our attorneys will help you determine what comes next.
This is an illegal tactic in Texas
Someone approaching you on behalf of another lawyer soliciting services after a car wreck or accident is called a “runner.” This is an unethical tactic outlawed in Texas, a state prohibiting lawyers from contacting you first. You must initiate contact with a lawyer.
Some of our clients were approached by runners at the hospital or home shortly after an accident. Most people in these situations are still agitated or recovering, too distracted to make rational decisions. This is why insurance adjusters take your statements and get releases from you right away.
Lawyers willing to break the law with runners may not be your best legal representatives. We offer a free consumer guide to answer your questions about personal injury claims. You also may contact Traub Law Offices online for the answers you need.
There are no promises when it comes to lawsuits
There are juries that have not found defendants in personal injuries cases liable, even when they hit someone from behind.
We research your claim and combine it with our experience to provide an approximation. Our analysis is based on your injury claim details, and we use past settlements or verdicts as starting points to estimate a reasonable amount. Each case is different, and we’ve secured large settlements for clients with small medical bills, but we needed to fight hard for those with large bills that insurance companies did not want to pay.
Any lawyer who guarantees a specific settlement amount should not be trusted. Your best bet is contacting a personal injury attorney who will estimate the value and assist you in reaching a fair settlement. Andrew Traub fights to help victims in Texas settle their claims. Contact the Traub Law Offices on this page or by calling.
It can be difficult with a signed agreement
You may feel your pending personal injury claim is not receiving the attention it needs, be it a lack of communication on the part of the lawyer or something just not feeling right. In most cases, clients with these attorneys have not educated themselves enough to understand what a good Texas personal injury lawyer is.
Firing your lawyer can be difficult once you have signed an agreement and they have put work into your case. This is why it’s important to research what make a quality lawyer and find the best for your Texas personal injury case.
Traub Law Offices has taken several cases in which clients were not satisfied with the prior lawyer for varying reasons. Before we can assume representation of your case, we would need to see the agreement you signed with the previous lawyer before we can help.