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Austin Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyers

Were you injured in a serious motor vehicle accident? Is your business facing a lawsuit because of alleged negligence? Was someone you love harmed by a defective product?

If you or a family member was harmed in an accident, or if you or your business has been sued for causing an accident or allowing a dangerous situation to exist, seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. While no amount of money can replace what you have lost, a lawyer can help you recover lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other types of compensation.

Compassionate Care For Victims And Skilled Professional Assistance For Entities

At Wright & Greenhill PC in Austin, we have a well-established reputation for providing skilled representation to individuals and businesses dealing with personal injury claims. Our lawyers have successfully tried hundreds of personal injury cases throughout the Central Texas corridor from Waco to South Texas, including:

  • Negligence: Harm caused by someone else
  • Motor vehicle accidents: Car, truck and other motorized vehicle crashes
  • Premises liability: Trip- and slip-and-fall accidents
  • Product liability: Dangerous and defective products
  • Third-party claims: Workplace injuries not attributed to employers

Our legal team includes a number of skilled, tenacious litigators. We put our first-rate litigation skills to work every day, working closely with clients and their insurers to resolve lawsuits involving serious injuries that result in permanent disability or other long-term effects.

How Do I Know A Personal Injury Or Wrongful Death Settlement Offer Is Fair?

Texas law states a fair settlement offer must include compensation for several factors at play. If it is a personal injury claim like catastrophic injury, compensation should include:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Compensation for pain and suffering

However, if it is a wrongful death claim, the compensation should cover:

  • Funeral costs
  • Any medical bills up until the time of passing
  • Loss of companionship the deceased would have provided
  • Loss of income the deceased would have earned

Some of these elements, like medical bills and lost wages, are straightforward to calculate. For example, medical bills can be tallied up with the help of hospital and physician invoices, while lost wages can be calculated based on salary or income statements.

However, other aspects, such as loss of companionship or pain and suffering, are much more nuanced and can be challenging to quantify. In this case, you require the skill of a personal injury attorney.

Our Austin attorney can review the settlement offer and assess if it adequately compensates for all your losses under Texas statutes. If the offer is deemed unfair, we can help you negotiate for a fair outcome or, if necessary, pursue further legal action.

How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Or Wrongful Claim In Texas?

The statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death claims is generally two years from the date of the incident in Texas.

However, there are nuances to this rule, including certain exceptions when an injury isn’t immediately discovered. This is common, for example, with medical malpractice claims. In any case, Texas has a 10-year statute of repose, so no claim can be filed after 10 years from the incident that caused your injury.

Call Now To Schedule A Consultation With An Attorney

From our offices in Austin, Texas, we provide professional, compassionate representation to clients throughout the state of Texas. To learn more about our personal injury practice and schedule a consultation, please contact us online or call us at 512-961-4389, or 800-787-9579 toll free.