Aggressive Austin Personal Injury Attorney Protecting Your Rights
A lawyer who fights tirelessly for injured people in Texas
When you’ve been injured in an accident and the insurance company calls to offer money, it can be tempting to accept it and move on. Facing medical bills and therapy costs and being unable to work for weeks or months, the offer can certainly sound good. But as a personal injury attorney, I can tell you that you should speak with a lawyer before accepting any offer. I’m Austin attorney John de la Viña, and I have seen far too many people take much less compensation than they truly deserved. My law firm helps injured people and families who have lost loved ones fight for the full and fair compensation insurance companies so rarely offer on their own.
Coping with the aftermath of a serious auto accident
With hundreds of thousands of miles of roadways in Texas, it’s no surprise that auto accidents are so common. Serious injuries are frequent, and fatalities are as well. In fact, between 2010 and 2017, fatal accidents rose by 34 percent in our state. Thankfully, traffic fatalities dropped 4 percent in 2018. I offer strong representation to clients in Austin and surrounding areas who were hurt in all types of:
- Auto accidents
- Car crashes (including those involving Uber and similar services)
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle/car collisions
- Motorcycle accidents
I am skilled in recreating crash scenes and telling the real story of what happened so my clients have the best chance at getting much needed compensation.
Sorting through complex truck accident claims
If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a truck wreck, you will need an attorney who understands how to handle these complex cases. There are usually multiple entities involved, from the driver to the trucking company to the trucking company’s insurer. With insurance policies often involving millions of dollars, insurance companies fight hard to minimize payouts. I am experienced in handling many different truck accident claims related to overloaded trucks, improper truck maintenance, drivers who exceeded hours limits and much more.
Pursuing justice through wrongful death and survival lawsuits
The sudden loss of a loved one because of someone else’s actions can damage an entire family. No amount of money can possibly replace the loved one, but a successful wrongful death claim does provide financial security for your family. Under Texas law, spouses, children and parents of the deceased can recover compensation for their financial losses, mental anguish, loss of companionship and loss of inheritance. Spouses and children, but not parents, can recover punitive damages if the death was caused by gross negligence or a willful act or omission. In addition, the personal representative of the decedent’s estate can bring a survival action to recover for lost earnings and pain and suffering before death. I handle wrongful death and survival cases with sensitivity toward your family while aggressively striving to bring a positive legal result to this otherwise tragic situation.
Contact an Austin injury attorney for a free consultation
You can get a free, no-obligation assessment of your personal injury case today from Attorney John de la Viña in Austin, Texas. To get started, call my office at 512-271-4543 or contact me online. I handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means you do not have to pay any attorney fees unless I successfully recover compensation for you.