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If you or your loved one was injured in a car accident in Austin caused by another drivers negligence, you are likely entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. Don’t wait to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in Austin.  Call us at 512-888-3333 or contact us online today to  schedule your free consultation. You pay nothing unless we win your case.

Why Work With Our Austin Car Accident Lawyers

At Shamieh Law, we take a unique, holistic approach to the car accident cases we handle. We call our philosophy “Winning With Awareness.” This means we treat our clients and all people involved in their cases with the respect, compassion, and dignity they deserve. The professional relationships we build and maintain through our approach put our clients in the best position to get the full and fair compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses.

When you work with our award-winning attorneys, you’ll notice that we implement our philosophy from the moment you step into our Austin office to the day you receive your settlement or judgment check. We treat our car accident clients like family and take the time to truly understand their situation and concerns. This allows us to fully meet their goals and provide compassionate support throughout the life of their case.

Securing Settlements for Austin Car Accident Victims

Our founding partner, Ramez Shamieh, has extensive experience providing top-tier representation to car accident victims throughout Austin. Under his leadership, our injury law firm has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.

  • $925,000 for a client who suffered disc herniations and a knee injury requiring surgery after a collision with a commercial vehicle.
  • $700,000 for a client who was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler, resulting in a traumatic brain injury and spinal injuries.
  • $650,000 for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a three-car collision due to another driver’s failure to yield the right of way.
  • $500,000 for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury and rotator cuff injury after colliding with a semi-truck that failed to yield the right of way.

What Past Clients Have to Say About Our Law Firm

We prioritize the needs and goals of our clients in the most professional and ethical manner possible. Don’t take our word for it. Read about the experiences of prior clients of ours in Austin: 

  • “I had the privilege of working with Shamieh Law following a devastating personal injury, and I cannot express enough how grateful I am for their exceptional services. From the very first consultation to the resolution of my case, they demonstrated an unparalleled level of professionalism, expertise, and genuine empathy.” – Payam
  • “I can’t say enough good things about Ramez and his team at Shamieh Law. They were very easy to work with, communicated well, and fought hard to deliver the settlement necessary to get me on the mend after my car accident.” – David
  • “Ramez and the staff at Shamieh Law were incredibly responsive, always available, and on top of everything to solve my case. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Completely trustworthy. Absolutely recommended.” – Carlos

How Our Firm Approaches Auto Accident Lawsuits

When you work with our car accident lawyers we will do everything in our power to build a solid case for your accident. We will help by:

  1. Gathering Evidence 
  2. Determining Who Is Liable 
  3. Calculating Your Damages 
  4. Sending a Demand Letter
  5. Negotiating a Settlement
  6. Litigating in Court 

Don't Wait to File a Car Accident Lawsuit - Contact An Attorney Right Way

The deadline for filing a car accident in Texas is two years. In car accident claims, the countdown begins on the date of injury.

All car accident claims are subject to strict filing deadlines known as statutes of limitations. If you miss the filing deadline, your case will be dismissed in court. Though this rule has a few exceptions, it’s important to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer in Austin to determine if an exception applies to your case.

Damages & Compensation in Car Accident Lawsuits

If you are eligible to file a lawsuit and the person responsible for your car accident in Austin is found at fault, the court might make them pay you for both economic and non-economic losses. These payments, called compensatory damages, can include:

  • Money for both past and future medical bills, like doctor visits, hospital stays, medicine, and therapy.
  • Costs for ongoing care and help, such as home health services, devices to help you move around, or changes to your home or car to make them easier to use.
  • Payment for wages you’ve lost because of the accident and any earnings you might miss out on in the future.
  • Compensation for physical pain, emotional suffering, and distress caused by the accident.
  • Money to fix or replace anything damaged in the accident.

While compensatory damages aim to help victims recover losses, there’s another type of damages called punitive damages. These are meant to punish the person at fault and discourage them from doing something similar in the future, like acting fraudulently, with malice, or gross negligence. In Texas, they’re sometimes called exemplary damages. Courts usually don’t award punitive damages unless the behavior was really bad, but if they do, it can significantly increase the amount you receive.

Car Accidents That Result in Wrongful Death

When a car accident victim dies due to another’s negligence, certain family members can seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. While no amount of money can replace a lost life, our Austin car accident lawyers can assist you in pursuing justice and accountability. Damages available in Texas for wrongful death lawsuits include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses.
  • Accident-related medical expenses.
  • Loss of income and benefits your loved one would have provided to the family, including pensions and retirement benefits.
  • Loss of inheritance.
  • Mental pain and anguish experienced by surviving family members.
  • Loss of love, companionship, comfort, and society.

Can I Recover Damages Even If I Was Partially at Fault?

Texas courts use a modified comparative negligence system for car accident cases. This means that you can still recover damages for the accident even if you were partially at fault. However, this comes with two caveats. First, your percentage of fault must be no greater than 50 percent. Second, your compensation will be reduced proportionately to your degree of fault below 50 percent.

For example, suppose you sustain $1 million in damages after being struck by an 18-wheeler. The evidence shows that the truck driver failed to check their blind spots. However, you were going 5 miles over the speed limit. If a jury determines that you were 20 percent responsible, your compensation is reduced to $800,000. However, if it decides that you were more than 50 percent responsible, it reduces to zero.

If The Other Driver is Uninsured, Can You Still Recover Compensation?

In some cases, you may be unable to file an insurance claim because the liable party is uninsured or their coverage has lapsed. Whatever the reason for their lack of coverage, you may still be able to seek compensation for your injuries if you have uninsured motorist coverage as part of your car insurance policy.

If you have a case against an uninsured driver, our attorneys can help you identify all possible sources of compensation. Remember, there is no charge to have your case reviewed by a member of our team.

What You Need to Know About Dealing with Insurance After a Crash

After you submit a claim with the liable party’s insurance company, an insurance adjuster will likely attempt to contact you. Keep in mind that insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. They may push you to provide a recorded statement before hiring an attorney and use this information against you later.

You have the right to decline to answer the insurance company’s questions or provide a statement. If an insurance adjuster contacts you, refer them to contact your Austin car crash lawyer.

Shamieh Law Team

Our Austin Car Accident Attorneys Are Here for You

You do not need to navigate the aftermath of a car accident alone. By working with Shamieh Law, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having a knowledgeable and experienced legal advocate fighting in your corner. Schedule your free consultation online or by calling us at 512-888-3333 to speak with one of our Austin car accident lawyers today. You pay nothing unless we win your case.

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