How Long Does It Take to Settle a Personal Injury Case in Texas?

  • July 26, 2023
  • Evans/Reilley

Settling a Personal Injury Case in Texas At Evans/Reilley Law Firm we can help you if you have been injured through no fault of your own. When injured by the negligence of another, you deserve to be made whole and have the right to seek justice. In Texas, the laws covering personal injuries can be quite complex; we’re here to help you navigate the legal system and receive the compensation you are due. When meeting with clients, a common question we hear is “how long does it take to settle a personal injury case in Texas?” This is a question with a lot of variables. The time frame of your personal injury case depends on numerous factors; while some cases can be settled relatively quickly, others can take a good deal longer. Wh[...]

How Do You Prove Negligence in an Injury Case?

  • July 12, 2023
  • Evans/Reilley

If you were injured in an accident, you may wonder, "How do you prove negligence in an injury case?" Proving negligence in Texas personal injury claims isn't always easy. Nonetheless, it is necessary if you want to receive financial compensation for your injuries. You can potentially prove negligence in a personal injury case if there is evidence that shows the other party's fault. A defective or hazardous condition may also help prove negligence. To establish negligence in an injury case, you'll need to prove: The defendant owed you a duty of care. They breached their duty. Their negligent actions or failure to act led to your accident and injuries. You suffered damages due to the accident. While you may kno[...]

What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury In Texas?

  • April 21, 2023
  • Evans/Reilley

After being in an accident, you only have a certain amount of time to file your personal injury claim. This time limit is called the statute of limitations. Under Texas law, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident. If you fail to file your claim in time, it could be dismissed by the court. Understanding the statute of limitations can be difficult, but this article can help you know when to file your personal injury case in Texas. What Is a Statute of Limitations? A statute of limitations is a law that limits the amount of time you have to file a particular case. The statute of limitations period will depend on the type of case you want to file and may differ depending on certain circumstances. The s[...]

Can I Sue for a Concussion?

  • July 18, 2022
  • Evans/Reilley

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury or TBI that happens after you experience a blow to the head; however, it can also occur if your head or upper body is shaken violently. Unfortunately, concussions aren’t uncommon. While people often relate cases of concussion to sports like football, they can also be caused during a fall or a car accident. In such situations, consulting with an Austin car accident attorney can provide crucial guidance on legal rights and compensation. Usually, a concussion does not cause a loss of consciousness. Symptoms of concussion include the inability to concentrate, headaches, poor judgment, memory impairment, and the loss of coordination or balance. If you are involved in an accident that cause[...]

How Much Compensation Do You Get for a Burn Injury?

  • July 28, 2021
  • Evans/Reilley

Burn injuries can be incredibly severe and are immensely painful, and the costs associated with them may be considerable. If you have suffered burn injuries that occurred due to the negligence or recklessness of another person or organization, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Texas burn injury attorney today to learn more about your options as well as what type of award you can expect to receive. The Road to Compensation Filing a Burn Injury Lawsuit Unfortunately, burn injuries are common around the world, in the United States, and in Texas. Every year, fire, chemicals, electricity, and catastrophic events cause hundreds of thousands of individuals to suffer burn injuries. Burns can be caused by certain products[...]

How to Pay Medical Bills During a Brain Injury Lawsuit

  • June 30, 2021
  • Evans/Reilley

If a loved one was involved in a severe accident, you may wonder how will you pay medical bills during your brain injury lawsuit. A serious brain injury can leave a victim with lifelong disabilities and medical and rehabilitation needs. If you have no health insurance, or not enough to cover the bills, this can be a major concern. The Evans/Reilley Law Firm may help you pursue compensation, including payment for the victim’s medical care. We have successfully represented personal injury plaintiffs for more than 15 years, including those suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). As a small firm, we offer personal attention that’s hard to find at a large corporate law office. To learn more about how we can help you and your family[...]

What is the Average Payout for a Head Injury?

  • May 5, 2021
  • Evans/Reilley

If you suffered a severe accident that caused harm to your brain, you might wonder, what is the average payout for a head injury? Payouts for any injury vary, depending on many factors. What you collect may be very different than what’s obtained by others. A head injury is often some form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBIs can range from mild concussions to fatal injuries. In some people, a mild concussion can have life-long impacts. Most important, it can leave you more susceptible to additional and more severe concussions. This is particularly concerning in areas with high traffic incidents, such as seeking counsel from an Austin traumatic brain injury attorney can be crucial for understanding your rights and potential compensati[...]

2019 Prom Safety in Austin

  • May 1, 2019
  • Evans/Reilley

The season is fast approaching. For many high school students, prom is the highlight of the school year — the gorgeous gowns and sleek tuxedos, elegant dinner, the ritual of the corsage and boutonniere, and, of course, the dance itself. As a parent, you may send off your son or daughter and marvel at just how grown-up they’ve become. But it’s important to remember that behind the makeup and fancy clothes, your child is still ... well, a child. Teenagers may look like they’re on the verge of adulthood, but their decision-making skills haven’t fully matured and they lack critical experience behind the wheel. It’s your responsibility to talk to your kid about staying safe on the road and to make it easy for them to get out o[...]

Pay Attention, Texas: Observing Distracted Driving Awareness Month

  • April 2, 2019
  • Evans/Reilley

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month As the Evans/Reilley Law Firm and the National Safety Council observe Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, help us by doing your part to keep Texas roads safe. Distracted driving is nothing new. People have been eating, touching up makeup, and fiddling with the radio dial while behind the wheel since long before cell phones became part of the equation. But as much as advancements in technology have improved our lives and ability to communicate, they haven’t done many favors for our driving. In addition to all of the old-school distractions, we now have dashboard touch-screens, GPS devices, and those ever-present smartphones to tempt our eyes away from the road. Don’t enda[...]

Grim News for Texas Pedestrians

  • March 20, 2019
  • Evans/Reilley

Things are bad on Texas roads. In fact, we’re nearing the top of the list of states with the most pedestrian deaths. Our state’s increase in pedestrian fatalities is part of a bigger trend. In other words, the pedestrian safety problem is bad everywhere, but it’s particularly scary in Texas. Just how bad is it? During the first six months of 2018, the number of pedestrian deaths in the Lone Star State increased by 32 percent from the year before, bringing the total number of pedestrian fatalities during the front end of 2018 to 298. Only Georgia saw an increase that big from 2017 to 2018. This is a National Trend, Too An increase in pedestrian deaths isn’t unique to Texas. Nationally, there’s been a 35 percent increase in[...]