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Elgin Personal Injury Lawyer

We Can Help You Get Back on Your Feet

If you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Under Elgin, TX, law, victims of accidents caused by the inaction or negligence of another organization or individual can file lawsuits to seek compensation for economic and non-economic losses. Depending on your case, such losses may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Property damage
  • Loss of income
  • Emotional trauma
  • Wrongful death
  • Family financial hardship.

In Texas, personal injury lawsuits can hold negligent parties liable for an accident’s non-economic and economic damages. 

While it is possible to file a lawsuit yourself, hiring Evans/Reilley’s Elgin, TX personal injury attorneys is best. Our Elgin, TX personal injury lawyers will review and build your case, draft and file required paperwork on and ahead of time, and fight for your rights in court. We will also maximize your insurance claims so that you can move forward with your life.

We at Evans/Reilley have a reputation for providing compassionate, reliable, and strategic advice. We boast over 20 years of experience and the staff and resources to tackle any matter, no matter how complex or financially rigorous. We serve Elgin, TX, as well as other cities in the central Texas area.

Call us today at (512) 732-2727 to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Our Team at Evans/Reilley?

Engage Our Elgin, TX, Personal Injury Lawyer and Get the Help You Need

When you have been injured because of the negligence of another person or organization, your future is challenging. Costly medical treatment, lost income, pain suffering, and lifestyle changes will all need to be addressed. Evans/Reilley’s personal injury lawyer in Elgin, TX, Chip Evans, leads our practice and is ready to go to work for you immediately.

We are committed to justice: Our firm believes that those who behave negligently should be held accountable for their actions.

We have built our practice on aggressively protecting the rights of the injured and successfully fighting for the settlements they need and deserve.

We are extremely experienced — for over 20 years we have been managing personal injury cases in Texas. Our technical knowledge of the law is unmatched. When combined with our familiarity with the local courts and judges, there is no doubt we are the best firm to represent you.

We are also committed to client service — we know how challenging and stressful moving forward from accidents can be. Our attorneys understand and appreciate what you are going through and recognize that the legal process is both confusing and emotionally draining. We are well-known for our empathetic approach and work closely with our clients to ensure all of the questions are answered and their concerns addressed. While we will manage the entire legal process, we always keep them informed and are available to them whenever they wish.

Learn how we can serve you: in our clients’ words.

We have a proven record of success. To put it bluntly, we get results. For years, we have been skillfully negotiating and aggressively litigating on behalf of our clients, and our record speaks for itself.

In the end, you want to work with a team that knows what to do and how to do it well: Evans/Reilley.

How Our Elgin, TX, Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help

Handle All Administrative Tasks

If you have been injured by another person’s inaction or negligence, you’re probably in a lot of emotional and physical pain. Accordingly, getting back on your feet is an uphill battle, if not impossible.

Fortunately, our Elgin, TX, personal injury attorneys at Evans/Reilley are here to help. We will handle all of the administrative tasks so you can focus on recovering and getting the medical treatment you deserve. Specifically, we’ll handle all communications with doctors, labs, pharmacies, insurance representatives, billing offices, and more.

Oversee the Entire Legal Process

As you may imagine, filing a lawsuit requires much work. Once we have met with you and determined that you do have a viable case, our firm will:

  • Gather Evidence: It is our responsibility to make sure we track down all-important evidence (including police reports, medical bills, photos or videos, and witness statements). To ensure we have everything we need, we must begin the process immediately. Witnesses’ memories can fade over time and access to reports is easier to obtain when requests are made in a timely fashion. We are ready to begin work on your case immediately. The sooner we can start, the better the chances we can gather accurate information. The evidence we can identify will play a critical role in proving your case.
  • Complete and File all Necessary Paperwork: It is not surprising that a great deal of paperwork accompanies a lawsuit. Once we identify the correct court in which the case should be filed, we will complete all forms with the information you provided and submit all documents promptly.
  • Prove Negligence: This step is critical; we must be able to show that your injuries were the result of another person or organization’s negligence. To do this, we must prove:
    • Duty: The individual at fault had a duty to act with a certain level of responsibility to you.
    • Breach: The individual at fault did not uphold their legal duty.
    • Causation: The accident was a direct result of the breach.
    • Damages: The injuries you suffered or damage to your personal property that occurred as a result of the accident.
  • Negotiate and Litigate on Your Behalf:We always strive to settle cases out of court. Our Elgin, TX, personal injury lawyers are fierce negotiators. In those cases where we cannot reach an acceptable agreement, we will not hesitate to move to trial where we will aggressively litigate on your behalf. Our team will leverage their knowledge and experience to affect the best possible outcome.

It is important that you contact us as soon as possible. In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is generally two years from the date of the accident that resulted in your injury.

If you do not file your suit within two years from the date of the accident, you will not be able to receive compensation for your losses and injuries.

Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Elgin, TX, Will Handle Your Lawsuit for You

What Causes Personal Injury Lawsuits?

Almost any accident caused by negligent behavior may lead to a personal injury lawsuit. Evans/Reilley’s personal injury attorneys in Elgin, TX, can help you manage these cases. Our personal injury lawyers are particularly experienced in handling the following:

All of these accidents can cause severe injuries, such as:

  • Paralysis
  • Bruising
  • Nerve damage
  • Amputations
  • Broken bones
  • Disfiguring facial scars and injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Hand and wrist injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Death.

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Cases

Our Personal Injury Lawyer in Elgin, TX, Answers Your Questions

If another organization or individual has hurt you or a family member, you’re probably frustrated, angry, and scared of the future. You also likely have a lot of questions, including the following:

How do I know if I have a claim?

Only a seasoned Elgin, TX, personal injury lawyer can evaluate your claim. Once you book an appointment with them, they will evaluate your case, asking questions like:

  • What caused the accident?
  • Was the other party negligent?
  • How severely were you injured?
  • What kind of injuries have you sustained and how have they affected your lifestyle?
  • Did the injuries affect your earning capacity?

Once you answer their questions and give them the photos, videos, and other evidence you have recorded of the accident scene, your Elgin, TX, personal injury attorney will build your case and represent you in court.

What should I do after an accident?

Before you do anything else, get medical attention. Even if you feel alright, you should get checked out. Sometimes, a small wound or minor headache may be symptomatic of a much larger issue.

You should also:

  • Take photos and videos of the accident scene and your injuries.
  • Preserve evidence that will bolster your lawsuits, such as medical bills, damaged car parts, and torn clothing.
  • Document how the accident unfolded and what followed.
  • Create a list of accident witnesses for your Elgin, TX, personal injury attorney.
  • Schedule a consultation with a skilled and compassionate Elgin, TX, personal injury lawyer.

What damages can I expect from a personal injury lawsuit?

Texas courts can award two types of damages to victims of personal injury incidents:

  • Economic damages: These damages are easy to quantify. Common examples include medical expenses, lost past wages, property damage, in-home care services, and loss of future earnings.
  • Non-economic damages: These damages are subjective and thus harder to quantify. They include emotional distress, inconvenience, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Our skilled Elgin, TX, personal injury attorney will help calculate all damages and ensure that your lawsuit accounts for your past, current, and future needs.

How do I know how much my lawsuit is worth?

There is no real way to determine how much your lawsuit is worth. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, long and short-term medical expenses, emotional anguish, and pain and suffering. You may also be given punitive damages. Contact personal injury attorneys in Elgin, TX, to get a clearer picture of what you’ll receive.

Will I receive any damages if I am partially responsible for the accident?

Yes. Texas courts follow proportionate responsibility, which means you can still file a lawsuit and collect damages even if you were partially liable for the accident. However, the amount you can recover will be reduced by the percentage you are at fault, and your responsibility cannot exceed 50%. For instance, if you were 15% at fault for the accident, your damages would be reduced by 15%.

What should I do if the insurance company of the person who injured me calls me?

Stay calm and provide the representative with your Elgin, TX, personal, injury attorney’s name and telephone number. Direct all other interactions with them to us. We will negotiate with the insurance company to maximize settlement amounts. Insurance companies do not have your financial or physical well-being at heart — they want to convince you to settle for as little as possible.

If you have any additional questions, reach out to our personal injury lawyers at Evans/Reilley at (512) 732-2727.

Get Help from Our Elgin Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If someone’s inaction or negligence has injured you, contact our Elgin, TX, personal, injury lawyers at  Evans/Reilley today. Once you tell us about your accident, we will get to work for your immediately. Call us at (512) 732-2727 to schedule a consultation.

Attorney Chip Evans

Austin Attorney Chip EvansChip Evans is a partner at Evans & Herlihy. Chip brings to the firm more than 20 years of experience as a trial lawyer representing Plaintiffs. It is the desire to help individuals, not corporations, that attracts Chip to this side of the docket. [ Attorney Bio ]

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