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Get the Compensation You Deserve After a Spine Injury

Experienced Spine Injury Lawyers Fighting for You in Austin

Spinal injuries are serious, and their associated costs are astronomical. If you or someone you love has suffered a spine injury caused by another’s negligence, you may have legal recourse.

Filing and managing a personal injury lawsuit for a spine injury is no easy task. Doing it successfully requires significant experience. You want to work with an attorney on whom you can depend to handle the technical intricacies while personally helping you through the legal process.  The spine injury lawyers at Evans/Reilley have proven experience in managing cases like this and are well-regarded for providing compassionate service.

Contact our Austin spinal injury lawyers today at (512) 732-2727. We’ll explain your legal options and get started on your case immediately.

Why Choose Our Spinal Injury Lawyers

We Know How to Handle Cases Like Yours

If you have suffered a spine injury due to the negligence of another individual or organization, you may be eligible for compensation under Texas personal injury laws.  Pursuing this process without the guidance of a seasoned spine injury lawyer is a mistake.  The laws are confusing and the filing process complicated. Everything that needs to be done is time consuming and time sensitive.

Your recovery is going to require all of your energy, and you simply don’t have the knowledge to appropriately bring a personal injury case.  Thus, choosing a firm to represent you is the first, and perhaps most important, thing you must do.

The spinal injury lawyers at Evans/Reilley are best positioned to help you. They have all of the qualities you need in a personal injury attorney and are well-respected in and around Austin.  Consider what we bring to your case.

Experience and Knowledge: Attorney Chip Evans  has more than two decades of experience. He is a board-certified trial attorney with a reputation for being a skillful negotiator and aggressive litigator. His reputation for success is well-known and admired; he consistently leverages the resources of his firm on behalf of his clients.

Compassionate Client Service: Spinal injuries are life changing, and settlements from personal injury cases are important to those who suffer. We understand the importance of the service we provide to you. Additionally, we appreciate how frightening uncertainty can be, so we are available to you anytime to answer all questions you have about your case.

We deal with people who have cases — not cases that involve people. This perspective matters and drives our philosophy each and every day

Reputation for Success: You want to work with a firm that has a reputation for excellence. The most powerful testament to the quality of our service comes directly from our clients. Consider the experience of one client, shared below, as well as other client testimonials.  Without a doubt, we make a difference in the lives of those we represent.


Chip and his staff were a tremendous help to our family after our car accident. From the moment he offered to come to our home to talk with us to our final meeting to wrap everything up, it was clear that he understood our needs and the stresses we were facing. Personable and professional, Chip was always easy to get in touch with, and his organized and friendly staff helped us every step of the way. I can’t recommend the Evans/Reilley Law Firm highly enough! – Melissa D.

We are ready to provide you the high quality of service you need while maximizing the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at  (512) 732-2727 to schedule a free consultation with our spine injury lawyer.

How Our Spine Injury Lawyer Will Help You

Managing Your Lawsuit Is Our Responsibility

Filing a personal injury lawsuit for a spine injury in Austin requires many steps. As you dedicate your time and energy to your recovery, our spine injury lawyer will  handle all of the tasks related to your lawsuit. You can be sure that nothing will be overlooked and everything will be completed accurately and in a timely fashion.  Our team will:

  • Listen carefully to your experience
  • Thoroughly investigate your accident
  • Identify at-fault parties
  • Gather evidence from all available sources (police reports, photos, physician reports)
  • Interview witnesses
  • File necessary paperwork
  • Calculate and prove damages, including those which may extend into the future
  • Engage expert witnesses
  • Negotiate on your behalf for a settlement
  • Represent you in court, if your case goes to litigation.

While we clearly handle everything, you will never be kept in the dark. Our team will communicate with you regularly, making sure you are aware of where things stand at all times and ensuring you are comfortable that everything is under control. We know how to handle spinal injury cases and are ready to help you.

FAQS About Spinal Cord and Back Injuries

Our Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Addresses Your Most Pressing Concerns

The legal process encompassing a spine injury can be incredibly confusing; questions are common. Below we have shared some of those most often raised, along with our spine lawyer’s response.

How do I know if I have a viable spine injury case?

It must be determined whether negligent actions led to your injury. Your spine injury lawyer can review the facts surrounding your accident and injury and let you know if you have a case.

How much time do I have to file my spinal cord injury lawsuit?

The statute of limitations in Texas for personal injury cases  is two years. This means that you must file your lawsuit within two years from the date of your injury. When you work with our experienced spinal injury lawyer, we will ensure that all documents are filed correctly and in a timely manner.

When should I contact a spine injury lawyer?

As soon as possible after obtaining necessary medical care. When injuries of this type are related to an accident, it is critical to begin an investigation into the accident as quickly as possible, while evidence is still available. Our spinal injury attorney will investigate all details to ensure we can prove that negligent actions led to your injuries.

I was partially at fault for the accident that resulted in my back injury; do I still have a case?

You may. Texas law assigns proportionate responsibility in accident cases. This is also known as the modified comparative fault rule. It means that as long as you are less than 51% responsible for the accident, you can claim damages in a legal case. However, if you do have some degree of responsibility, it will impact the amount of damages you receive. Your personal injury lawyer can explain how this would impact your case specifically.

How long will my spine injury case take?

There is no exact answer. The timing of each case is dependent upon a host of issues. Your spine injury lawyer will review your case and can provide a more accurate time frame. That said, it is wise not to rush the proceedings; your attorney needs time to research and prove your case, and settling prematurely can result in lower compensation

We hope the information shared has helped to address some of your concerns, but we know you have many more questions. Please, reach out to us today to schedule a consultation. During this meeting we can learn more about your personal situation and provide more detailed information.

Spinal Injury Lawsuits

Proving Negligence Is Challenging

In order to be eligible for a spine injury settlement, your spine injury attorney in Austin must be able to prove negligence.  This is not an easy task — your claims will likely be met with strong resistance, but we know what to do.

Your attorney must prove that:

  • The defendant owes you a duty of care.
  • The defendant breached this duty.
  • The defendant’s negligent behaviors directly relate to your spinal injury.
  • This injury resulted in losses to you.

Our spinal cord injury attorney in Austin can review your accident and the circumstances surrounding it to determine if negligence played a role.

The Financial Impact of Spinal Injuries Can Be Devastating

Spinal injuries are often serious; the associated costs can be life changing.  When you engage the services of a spine injury lawyer at Evans/Reilley you can rest assured that they will take the time to calculate and substantiate all of your damages. We pay attention to every detail and make sure to include them in your lawsuit.

Legally, the term “damages” relates to the valuation of harms caused by your injuries. In your Texas personal injury case, damages are categorized as economic,  non-economic, and punitive.

Economic damages — termed “compensatory damages” in Texas law —  relate directly to costs associated with your spinal injury. They include, but are not limited to medical bills, lost income related to your inability to work or having to work fewer hours, transportation costs related to your injury  (travel to seek medical care), and costs for supportive care.

Injuries to the spine tend to be costly. For example,  an injury to any of the top four vertebrae can cost an average of $1,149,629 in the first year, and $199,637 for every subsequent year.

And this figure relates only to health care costs and living expenses associated with the spinal injury. That means a person who is 25 years old at the time of his or her injury could pay over $5 million in medical costs alone over the course of their lifetime.

Non-economic damages require pinning a dollar figure on other harms you have and will experience associated with your spinal injury. These types of damages might include:

  • Mental suffering and emotional anguish
  • Suffering related to physical impairment and disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship.

Our spinal injury lawyer can help quantify these intangibles. They are very real losses, and you deserve to be compensated for them.

Punitive damages are a separate category of damages. Awarded less often, they require that your spine injury lawyer prove clearly that gross negligence caused your spinal cord injury (Tex. C.P.R. §41.003). However, the standard is high for proving that the circumstances surrounding your injuries merit application of punitive damages. Texas law caps punitive damages at two times the amount of economic damages you receive plus the amount of your non-economic damages won, up to $750,000.

Our spine injury lawyer in Texas will work tirelessly to account for all of your damages, present and future. We know what we need to do to prove them to maximize your settlement.

Evans/Reilley Will Protect Your Rights

Experienced Spine Injury Lawyer Representation Helps Maximize Settlements

If you’ve suffered a back injury due to a workplace accident, a slip and fall, a car accident, or some other situation resulting from another party’s negligence, you might be entitled to compensation that could help you cover your medical costs and continue living life as normally as possible.

Insurance companies know that many people who have suffered from accident-related injuries aren’t aware of their own rights and will often accept the first settlement they’re offered. Insurance companies are businesses, so they are always focused on their bottom line. This means convincing you to settle for the lowest amount possible in your back injury case.

When you have legal representation, insurers are more likely to offer the settlement you deserve.

Additionally, the counsel of an experienced back injury lawyer is invaluable. At Evans/Reilley, we know that the costs associated with injuries of this type are multi-faceted. We leverage our experience in quantifying past, present, and future costs when determining appropriate settlements.

Contact Us Today

Injuries to the  back, spine, or neck are incredibly traumatizing and impactful.  Actions and activities that were once second nature may be restricted, if not impossible. You may not be able to work in the same capacity as before your spinal injury or to participate in the hobbies you once enjoyed.

Serious back or neck injury can be life-changing.

Compounding your physical and emotional pain are the monetary costs associated with injuries of this type. In addition to emergency medical bills, the cost of long-term treatment and rehabilitative care can wipe out your family’s savings, ruining your plans for the future. In situations where a loved one has suffered a debilitating back, neck, or spinal cord injury, family dynamics change as people step into the role of caregiver.

The seasoned Austin spine injury attorneys at Evans/Reilley appreciate the challenges you are facing and are committed to helping you prove negligence and maximize your settlement.

Contact us today at (512) 732-2727 to speak with one of our spinal cord injury lawyers and learn more about what we can do for your specific situation.

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 ]