What You Stand to Gain with an Injury Claim
People who've been in an accident are often in the worst circumstances of their lives. They’ve been injured, their hospitalization costs are climbing, they’re unable to work, and everything they’ve worked to build is in danger of collapsing. In the hands of the right lawyer, an injury claim can take care of all of that. By holding the at-fault parties accountable in court, our Austin personal injury law firm has been able to help our clients replace and recover everything they’ve lost.
Personal injury claims can recover or replace:
- All hospitalization and treatment costs
- Lost wages due to injury
- Lost earning capacity for lifelong injuries
- Future medical care
- Cost of mental and emotional anguish
- Cost of physical pain and suffering
- Funeral costs for fatal injuries
- Medical costs prior to death
Anyone who has ever been in a serious accident may be entitled to everything listed above. Unfortunately, the companies who harm or kill people never offer to help the injured recover what they need. Instead, accident victims are forced to hire attorneys to force those companies to do what’s right. People call our Austin injury lawyers because we’re extremely effective at forcing companies to pay what our clients are owed.
Types of Austin Accident Cases We Handle
Our firm can take on any type of accident or injury case. We represent industrial workers, offshore workers, seamen, drivers, consumers, truckers, adults, children, families, and people from all walks of life.
Accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere. Our Austin injury lawyers can help after:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- 18-wheeler accidents
- Plant and refinery accidents
- Warehouse accidents
- Pipeline explosions
- Oilfield accidents
- Oil and gas worker injuries
- Work accidents
- Offshore injuries
We also take on cases involving defective and dangerous products, from children's toys to tools or electronics. No matter the circumstances surrounding a case or how formidable the opponent may seem, we are confident in our ability to get answers and fair compensation for our clients so they can move on with their lives.
Plant, Refinery & Industrial Accidents in Austin, TX
One of the main areas of practice our firm is known for involves industrial injuries and catastrophic events like plant explosions, refinery fires, and the like. Austin is home to industrial workers of all kinds, and it is the site of the Double Punch Refinery, which is owned and operated by Barton Refining. Workers at Double Punch Refinery and at any warehouse, factory, plant, or other worksite in the area can turn to Arnold & Itkin if they're injured on the job. As Austin plant and refinery accident lawyers, we know what it takes to help injured employees, contactors, and subcontractors get the benefits and compensation they rightfully deserve.
Austin Crane Collision Hospitalizes 16 Construction Workers
In September 2020, one of the worst crane accidents in the nation’s history occurred at a construction site in East Austin. Late in the morning of September 16, two cranes became entangled and led to an immediate evacuation of the area. Nearly 2 dozen workers were injured while trying to escape, and 16 required hospitalization.
Negligence & Personal Injury Law
Negligence is a key factor in most personal injury lawsuits.
Simply defined, negligence is a failure to act with reasonable care. A person may be considered negligent if they behaved without the level of care that a reasonably prudent person would have in the same or similar circumstances. An example may be a driver who changes lanes without checking their mirrors or using a turn signal. Another example may be a store owner who fails to clean up a spill or put a "wet floor" sign to warn customers. Yet another is a dog owner who does not fix a broken fence, allowing their dog to escape.
When acts like these cause harm, those who have been injured may be able to hold the negligent party accountable in civil court by way of a personal injury lawsuit. Changing lanes without a turn signal can cause a serious car crash. A wet floor can cause a slip and fall accident. A loose dog could attack an innocent passerby. in these and similar scenarios, personal injury law gives injured people a way to recoup their losses, get the treatment they need, and rebuild their lives.
Establishing Fault & Liability (Legal Responsibility)
As Austin personal injury attorneys, one of our primary roles is establishing liability, or legal responsibility. We conduct independent investigations of our clients' cases to determine exactly what happened and who was responsible. When we've done that, we can present compelling cases that show how a person or company is liable, the extent of damage they caused, and what it will take to help our client recover.
There are four main factors in establishing liability in a personal injury case:
- The defendant (at-fault party) owed a duty of care to the plaintiff (injured party).
- That duty of care was breached in some way, such as through negligence.
- The plaintiff suffered quantifiable, visible, and/or measurable harm.
- The defendant's breach of duty caused the plaintiff's injuries.
Catastrophic Injury Claims & How Our Austin Accident Lawyers Can Help
When injuries are severe enough that they change a person's life, they are considered "catastrophic." This may include severe burns, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, amputation, and brain injuries. Recovery can be a long and challenging process, and in some cases a person suffering from a catastrophic injury may be unable to recover fully, living with physical or mental limitations that affect their ability to work or even perform daily activities.
Cases like these require the time and attention of an Austin injury law firm that not only knows what it takes to rebuild after a catastrophic injury but that has a track record of recovering the settlements and verdicts that cover all medical care, ongoing expenses, lost earnings, and more. That is the level of counsel provided at Arnold & Itkin.
About Austin, TX
Known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” Austin is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. The city has a vibrant culture encompassing music, art, and entertainment, as well as jaw-dropping natural beauty and incredible cuisine. The average temperature in Austin is a mild 68 degrees, and the area gets about 300 days of sunshine a year. Taking all of this into account, it’s no wonder that Austin is the capital of Texas.
Austin was first incorporated in 1839 and is now the 11th most populous city in the country, not to mention the 4th most populous city in Texas. As of 2022, Austin had an estimated population of nearly 1.03 million, a significant increase from 961,855 in 2020. The city is home to many waterways, rivers, and lakes, including Lake Travis, Lady Bird Lake, and McKinney Falls. Some Austin residents use the slogan “Keep Austin Weird” to promote diversity and to protect the many small businesses in the region from being overtaken by big companies. Austin has also been called the “City of the Violet Crown” because of the way the light hits the hills at twilight.
There is no shortage of things to do in Austin, both for visitors and residents. The music scene is second-to-none. It is virtually everywhere you turn at the city’s more than 250 live music venues. If you want to venture outdoors, you can zipline in Hill Country, visit sculpture gardens, hike or ride on the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, or keep cool in Barton Springs Pool. You can take in the city’s rich history at historic homes and museums, go shopping, eat at some of the best restaurants in the country, and enjoy the nightlife.
Austin’s economy stayed strong even through the COVID-19 pandemic. Its steady economy is supported by a range of industries, including manufacturing, telecommunications, information technology, defense and security, and business and financial services.
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Speak with an Austin Personal Injury Attorney at (888) 493-1629
When young boys nationwide were left deformed by an unsafe drug, families turned to Arnold & Itkin, and they won $8 billion—the third largest verdict in the nation’s history. When a construction superintendent lost his leg in a crane accident, he turned to Arnold & Itkin, and he won $44 million—the largest verdict ever won for an amputation victim. When a young mother was paralyzed and brain-damaged in an ambulance accident, her family turned to Arnold & Itkin, and she won $117 million—the largest verdict for a single plaintiff in Louisiana history.
Our Austin personal injury lawyers know how to win. We pour every resource, take every measure, and pursue every avenue for compensation to make sure our clients are taken care of for life. If you were injured in an accident of any kind, speak with our firm to discuss your legal and financial options. Your consultation is free!
Our team brings the fight to the other side because helping clients is personal to us. Call us now at (888) 493-1629 to find out how we can work to help you.