Austin Car Accidents Lawyer
Put Decades of Experience in Your Corner
In a moment, your life changes. In a car accident, a routine drive on an ordinary day can rob you of your ability to enjoy life the way you used to. You may even lose a family member or loved one. At the Law Offices of Jay Doyle, P.C. in Austin, we understand the pain and suffering that often follows a car wreck. Catastrophic injuries associated with motor vehicle crashes can lead to losses in many areas of your life, including your mobility, your job, your finances, your quality of life. Call our Austin car accident lawyer today for a free consultation.
Dial (512) 270-2107 now and schedule a free
consultation. We offer services in Spanish and Italian.
Texas Statute of Limitations
In Texas, the statute of limitations to file a car accident claim is two years. If you are filing a claim against a government entity the time frame to do so is much shorter, being about 60-90 days from the day of the accident, depending on the situation. If you do not discover your injuries until after the date of the accident, the statute of limitations begins on the date you make the discovery. There are other exceptions to these rules. Our experience car accident attorneys are able to give counsel depending on your specific situation.
Can I File A Claim If I Was At Fault?
Yes and no, Texas follows a “modified comparative fault” law which means if you are less than 50% at fault for an accident you can still file a claim. However, your total compensation amount won will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
In other words, the court will determine your percentage of fault for an accident and your compensation total separately. In the end the total compensation you won will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you are found to be 20% at fault for an accident your damages will be reduced by 20%.
Your Well-Being Is Important to Us
If an auto crash has left you injured or grieving the loss of a loved one, you may have many questions and concerns. Attorney Jay Doyle is committed to supporting those in Austin who are victims of car wrecks due to the negligence of other drivers. For nearly 40 years, he has fought for the rights of his injured neighbors involved in accidents caused by dangerous behaviors.
These can include
- Excessive speed and reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Negligence causing injuries to bicyclists and pedestrians
- Accidents involving commercial vehicles
- Impaired driving
It is not unusual for victims of these types of negligence to suffer head trauma, spinal cord damage, broken bones, and other catastrophic injuries. The results can be devastating when you must deal with medical bills and lost wages in addition to a long and painful recovery. If a loved one suffered fatal injuries in an accident, you face unspeakable loss. Let us stand by you and help you through the difficult times.
What Damages Can I Recover?
There are two main types of damages that you can recover after a car accident in Texas, economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages compensate for financial losses such as missed days at work and medical expenses. Non-economic, as the name suggests, compensations for non-financially suffering after an accident such as pain and suffering and mental anguish. Since these types of damages can be difficult to quantify they are sometimes called general damages.
There is a third type of damages called punitive damages. Punitive damages are often reserved for cases where the negligent party knew their actions would almost certainly cause harm but did so anyway, as such they are not often awarded. Texas does cap, or limit, certain damages, including non-economic damages.
We've Recovered Millions for Our Clients!
The insurance company for the other party may contact you with a settlement offer. Before you sign any papers or answer any questions, call us to review the offer and evaluate your case. We want to be sure you have the opportunity to seek an appropriate amount to cover your medical needs, pain and suffering, and any future expenses related to the accident.
When your life is turned upside down, the last thing you need is to deal with an impersonal law firm that will treat you like a stranger. Attorney Jay Doyle offers his personal attention to your case.
Contact our offices in Austin, Texas,
for a free initial consultation today!
Jay Doyle is what every lawyer should be — a hero!- V. H.
You represent the kind of person that I am pleased to know.- M.M.
Yo creo que tienen un excelente servicio para la comunidad- L.M.
The Law Offices of Jay Doyle were more than helpful and I feel very confident in recommending your firm.- D.C.
Thank you for all your help concerning the damages to my car.- S.C.
$3.8 Million Defective Product
Client Net Recovery: $2,251,819.21
$2.5 Million Wrongful Death
Client Net Recovery: $1,514,082.20
$1.3 Million Wrongful Death
Client Net Recovery: $737,737.01
$1.3 Million Wrongful Death
Client Net Recovery: $833,250
$1.3 Million Death in Company Vehicle
Client Net Recovery: $833,250
$1 Million Drunk Driving Victim
Client Net Recovery: $707,650
$771 Thousand On the Job Injury
Client Net Recovery: $328,500
$603 Thousand Bicycling Death
Client Net Recovery: $402,008.30
$312.5 Thousand Construction Lift Collapse
Client Net Recovery: $240,000
$303 Thousand Insurance Benefits Denied
Client Net Recovery: $190,693.98
No Legal Fee Unless We Win
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Millions of Dollars Recovered
Nearly 40 Years of Experience
If you have a question about your case, Attorney Jay Doyle is the person you will talk to. You won't have to go through intermediaries to get the answers you need.