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Preventable Car Accident Lawyer
in Austin, TX

There were 436,748 motor vehicle crashes in Texas in 2016. In Austin alone, there were 15,814.1 Of those accidents, there were 3,773 motor vehicle deaths.2 1 person was injured every 2 minutes on Texas roads last year.3

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These staggering numbers can lead insurance companies to treat you like a statistic instead of a person. They could even call a car collision an accident.

You may even be inclined to accept the first settlement you are offered by an insurance company. However, the first insurance settlement may not be the amount you are entitled to after a preventable car accident; adjusters will look for any reason to downplay or minimize your injuries.

Get the help you deserve for your preventable car accident case

At Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. in Austin, we can take on the insurance companies and the defense lawyers for you. Our team has experience in the following:

If you or a loved one have been hurt in a preventable car accident, your first responsibility should be getting the help you need, both medically and legally. Call 512-472-0404 or contact us to let us help work towards what you deserve.

$500,000 Arbitration Award in Hays County Car Wreck Case
An 84 year old turned left in front of our client on FM 150 in Hays County. Our client received a neck injury as well as aggravated a prior back injury. The other driver’s insurance carrier hired an aggressive defense firm to contest liability in the wreck and our client’s damage claims. A week before the case was to be tried, the defense requested the case go to arbitration. The arbitrator rejected the defense’s position and awarded our client $500,000.

In Our Clients’ Words

Our Process For Preventable Car Accident Cases

To help your case best, we may use an expert car crash reconstructionist to understand exactly what happened at the scene of your accident.

Using state-of-the-art technology and engineering skills, our accident reconstruction team answers many questions to get a complete picture of your accident. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • What do the skid marks indicate?
  • What type of surface was involved?
  • What were the weather and road conditions at the time of the accident?
  • What did the police reports show?
  • Was there drunk driving or any other impairment involved?
  • What did the eyewitnesses report?
  • What does the injured victim remember about the accident?
  • What was on the 911 tape?

Our accident reconstructionist will examine the vehicles involved and will inspect the scene. We will find any public data available, such as the timing and phasing sheets for traffic lights. Sometimes small details make all the difference.

We also pour over any photographs that you or anyone else might have taken at the scene of the accident. This includes photos of your injuries related to the car crash. Bruising, contusions, and abrasions are very important to us in telling your story. To an insurance company, if they can’t see it, it doesn’t exist.

From there, we handle both the personal injury and, in some instances, the property damage aspects of your case. We work with Life Care Planners who know what you/your family member will need over their lifetime to address their care post-accident.

We will also pursue many sources of compensation available to you from your insurance policy and the policy of the driver responsible for injuring you. Personal injury protection (PIP), medical expenses, and lost wages could come back to you, along with extra costs discovered by pain and suffering investigation.

About Leonard B. Gabbay

Leonard B. Gabbay’s 25 years of legal experience has been recognized by multiple local and national associations. Len was a Best of Austin Critics’ Pick in 1995 by the Austin Chronicle. He has been recognized for 5 consecutive years as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. He has also won multiple awards from Avvo Inc., including “Clients’ Choice for Trucking Accidents” in 2012, and a “Superb Lawyer 10” from 2012-2014. Len has also been named a Top Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell® in 2013, and was awarded the title of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® from 2005-2015.

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Contact Leonard B. Gabbay for a Free Consultation

At Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. we handle all the legal aspects of a preventable car accident for clients throughout Texas. We can also arrange a contingent fee where you will not have to pay attorneys’ fees, court costs, or other expenses unless we recover compensation for you.

For a free initial consultation call us today at 512-472-0404.