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Experienced Personal Injury Representation in Austin, TX

Personal injury means that you have received an injury to your body, mind, or emotional state. A personal injury lawsuit or claim means that someone violated a safety rule and that violation of the safety rule caused you serious harm.

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Have I Actually Received a Personal Injury?

Types of personal injuries may include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Commercial vehicle accidents
  • Airplane accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Injuries to your brain, spine, skeleton, muscles, or internal organs
  • Product liabilities
  • Libel/Slander or Defamation
  • Assault/battery

In most cases, the statute of limitations on personal injuries in Texas is 2 years from the time of the incident. If you believe you have sustained a personal injury, consult a personal injury lawyer quickly to find out what rights you have and how best to preserve your claims.

How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Not all cases are valued alike. Unlike the insurance companies that try to make a one size fits all valuation of a person’s injury case, the real value of your case depends on how your injuries have affected your life and sometimes the lives of family members.

Of course these elements of damage are in addition to your:

  • Medical bills
  • Your future treatment costs
  • Your property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity in the future that is caused by your injuries

Anyone injured is entitled to receive proper medical care to treat their injury. Your job, when injured, is to get better and comply with your doctor’s orders. This may include physical therapy, cognitive therapy if you have suffered a head injury, and sometimes emotional injuries will require therapy visits with a counselor or therapist.

Leonard B. Gabbay won’t force a case. He’ll walk you through any steps and give you the tools you need to make your next decision.

How Does a Personal Injury Claim Work?

In your consultation about your personal injury lawsuit, Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. will talk to you one-on-one with no pretense. He’s here to help you completely, even if you go with another personal injury lawyer.

If you choose to go with Len, here’s one of 2 ways to we’ll proceed:

  1. Out-of-court settlement
  2. Formal lawsuit

Out-of-court settlement

An out-of-court settlement is a negotiation which results in a written agreement and compensation that is fair to both parties (most often, some financial payout). Once the agreement has been signed, all parties involved agree that the matter is closed and will not be brought up again. The only way we know how to get an out of court settlement in the case is to investigate the case and negotiate from a position of power. We know how to do this, and we are good at it.

Only attorneys, insurers, and those involved in the actual lawsuit are present, possibly reducing stress, keeping costs low, and being the simplest way to work towards achieving wanted results.

Formal Lawsuit

When matters cannot be achieved through out-of-court settlement or arbitration, a civil complaint may be filed against the other side. When this happens, the matter becomes formalized and is put through proceedings in civil court to work towards reaching the desired outcome. This can be complicated and expensive for all parties involved. We have always been successful in every case we have tried. We know how to try lawsuits, and jurors appreciate our passion for seeking justice.

Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer

During your consultation, ask questions. As much as all personal injury lawyers would love to help you with your case, you need to make sure that the one you’re interviewing with is the right fit. We love hearing real questions, no matter how hard or uncomfortable they might be to ask. Leonard B. Gabbay is here for you and will help you on your own time.

Here’s a comprehensive checklist of questions you might need to ask when choosing the right lawyer for your case.

What are your fees and costs?

  1. What is your contingency fee?
  2. Will I have to pay for case costs if we lose?
  3. Will you get me more money than your competitors?
  4. What kind of experts would you call to help the case and how much would they cost?
  5. Would I have to pay expert witness fees?

What should I expect during this case?

  1. How will you communicate with me about my case: directly or through a paralegal?
  2. How long might a case like this take?
  3. What possible problems do you see with my case?
  4. When is my lawsuit going to be filed?
  5. Will I have to go to trial for this?

What is your history with personal injury law?

  1. How long have you been involved with a practice?
  2. Will you be the one handling my case?
  3. Have you tried this type of personal injury case before?
  4. How many personal injury cases you’ve been involved with have ruled in favor of the plaintiff?
  5. Do you have enough time to dedicate enough resources to my case?
  6. Can you provide references from previous clients?

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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Ready to Work with an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer?

You can count on Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. to be on your side. We always represent you ― we never represent the insurance company.

If you live in Austin or the surrounding areas and have suffered a personal injury, don’t wait. Contact the law office of Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. for a free consultation.
Call us today at 512-472-0404.