Austin Personal Injury Lawyers

Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Clients In Austin, Texas For Over 25 Years

Thomas J. Henry Law is a leading personal injury law firm representing accident victims in Austin, Texas, and nationwide. Over the past 25 years, Thomas J. Henry Law has built a reputation for securing substantial verdicts and settlements for clients injured in auto accidents, company vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, or workplace accidents.

Our Austin office has the resources and staff to serve local clients as well as clients from surrounding cities and communities. Clients benefit from state-of-the-art trial technology, an industry-leading case management system, multimedia conference rooms, and, of course, exceptional service from our experienced Austin injury lawyers and staff.

If you’ve been involved in an accident don’t wait; contact us now to start your Free Case Consultation.

Our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends to accommodate your needs. If you are unable to travel to our office, we can arrange to visit you at home or in the hospital.

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Austin Personal Injury Attorneys Handling a Broad Scope of Practice Area

At our Austin law office, we handle cases concerning all of our legal practice areas, including:

Austin 18-Wheler Accident Lawyers – Serving as a major transportation hub for Texas, it is not uncommon to see 18-wheeler traveling along Interstate 35 in Austin. Unfortunately, when you combine 18-wheelers and heavy traffic like that in Austin, accidents are bound to happen. Thomas J. Henry Law has represented victims of 18-wheeler accidents in Austin for more than 25 years. If you’ve been injured by an 18-wheeler, we are here to help.

Austin Car Accident Lawyers 78 people were killed in car accidents in Austin, Texas in 2017. Another 4,000 people were injured. Whether your crash occurred on a congested highway like Interstate 35, MoPac Expressway, US 290, or Highway 183 or at a dangerous intersection like those of found along Trinity Street, Lamar Boulevard, 7th Street, Riverside Drive, Butler Road, and Parmer Lane, our experienced Austin car accident lawyers are ready to help you.

Austin Company Vehicle Accident Lawyers Company vehicle accidents can involve vehicles of all makes, models, shapes, and sizes. This includes dump trucks, garbage trucks, vehicle transporters, transit buses, school buses, utility vehicles, construction vehicles, and Uber and Lyft vehicles. Company vehicle accidents present unique liability issues as multiple parties can be held responsible for your injuries, including the driver and their employer. Thomas J. Henry Law has represented clients injured in Austin company vehicle accidents for more than 25 years. We have the experience and the resources to handle your case aggressively and effectively.

Austin Medical Malpractice Lawyers – Austin is home to some of the largest and most distinguished hospitals in Texas, including St. David’s Medical Center, Seton Medical Center Austin, and Dell Children’s Medical Center. While the vast majority of healthcare professionals are knowledgeable, experienced, and have their patients’ safety and health at top of mind, medical errors do occur. In fact, 24.4 per 1,000 Texas residents are victims of medical malpractice. At Thomas J. Henry Law, our Austin medical malpractice lawyers understand how upsetting it can be to suffer harm at your physician’s hands. If you are a victim of malpractice, don’t hesitate to call our Austin medical malpractice attorneys for a free consultation.

Austin Motorcycle Accidents Lawyers Fatal motorcycle accidents are common on the Texas roadways, and Austin is no exception when it comes to these types of crashes. In 2017, Texas surpassed 500 motorcyclist fatalities for the second year in a row. Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents tend to be severe in nature, often requiring surgeries as well as years of treatment and physical therapy. In addition to physical hardships, medical bills and time off of work can place financial burdens on you and your family. Let our Austin motorcycle accident attorneys assist you with the legal process and help you get back on your feet.

Austin Premises Liability Lawyers The concept of premises liability involves an injury caused by a dangerous, unsafe, or defective condition on a property. These types of cases can be difficult to navigate on your own, so it is important to reach out to a local Austin premises liability lawyer to assist with your claim. Whether your injuries were the result of a slip and fall accident, negligent security, or a dog or animal bite, our Austin premises liability lawyers have the expertise to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Austin Truck Accident Lawyers The Austin-Round Rock metro area includes five counties – all of which see a large amount of commercial truck activity and accidents. In 2017, across the five-county metro area (including Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties), there were more than 1,400 crashes involving commercial motor vehicles, resulting in hundreds of injuries. Due to the massive size differential between commercial trucks and passenger vehicles, oftentimes the injuries sustained in trucking accidents are severe in nature, including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. As a victim of a semi-truck crash, you have rights that need to be protected. At Thomas J. Henry Law, our experienced Austin truck accident lawyers have the power to do just that.

Austin Workplace Injury Lawyers As an employee, you should not have to carry the fear of being injured while on the job. You have a right to expect that your employer is providing you with the safest workplace environment possible. Our Austin workplace injury attorneys fight to protect the rights of injured workers and help them recover after devastating work-related injuries. If you were injured on the job by a defective product or piece of equipment, or if your employer has failed to prioritize the safety of its employees, call Thomas J. Henry immediately for assistance.

Austin Wrongful Death Lawyers Instances of wrongful death can occur without warning, and the effect is always catastrophic. If you have lost a loved one to an accident in Austin, please do not think you have to deal with the outcome alone. Our Austin wrongful death attorneys will deal with the legal aspects and the insurance company so that you can focus on yourself and your family.

A Personal Injury Attorney in Austin to Help You Every Step of the Way

When you choose Thomas J. Henry Law to represent you in your personal injury claim, our attorneys will take immediate action to protect your rights and build your claim to compensation. Further, you will have a licensed Austin injury lawyer dedicated to your case and providing updates and advice through every step of the personal injury claims process. As you move forward with your Austin personal injury case, here are a few things you can expect.

  • Initial Consultation: Thomas J. Henry Law offers FREE case reviews to all injured clients. During this initial consultation, a licensed attorney will review your injury claim and the circumstances surrounding your accident or injury in order to provide you with a full understanding of your legal options and the steps available to you. If you decide to pursue your claim with Thomas J. Henry Law, your attorney will begin the process of securing evidence, witness testimony, and filing your claim.
  • Initial Petition or Complaint: After gathering the necessary evidence and information of your case, your lawyer will file an initial petition with the appropriate court. The document lays out the essential facts of your case, including the events that led to your accident or injury and the damages you suffered as a result. The complaint will also name you as the Plaintiff of your case and the person, people, or entities responsible for your injury as the Defendant(s).
  • Serve Notice to the Appropriate Parties: As soon as the initial petition is received by the appropriate court, it will be time to notify the parties involved in the lawsuit. This process is referred to as “serving” the defendant and involves physically delivering a copy of the complaint to the appropriate parties in a way that can be verified, thus ensuring that the defendant cannot later claim they were unaware of the lawsuit.  If your case involves multiple defendants, each defendant will need to be notified separately even if they share a residence.
  • Defendant Response: Once served, the defendant will have a short period to find and hire a defense attorney before his or her first court date. If insurance applies to your case, such as a car accident claim, the defendant is required by law to notify their insurer. The insurance company will appoint and pay for the defendant’s lawyer if he or she has not already hired one. The defendant will also need to respond to the claims made in your initial petition in the form of a Defendant’s Response. Failure to do so may result in you being awarded a default summary judgment, winning your Austin personal injury case then and there.
  • Discovery: If your case moves beyond the defendant response stage, you will move into the discovery process. Discovery is an opportunity for your attorney and the defendant’s attorney to exchange evidence and witness information. This can include medical records, corporate and insurance communications, police reports, and witness statements. Your attorney will also issue a request for admission and conducting depositions as they proceed with your claim.
  • Pre-Trial and Settlement Negotiations: With all the facts and evidence in place, settlement negotiations will pick up. This is the phase in which most personal injury cases are resolved, either in the form of a settlement agreement or through mediation or arbitration. As they negotiate, your Austin injury attorney will also be prepping your case for trial and developing a courtroom strategy. This ensures that you will not be pressured into a lowball settlement and will be prepared to pursue your case to verdict if necessary.
  • Trial and Verdict:  If a reasonable settlement cannot be agreed upon, your case will move onto the trial phase. This is where you really need an attorney who is familiar with the entire personal injury lawsuit process. Thomas J. Henry Law has Austin injuries with extensive courtroom experience. They will be prepared, comfortable, and confident arguing your claim before judge or jury, putting you in the best position to secure maximum recovery. Our firm’s reputation of securing record-breaking verdicts is no accident, we prepare winning strategies and treat every case as though it will go to trial. This means defendants may be more likely to settle out of court, saving your time and stress.

Choosing the Right Austin Injury Lawyer to Represent You

One of the most important decisions you can make following an injury or accident is selecting an injury attorney to represent your claim. Not every personal injury attorney can offer equal representation, and many lack the experience and resources necessary to take on larger companies, insurers, and defendants. Others may lack trial experience resulting in them taking a low settlement offer or, worse, they may take your case to trial and lose.

Thomas J. Henry Law has represented injured clients since 1993. We have secured record-breaking settlements and verdicts for our clients and have built a reputation as a firm that can successfully litigate against the largest defendants in the world, including Fortune 500 and 100 companies. With a team of more than 200 experienced lawyers and 350 supporting staff members, clients can rest assured that there is always someone working on their claim.

Our ability to win complex litigation combined with our commitment to client satisfaction has led to national recognition, including articles in Forbes and Businessweek. Our founder, Thomas J. Henry, is a member of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and is a lifetime member of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America. In 2021, Expertise recognized Thomas J. Henry as one of the Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Austin.

We are a firm that gets results and with our No Fee Guarantee, our clients pay us nothing unless and until we win their claim. This means we are able to help all injured victims, regardless of income.  Do not settle for less, contact Thomas J. Henry Law today for your FREE Case Consultation!

Thomas J. Henry Law’s Austin Offices

Thomas J. Henry Law’s Austin personal injury offices are located at 4401 West Gate Blvd. Our offices are conveniently located in the Oak Hill area about two miles from the intersection of Hwy 290 and the MoPac Expy. Our office is wheelchair accessible and can be reached by public transport by using the Cap Metro bus line.

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We have straight answers to difficult questions to help you make critical decisions, navigate legal process and help you get justice.

Following an accident, there are always more questions than answers. At Thomas J. Henry, we’re here to answer any questions you have about your injury case.

The risks of not contacting an attorney after an accident cannot be overstated. Simply put, you are risking your entire claim to recovery as well as future financial stability.

Insurance adjusters are familiar with claim procedures and liability. When an insurance adjuster calls you with questions concerning your accident, they are looking for information that limits the liability of their client and information that can be used to downplay the extent of your injuries.

Further, adjusters will often ask that you provide a recorded statement concerning your accident and injuries. While they may say that the sole purpose of the recorded statement is to gather information needed to move your claim forward, the statement can actually be used to erode your case and right to recovery.

It is the adjuster’s job to limit your recovery and save their company money. An attorney will help you protect your rights and your claim to fair compensation.

A successful personal injury attorney will utilize their legal expertise, resources, and knowledgeable support staff to develop your case in a way that accurately demonstrates liability as well as any economic and non-economic damages you have incurred. The ultimate goal is to take care of the client’s claim so that the client can focus on their health and physical recovery.

Thomas J. Henry Law has the legal and financial resources necessary to properly build and handle your case in the most effective and efficient way possible. Your attorney will make sure you are treated with respect, are kept informed with the most up-to-date information on your case, and that you are comfortable throughout the entire legal process as we work to secure the compensation you deserve. We will also work with medical providers to ensure you receive proper medical treatment for all of your injuries.

Experienced attorneys also have access to expert witnesses with specialized knowledge on a subject related to the case. Thomas J. Henry has spent years finding the best expert witnesses across the United States. Our firm retains the most qualified experts for each individual case, from accident reconstruction experts to medical professionals. Every expert undergoes a rigorous and in-depth examination process before ever being involved in a client’s case.

If you have been involved in an accident or suffered injury due to negligence, speaking with an experienced Austin injury attorney will help protect your rights and your claim to financial compensation. Failing to contact an attorney can leave you open to tactics insurers use to limit their liability and diminish your financial recovery. These tactics include:

  • Unintentional inconsistencies – Crashes and accidents are hectic and disorienting. As time moves on, you will likely remember less and less about the events leading up to and following your accident. When an insurance company goes back to compare all the statements you made over a period of weeks or months, they will claim that any inconsistencies were attempts by you to mislead the company and label them as lies before a judge or a jury.
  • Exposure to trick questions – Representatives often ask trick questions or word their inquiries in a way meant to trick or trap you. You may even be pressured into agreeing to facts that are not completely accurate just to get the representative off your back. Even an aggravated response of “I don’t know, maybe” or “I guess” can come back to haunt you later.
  • Exposure to leading statements – Even a statement that seems innocent on its surface can damage your claim depending on your response. For example, by giving a positive response to statements like “I hope your back is starting to feel a bit better” or “Wow, it’s a miracle you weren’t more seriously injured,” you could be tricked into understating the severity of your injuries.
  • Failure to report undiagnosed injuries – Most doctors agree that the full extent of injuries suffered in an accident may not be evident until several days after the accident has occurred. If a claims adjuster contacts you within 24 hours of a crash and asks about your injuries, chances are you will not be able to provide a complete list of injuries. This will not stop the insurance company from questioning and attempting to dismiss any injuries that became symptomatic after that initial recorded statement was made.
  • Provide material for cross-examination – By the time deposition or trial occurs, chances are the defense counsel will have reviewed your recorded statements dozens of times. They will craft questions for cross-examination with the understanding that you likely don’t remember everything you said or agreed to in that recorded statement. And when you misremember or contradict yourself in a moment of confusion, they will try to claim your misstatement proves your testimony is not credible.

We do accept walk-ins at our Austin offices. For your convenience, however, you may wish to make an appointment by calling our offices or completing an online contact form.

Yes. Our Austin injury attorneys are on-call, 24/7. If an in-person meeting is necessary and you are unable to travel to our offices, we will send an attorney directly to you.

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Representing injured victims from across the United States.

No matter the injury or the accident, if you or a loved one were harmed due to the negligence of an individual or company, Thomas J. Henry is here to assist you.

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