Car Accident Lawyer
in Austin, TX

Car Crash Attorneys Serving Injured Clients in
Austin and Surrounding Communities for 25 Years

4401 West Gate Blvd Suite 200
Austin, TX 78745

The focus of our Austin car accident attorneys is to obtain the compensation that our severely injured clients deserve due to the dangerous and reckless actions of individuals or companies. Automobile accidents are stressful, painful, and overwhelming events that oftentimes have a serious impact on your daily life. Medical bills and lost wages from missing work can cause a significant strain on you and your loved ones. Let us help you recover what you deserve.

Let our team of more than 200 attorneys help you and your family get back on your feet. Thomas J. Henry has served car accident victims for more than 25 years, helping clients achieve the compensation they need and deserve. Call now for your FREE case review with an experienced Austin car accident lawyer.


Thousands of People are Injured in Car Accidents in Austin Every Year

In 2017, there were 78 deaths caused by auto accidents in Austin, Texas. More than 4,000 other people were injured, hundreds of which suffered serious injuries. Unfortunately, distracted driving, drunk driving, and reckless driving continue to be major problems on Texas roadways, putting everyone in danger.

At Thomas J. Henry Law, we understand the ins and outs of Austin’s personal injury law and can help pursue damages for pain and suffering, injury, property damage, lost wages, and more. We fight for our clients to ensure the negligent party responsible for the crash pays what is owed. We deal with the insurance companies for you, gather evidence, file lawsuits when necessary, hire the appropriate experts for your case, and fight for you in court.

If you or a loved one have been hurt in a wreck, contact our Austin car accident attorneys today for a free case review. Speak to one of our experienced attorneys and start your road to recovery.

Dangerous Highways and Intersections in Austin, Texas

As is common among large cities in Texas, the city of Austin and the surrounding area experience heavy traffic and congestion. The following highways and intersections are particularly dangerous due to the volume of vehicles traveling on these roads each day. When motorists drive irresponsibly in high-traffic areas, auto accidents and serious injuries occur.

  • Interstate 35 (I-35), from US 290 to SH 71
  • MoPac Expressway, from US 183 to S. Capital of Texas Highway
  • N. Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360), from Ranch to Market 2244 to US 290
  • Intersection of East Riverside Drive and South Pleasant Valley Road
  • Intersection of Lamar Boulevard and Parmer Lane
  • Intersection of Butler Road and Lamar Boulevard
  • Intersection of Riverside Drive and Willow Creek Drive

Remember that severe car accidents in Austin can occur on any road, highway, expressway, or side street.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Austin

Car accidents can have a number of causes, and a single crash may have multiple contributing factors. At Thomas J. Henry Law, our Austin personal injury attorneys will investigate all facets of your car accident to determine exactly how the crash occurred and how best to secure maximum compensation for your damages.

Among the most common causes of car accidents we see in Austin are:

  • Aggressive driving
  • Driver inattention
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Driver fatigue
  • Drunk driving
  • Failure to adhere to traffic signals and signs
  • Unsafe turns
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Mechanical defects

Steps to Take After an Austin Car Accident

Car accidents can be disorienting and confusing, but there are a few important steps to take to protect your health and your potential injury claim.

  1. Immediately after a wreck, especially if you or someone else is injured, call 911 and ask for an ambulance.
  2. If a law enforcement officer arrives at the crash scene, be sure to give as many facts about the circumstances of the crash as possible.
  3. Seek medical attention as soon as you can, even if you do not feel immediate pain following your car accident.
  4. If possible, take pictures of the accident scene, including your vehicle, the other party’s vehicle, your injuries, and any other environmental factors that may have played a role in the wreck.
  5. Gather contact information for any witnesses to the car accident.
  6. After taking care of your well-being, contact an Austin car accident lawyer to discuss your case.

Damages You Can Seek in a Car Accident Lawsuit

Auto accidents can result in a multitude of injuries of varying severity. As such, the damages you can claim will depend heavily on the unique circumstances surrounding your accident and your injuries. It is important to remember, however, that your damages are not limited to physical injuries or resulting from medical bills. You can recover additional economic damages such as income you have lost as a result of your crash as well as non-economic damages related to the pain you experienced as a result of your car accident.

That being said, some of the damages we see applied most in car accident lawsuits include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Cost of vehicle repairs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Future medical bills
  • Loss of consortium

You may also be entitled to extra damages known as punitive damages. Unlike the economic and non-economic damages above, punitive damages are there to punish the at-fault party rather than make the injured party whole.

Again, this is not a comprehensive list by any means and the best way to determine what damages may be available to you is to consult with one of our Austin car accident lawyers.

Understanding Negligence and Compensation

As you calculate damages for your car accident claim, you and your attorney will likely discuss how negligence, particularly Texas’s modified comparative negligence standard, will affect your case and potential compensation. Texas is what is known as a shared fault state. This means that the court will consider how much fault each party holds in your car accident. The at-fault party will then be responsible for paying damages proportionate to their percentage of fault.

So, if you were struck by another distracted driver at an intersection but the court finds you were traveling over the speed limit when the crash occurred, they could say you were partially responsible for the damages you suffered as a result of the crash. They may decide, in this case, that the distracted diver was 80% at fault and you were 20% at fault. As such, you would be entitled to recovery 80% of the total damages you suffered from the other driver. That is, if your total damages were $100,000, the distracted driver would pay 80% or $80,000.

A final note. If you are found to be 51% or more responsible for a crash, you cannot recover any damages. This is one reason it is important to hire an attorney as early in the process as possible.

Contact an Experienced Austin Auto Accident Attorney

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car crash? Our experienced Austin car accident lawyers are available 24/7 to take your call and provide you with a free consultation. Thomas J. Henry has a track record of achieving real results for clients suffering from serious and debilitating car accident injuries and was selected as one of the 2021’s Best Car Accident Lawyers in Austin by Expertise.

Let our attorneys navigate the legal process and deal with the insurance companies so you can focus on getting better. Call today to speak with an attorney or fill out the contact form on this page and we will contact you.

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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.

We do accept walk-ins at our Austin office locations; however, for your convenience, you may wish to make an appointment by calling our offices or completing an online contact form. This will help ensure you are able to speak with an Austin auto accident lawyer when it is most convenient for you.
The attorneys at Thomas J. Henry Law work on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay nothing up-front and owe us nothing unless and until we win your case. It is part of our No Fee Promise. Further, we can even advance money to clients with qualified cases to help cover medical bills and living expenses as you recover. Do not wait, call Thomas J. Henry Law and speak with one of our Austin car accident lawyers today.
A knowledgeable Austin car accident attorney can help protect your rights as an injured victim while also ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve for your accident and injuries. Insurance companies are not focus on getting you fair compensation. Instead, their priority is limiting their employer's financial liability. When you call Thomas J. Henry Law, we will assign an experienced automobile crash lawyer to your claim. They will take immediate action on your case to secure evidence and move your claim to compensation forward.
Yes. Thomas J. Henry Law has attorneys available 24/7 to hear your claim. If you are unable to travel to one of our offices, we will send a licensed Austin car accident attorney directly to you. Call now for your FREE case consultation.
Passengers involved in car accidents are able to pursue claims against any drivers involved, including the driver of the vehicle they were in. To determine who was at fault for your accident and who may be held liable for your injuries, it is essential that you speak with a licensed Austin car accident attorney.

Why Choose Us

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Help with Bills

If you’ve been hurt, you may have a damaged vehicle or be unable to work. We can help get you a rental car if your vehicle is damaged and even advance money on qualified cases.
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Full-Service Injury Firm

We handle all types of injury cases, including vehicle accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, vehicle recalls, product recalls, pharmaceutical cases, mass tort, and more.
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We Come to You

If you’ve been hurt, you may not be able to come into our offices to speak to an attorney. Don’t worry, we will come to you wherever you are – at home, work, or hospital.
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No Fee Guarantee

Thomas J. Henry offers a “No Fee Promise.” We work on a contingency fee basis which means you do not pay our firm any fees unless and until we win your case.
Why Choose Us - Over 250 Attorneys Available

Largest Injury Firm in Texas

We have 250+ attorneys available 24/7 to help you and your family. We have the power and resources to handle any case. We offer free case consultations and collect no fees unless we win.
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Nationally Recognized

Our firm wins top verdict awards each year and has been featured in Texas Monthly, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Newsweek.com, Forbes, Fortune, Parenting Magazine and more.
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Top Verdicts & Settlements

We win some of the top verdicts, settlements, and judgments in the country. Recent recoveries include $50 million for a trucking accident, $35 million for a trucking accident and $30.2 million for a vehicle recall accident.

Recent Results

This is just a small sampling of the results we have obtained for our clients.
Please click through to view more verdicts, settlements, and judgments.
Trucking Accident

$50 Million

Net to Client: $27 Million

Expenses: $1.1 Million

Attorney Fees: $21 Million

NECK INJURIES

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Trucking Accident

$35 Million

Net to Client: $22.2 Million

Expenses: $100 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $12.8 Million

WRONGFUL DEATH

Product Liability

$30.22 Million

Net to Client: $20.1 Million

Expenses: $39.6 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $10.1 Million

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Premises Liability

$14.75 Million

Net to Client: $6.7 Million

Expenses: $652 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $7.4 Million

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Medical Malpractice

$12.7 Million

Net to Client: $10.4 Million

Expenses: $300 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $2 Million

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Help & Information

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