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McMinn Law Firm represents a broad range of cases, from very visible public event cases litigated in front of a jury to an individual’s car accident injury claim negotiated with an insurance company outside of court.

Recently Jason McMinn and Justin McMinn settled a cement truck case for $1,000,000. This settlement is featured on this page. Please scroll down to read about the case, view pictures.

We understand the difference that fair verdicts and settlements can make to our clients and their families.  If you are deciding on an Austin personal injury lawyer, keep in mind there are many different kinds of personal injury and accident law firms. Some firms limit their clients to high-profile cases that not only have the potential to earn compensation for the victim and the firm, but also can be counted on to provide publicity for the firm.

That’s not how Jason McMinn nor Justin McMinn evaluate and choose client cases. Instead, we want to help injury and accident victims. We choose cases for which McMinn Law Firm can best use our expertise to try to win fair compensation for victims and their families.

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$350K for Client in Uninsured Motorist Accident

McMinn Law Firm recently settled a case for a man who was rear ended and injured by an uninsured motorist. Because the client sustained injuries to the head, back, neck and arm, it was important that he get enough money in the settlement to treat his injuries going forward. McMinn Law Firm secured a total settlement of $355,000.00 with the client's insurance company. After payment of past medical bills, the client received a settlement of $170,742. Attorney's fees were $142,000. With this settlement, our client necessary medical treatment in the future. Settlement breakdown included $350,000 in Uninsured Motorist (UIM) coverage and $5,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP.)

$1.25M For Man Injured at Hands of Speeding, Drunk Driver

McMinn Law Firm secured a settlement of $1.25M for the passenger of a speeding drunk driver. The man suffered severe injuries to his left wrist, left hand, and neck. The drunk driver was believed to be driving his Corvette at 75-100 mph when he struck a stone wall in a residential neighborhood. Following the crash, the drunk driver immediately fled the scene on foot, leaving the passenger injured, and unassisted in the smoking vehicle. Left alone, the passenger was forced to kick out the door and window to exit the vehicle. A Good Samaritan contacted 911 so that the client of McMinn Law Firm could receive needed medical treatment. The client of McMinn Law Firm required emergency surgery at the hospital where he remained for four days following the crash.

McMinn Law Firm negotiated with the drunk driver's insurance company and settled for $1,250,000 before trial. Even though he didn't carry health insurance, the passenger was able to receive needed medical treatment for his hand and neck injuries. The client of McMinn Law Firm has a path going forward after this horrific drunk driving crash that never should have happened.

$800,000 for Man in Head on Collision with Commercial Truck

A man was struck head-on by the driver of a truck operated for a construction company. The employee of the construction company was determined to be at-fault for failure to yield to right of way while making an unprotected left hand turn.

Following the crash, the man turned to McMinn Law Firm for help. He faced medical bills after being rushed to Seton Medical Center by EMS. Justin McMinn and Jason McMinn began work on the investigation of the case.

The man sustained several severe and life changing injuries. After the car-truck accident he was left with a hangman's fracture of the C2 cervical spine, fractures in the thoracic spine, and a fracture to his sternum. He underwent surgery as part of his extensive medical treatment.

During the man's treatment, Jason and Justin negotiated with the other driver's insurer. They fought for every dollar he was owed. In the end, the case settled for $800,000.00. This settlement will compensate the client for his injuries, pain and suffering, and potential future medical needs.

Jason McMinn with client

Woman Rear-Ended By Concrete Truck While Stopped in Traffic

We recently helped a woman who was severely injured by a concrete truck driver. Unfortunately some companies believe that profits are more important than public safety. A woman was stopped in traffic when a concrete truck failed to maintain control of the vehicle or stop in a timely manner. Her vehicle was struck so hard she hit the vehicle ahead of her as well. The woman was rushed to the hospital by EMS. She suffered permanent injuries to her neck and spine.

The concrete truck driver was hired by the company despite having been fired from a previous employer for failing a drug test. Two other previous employers fired the driver for failing to meet safety standards. The woman hired Jason McMinn and Justin McMinn to handle her auto - truck accident case. Prior to trial, she was ultimately awarded $1,000,000 for the pain and suffering she experienced because of the rear-end accident.

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Austin, TX Jury Awards $462,624 To Victim of Intoxicated and Underinsured Driver

A Travis County jury awarded $462,624 to a McMinn Law Firm client who suffered serious injuries at the hands of a drunk driver who was underinsured. This verdict is one of the largest uninsured / underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage awards in Travis County.

Jason McMinn and Heather McMinn are the personal injury lawyers who led the charge. The defendant, Farmers, was our client’s UM / UIM carrier. Farmers offered $25,000 to settle at mediation and $75,000 a few days before trial.

This verdict first and foremost provides needed compensation for our client.
Also, this award speaks to how the Austin community believes insurance carriers must honor their contracts with their policyholders.

Jason McMinn | Austin Car Accident Attorney
school bus flipped over in Austin area auto crash

$2.95 Million Settlement for Man Injured in Distracted Driving Austin Area Auto Accident

McMinn Law Firm settled a case for a passenger in a school bus who was injured at the hands of a distracted driver. While traveling on a frontage road, a commercial pickup truck rear-ended a school bus causing it to roll over. During investigation, McMinn Law Firm found that at the time of the crash the truck driver made a phone call.

Our client suffered severe injuries to the spine and had to spend 10 days in the ER before he could be discharged to a rehab center. But in this settlement, the client of McMinn Law Firm has the money he needs to take care of injuries sustained in the crash. McMinn Law Firm secured a total recovery of $2,950,000.00 for the injured client. Attorneys fees and expenses totaled $1,198,092.00. A sum of $1,751,908.00 goes to the client to completely cover medical bills, pain, and suffering.

Reckless drivers must be held accountable for the harm they cause in our central Texas community. Read more about McMinn Law Firm to see why Austin trusts Jason McMinn, Justin McMinn, and Heather McMinn to win for them in their personal injury cases.

$1.2+ Million Settlement for Bicyclist Hit by Drunk Driver

Over $1.2 Million Settlement Reached by McMinn Law Firm

McMinn Law Firm reached a settlement of $1,232,500 for a man who was struck while riding his bike by a hit and run driver. Total settlement to client, minus legal fee: $803,000. The driver of the vehicle was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of traffic fatalities in Austin, Texas. Luckily, here our client survived but I think this settlement sends a message that our community will not tolerate this type of behavior.

Justin McMinn | Bicycle Accident Lawyer, Austin

$500,000 Settlement to Man Injured at Hands of Drunk Driver

We recently helped an Austin Lyft driver when he was injured at the hands of a drunk, uninsured driver.
Waiting for the light to change on South Congress, the man was rear ended by a drunk driver. The drunk and impaired driver was travelling in excess of 70 mph. At a loss of what to do next, the man sought help from Jason McMinn and Justin McMinn to help with the uninsured motorist claim. He was initially denied coverage by his own insurance company, but with the help of Jason and Justin, the case was settled for $500,000.

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$1.2+ Million Settlement in Truck Accident Case

$1,237,000 Settlement Reached for Client who suffered injuries in truck accident.
Total settlement to client, minus legal fee: $739,334. A woman was rear-ended by a tractor trailer while traveling on IH 35 in Austin. The force of the collision caused her to vehicle to collide with one in front of her. The client of McMinn Law Firm sustained several permanent injuries.

We are very pleased with the settlement. When trucking companies break the rules and cut corners to put profits over safety then they need to pay the price when those actions injure people in Travis County.

Justin McMinn | Truck Accident Lawyer, Austin

Justice for Victim of Semi-Truck Crash

A client needed help after a tragic trucking rollover collision two years ago. Our McMinn Law Firm team joined forces with personal injury lawyer, Adam Loewy, to get the justice she deserves. Photo: Attorney Jason McMinn below with the client and Adam Loewy. More on legal services related to truck accidents.

$1,080,000 Recovered; Car Underrode Truck Trailer

Deceased's vehicle underrode a commercial truck's trailer blocking his lane on the highway. Jason McMinn represented the deceased's spouse, on behalf of the estate, negotiating the $1.8 million settlement, providing $702,000 to the deceased's family and estate. more about this case, including coverage by American Association of Justice.

Dog Bite Trial: McMinn Wins For Client

A Georgetown, TX, man was bitten by a Border Collie when the dog jumped over a fence. The dog caused serious injury to his face. He and his family sought legal help from McMinn Law Firm. An animal attack trial was held in Williamson County, TX, where the jury awarded maximum damages and punitive damages to victim. More on legal services information related to animal attacks.

I think the verdict speaks volumes for what the Williamson County Citizens feel about feeling safe in their backyard. It also sends a clear message that pet owners need to take responsibility when they know they have a dangerous animal and it has previously bitten someone.

Jason McMinn | Austin Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Automotive Care Client Recieves $175K in Settlement

    A McMinn Law firm client was injured at the hands of a negligent auto body shop. McMinn Law Firm took the case to trial, but settled outside of court for a maximum fair settlement. After dropping off his vehicle for routine service and repairs, the man suffered severe spinal injuries. The mechanic failed to secure his tire with lug nuts, causing a wheel to fall completely off blocks away from the shop. With this settlement, the client of McMinn Law Firm will be able to get medical care he needs to live a better life. Austin trusts McMinn Law Firm when negligent companies harm Austinites.

  • $750,000 in Truck Accident 18-Wheeler Case

    An 18-wheeler driver fell asleep at the wheel causing a guardrail to travel across all lanes of traffic. The client struck the guardrail at a high rate of speed. The accident caused him to suffer severe injuries. McMinn Law Firm reached a settlement of $750,000 for the client's injuries. The case was prepared for trial. The client received $237,135 after current medical expenses were paid.

  • $175,000 Settlement in Truck Accident Case

    McMinn secured a $175,000 settlement in a commercial truck accident case. The client was injured when a truck made an unsafe left turn. The client attempted to stop, but was unable. The client's vehicle become trapped underneath the commercial truck. The client was able to cover the costs of past medical care, and received $60,000 for future expenses.

  • $300,000 Settlement April 2018

    A woman was struck head-on by a drunk driver while at a complete stop. A policy limits settlement was reached with the defendant's insurance company. $200,000 to the client for losses.

  • $202,000+ in Hays County in Crash Settlements

    A pilot was rear-ended while driving in Hays County. Because of the crash he was forced to have a spinal discectomy surgery. With an underinsured motorist policy, and coverage from the driver, the case was settled at $202,400k. After payment of accounts for past medical expenses, the client's cash free balance was $85,850k. Attorney fees totaled $74,650k between the defendent's coverage and UIM coverage. The value paid to the client before payment of accounts was $94,500k.

  • $685,000 Settlement May 2018

    A young woman was rear-ended by a tractor trailer going southbound on IH-35.

    Award resulted in $398,000 to accident victim for losses. The case was prepared for trial and settled in mediation.

  • $250,000 Personal Injury Settlement in Car Accident Case

    The McMinn team settled a car accident case for a North Austin woman who was disfigured when a services truck struck her car after not yielding the right of way out of a private drive. The truck’s operator was a repeat traffic offender and was unlicensed by the State of Texas. The truck operator and the company contracting him were found negligent in the case, yielding $150,000 for the victim.

  • $250,000 Settlement in Child Brain Injury Case

    Represented a six-year-old Austin girl who sustained a brain injury at a local Austin business. Prior to trial, the local business agreed to settle the case for $250,000 with a client recovery of $125,000.

  • $165,000 Settlement in Car Accident Case

    Represented a Buda family involved in a head-on automobile collision. The husband and wife received spinal injuries from the impact of the collision. Prior to trial, the at-fault driver’s insurance company agreed to settle the case for $165,000 with a client recovery of $82,000.

  • $430,000 for T-Bone Crash in North Austin

    An inexperienced driver made an unsafe left turn, causing a T-bone collision. Five family members, including two children, were treated for their injuries. The tax free balance to client was $321,500, and the attorney fee was $108,500.

  • Spine Surgery Patient Recovery After I-35 Crash

    A client was rear ended on I-35 while traveling in San Marcos. McMinn Law Firm's client was struck by the defendant's vehicle at least three separate times, likely due to suspected cell phone use or other distracted driving. The client suffered severe injuries, and had to undergo spine surgery during recovery. The undisclosed settlement amount allowed the client to cover all past and future medical needs.

  • Illegal U-turn Case Settled for Undisclosed Amount

    A driver making an illegal U-turn in an 18-wheeler struck McMinn Law Firm's client. Both vehicles were traveling on a small country road. The client was treated by EMS, and suffered permanent personal injury. The case was settled for an undisclosed amount.

  • $341,250 for an Austin Man Suffering Back Injury; Wreck Involving Intoxicated Driver

    McMinn Law Firm recovered $341,250 for their clients as compensation for injuries sustained in a car crash involving an allegedly intoxicated driver.

  • $200,000 Settlement May 2018

    An Austin woman's vehicle was struck on the front passenger side by a landscaping truck that failed to yield to the right of way when turning left.

    An award of $134,000 was awarded to client for compensation of damages.

  • $2,030,000 Settlement; Automobile Accident

    Car illegally turning left crashed into oncoming vehicles; victim suffered permanent disability. Award resulted in $1,319,500 to accident victim for losses.

  • $100,000 Settlement in Bicycle Accident Case

    Represented an Austin man hit by a car that jumped the curb and struck him while he was riding his bicycle. After suit was filed, the insurance company agreed to pay $100,000 with a client recovery of $50,000 for the Austin man’s spinal injuries.

  • $2,200,000 Recovered; Semi Truck Crash

    Three Austin family members seriously hurt in head-on crash as they headed to a winter vacation. Intoxicated driver of commercial semi-truck veered into van after falling asleep at the wheel. Award resulted in $1,452,000 to the family for medical and other expenses and losses.

  • $1,950,000 Settlement; Semi-Truck & Bucket Truck Crash

    Austin man hit by 18-wheeler truck driving in the wrong lane; the truck crushed his bucket truck, which he was using to repair a traffic light. He suffered from spinal injuries. After exposing the poor safety history of the trucking company, McMinn Law Firm negotiated the $1,950,000 settlement, for a client recovery of $1,025,000.

  • $2,505,000 Recovered; Lawnmower Accident

    Young Austin-area child suffered severe and life-altering injuries in a lawnmower accident. Attorney Jason McMinn negotiated the compensation, resulting in $1,653,300 to our client for medical and other expenses and losses.

  • $645,000 Recovery; Commercial Van Runs Over Child

    Subsequent to a mobile glass repair company van hitting a young girl in a Travis County parking lot, her family engaged McMinn Law Firm to help them fight for compensation for medical expenses and other losses. The settlement awarded $425,700 for the victim / family.

  • $341,250 To Our Client; Hit by a Drunk Driver

    Austin man suffered back injury in crash involving intoxicated driver.

  • $107,250 recovered for Austin man suffering a back injury

    A man hired personal injury lawyers Justin McMinn and Jason McMinn to represent him in a social host liability case.

  • $185,000 Personal Injury Settlement in Bus / Car Accident Case

    An Austin man’s vehicle was rear-ended by a bus in an accident that seriously injured the victim, as well as breaking most of the equipment owned and used by the victim to make a living. The McMinn Law Firm was able to recover 185,000 with $111,000 paid to the victim.

  • $763,750 to our client suffering a brain injury

    Lawsuit against two Sixth Street Bars filed on behalf of our client.

  • $1,267,500 recovered for client suffering a spinal injury

    The client hired Jason McMinn and Justin McMinn to help with a serious truck accident case.

  • Settlement awarded to Austin Motorcycle Accident Victim

    Local Austin man suffered broken bones and other injuries and losses in catastrophic motorcycle collision. McMinn Law Firm represented client to negotiate and win a settlement to cover medical and other related costs.

  • Client T-Boned by Underinsured Driver Running Red Light

    An underinsured driver ran a clearly visible red light, striking McMinn Law Firm's client in a T-bone type collision. McMinn Law Firm quickly secured a $75,700 settlement for the client. Attorneys fees were $25,233. The client received a $50,074 tax free balance for treatment of future injuries.

  • Settlement for Austin Woman Injured When Family Hit By Drunk Driver

    An Austin woman and her two children were hit when a drunk driver crashed into the client's car. McMinn Law Firm negotiated a settlement for the serious back injury suffered by the mom.

  • Truck Crash Victim Receives $291,121

    A young woman rear-ended by a tractor trailer going southbound on IH-35 suffered several injuries. McMinn Law Firm prepared her case for trial and settled in mediation. She received $291,121 tax free for losses and future expenses.

  • $7K Offer Negotiated by McMinn Law Firm to 104K Recovery

    South Austin DWI collision leaves limo bus driver with multiple injuries and subsequent surgery. McMinn Law Firm acquired the client from another attorney, and negotiated a $7,000 offer to a $104,750 recovery for the auto accident victim.

  • Woman Hit by Drunk Driver Receives $81,627 Policy Limits Settlement

    A woman was struck head-on by a drunk driver while at a complete stop. A policy limits settlement was reached with the defendant’s insurance company, giving the client $81,627 tax free for future losses and pain and suffering.

  • Woman Whose Car Was Hit by Commercial Truck Awarded $199,086

    An Austin woman’s vehicle was struck on the front passenger side by a landscaping truck that failed to yield to the right of way when turning left.
    Client received an award of $199,086 for compensation of damages.

  • Back Injury Settlement

    Negotiated settlements for two passengers suffering serious back and shoulder injuries when their vehicle crashed.

  • $65,000 Settlement for Dog Bite Victim

    Our client was attacked by a dog and sustained multiple injuries, including surgery and a crushed thumb bone.

  • Settlement for Austin Woman Injured When Family Hit By Drunk Driver

    An Austin woman and her two children were hit when a drunk driver crashed into the client’s car. McMinn Law Firm negotiated a settlement for the serious back injury suffered by the mom.

  • Settlement for Back Injury from T-bone Motor Vehicle Accident

    Negotiated a settlement for an Austin woman who suffered a serious back injury requiring surgery when she was in a T-bone motor vehicle crash.

  • Settlement Awarded to Austin Motorcycle Accident Victim

    Local Austin man suffered broken bones and other injuries and losses in catastrophic motorcycle collision. McMinn Law Firm advocated successfully for his compensation.

  • Compensation to Austin Business Owner Injured In Crash

    Negotiated a settlement for a local Austin business owner suffering serious injuries requiring surgery from a car accident.

  • Settlement for Child Suffering Serious Injury

    Negotiated a maximum policy limits settlement for a young boy suffering serious injury requiring multi-day hospital in-patient treatment.

  • Maximum Policy Limits Settlement for Bicycle Accident Victim

    Negotiated a maximum policy limits amount settlement for an Austin woman hit while riding a bicycle.

  • Compensation for Serious Foot Injury

    Negotiated a settlement for an Austin man who seriously injured his foot in a car wreck.

  • Policy-Limits Settlement For Pedestrian Hit by Car

    An Amarillo woman was walking in a parking lot when she was hit and suffered a broken hip. McMinn lawyers achieved a policy-limits settlement for her.

  • Settlement for Permanent Spinal Damage from Crash

    An Austin woman suffering permanent spinal damage from a severe collision received a cash settlement negotiated for her by McMinn personal injury lawyers.

  • Settlement for Victim of Accident Caused By Drunk And Texting Driver

    An on-duty Central Texas municipal police officer suffered serious injuries requiring surgery when he was hit by a drunk and texting driver. McMinn lawyers negotiated a total award of $100,000 with $65,000 paid to our injured client.

  • Settlement for Cyclist Suffering Injury & Lost Wages

    Negotiated a settlement for an Austin restaurant server who suffered a broken foot when she was hit while riding a bike.

  • Settlement to Teen Injured in Car Crash

    Negotiated a settlement for a teen who suffered a serious collarbone injury in a wreck in which the car flipped.

  • Policy-Limits Compensation For Injuries & Hospital Stay

    After a motor vehicle accident left her with serious injuries requiring a lengthy hospital stay, an Austin woman recovered a policy-limits settlement from work performed on her behalf by McMinn Law Firm.

  • Compensation to Victim in 5-Car Pile-Up on I-35

    McMinn negotiated two settlements resulting in $69,000 paid to an Austin woman whose vehicle was rear-ended in a five-car pile-up on I-35. Her serious injuries required two surgeries. Total amount recovered was $110,000.

  • Compensation for Surgery and Suffering After Crash

    A San Antonio woman who was injured critically in a motor vehicle collision and needed surgery received $74,750 as a result of McMinn negotiations on her behalf.

  • Victim of Drunk Driver Receives Settlement

    A North Austin woman was at a shopping center when she was hit by a drunk driver and injured. McMinn accident lawyers negotiated a settlement on her behalf.

  • $65,000 to Victim of Drunk Driver

    An Austin man suffered multiple, serious injuries when he was hit by a drunk driver. The injured man received $65,000 as a result of McMinn Law Firm’s representation which led to an $100,000 award.

  • Settlement to Victim of Intoxicated Driver

    An Austin man was pulling on to I35 when his vehicle flipped after colliding with an intoxicated driver’s vehicle stopped in the middle of the highway. Our client suffered back and neck injuries for which we negotiated a significant settlement to help compensate for the losses caused by the accident.

  • Settlement to San Antonio Woman Injured in Multiple-Car Accident

    Negotiated settlement for a San Antonio woman hit from behind, causing a multiple-car accident and significant injury.

  • Compensation to Taylor Woman Seriously Injured By Other Driver

    Negotiated settlement for a Taylor woman suffering personal injury damages when another driver struck her while attempting to change lanes.

  • Settlement for Victim Injured in High-Impact Collision

    A North Austin resident suffering serious personal injuries when her vehicle was hit in a high-impact collision while stopped at a stop sign. McMinn Law Firm negotiated a settlement for the client.

  • Settlement for Man Who Choked at Austin Restaurant

    After choking on a sharp object in a dish served to him at an Austin restaurant, An Austin man suffered cuts and other injuries. McMinn Law Firm helped the victim recover damages for this incident.

  • Austin-area Man’s Hand Severely Injured in Car Accident; Receives $46,500

    During a car crash, an Austin-area high-tech employee suffered severe injuries to his hand. It was fractured and required multiple surgeries. Through two lawsuits McMinn personal injury lawyers won awards resulting in $46,500 for the victim.

  • Municipal Worker in Austin Receives $120,000 After Collision Caused By Semi-Truck Driver

    City of Austin Water employee was hit on the job by an 18-wheeler driver who ran a red light. Through McMinn Law Firm’s advocacy, the victim received $120,000 as recovery for the permanent, life-altering injuries and economic harm caused by the collision.

  • Settlement for Facial Injuries from Motor Vehicle Hitting Cyclist

    Negotiated settlement for an Austin woman suffering serious facial injuries requiring surgery when she was a victim in a bike v motor vehicle accident.

  • $32,500 Award to an Austin Man Hit While Riding His Bicycle

    In a bicycle v car accident, an Austin man riding his bike and the vehicle collided in an intersection. The McMinn Law Firm was able to reach a settlement that provided $32,500 to the victim.

  • Train Wreck Victim Receives Settlement

    A Kyle man received a cash award when McMinn negotiated two settlements on his behalf. He was a passenger in a car that was hit by a train.

  • Compensation for Back Injury from Crash

    An Austin woman suffered a back injury when her vehicle was rear ended off mopac in end-of-day traffic. Negotiated settlement for her.