Austin has trusted auto wreck attorneys Jason McMinn and Justin McMinn for over a decade to help with bodily injury claims. Contact Jason McMinn, and Justin McMinn today for help with your claim. Consultations are always free.
Choose local Austin attorneys at McMinn Law Firm to get the help you deserve.
- Never pay a fee unless you win. We pay all up-front costs of the case. We don’t get paid unless you do.
- Have questions? Reach out today to speak with attorney Jason McMinn, Justin McMinn, or Jimmy Feigen.
- While you may be questioning your insurance adjuster for the first time, we’ve been countering insurance company tactics for more than 15 years. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies and take the stress out of the case for you.
Recent Car Accident News in Austin
Stay up to date with recent car crash news in Austin when you follow McMinn Law Firm’s blog. Awareness campaigns by TxDoT and other local agencies help prevent motor vehicle accidents by reminding drivers of best driving practices. Distracted driving, drunk driving, and driving while sleepy are all risky behaviors that cause serious accidents. Join us in helping prevent reckless driving by staying aware. Read the most recent news in Austin car crashes here.
Car Accident Attorneys in Austin, TX
Our Austin injury lawyers help you fight for the compensation you need after a car crash. Jason McMinn and Justin McMinn are experienced auto accident injury lawyers with deep knowledge of personal injury and car crash injury law. Case consultations are always free.
We know car accident law and insurance companies. We’re here to help you understand your options. Helping victims of car accidents is a main concentration at McMinn Law Firm.
Compensation for Austin Car Accident Injury Clients
Journalists have long called on Jason McMinn and Justin McMinn as resources with a deep knowledge of personal injury law and cases. McMinn Law Firm extends their time to media inquiries, as we value truth and transparency in local news.
In 2016, Jason McMinn spoke with Tony Plohetsky of KVUE News about a jury trial verdict that went above and beyond for our client, granting a gross negligence and negligence verdict. Jury verdicts like these send clear messages: negligence and gross negligence will not be tolerated in Austin or surrounding areas. Settlement: $110,000 Attorney’s Fees: $44,000
McMinn Law Firm Settled Drunk Driving Case for $1.3M
Net to Client: $863,950.61 | Expenses: $2,716.06 | Attorney Fees: $433,333.33
A speeding drunk driver was held accountable for reckless driving. McMinn Law Firm secured a $1.3M settlement for our client who suffered injuries as a result of the crash. Our client suffered bodily injuries that required emergency surgery. Even though he didn’t have health insurance, he was able to pay for needed medical treatment. Read more about this case and other client victories.
Net to Client: $1,750,281.94 | Expenses: $19,718.06 | Attorneys Fees: $1,180,000
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 received significant funds toward care of injuries sustained in the crash. Read more about this case and other client results.
Top Rated Car Accident Lawyers in Austin, TX
Client satisfaction is a top priority at McMinn Law Firm. Attorneys Jason McMinn, Justin McMinn, and Jimmy Feigen fight tenaciously for results for clients. While many cases settle out of court, if a jury trial appears necessary for compensation, we do not hesitate to argue the case in court.
How clients feel about their case with McMinn Law Firm is very important. Every case, and every client is important. That’s why we go the extra mile and make ourselves directly available to every client.
Car accident injury clients share their experiences on Google Review or other review sites. Through hard work and experience, we have achieved a nearly 5-star average rating on Google. See our Google Reviews for yourself. Read more reviews of McMinn Law Firm from across the web.
Car accidents that result in injury may also initiate a lawsuit. In car accident injury case, typically one person or a group has been injured by a negligent driver. An injured person then files a claim with the negligent party’s insurance policy. The primary purpose of the claim is to prove fault and liability in order to recover money to pay for medical expenses.
When people find themselves in the middle of insurance adjusters, rising medical expenses, and pain from injury they often seek out the legal help of an attorney.
In a car accident injury case, lawyers and insurance adjusters use circumstances in the crash to illustrate fault in a crash. Negotiations between the two parties — a lawyer representing an injured person and the insurance adjuster — will result either in a settlement or a case that goes to court for a verdict.
During a car accident injury case, an attorney investigates the case, proves fault to insurance adjusters, typically files a lawsuit, and demands a settlement on behalf of the client. Read more about how personal injury cases work.
Types of car accident cases may include:
What clients should know about car accident injuries and treatment
Car crashes often cause pain and discomfort. A study published in the Journal of Transport and Health found that health-related quality of life reduced for a majority of people, 59%, following a car accident. Researchers found that those injured in car crashes reported more long-term problems after the crash than bicyclists who sustained similar traffic injuries. For these participants, injuries to the leg were most common. Trauma to the legs, neck, back, and head can all hurt for months, or a lifetime after an auto accident. Even those injuries you can’t see, anxiety and depression, are commonly reported.
Pain and discomfort should not go untreated – if you are experiencing injury from a car accident, get help today. Not sure where to start? Call your primary care provider or visit a local emergency health clinic. Don’t wait to get treatment.
Whiplash Injuries After a Car Accident
Rear impact crashes have long been known to cause long term injury. Even low speed crashes at 5 miles per hour can cause injuries lasting more than a month, so says a study conducted by Folksam Research and Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Their car accident research also found that women were at higher risk for whiplash injury symptoms.
Austin Car Accident Statistics
In Austin, there were more than 15,000 crashes in 2018. Of those, at least 500 were serious injury crashes. Who is most likely to get injured in a crash? Significant risk factors include age, inexperience, gender, driving at night, and distractions while driving.
Factors that contribute to the likelihood of car crash injury:
- Inexperienced drivers: they’re less likely to be able to react quickly or recognize driving hazards.
- Age: teen drivers are, as a rule, inexperienced drivers. They’re also more likely to engage in risky driving behavior such as speeding and distracted driving. That’s why car crashes are the number one killer for people between the ages of 13-19. If you have a teen, talk to them about the importance of safe driving practices.
- Teen drivers face risk when driving with teenage passengers in the car. Studies show that teens are more likely to engage in risky driving behavior, such as speeding, when other teens are in the car. Teen crash rates have been found to be 75% lower when an adult is in the car.
- Driving at night, when objects are less visible, other cars are less noticeable, and quick reaction times are even more important.
- Being young and male – data shows that speeding is the primary cause of crashes for young male driver. Speeding is more prevalent among males, at night, in the presence of other teens, research says.
- Failing to wear a seatbelt
What are common causes of car accidents?
Austin has grown quickly over the past decade, to the eleventh largest city that it is today. It’s still home to live music hotspots such as Hole in the Wall, and Austin City Limits. But newer additions of entertainment at Circuit of the Americas and Austin 360 Amphitheater are just a few examples of how the city has grown. Austin’s growth has come with a few pains, such as increase in traffic on I-35, Mopac, and Highway 290. Unfortunately more time spent in cars means a higher risk for car accidents.
No crash is ever an “accident.” Unfortunately reckless drivers cause crashes in Texas each day. As of November 2019, there has not been a day in Texas with zero traffic fatalities since 2000. Those who fail to follow the rules of the road and exercise caution are responsible for dangerous driving conditions. Speeding, driving while intoxicated, and distracted driving are all factors in Austin reckless driving car accidents.
Definition of negligence: Negligence is defined as “A failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances.” In many cases, the careless can can be something the person acted on (such as driving and eating) but in other situations it could be the omission of care, such as failure to get a brake inspected in a timely manner. In general, if the burden of taking a precaution is less than the probability of injury multiplied by the gravity of the injury, then the possible defendant may have some liability.
Comparative fault: This is also often called “comparative negligence.” It’s when two or more parties share a portion of fault in the crash. For clients, this may come up if the insurance adjuster tries to claim that they were also at fault. Say the at-fault driver made an unsafe unprotected left turn. The insurance adjuster could try to say that it resulted in a crash because the client sped into the intersection. Adjusters will try to do this because it will limit the amount of damages they are responsible for.
Types of negligent driving can include:
Distracted driving causes hundreds of thousands of injuries and thousands of fatal car accidents in the United States each year. Drivers overestimate their ability to drive and text at the same time. The reality is that distracted driving is reckless and it kills. Distracted drivers who cause injury must face the consequences of their irresponsible behavior. Learn more about distracted driving representation from attorney Justin McMinn and Jason McMinn.
Nationally about 30 people die each day in drunk driving crashes. In 1998, Texas legislators got serious about preventing drunk driving injuries and passed the well-known .08 BAC law. While similar new legislation reduced drunk driving crashes in other areas of the country, researchers found that it did little to affect change in Texas. Unfortunately, despite measures from lawmakers, reckless drunk drivers still cause more than a third of fatal traffic crashes in Texas. Enforcement and cultural attitudes could be to blame. But it’s always the choice of the driver to get behind the wheel while under the influence. It’s too common that drunk drivers hurt and injure Texas families. See our track record of holding them accountable, and how you can get help today.
Safer Cars Can Help Prevent Injury in Crashes
When consumers need to make a decision on which car to buy, they can rely on third party safety ratings for best in class recommendations. Many look to ratings provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Though it has no regulatory power, car manufacturers have proved to be anxious to prevent bad publicity of a car deemed “dangerous” by IIHS. Vehicles are judged based on how well they protect passengers in a crash, as well as the vehicle’s features to reduce the likelihood of a crash.
Preventing injury can mean finding the right car seat for your child or choosing a vehicle with great safety ratings. If you can afford it, a safer car can mean the difference between a fatality or a sore back.
Injured in a Car Crash? Call McMinn Law Firm
But there are times when preventing a traumatic crash just can’t be planned for. Irresponsible motorists who drive drunk, drive distracted, or choose to operate a vehicle with severe fatigue cause pain and trauma to innocent Austinites every day.
Get help fighting for the life you had before the accident when you call a lawyer at McMinn Law Firm. Get a free case evaluation today.
What is the average settlement in a car crash?
The value of a case is dependent on several factors. For car crash cases, it is dependent on the severity of injuries, and circumstances of an auto crash. The types of medical treatments undergone as well as surgeries needed are factors in calculating the “value” of a case. There are so many factors, no two cases are the same. If you want to get an accurate idea of how much your case could be worth, speak with a personal injury attorney.
Austin Rideshare Accident Attorneys
If you or someone you love was in an Uber or Lyft during an auto accident, call a personal injury lawyer for help. These companies carry liability insurance for up to $1,000,000,000. McMinn Law Firm has represented many clients whose driver’s recklessness caused serious injuries to clients. Drivers for these companies must operate under safety guidelines. Call us for help and together we will work to hold negligent rideshare drivers accountable. Learn more about Austin Uber / Lyft Accident Lawyers here.
Car Crash with Underinsured or Uninsured Motorist
Unfortunately many in Texas drive without car insurance on their vehicle. It can be more difficult to recover compensation you need after a car accident with someone who doesn’t carry insurance. With fewer options, you may benefit from an experienced car crash lawyer’s help and guidance. Clients have trusted our lawyers to fight for the compensation they need. Learn more about our experience here.
How do settlements for car accidents work?
Settlements are a result of filing an insurance claim, and getting repaid for losses incurred in a personal injury accident. Once a claim is filed, the settlement process can begin. Fortunately, if you hire a lawyer to represent and advocate for you, much of the paperwork, bills, and legal work shifts away from you and to your lawyer. Car accident cases will either settle (with a monetary agreement) or go to court where a jury will help determine the outcome of the case.
Preparing for a Free Case Eval with an Austin Auto accident Attorney
If you’re wondering how to get the most out of a free case evaluation with a lawyer, we have tips. First, there’s no need to stress about sorting out all the details before you meet with a lawyer. If you decide to hire the legal team they will conduct the case investigation.
Here are the items that only the client can provide:
- Photos from the crash
- Personal injury journal describing feelings and symptoms following the accident
- Car insurance and health insurance information
Honest Auto Accident Lawyers at McMinn Law Firm
Trust our local Austin attorneys to fight for your rights. We know the unique challenges faced in Travis County, Williamson County, and neighboring Central Texas courts. Should your case go all the way to trial, you can be confident in your attorneys ability to understand local laws and juries. Don’t know where to start? Reach out now for a case consultation. We’re happy to answer questions, no obligations.
Jason McMinn | Austin Auto Accident Lawyer
Jason McMinn has dedicated his career to helping Texans recover the compensation they deserve after serious car accidents. He is trusted by clients for his relentless work making sure no stone is left unturned in a personal injury case. Jason’s many years of personal injury litigation make him a strong advocate for client compensation. Auto insurance agencies can try to shortchange clients out of money they need. Clients have a fierce advocate on their side when they choose Jason McMinn’s dedicated representation.Read more about Jason McMinn
Justin McMinn | Auto Crash Lawyer in Austin
Hundreds of clients have trusted Justin McMinn with their car accident cases. Justin McMinn is dedicated to giving every client case the attention needed to fight for the compensation they deserve. Client satisfaction is Justin’s top priority, so he makes sure clients understand their options. His many years of personal injury and car accident case experience arm him with knowledge and strategy to strongly advocate for money clients need to cover medical expenses and pain and suffering. Read more about Justin McMinn and his track record of success.
James “Jimmy” Feigen | Austin personal injury attorney
James Feigen started practicing personal injury law in 2020 after he graduated from the University of Texas School of Law. Read more about James Feigen.
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