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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. Read more about this case and other client victories.
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Our Austin injury lawyers can help you get the compensation you need after a car crash. Jason McMinn, Justin McMinn, and Heather McMinn are trusted, top rated, and experienced auto accident injury lawyers. Our deep knowledge of personal injury law gives clients the benefit of having a disinguished advocate on their side.
Helping victims of injury or accident is our only focus at McMinn Law Firm.
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At McMinn Law Firm we are proud of the local and national recognition we have received according to our track record of success.
In 2019, McMinn Law Firm was voted as one of the top law firms in Austin, making Austin American Statesman’s “Best Of Best” list. In a public vote, Austinites voted McMinn Law Firm as one of the best law firms in Austin. We are so grateful for the trust and support of our Austin community. It is because of our top priority, client satisfaction, that we can achieve awards such as this.
As a result of successful trial results, Jason McMinn has appeared in the 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.
Journalists have long called on Jason McMinn and Justin McMinn as experts in personal injury. McMinn Law Firm extends their time to media inquiries, as we value truth and transparency in local news.
$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.
Client satisfaction is a top priority at McMinn Law Firm. Attorneys Jason, Justin and Heather McMinn will not stop their relentless advocacy until the client is satisfied with the results from negotiations. Although most cases settle out of court for the benefit of the client, we will never stand down when a jury trial is necessary to reach justice.
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.
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In a car accident injury case, typically one person or a group has been injured by a negligent driver. An injured 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 help of a personal injury car accident lawyer.
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 either result in a settlement or a case that goes to court.
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. Remember that if you successfully file a claim, your medical bills will be paid. 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.
Causes of 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.
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 deaths each year in the United States. 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 at McMinn Law Firm.
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.
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
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. Jason, Justin, and Heather McMinn have over 49 years of combined legal experience holding reckless drivers accountable. Get a free case evaluation today.
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 several clients whose driver’s caused serious injuries to clients. Drivers for these companies must operate under safety guidelines. Call McMinn Law Firm for help and together we will hold negligent rideshare drivers accountable.
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 need an expert’s help and guidance. McMinn Law Firm won the highest underinsured motorist verdict in Texas. You can trust our experts to help you get the compensation you need. Learn more about our experience here.
What should you do immediately after a car crash?
- Seek medical attention
- Document injuries from the crash with photos and journaling
- Contact a lawyer
Fortunately, after you hire McMinn Law Firm to represent and advocate for your you, they’ll do all the heavy lifting for you. You can rely on the legal team at McMinn Law Firm to get you the compensation you deserve.
Infographic: How a Personal Injury Case Works
After an accident, a personal injury lawyer can help you afford to get the care you need. But how does the process work? Check out this infographic for a brief explanation of what to expect when you sign up with a personal injury attorney. Whether it was a car accident, serious truck crash, wrongful death or dog bite - most cases follow a similar pattern.
Preparing for Your Free Case Eval
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. The law firm you sign with 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
Trust local Austin attorneys with your car crash case. 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, be confident in your attorneys ability to understand local laws and juries.
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 give him the authority and understanding necessary for clients to receive maximum fair compensation. Auto insurance agencies will try to shortchange clients out of compensation they need for medical expenses. 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 making sure every client gets the attention they need and compensation they deserve. Client satisfaction is Justin’s top priority. He always makes sure clients understand their options. His many years of litigation experience ensures car crash victims see every penny they need to cover medical expenses and pain and suffering. Because of Justin McMinn, clients who hire McMinn Law Firm always know their car accident lawyer is just a call away. Read more about Justin McMinn and his track record of success.
Heather McMinn | Accomplished Trial Attorney in Austin
Heather McMinn is an accomplished trial lawyer who assists McMinn Law Firm in select cases. Her many years of experience as district attorney have given her the experience necessary to deeply understand the nuances among juries and courts in Texas. Read more about Heather McMinn.
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