If you’re dealing with a recent personal injury accident, there’s often uncertainty going forward. After you sign with a lawyer, how do you know they really have your best interests in the case? These resources provide quick information about topics relevant to personal injury cases. Use this information to equip you when meeting with lawyers who may take on your case.


How a Personal Injury Case Works

Every personal injury case goes through a similar process. Whether the case goes to court or is settled through mediation is a decision made between you and your lawyer. If you want to know about how to get started, whether or not you should hire a lawyer, or what happens after settlement, visit the McMinn Law Firm personal injury resources pages to learn more about how a case works. Remember: no two cases are the same. If you still need answers to your legal questions, reach out to us for a free case evaluation.

Personal Injury Question and Answers

How does the process start? How long will my case take?

We know from experience that starting a personal injury claim is a stressful time for clients. It’s our goal to take as much stress off of you as possible. That starts with helping you understand legal options available to you in your case.

How to Document a Personal Injury Case

In every case, proving the extent of the injuries and who is at fault can make or break a personal injury case. Getting the maximum settlement can rest on these documents. See why police reports, medical bills, and photo evidence are all part of a car accident or injury case.

McMinn Law Firm’s guide to documenting a personal injury case.

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Infographic | Checklist: Documenting Your Personal Injury

After an accident, one way to ensure your case resolves quickly and fairly is by documenting the accident, your injuries and your treatment. Some of the most important items to keep track of following a case are pictures and video of the accident, and of your injuries during the healing process. Take a look at this infographic to get a better idea of what you need to document to ensure a fair settlement in your personal injury or car accident case.

Watch: How to Document a Case Video

Who is at fault? Understanding Negligence in Personal Injury

Proving fault is an important part of any personal injury case. It’s the duty of personal injury lawyers and plaintiffs to demonstrate how the other party acted negligently – and how their actions caused harm. In Texas law there are four elements of negligence. Learn about why they matter and how your attorney can use their experience with personal injury law to demonstrate to a jury, or in settlement proceedings, how your injuries were caused by another party’s negligent acts.

Watch: Difference Between Negligence and Gross Negligence Video

2015: Austin’s Most Dangerous Year for Traffic Deaths

Why did Austin traffic accident deaths rise more than 60% from 2014 to 2015?
These videos and infographics examine Austin’s record high number of vehicle crash fatalities in 2015.


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Bicycle Rights Safety Campaign

Bicyclist safety is near and dear to the hearts of us at McMinn Law Firm.  We’re honored to sponsor  – with amazing cycling and safety groups around Austin – the Bike Rights Austin campaign.  Visit the campaign page here.


Personal Injury and Accident Law Practice Areas

Visit the Practice Areas page to find information about specific types of injury and accident cases.