Minor traffic accidents are an everyday occurrence, and few of us escape the occasional fender bender. However, a serious motor vehicle accident is another story. The Austin attorneys of Ely & Reed, Nick Reed and Michael Ely, understand that serious auto accidents can be extremely traumatic, leaving you and your family with long-term consequences. Ely & Reed have the skill and experience to help you recover the compensation you deserve from your motor vehicle accident. If you are in an accident, we are available to meet you at the scene seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Contact our law office today for a free consultation.
Why Hire an Attorney?
Facing severe injury, medical treatment, loss of income, and property damage is difficult enough. Unfortunately, recovering accident victims are also forced to deal with insurance claims adjustors, who may take an adversarial stance. An experienced personal injury attorney can make a significant difference in your outcome, and make your life much easier in the process.
Types of Accidents
The personal injury attorneys at Ely & Reed have assisted clients with all types accidents, with past results that include multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts. We help victims of motor vehicle accidents that include:
- Single and multi-car accidents
- Accidents caused by non-owner drivers
- Accidents caused by drunk drivers who were over-served
- Accidents involving commercial trucks
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Aviation accidents
Causes of Auto Accidents
In many cases, negligence, carelessness, or reckless disregard is to blame for a severe injury accident or wrongful death. Too many drivers are distracted by cell phones or drive aggressively at high speeds. Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs is also a common cause of auto accidents. In the case of DUI, punitive damages may be assessed for accident victims in addition to other monetary recoveries.
If you’re the victim of an accident with a large semi or tractor-trailer truck, know that the commercial trucking industry is strictly regulated by federal and state law. Truck drivers are held to high safety standards, which are taken into consideration in the resolution of trucking accident lawsuits.
Insurance adjusters will seek to minimize your claim and get away with a low settlement. They will never be concerned with the long term effects of your accident or the tremendous losses experienced when a loved one is killed. Both attorneys Michael Ely and Nick Reed have represented insurance companies and corporations in the past. Now dedicated to plaintiff's work, we know the strategies and tactics employed by the other side and are always one step ahead of opposing attorneys.
If the negligent party in your accident does not have liability insurance, your own insurance should cover you. This is true even if you are a pedestrian or are riding a bike when you are struck by a vehicle. As your legal counsel, we will be your advocate and a significant asset to you in claim negotiations. As our past case record shows, we regularly attain high-dollar settlements and jury verdicts for our clients.
The attorneys at Ely & Reed are dedicated to helping plaintiffs receive just compensation for their injuries and losses. We work on a contingency basis, meaning you will not pay costs or attorneys fees unless we have secured a settlement or jury award on your behalf. Contact our office today for a free consultation.