We fundamentally believe that you hired an Austin personal injury attorney to represent you in your legal matter and you should have the ability to speak to that lawyer when issues arise.
Our Austin Personal Injury Attorneys know that experiencing a serious auto accident has a significant impact on you, your family and your job. We understand that it’s a stressful time and that stress is only magnified by the pain you’re feeling. We also know that what you need is a partner to focus on all of the things that must be done to obtain the justice you deserve so that you can concentrate on getting better. That’s why we say: “YOU GET BETTER, WE’LL GET JUSTICE.” Our job is to get you the justice that you deserve and allow you to focus on your recovery, your family, and your job. Insurance companies are not your friends and they do not care about you or your family – but our Injury Attorneys at Terry & Kelly do!
In short, it’s the empathy that we have for our clients. We do our best to put ourselves in your shoes and we are always mindful that we are here to serve you, the client.
As a client, you’ll work directly with our Accident Lawyers, Jim Terry, and Trent Kelly. We won’t push you or your family onto legal assistants, paralegals, or other support staff, like most personal injury firms.
We fundamentally believe that you hired an attorney to represent you in your legal matter and you should have the ability to speak to that lawyer when issues arise. This approach allows us to form a personal bond with you and helps us to fully understand your case and the specific effects it has had on you. It also provides us with a unique insight into your situation and enables us to better advocate for your interests.
One thing we understand well is that people never call about our legal services when life is going great.
We hear from individuals when they are encountering some of the toughest physical, emotional and financial challenges that life can throw a human being. Intense physical pain, medical bills, serious injuries, even the death of a loved one – these are the problems our clients are facing when they pick up the phone and call us.
We take your trust in us very seriously and we treat each and every potential client with the empathy and dignity that we would want in your situation. If we are fortunate enough to have you hire us to represent you, our determination and persistence to obtain justice on your behalf will be just as if you were part of our own family.
If you or your loved one has been seriously injured, it cannot be stressed enough how important it is to speak with highly rated accident lawyer in Austin that can examine all the facts and evidence surrounding your case and help you take legal action if your case warrants it.
Serious injuries and especially wrongful deaths have long-lasting impacts on the victims and their families. There’s the physical and emotional pain of the accident as well as the financial stress that arises from the medical treatment associated with the accident, as well as loss of income and damage to property.
We can’t prevent accidents from happening but we can give you the legal help you need. This allows you to make sure that you are taking every step in your power to get an outcome that greatly reduces the negative impact of your tragic situation.
We’ve helped numerous Austinites win their personal injury case and we would love to help you if you’ve experienced a serious accident. If you’ve been seriously injured, Call us today, to speak with one of our attorneys. We’ll review the details of your case and we’ll help you create a legal plan of action to pursue justice on your behalf.
We handle cases on a contingency-fee basis, meaning costs come out of your recovery, not your pocket.
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We are well-known in Austin and throughout Texas as top rated Austin personal injury lawyers. Our clients work directly with us at every stage of their legal matter and know that they can turn to us at any time for the sound advice and trusted counsel they deserve. To learn more about our individual background and professional accomplishments, click on the attorney profile links below.
Mr. Terry is an exceptional attorney. James (Jim) is easy to talk to, he explains the process very clearly, and he keeps you informed of events normally before they will occur. Most importantly, he settled the case to everyone’s satisfaction. I used him for a personal injury case and I would highly recommend him.
I want to express my thanks to Attorney Mr. James Terry and staff for their representation, guidance and assistance settling my case. The insurance company was difficult, however Mr. Terry was able to get full policy limits available. The staff always kept me up to date and never left me in the dark. My case was settled within a satisfactory time frame and I got fully compensated for my injuries.
“Want to send out a sincere “Thank You” for an outstanding job in handling my case. It took a little over a year to resolve but Jim T. was extremely thorough in putting all of the phases together to close it out. I found out quickly how punctual Jim is as well as his dedication to getting all of the details and facts captured accurately & efficiently. If not, it would have resulted in a longer, costlier outcome. In closing, I would definitely recommend Terry & Kelly’s firm for your litigation needs. They are very professional, honest, enlightening, friendly, experienced, knowledgeable and customer oriented. If you ever watch them at work, it is easy to see that they fight for the client & the client’s best interest & not just to make a quick buck for themselves. These values & attributes demonstrated their firm’s integrity and commitment to adhere to high standards of ethics & morals. If needed again, I will without doubt use them again. I pray that never happens to me or anyone else but you can not go wrong by talking to Jim and his partner. I am extremely happy with the overall handling of my case.”
When my insurance company denied my claim I did not know where to turn. I called Jim Terry and explained my not so easy situation. I had no hope in having my vehicle repaired when I called Mr. Terry. He took on my case and was always in contact with me about where we stood in regards to a resolution. He was able to get me results so that I can now make repairs to my vehicle. The results were quick and painless. Thanks Jim!
I would highly recommend Trent Kelly and have to several friends. I have worked with Trent and his firm several times over the past four years and have always been impressed with the level of service and very confident in his abilities. After working with Trent, he set the bar in characteristics to search for in an attorney. His expertise was invaluable. He was approachable, in that he took time to guide me through my legal process, learn my expectations and realistic outcomes. He was also very dependable and I felt that my situation was of utmost importance to him. I have been extremely pleased working with Trent and have had very positive experiences.
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Insurance companies work very hard to pay you as little as possible. One of the ways you can prevent that is by being as informed as possible. Here are some of our recurring questions that clients give us that you may find helpeful.
Clients are very often and understandably concerned about their cars – in addition to their injuries – following a collision.
Depending on the severity of the damage caused to your vehicle, the responsible driver’s insurance company should either pay to have it repaired or pay you fair market value for the vehicle as a “total loss.”
At Terry & Kelly, a team of top rated Austin Car Accident Lawyers, we are happy to help guide our clients through the process of resolving their property damage claims in addition to their injury claims.
We do this as a courtesy to our injury clients – without charging any fees – so that they can get their cars repaired or replaced and regain their mobility as soon as possible.
It is sometimes difficult for individuals to determine if they have a legal case or need a lawyer to pursue the case on their behalf.
We believe that almost anyone who has been seriously injured due to another person’s negligence can benefit from hiring an effective car accident lawyer in Austin, TX.
The reason is that insurance companies do not owe you any duty to be fair or even honest in adjusting your claims. As a result, individuals are often unprepared to take on an insurance company – with millions of dollars in resources and no obligation to do the right thing.
If you were injured in a car wreck that was not your fault, you likely have legal claims that can be pursued and we would be happy to speak with you about whether we can assist.
We do not charge our injury clients upfront for representation. Traditionally, when you hire an attorney you must pay a cash retainer before the attorney will begin their work.
We are paid for representing personal injury clients through a structure known as a contingent fee arrangement. What that means is we only get paid if we recover money for our clients.
At Terry & Kelly, We believe this structure is ideal in that it aligns the interests of the client and the attorney. In other words, the attorney does not get paid unless they produce tangible results on behalf of the client.
Unfortunately, there is no specific amount of time it takes to resolve an Austin personal injury case. Each case is different and comes with its own unique circumstances and issues that can drastically change the time it takes to resolve the matter for the client.
What is common throughout most injury cases is that the client’s medical treatment largely dictates the length of time it takes to resolve the case. For instance, if a client requires six months of treatment for their injuries, the case will often take longer to resolve than a client whose injuries are resolved within one or two months of medical care.
However, if a lawsuit has to be filed to force the insurance company to pay a fair amount, cases take considerably longer to resolve, regardless of the length of medical treatment.
How much a case can settle for is dependent on many factors. First and foremost, the severity of a client’s injuries and the cost of the medical treatment necessary to treat those injuries affect the damages presented to the insurance company for consideration in the settlement.
Furthermore, the amount of insurance coverage available can set a limit on the amount that can be recovered regardless of the client’s injury and damages.
For example, if an individual with a state minimum automobile liability policy and no assets causes significant injury to a client, there may be no more than $30,000.00 that can be recovered. Finally, the settlement value is driven by the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
By definition, settlements are voluntary so a good Austin Personal Injury Lawyers must know how to convince an adjuster to pay a fair amount, within policy limits, to resolve their client’s case.
It is not, but we encourage you to call us as quickly as possible. It is often what a client doesn’t know that gets them in trouble and insurance companies are looking to obtain any information from you that they can to unfairly lower the value of your case.
An experienced Austin Personal Injury Attorney can speak to the insurance company on your behalf in a way that we believe presents the best opportunity to resolve your case fairly and voluntarily.
For this reason, it is our opinion that it’s always best to consult with an attorney as soon as you are injured to determine how to proceed.
Medical costs are on the rise and many people, even those with health insurance, are unable to pay for the cost of their treatment out of pocket.
After a car wreck, clients can feel overwhelmed by all of the bills that come as a result – especially since the expenses were caused by someone else’s failure to follow the law and societal rules designed to keep us all safe.
Our top rated Austin Personal Injury Attorneys will work with you and your medical providers to find a solution that ensures you get the medical care you need to recover from your auto injury while still being able to support your family during this very difficult time.