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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 Austin Personal Injury Attorneys do!
In short, the personal attention we pay to the families we represent.
As a client, you’ll work directly with our Austin Personal Injury 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. As you might imagine, 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 an Austin Personal injury Attorney 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. While we can’t prevent accidents from happening, by getting the right legal help, you can 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 Austin Personal Injury case and we would love to help you if you’ve experienced a serious accident. Austin Personal Injury Lawyers, Call us today, to speak with either Jim or Trent. We’ll review the details of your case, give you an honest assessment of it, and then, if appropriate, 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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At Terry & Kelly, PLLC, we are well-known in Austin and throughout Texas for the excellent legal representation that we provide in personal injury matters. 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.
Trent Kelly is by far the best attorney I have worked with and I was actually married to one! He is professional and got the job done. He is one of the first attorneys I have worked with that did not make me feel like he just took my money and then did nothing. He was referred to me by my daughter who wanted to take on Bank of America and no one would do it. Trent did and won… he is really the attorney we are all looking for!
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.
After I was hit by a car on my scooter, I worked with Jim Terry and Trent Kelly, with Trent handling the bulk of my case. I was pleased with their professionalism and that they were always good about staying in touch and keeping me up-to-date on my case. I trusted them completely, and they resolved my case faster than I expected, getting me a great settlement!
Mr. Kelly and Mr. Terry handled my personal injury case in Texas. They contacted me frequently to give me updates on my case and made sure I felt it was being handled to my expectations. I was so pleased with their professionalism. My settlement was extremely fair and timely. I would recommend them to my own family and friends in their time of need.
We are dedicated to helping our clients make good decisions after an auto collision to ensure the best possible outcome for their situation.
After a collision, most people are in a state of shock and confused about what they should do next. Taking the following steps will ensure your claim is protected:
Call 911 For Police and/or Emergency Medical Services.read more
Assess Damage and Collect Evidence. Take Photographs, Obtain The Other Driver’s Insurance Information and Record Witness Information.read more
Promptly Seek Medical Care For Your Injuries.read more
Do Not Speak With The Responsible Driver’s Insurance Carrier About Your Injuries and Do Not Accept Any Low-Ball Settlement Offers They May Make.read more
Contact Terry & Kelly Austin Personal Injury Lawyer Immediately for a No-Obligation Consultation.read more
Being properly informed is crucial when a family member or yourself have been injured or have had your rights violated by an employer. Jim Terry and Trent Kelly our Austin Personal Injury Lawyers are respected attorneys in Austin and throughout central Texas. Here are some of our recurring questions.
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, an Austin Personal Injury 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. At Terry & Kelly – Austin Personal Injury Attorneys, we believe that almost anyone who has been seriously injured due to another person’s negligence can benefit from hiring an effective accident injury lawyer. 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.
At Terry & Kelly, Austin Personal injury attorneys. 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. At our firm, 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. Austin Personal Injury Lawyers 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 Attorneys 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. At Terry & Kelly, Austin Personal Injury Attorneys, we 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.