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We fundamentally believe that you hired an Austin personal injury lawyer to represent you in your legal matter and you should have the ability to speak to that lawyer when issues arise.

Austin Personal
Injury Lawyer

If you have recently experienced a serious injury in Austin and need help from an injury lawyer near you that is going to make your needs the priority they should be, we can help.

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 TK Injury Lawyers do!

Why We Are The Best Personal Injury Lawyers for You?

The empathy that we have for our clients is what sets us apart from other law firms. We do our best to put ourselves in your shoes and we are always mindful that we are here to serve you.

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.

We’ll Treat Your Case As If It’s OUR Case

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, and even the death of a loved one – 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.

Get The Legal Help You Need

If you or your loved one has been seriously injured, it cannot be stressed enough how important it is to speak with a highly rated Austin personal injury lawyer 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.

Looking for a Personal Injury Lawyer near you?

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 personal injury 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.

Practice Areas

Being injured in an accident because of the negligent, reckless, or wrongful actions of another person or entity can be devastating. If you have suffered an injury, getting legal help is important so that you may protect your rights. The Austin Personal Injury Lawyers at Terry & Kelly are dedicated to helping injured victims to recover compensation that fairly compensates them.

  • Personal Injury

    We’ve helped numerous Austinites with their personal injury claim process to obtain the compensation they deserve after experiencing a serious accident.

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  • Car Accidents

    You should speak with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible after your car accident to represent you in your personal injury case.

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  • Truck Accidents

    Truckers are often on the job when the accident happens, so you may have a claim against both the driver and their employer, which is why it’s important to choose the right truck accident lawyer for your case.

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  • Motorcycle Accidents

    An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer at TK Injury Lawyers will be able to negotiate a settlement on your behalf or litigate your motorcycle accident case pursuing the monetary compensation you deserve.

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  • Premises Liability

    You don’t have to suffer at the hands of negligent business owners. A premises liability attorney from TK Injury Lawyers will get the outcome you deserve.

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  • Pedestrian Accidents

    Our Austin pedestrian accident attorneys work tirelessly to obtain full compensation for the victims of negligence.

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Meet The Attorneys

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.

Trent Kelly

Trent Kelly is committed to providing each of his clients with personalized and attentive service.

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Jim Terry

Jim Terry has devoted his entire career to helping those who needed it most.

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What Should I Do After An Accident In Texas?

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    For Help

    Call 911 For Police and/or Emergency Medical Services.

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    The Situation

    Assess Damage and Collect Evidence. Take Photographs, Obtain The Other Driver’s Insurance Information and Record Witness Information.

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  • 3

    Get Medical

    Promptly Seek Medical Care For Your Injuries.

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  • 4

    Don’t Speak With
    Their Insurance

    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.

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    Contact Terry
    & Kelly Immediately

    Contact a car accident lawyer at TK Injury Lawyers immediately for a No-Obligation Consultation.

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How We Can Help You Right Now

After an accident has occurred, it's important to take quick measures to provide you with the best advantage to act legally. Our law firm is willing to help you with legal guidance through the entire process.

  • 1
    We meet with you for free to help you understand your rights and options.
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    We seek out and identify all sources and/or forms of recovery to which you may be entitled.
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    We allow you to focus on what is important - your health, family and job - while we take care of everything else.
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    We utilize our 25+ years of combined legal experience and reputation to fight for you and ensure you are treated fairly and with respect.
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    We help you coordinate and obtain access to the medical care you need to get better.
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    We employ proven negotiation and trial strategies to maximize your recovery and obtain the justice you deserve.
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    We immediately begin collecting and preserving the evidence necessary to win your case.
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    We provide a no fee guarantee; if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us anything.

Do I have a Personal Injury Case?

You may have a personal injury case when you’re hurt in an accident, and someone else is responsible. A personal injury case, such as a car accident, is a civil lawsuit where the plaintiff may qualify for damages for their losses. Common areas for compensation in a personal injury case are:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of the ability to enjoy life

A personal injury case is different from a criminal one. In personal injury claims, you can receive monetary damages if you prove the other person was liable for the accident. If there are criminal charges in the case, that is a separate issue from the civil lawsuit.

For example, let’s say you are hit in an intersection by a driver who ran the red light. You have $50,000 in damage and medical bills. The driver also is charged with injuring someone in the accident. This accident has a civil and criminal component.

Even if the driver is found innocent of the criminal charges, you still could receive compensation in the personal injury case. The other driver also could be found liable in the civil case but innocent in the criminal one.

Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Austin, TX?

A personal injury lawsuit is a stressful experience. If you hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you, they can help with the following:

  • Help you recover: After a truck accident, for example, the last thing you need is to wrangle with insurance companies and defense attorneys. Your personal injury lawyer will handle your claim, and you can spend your time healing physically and emotionally.
  • Investigate the incident: While you recover, your attorney will dig into the details of what happened. The lawyer will visit the accident scene, collect evidence, interview witnesses, hire experts to build the case, and much more.
  • Offer emotional support: Personal injury attorneys help clients get through a difficult time. These legal professionals work with accident victims often and can provide emotional support when you are recovering.
  • Construct the case and prove fault: The attorney will collect all evidence, including the police report, to build the best case and prove who is liable for your injuries.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies: The personal injury lawyer is highly skilled at negotiating settlements with insurance companies. Let an attorney handle settlement talks with stingy insurance providers is always best.
  • Negotiate with medical professionals: Some doctors might be reluctant to care for personal injury victims because of lengthy litigation. Your attorney may be able to get you the medical treatments you need through their professional network. Some physicians will agree to accept payment from a settlement or jury award.
  • Go to court: Most personal injury lawsuits end in a settlement. But not always. Your attorney will be prepared to go to court and argue before the jury if needed.

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Can Personal Injury Cases Settle Before Trial?

Yes. Most personal injury lawsuits settle out of court. It is estimated that up to 95% of personal injury cases settle before trial. An insurance settlement means getting cash in your hands as soon as possible so you can recover.

If your attorney handles the settlement negotiations well, you should get a fair settlement. Attempting to negotiate a settlement yourself after a serious accident is usually a mistake. Your attorney knows what your case is worth and how to settle with tough insurance companies.

When the settlement is negotiated effectively by the attorney, you can receive compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Car repairs
  • Rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost earnings
  • The financial losses your family has suffered

Most injured clients get more compensation in a settlement than a jury verdict. Injured people may lose in court, so a settlement is often the best option. Settling means not paying upfront legal expenses; legal fees are taken from the settlement.

Is Texas an At-Fault State?

In car accident cases, there are at-fault and no-fault states. Knowing the type of state you live in is critical because it affects how you pursue a personal injury case.

Drivers in many states must file a personal injury claim with their personal auto insurance company after an accident. These states often have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance that covers the first few thousand dollars of your damages. In other states, you file a claim with the at-fault driver’s policy.

Texas is an at-fault state. It allows you to hold the person liable for damages. Your attorney can file a personal injury lawsuit if the liable party doesn’t have enough insurance coverage.

Because Texas is an at-fault state, you need to show the other party who caused the accident to win the case. That is why it is vital to select an experienced Austin personal injury attorney to represent you.

What is Comparative Negligence in Texas Injury Law?

Comparative negligence is a legal idea where liability for an accident is divided between those liable for the incident. The law assigns a portion of responsibility to each person who was involved. However, in some accidents, only one person is responsible.

A driver rear-ends you at a traffic light, and you have back and whiplash injuries. You were sitting at the traffic light when the other driver smashed into you. So, you should receive full compensation.

However, what if someone runs a light and hits you, but you were texting on your phone and driving? The insurance company might conclude you were 30% responsible for the accident. Comparative negligence doctrine says your compensation will be reduced by 30%.

Also, Texas has a 51% rule. This means if you are 51% or more responsible for the accident, you cannot recover damages in a claim or lawsuit. Thus, you cannot be more than 50% responsible for the incident to receive compensation.

If you were partially at fault for the accident, it’s essential to be represented by a tough, aggressive personal injury attorney. You want to receive maximum compensation for your losses. So, your attorney will attempt to argue for the minimum amount of liability on your part.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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