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We are tired of seeing car wreck victims being taken advantage of by insurance companies, medical providers, and other lawyers. That's why we're doing what we can to help you avoid those problems.

Austin Car Accident Lawyer

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, over 2.5 million people are injured and over 40,000 killed each year on our nation's roadways. Sadly, Texas accounts for ten percent of the nation's fatalities from auto accidents and car wrecks.

At Schuelke Law, we have successfully represented numerous individuals in auto accident claims. Unlike many attorneys who handle a high volume of car wrecks in a "mill" practice, we strive to represent only a few individuals and provide them the best service possible. And we also strive to stay on top of the law. Car wreck litigation features a number of surprising complications, and you want an attorney that knows, for instance, the latest arguments in the "paid and incurred" fight, what arguments best support extra-contractual damages in uninsured/underinsured motorist litigation, and what arguments can best be used to minimize any subrogation liens out there.

To find out more about the process, please call us for a consultation (512-476-4944) or fill out the "Quick Case Inquiry" form on this site. Otherwise, to help you understand this process, we have included links to several pieces of information.

Holding Wrongdoers Accountable

We take pride in protecting clients from insurance companies that seek to take advantage of them. To this end,we believe knowledge is key. We've written our FREE book HOLDING WRONGDOERS ACCOUNTABLE: Avoiding Mistakes That Can Ruin your Accident Claim. We want you to have this information even if you don't intend to hire a lawyer (and the book even discusses when you might be better off without a lawyer) or if you have already hired another lawyer. So if you or a friend or a loved one has been injured in a car wreck, please order a copy of this book.

We’ve also provided a lot of helpful information on this website. For example, our car wreck video series answers a number of typical questions that arise in car wreck cases. We also have tips on resolving your property damage claims, information on personal injury protection and uninsured motorist coverage, tips for being a good client to help handle the claim, and information on the general steps in a personal injury claim.

Holding Wrongdoers Accountable

Learn more about car insurance in Texas and what you can do to avoid common accident claim mistakes with these free resources.

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If you have been injured, you need to know what you may be facing. Here you can find short articles describing the major phases of most personal injury claims. Each claim is different, which means yours may not follow the process exactly as laid out. These are general rules that should help you get a basic understanding of the process.

The Investigation and Healing Stage

Information Centers Don’t settle for less no fee unless you win talk to an attorney Stages Of A Personal Injury Claim: The Investigation & Healing Stage In most cases, our clients come in to see us shortly after their accident. Both of us have jobs at that point. You get better and document injuries You…

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Gathering Records and Negotiation

Information Centers Don’t settle for less no fee unless you win talk to an attorney Stages Of A Personal Injury Claim: Gathering Records and Negotiation In most cases, the second stage of the case is the record gathering phase. After you complete treatment (when you have healed or you have improved as much as you’re…

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The Lawsuit, Service & The Answer

Information Centers Don’t settle for less no fee unless you win talk to an attorney First Stage of a Personal Injury Lawsuit: The Lawsuit, Service & The Answer There are generally five stages to a lawsuit, at least from the client’s perspective.  The first stage is the filing the lawsuit stage.  The second stage is…

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Written Discovery

Information Centers Don’t settle for less no fee unless you win talk to an attorney Second Stage Of A Personal Injury Case: Written Discovery Phase The second stage of the typical personal injury case is the written discovery phase. In this stage, the parties exchange requests for information. There are four standard methods that are…

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Depositions

Information Centers Don’t settle for less no fee unless you win talk to an attorney Third Stage Of A Personal Injury Lawsuit: Depositions The third stage of the typical personal injury case is the deposition. The first two depositions usually taken are of you and of the other party. For your deposition, we will typically…

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What is mediation

Information Centers Don’t settle for less no fee unless you win talk to an attorney Fourth Stage Of A Personal Injury Lawsuit: Mediation The fourth stage of a typical personal injury case is mediation. Mediation is an assisted settlement conference. The participants in the mediation usually include the plaintiff, the plaintiff’s lawyer, the defendant’s lawyer,…

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Phases of a personal injury trial

Information Centers Don’t settle for less no fee unless you win talk to an attorney Phases of a Personal Injury Trial As we’ve mentioned previously, one of our goals is to make sure our potential clients and clients know as much as possible about the process so that they can make informed decisions along the…

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The Jury Questions

Information Centers Don’t settle for less no fee unless you win talk to an attorney Phases of a Personal Injury Trial: The Jury Questions In Texas, juries don’t just decide who they want to win and then award money. Instead, they’re given a series of questions that they answer. The judge then takes those answers,…

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