Christensen Law Firm, PLLC
Experienced & Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers
Bicycle riders can sustain serious harm when they are struck by a car regardless of whether they were wearing a helmet. The victims of such incidents are defenseless against an oncoming car and will sustain harm in two ways. First, they will be injured when hit and, second, they will usually be injured when they impact the ground. Such matters create the need for immediate medical care, future medical care, lost wages, and a possible reduction in the quality of life. It is imperative that the victims of such matters retain an attorney so that they can receive the compensation that they deserve. Our Austin personal injury lawyers have over twenty-five years of combined experience and they aggressively protect the victims of negligence. Call our office today to schedule an initial consultation.
“I want to give thanks to everyone at the Christensen Law Firm! They helped me so much with my case. They were attentive to all of my concerns and their staff was always there for me. I would definitely recommend them to anyone I know.”CATALINAPersonal Injury Client
Bicycle riders can sustain serious injuries when they are hit by a car. Such injuries may result in paralysis, spinal damage, head trauma, or even wrongful death. If the accident occurred due to the driver’s negligence then the bicyclist may be entitled to compensation for current and future expenses, lost earnings, and more. Proving damages in a personal injury case can be complicated which is why it is highly recommended that victims contact an attorney as soon as possible.
The first step in a bike accident case is to determine the extent to which the victim has been harmed. If the injuries are severe then this may require multiple medical opinions as well as analysis by a vocational expert. Once damages can be reasonably calculated, then a demand for payment will be sent to the driver’s insurance company. If a settlement cannot be reached then a negligence case will be filed in court. A key in any such matter is the determination of fault; the driver will likely claim that the rider came into traffic and caused the accident. Hiring counsel with experience in proving fault can be crucial.
Dan Christensen is an Austin personal injury lawyer who has been standing up for the rights of victims for over two decades. A former prosecutor and JAG corps member, Dan has extensive experience in the Courtroom. Once retained, we will immediately contact the insurance company so that they will deal with us directly. We have standing relationships with the types of experts who may be necessary to calculate your damages so that we may make a payment demand to the insurer. Should a settlement not be possible, then we will not hesitate to file a negligence petition on your behalf. If the driver claims you were at fault then, if necessary, we will employ an accident reconstructionist to present an explanation at trial of what happened. Our attorneys will keep you informed each step of the way and ensure that you are prepared for trial. We know you are facing a stressful situation and we will take it seriously.
In addition to Austin, we also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.
We understand that many people are not trusting of attorneys. Much of this mistrust comes from the legal profession’s lack of regular contact with clients. Our goal is to change this perception. Our lawyers respond to phone calls and e-mails within twenty-four hours, regularly give their cell phone numbers to clients, and make themselves available to answer questions. Also, our lawyers will explain complex concepts and terms to you in a clear way that you can understand. Our office is founded on the idea that all people are entitled to respect and this is our promise to each and every client.
The Christensen Law Firm represents the victims of personal injury in Austin and throughout other parts of Texas. We pride ourselves on providing excellent client service and exceptional representation. Founding partner, Dan Christensen, is a former military member and former prosecuting attorney who has devoted his career to helping others. He now focuses his practice on helping those harmed by the negligence of another. In addition to Austin, our personal injury lawyers also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.
Attorneys Dan Christensen and Daryl Hayes are both Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. They are listed among the small percentage of licensed attorneys in the state of Texas (about 7%) who have earned the right to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. This distinct designation sets Christensen Law Firm apart as being a law firm with the highest public commitment to excellence in the field of personal injury law.
Dan is a SuperLawyer, a nomination only 5% of attorneys share. This award is based on various indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition and undergoes a rigorous peer review process. Dan is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the membership of which is reserved for attorneys who have tried at least 10 civil jury trials as lead counsel. Such distinctions put Christensen Law Firm head and shoulders above the competition.