Austin Personal Injury Lawyers
Life is never free of surprises: some good and some not so good. Accidents happen, people are injured and sometimes die; lives are forever changed. When your life is turned upside down by a serious injury or the wrongful death of a family member, and someone else is to blame, it is normal to feel overwhelmed, angry, and hopeless. How will you take care of yourself and your family? How will the bills be paid? Will you ever be able to go back to work? If not, how will you live? These are questions that are foremost in the minds of many accident victims who come to Briggle & Polan, PLLC, for help. And fortunately, we have answers.
Helping accident victims is what we are all about
We understand the frustrations and the fears that accompany the losses you’ve experienced, and we are committed to doing everything the law allows to make things right. We know that no amount of money is ever adequate compensation for the loss of a loved one or the destruction of your health. We will fight with everything that we have to ensure that you are compensated for all of your losses, both to your finances and your quality of life.
We will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive an amount of money that is fair and will allow you to pick up the pieces of your life following a wrongful death, serious injury, or medical malpractice, and move forward. Peace of mind comes with knowing that you have the financial means to get the medical treatment and other assistance that you need to maintain your lifestyle while you are recovering from your injuries or loss.
Our award-winning attorneys – both of whom have been named to the prestigious Super Lawyers® list of Rising Stars in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, are experienced in, and dedicated to, achieving justice for every client we sign on.
We have the experience, legal skill, and resources to present a persuasive case to insurance companies and to juries. We understand the tactics insurance companies use to avoid paying adequate compensation on claims, and we are usually able to counteract those tactics and get you the money you deserve without having to go to court.
But if the insurance companies balk, and a fair settlement is not forthcoming, we are always prepared to take your case to a jury. We are at our very best in the courtroom, so you can rest assured that we will be there for you all the way, whatever it takes.
Awards and recognitions
why choose us?
Unlike some law firms that take an assembly line approach to processing personal injury cases, we are a client-centered firm, offering individualized legal advice tailored to meet your needs and those of your family. Our compassionate, committed, and legally savvy personal injury and wrongful death attorneys will guide you through the process of making your claim for compensation.
We do all this without your ever paying anything out of pocket. We front all the costs of preparing the case and our work. You only pay us if we’ve won money for you. We believe that wrongdoers must be held accountable to their victims, and we are unrelenting in seeing that they are made to pay for the harm they’ve caused.
We will answer all of your questions honestly, advise you of your options, and begin to develop a legal strategy specifically designed to meet your needs and the facts of your case. You never pay for the initial consultation. There’s no better time to call than right now!
We are trial lawyers
first and foremost
While some attorneys might be willing to accept a lesser settlement to avoid the courtroom, we never settle for less.
You will receive an
Some attorneys tell clients what they want to hear, we promise to give you honest feedback and advice.
We will give you a free and honest assessment of the merits of your particular case.
Both attorneys have been named to the prestigious Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars.
Both of our attorneys have defense experience that we utilize to our clients' advantage.
If we don’t win,
you don’t pay
We work on a contingency basis, which means if we don't win your case, you don't pay us a dime.
Let us deal with the
Dealing with insurance companies can be stressful, allow us to reduce your stress.
You will work
directly with a lawyer
At Briggle & Polan, you will be working directly with an attorney, not an assistant or paralegal.
Client was rear-ended by an insurance adjuster in a commercial vehicle. Client suffered severe back and neck injuries resulting in a two spinal surgeries: a cervical and lumbar fusion. We recovered $1,025,000 on behalf of our client. Net to client was $346,766.03.
A 32-year old gentleman hired Briggle & Polan to pursue a claim for underinsured motorist benefits after he was seriously and permanently injured by a driver who negligently rear-ended him. Our client' lumbar disc at L5-S1 was herniated, and despite 3 lumbar epidural steroid injections and physical therapy, a discectomy was necessary, All in all, our client's damage model exceeded $500,000.00.
18 Wheeler Rollover
Our client was an employee working for a company in Montana when he was injured in a rollover collision with an 18-wheeler. Our firm, along with co-counsel, were able to recover $450,000 on behalf of our injured client for the severe back and spine injuries he sustained. Net to client was $214,573.81.
A man driving a cement truck was injured when his tire blew out and the cement truck rolled over. He sustained a neck injury and underwent a cervical fusion. After filing suit and litigating the case, it was resolved for $400,000.
We know that there are few situations more devastating than one involving an accident, serious injury or the death of a loved one. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys represent the rights and interests of clients in a wide variety of personal injury cases.
Victims of catastrophic, multiple vehicle, and serious injury,
If you've been injured you need to call a lawyer who delivers results.
Injured on the job. Call an experienced workplace accident lawyer.
If you've been in a motorcycle accident, call us today for help.
Truck accidents can be very complicated. Seek experienced lawyer.
Victims of wrongful death need an attorney who understands justice!
what our clients say about us
“It has truly been a blessing working with Parker and Hayden. They were compassionate to my situation. They walked me through every phase of the process and I felt safe in their care and knowledge. The laws and insurance in Texas appear to be centered on behalf of the person who caused the accident, not for innocent bystanders. I cannot thank them enough for everything they did for me. If I ever need anything, I know I can count on them to assist. They will be my recommendation to anyone needing an Attorney.”
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I don't feel very comfortable with lawyers in general but both, Parker and Hayden made me feel at ease, they were very professional, they explained the process and possibilities when we discussed my case. The outcome for me was absolutely better that I could ever expected. I was very lucky that a friend referred me to them and I would encourage anyone to seek their advice and services.
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I went through a hard time financially which led to some bad choices and criminal charges. I wanted to fix everything but had no idea why. Polan worked with me and got my case dismissed. He also worked with me by letting me do a payment plan. I definitely recommend him if you need a reliable, smart, hard working lawyer.
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Parker and Hayden were there for me when I needed representation after being injured in a car accident, and I couldn't be happier with the services they provided. They practice law with the up-most integrity, and were available to communicate with me whenever I had a question or need. They were very patient and thorough when explaining the process of settling my car accident claim, and worked with all the medial providers and insurance companies involved to ensure I got the care that I deserved.
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Questions Our Clients Often Have
In the wake of a serious injury, you might think that insurance company is on your side. Don't be fooled. Without a lawyer, the insurance adjuster will probably offer you significantly less money that you need. Only a skilled legal advocate can protect your rights and help you pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering.
Personal injury claims are designed to help people who were injured by no fault of their own. If someone else's carelessness or negligence is responsible for your injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your suffering. Consult with an Austin personal injury attorney from Briggle & Polan, PLLC to learn more about your legal options and rights.
Generally speaking, the at-fault driver is responsible for any damages caused to your vehicle. This usually means that the at-fault driver's insurance company is responsible for your injuries and any property damage sustained by your vehicle. If the other insurance company refuses to pay, your insurance provider may be responsible to cover these costs instead.
Every case is different. After an accident, it is best to consult with a legal representative before accepting a settlement from the insurance company. The insurance adjuster will try to avoid paying the financial compensation that you truly deserve. With the help of our firm, you may be able to recover full and fair compensation before trial.
Personal injury cases are complicated. One person rarely causes an accident. If you are partially responsible for your accident, you may still have the opportunity to pursue compensation from the other party. Contact our office and schedule a free case evaluation to see how our accident attorneys can help you seek partial compensation for your injuries.
A variety of factors determine the value of a personal injury claim. Some damages are calculable, while others are more difficult to measure. Your medical bills, hospitalization costs, treatment expenses, and amount of missed wages can determine how much you can seek. Non-economic damages (such as pain and suffering) can increase the value of your claim as well.
If possible, avoid giving a statement to the at-fault party's insurance provider – even if the company requests it for business purposes. In most cases, the other company only wants to get a statement from you so they can avoid paying for the accident. You are not obligated to speak with the other insurance company so it is best to avoid giving a statement.
Yes. In fact, most personal injury cases are resolved before court. With the help of an effective lawyer, you can avoid the courtroom by negotiating a settlement before your claim expires. At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, our team of Austin personal injury attorneys is prepared to help you reach the best possible settlement for your personal injury case.
Generally, accident victims have up to two years to file suit against the responsible party. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, this amount of time is subject to change. If you have questions regarding your eligibility for a personal injury claim, contact Briggle & Polan, PLLC today. Our attorneys can help you determine the best course of action for your claim.
We Answer Common Questions About
In the stressful and emotional time following an accident, it is important to know how to protect your legal rights and options.
Hayden BriggleFounding Attorney
Hayden Briggle is a Texas native who graduated from Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. From there, he went on to graduate with his Bachelor’s in Plan II Honors and Spanish from The University of Texas; upon graduation, he attended The University of Texas once more to receive his Masters in Professional Accounting, as […]
Parker PolanFounding Attorney
A native of Austin, Parker was educated in the public school system and obtained his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Texas. After law school, he joined a litigation firm with offices in Austin and McAllen. There, he honed his skills on the firm’s primary practice areas: personal injury and product liability defense. […]
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