Austin Personal Injury Attorneys

 
Personal injury lawyers don’t have the greatest reputation. We’re commonly portrayed as ambulance chasers who profit from the misfortunes of others. The narrative surrounding injury attorneys involves bad suits, bad tag lines, and even worse morals. Our mission is to change that narrative.

We take every case personally, as if we’re representing a member of our own family. Our clients are not interested in taking advantage of the system, frivolously suing any person or company with deep pockets. Our clients want what you want: To re-gain their health, their property, and the ability to support their family.

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Just like you, our clients want what’s fair. The first step towards getting your life back after an injury in Austin is to call us at (512) 320-0088 for a free, no-obligation consultation. If you have a viable personal injury case, we’ll tell you. If you don’t, we’ll be honest with you. You’ve got nothing to lose.

Meet Your Injury Attorneys




Our Experience & Results

75 Million Dollars Recovered

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The Firm has secured over $75,000,000 in settlements and verdicts for their clients

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20 Years of Legal Experience

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Graham Sutliff and Hank Stout have over 20 years of combined legal experience.

10 Positive Reviews On Google

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Sutliff & Stout has 10 positive reviews on Google+. Read them here

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10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo.com

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Both attorneys have earned at 10.0 “Superb” rating on Avvo.com.

Austin Personal Injury Guide

Often, our clients want to educate themselves on the personal injury process before contacting us for a free case review. If you’re not ready to contact us, we invite you to explore our guide to personal injury lawsuits below, where you’ll find dozens of articles, written by our attorneys, that will help you understand the personal injury settlement process, and what you should expect from your lawyer.
 

 
Alternatively, we are happy to answer any questions that you might have about your case, free of charge. Simply call our Austin office and one of our friendly legal representatives will set up a time to discuss the specifics of your case.

Our Practice Areas

Car Accidents

This page explains the most important steps to take following an auto accident. It also contains information on dealing with the insurance company. Click the icon above to learn more about car accident personal injury cases.

Truck Accidents

If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident involving a semi-truck, you may be entitled to compensation. Click the icon to learn more about truck accident personal injury cases.

Mototcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can cause devastating personal injuries. To learn more about what you should do following a motorcycle accident and how to contact an attorney, click the link above.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death cases are both tragic and highly complex. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, the link above will explain what your next steps should be, and how to contact an attorney to get your questions answered.

Oil Field Accidents

Oil fields often make for dangerous work conditions which can cause serious injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured in an oil field accident, please click the link above to learn more about your legal options.

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At Sutliff & Stout, we help victims of serious injuries recover compensation from the responsible party. Click above to see our full list of practice areas.

Do You Have a Viable Personal Injury Case?

When you call us for your free case evaluation, our goal will be to determine whether or not you have a viable personal injury claim. In general, to succeed in a personal injury claim, the injured party (you) will have to show that:

The other party owed the injured party a “duty of care.”

This requires the injured party to produce evidence showing that the negligent party had a legal obligation or “duty” to act in a certain way toward the injured party. Usually this is met by showing that the negligent party did not act reasonably or in a careful manner. However, there are various nuances to this general definition, and a personal injury attorney can discuss what duty of care is applicable in your particular case. For instance, a driver owes a duty of care to other motorists to operate her car in a reasonably safe manner by obeying traffic laws.

The other party breached the duty of care

Once it is established that the negligent party owed a duty of care, the injured party must next show that the negligent party did not live up to that standard of care. This can occur through an affirmative act by the negligent party or, in some cases, by a failure to act when necessary.

Sometimes, an injury or accident will speak for itself; that is, the injury will be of such a nature that it could not have occurred without the negligent party breaching the duty of care. Other times, eyewitness statements, expert testimony, or other evidence may be necessary to show how the negligent party breached the duty of care. For instance, using the example above, the driver would breach this duty of care by ignoring traffic laws or driving while intoxicated.

“Proximate causation”

This legal term refers to the requirement that a harm or injury resulted from the breach. There must also be a logical connection between the harm or injury and the negligent party’s action or inaction. Finally, the harm or injury that resulted must also be foreseeable. In other words, the type of harm or injury that resulted must be such that a person of ordinary intelligence should have anticipated the danger that his or her action or inaction would create for others.

For example, a lifeguard who negligently refuses to help a drowning swimmer should anticipate that her failure to act can cause physical injuries and emotional trauma to the swimmer. On the other hand, it may not likely be foreseeable to a lifeguard that her failure to act would cause a passerby to view the struggling swimmer and have a heart attack from the stress of the sight.

As you can imagine, a personal injury claim is fact-intensive and may require the testimony and expertise of a variety of people. The reason you should explore hiring a personal injury lawyer is so that these complex parts of your case are handled thoroughly and with competency. If you choose to go it alone, you risk losing out on compensation that you may have otherwise been able to secure. If you chose to hire us, we will handle the full scope of this complex litigation process, so that you can focus on healing from your injuries and taking care of your family.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

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Not all accidents require that victim hire a personal injury attorney. This article helps you answer the question “do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer in Austin?”
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How Much Do We Charge for Our Services?

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We work for you on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay us anything until we recover money for you. This article explains our contingency fee policy in greater detail.
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How Long Will it Take to Settle My Injury Case?

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Ultimately the answer to this question is “is depends”. This article explains some of the factors that can determine how long it will take to settle a given case.
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Talk to Sutliff & Stout

If you’ve suffered a personal injury in Austin, we hope you’ll contact us. We always offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations, during which time we will listen to the details of your situation and tell you whether it’s in your best interest to hire an attorney. If you decide to hire us, you will not owe us one cent of payment until we recover compensation.

We know that talk is cheap, which is why we are 100% transparent with our past results, our qualifications, and what our clients have said about us.

As soon as you’re ready, please call us at (512) 320-0088. Remember, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits in Texas is two (2) years.

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