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PERSONAL INJURY


Car Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there was an estimated 5.5 million motor vehicle accidents in 2010, resulting in over 2.2 million personal injuries. When you are involved in a serious car accident, you should rely on Bonilla Law Firm. We are car accident attorneys that can help you navigate through the difficult times that car wreck victims face.


The unfortunate reality is that car wrecks cannot always be avoided by safe, careful driving. Every day, you share the road with thousands of other drivers, whether you are going to work, dropping your children off at school or even going to one of Austin’s many public parks. Sometimes, road and weather conditions contribute to car accidents, or even faulty mechanics, but most of the time, accidents are caused by the negligence of another driver.


Our team of car accident attorneys provides experienced advice. You need to ensure that your rights are enforced and that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries, pain and suffering.


Once you are in a car wreck, it is important to act swiftly. Many insurance companies will contact you right away in order to obtain your statement. Though the adjuster will seem harmless and friendly, you need to understand that they will always act in the best interest of the insurance company. Insurance companies often deny claims without doing a thorough investigation and try to pay out as little as possible on claims that are accepted. Sometimes, the insurance company you deal with might not have a local office in Austin or Texas, which usually requires you to play phone tag with a claims service. The sooner you involve Bonilla Law Firm, the better we will be able to preserve evidence, conduct a comprehensive investigation, and address other important factors.


Car crash victims have many questions left unanswered after an accident. Most car crash victims want to know who will be responsible for paying damages to their car and their medical bills. If you, your family or friends are in a similar situation, it is important to work with car crash lawyers who can answer your questions and help you understand the options you have.


Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to injury or being killed than any other automobile operator on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of motorcyclist crash-related fatalities has more than doubled during the past 10 years. Approximately 80% of motorcycle crashes injure or kill a motorcycle rider, while only 20% of passenger car crashes injure or kill a driver or passenger in their vehicle according to the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS).


If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident while riding a Harley or any other type of motorcycle, contact Bonilla Law Firm. Our motorcycle attorneys will help you achieve the justice you deserve for your injuries, whether they are soft-tissue, muscular injuries, or a traumatic injury, such as head trauma, road rash, and broken bones.


The insurance company will do whatever is necessary to pay the least amount of money to you or your family. The stakes are high when you are involved in a motorcycle wreck. Do not take any chances.


18- Wheeler Accidents

If you are traveling between Laredo and Dallas, there is a good chance that you will be on Interstate 35. If you are involved in an accident in the Greater Austin area, it is important to work with a lawyer who is familiar with the area and the local court system.


When sharing the road with an 18-wheeler, remember that trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and may need up to 100 yards to stop (Texas Department of Transportation). When an 18-wheeler crashes into a 4,000-pound car, simple physics can determine who will walk away from the accident. It is rare that drivers or passengers in the car will be able to walk away with only bumps and bruises.


Bonilla Law Firm understands the importance of acting quickly after an accident. Commercial vehicles, such as 18-wheelers, are required to carry certain documents, including time logs and inspection reports. Without the added motivation from an attorney, these documents sometimes disappear after accidents. The Bonilla Law Firm works to make sure the evidence in the black box is preserved. The GPS in the black box can determine the speed of the truck, which is helpful in determining who is at fault for the accident and to what degree.


If you were involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, it is important to work with attorneys who can help you receive the compensation you need for your injuries.


Bicycle Accidents

Austin is a city with nationally coveted hike-and-bike trails. There is a 10- mile long trail borders Lady Bird Lake (known locally as Town Lake). Many roadways have been revamped in order to be bicycle friendly. According to the City of Austin, there are currently more than 6,000 Austinites that wake up during the week and bike to work.


Even though the City of Austin is doing what they can to provide a safe environment for cyclists, we continue to see too many bicycle wreck victims who are injured because auto drivers fail to see the cyclist.


Motorists and cyclists must both follow the rules of the road. When it comes to a car against a 30-pound bike, the car will always win against a defenseless cyclist. Bike accident usually results in serious injuries as broken bones, painful brain injuries, neck and back injuries, as well as road rash, abrasions and contusions. At Bonilla Law Firm, our bicycle accident lawyers will fight to make sure you receive compensation for your pain and suffering. Let us take care of the details so you can focus on a healthy and speedy recovery.


Premises Liability

When people are walking through grocery stores or shopping at retail stores, they are looking at the merchandise they could be purchasing, not staring at the ground looking for spills or potential dangers. Unfortunately, businesses are not always as prompt as they should be with cleaning up spills.


If a business does not clean a spill they know exists, they can be held liable for their negligence. Although it can be difficult to prove a store knowingly did nothing when they learned of a spill or unsafe condition, it can be proven.


Under Texas law, you must prove that the store had adequate time to address the spill but did not do anything. For example, if a customer drops a bottle of orange juice and hurries away, and you slip on it right away, the store would not have had adequate time to address the problem.


Our first priority at the Bonilla Law Firm is making sure all the evidence is preserved. Most stores have Closed-circuit televisions that normally record the incident. Using the evidence on the footage from the security camera, our attorneys are able to get a better estimate of how long the product was on the floor.


Although injuries may seem less serious — such as soft tissue injuries or muscle pain — they can still cause extended pain and discomfort. Experienced Austin premise liability attorneys can help ensure you receive the compensation you need for all your injuries.

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Bonilla Law Firm represents clients in Austin and Corpus Christi, Texas, and throughout the surrounding communities, including New Braunfels, San Marcos, Buda, Kyle, Manor, Elgin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Leander, Westlake Hills, Lakeway, Bastrop, Luling, Lockhart, Marble Falls, Dripping Springs, Del Valle and in the following counties: Travis County, Hays County, Williamson County, Burnet County, Bastrop County, Nueces County and Comal County.