FVF Law is a values driven law firm.

Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyers in Austin, Texas

How does an Austin personal injury law firm continue to prove its commitment to excellence, integrity, trust, and respect? For FVF Law Firm, it’s by never forgetting its roots or its purpose — educating and informing people when they’ve been harmed and don’t know where to turn. 

When your life is at its best, personal injury attorneys probably never cross your mind; unfortunately, your best life can become your worst day all too quickly. Catastrophic accidents occur on the road, at the job, and anywhere in between. These are not situations that average people should be asked to handle on their own.

In Austin, more than 90 percent of households have cars, and it comes as no surprise to pedestrians and commuters alike that Austin’s roadways can be dangerous. If you’ve suffered an accident on the road or elsewhere, FVF has your back.

About Us

In 2014, Josh and Aaron founded FVF with the mission of educating injured clients, allowing them better understand their options and make informed decisions. Through undertaking that mission one person at a time, it’s our goal to change the public perception of what personal injury lawyers can do, instilling trust back into this area of practice.

To many people in Austin, personal injury attorneys are seen as the legal sharks you call when you want to get even. While it’s true that our job is to get you fair financial compensation when you have been injured, our team is recognized through stellar reviews from past clients on Google, Yelp, and AVVO. We’ve also been honored by Thompson Reuters’s Super Lawyers, where FVF attorneys Josh Fogelman, and Aaron Von Flatern, have been named Rising Stars multiple times. Most recently, team FVF has been awarded the 2020 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics — the only law firm to make it to the winner’s circle. 

When you decide to call a personal injury law firm, they should help you: 

  • Navigate your accident and injuries with support
  • Understand your options for care and recovery
  • Feel like you have someone in your corner when you most need it

FVF prioritizes education and support, making our office a place where accident victims can find sympathetic legal advice. We offer a comprehensive case evaluation — at absolutely no cost — allowing you to examine your legal options and find your best path to managing your medical bills and care, interacting with insurers, and protecting your health and financial security.

What Should You Do After an Accident?

If you’re like many accident victims, you may not know exactly what steps you need to follow after you are injured. However, your actions after your accident can significantly impact your ability to recover damages. This is your chance to begin documenting evidence of your injuries and other damages — and make sure that you are looking after your health and well-being.

At the Scene of the Accident:

  • Make sure you and all parties involved are safely out of harm’s way.
  • Call 911 and report the accident.
  • Take the contact information of all involved parties and witnesses.
  • Take pictures of the scene and any vehicle damage.

Immediately After the Accident:

  • Seek medical care, even if you are not experiencing any symptoms — some injuries’ impacts can be delayed.
  • Contact your insurance provider and report the accident, but do not contact the other party’s insurance provider or record an official statement until after you have discussed your accident with an attorney.
  • Contact a car accident or personal injury attorney.

How Can an Austin Injury Attorney Help You Collect Damages?

Damages are the kinds of harm caused to you, and they determine the amount of financial compensation you receive in a personal injury case. Damages may include:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Punitive damages

Sometimes, the people seeking financial recovery are the surviving family members of a person killed in a devastating accident. When this happens, surviving family members have a legal right to seek compensation through a wrongful death suit for the financial strain they are dealing with on top of their grief. These may include:

  • Funeral bills
  • Medical bills
  • Loss of the deceased person’s income 
  • Loss of financial support and services
  • Loss of companionship
  • Pain and suffering of the survivors

When you have been injured in a car accident, calling an Austin accident attorney can help you take steps right from the beginning to work toward your maximum fair compensation for your injuries. That includes getting the right medical care and treatment you need, for your own health as well as for the health of your case. 

Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

Everyone who has been injured and suspects it’s because of someone else’s negligence, like being hit by an 18-wheeler or being injured on a construction site, should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. When you have been injured, you are going to be busy getting medical treatment and perhaps even trying to figure out how you’re going to keep paying the bills. That’s stressful enough. Accident attorneys can help people who have been injured to:

  • Access medical care
  • Investigate your accident and get answers
  • Review options for financial assistance
  • Learn about getting help with medical bills
  • Understand laws about medical collections accounts
  • Negotiate with insurance companies
  • File a lawsuit to get fair compensation

Even situations that might seem easily resolved because of the other party’s obvious wrongdoing can be extraordinarily complex and overwhelming. Victims of drunk drivers may not necessarily need legal representation, but an experienced injury attorney can still help you:

  • Stand up to insurance companies. Expect that insurance companies will fight hard to lower your settlement or deny it outright. The adjuster you speak with may sound compassionate and helpful, and it’s entirely possible they are trying their best to help you. At the end of the day, though, it’s the company’s guidelines that determine how much you are offered in a settlement, if at all. Even if you’ve been told by your adjustor that it’s out of their hands, the right lawyer will fight even harder.
  • Afford medical bills and other damages. Medical bills and other damages are often extensive in a drunk driving accident, particularly if you have been permanently injured or disabled. An Austin auto accident lawyer will help you identify ways to pay for your medical treatment and other bills that may be piling up while you wait for your case to be resolved.
  • Navigate criminal and civil proceedings. Driving drunk is a crime, and that means you are now involved in a criminal proceeding. This can be confusing and scary even when you are the victim. An injury attorney can help you understand the process and status of your case while advising you how to best move forward with your civil case in the face of pending criminal charges.
  • Communicate with law enforcement and other involved parties. A drunk driving accident case may involve many different parties, including police, prosecutors, insurance companies, witnesses, and of course, the defendant. A lawyer can help you coordinate with all these different agencies and entities in a way that will not damage your case and, hopefully, reduce the stress on you while dealing with this absolutely preventable situation you never asked to be in

You can negotiate a settlement yourself — and that is exactly what the insurance industry wants you to do. A study by the Insurance Research Council found that claimants who had an attorney representing them walk away with payouts that are 3.5 times higher than those without legal representation. 

Even if you don’t want to speak to a personal injury attorney, you should at least know that the insurance adjusters you will have to speak with have likely been trained to deliberately deny or devalue your claim while making you think they are looking out for your best interests. 

Our Case Results

Our Austin car accident and injury lawyers have a long history of successful trial verdicts and settlements for accident victims and their families. We’re proud to have been able to help families, employees, and individuals recover the fair compensation that is vital in helping them during some of the most difficult times a person can experience — as well as provide them with our fullest support and empathy as we navigate the process together.

Here are just a few of our notable recoveries:

  • Six-figure settlement along with an additional workers’ compensation insurance payout for the family of a driver killed in a wrongful death case
  • Settlement in a DWI crash in which the driver was over-served alcohol, which led to new policies and server training at a large national chain
  • Compensation for the families of a deceased oil field driver, whose death was the result of his employer’s mismanagement and intentionally harmful work practices 
  • Seven-figure settlement for an injured employee who was unable to return to work after he was injured in an accident on the job


Let Our Austin Injury and Accident Lawyers Work for You and Your Family

Personal injury law, when it works best, really is about helping people. At FVF, we know there’s far more at stake in a personal injury case than just your financial compensation. When you’ve been injured, just getting through your day-to-day life can be physically and emotionally difficult. Josh and Aaron knew their values-driven representation of clients could flip the script. In Austin, FVF is known for:

We offer free case evaluations so injured people can examine their options and discuss their rights with no obligation to hire us. Contact us today to arrange your free consultation with FVF’s Austin law offices.

Our Values

FVF is proud to serve one of the most diverse cities in Texas. We celebrate the cultural diversity of the Austin area by providing value-based, ethical legal guidance to all accident victims, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. 

As part of our commitment to Austin’s exceptional diversity, we include the following termination clause in all of our contracts: “FVF Law is a values-driven law firm, and because diversity is a value we support, “good cause” [for termination] shall include any expression by the client of intolerance with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.”

We respectfully ask all clients to commit to these values, and we request that those who do not share or cannot commit to these values seek out the advice of another firm. We also welcome your feedback, which you can provide by emailing leadership@fvlawfirm.com.

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