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Auto Accident Attorneys
It’s never easy to cope with the physical and emotional impact of a serious car wreck. Making matters worse, car accident victims often face overwhelming debt due to steep medical bills and lost income. The Texas car accident attorneys at Ely, Valentine & Reed, PLLC can alleviate the stress by answering your claims-related questions and helping you…
Due to the nature of the trade, the construction industry is one of the few work places where employees are exposed to dangerous and hazardous conditions on a daily basis. Despite having safety regulations, protective gear and equipment, thousands of workers are involved in construction accidents, and as a result, suffer severe injuries and death.…
Texas Bus Accident Attorneys
If you were seriously injured in a bus accident, you probably have a lot of questions. Can I sue the bus company? Will my case go to trial? What damages can I claim? The Texas bus accident attorneys at Ely, Valentine & Reed, PLLC are here to answer your questions and help you determine the…
Texas Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents often result in life-changing injuries that cost a veritable fortune to treat. Some victims are sidelined from work for months while they recover, and the loss of income puts their financial security in jeopardy. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle wreck, you may be entitled to compensation…
Texas Rain & Car Accidents
Rain has been the cause of thousands of car accidents year in and year out. Our Austin, Dallas, Cedar Park Texas Attorneys know that some of the most heavily populated areas in Texas — Austin, Central Texas, & surrounding areas — have rain periodically during the year, and some people forget how to drive in it. Therefore, drivers need to…
Think Before You Post – Social Media & Your Case
Insurance companies can use information you share on social media to fight your claim for personal injury compensation. There are specific rules on admissible evidence in court or a settlement, social media is a gray area. It’s safer to be careful with the information you share on your social networks. Follow these quick tips to help avoid…
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A serious bicycle accident can result in disabling injuries that affect every aspect of the victim’s life. Getting out of the hospital is often just the first step in the long road to recovery. The cost of lost wages, emergency care, surgeries, and other medical treatment can add up to a small fortune. But if…
Drunk Driving Accidents
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not only illegal, it is extraordinarily myopic, reckless and selfish. It places the lives of the driver, his/her passengers, and other individuals on the road in extreme danger. When an individual chooses to get behind the wheel and drive despite being intoxicated, he/she is acting in…
The death of a family member is one of life’s most painful experiences. If you have experienced a death in your family our thoughts and prayers go out to you. At Ely, Valentine & Reed, PLLC, we understand how emotionally devastating a loved one’s death is for the survivors, and our Central Texas attorneys, can help…
Car Accident? What To Do
What to do when you get into a car accident? 1. Wherever you are, make sure to call the police.You need to make sure to have a verbal report of what happened. If anybody is injured you need to make sure EMS is on the way The police can include all of the facts from the…
HOW OUR CENTRAL TEXAS LAW FIRM CAN HELP YOU AFTER A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTAt Ely, Valentine & Reed, PLLC, we have a long and proud history of standing up for Hill Country residents when they need it most. Over the years, our Cedar Park personal injury attorneys have helped numerous clients recover compensation after being involved…
Truck & 18-Wheeler Accidents
Very few forces can match the devastating impact of an accident with a semi-truck. Victims who are lucky enough to survive often suffer brain trauma, broken bones, soft tissue damage, and other life-changing injuries. If you were hurt in a big rig crash that you did not cause, the Texas truck accident attorneys at Ely,…
Dog Bite Injuries
Texas, including Austin, Dallas, and Houston, has become a dog-friendly area where off-leash dogs are common. Dogs are able to roam freely off-leash while they are in designated dog parks. Unfortunately, dogs are everywhere and may become vicious and attack whether they are on or off a leash. Unfortunately, with the rise of dog and pet…
Boating Accidents in Texas
Boating accidents often result in catastrophic injuries that require emergency care. Although there are countless factors that lead to boat crashes, the majority are due to negligent and reckless behaviors such as drunk boating, speeding, and inattention. The Texas boat accident attorneys at Ely, Valentine & Reed, PLLC help victims of boating injuries fight for the…
Trampoline Park Injuries – Austin Dallas Houston
Imagine as a parent your child becoming injured at a trampoline park because no one taught him or her how to safely enjoy the activity, or because no one was supervising the facility, or because of the facility’s poor design. Unfortunately, that’s just the case for too many parents. A few weeks ago, parents posted…
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Benefits of Good Trial Lawyers
It is easy to understate the importance of good trial lawyers when prosecuting or defending a case in court. A client of legal services simply must screen his/her potential lawyer for trial experience, skill and knowledge. The trial attorney is a specific breed. In the span of a 2-5 year litigation, the trial lawyer can…
Bikers and Pedestrians vs. Autos: Who Has The Right of Way?
When you’re on the road, there is inevitably other traffic – cars, bicyclists and runners to name a few. When traffic comes together, there are rules of the road for who has the right of way in each scenario. Here are some quick reminders about who has the right of way when: Bicyclists: If you…
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Don’t Ignore Car Accident Injuries—Even if They Seem “Minor.”
Over three million Americans are injured in motor vehicle accidents every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you’re injured in a car accident—whether as a driver, passenger, a pedestrian hit by a car, or a bicyclist hurt when a car door opened in your path—don’t ignore any injuries you may have…
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Verdicts & Settlements
VERDICT & CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT
A Japanese national was killed in a Grand Canyon tour helicopter crash. The case was tried to a verdict in Clark County Nevada. The case was later settled after appeal for a confidential sum.
Four employees of a business were injured in a gas explosion that occurred in Colorado. Confidential settlements were reached for all the parties.
A small airplane crash that occurred in North Carolina resulted in two deaths and massive injuries to a third passenger. Confidential settlements were reached on behalf of all three clients against one of multiple defendants.
A bus carrying members of the Bluffton University (Ohio) baseball team crashed in Atlanta, GA, resulting in the wrongful death of the client. Settlements against multiple Defendants are confidential.
A gas explosion in a rural Texas town resulted in severe burns to a young girl. Settlements with multiple Defendants are confidential.
A single car accident in Georgia resulted in a back injury to a minor female. A subsequent lawsuit against a major automobile manufacturer alleging a defective air bag system resulted in a confidential settlement.
A single car accident that occurred near Chicago, IL, resulted in arm injuries to the client. Plaintiff alleged that the accident resulted from the Defendant’s insufficient snow and ice removal. Settlement on the case was reached and is confidential.
A single car accident that occurred in Colorado resulted in serious back injuries to one of the passengers. A lawsuit against the driver of that vehicle resulted in a confidential settlement.
A motorcycle accident that occurred in Texas resulted in the severe injury of the minor client’s mother. A subsequent lawsuit against the driver of the motorcycle in which the client’s mother was a passenger and two bars that had allegedly over served the driver resulted in a confidential settlement.
A playground accident that occurred in Texas to the minor client resulted in a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the allegedly negligently designed playground equipment. The case later settled for a confidential amount.
A woman was improperly detained at a major department store near Atlanta, GA. A subsequent lawsuit resulted in a confidential settlement.
A woman was injured in Ohio in an automobile accident involving a county owned truck. The subsequent lawsuit resulted in a confidential settlement.