SXSW Tragedy – What Happens Next?

One of Austin’s greatest traditions, South by Southwest Festival, was marred by tragedy this year when a Killeen man drove away from police and slammed into numerous people on a closed-off street.  To date, 4 people have died, several people have traumatic brain injuries, and many more are injured. Obviously, the criminal justice system is handling the criminal side of this incident; the driver has been indicted with over 20 crimes and likely faces life in prison.  But what about the civil justice remedies the victims have? Unfortunately, for several reasons, options are very limited and these victims likely… Read More

Personal Injury Settlements And Special Needs Trusts

Accidents are indiscriminate, they can happen to anyone. People of all socioeconomic classes have accidents and suffer injuries because of the negligence of another. People who have a good income through a skilled job can suddenly find they are injured and unable to return to that line of work and enjoy that level of earning potential. It can take months, even years, to be compensated for an injury. Many people have no place to turn except to government programs that can assist them in keeping their family sheltered and fed. Under the law, everyone has the right to be compensated… Read More

How to Avoid a Pedestrian Accident

Whether you’re walking your child to school or just getting some fresh air on your daily afternoon stroll, it’s important to stay safe, especially as a pedestrian. Walking around town is a great way to see the sights and get some exercise, but that doesn’t mean it is always the safest method of transportation. In Austin, Texas the pedestrian fatality rate rose significantly in recent years and is listed in the top 25 most dangerous cities for pedestrians. Safety Tips for Pedestrians Half of pedestrian fatalities occur during the weekends and… Read More

$120,000 Settlement in Car to Pedestrian Collision

The Loewy Law Firm has settled a case for an Austin woman who was seriously injured on Oltorf when a car collided with her as she was crossing the street. Our client sustained a broken hip. The Austin Police Department decided not make a conclusion about who was at fault but our law firm’s investigators quickly concluded the driver was at fault – and after we showed our findings to the driver’s insurance company, they settled for the full policy limits. Our law firm specialized in car-to-pedestrian crashes and we have regrettably seen a noticeable rise in these cases in the past year. Read More

Austin Man Dies After Hit and Run Car Crash

According to the Austin-American Statesman, on May 7, an Austin was hit by a Nissan Altima on North Lamar Blvd. The man was rushed to Brackenridge Hospital but tragically died from his injuries. The Austin Police Department continues to search for the driver. Our law firm regularly represents people hit and sometimes killed by reckless drivers. Hit and run crashes are some of the worse cases we see. We are currently representing an elderly woman who was hit by a car while she was crossing the street. Our client sustained a broken hip and is still in a rehab unit. Hit and… Read More

$1.4 Million Recovered For Clients in First Quarter of 2013

The Loewy Law Firm is pleased to announce it has recovered over $1.4 Million ($1,4000,000) in settlements for clients in the first quarter of 2013. The recoveries occurred on behalf of clients involved in car accidents, DWI accidents, and child injuries. The Loewy Law Firm is very committed to getting the most compensation possible for each client. If you have been injured, or have a loved one dealing with a personal injury situation, please contact us today at (512) 920-5533 and speak directly to firm owner Adam Loewy. Read More

Why You Need Gap Insurance

GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection) insurance is one of those vehicle expenses that seem like a waste of money until you need it. In fact, unless you’ve already been in a collision that resulted in your car or truck being declared a total loss, you may not even know what GAP insurance is, or how important it can be. Imagine that you’re driving along a busy road, and another car swerves into your lane and hits you, causing severe damage to your car. Thankfully, you suffer only minor injuries, but you can’t say the same for your car. The insurance adjuster… Read More