What Not to do After You’ve Been Injured in a Car Accident

Car accidents, as well as any type of motor vehicle accident, can be stressful, chaotic experiences. When accidents are serious enough to cause injuries, emotions can run incredibly high. Remaining calm and collected during a car accident, however, can not only ensure that all immediate concerns are attended to, but also that your potential personal injury claim is not compromised. When a motorist, passenger, or pedestrian is injured as the result of another driver’s negligence, carelessness, or wrongful act, there are always certain steps that should be taken. These can include collecting the other driver’s information and making sure that… Read More

DWI Standards for Truck & Commercial Drivers

Drivers who get behind the wheel while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs place others on public roads and highways in serious danger and at serious risk of suffering injuries and fatalities. When these drivers get behind the wheel of massive commercial trucks – including 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and other large freight bearing vehicles – the dangers and risks can increase dramatically. In fact, the Texas Department of Public Safety explicitly warns truck drivers against the use of alcohol when driving commercial vehicles, as alcohol impairment can negatively impact driving in a number of ways, including: Slowed reaction time to… Read More

The Dangers of Tired Truck Drivers

Commercial, freight bearing vehicles – including 18-wheelers, tractor trailers, and semi-trucks – are massive machines that can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Excess weight, vehicle articulation (trailers), large cargo, and sheer size make maneuvering these vehicles a difficult task for even the most seasoned truck driver. When you factor in unfavorable road conditions, the negligence and carelessness of other drivers, and the inability of commercial trucks to stop or maneuver quickly, it becomes clear that drivers of commercial vehicles need to be alert and prepared at all times when behind the wheel. As trucking accidents have such an overwhelming… Read More

Loewy Law Firm Successfully Secures Compensation for Local Injured Victims

The Loewy Law Firm has recently secured a number of successful resolutions for local injured Texans. In the firm’s most recent case, Austin personal injury attorney Adam Loewy – our firm’s founding lawyer – managed to secure a $560,000 settlement for a local Austin woman who was seriously injured in a head on collision. The woman suffered two broken legs during the accident and was forced to endure a painful and lengthy recovery process. The driver of the other vehicle was texting at the time of the accident – a point Attorney Loewy stressed when illustrating the motorist’s negligence. All… Read More

Child Injury Statistics & Victims’ Rights

No accident, injury, or illness is welcome or easy to handle. When children are involved, however, emotions tend to run high and parents and families can become easily overwhelmed, frightened, and frustrated. At the Loewy Law Firm, Austin personal injury attorney Adam Loewy knows that families who are forced to endure the difficulties of these experiences require compassionate support and attentive legal representation. These cases can be immensely delicate, and while families deserve to be treated with personalized attention, they also demand aggressive representation to ensure that justice is served, at-fault parties are held accountable for their actions, and full… Read More

Fourth of July DWI Accidents & the Rights of Injured Victims

With the Fourth of July weekend quickly approaching, residents throughout Texas and the nation will have the opportunity to reflect on some of the more concerning aspects of what this holiday has come to mean. In particular, July 4th – as well as the days preceding and following the holiday – have become notorious for increased rates of auto accidents, injuries, and fatalities across the country. In many cases, these increased occurrences of accidents and injuries can be attributed to higher rates of impaired and intoxicated driving. In fact, the problem of DWIs and DUIs during this time of year have… Read More

Drunk Driving Accidents and Dram Shop Liability

A Corpus Christi family is making headlines with their recent lawsuit against an Austin bar – and shedding light on a little known liability law that holds drinking establishments accountable for over serving patrons. In a wrongful death claim filed by the family, they are suing for damages resulting from the bar over serving a 25-year-old Austin woman who was later involved in fatal drunk driving accident that killed their son. On July 1, 2012, the 25-year-old woman had been drinking with the young man at a local bar. After leaving together, the woman drove her vehicle down a boat… Read More

Foster Parent Accused of Injuring Child

A foster parent from South Austin will face allegations of “injury to a child” after allegedly hurting an infant last year, police said. According to a local news source, the 47-year-old foster dad injured the baby when he fractured three of the child’s bones. The foster parent was booked on Wednesday but no longer remains in custody. Police arrested the man after child protective services reported that the 1-month-old child suffered fractures to her rib, humerus and tibia. The man said that he didn’t know how the girl received the injuries, but indicated that he dropped her while he was walking… Read More

$40,000 Settlement in Slip and Fall Case

The Loewy Law Firm has settled a slip and fall case for an Austin woman who was injured after falling at a local business. The case was very complicated legally. In fact, at the onset of the case, the defense lawyer predicted that the insurance company would “never offer a dime to settle” the case. Our law firm carefully worked up the case and devised a settlement strategy that worked. Our client was compensated for her injuries and was happy with the result. The Loewy Law Firm has recovered over $1 Million in premise liabilty cases These cases are very complicated legally… Read More

$52,000 Settlement in Underinsured Motorist Insurance (UIM) Case

The Loewy Law Firm has resolved an Underinsured Motorist Insurance (UIM) case for a client who was injured in a car wreck. The client was hit by a driver who was not carrying insurance. The client had a UIM policy of $52,000 and our law firm was quickly able to secure this money for the client (even though the Austin Police Department cited our client for the crash – something we disputed and proved was wrong). UIM is insurance that extends coverage to include property and bodily damage caused by a motorist with insufficient insurance. Underinsured motorist coverage is designed… Read More