Practice Areas Overview
The Robson Law Firm provides injury victims in Austin and throughout Texas with quality representation in personal injury matters. Our practice areas include:
- Wrongful Death
- Serious Injuries
- Auto Accidents
- DWI/Drunk Driving/Dram Shop Liability
- 18-Wheeler/Truck Accidents
- Premises Liability/Slip & Fall
- Construction Accidents-Third Party Liability
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injuries
When a person's death is caused by another's negligence or wrongful conduct, Texas Law allows an action for wrongful death to be brought by the family of the deceased to recover for the harm they have suffered, including funeral or burial expenses, the loss of future earnings the deceased would have provided to the family, loss of companionship, and the pain and suffering experienced by the family. If the act or omission which caused the death was willful on the part of the defendant or involved gross negligence, then exemplary or punitive damages may also be awarded to punish the defendant for such reckless behavior and prevent similar harm from occurring to others in the future. An Austin Personal Injury Attorney assists families in obtaining compensation for the economic and emotional damages associated with the death of their loved one. We have the experience and dedication to aggressively try your case, and are committed to providing the personal care and attention you need during this very difficult time.
The Robson Law Firm provides personal injury representation for victims of serious injuries, including broken bones and fractures, traumatic brain, spinal cord, and burn injuries. We understand not only the serious financial consequences of these injuries, but the emotional trauma often endured by the victims. Unlike some Austin personal injury attorneys, Mr. Robson is willing and able to take a case to trial if the defendant or the defendant’s insurance company does not offer a fair settlement amount. We are here to help you recover for your injuries and obtain the medical care you need.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 3,089 Texans died in vehicle accidents in the year 2009 alone, with thousands more suffering serious injuries. Auto accidents can range from minor collisions to catastrophic crashes, and are often caused by driver negligence, such as speeding, cell phone use, drunk driving, or failing to obey traffic signs. Other common causes of auto accidents include defective auto parts, hazardous weather conditions, unsafe road designs, or poor highway maintenance. An Austin Injury Lawyer will have extensive experience handling personal injury claims arising out of auto accidents and will capably and aggressively handle your claim.
DWI/Drunk Driving/Dram Shop Liability
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, someone dies in an accident caused by a drunk driver every 50 minutes, and 40 percent of all traffic fatalities in the State of Texas involved a drunk driver. We have extensive experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents involving a driver who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. We will aggressively represent you to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to and the justice you deserve.
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, otherwise known as the Dram Shop Act, imposes liability for damages resulting from providing, selling, or serving an alcoholic beverage to someone who is obviously intoxicated and poses a clear danger to others. The Dram Shop Act also imposes liability for damages caused by the intoxication of a minor; adults over 21 who serve alcohol to minors under the age of 18 (subject to certain exceptions) could be held liable for any resulting damages. If you or a loved one has been injured by someone who was drunk, you may have a claim not only against the drunken individual who injured you, but also against the person or establishment that provided them with the alcohol.
18 Wheeler/Truck Accidents
Accidents involving big rigs/18 wheelers or large commercial trucks often involve the most devastating injuries, due to the disparity in the size and weight of a commercial vehicle compared to a passenger vehicle. While trucking companies are required by law to be diligent in enforcing safety standards for their fleet, many trucking accidents are the result of negligence on the part of the driver or trucking company. Along with accidents caused by poor vehicle maintenance or improperly loaded trailers, truckers themselves cause accidents due to fatigue, speeding, drug use, or aggressive or reckless driving. We have significant experience representing victims of truck accidents, and understand the interplay of state and federal regulations that are often involved in commercial vehicle accidents. We can help you obtain full compensation for your injuries.
Premises Liability/Slip & Fall
If you have been harmed due to a defective or dangerous property condition, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Property owners and occupiers have a duty to protect others from an unreasonable risk of harm caused by a condition on their property, and must either take steps to eliminate unreasonable risks or adequately warn others of any risks. Premises liability cases may involve anything from a defendant's failure to maintain a property, resulting in a slip and fall, or failure to take adequate building security precautions to prevent against possible assaults.
Construction Accidents-Third Party Liability
Construction sites are inherently dangerous places, due to falling objects, heavy equipment and machinery and other factors. Many accidents are caused by third parties who are not under the control of the employer. For example, an accident may be caused by a fall from a defective ladder or the use of defective equipment, giving rise to a products liability claim against the product manufacturer. An employee may be involved in an automobile or trucking accident while off the employer's premises but still within the scope of the employee's duty, such as making deliveries, picking up supplies, or going out on a sales call. In any of these instances, the injured person may be entitled to recover from the negligent party, regardless of whether or not the employer is covered by workers' compensation or a claim is being simultaneously pursued against the employer. If you have been injured on a construction site, our austin personal injury lawyers offer a free case evaluation to ensure that you recover the damages you are entitled to under Texas law.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional is negligent in exercising adequate skill, care or diligence in performing a duty, resulting in an injury or even death. Medical errors are common, and medical malpractice claims often result from:
- Medication errors, including prescribing the wrong medication
- Surgical errors, including operating on the wrong limb or leaving a medical instrument, sponges, or other object inside the patient after surgery
- Failure to properly diagnose or advise the patient
- Prenatal diagnostic testing errors or failure to properly monitor the mother or baby
- Failing to inform a patient of treatment options
- Failure to obtain informed consent from the patient
If you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, our attorneys have the knowledge and skill to effectively enforce your rights and ensure you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
Seek Aggressive Representation
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence or wrongful act of another, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. However, it is important to act swiftly by contacting a knowledgeable personal injury attorney, or you risk missing the statutory deadline within which your lawsuit must be filed. Contact the Robson Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Texas personal injury attorney.