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Austin Personal Injury Lawyers, Texas

The Austin accident lawyers trusted by clients and respected by insurance companies

When you suffer injury in an aviation crashtruck collisioncar crash, or construction accident, you need experienced Austin personal injury lawyers on your side. You need lawyers with the experience and resources to determine how the accident occurred and who is responsible. At Slack Davis Sanger, our lawyers have more than 200 years of combined experience fighting for injury victims and their families. We will confidently guide you through the claims and litigation process while helping you obtain the optimum financial recovery you deserve. Each client’s accident case is individualized for that client. We only settle your case when the settlement offer has been maximized and secures your financial future. If your case cannot be settled for the optimum recovery, we will advance your case to trial and force the responsible party to be accountable for the accident. Contact us today to get started.

Our Services

What We Offer

What kinds of personal injury cases do you handle?

Catastrophic personal injury cases require unique skills, persuasive abilities, and experience. You deserve a lawyer who has the skills and preparation, to properly develop your case and, if necessary, to try your case in court. Insurance adjusters know the lawyers trying to get a quick and easy settlement because they are afraid or unable to develop, litigate and try cases, including those with multiple injured parties, such as mass casualty events. With Slack Davis Sanger, insurance companies and defense counsel know our reputation for our tenacious advocacy on behalf of our clients. They respect our ability to develop complex and formidable wrongful death, product liability, and personal injury cases.

The respect for our lawyers speaks for itself, as our firm has four partners who are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and have been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Our Austin personal injury attorneys have years of experience representing clients who have suffered from diverse and devastating injuries, including:

Regardless of how your injury was caused, the lawyers in our Austin office of Slack Davis Sanger are available to help. Learn more about our Austin attorneys.

Austin aviation lawyers fighting for victims of families of plane, helicopter, and aviation accidents

Aviation accidents typically result in very serious and complex injuries or fatalities.  The energy of a plane crash is devastating on aircraft occupants. Aviation accident survivors often suffer catastrophic injuries such as paralysis, brain trauma, burns, and broken bones, plus severe emotional and mental trauma.

Aviation cases are also legally complex in that they   typically   involve several defendants, a complicated process of determining what law may be applied and a determination of where the lawsuit should be brought. Our aviation attorneys possess an  in-depth understanding of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, international and maritime law and have  accident investigation skills, and an understanding of the significant role that  the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) plays in investigating aviation accidents..

At Slack Davis Sanger, our Austin aviation accident attorneys offer years of extensive in-house experience and technical knowledge of how many different types of aircraft and their systems function.   Our team is led by active lawyer-pilots who are respected by aviation industry leaders. Our goal is to equip you or your family with a team comprised of the best aviation accident lawyers in the United States.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss our prior experience and track record handling the following types of aviation accident cases:

When an aviation accident occurs, you deserve Austin aviation accident lawyers with strong local, national, and worldwide reputations on your side.

Concerned about a specific piece of aircraft? Consult our database for more information.

Strong representation for victims of commercial truck crashes and car accidents in Austin

Commercial trucks provide goods to the residents of Austin and deliver our products to the rest of the world. However, operating a commercial truck takes skill, and even experienced truckers can be negligent behind the wheel. Wrecks, rollovers, jackknifes, underride accidents, and other crashes unique to commercial vehicles are common: In 2020, more than 14,600 people were seriously injured in Texas truck accidents.

At Slack Davis Sanger, our Austin truck accident lawyers have the experience and resources you need to handle these complex cases. We often file claims against multiple defendants such as the driver, the owners of the truck, shippers, and brokers. We work with investigators and other professionals to show how the accident happened and who is responsible for your injuries or the death of a loved one.

Car accidents that cause catastrophic injuries also require seasoned injury lawyers. Just as we work with skilled professionals in truck accident cases, we also rely on our vast network of professional resources to help us determine how your car accident happened. Contact us if you were injured in a collisions involving drunk driver, distracted drivers, Uber or Lyft, or another negligent party.

Survivors of serious car crashes can suffer multiple injuries which could require a lifetime of care. We demand all the compensation the law permits, including payment for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, scarring, and disfigurement. Contact us as quickly as possible if you have been involved in an Austin truck accident or Austin car accident.

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Holding employers and others responsible for Austin worksite accidents

Two of the most dangerous industries in Texas are oil and gas extraction and construction. Oilfield workers are at risk for fires and explosions due to flammable fluids and gases. Working on derricks and around pipelines and oilfield equipment can be extremely dangerous, and, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, vehicle accidents are another common cause of accidents and fatalities in the oilfield and construction industries.

Construction workers are at constant risk of falling from scaffolds and dangerous heights. They may be electrocuted or suffer severe electrical injuries if they come in contact with unmarked power lines or are provided with defective equipment. Many workers are pinned, caught, or injured by falling objects, and heavy equipment such as cranes, bulldozers, and forklifts.

Texas is different from most states. While many states require that all employers cover their employees with workers’ compensation, Texas does not. In those circumstances Texas workers can file a personal injury claim against their employer as well as against other responsible parties that were jointly responsible for the worksite accident. At Slack Davis Sanger, our Austin worksite accident attorneys understand how important it is for you to get back to work or to be fully compensated if you can no longer earn a paycheck.

We fight to hold those responsible for a worksite accident accountable and to recover all of your financial losses (lost income and medical bills) and all your non-economic losses (pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, and loss of consortium). If your employer failed to follow industry standards or workplace safety laws, we will aggressively pursue those claims. If defective equipment caused your injuries, we will hold the manufacturer or party responsible for maintenance responsible. We will consult with your doctors to understand your immediate and long-term medical needs, including treatments with health providers and the care you need for chronic pain and disability.

Tenacious legal help when defective vehicles cause injuries or fatalities

Makers of defective car parts are strictly liable if their faulty parts cause an accident or fail to protect you as they should. Our Austin product liability lawyers hold manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of defective products liable by working to show the car part was designed improperly, made improperly, or the instructions on use were faulty. Some of the many car parts that have already been the subject of litigation include power trains, electrical components, ignitions, fuel lines, airbags, seatbelts, steering columns, and tires.

We also investigate whether your car part was the subject of a recall by any federal agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Vehicle defects can cause crashes or cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles. At Slack Davis Sanger, our Austin defective vehicle accident attorneys file auto defect claims, wrongful death lawsuits, personal injury claims, and class action lawsuits when car manufacturers put profit before safety.

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Advocating for Austin victims of medical malpractice

If a healthcare provider owes a patient a duty of medical care and fails to provide that care in a competent manner, then the health provider may be liable for the patient’s injuries or the tragic death of a loved one. Physicians, hospitals, ER doctors, and other healthcare professionals can be held liable if they commit surgical errors, make diagnostic mistakes, pharmaceutical errors, or otherwise fail to meet appropriate medical or professional standards.

At Slack Davis Sanger, our Austin medical malpractice lawyers work with specialists and physicians who can testify why medical malpractice occurred. Our on-staff Legal Nurse Consultant is here to help analyze your medical records and treatment plan, so we can accurately explain to a jury just how serious your injuries are. Whether you making a claim in Texas or are filing a federal medical negligence lawsuit, we can help.

Austin Boat Accident AttorneysHelp for victims of boating and watercraft accidents in Austin

As a riverside city, Austin offers a lot to do on the water. Boating is popular here, both on the rivers and in our lakes. When a negligent operator or third-party causes you harm, our Austin boat accident injury attorneys are here to help. We have represented victims and families who sustained catastrophic injuries and losses from:

  • Boat accidents
  • Jet-Ski accidents
  • Water skiing accidents
  • Defective boat parts
  • Defective or missing safety equipment

No matter how you were hurt, Slack Davis Sanger has the resources and experience you want on your side.

Speak with a seasoned Austin personal injury lawyer today

At Slack Davis Sanger, our lawyers move fast. As soon as you hire us, we investigate how your accident happened. We file claims against all the responsible parties. We work with your medical team to document your medical condition and to explain just how much pain you are in. We claim damages for all your economic losses. We fight for the good people of Austin every step of the way, from the client interview through settlement or trial. To schedule a free appointment, please call 888-340-4028 or fill out our contact form.

Austin injury attorneys with three decades of experience

Our firm began in 1993, nearly 30 years ago. The founders of Slack Davis Sanger realized that many injury victims and families in Austin were not getting the strong, experienced representation they need. Our lawyers handle the tough cases – the ones where many defendants may be liable and the ones where victims suffer catastrophic injuries or death. We combine our legal, technical and medical backgrounds with our vast network of resources, our attention to detail, and our ability to argue your case to build the strongest claim possible. We explain to juries just how much the defendants have prevented you from living a normal life. We invite the residents of Austin to learn about who we are and what we do.

The Team

What We Offer

Our attorneys work with aviation and personal injury firms around the world, when necessary, to present your best case in the correct court. You can learn more about our referral process and services here.

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TESTIMONIAL

What Clients Say

"My experience with Mike Slack was exceptional. Surviving a plane crash is extremely traumatic both physically and emotionally, and adding the task of navigating through legal issues was overwhelming. I interviewed several attorneys and knew after our first visit that he was different - he cared about me and about my family. He and his staff were patient and very kind as they spent time getting to know us all. I felt like he truly wanted to help and that is what he did."

Wendy Bonham

Corporate Air flight 5966

"Mike Slack and his team were professional, caring and attentive when helping myself and my daughters with our case. I couldn’t have done this without their professional legal help. I am forever grateful for Mike and his team for helping my daughter in an unfortunate event that we had to endure and encounter. Mike Slack and his team are the professionals you want to have on your team."

Gracie Casanova

Client

"I was very impressed with the services of Michael Guajardo. He was very prompt about getting back to me and always answered all my questions. I am also very happy with the outcome of my case. I would definitely recommend Michael’s services to others. I felt very comfortable working with him and his staff, and everyone I worked with went above and beyond the call of duty whenever necessary."

Susan P.

Client

"Our family wasn’t very experienced with legal matters, and so we had many questions and concerns. Mike Guajardo was friendly and informative, and he made sure we understood everything with clear, straightforward language. It was obvious that he and his team really cared about us, and that his intelligence, experience and energy were completely dedicated to serving our needs. We truly respect this good man."

Charles R. Dunning Jr.

Client

"Upon meeting Mike Guajardo and his staff, I was immediately comfortable as well as assured they were efficient, competent, and compassionate. Mike was completely accurate in his determination of my case, and his staff was prompt in communicating their fact-finding progress. Mike was extremely professional with a calming but in-control demeanor during depositions and in mediation. Mike Guajardo’s expert knowledge and proficiency resulted in an exceptional settlement of my cases. I highly recommend him as a superior Dallas personal injury attorney."

Kreta L.

Client