When you first come visit Steven C. Lee & Associates, we will sit down with you and discuss your case with you, free of charge or obligation. If we both agree that we're a good fit for you, we'll then take your case on contingency. You can leave the checkbook at home.
Experience is knowing that no stone should be left unturned. Our team of investigators will secure evidence left at the scene, take statements from witnesses, establish the extent of your injuries, and reconstruct the accident using skid marks and other evidence.
We'll fight tirelessly to ensure that you are able to recover to the fullest extent possible. We settle most of our cases, but should we go to trial, you can rest easy knowing that you have one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the nation on your side. We can win for you.
Victims of bicycle accidents often get short-changed or ignored by the insurance companies. Recovering costs you time and money, and you don't deserve to foot that bill on your own. We are dedicated to making sure that you get the maximum payout possible.
There aren't many instances where a cyclist can win against a driver, but when you hire our law firm, the courtroom is certainly one of them.SPEAK WITH STEVE
While helmets and protective clothing certainly save lives and reduce injuries, bicycles offer their riders little protection. Especially not when it comes to the force of a 5,000 lb motor vehicle. Our highly trained experts know exactly how to pick apart the scene of an accident and establish driver negligence. However, it's crucial we get to the scene quickly, so that the evidence can be preserved, so don't delay. Always make sure to avoid giving any statements to the insurance adjusters without talking to a qualified attorney first.
Commercial truck drivers are subject to both state and federal regulations. Because of this, and the fact that bicycle collisions with trucks can be exceptionally harmful to the rider, it is oftentimes easier to prove negligence and secure compensation in bike accidents that involve commercial trucks. If someone you know has been injured in a bicycle accident involving a truck, have them contact qualified bike accident lawyers right away. The faster you act, the more we can help.
While the vast majority of bicycle accidents involve negligence on the part of motorists, bike-only accident cases do happen. Since these typically mean that we are fighting against a bicycle manufacturer for making a defective product, or against a government entity for failing to properly maintain a road, these cases can be extremely complex. Nevertheless, we are prepared & equipped to handle these types of cases, and have a proven track record of winning our clients compensation.
For more than 28 years, Steven C. Lee has been helping people in need. Steve is a graduate of The University Of Texas at Austin School of Law, where he earned a Doctorate of Jurisprudence. After graduating, Mr. Lee worked for several boutique law firms specializing in personal injury and criminal defense. In 1995, he started Steven C. Lee & Associates in Austin, Texas. He has been fighting for his clients' rights and due justice ever since. As of 2015, Mr. Lee is now recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the nation.
As a Personal Injury lawyer, Mr. Lee has handled hundreds of cases through settlement and trial. In doing so, he has recovered many millions of dollars for his clients (including $7,500,000 for the victim of a trucking accident in 2016). His hard work and success in the courtroom have earned him a spot in the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Lee is also a member of The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Lee is licensed to practice throughout the State of Texas, the United States Federal Court for the Western District, and the United States Supreme Court. He also believes in giving back to the community. Attorney Lee is a board member of The Care Communities, an organization committed to providing care and comfort to those facing life threatening illness. Steve and his office have also adopted a portion of Bouldin Creek through Keep Austin Beautiful (KAB).
It's very important to wait for the police at the scene of the accident, even if you don't think you are injured. Adrenaline may cause you to not realize the extent of your injuries. Make sure the police file an accurate report that takes your side of the story into account.
Try to get the driver's name, address, phone number, driver's license number, plate number, & insurance information without making statements about whose fault it is. Oftentimes the driver may be apologetic at the scene, but will later recant.
Taking notes at the scene is invaluable. Try to get contact info from any witnesses present. If at all possible, take photos of the damage to the car and your bike, of any injuries to your person, and of the physical location. Note the time, date, and weather.
Even if you think your bicycle accident injuries are minor, seeking medical attention is the right thing to do. This shows that you took your injuries seriously, and that the court should too. After that, the next step is hiring a qualified bicycle accident attorney.