These Boots were made for. . .

As you have probably noticed, the front image of my website boasts a beautiful pair of boots. I have received many comments and questions about these boots. I am happy to explain. These boots were made for . . . marching! Not walking. These cowboy boots are very special to me because they were my grandfather’s. The boots were handmade for my grandfather when he was a member of the Cowboy Marching Band at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. While I have his boots, I didn’t get his musical ability! But I did get many other wonderful talents and lessons, which I give him full credit. I was very fortunate to grow-up in the same town as my grandparents and spent many many hours with them. We celebrated all our holidays and birthdays at their house. It was a special treat to get to spend the night at their house – my grandmother would fix a home-cooked dinner and my grandfather would make a special breakfast, M&Ms included. He had quite the sweet tooth! He was an accountant by profession and continually used opportunities to teach my siblings and I about finances. When we were young, he would pay us .10 for every bug we caught or weed we pulled and made it our job to keep track of how much he owed us (without bringing him a handful of bugs or weeds!). He started a lawn mowing business for my older sister with his neighbors, which was passed down to my brother and then to me. He took me open my first bank account and showed me...

Property Damage 101

Whether you got a scratch or wheels are knocked off, you will have to deal with a property damage claim in the event you are in a car wreck, motorcycle collision or bicycle crash. The property damage claim is separate from any claim you have for injuries, medical bills and lost wages. A property damage claim is typically the first claim started after you have been in a collision of any kind. When you are starting a property damage claim the insurance companies will try to gather information about your injuries. This may appear to be in your best interest to answer all the questions you are asked when you call into an insurance company. However, due to the wide range of injuries that can occur in a collision, you injuries may not appear immediately or may become worse with time. Generally, all calls to insurance companies are recorded and statements made about your injuries in the first call set the tone for your bodily injury claim and can be used later to deny or de-value your claim for injuries, medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Therefore, be aware of the questions about your bodily injuries and be sure to stick to the questions about the property damage. Whose insurance covers my property damage? A claim for property damage can be processed through your own auto insurance policy, if you have purchased the proper insurance coverage, or can be processed through the at-fault party’s insurance policy. If you choose your auto insurance policy, a deductible may be applicable. The deductible is recoverable from the at-fault party’s insurance...

Pedestrian Safety

            Walking is the simplest form of transportation and we use it EVERY day – walk through the parking lot to the grocery store, walk the kids to school, walk the dog or walk across the street to work. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every seven minutes in traffic crashes in 2012. So while walking may be the easiest form of transportation, by far, it is not the safest. It’s important to remember a few quick tips to be safe while walking: Cross streets at crosswalks or intersections. WHY? This is where car drivers are expecting pedestrians to be. Be predictable. WHY? Drivers and their 4,000 pounds of steel vehicles can’t react quickly. Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available. WHY? That is one of the main purposes of sidewalks – Feet traffic ONLY. Be visible at all times – day or night. WHY? If vehicles can’t see you, they can’t plan for you. And don’t forget – Look both ways before crossing the street! Want to see what the City of Austin is doing for pedestrian safety?Check out the City of Austin Pedestrian Programs. Want to do more for pedestrians in your community? Go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for resources and...

Why Larrick Law Firm?

Why Larrick Law Firm? Larrick Law Firm is committed to your case, and values each and every person we represent. We have built our business around providing excellent legal representation and superior customer service. You will not have to worry about what is going on with your case because we will keep you up-to-date and informed every step of the way. You will always be treated in a kind and courteous manner. The legal strategy that Larrick Law Firm will develop with you will be intended to cover all the damages you sustained as a result of the accident, including: Medical expense – Now and in the future Pain & suffering Lost Wages Loss of future income If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, you will need to do everything you can now in order to protect your present and future interests. Remember, do not be discouraged by the insurance company – they are simply looking to delay or deny your claim to make sure that they can get away with compensating you as little as possible. Please contact us today for a free consultation (512) 893-5700.    ...

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a personal injury attorney? If you have been injured due to another person’s negligence or fault, you should at least speak with a lawyer before you attempt to talk to an insurance company about your claim. The insurance company has highly trained adjustors that are highly skilled in getting you to make statements which provide information that saves the insurance company money and which help them to deny, delay, and defend your claim. If you have a serious injury, then you should definitely retain the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer to protect your interests.  The sooner that we are involved in your case to protect the evidence and protect the truth, the more likely it is that you case will be resolved more promptly.   What does it cost to hire a personal injury attorney? In personal injury cases, it never costs you anything unless and until we settle or win your case. The fees that we charge are contingency fees, meaning that they are a percentage of the amount that we recover on your personal injury claim. We get paid only when you get paid. Also at Larrick Law Firm, in auto accident cases, there is no fee for handling your property damage claim when we represent you on your personal injury claim.   How long does it take to settle a case? There is no clear answer. Larrick Law Firm promises to handle all the matters associated with your cases promptly and efficiently, while still providing the skill and attention your case deserves.  Each case is unique and different factors can change...