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Personal Injury Attorney Serving The Austin Area

Accidents and injuries occur without warning and can have a devastating effect on an individuals' life. Victims experience physical and mental injuries, as well as financial injuries. However, help is available. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you seek compensation from all parties whose negligence may have caused your injuries.

At Avera Law Firm, P.L.L.C., we understand the challenges that personal injury victims often face. Attorney Robert Avera was injured when he was 20 and faced recovery after a head injury. With this insight. Robert guides our firm in providing professional, compassionate and zealous representation to clients who have been involved in all types of accidents.

If you have been injured in an accident, we can help. Contact our firm today and schedule a consultation.

Skilled Texas Personal Injury Representation

  • Car accidents: Auto accidents are a daily occurrence throughout Austin and the surrounding communities. We step in and handle the legal details of car accidents, truck wrecks, motorcycle crashes and other auto accident cases so you can focus on healing and recovery.
  • Premises liability: From slip and falls to dog bites, any injuries that occur on someone else's property may be the result of the property owner's negligence. We thoroughly investigate premises liability cases to determine who is at fault and what damages they are liable for.
  • Serious injuries: Even a minor injury can require extensive medical care and accommodations. We represent clients who have sustained a wide range of injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), concussions, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, burns, amputations and more.
  • Wrongful death: If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, you have options for seeking justice and compensation. Though we understand that no amount of money can bring your loved one back, our goal is to help ease the financial burden that the loss may have had on you and your family.

Contact A Hays County Lawyer To Discuss Your Severe Injury Claim

Call 512-893-7094 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation at time that works for you. We are sensitive to the needs of our injured clients and tailor our approach to meet your specific situation.

Premises Liability Lawyer In The Austin Area

While you are on someone else's property, you should be able to trust that the area is safe and secure. It is up to property owners to maintain their premises in order for the well-being of visitors. Unfortunately, not all properties are maintained in a safe manner and as a result, accidents and injuries can occur.

If you have been injured on someone else's property and have sustained losses, you may be able to recover compensation by filing a premises liability claim. At Avera Law Firm, P.L.L.C., we have experience handling premises liability claims as well as numerous other types of Texas personal injury cases. Representing clients throughout Austin and the surrounding areas, we take the time to thoroughly evaluate our clients' injuries and cases to determine the likelihood that we will receive a positive outcome to the case.

Do you have questions about a slip and fall or other premises liability injury? Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Comprehensive Premises Liability Representation

Leading our firm is attorney Robert Avera, who uses his skill and knowledge of the law when handling all types of premises liability cases, including:

  • Slip and falls
  • Trip and falls
  • Dog bites
  • Dangerous stairways
  • Inadequate or negligent security

Take Immediate Action After An Accident

It is important that, as embarrassed as you may be after an accident, you take note of your surroundings, what caused your fall or accident, and any individuals who may have witnessed the event. In many situations, the property owner will take immediate action to correct any liabilities after an incident to make it seem as though they are not responsible for the injuries. This is why it is so important to be observant and enlist an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner we become involved in your case, the better chance we have of preserving evidence that supports your claim.

Contact Us For Hays County Slip-And-Fall Representation

We are here to help you through every stage of your case. To schedule a consultation with our injury lawyer, contact us online or call us at 512-893-7094 .

Austin Area Attorney Handling Catastrophic Injury Cases

Even a minor accident can cause a catastrophic injury. In seconds, any type of incident can leave an individual injured and facing a lifetime of recovery. If you have sustained serious injuries as the result of someone else's negligence, you need legal representation to ensure your rights are protected.

At Avera Law Firm, P.L.L.C., we have years of experience handling all types of accident and injury cases for clients in and around the Austin, Texas, area. Our firm has a unique insight into serious injury cases. When attorney Robert Avera was 20, he was involved in an accident that left him with a serious head injury. Due to this situation, he has personal knowledge of the struggles that injured victims face on a daily basis. He is able to use this information, and his knowledge of the law, to pursue the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered.

After an injury has changed your life, contact us to learn more about how we can help you move forward.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

For a head injury to have occurred, there does not need to be any visible wound to the head after an accident. While open head wounds are obviously serious, closed head injuries can be just as severe, if not more serious. A traumatic brain injury (TBI), such as a concussion, can have daily, negative impacts to a victim's life and need extensive medical care. Headaches, dizziness, memory issues and behavioral changes are all signs that a TBI has occurred and needs to be treated by a doctor.

Spinal Cord Injuries And Paralysis

Any impact that an accident has on your spinal cord can lead to physical limitations, nerve damage and paralysis. Whether you have been partially paralyzed, fully paralyzed or have suffered other spinal cord injuries, it is important that your condition be fully evaluated and assessed by a doctor. Many people who suffer a spinal cord injury become disabled and need accommodations for them to live their lives as normally as possible.

Other Serious Injuries

In addition to brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, we also handle a wide variety of other severe injuries that may stem from an accident, including:

  • Burns, scarring and disfigurement
  • Amputations
  • Broken bones and crush injuries
  • Severe lacerations and abrasions

We also handle wrongful death cases for those who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Hays County Injury Case

Call our firm today at 512-893-7094 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our severe injury lawyer.

Hays County Auto Accident Lawyer

A serious personal injury to you or a loved one is undoubtedly traumatic and may require substantial change to your personal and professional life. When an injury comes as a result of the negligent action of someone else, no injured party should have to shoulder the financial burden.

By partnering with an experienced, compassionate and committed lawyer at Avera Law Firm, P.L.L.C., you may be able to obtain compensation that works for you in the long run and can help elevate your quality of life as much as possible in the wake of an accident. With three office locations, we are able to handle accident and injury cases in the Austin area and throughout the surrounding communities.

Get the help you need after a car accident. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.

We are ready to bring our experience to help the victims of:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck wrecks
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Drunk driving collisions
  • Multiple-car pileups
  • Accidents caused by texting while driving
  • Collisions caused by distracted driving and use of a cellphone while driving

Personal Insight Into Car Accident Cases

Our attorney, Robert Avera, is especially committed to using my personal and professional understanding of personal injury to do everything possible to maximize your compensation if you or a loved one has been injured due to someone's negligence.

When Robert was 20, he was in a major car accident that resulted in several days of hospitalization. He had major head injury and loss of consciousness and had to withdraw from school for six months to recover using cognitive therapy to retrain his brain.

"As a person who has been injured as a result of someone else's negligence, I understand your perspective if you or a loved one has suffered a major head injury." Robert Avera

As a firefighter, Robert comes from a background of helping people. He takes great satisfaction in being able to help people in these tragic moments. Because he has seen these types of accidents firsthand, including motor vehicle accidents, fires and other hugely traumatic moments, he can help our firm's clients get through it knowing that he has been through it himself. His background as a firefighter has also given his familiarity with the professionals who are involved with accidents — firefighters and police, and their protocols.

Call Us Today For Texas Car Accident Injury Representation

To discuss any aspect of an auto accident or other personal injury situation with Hays County auto accident lawyer Robert Avera, call 512-893-7094 or email our firm and schedule a consultation.

Austin Area Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal charges leave your future in jeopardy. Taking action with the help of an experienced lawyer can help protect you, your rights, your family and future.

At Avera Law Firm, P.L.L.C., our staff is committed to providing zealous criminal defense representation to clients in Austin, Hays County and all of the surrounding communities. We understand the emotions that accompany a criminal charge. Whether it is a minor misdemeanor or serious felony, we can walk you through the process of pursuing an end to the case. Attorney Robert Avera uses his skill and knowledge of the law when representing clients.

If you are facing a criminal charge, take action now and contact our firm for help.

Texas DWI Defense

Many of the criminal cases we handle stem from a charge of driving under the influence (DWI). These are very serious charges that can result in jail time, large fines, the suspension of your driver's license and a permanent criminal record if you are convicted. Our firm aggressively pursues a resolution to the case, whether that is seeking the dismissal of the charges, a reduction in charges or fighting against a conviction at trial.

Other Criminal Defense Matters

In addition to DWI defense, Avera can assist you with other criminal charges. We confidently represent clients in a wide range of felony and misdemeanor matters, including:

  • Drug possession and other drug charges
  • Theft and shoplifting
  • Assault and battery
  • Vandalism
  • Juvenile defense and college student crimes

Regardless of the charge, the same principals apply to other criminal cases as they do in a DWI arrest. The prosecutor must prove the officer had a reasonable suspicion to stop you and then also must prove there was probable cause to make the arrest. Finally the prosecutor must prove at trial that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Contact A Criminal Defense Attorney To Discuss Your Case

Do not hesitate to get in touch with us and learn more about your options when facing the potential of going to criminal court. Contact us online or call us today at 512-893-7094 .

CITIES AND COUNTIES SERVED IN CENTRAL TEXAS

TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS

Austin, Bee Cave, Oak Hill, Spicewood, Manchaca, Lakeway, Bee Cave

HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS

Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Kyle, San Marcos, Wimberley

BASTROP COUNTY, TEXAS

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Hays County DWI Attorney

When you have been arrested in Hays County for driving while intoxicated, also known as DWI, it is a frightening and confusing experience. You are probably worried about getting your license back and possible criminal charges. DWI arrests in the Austin and Hays County areas are increasing due to the overall increase in traffic.

At Avera Law Firm, P.L.L.C., we pride ourselves on standing up for the rights of individuals accused of or charged with drunk driving and other criminal matters. Leading our firm is attorney Robert Avera, who has an extensive understanding of the Texas DWI laws and can explain what they mean for you.

Do not take chances with your future. Contact us today to talk through your options for fighting a DWI charge.

Probable Cause For A DWI Arrest

It is important for your attorney to analyze your case to determine if the arrest was legal. Sometimes, an officer may make an arrest without probable cause. In that event, Avera can work to get your case dismissed, whenever possible, by filling a motion to suppress the arrest. We have a proven track record of getting these types of cases dismissed.

Reasonable Suspension For A DWI Investigation

In addition, an officer must have a reasonable suspicion that there is illegal activity afoot in order to stop you and question you prior to beginning a DWI investigation. Typically the police officer can have reasonable suspicion to stop you if he or she witnesses you violate a traffic law. However, some traffic violations such as weaving in and out of a lane are not black and white. It is the burden of the arresting offer to show that the weaving created a hazard to the driver or others on the road. Our firm examines the facts of your case to determine if the officer had a reasonable suspicion to stop you. If there was not reasonable suspicion, Avera can get your case dismissed through a motion to suppress.

The evidentiary standard in a motion to suppress is lower than at a trial. In the event your motion to suppress is denied then the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt at trial that the officer properly did the following:

  1. The arresting officer had the right to stop you;
  2. The arresting officer made the arrest properly;
  3. The arresting officer advised you of your rights;
  4. The arresting officer's equipment used to perform an tests was working properly;
  5. The arresting officer was certified to operate the equipment;
  6. If a field sobriety test was performed, the arresting officer successfully completed a class on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Standardized Field Sobriety Test.

If the jury finds that one or more of these conditions were not proven beyond a reasonable doubt then the jury will find you not guilty. Most cases are not tried to a jury, but the facts of the case are examined by Avera and discussed with the prosecutor in anticipation of trial. This is part of the negotiation process.

In addition, your background is also important in negotiating a favorable outcome on your case. The criminal statutes of Texas are supported by the underlying principal of the "Interest of Justice." Avera may be able to reduce the punishment on your case that has bad evidence by showing that your conduct on the date of the arrest was simply out of character.

Contact Us Now To Discuss Your DWI Case

We take DWI cases very seriously. To learn more about how a lawyer at our firm can aggressively pursue a resolution to the case that is in your best interests, contact our firm online or call us today at 512-893-7094 .

CITIES AND COUNTIES SERVED IN CENTRAL TEXAS

TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS

Austin, Bee Cave, Oak Hill, Spicewood, Manchaca, Lakeway, Bee Cave

HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS

Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Kyle, San Marcos, Wimberley

BASTROP COUNTY, TEXAS

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Austin ALR Attorney

Our staff at Avera Law Firm, P.L.L.C., is here to help alleviate your stress and assist you in navigating the Texas legal system. Texas DWI cases can have a civil administrative hearing as well as a criminal court case.

YOU MUST REQUEST AN ALR HEARING WITHIN 15 DAYS OF YOUR ARREST.

If you are facing the suspension of your driver's license after a DWI arrest, get in touch with us as soon as possible. Time is of the essence.

ALR Hearings

Under Texas law, a separate civil hearing called an adjudicated license revocation (ALR) hearing before an administrative judge can be held to determine how long your license will be revoked. The length of the suspension depends on whether or not you refused to take an Intoxilyzer breath test.

  • If you refuse to take the Intoxilyzer breath test then your license will be suspended for 180 days.
  • If you failed the Intoxilyzer breath test, the machine had determined you had a breath alcohol concentration of .08 or higher, your license will be suspended for 90 days.
  • The suspension periods increase on your second and subsequent arrest.

At this hearing, just as the case in the criminal case, the prosecutor must prove the arresting officer had a reasonable suspension to stop you and the prosecutor must also prove that the arresting officer had probable cause to arrest you.

Aggressive Representation With A Record Of Success

Avera has had success in prevailing at these hearings using the same procedures as outlined above in the criminal case. In addition, at an ALR hearing, the arresting officer is required to attend the hearing. Avera has the opportunity to question the officer and determine how strong the criminal case is.

This information can be used when discussing the case with the county attorney who typically has not spoken to the arresting officer at that time. This is a major advantage in the negation of your case.

Contact An Austin-Area ALR Lawyer Today

For more information or to schedule your initial consultation, call our firm at 512-893-7094 or contact us online today. Do not wait — take action now in order to protect your driving privileges.

CITIES AND COUNTIES SERVED IN CENTRAL TEXAS

TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS

Austin, Bee Cave, Oak Hill, Spicewood, Manchaca, Lakeway, Bee Cave

HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS

Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Kyle, San Marcos, Wimberley

BASTROP COUNTY, TEXAS

Bastrop

Central Texas Occupational License Attorney

It is important to know the many impacts that a drunk driving conviction may have on your life. In addition to jail time and fines, you are facing the suspension of your driver's license. However, in the event your license is suspended because of a DWI conviction and/or an ALR license suspension you may still be able to drive to and from work and/or school.

If you need your driver's license to maintain your livelihood and keep moving forward, we can help. Representing clients in the Austin area, we at Avera Law Firm, P.L.L.C., work tirelessly to see that the effects of a DWI conviction are minimized whenever possible. In some cases, it may be possible for an individual to secure an occupational license, which legally allows them to drive to certain places or events even though their driver's license has been otherwise suspended. Our attorney, Robert Avera, helps criminal defense clients understand how occupational licenses may be obtained and if it is a possibility in their specific situations.

For more information about occupational driver's licenses, contact our firm and schedule a consultation.

Occupational Driver's License Privileges

Avera can assist you in obtaining the right to drive up to 12 hours a day while your license is suspended in Hays County. You may apply for an occupational license in the county which you were arrested or the county where you live. The court has broad discretion in granting an occupational license. Your driving record must be submitted along with proof of insurance ("SR-22"). If the court grants your application, you are only permitted to drive during the times as set out in the order.

Contact Us Today To Learn More About Your Rights

Call our firm today at 512-893-7094 or use our online contact form to get in touch with us. Our Austin, Texas, lawyer can meet with you during a consultation and explain all of your rights and options.

CITIES AND COUNTIES SERVED IN CENTRAL TEXAS

TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS

Austin, Bee Cave, Oak Hill, Spicewood, Manchaca, Lakeway, Bee Cave

HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS

Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Kyle, San Marcos, Wimberley

BASTROP COUNTY, TEXAS

Bastrop

Austin Business Law Attorney

Regardless of the stage or nature of your business-related legal issue, you can benefit from working with an experienced lawyer. At Avera Law Firm, P.L.L.C., we work with business clients throughout Central Texas in a diverse range of issues — from business formation to litigation. You can trust our team, our proven track record and reputation.

Attorney Robert Avera is a businessman himself, and he understands Texas business laws. He recognizes business professionals' needs and what they are looking for in their attorney. He and our legal team work to build a strong rapport with clients from the very beginning and can provide legal counsel throughout the life of your business.

Business Formation

Our Austin business lawyer provides comprehensive legal solutions for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to start a company. From determining the appropriate entity to dealing with tax and employment law issues, attorney Robert Avera will help you get your business in a position where it can thrive and help you avoid losses and challenges in the future. Areas in which we provide advice include:

  • Business start-ups
  • Business formation
  • Articles of incorporation
  • Regulatory compliance issues
  • Partnership agreements, including adding or omitting partners
  • Investment agreements
  • Business sales
  • Succession plans
  • Commercial lease agreements and contracts
  • Purchase and sale of commercial property
  • Employee handbooks
  • Business purchase plans, agreements and contracts
  • Probate-related business succession

In addition to assisting business start-ups, we are effective problem solvers and have a lengthy track record in dispute resolution involving business litigation.

Serving Clients In Hays County — Business Entity Formation Lawyer

Contact our Austin, Texas, law firm for straightforward business law advice and to schedule an initial consultation at 512-893-7094 today.

Austin Business Litigation Attorney

Any dispute or complex business issue that affects professionals and business owners needs specific attention from a skilled business lawyer. One of the smartest moves you can make as a business professional is to talk with an attorney to learn about your legal options for resolving the issue you are facing.

Avera Law Firm, P.L.L.C., offers direct, personalized advice for business disputes and related issues. Attorney Robert Avera is a business owner himself and applies his experience and knowledge to every case. He and our team work with you to overcome the legal issues you are facing in a timely and effective manner.

Clients value working with our firm because of the individualized attention we give to each client. We will keep you informed and updated about your case and include you in the decision-making process. Our goal is to help you get the information you need to make smart business decisions that will benefit you.

Business Litigation Services For Professionals In Texas

Business professionals facing disputes value direct advice. Attorney Robert Avera is a highly experienced litigator who is effective in the courtroom and knows what it takes to win a case. He positions himself in a way that he is likely to reach the best outcome while protecting his clients' rights.

Our Austin business litigation lawyer handles situations involving:

  • Debt collection
  • Commercial litigation
  • Business dissolution ("business divorce" or wind-down)
  • Business disputes with suppliers or customers
  • Breach of contract

Serving Clients In Hays County — Debt Collection Lawyer

If you value direct advice from an experienced business attorney, choose to work with Avera Law Firm, P.L.L.C. Contact us today at 512-893-7094 to schedule an initial consultation. Located in Austin, we handle cases throughout the surrounding areas.

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Hays County Family Law Attorney

Family law touches nearly everyone in some way. When life proceeds smoothly, people often seek premarital agreements, meet legal requirements of marriage and cope with legal aspects of parent-child relationships through various phases of life. When life throws a wrench in things, people often find themselves unexpectedly facing the need for representation before a family court judge or probate court to resolve issues such as the following:

  • Pre-marital agreements and post-marital agreement
  • Restraining orders
  • Divorce
  • Property divisions
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Court order modifications
  • Enforcement of court orders
  • Paternity actions
  • Grandparents' rights
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Adoptions
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • International adoptions

I understand your need to contain legal costs while addressing present and future financial aspects of your divorce or unmarried parent custody and child support issues. I offer free initial consultations and the reassurance that your interests come first when I represent you in any aspect of Hays County family law. Attorney representation in an Austin divorce should not bankrupt you. Rather, your Austin divorce attorney should guide you efficiently to the other side of the divorce with a clear understanding of areas such as division of retirement assets and options for child support enforcement should those options be needed.

Meet the challenges of your Central Texas family law matter with confidence that you understand your rights and know how to protect those rights. Does your unmarried son or daughter need help navigating legal aspects of pending parenthood? Are you planning a second or third marriage and want to discuss whether a prenuptial agreement is right for you? Do you need help gaining visitation privileges with your grandson or granddaughter? Contact Avera Law Firm, P.L.L.C., to schedule a consultation with a Texas lawyer regarding any family law, business law, real estate law, estate planning or probate matter.

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Client Questionnaire
Schedule of Marital Property