Many people and companies know that "taking responsiblity" for causing injury or death to an individual is very costly - for that reason, many will simply refuse to admit it was their fault. Then, even if they do admit it was their fault, they refuse to pay what a person or family deserves ... they will choose to hide behind big insurance companies and their lawyers - hoping you won't find someone like me to make them take responsiblity and pay for what they did. My name is John Scott Helwig, and I love to fight for what is right. If you've been suffering or lost someone due to another's negligent or intentional act, then lets make them pay the toll for the losses this tragedy has cost you and/or your family.
I've been fighting for injured victims and families of lost loved ones for over 18 years. You won't see me doing mass marketing (TV, billboards, etc.) because I don't run my office like a factory. Most cases that I take on come from referrals of previous clients and other lawyers who need a hand. I'm highly selective, and refuse to file a frivolous lawsuit. If I take on your case, that means I believe in it - Yes - I take your personal injury personally!
Initial consultations are free.
My fees are contingent only upon recovery of your money. That means: If there is no recovery, you owe me zero - even if I've spent thousands on your case.
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Types of Cases
My office practices one type of law - personal injury law. That means, I represent only individuals who were seriously injured or families of individuals who died from situations for which they were not at-fault for causing. Here's a list of the specific types of cases I will take:
18 Wheeler Wrecks
Shootings in public places
Slip & Falls
Auto Defect Wrecks
Family / Public Violence
Nursing Home Negligence
Even if your legal problem isn't a personal injury case, feel free to call / email me, and I will be more than happy to point you in the right direction. I know many attorneys who practice in all kinds of law.
My principle office is located near downtown Austin, just off MoPac at the Bee Caves Rd. exit. However, I regularly take cases ranging from Kerrville to Dallas to Houston. The technology in which my firm has invested allows my clients to forego costly and time-consuming in-person meetings. Even though I am always willing to travel to meet with a client in-person, my clients are always in close touch with their case 24 hours a day 7 days a week by logging into their case via Google Drive. At any time they want, my clients are free to peruse their file, message me, and make copies of documents they may need. This service is offered at no extra cost to every client upon request.
"Of course I considered taking my case to someone I saw running ads on TV, but I was skeptical that they wouldn't treat my family's case with the care we needed. On a recommendation from my friend, I met with Scott. As soon as I met Scott, I knew he was the lawyer we needed for our son's deadly car wreck. He treated us like we were his only case. Needless to say, he got us way more money than we knew was available. He's tenacious, dedicated, thorough, and honest. I highly recommend him." Eddy, O. (see my rating at AVVO.com)