Austin Trucking Accident Attorneys
Serving Victims of Semi-truck Crashes in Austin and Surrounding Communities
Our trucking accident attorneys in Austin have handled a multitude of complex, serious accidents across the Austin area. Austin is a major thoroughfare connecting north Texas and south Texas, creating an abundance of traffic that any local can attest to. The congestion on local roads and highways in the Austin area create an unsafe environment for motorists, especially in the presence of large trucks.
As a victim of a semi-truck crash, you have rights that need to be protected. If you’ve been involved in an accident involving a large commercial truck, you may also be suffering from severe injuries. Every year in the United States, more than 100,000 people are injured in crashes involving large trucks. Due to the massive size differential between commercial trucks and passenger vehicles, oftentimes the injuries sustained in trucking accidents are severe in nature, including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even death.
The Austin-Round Rock metro area includes five counties – all of which see a large amount of commercial truck activity and accidents. In 2017, across the five-county metro area (including Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties), there were more than 1,400 crashes involving commercial motor vehicles, resulting in hundreds of injuries.
Trucking accident cases in Austin require attorneys with experience handling these complex matters. Your attorney should have significant experience taking cases to trial and achieving results. At Thomas J. Henry, our team of Austin trucking accident attorneys will fight for the settlement you deserve and prepare your case for trial if the insurance companies don’t provide a fair offer.
If you’ve been hurt in a semi-truck wreck, call today and speak with one of our lawyers for a free case review, or fill out the contact form on this page and we will reach out to you.
Who Can be Held Responsible For Your Injuries After a Trucking Accident?
Oftentimes, determining who is liable for an accident involving a commercial truck is more complex than accidents involving another non-commercial passenger vehicle. Several parties can potentially be at fault for the crash, including the driver, the driver’s employer (a company or business), or the manufacturer of the truck. It’s important to retain an Austin trucking accident attorney with the knowledge and expertise to investigate the facts and circumstances of the crash and find out who can be held accountable.
Thomas J. Henry has been handling trucking accident cases in Austin and across the United States for more than 25 years, achieving record-breaking verdicts, settlements, and judgments on behalf of severely injured clients. Our mission is to explore every avenue possible to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have sustained.
Types of Trucking Accidents in Austin
Semi-trucks and tractor trailers are massive vehicles, some weighing in at up to 80,000 lbs., or 40 tons. At this size and weight, minor traffic violations can turn into catastrophic accidents when a much smaller passenger vehicle is involved. There are many types and causes of trucking accidents:
- Driver drowsiness and fatigue
- Commercial truck drivers are responsible for complying with regulations pertaining to their hours of service, ensuring drivers receive enough sleep and rest to safely operate their vehicle.
- Dangerous lane changes
- Improper turns
- Distracted driving
- Unsafe following distance
Our firm has handled a multitude of semi-truck crash cases, including rear-end, T-bone, sideswipe, and head-on crashes. When a large truck strikes another vehicle, no matter where the collision occurred, you can suffer from severe and debilitating injuries. It is crucial that you seek medical attention as soon as possible after a trucking accident, even if you aren’t feeling any pain at the time. Many injuries have hidden symptoms and may not become apparent to you until days or weeks down the road. A check-up from a medical professional is the best way to determine your injuries.
Have You Been Hit by an 18-Wheeler? Call Our Austin Trucking Accident Attorneys Now
If you have been involved in a crash with a semi-truck, call Thomas J. Henry. In trucking accident cases, time is of the essence to collect evidence, determine who is at fault for your injuries, and start the legal process. Our Austin trucking accident lawyers will take immediate action on your case.
Speak to one of our experienced attorneys today for a free legal consultation, or fill out the contact form on this page and a lawyer will reach out to you. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends to assist you and your family. Start your road to recovery today.
- Phone Number: (512) 347-1200 (attorneys available 24/7, nights and weekends)
- Address: 901 S MoPac Expy #300, Austin, TX 78746 (walk-in Monday through Friday)
Thomas J. Henry Attorneys is an amazing firm. Everyone was extremely professional and helpful from day one.
– Mike L., 7/9/2018