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We have straight answers to difficult questions to help you navigate legal process and secure financial compensation.

At Thomas J. Henry Law, we want to ensure all injured victims are informed and knowledgeable about their rights. The legal process can be complicated, confusing, and overwhelming, especially when you are also dealing with the aftermath of an accident or injury.

Thomas J. Henry Law has prepared the following Infographics, FAQs, Videos, and Personal Injury Legal Guides to assist you on your road to recovery. If you wish to speak directly with an attorney, contact our offices now for a FREE Case Consultation – we are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

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Thomas J. Henry Distracted Driving Statistics Infographic
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Distracted Driving Facts and Statistics

One of the most preventable causes of traffic crash injuries and deaths is distracted driving.

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Thomas J. Henry Drunk Driving Crash Statistics Infographic
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Drunk Driving Accident Facts and Statistics

Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle traffic deaths in the country.

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Thomas J. Henry Motorcycle Crash Statistics Infographic
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Motorcycle Accident Facts and Statistics

Thousands of people are injured in motorcycle crashes every year.

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Your Questions Answered


Yes. You do not need to be the owner of a vehicle to file a lawsuit provided injuries occurred. So, if you were riding in a friend’s vehicle or an Uber or Lyft and were injured by a  headrest or were injured in an accident involving a headrest, you can still file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries. Further, if you were involved in an accident in which the driver of a different vehicle was distracted by an exploding headrest, you may still have a claim against that vehicle’s manufacturer.

Call Thomas J. Henry Law to learn more during a FREE case consultation.

At Thomas J. Henry Law, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means you owe us nothing unless and until we win your case – it is part of our No Fee Guarantee. Further, we offer FREE, no obligation case reviews with experienced attorneys 24/7, nights and weekends.

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to a Jeep, Dodge, Mercedes-Benz, or Chrysler headrest, call Thomas J. Henry Law now.

You can pursue compensation for any injuries linked to the inadvertent deployment of your Jeep, Dodge, or Chrysler’s Active Head Restraint (AHR) system. Upon deployment, consumers and clients have reported:

  • Head Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Concussions
  • Unconsciousness

However, if the deployment of your vehicle’s AHR caused you to crash, you can sue for those as well. These may include:

  • Neck Injuries
  • Back and Spine Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Disfigurement

These are only a few of the injuries that may have occurred after the inadvertent deployment of your vehicle’s AHR system. If you have been injured by an exploding headrest, call our headrest attorneys for a FREE case review. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

If you have suffered injury as a direct result of being struck by a deploying Active Head Restraint (AHR) deploying inadvertently or if you were injured in a crash that was caused by an inadvertent headrest deployment, you can seek compensation for any and all resulting damages. Damages may include:

  • Past and future medical costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical impairment
  • Lost wages

Damages available to you will depend on the unique circumstances of your accident and case. To learn more, we urge you to speak with a Chrysler headrest injury attorney at Thomas J. Henry Law. We are available 24/7 to help you with your claim, call now.

Yes. If the Active Head Restraint (AHR) system equipped in your vehicle’s headrest deployed inadvertently and caused you to get into an accident, you can file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of your vehicle and the manufacturer of your vehicle’s AHR. Thomas J. Henry Law is actively representing owners of Chrysler, Dodge, Mercedes-Benz, and Jeep vehicles who have experienced inadvertent headrest deployments in their vehicles.

Call now to speak with a Chrysler headrest lawyer about your potential claim to compensation. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

The headrest popping forward is part of a safety feature called an Active Head Restraint (AHR). While most drivers are unaware of this feature, the AHR system is supposed to deploy in the event of a collision and provide extra head and neck support to prevent whiplash. The problem, however, is that in many Dodge, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, and Chrysler vehicles, this system is deploying inadvertently and injuring drivers and passengers.

Unaware of the feature, drivers may describe the deployment of the AHR as an “exploding headrest” marked by a sudden popping noise. After, the headrest may appear inflated, expanded, or extended forward.

If this sounds like what happened to your vehicle, call Thomas J. Henry Law. We can answer your questions and provide a FREE case consultation to help you understand your legal options for securing financial compensation for any injuries or damages that may have occurred.

Because cases involving 18-wheelers are so complex, your attorney may wish to bring in expert witnesses to help prove your claim. An expert witnesses is an industry expert with specialized knowledge of trucking accidents and/or trucking regulations. Expert witnesses that may work on your case include:

  • Accident Investigation Experts
  • Hazardous Materials Experts
  • FMCSA Compliance Consultants
  • Forensic Engineers
  • Accident Re-constructionists
  • Human Factors Forensic Science Experts (reaction time, fatigue and distracted driving)
  • General Equipment Technical Expert

Thomas J. Henry Law has spent years building professional relationships with the best expert witnesses in the country.


Can an Expert Witnesses Help My San Antonio 18-Wheeler Accident Case?

If you have been hurt in an 18-wheeler accident, you can seek compensation for your injuries as well as financial losses the may have resulted from your accident. These include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical impairment
  • Past and future medical costs
  • Lost wages

In some cases, your attorney may also pursue punitive damages. These are extra damages that can be sought when the actions that led to an accident were especially reckless or egregious, and they are meant to punish the defendant while also deterring others from acting in a similar manner.

Yes. In general, 18-wheeler accident lawsuits are more complex than a lawsuit involving a regular car crash. They can also be much more difficult to win.

Drivers of 18-wheelers in San Antonio are subject to specialized rules and regulations that regular drivers are not. Further, most transportation companies employ teams of attorneys to challenge the lawsuit and ensure the company pays as little as possible, if anything at all.

This is why you should always hire an experienced attorney to handle your San Antonio 18-wheeler accident lawsuit. Thomas J. Henry Law has the legal experience and financial resources to help you take on the trucking company and receive the compensation you deserve. With a team of more than 200+ attorneys and 350 supporting staff, you can rest assured that your case is in capable hands.

Yes. If you have lost a family member in an 18-wheeler accident, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the truck driver, the trucking company, and any other parties determined to be negligent.

Our San Antonio 18-wheeler accident lawyers are well-versed in wrongful death claims and will work diligently to ensure you are properly compensated for your loved one’s death.

Because Thomas J. Henry Law works on a contingency fee basis, our clients do not pay us anything unless and until we win their 18-wheeler accident claim. Further, we can even advance money on qualified cases to help cover medical bills and other living expenses while your San Antonio truck accident claim is being handled.

If you have questions about hiring a San Antonio 18-wheeler accident attorney, call our offices for a FREE case evaluation.


How Much Does it Cost to Hire an 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer in San Antonio?

The damages you can claim as part of your semi accident lawsuit circumstances of your accident and your injuries. Rest assured our Austin 18-wheeler accident attorneys will look at any and all available avenues for compensation. Typically, these may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical impairment
  • Past and future medical costs
  • Lost wages

If the actions that led to your accident were especially egregious, you may also be able to claim punitive damages. Unlike compensatory damages which are meant to make a plaintiff whole, punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant for particularly reckless or negligent behavior and to send a message to others that such behaviors will not be tolerated.

Expert witnesses are industry professionals with specialized knowledge beyond that of the average person. They can provide extra insight to the causes of an accident, the extent of injuries, or the damages suffered. Because of the complexity of 18-wheeler regulations, your 18-wheeler accident attorney may call upon expert witnesses to help prove your claim. These include:

  • Accident Investigation Experts
  • Hazardous Materials Experts
  • FMCSA Compliance Consultants
  • Forensic Engineers
  • Accident Re-constructionists
  • Human Factors Forensic Science Experts (reaction time, fatigue and distracted driving)
  • General Equipment Technical Expert

Thomas J. Henry Law has spent more than two decades developing professional relationships with some of the best expert witnesses in the country. Call now to learn more.

No. At Thomas J. Henry Law, we work on a contingency fee basis. It is part of our No Fee Guarantee. In short, if you hire our firm to represent you in your 18-wheeler accident lawsuit, you pay nothing unless and until we win. Further, we are able to advance money to accident victims on qualified cases to help with medical bills, vehicle rentals, and living expenses.

Call now for your FREE case consultation.


Do I Need to Pay to Speak with a Austin 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer?

18-wheelers operating in and around Austin are subject to the specialized rules and regulations put in place by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) as well as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA). These rules and regulations restrict who can operate an 18-wheeler in Austin, the number of consecutive hours a driver can spend behind the wheel, and the conditions in which an 18-wheeler is allowed on the road.

When you hire an Austin semi accident lawyer, they will begin investigating whether any of the laws were broken during or prior to your accident. Failure to meet these regulations is not only illegal, it can open the driver and their employer to further liability in a civil complaint.


What Rules or Laws are 18-Wheelers Subject to in Austin?

Yes, if you have lost a loved one to an Austin 18-wheeler accident, you can file a wrongful death claim against the truck driver and their employer. In a wrongful death claim, you seek damages suffered by yourself and your family due to the loss of your loved one. These can include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of financial support
  • Loss of consortium
  • Funeral expenses

If you wish to file a claim on behalf of your deceased loved one, you can do so in the form of a survival action. A survival actions seeks damages that would have been awarded to your loved one had they survived the accident. This includes:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses

Your 18-wheeler accident attorney will be able to provide more insight into the damages available in your unique case.

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