Austin 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer

18-Wheeler Accident Attorneys Serving Injured Clients in Austin and Surrounding Communities

18-wheeler accidents are among the most horrific and most catastrophic cases our firm handles, often resulting in life-altering injuries and death. To make matters worse, companies that operate 18-wheelers are notorious for fighting tooth and nail to limit their financial liability for accident victims.

If you have been involved in an 18-wheeler accident in Austin, Texas, it is absolutely essential that you contact a local attorney who can protect your rights and effectively pursue your claim for maximum compensation. At Thomas J. Henry Law, we have experienced attorneys available in Austin 24/7, nights and weekends. Call now for your FREE case review and take the first steps towards securing the compensation you and your family deserve.

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Thomas J. Henry Law Holds Truck Drivers and Companies Accountable for 18-Wheeler Accidents

For more than 25 years, Thomas J. Henry Law has fought to secure fair compensation for clients who were injured in or lost loved ones to 18-wheeler accidents in Austin. We have built a reputation as one of Texas’s leading 18-wheeler accident law firms and have successfully litigated commercial vehicle accident cases against some of the largest companies in the world.

Our attorneys understand the obstacles clients face following a catastrophic 18-wheeler accident – and when an accident is the result of negligence, we believe all responsible parties should be brought to justice.

It is important to remember that 18-wheeler accident lawsuits are not easy to win. The laws that regulate 18-wheeler drivers and companies are complex, and trucking companies often employ teams of attorneys whose sole job is to limit the company’s liability in the event of a collision. This is why you need an 18-wheeler accident attorney with the experience, resources, and reputation necessary to take on a big trucking company.

At Thomas J. Henry Law, we have a team of more than 200 experienced attorneys backed by industry-leading technology, the nation’s top expert witnesses, and hundreds of paralegals, case managers, clerks, and other staff. We also have the financial resources to fight the long fight and meet the company responsible for your injuries head-on at every turn.

Do not wait and risk your claim. Call our firm now to speak with an Austin 18-wheeler accident lawyer about your claim. We are always available, and can even travel to you if you are unable to visit one of our offices. Let us handle the insurers and 18-wheeler company so you can focus on what most important, getting better.

Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents in Austin, Texas

Similar to car accidents, most 18-wheeler accidents are preventable and caused by human error. However, with some 18-wheeler weighing up to 80,000 pounds (or 40 tons), what would be a minor accident involving passenger vehicles can be catastrophic when a semi is involved.

Among the leading causes of 18-wheeler accidents in Austin are:

  • Driver drowsiness and/or fatigue
  • Failure to comply with regulations pertaining to hours driven
  • Dangerous lane changes
  • Improper turns
  • Distracted driving
  • Unsafe following distance
  • Failure to control speed
  • Aggressive driving

An Austin 18-wheeler accident lawyer can help determine the cause or causes of your accident and hold the driver and the company that employs them accountable for their negligence. Thomas J. Henry Law is a leader in 18-wheeler accident litigation, call now to speak with an experienced Austin semi accident lawyer.

Injured in an Accident with an 18-Wheeler? Call Thomas J. Henry Law Now

If you have been involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler or semi, call Thomas J. Henry Law now to receive your FREE case review. When it comes to 18-wheeler crash lawsuits, time is of the essence. Failure to contact an attorney in a timely manner can result in lost evidence, difficulty proving fault, and a longer legal process. Our Austin 18-wheeler accident attorneys are prepared to take immediate action on your case.

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  • Phone Number: (512) 520-0221 (attorneys available 24/7, nights and weekends)
  • Address: 5707 Southwest Pkwy, Suite 125 Building 2, Austin, Texas 78735 (walk-in Monday through Friday)

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Your Questions Answered

We have straight answers to difficult questions to help you make critical decisions, navigate legal process and help you get justice.

Following an accident, there are always more questions than answers. At Thomas J. Henry, we’re here to answer any questions you have about your injury case.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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