Why You Need an Experienced an Austin Truck Accident Lawyer to Represent Your Case
Truck accident victims 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 truck accidents. Due to the massive size differential between commercial trucks and passenger vehicles, truck accident injuries are often 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.
Truck accident cases require attorneys with experience handling these complex matters. When you call Thomas J. Henry Law, you will speak to an experienced Austin truck accident lawyer who is ready to fight for the settlement you deserve.
Determining Responsibility After an Austin 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 truck accident law firm with the staff, resources, and expertise to investigate the facts and circumstances of the crash and find out who can be held accountable.
Our Austin personal injury attorneys have 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 truck accident victims. Our mission is to explore every avenue possible to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have sustained.
Causes of Truck 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 and serious truck accident injuries. The Austin truck accident lawyers at Thomas J. Henry Law have handled a multitude of semi-truck crash cases, including rear-end, T-bone, sideswipe, and head-on crashes.
Among the most common causes of truck accidents:
- Driver drowsiness and fatigue
- Commercial truck drivers are responsible for complying with regulations pertaining to their hours of service, ensuring truck drivers receive enough sleep and rest to safely operate their vehicles.
- Dangerous lane changes
- Improper turns
- Distracted driving
- Unsafe following distance
Have You Been Hit by a Large Truck? Call an Austin Truck Accident Attorney Now
If you have been involved in a crash with a semi-truck, call Thomas J. Henry. In truck 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.
Call now to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney in Austin 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 and offer FREE case consolations. Start your road to recovery today.
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