Austin, TX Truck Accident Lawyers

Trucking Accident Attorneys Serving Victims in Austin and Surrounding Communities

Our truck 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.

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.

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Why You Need an Experienced an Austin Truck Accident Lawyer to Represent Your Case

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 require attorneys with experience handling these complex matters. Your attorney should have significant experience taking cases to trial and achieving results. 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 and prepare your case for trial if the insurance companies don’t provide a fair offer.

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 attorney with the knowledge 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 clients. 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 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

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. 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 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 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.

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.

Our Austin, Texas Personal Injury Law Offices

  • 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 Austin Truck Accident Questions Answered

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

Following a truck 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.

Thomas J. Henry Law works on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay us nothing unless and until we win your truck accident lawsuit. We can even advance money on qualified cases to help cover medical bills and other living expenses while your Austin truck accident claim is being handled.

Call us now for your FREE case review with a licensed Austin truck accident lawyer.

If you have been injured in a truck accident, you can pursue compensation for your injuries as well as financial losses that may have resulted from your injuries. Your Austin truck accident attorney will pursue all possible damages, including:

  • 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.

Typically, trucking accident lawsuits are much more complicated and much more demanding than a lawsuit involving a regular car crash. Truck drivers in Austin are subject to specialized rules and regulations that regular drivers are not. Further, most trucking companies employ teams of attorneys to challenge lawsuits and ensure the company pays as little as possible, if anything at all.

This is why it is essential that you hire an experienced Austin truck accident attorney to handle your claim. Our firm 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.

Because truck accident cases are so complex, your Austin truck accident lawyer 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.

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

Our Austin truck 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.

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