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 creates 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

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.

Our Austin, Texas Personal Injury Law Offices

  • Phone Number: (512) 520-0221 (attorneys available 24/7, nights and weekends)
  • Address:4401 West Gate Blvd Suite 200, Austin, TX 78745 (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.

 

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

Lawsuits involving truck accidents are much more complicated and much more demanding than a regular car crash lawsuits. 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.

Because truck accidents 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 truck drivers, truck 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

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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