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Austin Truck Accident Lawyers

Trucking Accident Lawyers Serving Victims in Austin and Surrounding Communities

Our trucking 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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Our Austin Truck Accident Attorneys Protect Your Rights After an Accident

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 in Austin require attorneys with experience handling these complex matters. Your attorney should have significant experience taking cases to trial and achieving results. At Thomas J. Henry, our team of Austin trucking accident attorneys will fight for the settlement you deserve and prepare your case for trial if the insurance companies don’t provide a fair offer.

Who Can be Held Responsible For Your Injuries After a 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 trucking accident attorney with the knowledge and expertise to investigate the facts and circumstances of the crash and find out who can be held accountable.

Thomas J. Henry has 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.

Types of Trucking 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

Our firm has 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 an 18-Wheeler? 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.

Speak to one of our experienced attorneys today for a free legal consultation, 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. 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)

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.

Yes. Our Austin injury attorneys are on-call, 24/7. If an in-person meeting is necessary and you are unable to travel to our offices, we will send an attorney directly to you.

We do accept walk-ins at our Austin offices. For you convenience, however, you may wish to make an appointment by calling our offices or completing an online contact form.

If you have been involved in an accident or suffered injury do to negligence, speaking with an experienced Austin injury attorney will help protect your rights and your claim to financial compensation. Failing to contact an attorney can leave you open to tactics insurers use to limit their liability and diminish your financial recovery. These tactics include:

  • Unintentional inconsistencies – Crashes and accidents are hectic and disorienting. As time moves on, you will likely remember less and less about the events leading up to and following your accident. When an insurance company goes back to compare all the statements you made over a period of weeks or months, they will claim that any inconsistencies were attempts by you to mislead the company and label them as lies before a judge or a jury.
  • Exposure to trick questions – Representatives often ask trick questions or word their inquiries in a way meant to trick or trap you. You may even be pressured into agreeing to facts that are not completely accurate just to get the representative off your back. Even an aggravated response of “I don’t know, maybe” or “I guess” can come back to haunt you later.
  • Exposure to leading statements – Even a statement that seems innocent on its surface can damage your claim depending on your response. For example, by giving a positive response to statements like “I hope your back is starting to feel a bit better” or “Wow, it’s a miracle you weren’t more seriously injured,” you could be tricked into understating the severity of your injuries.
  • Failure to report undiagnosed injuries – Most doctors agree that the full extent of injuries suffered in an accident may not be evident until several days after the accident has occurred. If a claims adjuster contacts you within 24 hours of a crash and asks about your injuries, chances are you will not be able to provide a complete list of injuries. This will not stop the insurance company from questioning and attempting to dismiss any injuries that became symptomatic after that initial recorded statement was made.
  • Provide material for cross-examination – By the time deposition or trial occurs, chances are the defense counsel will have reviewed your recorded statements dozens of times. They will craft questions for cross-examination with the understanding that you likely don’t remember everything you said or agreed to in that recorded statement. And when you misremember or contradict yourself in a moment of confusion, they will try to claim your misstatement proves your testimony is not credible.

A successful personal injury attorney will utilize their legal expertise, resources, and knowledgeable support staff to develop your case in a way that accurately demonstrates liability as well as any economic and non-economic damages you have incurred. The ultimate goal is to take care of the clients claim so that the client can focus on their health and physical recovery.

Thomas J. Henry Law has the legal and financial resources necessary to properly build and handle your case in the most effective and efficient way possible. Your attorney will make sure you are treated with respect, are kept informed with the most up-to-date information on your case, and that you are comfortable throughout the entire legal process as we work to secure the compensation you deserve. We will also work with medical providers to ensure you receive proper medical treatment for all of your injuries.

Experienced attorneys also have access to expert witnesses with specialized knowledge on a subject related to the case. Thomas J. Henry has spent years finding the best expert witnesses across the United States. Our firm retains the most qualified experts for each individual case, from accident reconstruction experts to medical professionals. Every expert undergoes a rigorous and in-depth examination process before ever being involved in a client’s case.

The risks of not contacting an attorney after an accident cannot be overstated. Simply put, you are risking your entire claim to recovery as well as future financial stability.

Insurance adjusters are familiar with claim procedures and liability. When an insurance adjuster calls you with questions concerning your accident, they are looking for information that limits the liability of their client and information that can be used to downplay the extent of your injuries.

Further, adjusters will often ask that you provide a recorded statement concerning your accident and injuries. While they may say that the sole purpose of the recorded statement is to gather information needed to move your claim forward, the statement can actually used to erode your case and right to recovery.

It is the adjusters job to limit your recovery and save their company money. An attorney will help you protect your rights and your claim to fair compensation.

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