Austin Truck Accident Lawyer

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It’s often said that trucking is the backbone of the United States, but tractor-trailers also make Austin roads considerably more dangerous. While every vehicle accident has the potential to cause fatalities or severe injuries, the risk is significantly higher in crashes involving large commercial trucks. Whether an accident occurs because of a driver’s carelessness, a company’s unwillingness to do proper maintenance, or a faulty truck component, those in passenger vehicles often suffer the most when a crash occurs.

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If you or someone you love has been hurt in an Austin truck accident, our team of Austin personal injury lawyers wants to help. Call us at (214) 225-7773 to schedule your free consultation now.

We work on a no win, no fee basis, meaning that if we don’t win you fair compensation, you owe us nothing. We offer free, no obligation consultations.

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What Our Lawyers Can Do After An Austin Truck Accident

  • Expect Fair and Aggressive Representation

    There is a lot at stake when you choose a truck accident attorney in Austin, so it’s important to make sure you work with a team you can trust. At Anderson Injury Lawyers, we have a long history of winning fair settlements for accident victims.

  • Set Up a Free Consultation

    During your no-risk consultation, we’ll ask questions and get a better understanding of your accident and your injuries so we can formulate a plan for your case. We know that truck accidents can be extremely expensive, which is why we offer a free consultation. On top of that, you pay nothing upfront. We only get paid if we secure compensation for you.

  • We Will Investigate the Accident

    A thorough investigation can uncover convincing evidence that proves the other party’s fault and negligence. In addition to getting your side of the story and talking to witnesses, we will look for physical evidence that the truck driver was at fault, such as skid marks, debris, and dash cam recordings.

  • Our Team Will Fight the Insurance Company on Your Behalf

    We have gone up against enough insurance companies to know that they won’t give you a fair settlement without a fight. Using the evidence gathered during our investigation, we will put together a compelling case that demonstrates the other party’s fault and put pressure on the insurance company to negotiate.

  • Our Notable Truck Accident Awards

    • An $825,055 award for a truck accident victim
    Over $752,000 for a victim hit by a speeding tractor-trailer
    • An $850,000 award for a pedestrian run over by a big rig
    • A $550,000 settlement for the victim of a box truck wreck

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We Have Experience Handling a Wide Array of Truck Accidents

We have more than 25 years of experience in personal injury law, and we are confident that we can help you get the compensation you deserve after a truck accident.

Common Types of Truck Accidents

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Common Causes of Truck Wrecks

Crashes can be attributed to a wide range of causes. During our time handling truck accident cases, we have found that truck accidents are often caused by:

  • Negligent hiring practices
  • Inexperienced or under-qualified drivers
  • Fatigued driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Improperly secured cargo
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Defects in truck components
  • Equipment malfunctions

One of the most important steps in a truck accident case is figuring out who is liable. This is often much more complicated than determining liability in a crash involving two passenger vehicles because so many parties are involved in the operation, maintenance, and management of a tractor-trailer. Possible liable parties include:

  • The driver
  • The company employing the truck driver
  • Shipper or loading company
  • Cargo owner
  • Truck or part manufacturer
  • Maintenance team

In some situations, more than one party is liable for the accident. It is essential that you have an attorney who can accurately determine liability and go through the proper channels to pursue compensation.

Commercial trucks are heavily regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Any truck that fits into one of these categories must follow FMCSA regulations:

Commercial Trucks & Regulations

  • A truck with a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 4,537 or higher
  • A vehicle used to transport between 9 and 15 passengers for compensation
  • A vehicle used to transport 16 or more passengers
  • A vehicle used to transport hazardous materials

This includes semi-trucks, garbage trucks, dump trucks, flatbeds, tow trucks, construction vehicles, oversized trucks, and many other vehicles. Because of the damage that can be caused by such sizable vehicles, drivers and companies are held to strict standards. Drivers must comply with hours of service regulations that outline how long and how often they drive, as well as how frequently they must take breaks. Regulations also address drug and alcohol testing, training requirements, safety procedures, and inspection requirements.

Drivers in Austin are further governed by the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Service, which is part of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Drivers and companies must follow weight restrictions, registration laws, and motor carrier safety guidelines.

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What to Do After a Truck Accident

What you do in the moments after a truck accident matters. Your choices could make the difference between a successful personal injury claim and a low settlement. Immediately after the crash, take these steps:

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Truck Accident Compensation

Since commercial trucks can cause so much damage in a crash, they have much higher insurance requirements than passenger vehicles.

On a federal level, trucking companies must have $750,000 of coverage for each truck in their fleet that is 10,001 pounds or heavier. Texas law requires that companies with interstate drivers meet this minimum and have an additional $250,000 per vehicle. Limits are lower for vehicles that only travel in Texas and higher for vehicles that transport hazardous substances. These stringent insurance requirements may make it easier to get fairly compensated for your injuries. When you meet with the team at Anderson Injury Lawyers, we will discuss several types of damages with you:

  • Medical expenses and bills
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Property damage

The compensation you get is largely determined by the type of accident, the severity of your injuries, and the strength of your claim.

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  • $330,000 Settlement Won for Injured Pedestrian

  • $201,392 Dallas Day Care Neglect Result

  • Insurance Company Offered $4,000, We Fought and Won $45,000

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  • Hurt at a Store: Alex Injured in Home Depot in Weatherford, Texas

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Additional Information about truck accidents

Resources for Truck Accident Victims

A truck accident can leave victims with physical and mental health struggles. Beyond that, they may have significant financial stress. There are numerous resources available to victims:

Contact Us

If you suffered harm in an accident or any incident caused by negligence, contact Anderson Injury Lawyers right away. We offer individualized attention, over 25 years of experience, and everything you need to get everything you deserve.

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