Texas Semi Truck Injury Lawyer
A fully loaded Semi (also sometimes referred to as a mack truck, a tractor-trailer or an 18-wheeler, among other terms) can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, which can seriously limit its driver’s ability to accelerate, decelerate or otherwise control the vehicle. To combat this inherent danger, there is a substantial framework of trucking rules and regulations at the federal, state and local levels that regulate drivers’ conduct for the purpose of keeping other motorists and pedestrians safe. Unfortunately, these rules and regulations are sometimes flaunted and other times completely ignored, often resulting in catastrophic injuries to innocent third parties.
Trucking accidents can and do often result from:
- driver fatigue
- driver impairment
- improper loading
- improper training
- negligent hiring or negligent supervision
Many times these accidents can be avoided by simply following the rules. The sheer size and force of a semi rig virtually insures that any trucking accident will be a serious one, with substantial damages and complex issues as to who ultimately shall be held liable for those damages. Texas trucking accident victims are therefore best served by retaining an experienced Texas trucking accident attorney to protect their interests.
We can help if you’ve been the victim of a trucking accident in Central Texas
Trucking companies usually have experienced attorneys retained who are experienced with trucking rules and regulations. Trucking accident victims are entitled to the same level of representation. If you have been the victim of a trucking accident, federal and state law can often render the truck driver negligent per se, which if proven up by competent evidence, can entitle you to recover judgment for the following relief, among other things:
- Reasonable and Necessary Medical expenses
- Physical Impairment and disfigurement
- Lost earnings, both past and future
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Let Us Help You
If you have been the victim of a Austin, Texas trucking accident, contact us and let us help you. We can pursue the trucking companies and/or driver for damages to insure you are made whole.
For more information about our Texas trucking accident victim attorneys, please contact our Austin trucking accident law firm by phone at 512-761-8529.