Commercial trucks are necessary for the economy in the United States. Big rigs and 18-wheelers must exist on the same roads and highways as smaller passenger vehicles to transport cargo. Unfortunately, this can create hazards for noncommercial drivers. Despite efforts by federal and state governments to ensure the safety of the trucking industry, many companies and individuals breach duties of care and cause collisions.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a truck accident in Austin, you may be eligible for compensation from a negligent or reckless party. Please contact the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm today for a free initial consultation with a truck accident attorney.
Texas is a modified comparative fault state. After an 18-wheeler accident, you or your lawyer must identify the at-fault party before you can file an insurance claim. The driver, company or party that is most responsible for causing your trucking accident may owe you compensation for your damages.
Common truck accidents include lost cargo loads, override/underride accidents, jackknifes, rollovers, overweight truck accidents, and drunk driving accidents.
At the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm, we have the resources and personnel to investigate semi-truck accidents in Austin. We can return to where the traffic accident happened to gather evidence. Then we can bring a strong claim against one or more defendants on your behalf. Start with a free consultation where you can tell us your story.
Colliding with an 18-wheeler can be devastating for the driver and passengers of a smaller vehicle. Injuries resulting from truck accidents can include:
Upon identifying the cause of your truck accident, we can pursue fair and full damages for you in or out of the courtroom. Our accident lawyers can demand compensation for related losses such as your medical expenses (past and future), vehicle repairs or replacement, lost wages, lost capacity to earn, disability accommodations, legal expenses, and punitive damages. We can also fight for compensation for noneconomic damages such as physical pain, lost quality of life, and emotional distress.
If someone reasonably could have prevented the truck accident that injured you or wrongfully killed a loved one, contact our Austin truck accident lawyers for a free consultation. We can review your recent collision with no obligation to hire our firm. Call (512) 888-7777 to schedule a free truck accident case review today.