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Austin Truck Accident Attorney

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.

Why Choose Villarreal & Begum?

  • We have spent years representing truck accident victims during vehicle accident claims in Texas. We have a thorough understanding of this practice area and all related laws
  • We know how to obtain top results for clients in personal injury suits. We are not afraid to go to court against trucking corporations in pursuit of maximum compensation.
  • We never bill clients directly for our services during truck accident cases in Austin. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will only pay if we are successful in handling your case.

What are Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Texas?

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.

  • Truck driver error. Truckers can make mistakes or break the law while operating big rigs, causing serious crashes. Examples include driving distracted, drunk, drugged, fatigued or aggressively. Speeding, running red lights, using the wrong braking techniques and making unsafe lane changes are some of the most common truck driver errors.
  • Negligent trucking companies. Trucking companies have a legal obligation to ensure the reasonable safety of their enterprises. This means properly hiring and training employees, as well as maintaining and repairing trucks. A company that breaks the law or violates industry rules could be liable for a related accident.
  • Poorly maintained equipment. Commercial vehicles need regular maintenance to perform safely and effectively. If a trucking company fails to maintain its fleet, accidents due to tire blowouts, brake failures and other equipment breakdowns can occur.
  • Defective vehicle parts. Some truck and vehicle parts fail even with proper maintenance. Defective tires, brakes, steering systems, airbags and other vehicle parts could contribute to truck accidents and serious injuries. A manufacturer could be liable for a defective truck part.

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.

Common Truck Accident Injuries

Colliding with an 18-wheeler can be devastating for the driver and passengers of a smaller vehicle. Injuries resulting from truck accidents can include:

How Much is My Austin Truck Accident Case Worth?

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.

Contact an Austin Truck Accident Attorney Today

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.