- 18-wheeler accidents are almost always more severe than a similar car accident.
- Often, 18-wheeler accidents fall under federal law as commercial carriers cross state lines.
- Semi-trucks, commercial vehicles, and other large transporters are required to carry larger insurance policies.
Truckers and Transportation Companies Are Often Negligent
And We Can Prove It
Austin is situated directly on the I-35 corridor, a major highway that runs all the way through Texas and into Minnesota. Because of the large stretch of the United States that our highways cover, and because Austin is a bustling center of trade and commerce, I-35, US 290, US 183, and Mopac see a large amount of semi-truck, 18 wheeler, and commercial truck traffic. Unfortunately, these large vehicles share the road with everyday drivers in small cars or trucks or who are riding motorcycles or motortrikes.
Accidents involving small cars and huge trucks happen frequently, and often, the only way to secure the compensation you deserve after such an accident is to file a truck accident lawsuit.
Successfully resolving a truck accident lawsuit requires deep understanding of motor vehicle accident litigation, and we will painstakingly gather and examine the facts relevant to your truck-related accident. This care and attention to your case allows us to determine and prove the real cause of a truck accident, and to get you the help that you and your family deserve.
Accidents involving commercial or semi trucks can be caused by:
- Negligent truck maintenance, such as under-inflated tires;
- Driver error or driver fatigue;
- Drug or alcohol intoxication;
- Drivers’ health condition;
- Hazardous materials;
- Improper loading;
- Speeding or other unsafe driving;
- Improper hiring/supervision;
- Inadequate training; or
- Truck driver negligence.
Hit by an 18-Wheeler or Commercial Truck?
Truck accident cases can be very complex. If you or your loved ones have been injured or were involved in a commercial or 18-wheeler truck accident, contact our firm today for a FREE consultation. Weʼre here to help — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Trucking laws are complex, but getting legal help is simple.
An 18-wheeler or commercial truck lawsuit sounds simple, but actually involves complicated areas of law called “respondeat superior,” “negligence,” and “negligence per se.”
Trucking companies have special obligations that they must follow:
- Federal Motor Safety Act;
- DOT Regulations;
- Vehicle Maintenance; and
- Safety Training.
Our dedicated team of trucking and commercial accident lawyers understand these areas of law and are here to answer any questions you may have about trucking lawsuits.