Truck Accident Lawyers in Austin
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Truck accidents are some of the most severe auto accidents, because they
can lead to
catastrophic injuries due to the size and weight of an 18-wheeler. If you have suffered injuries
caused by a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Here at
Fogelman & Von Flatern, LLP, we truly care about pursuing justice on behalf of the wrongfully injured,
and have successfully recovered millions of dollars over the years on
behalf of our clients.
Who Can Be Liable in a Truck Accident?
Truck accidents can be incredibly complex because they usually involve
multiple parties that cross state lines. When you have multiple parties,
you could be dealing with multiple insurance companies are well, adding
confusion to the claims process.
One or more of the following parties can be held liable:
Truck driver - If the truck driver was negligent in operating the vehicle (such as drinking
and driving, speeding, texting, etc.)
Truck company - If the trucking company was negligent in hiring and training drivers,
as well as poorly maintaining their vehicles, the liability can fall on
the owner of the trucks.
Truck manufacturer - If defective brakes, tires, or other trucking equipment is defective,
the truck manufacturer can be held liable for the accident.
Shipper or loader - The shipping/loading company can be liable if the accident was caused
by unsecured cargo, overloading, and other unsafe loading practices.
Holding Negligent Parties Liable for Legal Violations
The trucking industry is highly regulated by the federal government. If
truck drivers and trucking companies fail to follow federal guidelines
for hiring, operating, and loading vehicles, they may be
held liable for any resulting accidents. We believe that after a truck accident, you
deserve real results and fair compensation to cover your financial and
emotional suffering. We work hard for our clients to ensure they get the
outcome they deserve.
Tractor-trailer and other large truck drivers are required to maintain
specific records, including driving logs and weigh-ins. The trucking companies
that hire them must also follow strict hiring practices and regularly
maintain the trucks, among other regulations. At Fogelman & Von Flatern,
we understand exactly which evidence to look for in order to prove your
case and obtain a successful recovery.
We believe that the responsible party should be held accountable for their
actions, and that the injured should receive compensation for their suffering
and injuries. Let us help you file an effective accident claim during
this time - let us handle your truck accident case.
Due to the complex and highly regulated nature of the trucking industry,
it’s vital to hire an
Austin personal injury lawyer with experience in this area. Our skilled legal team has successfully
recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and understands how to
craft an effective strategy to get you
Our Lawyers Work Directly with You - Available 24/7
Our Austin truck accident attorneys are extremely compassionate towards
what you and your family are going through. This is why we would like
to offer you a free consultation to give you the opportunity to explore
your options. We will take the time to educate you on your rights and
evaluate your case thoroughly. To make this easier for our clients,
we won't charge you a dime unless we win. Obtain the counsel you deserve - contact our firm today.