Austin Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer

If you drive throughout Austin and the Central Texas area, you've most likely seen tractor-trailers and other trucks involved in serious accidents. Although state and federal laws are designed to keep the highways safe, motor vehicle drivers and passengers are at a high risk of catastrophic injuries in collisions with commercial trucks.

At the Tony Nguyen Law Firm, we fight for the rights of truck accident victims in Travis County and throughout the state. If you were injured in a collision with a big rig or any other commercial truck, we can help you obtain meaningful compensation.

Truck Safety Laws

There are a variety of state and federal rules and regulations that are designed to protect the public from the grave consequences of truck accidents. First, safety laws require trucks to be properly maintained: brake systems and lights, steering, the engine and other mechanical parts and equipment must be operational. Trucking companies are required to perform routine tests and maintain records of safety inspections. A trucking company that fails to adhere to these rules can be held liable if an accident occurs that results from improper maintenance.

In addition, there are rules governing the behavior of truckers. It is well known that commercial truck drivers are required to obtain special licenses. Moreover, truckers must comply with hourly driving limits and are required to regularly take breaks.  In accidents that can be attributed to driver fatigue, both the trucker and the trucking company can be held liable.

Negligent Trucking

While improper maintenance and driver fatigue are the leading causes of truck accidents in Austin, collisions are also frequently caused by driver error, reckless driving, distracted driving, driving under the influence, poor weather and road conditions, as well as improper loading. Lastly, trucking companies often put profits ahead of safety by sending undertrained or inexperienced drivers out on the road or forcing drivers to cover long distances to meet strict delivery deadlines. We believe that no one should be the victim of a trucker's or truck driving company's negligence.

Dedicated Truck Accident Attorneys

Regardless of the cause, the Tony Nguyen Law Firm has extensive experience fighting for the rights of truck accident victims. We know that trucking companies and insurers always conduct their own investigation of these accidents to minimize the liability. We will undertake a thorough investigation to understand the circumstances that led to your accident and establish the trucker's and/or the trucking company's liability.

While some cases can be settled through extensive negotiations with the insurance company, we are prepared to litigate your case in court if the insurer fails to offer the full value of your claim. Our experienced attorneys will level the playing field and fight for your right to just compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and property damage. If you were injured in an accident with a big rig or commercial truck, contact our office today at 1-800-35-Texas.

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