When you’ve been injured in a semi or 18-wheeler accident, you may be looking at life-long injuries and expenses. The first thing the lawyers at the trucking companies will do when an accident is reported is try to shift blame and liability to the truck operator, producing mountains of paperwork that they will claim as “proof” that whatever the situation, they had properly documented policies and procedures, training, and so forth that clears them of wrongdoing.
Austin Accident Lawyers have represented many clients who, thank God, survived their encounters with 18-wheelers, but will never live another day without pain, limitations in mobility, disability, and more. We have taken on the trucking companies, and we’ve won damages for our clients that help ensure that they and their families are taken care of in the aftermath of these catastrophic, life changing accidents.
If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of a collision or other accident with a semi or 18-wheeler, you owe it to yourself, your family, and your future to call the Austin Injury Lawyers right away. Our team knows how to pull down the legal boilerplate the trucking companies will hide behind, exposing them to a risk of liability that can convince them to settle without the case ever seeing a courtroom.
When you call Austin Injury Lawyers for your free consultation, we’ll get started right away with the process of collecting evidence, talking to witnesses, retrieving police reports, and much more. The sooner after the accident that you call, the better. The more time that passes, the more the details can get fuzzy.
Each day, thousands upon thousands of freight trucks traverse the I-35 corridor through Austin. Fully loaded, an 18-Wheeler can weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds, and when something goes wrong, the physics of that mass in motion can create a nightmare for everything – and everyone – near that big rig truck.
Freight trucking is both a tightly regulated and a high pressure field. Rules are in place that mandate sleep, safe driving, banned substances, and more, which are designed to protect drivers and the public. On the other hand, freight customers operating on “just in time” delivery schedules mean that drivers face enormous incentives to get their goods to their destination on a tight timeline – or lose big money.
When the choices are safety or a payday, safety often loses. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a collision with a semi or 18-wheeler, it’s a situation you understand too well.