Truck Accident Attorney in Austin
A Legal Team with Extensive Knowledge
Any vehicle accident can result in serious injuries. However, when the accident involves a semi, tractor-trailer, big rig, or 18 wheeler, the injuries can be particularly catastrophic. In these accidents, the drivers and passengers in smaller vehicles are far more likely to be injured or killed than the truck driver.
Contact Kirk Law Firm for advice from a skilled Austin car accident lawyer.
Factors that Contribute to Truck Accidents
Because trucks weigh as much as 30 times more than passenger vehicles, they are slower to respond than smaller vehicles, taking longer to brake. Combined with other factors that slow response, accidents involving large trucks often result in fatal accidents.
A variety of factors can contribute to accidents involving trucks, such as:
- Driver fatigue
- Substance abuse among drivers
- Mechanical failures
- Distracted driving
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, you should seek immediate assistance from an Austin truck accident attorney. We have handled thousands of cases involving all types of vehicle accidents, including truck accidents.
Holding Responsible Parties Accountable
Truck accidents are especially complex, due to the many parties involved, such as the truck driver, trucking company, parts manufacturer, and others, depending on the specifics of the case. For example, in accidents caused by mechanical failure, the liability may lie with the parts manufacturer. Driver fatigue due to pressure to drive for longer periods of time than allowed by law may result in liability on the part of the trucking company.
Regardless of the cause or liable party, time is of the essence. Get in touch with us as soon as possible, so we can preserve evidence and prepare your case. For example, the law requires that driver logs be kept on file for only six months. It is best to gather evidence and speak to witnesses, while the events are still fresh in their memories.
Dealing with injuries from a truck accident can be overwhelming. Get in touch with our Austin motor vehicle accident lawyer today at (512) 337-1082 for a free case evaluation.