Vital in the process of transporting products and raw materials, large trucks and 18-wheelers are essential fixtures on Austin’s highways. As such, truck accidents involving these massive trucks and smaller vehicles are not uncommon. These accidents are often particularly dangerous as a result of the vast disparity between the two vehicles. Furthermore, injuries sustained in such accidents are more likely to be serious.
When car accidents result from a truck defect or system malfunction, financial restitution is often available for any resulting pain or suffering that an innocent victim may have sustained as a result of the accident.
Dangerous Malfunctions & Defects
Large trucks and 18-wheelers utilize a number of integrated mechanical and electronic systems, each of which may potentially fail and cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. While any system failure may potentially lead to an accident, it is frequently one of the following two preventable circumstances that contribute to accidents:
- Tire defects
- Brake malfunction
Since these large trucks and 18-wheelers are as complex as they are, it is important that a thorough investigation into the exact cause of a truck accident be pursued.
Contact an Austin Truck Accident Lawyer Today
At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., our Austin legal team understands how devastating truck and 18-wheeler accidents can be, especially when they involve vehicles that are much smaller. With this understanding in hand, we will aggressively pursue financial compensation from manufacturers whose products were defective or malfunctioned. To discuss the particulars of your case with one of our lawyers today, please call (512) 710-0931.