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Austin Truck Accident Attorney

Legal Help for Truck Accident Victims in Texas

Every day, millions of Americans travel on roads throughout the country. During these trips, it is virtually impossible to avoid sharing the road with a large truck, otherwise known as a semi-truck or 18-wheeler. While most of the time these vehicles are operated responsibly and carefully, there are far too many instances in which innocent drivers and other parties suffer devastating harm in an accident as a result of truck driver negligence, manufacturing errors, or trucking company negligence.

When a person sustains serious physical harm and emotional trauma from a trucking accident, they should not also be left with the financial burden of medical costs and recovery expenses. At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., we devote ourselves to providing comprehensive support to truck accident victims, and we help them fight to obtain the justice and compensation they both need and deserve after an accident.

Contact a truck accident lawyer at our Austin office for a free consultation. Call (512) 596-3674 to schedule an appointment.

HOW THE LAW OFFICES OF VIC FEAZELL, P.C. CAN HELP

There are times when a truck collision is nothing more than an accident that simply could not have been avoided; however, there are also many cases in which a truck driver or another party acts irresponsibly, causing unsuspecting drivers to be involved in serious collisions. Because we know how devastating the effects of these accidents can be, we are committed to representing all types of truck accident victims, including but not limited to:

Do not feel as though you have to face the aftermath of a truck accident alone. Our legal team is here to help protect your interests and fight against the individuals responsible for your accident.

WHO CAN BE HELD LIABLE FOR A TRUCK ACCIDENT?

Every truck accident case is unique, and the at-fault party in your case will depend on the unique set of facts and circumstances involved the wreck. In most personal injury cases, trucking accidents are typically the result of errors committed by drivers, trucking companies, or auto part manufacturers.

Truck Drivers

Driver error is one of the leading causes of preventable truck accidents, which is why truck drivers must abide by numerous state and federal laws regarding their fitness to drive and their actions. For example, truckers must be medically cleared in order to obtain a commercial driver’s license, and they must obey laws that prevent them from posing risks to the public, including risks posed by distracted driving, driving under the influence, and violating hours of service rules, which can cause driver fatigue.

Trucking Companies

Trucking companies are responsible for the actions of their employees and for the vehicles they put onto public roadways. Like drivers, commercial carriers must also abide by many safety regulations, including keeping accurate driver logs, properly maintaining vehicles, and overseeing their employees so as to prevent negligent or unfit drivers from getting behind the wheel.

When truck drivers are pressured to complete their routes in an unreasonably short amount of time, the company may also be held financially accountable. Additionally, when trucking companies do not properly maintain their equipment, they may be held liable for any resulting malfunctions. The following additional forms of negligence may lead to serious truck accidents:

  • Hours of service violations
  • Negligent hiring
  • Failure to train
  • Failure to maintain vehicles

It is concerning that, in an effort to increase profits, some companies do not properly train drivers or provide adequate vehicle maintenance. Trucking companies are responsible for training employees as well as taking care of their property. When these standards are not upheld, people could be seriously injured.

Auto Part Manufacturers

In some trucking accident cases, a wreck may have been caused by a defective auto part, such as a defective tire, faulty airbag, or brake defects. When this is the case, victims may be able to recover compensation from the auto part manufacturer, distributor, or other party that made a defective product available to consumers.

CONSULTATIONS ARE FREE. CALL (512) 710-0931 TODAY.

Victims of truck accidents caused by third party negligence don’t deserve to bear the burdens of the accident entirely on their own. Our Austin truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., have the skills, experience, and knowledge to help individuals who’ve suffered harm as a result of such an accident.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

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