18 Wheeler Accident Lawyers in Austin
Heavy 18-wheeler trucks are common in the Austin, Texas area, whether delivering goods or on the surrounding interstate highways. With most commercial trucks weighing as much as 25 times the weight of a standard passenger vehicle, 18 wheelers can cause a catastrophic amount of damage, including severe injuries and in many cases, death. Even the slightest error in judgment by the truck driver can have devastating consequences. The smallest contact between a passenger car and an 18 wheeler can send a passenger car colliding into oncoming traffic, flipping over or crashing against the side of the road. All passenger vehicles on the roads in Austin and the surrounding roadways are, at one time or another, exposed to the risk of an accident involving an 18 wheeler. Some causes of 18 wheeler accidents are:
- Faulty equipment, such as a tire blow out or trailer problems
- Fatigue or recklessness on the part of the truck driver
- Insufficient training by the trucking company of their drivers
- Weather and road conditions.
Injured in an 18-wheeler accident?
Extreme caution should always be used when driving in the vicinity of an 18-wheeler. However, even then accidents may not be able to be avoided. In that case, it is important to find an experienced attorney who can help you investigate the accident and gather evidence immediately so that your rights are preserved and your interests protected.
An accident involving an 18-wheeler is can be devastating and is often quite complex. There may be more than one party responsible for the accident. In addition, there are various laws and rules regulating the commercial truck industry, including driving restrictions for truck drivers, the type of training required to be certified to drive 18 wheelers and much more. It is imperative that you retain a lawyer who has intimate knowledge of this area of the law and is very experienced handling 18 wheeler accident cases. At Zinda Law Group PLLC, our personal injury attorneys are very familiar with this area of the law and deliver results, protecting the rights and interests of our clients and getting them the results they deserve. Call 800-863-5312.