Semi Truck Accident Lawyers in Austin
Accidents involving semi trucks and passenger cars can be extremely devastating and often fatalities are involved. The weight of a semi-truck, combined with the speed at which it is traveling and/or the fatigue of the truck driver, create a deadly situation. A semi-truck traveling at 70 mph is capable of causing twice as much damage as one traveling at 50 mph. This is compounded by the fact that passenger cars are designed and safety tested to meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. These government standards involve testing safety when a passenger car comes in contact with another passenger car, not an 80,000 lb semi-truck. Texas, including Austin and the neighboring areas, are common routes for commercial trucks, putting drivers in the Austin area at risk for being involved in a semi-truck accident. According to the Federal Fatality Analysis Reporting System, Texas is in the top five states where fatal truck accidents occur.
Injured in a semi truck accident?
Commercial trucking is a regulated industry. There are certain laws regulating the number of hours a truck driver is permitted to drive during a 24 hour period, the permitted weight of the truck and the amount and type of training a driver must have in order to operate a semi-truck. Also, having an investigation performed immediately after an accident involving a semi-truck is essential in order to preserve certain evidence that may be necessary to prove a case against the truck driver or trucking company.
Anyone involved in an accident involving a semi-truck needs an injury attorney who is experienced in handling semi-truck accident cases. You need an attorney who is knowledgeable about the law in this area and experienced in handling commercial insurance companies. In most cases commercial insurance companies will be involved and having an attorney who is experienced in dealing with commercial insurance companies is very important to the outcome of your case.
If you or a loved one is involved in an accident involving a semi-truck, you need a law firm that has the resources needed to protect you and will work hard for you to make sure that your rights and interests are protected. We at Zinda Law Group PLLC are professional and compassionate. Our Austin personal injury attorneys are experienced in this area and will work quickly and efficiently to investigate and resolve your case. Whether resolved in court or through a settlement we will see that your rights and interests are protected. Call 800-863-5312.