Hurt because of Truck Driver Fatigue?
Take Action with Our Austin Truck Accident Lawyer
A common cause of truck accidents is truck driver fatigue. Truckers are often paid by the mile, and as a result, they frequently drive to the point of exhaustion. This dangerous decision, coupled with the size and weight of semi trucks, often leads to a catastrophic and fatal truck accident.
Dick Allison founded our law firm in 1978 to fight for justice on behalf of injured Austinites. We began as and continue to be a small and specialized personal injury law firm in Austin. Each one of our clients receives individual attention from our lawyer. We do not take every case – as part of our commitment to integrity and honesty, we only step in when we feel that the need for legal action is legitimate.
We Represent Truck Accident Victims
Truckers have a responsibility to drive safely to avoid unnecessary risk of harm to other motorists. Federal trucking laws and regulations, such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) require truckers to take adequate rest breaks and take precautions to avoid accidents that may be caused by fatigue.
Truck accident cases differ from car accident claims in a variety of ways, and not all personal injury attorneys know how to properly prosecute them. To properly handle a truck accident case, your attorney must have a thorough understanding of complex insurance coverage issues, trucking company policies and commercial trucking laws.
Your attorney must know what evidence to gather in a truck accident case, including evidence from a truck’s black box or a trucker’s logbook and evidence demonstrating that a trucker has violated federal trucking laws and regulations. In some cases, the trucking company itself may have been negligent.
Our attorney takes time to investigate the cause of accidents and gather evidence that is critical to the effective prosecution of personal injury claims. Our law firm vigorously pursues maximum compensation on behalf of accident victims for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other forms of available relief. As a client at our personal injury law firm, you will receive professional and aggressive representation.
We Know the Law and Protect Your Rights
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a truck accident, call us at (512) 474-8346 or contact us online. The initial consultation is free, and we handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing unless a verdict or settlement compensates you for your injuries or loss.