Being involved in an accident with another car is never something an Austin resident wants to experience. Too often, motor vehicle accidents of any type leave a person with significant injuries that require time off work and expensive medical treatment. Moreover, recovering from the trauma of an accident can be a struggle, particularly in the worst-case scenario in which a loved one dies because of the collision.
When the accident involves a large truck or other commercial vehicle, recovery can be even harder. Given the difference in weight between a commercial vehicle and a personal automobile, the occupants in the smaller vehicle have an especially high risk of suffering a serious injury in the accident. Moreover, a lot of individuals and businesses can be legally responsible for a truck accident. Obviously, a negligent driver is responsible for the accident.
If the driver was an employee of a trucking company, and sometimes even if the driver was a contracted driver, the transportation company or owner of the truck can be liable. Sometimes, the mechanics who maintained the truck or even the firm responsible for loading the truck’s cargo is responsible for the accident.
Unfortunately, the current system of insurance is set up in such a way in which an injured victim may encounter a lot of resistance when seeking compensation. The stakes are often high after a truck accident, so there may be a lot of pressure on a victim to take a settlement, which may be great for insurance carriers but not in the best interests of the victim or family members.
At our law office, we help victims of truck accidents in Texas stand up to this pressure so they can get a fair settlement of their claims. We work hard to quickly identify all responsible parties and pursue claims against them. We will also conduct a thorough investigation and, to the extent possible, work to preserve valuable evidence.