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Truck accidents are among the most severe auto accidents, because they can lead to catastrophic injuries due to the size and weight of an 18-wheeler. In 2015, 4,311 large truck and bus crashes resulted in fatalities and 87,000 resulted in injuries according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Roughly one in eight motor vehicle accidents involve a semi-truck, tractor-trailer, or 18-wheeler.
If you suffered serious injuries from a large truck or bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Here at FVF Law, we care about pursuing justice on behalf of the wrongfully injured. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
Who Can Be Liable in a Truck Accident?
Truck accidents are often complex because they involve multiple parties that cross state lines. When multiple parties are involved, you could be dealing with multiple insurance companies, adding confusion to the claims process. Understanding who is liable has significant impact on who is responsible for compensation.
- Truck driver – If the truck driver was negligent in operating the vehicle (such as drinking and driving, speeding, texting, etc.)
- Truck manufacturer – If brakes, tires, or other trucking equipment is defective, the truck manufacturer can be held liable for the accident.
- Shipper or loader – The shipping/loading company can be liable if the accident was caused by unsecured cargo, overloading, and other unsafe loading practices.
- The trucking industry is highly regulated by the federal government. If truck drivers and trucking companies fail to follow federal guidelines for hiring, operating, and loading vehicles, they can be held liable for any resulting accidents. We can help determine if the driver or trucking company violated any regulations, thus making them responsible.Tractor-trailer and other large truck drivers are required to maintain specific records, including driving logs and weigh-ins. The trucking companies that hire them must also follow strict hiring practices, regularly maintain the trucks, and follow many other regulations. At FVF Law, we understand exactly which evidence to look for to prove your case and obtain a successful recovery.Due to the complex and highly regulated nature of the trucking industry, it’s vital to hire an Austin personal injury lawyer with experience in this area. Our skilled legal team has successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and will craft an effective strategy to obtain maximum compensation.
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Our Austin truck accident attorneys care about what you and your family are going through. Call us 24/7 for a free case consultation. We will educate you on your rights and thoroughly evaluate your case. To make this easier for our clients, we charge no legal fees unless we win. Obtain the counsel you deserve – contact our firm today.