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Austin Trucking Company Negligence Lawyers

Austin Trucking Company Negligence Lawyers

If you were hurt in an accident in Austin, TX, involving a negligent truck driver, it’s possible that the truck driver is not the only person or entity liable for your injuries. The company that owns the truck could also be held responsible for your injuries, along with others.

Trucking companies are required to follow rules set up by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These regulations are meant to keep truck drivers, their equipment, and other drivers safe on the roads. When trucking companies violate these rules, the results can be horrendous.

If this has happened to you, you’ll need an exceptional personal injury attorney to help you understand your legal rights. Our Austin trucking company negligence lawyers at FVF Law can help.

Contact our experienced Austin personal injury lawyers for a free consultation at (512) 982-9328. We’ll provide you with an honest evaluation of your case, answer your questions, and tell you what FVF Law can do for you.

How FVF Law Can Help After an Austin Trucking Company Accident

How FVF Law Can Help After an Austin Trucking Company Accident

Accidents involving trucks can be particularly catastrophic. You need our seasoned Austin truck accident attorneys in your corner.

Combined, our attorneys have over 100 years of experience helping personal injury victims get back on their feet after an accident.

When you hire us to represent you in your truck accident case in Austin, Texas, you are getting a cutting-edge firm that:

  • Has resolved over 1,100 cases
  • Is recognized by Texas Super Lawyers
  • Received membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Has earned an Avvo rating of 10
  • Has achieved a 5-star rating on Yelp and Google

Our priorities are built around the idea that injury victims should be treated with compassion and transparency. We understand what you’re going through, and we won’t let those who are responsible for your injuries take advantage of you when you’re most vulnerable.

Putting your life back together begins by calling FVF Law for a free consultation.

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When Is an Austin Trucking Company Liable for My Injuries?

A recently passed law in Texas can make it more difficult to hold trucking companies legally responsible for accidents caused by their drivers.

Pursuing a claim against the trucking company is a two-step process. In the first phase, the injured party must prove that the truck driver was at fault for the accident. If the truck driver is shown to have been negligent and is an employee of the trucking company, then the trucking company may be liable for the driver’s negligence.

An injured party can bring a negligent entrustment claim against the trucking company that employed the driver in the first phase if the company is subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act. In that case the evidence that can be presented includes:

  • The driver was licensed at the time of the accident
  • The driver was medically certified to operate the truck
  • The driver was texting or using a phone at the time of the accident
  • The driver refused to submit to a controlled substance test

In the second phase, money damages are at issue. The injured party must prove his or her injuries, as well as the dollar value of their case.

Because Texas law regarding a trucking company’s liability for your injuries is complicated, you shouldn’t try to handle it on your own. And you don’t have to—because FVF Law understands the law inside and out.

If you have been injured in an Austin, Texas, truck accident, call FVF Law today. We will thoroughly evaluate the facts of your case to determine if the trucking company must also compensate you for your injuries.

Common Types of Injuries in Austin Truck Accidents

Fully loaded, a semi truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. The average midsize sedan only weighs in at 3,300 pounds. Drivers and passengers in cars don’t stand a chance against trucks. Trucks can and do inflict devastating injuries.

In 2020 alone, there were 568 deaths in Texas in accidents involving large trucks. The following injuries are possible in truck accident cases:

If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, FVF Law will work hard to stand up for your legal rights and interests.

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Contact Our Austin, TX Trucking Accident Lawyers To Find Out More

If you’ve been injured in an Austin trucking accident, we will identify every party who contributed to your injuries and hold them accountable— including the trucking company that employed the negligent driver.

Time is of the essence. The sooner we can start evaluating your case, the sooner we can preserve important evidence and start building your case.

Call FVF Law today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Austin trucking company negligence attorney. We’ll answer your questions and advise you on your legal rights.

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