Commercial vehicles present many hazards to bystanders and other vehicles on the road. The size and weight of these trucks alone makes them more dangerous than other vehicles. However, dump trucks — or any vehicle hauling loose material — can be especially hazardous. Dump trucks, particularly those used to haul construction debris or materials, carry very heavy loads, sometimes weighing as much as 50 tons.
Drivers are also exposed to stressful working conditions that make them more prone to risk-taking behaviors. For example, many Austin dump truck drivers are self-employed, so they are incentivized by their ability to haul more loads. And because these vehicles are typically carrying loose materials, there may be issues if loads are not properly secured.
These accidents can be quite severe, often causing serious injuries with life-altering consequences. In fact, in some cases, dump truck accidents are fatal. But they can also be quite difficult to navigate, since there may be many different parties and insurance policies involved in your case. Here’s what you need to know about Austin dump truck accidents.
As stated before, there are many factors that may determine liability, as well as your rights and options in your dump truck accident case. The following are some issues you’ll need to think about as you decide how to proceed with your case.
Because dump truck accident cases are so complicated, it’s in your best interest to contact a lawyer and at least get a sense of your rights and options. Most dump truck accident lawyers will provide you with a free consultation to review you case and offer advice before you decide how to proceed. Getting educated as soon as possible can dramatically improve the outcome of your case.
More specifically, here’s how an experienced law firm can help with your case:
Speaking with a lawyer after your dump truck accident case is a good idea for every victim. However, it’s important that you choose an attorney you can trust — one with enough experience to provide sound legal guidance and strategy. At FVF, we have handled many trucking accident cases and have been able to achieve excellent outcomes for our clients. We also pride ourselves on our client-first approach to law. Here’s why we bring to the table.
If you have been injured in a dump truck accident, we encourage you to connect with us to arrange a case evaluation at no cost. We’ll discuss your rights and legal options and advise you on the best way to move forward with your case. Contact us today to get started.
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