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Austin Truck Accident Lawyers

Have you or a loved one been injured in a truck accident in Texas? If that has happened to you, the Austin truck accident lawyers at Gibson Hill are here to help. Our team can help you find answers, recover compensation, and achieve justice in your personal injury claim.

Truckers take on a huge amount of responsibility when they get behind the wheel. Their large vehicles can create devastating accidents when drivers fail to follow traffic laws. An accident with a large truck can cost you your health, work capacity, and quality of life. Our team is dedicated to fighting for the rights of all motorists and will hold distracted, impaired, or otherwise negligent or reckless truckers responsible for their actions.

For many of us, driving is a necessity of everyday life. Driving nonetheless can be risky, and accidents can happen at any time. However, roads are made much more dangerous when we share them with truckers who ignore safety practices.

Truck drivers should be adequately trained and expected to prioritize safety. When they fail in that responsibility, they can cause catastrophic accidents. As proud Texans, we believe strongly in protecting the rights of those in our community, especially those who have been injured by irresponsible truck drivers. Our dedicated attorneys can put our experience and skill at your disposal. We will handle all the details of your case while you focus on recovering from your accident. To set up a free consultation with one of our Texas truck accident lawyers, call us today at (713) 659-4000 or reach out to us online.

Do I Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?

If you (or a loved one) have suffered injuries in an accident with a truck, you have every right to hold the responsible party accountable. One wrong move in an 18-wheeler or any other large truck can cause severe injuries and property damage. Truck drivers have an enormous task and are asked to execute many difficult maneuvers. While not easy, they are required to do so with caution and care.

When truckers cause accidents, they usually have powerful corporations and slick defense lawyers to back them up. A common tactic is to try to assign blame to the victim of the accident or otherwise avoid liability. This is an attempt to reduce the compensation trucking companies owe to victims, despite their drivers being at fault.

The trucker who victimized you will not be facing the legal battle alone and neither should you. Hiring an attorney can prevent trucking companies and their lawyers from blaming you for the accident or using procedural trickery to avoid paying restitution.

An aggressive legal advocate can gather evidence and build a case on your behalf to make sure you are awarded the full compensation that you deserve. While you and your loved ones focus on recovering from the accident, you should not have to worry about fighting for just compensation. Now is not the time to stand alone; let a lawyer take up the fight for you.

Why Should I Choose Gibson Hill to Handle My Case?

At Gibson Hill, we are dedicated to upholding justice for victims of trucking accidents. We won’t allow the trucking companies, their insurance companies, or their legal mouthpieces to push you around. Our only aim is to advocate for you.

Trying to build a case against a truck driver and the trucking company can seem overwhelming and impossible to take on alone. With our experienced negotiation and litigation skills, our firm can allow you to relax and recuperate while we handle every aspect of your case. Trucking companies may try anything to avoid taking full responsibility for the accidents their drivers cause. Our team will hold them accountable while helping you secure the compensation you need to regain the quality of life that you and your loved ones deserve.

Gibson Hill can handle any type of vehicular personal injury case. While accidents with trucks may be caused in a variety of ways, any successful case requires a deep knowledge of the law, dedication, and compassion. It also requires a thorough command of the federal and state rules and regulations under which truck drivers must comply.

Our firm can skillfully craft the case to maximize your compensation. You may be dealing with injuries, lost pay, medical bills, and other stressors. We understand the pain you are going through and are here to assist you with all your legal needs and get your life back on track.

Types of Trucking Accident Cases We Handle

Truck drivers can cause accidents in a variety of ways. Speed aside, the size and weight of their vehicles can cause serious injuries and damage when safety is not prioritized. Our firm has a deep knowledge of the laws surrounding trucking accidents and can help build a successful personal injury claim or lawsuit regardless of what type of accident you are involved in.

If truck drivers fail to operate their vehicles with caution, they can be liable for a wide variety of accidents, including the following:

  • Blind-spot accidents
  • Construction zone accidents
  • Improper braking
  • Jackknifing accidents
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Rollover accidents
  • Underride accidents
  • Wide-turn accidents
  • Lost load accidents
  • Drunk driver accidents

All of these scenarios can lead to devastating property damage and massive physical injuries. Holding drivers and their employers responsible for their actions through a personal injury claim and, if necessary, a lawsuit is your legal right if you have been injured through no fault of your own. A personal injury attorney can seek to maximize your compensation and prevent trucking companies from shifting the blame on to you, the victim of their driver’s irresponsible actions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents in Austin

When you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a truck, you are dealing with great uncertainty. You may be overwhelmed by being unable to work, the physical and mental demands of recovering from your injuries, and simply trying to make ends meet. We are here to help you deal with all of your concerns. At Gibson Hill, we have a sincere passion for serving our community. In an effort to honor that passion, here are the answers to some questions that personal injury clients often pose:

If you are involved in an accident with a negligent or reckless truck driver, seeking compensation is your legal right. Accidents with trucks can cause catastrophic injuries, and irresponsible drivers and their companies must be held accountable. If you have been injured, you may have medical bills and other expenses piling up while simultaneously being out of work. Financial hardship should never be a consequence of being injured by a truck driver.

In a personal injury lawsuit, you may be awarded the following in damages:

  • Medical bills (current or future)
  • Lost wages
  • Physical disability
  • Permanent impairment
  • Pain and suffering

Our team can guide you on your legal journey and work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled.

In Texas, you have up to two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. There are exceptions in cases including where the victim is a minor or if they are found to not be of sound mind. However, in most cases, there is a firm two-year deadline to file your case. Missing this deadline can make it incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to recover any form of compensation. Truck accident cases, moreover, can be complicated and highly technical. Therefore, you should hire an attorney as soon as possible after the accident to being the evidence-gathering process as well as opening negotiations with the responsible party.

If you believe you are partially to blame for your accident involving a truck, hope for collecting compensation is not lost. In Texas, the courts follow the modified comparative negligence doctrine to determine liability in cases where fault may be shared. This means that, for example, if the court determines that you were 10% responsible for the accident, you can still collect up to 90% of the potential compensation. In other words, if you received a total award of $10,000, you would be able to collect up to $9,000. If the court finds that you are more than 50% responsible for the accident, however, you won’t be able to recover any money damages.

A truck accident caused by an on-the-clock government employee has different rules than a standard personal injury claim. The first major difference is the deadline to file. Rather than the standard two-year window, you only have just six months to file a notice of the claim if you were injured by a stage-government-owned truck. Additionally, local and municipal governments may require an even more stricter time frame. Due to the complicated and time-sensitive procedures required when a governmental agency is involved, it is best to consult an attorney immediately.

Contact Us Today

At Gibson Hill, we take protecting and upholding the rights of our community members very seriously. If you have been injured by a negligent or reckless truck driver, our legal team is here to provide a full spectrum of assistance. We can help you build a case and recover the compensation you need to care for you and your loved ones. We know you have suffered a great deal, and our team will guide you with compassion and care.

No amount of money can erase your pain or change the past. However, compensation is your right if you have been injured by an at-fault truck driver and can be critical to getting your life back on track. To set up an appointment in our Houston office for a free consultation with a Texas truck accident attorney, call us today at (713) 659-4000 or reach out to us online.