Truck Accident Attorney
An accident with a large truck can have devastating effects on you and your family.
The attorneys at Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers in Austin, TX, help victims of truck accidents recover the compensation they deserve.
Is your family member recovering from a truck crash? Learn why you should schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys...
Why You Need a Lawyer after a Truck Accident
Truck Accident Victims Deserve Compensation
Because of the massive weight and size of commercial trucks, they are able to wreak life-altering havoc. A trucking accident can easily total a passenger vehicle and cause catastrophic or fatal injuries. After one of these collisions, victims and their families may suddenly have to come up with the money for exorbitant medical bills, property damage, and other expenses. Innocent victims shouldn't have to pay the price when they are harmed by negligent truck drivers.
Truck Accidents Are Incredibly Complex
Truck accidents are usually more complicated than typical car accidents. Numerous entities can be at fault in a truck crash, including the truck driver, the trucking company, the manufacturer of the commercial vehicle, the loader of the truck's cargo, and more. On top of that, each of these parties likely has its own insurance company. Without the help of an aggressive, dedicated truck accident lawyer, victims can have a hard time just figuring out who to hold accountable.
Trucking Companies Have Extensive Resources
Trucking companies are huge corporations that employ teams of attorneys. These professionals are paid to protect the legal and financial interests of the company in the face of personal injury and negligence suits. These trucking companies also work with large insurance companies that specialize in denying claims. The odds are stacked against everyday people who become the victims of trucking accidents. Fortunately, the truck accident attorneys at Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers are available to make sure that the law works as well for the little guy as it does for the trucking companies.
We Handle FedEx Truck Accidents
FedEx has tens of thousands of large trucks on the road, and accidents happen. If you've been involved in a crash with a FedEx truck in Texas, contact our Austin truck accident lawyers.
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If someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, the team at Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers understands the stress you are experiencing. We want to help lighten your emotional load so your family can focus on recovery.
When you meet with our Austin truck accident lawyers for a free consultation, they will review the details of your case and provide an honest recommendation on the best way for you to proceed. The first consultation with our team is completely free of charge and obligation, so you have nothing to lose from meeting with us.
You can request your free consultation by contacting us online or by giving us a call.
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How Common Are Truck Accidents in Texas?
What You Should Know about Trucking Laws
Trucking companies and truck drivers are subject to both federal and state laws. At the federal level, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) play key roles in managing trucking regulations. In addition, the Department of Transportation in Texas creates laws to regulate trucking within the state. Some common trucking requirements include:
- Commercial driver's licenses: All drivers of large trucks, such as 18-wheelers, are required to have the proper commercial license for the state in which they are working.
- Hours of service: Commercial truck drivers are subject to specific hours of services that regulate how long a driver can operate the vehicle without taking a break.
- Maximum permitted weight: Depending on the size of the truck, there are certain limits on how much weight it can haul.
- Quality control: Both the manufacture and repairs of commercial vehicles are strictly regulated. If a defect causes a truck accident, the incident may fall under product liability law.
- Hazardous waste: Regulations for transporting hazardous materials are enforced by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
These are only a few examples of the numerous laws governing the behavior of the trucking industry. When regulations are not followed and an accident results, our truck accident lawyers in Austin, TX, can help you take legal action to pursue the compensation you deserve.
Who Can Be Held Liable?
There are a variety of individuals and entities our Austin attorneys will need to consider when determining who should be held liable for a truck accident, including:
- The truck driver
- The owner of the truck or trailer
- The company or individual who is leasing the vehicle from the owner
- The manufacturer of the vehicle, tires, or other parts
- The shipping company
- The loader of the truck’s cargo
Trucking companies often try to avoid penalization and fees by passing off the blame to other sources. Oftentimes, the trucking, hauling, and leasing companies confuse the issue by arguing amongst themselves. Our team has the resources to determine who is really at fault in the accident. We will work meticulously to collect the necessary evidence and hold them responsible for their actions.
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