AUSTIN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ATTORNEYS
Helping Client Commercial Vehicle Victims in Austin Recover for Their Losses
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, more than 20,000 crashes involving commercial motor vehicles occur in Texas every year. More than half of those accidents cause serious injury, and approximately 400 of these crashes result in death.
When the drivers of commercial vehicles, such as large trucks, big rigs, and tractor-trailers, are negligent, they can cause serious accidents with other vehicles. When a large commercial vehicle collides with a smaller passenger vehicle, the driver and occupants of the passenger vehicle typically suffer more serious injuries. Those potential injuries may include traumatic brain and head injuries, bone fractures, soft tissue contusions, spinal cord injuries, and more.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision that was caused by the driver of a commercial vehicle, the Austin commercial vehicle lawyers at Terry & Kelly, PLLC, could help you file a claim or lawsuit against the negligent driver (and/or the driver’s employer) who was responsible for your accident.
Terry & Kelly, PLLC Austin Commercial Vehicle Lawyers, is a premier injury law firm serving those who have been injured or lost a loved one in commercial vehicle accidents in Austin and throughout Texas. We are well-known by opposing counsel and insurance carriers and have earned a reputation as assertive advocates who will use our well-honed litigation skills to take personal injury matters as far as necessary to seek justice for our clients.
Jim Terry and Trent Kelly our Austin commercial vehicle accident lawyers take a collaborative approach to cases that allows our clients to benefit from their varied backgrounds. This includes decades of experience, the time spent as an insurance defense attorney representing commercial carriers, and the successful resolution of a diverse set of personal injury claims on behalf of our clients. This provides our clients with the peace of mind that can only come from knowing that a trusted legal team is working for them at all times.
Please speak with us today to find out more about how we could help you pursue a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver of a commercial vehicle (and/or the owner of that vehicle), seeking the monetary compensation and damages that you need.
Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Commercial vehicle accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. In some instances, these accidents occur because of driver negligence, while at other times, they happen because of negligent repair work or part defects. Some of the most common causes of commercial vehicle accidents include the following:
- Negligent and distracted driving – When commercial vehicle drivers are on the road, they owe a duty of care to other drivers to operate their vehicles in a safe, prudent, and careful manner at all times. This includes making sure that they follow all of the rules of the road, abiding by state and federal motor carrier regulations, and refraining from distracted driving, such as using a cell phone or other electronic device while operating a motor vehicle.
- Poor maintenance – When commercial vehicles are not properly maintained – or when they are not repaired correctly – they can malfunction on the road, leading to serious accidents. Proper maintenance is especially important on truck steering mechanisms and braking systems.
- Defective parts – When defective parts malfunction on commercial vehicles, including on large trucks and tractor-trailers, serious accidents can occur. When a defective truck part causes or contributes to a commercial vehicle accident, the accident victim could pursue a claim against the manufacturer or distributor of the commercial vehicle part.
Innovative Strategies For Any Type Of Commercial Vehicle Accident
We have achieved significant success in injury cases involving a wide range of commercial vehicles such as:
“Trent Kelly is by far the best attorney I have worked with…he is one of the first attorneys I have worked with that did not make me feel like he just took my money and then did nothing…he is really the attorney we are all looking for!” — Brenda (client from Wimberly)
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If you or a person you care about has suffered a serious injury in a commercial vehicle accident, the skilled legal team at Terry & Kelly, PLLC, may be able to help. We could assist you with filing your claim or lawsuit against the responsible parties and pursuing the monetary compensation and damages that you deserve for your injuries, inconvenience, pain, suffering, and other damages.
For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an Austin commercial vehicle attorney, please call today at (512) 910-2000 or contact us online for more information.