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Austin Truck Accident Attorney

Those who have been injured in a semi-truck collision know that they can be especially serious and traumatizing. The trucking company, its insurance carriers, and their large legal teams will often do everything they can to minimize the serious appearance of your injuries, and in turn, the compensation you deserve.

In essence, you will likely be victimized a second time by being treated like you did something wrong.

Because truckers are often on the job when the accident happens, you may have a claim against both the driver and their employer, which is why it’s important to choose the right truck accident lawyer Austin for your case. Here are a few factors to consider before hiring an Austin Truck Accident Lawyer.

How to Choose A Truck Accident Attorney:

  • Experience – When choosing a truck accident attorney, it is crucial to find a lawyer who has experience with truck accident litigation and personal injury cases. Experienced attorneys will know what is needed to file a successful claim and will prevent you from being bullied by unfair insurance settlement tactics.
  • Focus – Using an attorney who focuses on truck accidents and personal injury law is important. Attorneys who practice heavily in these areas will be able to devote their time and attention to your case in a more efficient manner than other attorneys who practice in all areas of law and their experience is often much more extensive.
  • Personal Outreach – Look for an attorney who is willing to reach out to you and take the time to work with you directly. Many attorneys and law firms never take the time to get to know their clients and understand their situations.
  • Expert Help – Truck accident litigation often requires the assistance of experts who can help prove the legal elements required for a successful claim. An experienced Austin Truck Accident Attorney will be able to identify the types of experts that are needed and will hire the experts needed for your case.
  • Testimonials – When selecting an attorney, always ask to look at testimonials from former clients. This will allow you to gauge the expertise and professionalism of the attorney.

We won’t let you be victimized.

At Terry & Kelly, PLLC, Jim Terry and Trent Kelly have the experience, inside knowledge of insurance company strategies and proven results necessary to level the playing field.

Jim and Trent will take your case as far as necessary to obtain justice, and will never settle your case unless you choose to do so.

Detail-Oriented Representation In Complicated Eighteen-Wheeler Cases

18-wheeler collision cases are extremely complex and require the careful examination of evidence not present in other types of wrecks.  This includes a truck’s electronic control module (black box), driver’s logbooks, trucking company schedules, maintenance records and any other evidence that may show the true cause of a collision.

Analysis of these components may show that a truck collision was the result of:

    • Driver fatigue
    • Over-scheduling
    • Unsecured loads
    • Improperly balanced loads
    • Failing to signal before merging
    • Failure to check blind spots before changing lanes
    • Speeding
    • Improper truck maintenance

In these and all other tractor-trailer wreck cases, Jim and Trent will provide you with the dignity and compassion that you, the victim, deserve. We will fight tooth and nail against the trucking company and their insurance carrier to make sure that you receive the justice and compensation that you deserve, and we always provide you with honest, straightforward advice so that you can make the best decision possible about your case.

“I want to express my thanks to Attorney Mr. James Terry and staff for their representation, guidance and assistance settling my case. The insurance company was difficult, however, Mr. Terry was able to get full policy limits available.” — Diana (client from Austin)

See what else our clients have to say by visiting our Testimonials page.

What injuries can receive compensation involving Truck Accidents?

Truck Injuries

Truck Accidents are unlike any other kind of accident. The weight of the vehicle plays a huge factor in how serious an accident is. Trucks and 18-wheelers are heavy vehicles, and as a result, anything that crashes against it could receive serious damage. Truck accident victims can suffer for a long time after an injury. The most frequent truck accident are:

Why are Truck Crashes so Serious?

The Weight and Size of Trucks

A large truck is any vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds, according to the NHTSA.

Trucks are heavy vehicles, and with that much weight moving at highway speeds, it takes a lot more skill to drive one than a typical 4 door sedan. Not only are there areas around town where Trucks cannot pass, but there are also many places throughout Texas where the weight makes driving difficult. 

Contact Us

Don’t be victimized twice – call 512-910-2000 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Jim or Trent.

Our truck accident attorneys Austin representation is not limited to those who have been injured in a truck collision; we also represent those who have tragically lost family members due to the negligent conduct of truck drivers and trucking companies.

Call us today to discuss your case and learn about your options!

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