Truck Acci­dents


Due to the sheer nature of semi-trailer trucks, the acci­dents they are involved in are usu­ally sig­nif­i­cantly more cat­a­strophic than acci­dents involv­ing smaller auto­mo­biles. Semi-trailer trucks eas­ily weigh in at tens of thou­sands of pounds, with their weight vary­ing largely by the type of cargo they are haul­ing. Typ­i­cal auto­mo­biles weigh in as lit­tle as 2,500 lbs, know­ing this fact it is easy to see why semi-trailer truck acci­dents in Austin are so severe. Smaller cars lit­er­ally do not stand a chance when hit by these mas­sive big-rigs. The Austin truck acci­dent lawyers at Flo­res & Lopez, LLP., take note of these spe­cial sit­u­a­tions and are here to help you in this time.

Stats and Negligence

Accord­ing to the Texas Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion, there were a reported 312 statewide semi-trailer acci­dents in 2009. This total amounts to 6 truck acci­dents every week on the roads and high­ways in Texas. As semi-trailer trucks are larger and higher off the ground than other auto­mo­biles, dri­vers of these big-rigs usu­ally walk away from acci­dents with lit­tle to no injury while vic­tims in pas­sen­ger cars incur severe per­sonal injury. Sadly, in some cases vic­tims do not sur­vive the acci­dent and, if neg­li­gence is involved, they are said to have suf­fered a wrong­ful death.

Truck dri­vers in Austin and sur­round­ing areas who engage in neg­li­gent dri­ving prac­tices have the poten­tial to cause vast per­sonal injury and death to oth­ers. As truck dri­vers owe a “Duty of Care” to those they share they roads with, when they breach this duty by act­ing neg­li­gently, they can be ordered to pay vic­tims com­pen­sa­tion. Some exam­ples of neg­li­gent truck dri­ving in Austin, but not lim­ited to, are:

[ul style=“3”]
[li] Trav­el­ing with exces­sive speed.[/li]
[li]Failing to check blind spots when turn­ing, thus strik­ing another vehi­cle. [/li]
[li]Driving under the influ­ence of alco­hol or drugs [/li]
[li]Driving on the wrong side of the road (col­lid­ing with oncom­ing traf­fic while pass­ing) [/li]
[li]Ignoring posted sig­nage or sig­nals [/li]
[li]Tired dri­ving due to long shifts and unrea­son­able dri­ving sched­ules to meet dead­lines [/li]
[/ul] Trav­el­ing with exces­sive speed.

Com­pen­sa­tion for Injury and Expenses

If you or some­one close to you has suf­fered per­sonal injury in a truck acci­dent, then our Austin truck acci­dent lawyers can gen­er­ate a case on your behalf to pro­cure the com­pen­sa­tion you need. Med­ical bills alone asso­ci­ated with truck acci­dents can quickly add up, espe­cially when you take reha­bil­i­ta­tion and phys­i­cal ther­apy costs into con­sid­er­a­tion. Austin trial lawyers at Flo­res & Lopez, LLP., are ready to help you get your life back on track by seek­ing com­pen­sa­tion for your injuries and expenses.

Now is the time to eval­u­ate your case and deter­mine a com­pen­sa­tion fig­ure for your injury or loss. Con­tact the pro­fes­sional Austin truck acci­dent lawyers at Flo­res & Lopez, LLP., for a free no-hassle, no-obligation case review. Our help­ful, friendly lawyers are stand­ing by for you and are will­ing to take your case to court if needed. As always, if we don’t win your case then you won’t pay any fees.

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