Austin Truck Accident Lawyers

Have You Recently Been Injured in an Austin Truck Accident?

If so, it is highly important that you realize these are different from your average vehicle accident. Truck accidents are rarer but exponentially more damaging and can cause serious injuries and even wrongful death. If you have been involved in an accident of this nature—no matter whether it was caused by a texting driver, a tired driver, or even employer negligence—it is highly encouraged that you do not hesitate to get the assistance of a truck accident attorney you can fully rely upon.

At Arnold & Itkin, we have proven over the years that we can be counted on in even the most complex of situations. We have been able to recover billions of dollars on behalf of our clients and have been able to enjoy significant success throughout the short time that we have been involved in the legal industry. We know the unique consequences involved with truck accident claims and are prepared to go the distance in our efforts to seek full financial compensation.

Representing Truck Accident Victims

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Should you choose to work with an Austin truck accident lawyer from our firm, you will be able to rest assured knowing that you will have a heavyweight in your corner. We are well-versed in trucking regulations and know how to apply them to your case; we also know the unique way that truck insurance works and will be able to wade through these murky waters. So do not hesitate another moment! If you have been injured, give us a call and let us fight for your desirable outcome.

Information About Austin, Texas & Trucking in the Area

Austin is the state capital and county seat. Austin is a college town and a high-tech center, as well as a hub for state and county government. The Texas State Capitol Complex is a source of pride for Austin. Built in Texas pink granite, the complex is open to the public 7 days a week. Completed in 1888, the Capitol Building is designated a National Historic Landmark.

Among the major Texas metros of San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston, Austin is strategically and centrally located to utilize Laredo, the major port of entry between the U.S. and Mexico—just four hours from Austin via I-35. The Texas Department of Transportation lists Interstate 35 as one of the most traveled corridors in the nation. Truck traffic has grown 6% annually in recent years in Texas, primarily as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Congestion levels and accidents are higher on I-35 between San Antonio and Austin than any other stretch of I-35.

Austin is recognized for having the best roads in the nation for trucking—the distribution and logistics industry making the city attractive for businesses moving cargo in and out of the region.

The Texas Motor Freight Association is an advocate for the large number of over-the-road freight forwarders in Austin, with safety as a priority. The Comprehensive Safety Analysis from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), together with state partners such as the Texas Motor Freight Association, helps to further reduce truck crashes, truck accident fatalities, and injuries on our nation’s highways.

Traveling to Austin can mean using the Austin Bergstrom International Airport, located southeast of the city center. Amtrak‘s Texas Eagle Line provides Austin with service from Chicago to San Antonio and Greyhound also serves the city. Capital Metro is the city’s public bus network. Austin is located on several major freeways. I-35 connects Austin to San Antonio and Dallas; US 290 connects Austin to Houston. Within the city, I-35 and Loop 1 (also called the MoPac Expressway) are the two major north-south expressways. There is one major east-west freeway in Austin: US 290 West-Texas Highway 71.

For a free consultation with our Austin truck accident lawyers, call (888) 493-1629. We're ready to listen to your story and start fighting for the answers that you deserve.

Common Questions

  • How is fault determined in a truck accident in Texas?

    Fault in Texas truck accidents is determined based on the concept of "negligence." This means proving that the other party acted carelessly or recklessly, leading to the accident. Evidence such as police reports, witness statements, trucking company records, and data from electronic logging devices can be crucial. Texas follows a "modified comparative negligence" rule, meaning you can recover damages only if you're found to be less than 51% at fault for the accident.
  • Why should I hire an Austin truck accident attorney?

    Truck accident cases can be complex due to the involvement of multiple parties, including trucking companies, insurance companies, and regulatory agencies. An experienced attorney can navigate these complexities, gather and analyze evidence, and advocate on your behalf to ensure you receive fair compensation. Additionally, attorneys understand the tactics insurance companies use to minimize payouts and can negotiate effectively to protect your interests.
  • Can I still recover compensation if I was partially at fault for the truck accident?

    Yes, under Texas's modified comparative negligence rule, you can still recover compensation if you were less than 51% at fault for the accident. However, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you're found to be 20% at fault and the total damages are $100,000, you would be able to recover 80% of the damages, or $80,000.
  • What makes truck accident cases different from car accident cases?

    Truck accident cases are more complex than typical car accident cases due to factors like the size and weight of commercial trucks, federal and state regulations governing the trucking industry, and the severe injuries often involved. Additionally, trucking companies have their own legal teams and insurance, making it crucial to have an experienced attorney who can level the playing field.
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