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Truck Accident Attorney Austin
A truck accident attorney at our Austin firm serving Georgetown, Round Rock and San Marcos can provide you or your loved one with the knowledgeable and experienced representation you deserve.
Driving is a part of everyday life. We drive daily to our jobs, our children’s schools, to shopping centers, and to a myriad of other destinations. When we drive, we share the road with a variety of vehicles, including huge big rig trucks. Truck drivers generally are careful and very aware of their surroundings. Sometimes though, because of fatigue, poor rig maintenance by the trucking company, or another reason, the driver’s rig negligently strikes another vehicle, resulting in a truck accident that can cause major damage and injuries. A Mundy Firm lawyer in Austin has the knowledge and dedication to effectively represent you when you have been the victim of a truck accident. Your Mundy Firm attorney will fight for your recovery of just compensation for both your injuries and the damage to your vehicle when you are involved in a truck accident.
To speak with a truck accident attorney, contact our office in Austin today. We offer free consultations and case evaluations.
The Dangers of Big Rig Trucks
The sheer size of a big rig truck makes it much more difficult to pilot than a normal-sized vehicle. The simple act of making a turn poses difficulties because the driver must give wide berth to curbs and sidewalks. The truck driver must rely on side mirrors when making turns to ensure that no other vehicles are in the way when the driver completes the wide arc of a turn. Unfortunately, those mirrors do not reveal everything; they have blind spots. Sometimes the driver does not see an innocent automobile driver in a blind spot and a truck accident results.
Often truck accidents occur through no fault of the driver. Because of their high center of gravity, big rig trucks are prone to rollover accidents in bad weather and because of adverse road conditions. Truck accidents can occur as a result of mechanical failure, including frightening brake failure, when the driver loses the ability to stop the moving truck. When you become involved in a truck accident, your best option is to contact a Mundy Firm attorney in Austin to learn your rights and achieve compensation for damage and injuries before speaking with the insurance companies’ adjusters who are there to help their clients – not you.
The Dangers Posed by Negligent Truck Drivers
Most truck drivers are professionals who maintain good driving records and take great care to avoid collisions. However, as in any occupation, there are some individuals among the ranks of truck drivers who take chances they should not. Regulatory laws limit the number of hours a driver may spend on the road. Because of their employer or other pressures, some drivers exceed these hours and become fatigued. A fatigued driver of an automobile is dangerous and prone to causing an auto accident; an exhausted truck driver behind the wheel of a big rig truck is an especially dangerous threat. Tired truck drivers have less control of their rigs and sometimes even fall asleep, causing truck accidents that result in severe damage and injuries.
Equally alarming are truck drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Truck drivers have been known to use stimulant drugs to keep them alert on the road. These drugs can alter the driver’s perceptions and ability to safely operate their truck, which sometimes weigh over 100,000 pounds as compared to cars which weigh 3,000 – 4,000 pounds. Because of these dangers and many others, Texas law applicable to many trucking accidents requires the truckers and their rig owners to exercise a high degree of care in the operation and maintenance of the truck. Even drowsiness or another side effect of prescription drugs can be a factor when a big rig driver becomes involved in a truck accident.
Consult a Truck Accident Lawyer – The Mundy Firm in Austin, Texas
Truck accidents often result in severe damages, significant injury, and even death because trucks are so much bigger and heavier than automobiles. If you have been the unfortunate victim of a truck accident, you deserve complete restitution for the cost of your vehicle and for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If a family member perished in the truck accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your loss. Your Mundy Firm truck accident attorney in Austin will diligently research the circumstances of the accident and wrongful death that have so severely impacted your or your loved one’s life. Your Mundy Firm attorney in Austin has the knowledge and dedication to pursue significant compensation for your injury, suffering and damages caused in an auto or truck accident.
Contact a Mundy Firm truck accident attorney in Austin for a review of your potential case. There is no fee or obligation for the initial review.