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Austin Truck Accident Lawyer

The trusted attorneys at Hilliard Law are passionate about helping truck accident victims in Austin and the surrounding areas pursue the justice they deserve.

Semi-truck on side of road

Many residents of Austin have seen their fair share of motor vehicle accidents on Texas’ roads and highways. Semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are considerably larger and heavier than cars, making truck accidents especially devastating for victims. Truck accident injuries are often severe, leaving victims to contend with a long and painful recovery period. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you have the legal right to pursue a personal injury claim to recover damages for the losses you have endured.

Our experienced team of lawyers is familiar with all aspects of Texas personal injury law. We are dedicated to doing everything in our power to help our clients recover the maximum compensation for their losses.

Types of Truck Accidents We Handle in Austin, Texas

The unique shape and size of large trucks often create accidents with which many Texas drivers may be unfamiliar. The skilled attorneys at Hilliard Law have experience handling cases with a wide variety of truck accidents, including the following:

  • Jackknife accidents: If a semi-truck makes a sudden stop, its trailer may swing wide, forming a right angle with the cab. The sweeping motion of the trailer may cause severe, multi-car accidents that often result in catastrophic injuries or death.
  • Wide turn accidents: Truck drivers frequently swing their vehicles in the opposite direction just before taking a turn. If the driver fails to check their surroundings before making a wide turn, they could easily collide with other vehicles on the road.
  • Roll-over accidents: When a driver loses control of their truck, the massive vehicle could flip onto its side. This lack of control is often the result of the driver’s negligent behavior, such as drinking and driving.
  • Lost load accidents: Improperly secured loads can come unfastened at high speeds, becoming lethal projectiles to others on the road.

Truck accidents can have a variety of causes, from manufacturer defects to driver negligence. When you retain our services, we will conduct a full investigation into your case to determine the cause of your accident and who should be held liable for your losses. Our attorneys are dedicated to taking a personalized approach to every case to help ensure each client’s unique needs are addressed.

Damages You May Be Eligible to Receive Through a Truck Accident Claim

Injuries from truck accidents tend to be severe and may result in significant physical, emotional, and financial stress. Through a truck accident claim, you can pursue damages for your expenses and other losses. Some of the damages your truck accident attorney may be able to help you pursue include the following:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Significant disfigurement or disability
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

An experienced truck accident attorney from Hilliard Law can help accident victims seek the monetary compensation they need to recoup their losses. Accepting the first settlement offer from the insurance company may not cover the full extent of your losses, leaving victims to fund their recoveries out of pocket. Your attorney can negotiate with the insurance company to help ensure you are compensated fairly.

Discuss Your Case with a Knowledgeable Truck Accident Attorney Today

If you have been injured in a trucking accident in Austin, Texas, a seasoned legal professional can help you fight for justice. At Hilliard Law our team of experienced attorneys is passionate about defending truck accident victims’ rights and interests. Our award-winning team has 36 years of experience handling a wide range of personal injury cases in the U.S. and Mexico. 

To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with a trusted personal injury attorney, call us today at (866) 927-3420  or complete our online   contact form today.

Real Results ReaL Justice

  • $50
    Million Settlement
    Wrongful Death

    In September 2021, Hilliard Law attorneys secured a $50 Million settlement for the family of a man who died in a commercial trucking accident.

  • $21.5
    Million Verdict
    Distracted Driving Accident

    Mr. Hilliard was the lead trial attorney in a case involving a woman who was injured in a two-vehicle accident. The driver of the second car, an employee of Coca-Cola, was talking on her cell phone at the time of the accident.

  • $20
    Million Settlement
    Catastrophic Injury

    After a week of trial, a $20 Million settlement was reached on behalf of a man who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury and back injury resulting from a commercial motor vehicle rollover crash caused by defective road construction conditions.

  • $7.5
    Million Settlement
    Rear-End Accident

    Hilliard Law recovered $7.5M for a client who sustained significant injuries after being rear-ended by a commercial truck.

  • $6
    Million Settlement
    Truck Accident

    Hilliard Law attorneys achieved a $6M settlement for a man who sustained serious injuries after being struck by an 18-wheeler.

  • $1.375
    Million Verdict
    Catastrophic Injury

    In 2019, Hilliard Law attorneys won a $1.375M jury for a man who sustained serious injuries in an automobile accident. This was a 2019 Top 100 Verdict.

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Texas Trucking Accident?

Determining liability in a truck accident is not always a simple task because these crashes do not just involve the truck driver. However, knowing who may be liable for the accident is critical to the success of your claim. Your lawyer will work with you to understand every aspect of your case so you can pursue justice from the parties responsible for your injuries. A few parties that may bear liability for your accident include the following:

  • The truck driver
  • Cargo loaders
  • The trucking company
  • Manufacturers

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, more than one party may be liable for the truck accident and your subsequent injuries. Cases with multiple liable parties can be legally complex, so it is in your best interest to retain the services of a skilled attorney. Your attorney may be able to work to uncover all liable parties and hold them accountable for their negligence.

Real Clients. Real Stories. Real Justice. Tell Us Your Story

It’s our mission to hold the powerful accountable for their wrongdoing. Reach out to our team immediately regarding your case to schedule a free attorney consultation today.