Austin 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer
Standing Up for Victims of Dangerous Truck Accidents in Texas
Were you hit by a commercial truck driver who was texting while driving, distracted, or otherwise negligent? Have you lost a loved one in a catastrophic semi-truck accident? The Law Offices of Glen F. Larson has 10+ years of experience representing clients in complex legal matters. We can assess your injury claim today and help you pursue maximum compensation from the truck driver or truck company's insurance company. We are not afraid to take on big trucking companies or organizations and stand ready to litigate for our clients in the courtroom. You need a tough, aggressive lawyer on your side during this time.
Truck Accident Statistics:
Data collected by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has indicated that annual injuries from trucking accidents has decreased by about 10% between 2016 and 2017. However, there are still a large amount of trucking accidents occurring throughout the United States and in Texas:
- In 2017 there were over 148,000 injuries from trucking accidents across the U.S.
- In the same year there were over 4,760 fatal injuries from trucking accidents nationwide
- In Texas in 2018 there were 664 fatal crashes involving a large truck (an increase from 2017)
Many of these accidents are caused by pure negligence, whether on the part of the driver, or someone else.
Common Causes of Commercial Truck Crashes
At the Law Offices of Glen F. Larson, we understand how devastating big 18-wheeler accidents can be. That is why we provide aggressive, client-focused advocacy from start to finish. When these instances of negligence or recklessness lead to a collision, the truck driver or even the truck company may be held accountable for their actions and any resulting damages.
One of our first steps after accepting your case is determining what caused the accident. We carefully review all evidence collected from the scene and may conduct our own thorough research to get the full picture.
There are a number of factors that can lead to such accidents, including:
- Wide turns
- Distracted driving (texting, talking on the phone, eating, etc.)
- Larger blind spots
- Rollovers due to speeding
- Failing to properly signal
- Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs
- Lack of proper rest breaks
- Drowsy driving
- Failing to adjust to adverse weather conditions
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Negligent hiring practices and improper training
Let Our firm Advocate for You Today! Call (512) 553-4994.
Don't settle for second-rate representation when it comes to a serious truck accident. Attorney Larson is passionate about helping injury victims recover maximum compensation following a commercial vehicle collision, motorcycle accident, or pedestrian accident. Let us put our decade of experience and insight to work on your behalf today. Our goal is to help you recover financially, physically, and emotionally from your accident.
Contact our Austin 18-wheeler accident attorney today to request a free consultation. You can reach our firm at (512) 553-4994. We're ready to hear your story.