Fatal Truck Accident Lawyer in Austin
Was Your Family Member Killed in a Fatal Trucking Accident?
The commercial trucking industry is the backbone of the American economy,
which is why large trucks are a common sight on Texas highways. Whether
they are transporting oil from a Texas oilfield or fruit from a faraway
state, we rely on them to transport goods efficiently. Unfortunately,
the high number of trucks on our roadways has a downside: an increased
risk of fatal accidents. This is especially true in cases of
truck driver fatigue and trucking company negligence.
If you have lost a family member in a fatal trucking accident, it is important
to consult an Austin wrongful death attorney from The Stewart Law Firm,
PLLC as soon as possible. Our team can help you ensure that the cause
of your accident is thoroughly investigated. Upon determination that truck
driver or trucking company negligence is to blame for your accident, we
can help you fight for fair compensation under the law. Call us now for
a free initial consultation.
Was your loved one killed in a truck accident? Let The Stewart Law Firm,
PLLC fight for the compensation you deserve!
Contact our office to find out how we can put decades of legal experience to work for you.
How You Can Seek Justice for the Loss of Your Loved One
When a truck hits a smaller vehicle, the likelihood of a fatality is significantly
higher than a normal car accident because of the difference in weight,
size, and height between the two vehicles. When fatalities occur, the
family of the decedent can be left with unexpected expenses, such as medical
expenses and funeral bills, in addition to the emotional loss that has
been suffered. In such cases, families have the option of seeking compensation in a
wrongful death lawsuit.
By filing a wrongful death suit, family members can seek compensation for:
- Loss of decedent's future income and support
- Decedent's medical and funeral expenses
- Loss of love and companionship of decedent
- Loss of decedent's pension or other benefits
- Punitive damages (if the conduct was reckless)
Wrongful death lawsuits seek to compensate certain family members for the
loss of their loved one due to the negligence of another party. Negligence-related
truck accidents are just one example of when such a lawsuit is appropriate. Virtually
any type of fatal motor vehicle accident caused by the carelessness or
neglect of a person qualifies as a wrongful death. However, in most cases,
only the victim's spouse, children and parents will be eligible to
The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC Is Here to Help – Contact Us Today!
With the recent oil boom in Texas, there are more trucks traveling across
our highways than ever before. Although it has brought economic prosperity
to many, a good number of these truck drivers are poorly trained and pressured
by trucking companies to violate safety regulations in the name of maximizing
profits. This has put countless motorists at a needless risk of harm.
If your family member was killed by a negligent truck driver in Austin,
you deserve to be compensated.
Our firm can help you seek justice! Call us today at (512) 271-5112 for a
free case evaluation.