Fatal Truck Accidents

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 recover compensation.

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.