Austin Truck Accident Attorney
Injured in a Trucking Accident? Our Firm is Available 24/7
Drivers share the road with all types of commercial trucks. Since most
of these trucks are used to haul goods throughout the region, truck drivers
are under pressure to arrive at their drop-off and pick-up locations at
a specific time. Sadly, this pressure to perform can, and does, lead to
serious trucking accidents. If you were injured in an accident that was
caused by a commercial truck driver, the Austin truck accident lawyer
at The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC is here to help.
Why should you hire the professionals at The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC?
- We work on contingency fees – no recovery, no fee!
- Our firm can take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- We are trial-tested litigators with decades of legal experience
- We’ll start your case with a FREE, no-risk case evaluation
At our firm, our truck accident attorneys in Austin are proud to provide
dedicated legal assistance to people who have been injured in semi-truck
and commercial vehicle accidents. The size of an 18-wheeler or tractor
trailer can contribute to the severity of the injuries a person sustains,
which is why truck accident victims often suffer
catastrophic injuries. We can help you seek full compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit
against the person or party responsible for your accident.
The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC is available 24/7 to review your truck accident
case – call (512) 271-5112.
We Fight to Hold Negligent Parties Accountable
Our Austin truck accident lawyer will thoroughly analyze every aspect of
your semi-truck or tractor trailer accident. We place a large emphasis
on the discovery process, investigating liable parties, and working with
experts to reconstruct the accident. Truckers and trucking companies are
required by law to follow state and federal trucking regulations.
Unfortunately, many truck accidents are caused by negligence. This includes:
- Trucking company negligence (i.e. negligent hiring)
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to comply with trucking regulations
- Driving more hours than is allowed and/or safe
- Failure to conduct routine maintenance on the truck
- Overloading the truck or failing to secure cargo
When these regulations are overlooked, innocent people can be injured.
At The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, we rely upon the professional experience
of accident reconstruction experts to identify where the negligence occurred,
as well as who is responsible in truck accident cases. Then, we stop at
nothing to recover maximum compensation for our clients.
Types of Truck Accident Cases We Handle
Our firm handles all types of truck accident claims, including those that involve:
Seek Justice for the Loss of Your Loved One After a Fatal Truck Accident
When a commercial truck hits a smaller vehicle, the likelihood of a fatality
is significantly higher 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 wrongful death. However, in most cases,
only the victim's spouse, children, and parents will be eligible to
Call The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC – Your Case Review is Free!
At The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, our truck accident attorney in Austin works
diligently to obtain justice for our wrongfully injured clients. We seek
fair and full compensation for people whose lives have been affected by
truck accidents. Our firm handles serious and catastrophic injury claims,
as well as wrongful death claims for families who have lost loved ones.
Our founding attorney, Stephen Stewart, has extensive knowledge of truck
regulations, which are issued and enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration (FMCSA). Mr. Stewart is also on the State Board
of Directors for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Texas, which means
he is experienced in holding drunk truck drivers accountable.
If you were injured in a trucking accident in Austin, please call us today
for a free consultation.