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Austin Truck Accident Attorneys - What Compensation is Available to Victims

The Texas Department of Transportation reports that there were 38,621 commercial motor vehicle crashes in 2022, which includes 18-wheelers, cargo trucks, etc. Accidents involving these big trucks often result in serious injuries for the drivers and passengers involved and significant damage to vehicles as well. In that same year, there were sadly 487 fatal injury trucking accidents across the state of Texas.

If you or someone you love has been involved in a Texas 18 wheeler accident and are looking to pursue Austin truck accident compensation, look no further than the trusted personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw. Our team has decades of experience handling similar car crash cases, and will fight hard on behalf of victims and their families. Read on to learn more, and call 800-862-1260 to schedule your FREE CASE REVIEW to discuss the specifics of your case.

Recent Austin-Area Trucking Accidents
  • Feb 2024: A fatal big-rig crash occurred on State Highway 45 where one person was killed and another sustained minor injuries.
  • Jan 2024: A multi-vehicle collision involving an 18 wheeler was reported on North I-35. A car was pinned underneath the semi-truck, which later caught on fire.
  • Dec 2023: A northbound I-35 crash involving an 18 wheeler and a pickup truck claimed the life of the pickup truck driver.

These are just a few examples highlighting the unfortunate reality of truck accidents in and around Austin TX. If you've been injured in an Austin truck accident involving an 18-wheeler, contact an experienced Austin truck accident lawyer, such as those at Carabin Shaw, to discuss your legal options immediately.

If your loved one passed due to a truck accident or complications from one, our firm also has experience representing clients dealing with wrongful death claims.

Types of Compensation Available in Texas Truck Accidents

Texas law allows victims of truck accidents to seek compensation for various damages through personal injury lawsuits. These categories include, but are not limited to:

(This information can be found in Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 41.001)

  1. Medical Expenses: This covers past, present, and future medical costs associated with your injuries, including:
    • Hospital stays
    • Doctor visits
    • Surgeries
    • Medication
    • Rehabilitation therapy
  2. Lost Wages: You can recover compensation for income lost due to your injuries, including salary, bonuses, and commissions.
  3. Loss of Earning Capacity: If your injuries permanently impact your ability to work, you can recover compensation for future lost income.
  4. Pain and Suffering: This encompasses physical pain, mental anguish, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life caused by your injuries.
  5. Property Damage: This covers repairs or replacement of your damaged vehicle and personal belongings.
  6. Punitive Damages: In rare cases, if the truck driver's actions were deemed "gross negligence" or "reckless disregard" for safety, punitive damages may be awarded to punish and deter similar behavior.

While understanding the types of compensation available after a truck accident is important, navigating the legal complexities alone can be overwhelming. Someone without extensive experience in personal injury law is unable to identify all possible sources and avenues of compensation. The truck accident lawyers in Texas at Carabin Shaw are here to fight for victims and their families to ensure they receive the maximum compensation possible.

Why Hiring an 18 Wheeler Accident Attorney is Crucial for Your Injury or Wrongful Death Case

Hiring a local lawyer is crucial due to the complexity of truck accident cases and the various parties that could be held liable. Here's why:

  • Truck accidents often involve several parties that could be responsible, including the truck driver, the trucking company, cargo owners, or even truck parts manufacturers. Identifying all potentially liable parties requires thorough investigation and legal expertise.
  • The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration governs many aspects of truck operation with detailed regulations. Understanding and applying these regulations to build a strong case is difficult without the help of a lawyer.
  • Trucking companies typically carry substantial insurance coverage, leading to high-value insurance claims. Insurance companies may vigorously defend against claims to minimize payouts, making it essential to hire an Austin 18 wheeler accident lawyer to negotiate fair compensation.

The trusted team at Carabin Shaw will investigate your crash thoroughly to find out what caused the accident. We then gather extensive evidence including witness statements, police reports, etc. We will fight for the maximum compensation you are eligible for and will negotiate with insurance companies, who may try to lowball you, on your behalf. If the insurance company won't budge, we’ll represent you in court.

Don't Wait, Get Help Now: Secure the Compensation You Deserve After an Austin Truck Accident! Call 800-862-1260 Today for a Free Consultation

At Carabin Shaw, our team of lawyers is dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation for your needs. With outstanding reviews, our firm offers a free case review to evaluate your situation and chart the best course of action. We also provide our services on a contingency-fee basis, ensuring that you only pay when we win your case.

Our staff is available 24/7 to speak with you, and we have both English and Spanish-speaking professionals ready to assist you.

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