Truck Accidents

Involved in a Truck Accident?

Few things are more terrifying than getting into an accident with a big rig truck. Commercial trucks can weigh as much as 40 tons when loaded to full federal capacity, an amount that can do considerable damage in a crash, especially when travelling at highway speeds.

Victims of truck accidents have been known to suffer catastrophic injuries ranging from broken bones to brain trauma and spinal cord injuries.

If you have been involved in a trucking accident in the Austin area, do not hesitate to learn what an attorney from our team can do for you.

Federal Trucking Regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates every aspect of the commercial trucking business, from the maintenance and operation of vehicles to the training and testing of commercial truck drivers. Truck drivers who are negligent in complying with these regulations can cause accidents due to poor maintenance, intoxication, or distracted or tired driving.

Trucking companies can also be responsible for an accident if they failed to properly train a driver or perform a background check before allowing the driver behind the wheel. Melendez Law Firm can help you file a claim against a negligent driver, company, or both in order to obtain compensation for your accident.

Damages Caused in Truck Accidents

Due to the nature of most truck accidents, victims can suffer from serious personal injury and other damages. Common injuries resulting from truck accidents can include:

  • Seat belt injuries
  • Air bag injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Brain trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries

Extreme cases may even result in burn injuries from a car fire or amputation injuries from an underride collision or rollover accident. No matter how serious your case may seem, Melendez Law Firm has the experience and determination to make sure that you are properly compensated.

Speak with a Lawyer

Waiting to retain an attorney after a serious accident of any kind can only damage your chances of obtaining a fair recovery. After a truck accident, it is in your best interest to hire an attorney and file your claim as soon as possible. The Texas statute of limitations requires you to file such claims within two years of your accident.

Melendez Law Firm has more than 25 years of combined experience and is more than capable of helping you recover the full amount of your damages. We can investigate your case to gather evidence and prove that your collision was the result of a negligent driver, trucking company, or both. We offer a free case evaluation, so you have nothing to lose by speaking directly with an attorney from our firm about your case. Contact our firm at your earliest convenience for more information!

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