18 Wheeler/Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Virtually every type of commercial vehicle is a regular presence on Austin’s streets. This includes everything from cargo vans to large transport trucks, also called semi-trucks, 18 wheelers, tractor-trailers, or big rigs. If you were in an accident or crash that involved a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle here in Austin, it is important that you speak with an experienced trucking accident attorney.

Unfortunately, even a low-speed crash with a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle can cause severe injuries. Having an experienced trucking accident attorney on your side in these moments is important to protecting your rights. If you need to speak with someone about a crash or accident involving a semi-truck or other large vehicle, contact Sandoval & James. We are happy to discuss your options, completely free of charge.

Every day, large cargo-laden trucks and other commercial vehicles crisscross the streets and highways of Austin, and throughout Texas. These large and heavy vehicles and their drivers share the roads with much smaller passenger cars, pickups, minivans, and motorcycles whose drivers and passengers. Even in the hands of the most experienced drivers, the size and weight of the vehicles increase the danger and risk of injury to the motorists around them. This is, of course, part of the reason the drivers of these vehicles are held to a higher standard and are required to hold a commercial driver’s license.

Too often, however, truck drivers and the companies they work for put their own interests ahead of the safety of others. This inevitably leads to accidents, with the 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles crashing into the other Austin motorists. Unfortunately for those involved and their families, catastrophic injuries and deaths often follow.

Fighting for Texas Truck Accident Victims

The Austin truck accident lawyers at Sandoval & James are all too familiar with the devastation caused by big-rig accidents – painful and permanent injuries, the loss of a dear family member, lives that will never be the same. For Texans left reeling after a tractor-trailer or commercial vehicle accident, we offer the experienced representation necessary to obtain full compensation and justice in these complex cases.

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If you were injured or lost a family member in an 18-wheeler accident, we can help you put your life back together. We recognize that you may not know what to do or where to turn for answers and assistance after such a traumatic event. We understand how hard it can be to move forward, and how much you need someone who can protect you and help you with day-to-day and long-term challenges. That’s why we’re here. That’s why so many Texans have turned to us in times of need.

Common Tragedies. Complex Cases.

Sadly, too many Americans and Texans need experienced truck accident injury lawyers. In 2016 alone, there were over 3,800 fatal truck accidents in the U.S., including 484 in Texas, the largest number of fatalities in the nation. An additional 145,000 Americans suffered injuries in large truck accidents that same year.

Many of the same factors that lead to car accidents also contribute to big-rig and commercial truck accidents, such as impaired or distracted driving and speeding. But many truck accidents also involve failures to comply with, or the deliberate violation of, federal safety laws and regulations that apply to all trucks and commercial vehicles.

Drivers and trucking companies want to make as many deliveries as possible, as quickly as possible, in order to make more money. They also want to keep their costs down to increase their profits. Unfortunately, this can lead drivers to stay on the road for too long or tempt companies to cut corners on driver training or needed repairs and maintenance. When such acts violate federal safety rules or regulations, truck owners and drivers may even falsify or alter records to hide their misconduct.

Understanding the detailed and complicated rules and regulations that govern the trucking industry can be critical in tractor-trailer accident cases. Knowing how to uncover attempts to hide their negligence and rule-breaking requires the knowledge and insights that can only come from experience. The capability, resources, and determination to hold multiple parties responsible for the damage they cause is essential if truck accident injury victims are to be made whole.

When trucking companies put profits over people, Sandoval & James hold them accountable. We provide truck and commercial vehicle accident victims throughout Texas with the tenacious advocacy and personal commitment that can help them through terrible times. We will fight relentlessly to get you and your family the full compensation you deserve.

Schedule Your Free 18-Wheeler and Commercial Vehicle Accident Consultation Today.

If you were injured in a trucking accident or an accident involving another type of commercial vehicle and want to learn more about your options and ability to recover from your injuries, feel free to contact our office to speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Call us today at 512-382-7707 or contact us online.