Austin 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers

18-wheeler Accident Injury Attorneys

Experienced 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers Serving Austin.

Accidents with 18-wheelers can be especially harmful and cause substantial damage to both your body and vehicle due to the size, weight, and height of 18-wheelers. If you have been injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you could be entitled to compensation. The experienced and dedicated 18-wheeler accident lawyers from RHW Law are standing by to provide a risk-free, cost-free consultation on your case, and read on to learn more about truck accidents and how an attorney can help you recover the full amount you are entitled to.

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18-Wheeler and Large Truck Accidents are Especially Dangerous and Deadly

Large trucks and buses are heavier and taller than traditional motor vehicles, and when they collide with traditional motor vehicles the likelihood of the occupants of the motor vehicle being injured or killed is much greater than for the truck driver. Being hit by an 18-wheeler can cause substantial injury to your body and significant damage to your vehicle, which demands that truck drivers exercise extra caution when driving. Large truck and bus drivers must hold commercial licenses that reflect a greater level of skill and knowledge in operating their large and especially dangerous vehicles.

Large truck and bus accidents, in 2019 in the US, were involved in:

  • 5,237 fatal accidents
  • 127,000 accidents involving injuries
  • 414,000 accidents involving property damage alone

As we’ll explore below, if a truck driver or their equipment caused an accident and you were injured, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages.

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Don’t handle your case alone! Let us stand with you as your Austin personal injury attorney. We have the experience and expertise necessary to handle your personal injury claim and ensure you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. Call us at (512) 345-0000 for a free case review, or fill out our form and a representative will be in touch shortly.

Distracted Driving Makes a Driver Liable for Accidents They Cause

One of the most common causes of accidents on the road today is distracted driving. Distracted driving is engaging in any activity while driving that takes your attention away from the road. This can include texting or talking while driving, using the in-dash display, or even speaking with a passenger. Taking the time to read one text message in a vehicle travelling at fifty-five miles per hour is the same as traveling the distance of a football field with your eyes closed. This is dangerous, and leads to many significant accidents. In fact, every day in the United States eight people are killed in crashes involving a distracted driver.

Truck drivers are required to remain while driving, and oftentimes their employers use computer technology to track whether or not they were doing so. Some trucking companies employ monitoring and surveillance equipment that can detect if a drive took their eyes off the road for even a moment, whether to read a text message or fiddle with the radio. Your experienced 18-wheeler attorney from RHW Law knows how to collect this evidence and put it to work towards achieving the best possible outcome in your case.

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Truck Drivers are Prohibited from Driving Drowsy

When a person makes the decision to get behind the wheel of a massive and heavy 18-wheeler, it is essential that they are well-rested and capable of driving without being impacted by fatigue. The issue of drowsy driving, driving when fatigued or tired, is an increasingly serious issue in the United States. In 2019 alone there were 697 people killed from drowsy-driving-related crashes. For a truck driver, it is all the more important that they be well-rested, and it is in fact legally required. Trucking companies are required to provide their employees with sufficient time off between shifts to receive adequate rest, and if they do not, they will be liable for any damages in accidents caused by the drowsy driving.

Your 18-wheeler accident attorney from RHW Law knows how to collect the evidence from the trucking company that you need to determine if the driver was fatigued. If the driver was fatigued, your attorney also knows how to collect the fullest amount of compensation possible for your injuries, and will handle the process for you every step of the way.


Your 18-Wheeler Attorney Handles the Entire Process for You from Claim to Compensation

Attempting to accurately measure your damages then learning how to pursue them can be especially difficult when you are trying to recover from your injuries and move past the accident. Collecting damages for your injuries first requires that you collect evidence to prove not only the short-term costs associated with your injuries, but also the long-term costs and expenses. To receive compensation for the symptoms of your injuries in the future, you’ll need evidence from a medical expert that covers what your symptoms are presently, and what they will develop into in the future. If your symptoms are expected to worsen and eventually keep you from earning the same amount of money as before your injury, the opinion of an occupational expert who applies your medical information to your working ability is essential.

Scheduling follow-up appointments with medical and occupational professionals to collect the evidence you need to prove your damages takes time. It requires that you know who these professionals are, and find open time in their schedules. These logistics and others are essential to collect what you are entitled to, and your local Austin 18-wheeler accident attorney from RHW Law handles the entire process for you, scheduling appointments and collecting evidence on your behalf to put together the best claim possible.

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The sooner you have a lawyer by your side helping with your 18-wheeler accident, the sooner you can rest-assured that the best possible outcome will be achieved. If we take your case, we step into your shoes and handle everything through the entire claims process through collecting your compensation.

When we take on a case, it is also important to keep in mind that you will pay nothing out-of-pocket, and owe nothing up-front, as those 18-wheeler cases that we take are accepted on contingency. We are only paid if we win your case, out of a portion of the earnings we agree upon prior to beginning.

Get started with a risk-free, no-cost consultation from RHW Law to determine options on your case: schedule a consultation today!




Who pays for my damages in an accident caused by an 18-wheeler accident?

When you are injured in an accident caused by an 18-wheeler, you will generally be collecting your damages from the insurance company of the truck driver or their employer. Companies that employ truck drivers are required to carry insurance to cover the costs of accidents and other issues. Trucking companies are also required to give their employees sufficient time off between shifts to ensure that they are well-rested and focused while driving. Your 18-wheeler accident attorney will identify which insurance companies to contact concerning your accident, and handle the entire claims process from start to finish for you, so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries while your attorney focuses on recovering the full compensation you are entitled to.


How much is my initial case consultation?

At RHW Law, we provide free initial case consultations so that we can determine whether or not your case is a fit with our firm. During your initial case consultation, we will collect information concerning the unique facts and circumstances of your 18-wheeler accident, then consider how the law and case precedent applies to them. The initial case consultation generally takes up to fifteen minutes, and at the end we’ll know whether or not yours is a case that RHW Law can provide to-notch legal representation on.


Do I have to pay anything out-of-pocket for my 18-wheeler accident lawyer?

One of the first questions or clients often ask is how much will our representation will cost out-of-pocket, and they are usually surprised to learn that the answer is nothing. If your case is taken by RHW Law, you will pay nothing out-of-pocket, ever. We take cases on contingency after providing a free intake consultation, which means that we are only paid if we win on your case, out of a portion of the earnings that we’ll agree upon before getting started. No up-front costs, no surprise fees.

What do I have to do once I have a lawyer helping on my case?

Once you have a lawyer helping on your case, you need to simply sit back and focus on recovering from your injuries while your attorney handles the rest. If you need expert opinions and follow-up appointments to collect evidence for your claim, your attorney will schedule them and then put the evidence to work in support of your case.

When should I contact an 18-wheeler accident attorney?

The time to contact an 18-wheeler lawyer is as soon as possible after you have received emergency medical care for your injuries. With 18-wheeler accidents, evidence like trucking company records and truck driver feedback is especially important to substantiate your claim. The longer you wait to contact an 18-wheeler accident lawyer, the more difficult it will be for your lawyer to collect timely and accurate evidence in support of your case.

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At Roark, Hull & Wortham Personal Injury Law Firm of Austin, we do one thing and we do it right—personal injury litigation. Our law firm represent clients and their loved ones who have been involved in auto accidents, workplace accidents, medical malpractice and other personal injury situations caused by the negligence of individuals and businesses. We have helped countless injury victims recover full and fair compensation for their personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one.

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