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Austin Truck Accident Frequently Asked Questions

It’s important to understand your legal options after suffering an injury in a truck accident. The aftermath is all but certain to have left you with a number of questions on how you should proceed. Answered below are some of the Austin truck accident frequently asked questions we receive on a regular basis.

 

What if I don’t think I was injured in my truck accident?

Whether you think you were injured or not, you should always immediately seek medical attention after a truck crash. Many injuries are not apparent right after a crash, and symptoms may take weeks to develop.

 

What kind of evidence do I need for my truck accident claim?

Make certain to speak with any witnesses on the scene and collect their contact information. Always call law enforcement so that an accident report can be filed. In addition, take photographs and document any pertinent information relating to the truck accident.

 

Should I talk to insurance companies after my truck crash?

You’ll need to contact your own insurance company but always speak to us first. Do not speak to the truck driver’s or trucking company’s insurance company or attorney. They will try to use your statement against you, so let us handle all communications with them on your behalf.

 

Who can be sued in a Texas truck accident?

The driver of the truck may not own it, opening the door for more than one personal injury lawsuit. The driver, trucking company, parts manufacturer, owner of the cargo, maintenance company, or even a government entity could be to blame.

 

Who controls the laws and regulations about commercial trucking in Texas?

Truck companies and their drivers must abide by federal regulations governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In addition, there are strict Texas state laws and local regulations to keep drivers and passengers on the roads safe.

 

What damages can be recovered from a truck accident?

If someone else was at fault for your truck crash, you may recover damages for medical expenses (current and future), lost wages and future income, physical impairment, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment, and for the wrongful death of a family member.

 

What if a lost load caused my truck accident?

Lost loads can leave cargo in the road that cause accidents long after the trucker has left the scene. The driver may not even realize what’s happened. You can collect damages from the party responsible for securing the load or from the restraint manufacturer if they were defective.

 

Trust an Austin Truck Accident Attorney

The Austin truck accident lawyers from Colley & Colley, LLP understand what you are going through and have successfully helped thousands of accident victims recover compensation for their injuries.

With knowledge and experience, an Austin truck accident lawyer from Colley & Colley, LLP will aggressively fight on your behalf. Call us at 512-477-2001 for a free consultation or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.