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Austin, TX Truck Accident Lawyer

Trucking is an industry that allows companies to transport goods across our great state and nation. When driving on roads and highways, you’ve likely had to share the lanes with large trucks that tower over your regular motor vehicle. This can be intimidating, even when you know that truck drivers have more training and certifications than regular drivers.

But that doesn’t mean they can’t make mistakes. When a truck driver or another party causes a wreck that inflicts injuries and other damages for you, you could use the help of an Austin, TX truck accident lawyer from Buckingham & Vega Law Firm. You’re likely suffering from catastrophic injuries that could change your life, which is why we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact us or fill out the form to tell us about your potential case and a personal injury lawyer will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Our Results Make a Difference

Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

  • Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

  • $16 Million Truck Accident

    Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.

  • $14 Million Dram Shop Liability

    Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.

  • 13 Million Truck Accident

    Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.

  • 13 Million Work Injury

    Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.

Texas Semi Truck Accident Statistics

When it comes to tractor trailers, they’re more likely to cause fatal accidents with regular sized passenger vehicles because their size and weight are much larger than other cars. According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), large trucks are up to 30 times heavier than regular cars, which causes accidents between the two to often be catastrophic.

In these collisions, the occupants of passenger vehicles are in more danger of suffering severe injuries and dying. IIHS reports that in fatal semi wrecks, 67 percent of fatalities are the passengers of regular vehicles, and 16 percent of the deaths are the truck drivers. While tractor trailer crashes are dangerous for everyone, they’re significantly more fatal for the people in normal cars.

In Texas, there were 546 total fatal wrecks involving Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV), and 616 deaths resulting from those accidents. On top of that, there were over 3,000 crashes causing injuries, and nearly 5,000 injuries reported from those collisions. In Travis County alone, there were 17 fatalities and 146 injuries.

Being around commercial trucks can be extremely intimidating, especially knowing how dangerous an accident can be if a truck driver loses control. Even if you’re extra careful around them, you still could end up in a collision with a semi. When that happens, our Austin, TX truck accident attorney is here to help you.

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