I-35 is a main north-south corridor for Austinites and visitors passing through the Austin area. It is also a main trucking route for trucks traveling to and from Mexico to other parts of the United States. Especially during rush hour and around holidays, I-35 can be clogged with truck traffic and smaller vehicles alike. While automobile accidents of any kind are dangerous, accidents involving trucks can be especially devastating because of the size and weight of these vehicles.
Trucking accidents can occur suddenly without warning, giving other drivers little time to react to a trucking malfunction or driver error. If you have been involved in a trucking accident, you are likely suffering from severe injuries and damages to your vehicle. Experienced injury attorney Vic Feazell can fight to hold trucking companies accountable and will work to get you the compensation that you may deserve.
Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
Trucking accidents can be caused by a number of possible errors, including:
- Defective brakes or other defective parts
- Improperly maintained equipment, such as bald tires or worn out brakes
- Loading trucks to the weight limit, making them top heavy and unstable
- Sending inexperienced drivers alone on long drives or into hazardous weather
- Allowing drivers with alcohol and drug problems to operate trucks
If you have been involved in an accident with a truck due to a truck malfunction or driver error, the trucking company or driver may be liable. A personal injury lawyer with experience in trucking accidents can fight to protect your interests and get you the compensation that you deserve for injuries and damages.
Trucks that violate safety regulations can create hazardous driving situations and are a danger to all road users. Don’t let unsafe driving go unpunished. For sound legal advice and assistance with your trucking accident case, please contact the experienced Austin truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. today at 877-948-4842.