Austin Truck Driver Error Attorneys

Negligence and Distraction in Truck Accidents

Truck drivers have to maintain focus for mile after mile. They are often hurrying to meet deadlines. Many truck drivers drive as though they own the road. And Austin has some of the highest traffic congestion in the U.S.

In Texas alone, there are nearly 6,000 truck accidents resulting in injury or death each year, according to U.S. Department of Transportation. Truck driver error plays a role in a high percentage of those accidents.

Austin accident attorney Ted Lorenz has handled dozens of truck accidents. He is skilled at identifying truck driver negligence in pursuit of compensation for the injured. Contact us today for prompt investigation and aggressive representation.

Truck Driver Error as a Cause of Truck Crashes

Our lawyers handle 18-wheeler accidents and any accidents involving large trucks or commercial vehicles. We have a professional investigator on staff and ready access to accident reconstruction specialists to help prove liability. Coupled with accounts from victims and witnesses, we work to show how the driver was at fault:

  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
  • Driver fatigue
  • Tailgating or failure to judge stopping distance
  • Cell phone use and other distracted driving
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Running a stoplight or stop sign
  • Pulling into traffic or backing up

Negligent Hiring and Training

Bad driving habits and truck driver errors in crisis situations can often be traced back to hiring practices. We look into the trucker's driving history and criminal record, as well as valid Class A licensure and level of training for operating a tractor-trailer or big truck. Did the employer do a background check? Has this driver had other accidents or a string of traffic violations?

Justice for the Victims

Once we establish truck driver error or trucking company negligence, we focus on appropriate damages for the injuries. We welcome cases such as back injury or soft tissue injury, as well as permanent injuries or death. Our goal is full and fair compensation for medical bills and future care, lost earnings, disability, and pain and suffering.

Call us day or night at 877-LORENZ2 (877-567-3692) for a free consultation. We charge no fees or expenses unless we recover compensation for our clients.