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I-35 is one of the nation’s busiest shipping routes. Every day thousands of trucks and 18-wheelers haul goods through San Antonio and Austin on their way to the rest of the nation, interacting alongside everyday business commuters and families traveling to and from. This means that our little stretch of I-35 is extremely dangerous for drivers because of the high density traffic and differential between size and speed of all vehicles on the road.  There is more than one type of precious cargo out there, and falling victim to a large truck or semi in an accident can have serious impacts on one’s life and well being.

Colley & Colley, LLP won a $1.6 Million settlement against trucking companies for negligence in an accident which resulted in death.

Truck accidents are a common occurrence along the I-35 corridor as well as many other highways and large roadways in the central Texas hill country. When you’re in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you could suffer serious injuries that require extended hospital stays, expensive surgeries and long-term rehabilitation.  Their sheer size and speed could easily pin or crush a fellow commuting vehicle within seconds.  After being involved in such a sudden and serious accident you may be unable to work and collect the wages you need to live. Or even worse, you may have suffered from severe trauma to the spine or brain that leaves you permanently debilitated.

Some of the most common causes of a large truck accident are:

  • Failure to check blind spots 
  • Traveling well over the speed limit
  • Entering or Exiting the highway at high speeds
  • Distractions behind the wheel 
  • Tiredness while driving
  • Equipment Failure

Truckers are usually shipping between states on very tight schedules which puts them at an easy temptation to push the amount of hours they can safely operate their truck.  It is when a trucker becomes negligent of their responsibilities to safety on the road that a poor innocent commuter could fall victim to a serious accident.

Get the Compensation You Deserve

Many truck accidents are caused by negligent truck operators. You may have been hit by a truck driver who was too tired to be driving or driving over the speed limit, or the company owning the truck failed to make sure the equipment was properly inspected and functioning.  At such high speeds and containing so much weight and power, should an air brake or anti-brake lock system fail to engage an innocent and unsuspecting person in traffic could fall victim to an awful accident.

With trucks taking up such a large portion of the road when they move, having such a higher and wider view of all upcoming obstacles, and expected to be operated by trained professionals trusted to oversee all the large semi’s functions and capabilities, they easily assume liability and responsibility when co-commuting alongside smaller defenseless drivers and vehicles.

If you have been in an accident caused by a negligent truck driver, you may be entitled to compensation.  Medical bills, time spent off work, damages done to your vehicle and person property, all deserve to be paid for and losses recouped.  It’s also a justifiable compensation to cope with the mental toll being involved in a near-death accident such as a trucking accident.  However, trying to receive compensation from a large trucking company on your own may be difficult, if not impossible.  Most corporations and large businesses are well equipped with a team of lawyers who simple give individual victims the runaround and cold shoulder.

At Colley & Colley, LLP, we have the experience you need to fight and win your case.  Our firm has seen countless trucking accidents, dealing with all different types of victims and companies responsible for them.  Each one of these cases are unique, however they all have a similar factor in that a large truck was mishandled and created an injured victim.  Our legal advisers know what it takes to get just compensation for our victims out of both the drivers and the companies who are both in some facet liable.

Paul Colley Jr. has been successfully representing Texas personal injury victims for over 30 years, earning him a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating of 5.0 out of 5.0. He’s also an avid motorcycle rider and knows firsthand how dangerous driving can be in Texas. He has the experience and the compassion you need to win your case against a large trucking company.

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When you’ve been hurt or injured in a truck accident, you need an Austin truck accident lawyer. Contact Colley & Colley, LLP to set up a free consultation today.  You could be eligible for justified compensation for your personal injuries, medical expenses, damages to property, and even loss of well-being.

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