Austin Dump Truck Accident Attorneys
Handling Complex & Serious Injury Claims
Dump trucks are powerful, heavy vehicles that carry loose materials like gravel, soil, or sand in an open container with a hinge mechanism allows the driver to tilt the container to dump the load. Dump trucks can cause significant damage in a crash. They are hard to see around, so the driver needs to make the effort to check the blind spot when backing up to avoid hitting a worker, pedestrian, cyclist, or another vehicle. In addition, if the driver does not check behind the truck carefully before dumping the load, the material can fall on a person, causing serious injury.
Dump trucks are often involved in construction accidents, but they can also cause serious injury or death to others when they are involved in accidents. At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we represent victims of dump truck accidents and collisions. Our Austin dump truck accident attorneys have extensive trial experience and, while we strive for swift and fair settlements for our clients, we are not afraid to take your case to court if necessary. We are committed to securing the maximum compensation you are owed.
For a free, no-obligation consultation, call (512) 400-3278 or contact us online. We are available 24/7 and can come to you if your injuries prevent you from coming to our office.
What Causes Dump Truck Accidents?
Though they are relatively rare, dump truck accidents are far more common than most people realize. Unfortunately, the most common cause of these devastating accidents is negligence. Whether a truck driver failed to check for people before dumping the load or was required to drive beyond the legal hours-of-service limits, this negligence can lead to catastrophic injuries and fatalities.
Some of the most common causes of dump truck accidents include:
- Truck driver carelessness/inattention
- Distracted driving, including texting while driving
- Truck drivers driving while drunk/intoxicated
- Speeding and/or reckless driving
- Fatigued driving
- Hours-of-service rule violations
- Overloaded or improperly loaded trucks
- Defective truck design
- Tire defects and other parts defects
- Dangerous road construction/design
This list is not exhaustive; there are many other factors that can contribute to a dump truck accident or collision. In some cases, truck drivers may do everything right but are unable to avoid a collision due to the actions of another driver or third party. At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we can thoroughly investigate your claim and work with accident reconstruction experts in order to determine exactly what caused the accident—and who is liable.
Dump truck accidents can result from stressful working conditions. When combined with the hazardous debris that these vehicles hold, it can result in a very disastrous situation for all involved. Those factors are also what makes it difficult to determine liability.
Here are some of the issues that you might consider when evaluating who is responsible for the accident:
Was the driver acting responsibly?
Was the driver’s employer negligent?
Is the truck driver an independent contractor?
What insurance policies are involved?
Fighting for the Maximum Compensation You Are Owed
Because dump trucks are often carrying large amounts of materials, sometimes including dangerous substances, they tend to cause extensive damage when they collide with other vehicles and objects along the road. Those involved in the collision may be exposed to harmful or toxic materials. Survivors often suffer catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. And, far too often, victims of dump truck collisions are killed in the impact.
At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we understand the immense impact such an accident has—not only on victims but on their loved ones and family members as well. Our goal is to secure the maximum compensation you need for your medical expenses, lost income/wages, lost earning ability, pain, suffering, emotional distress, and other damages. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, both in settlements and jury verdicts. Our attorneys are ready to fight for you and your recovery after a truck accident, such as a dump truck accident in Austin.
Call us today at (512) 400-3278 for a free consultation. There is no fee unless we win your case.
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