Pursuing Compensation For Truck Accident Victims

Determining and asserting fault in a truck crash claim will not be easy. The truck driver, the trucking company and the company’s insurance provider are all motivated to thwart liability. If they do readily accept the blame, which is rare, the settlement offered may fall far short of covering all of the costs you have incurred because of your injuries.

A Knowledgeable And Experienced Lawyer On Your Side

You need a knowledgeable attorney on your side to investigate the circumstances surrounding the truck accident and make a strong case for a reward that addresses all of your medical and financial needs. At the Austin law office of Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C., we have more than 20 years of experience and a reputation for results in complex cases like these.

Mr. Gabbay was professional, to the point, extremely honest and on top of that he was very compassionate and truly cared about our situation. These are traits that most lawyers we have met just don’t have. Throughout the entire year long process Mr. Gabbay and his team were always on top of every detail and were always looking out for our best interest. Leonard Gabbay and team, thank you for making what could have been a bad experience a truly pleasurable one. We were blessed to have met you and your staff.

Mr. & Mrs. Persaud, clients

We handle truck wrecks and other commercial vehicle accident claims for people throughout Texas, including those who have been hurt in Eagle Ford Shale-area accidents.

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Your medical needs always come first. Make sure you get prompt medical attention from a doctor you trust after a truck accident. Next, speak with an attorney — especially before an insurance adjuster has sought statements from you. We can handle the legal details of your case, including gathering crucial medical and financial records, while you focus on getting better. We may be able to also get you punitive damages in these cases.

A Web Of Insurance Issues

One of the major distinctions between car accident claims and truck accident claims is the role that the insurance company plays. While some truck companies are insured by large insurance companies, others are self-insured. One of the reasons truck companies choose to self-insure is because it allows them to set their own rules, particularly in terms of the drivers they hire. In other words, they may be free to hire drivers that may be considered high-risk, drivers that an insurance company would not allow them to hire. When the driver in a truck accident works for a self-insured trucking company, there are unique insurance issues that need to be addressed.

Our knowledge of claims and insurance issues means we know how to navigate the web of insurance issues that can arise in truck accident claims.

Standing Up To Strong Opponents

Truck companies and their insurers, if they are not self-insured, have a great deal of resources at their disposal. In the event of an 18-wheeler wreck, they will marshal their resources in an attempt to avoid paying compensation to the victim. It is not unusual to see them have people at the scene of the wreck while it is still being cleaned up. They will gather evidence and have their team of adjusters, lawyers and others get to work immediately.

Having spent so many years handling these claims, we respect the strength of our opponents but counter it with strength of our own. We know the laws and we know that, at the end of the day, the negligent party should pay. We have seen our opponents’ tactics, and we know how to overcome those tactics in order to achieve meaningful results.

Causes Of Tractor-Trailer Wrecks

With a thorough investigation, we will work to understand the cause of the truck crash. Some of the common causes include:

Contact Us For A Free Truck Wreck Consultation

Our AV Preeminent-rated* law firm is dedicated to helping you through all aspects of personal injury and wrongful death claims that arise from tractor-trailer accidents.

Call us at 512-472-0404 today. You can also reach us by email if you prefer. The consultation is free and we handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. You only have to pay if your 18-wheeler accident claim is a success.

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*Leonard B. Gabbay was recognized in Texas Monthly in 2014, 2015, and 2016 as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service).
**Leonard B. Gabbay has been recognized as a “Clients’ Choice for Trucking Accidents” in 2012 by Avvo Inc.
***Leonard B. Gabbay has been recognized as a “Superb Lawyer 10” by Avvo Inc. from 2012-2014
****Leonard B. Gabbay was a Best of Austin Critics’ Pick in 1995 by the Austin Chronicle
*****Leonard B. Gabbay was named a Texas Top Lawyer in 2013 by Martindale-Hubbell®
******Leonard B. Gabbay has been named an AV Preeminent for 2005-2015 designated by Martindale Hubbell a Lexis Nexis company.

In Our Clients’ Words

Len was referred to me by a friend. I didn’t know him at all before meeting him and was very apprehensive toward attorneys in general. Len immediately put me at rest. He is very compassionate, ethical and handles himself with the utmost of integrity. He worked very hard on my case and was clear and up front with me every step of the way. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He is an extraordinary attorney!!!

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