truck accident

Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
in Austin, Texas

A semi-truck accident is like no other wreck. When an 80,000 lbs. semi-truck hits a 3500 lbs passenger vehicle, the passenger vehicle loses every time.

Texas is #1 in the entire United States in fatalities due to trucking accidents. We believe that these professional drivers who are driving for big truck companies must be held to a higher standard if they are to be sharing our roadways and highways with us and our families.

You need an experienced semi-truck accident lawyer

The insurance companies that insure big truck companies and that insure the Mom and Pop truck companies are not in the business of insurance because they like to pay out compensation.

Indeed, they try to do anything that they can to not pay out the true value of claims. Often times they will hold out offers that look like a lot of money, but due to huge hospital bills and needed treatment in the future for truck accident victims, these seemingly large sums are really quite meager.

If the truck insurance company gives you a take-it-or-leave-it offer, then what can you do? You need a trial lawyer. Not just a lawyer that does personal injury, but a lawyer that knows how to try a trucking case.

The great equalizer between the little guy and the trucking companies, their attorneys, and their insurance companies is the 7th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and your Right to a Trial by a Jury of Your Peers. You need an experienced trial lawyer that has the resources, the ability, and the passion for law to pursue truck accidents like no other.

That is what we offer you at Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C.

Holding Truck Companies Accountable For Fatal Crashes

Nothing is more devastating or senseless than losing a family member due to someone else’s negligence. When a tired or impaired truck driver puts himself behind the wheel of an 80,000 pound vehicle and kills someone, a whole family is thrown into grief, uncertainty and mourning.

At Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C., we represent families who have lost loved ones in fatal semi truck accidents. In Texas, family members of fatal truck accident victims are entitled to seek compensation for:

  • Wages that your family member could have earned
  • Medical expenses your family member incurred prior to death
  • Burial and funeral expenses
  • Loss of consortium for a spouse
  • Loss of parental guidance for a child
  • Conscious pain and suffering of the deceased
  • Loss of the relationship between family members and the deceased

In Our Clients’ Words

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)

Our Process For Semi-truck Accident Cases

We use an expert reconstruction team to gain a full understanding of why your accident happened.

Our accident reconstruction team pursues many questions and answers key to the proper prosecution of your trucking accident case. Some questions we seek answers to include:

  • Is it because of a tread separation of one or more tires?
  • Is it that the truck had faulty brakes or brake lines?
  • Was the truck suffering from driver fatigue and driving over the legal hours of operation?
  • What other Federal and State Safety Law did the truck driver ignore?
  • What Federal and State Safety Law did the trucking company ignore?
  • Was the driver of the 18-wheeler rig qualified to drive?
  • Did the trucking company properly train their driver or did they simply just give him an 80,000 lbs. Tractor trailer and send him off on our roadways?
  • Was it a lack of supervision that caused this 18-wheeler wreck?

We know where to look and what questions and documents to get that will explain the question, “WHY DID THIS ACCIDENT HAPPEN?” It is not always apparent why a truck accident occurs.

We hold truck drivers and the trucking companies that put them onour roadways accountable for the mayhem, carnage, and negligence that result from their carelessness.

You need an experienced attorney in trucking cases on your side. Not all personal injury lawyers know how a trucking crash is different from regular a car accident. We do.

We handle truck accidents and other commercial vehicle accident claims for people throughout Austin and the rest of Texas. If you think you have been injured due to a truck accident, reach out to the law office of Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C.

About Leonard B. Gabbay

Leonard B. Gabbay’s 25 years of legal experience has been recognized by multiple local and national associations. Len was a Best of Austin Critics’ Pick in 1995 by the Austin Chronicle. He has been recognized for 5 consecutive years as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. He has also won multiple awards from Avvo Inc., including “Clients’ Choice for Trucking Accidents” in 2012, and a “Superb Lawyer 10” from 2012-2014. Len has also been named a Top Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell® in 2013, and was awarded the title of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® from 2005-2015.

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Contact Us For A Semi Truck Accident 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.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.