Semi Truck Accident Lawyer in Austin, TX

A 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.

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.

Our Process

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.

  • 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?

These and many other questions and the answers that we pursue are key to the proper prosecution of a trucking accident case.


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.


Check out our clients’ testimonials, such as this one:

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 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.

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.

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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!!!

Adel (Client)