Trucking companies and truck drivers are required to keep their equipment in good working order. Truckers are also expected to operate them in a responsible manner, which includes only driving for a certain number of hours and obeying all traffic laws (including staying within the speed limit).
Unfortunately, many companies cut corners when it comes to maintenance, and many truckers drive at excessive speeds or operate beyond their hour limitations in order to increase profits. When this happens, it is all too easy for innocent motorists to be hurt due to tire blowouts, unsecured loads and other easily preventable causes.
Even when the cause of a semi accident is clearly evident and the negligence of the other party is clear, insurance companies often attempt to minimize the compensation that accident victims receive.
At Terry & Kelly, PLLC, our lawyers’ inside knowledge of insurance company tactics allows us to put our clients on even footing with massive insurance carriers and their huge legal departments. Those who retain our services work directly with Jim Terry and Trent Kelly — accomplished injury attorneys who have both been included as life members in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
We recognize that the weeks, months and years following a truck accident may be some of the most difficult that you and your family will ever experience. As such, our team takes the time to provide you with the compassionate counseling and honest answers that you deserve. We then implement assertive, time-tested litigation strategies to seek justice for you and your loved ones.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by truck driver negligence or an accident caused by improper truck maintenance, let us help. Call our office — we are based in Austin but serve clients throughout Texas — at 512-910-2000 to get a free attorney consultation.