Truck Accident Attorneys in Austin & Houston, TX

Our firm represents individuals and the families of individuals who have been seriously injured or killed in Texas trucking accidents. These accidents, which involve large, over-the-road tractor trailers (also known as “18-wheelers”) are generally the most deadly we see.

Trucking accident statistics are frightening: Every year, 500,000 large trucks, or “semis,” are involved in accidents on our roads. In fact, 1 out of every 8 people killed in a traffic accident in the United States is killed in an accident involving a truck.

Truck accident litigation involves claims against negligent truck drivers and the trucking companies who hire them. Under the law of Texas and most states, a driver of a large truck is considered to have an even greater standard of care than other drivers, because of the injuries that their large trucks can cause. Collisions caused by a truck’s failure, faulty inspection and upkeep, or a truck driver’s negligence can lead to the most catastrophic injuries on U.S. roadways.

Truck drivers repeatedly break federal laws by driving:

  • While fatigued
  • In excess of the amount of hours they are allowed to drive
  • With oversized trucks
  • With overloaded trucks
  • With improper maintenance
  • With an inability to see at night

There are three reasons why truck accidents are so dangerous: size, speed and driver fatigue. A fully loaded truck is a huge piece of machinery. When you put something that heavy on the road at speeds topping 60 miles an hour, you get a monster that can run over anything in its path. If you add the growing problem of driver fatigue and truck drivers’ being under constant pressure to move cargo – there can be deadly consequences. A recent study revealed that 20 percent of long-haul truck drivers reported they had fallen asleep at the wheel during the last 30-day period. It’s no wonder that people are killed when one in five drivers admit to falling asleep, leaving these giants with no one at the wheel. If you have been a victim in a Truck Accident in Houston or Austin call us today

How much is my Move going to cost me

A moving company in San Antonio is a homeowner or renters lifeline. That said, a moving company needs to have a handful of attributes to make it trustworthy and worthy of your hard-earned money. Start by determining a budget, both high end and low end, and what the homeowner is willing to perform on his or her own.

For instance, a full service moving company who specialize in executive transportation will evaluate the household belongings, determine the truck or trucks needed, supply boxes, tape, and blankets, and even pack the household. That is basically the top end moving company in San Antonio.

On the opposite end of the spectrum is the budget moving company. The renter or homeowner will simply pick up the owner-packed boxes and haul them to the next location. Many who are on a budget may simply entrust the moving company with the responsibility for hauling furniture, or big items.

Keep in mind that several items will be factored into the quote that the moving company provides. The distance of the move. The number and size of trucks needed to make the move. Packing materials and even professional packers, or decision not to buy these products and hire these services through the moving company. Another factor is the gasoline that is required for the moving company to make it from point A to point B. That all depends upon the going rate for gas or diesel.

Get a handful of quotes from different companies before making any determinations. Make sure they have vehicular insurance, and liability insurance. It is unfortunately true that sometimes items may break in transit. Accidents may happen too. It can be frightening for homeowners to entrust all their worldly possessions into the hands of strangers at the moving company. Essentially, though, that’s what is necessary to make a move.

Almost any moving company will charge by the hour, though most will provide a quote and honor the final contract with a ten percent buffer. For instance, if the homeowner realizes they forgot to show the tool shed to the moving company, it will add to the cost of the move. It is less than ten percent of the whole overall move, and will increase the cost a bit. Even homeowners make mistakes too.

Just be sure not to deliberately withhold items from the moving company. It is likely that there will be a manager overseeing the operation, and will know if suddenly there is 100 percent more items than when the quote occurred.

Quotes come in two varieties: 1. binding, and 2. non-binding. Binding quotes protect consumers because wild card expenses cannot be added later, or only within a certain agreed about percentage that’s stated in the contract. Non-binding leaves the door wide open for other service and feature costs to be added in by the moving company.

Find a moving company whose services include what the consumer needs most. Find more than one quote from many a moving company. Review online customer feedback to find out if the customer satisfaction of the moving company being considered is up to par. More about Local Movers San Antonio