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Texas is a hub for economic activity. Our state has thriving industries related to energy, technology, finance, as well as other areas. This large amount of activity means that there are a large number of semi-trucks on the road. Unfortunately, this type of accident can leave the victim seriously injured, as most of us is not driving a vehicle that matches a semi-truck in size or force. Recovering damages in such a situation can be complicated and victims should retain an attorney experienced in such matters. Our Austin trucking accident lawyers handle such matters in Travis County and throughout the state. Call today to speak with one of our attorneys.
“I want to give thanks to everyone at DC Law! They helped me so much with my case. They were attentive to all of my concerns and their staff was always there for me. I would definitely recommend them to anyone I know.”CATALINAPersonal Injury Client
“My husband and I were very pleased with the care given to my case. I won't lie, I was nervous about having to consult a lawyer, but knew it was necessary when I was not getting treated by the company responsible for my accident as I felt I deserved to be treated. Daryl Hayes was our main lawyer. We couldn't have been more pleased. The entire staff at DC Law made us feel comfortable in our pursuit of fairness. They were all very knowledgeable, thorough, and pleasant to work with. I would definitely use them again, and recommend them to others.”MARILYNPersonal Injury Client
“DC Law have been so helpful to me and my daughter. I haven't had to worry about anything. The paralegal that's working on my case is always reassuring me every time I talk to her that they're going to take care of things, that I don't need to worry about anything. They always keeping me informed about anything new thats going on or might be coming up. I could tell they were genuinely concerned for my daughter and all the suffering that she's gone through in these last 5 months.”JESSICAPersonal Injury Client
“Dan Christensen's team did an AWESOME job coaching me through my case. This was my 1st & hopefully my last injury accident so SUPER happy I had them there to help. Definitely feel a lot better than the pain and discomfort I felt at the time of the accident. They continuously assured me that every bit of the doctors visit would be taking care of. They have a Great team and I actually received thousands of dollars more than I expected for the diligent work they did to restore my life to as close to the lifestyle I had before the accident.”DERRICKPersonal Injury Client
“Excellent service and very professional got us service very quickly. I did not have to wait to be seen, thank you to DC Law.”MARIAPersonal Injury Client
The damage suffered in a tractor-trailer accident can be devastating. Such accidents can result in serious injuries such as head trauma, spinal damage, paralysis, or even wrongful death. Cases can become highly complicated as multiple parties may be liable for the accident. First, the driver of the semi-truck can be named as a party if he or she was negligent or reckless. Second, if the truck was owned by someone other than the driver then the owner may be responsible for negligent hiring and negligent supervision. Finally, depending on the circumstances, the person contracting with the truck for delivery may be responsible if they were aware of a dangerous condition. It is crucial that all parties to a lawsuit be determined in order to ensure the greatest possible financial recovery to adequately compensate the victim.
Texas lawsuits involving a trucking accident typically begin by filing a document known as the Petition in either state or federal court. This document names the parties whom the plaintiff is trying to hold accountable, states the reasons why each party is being sued, and states the amount of compensation requested.
The parties will engage in a process known as “discovery” shortly after the Petition is served. This process allows the Plaintiff to gain information, such as employment and driving records, from the other side. If settlement cannot be reached, then the case will proceed to trial. At the close of evidence, a judge or jury will decide which parties are liable and the extent to which they should be required to compensate the Plaintiff.
Dan Christensen is an Austin personal injury lawyer handling trucking accident cases. Once retained, we will take immediate steps to identify all the potentially responsible parties. This will include investigating entities through the Secretary of State and other regulatory agencies. We will then contact the insurance carriers for each defendant so that insurers will deal with us directly. If a settlement cannot be reached, we will not hesitate to quickly file a lawsuit with the appropriate court. We will use the discovery process to determine whether the truck driver has been involved in prior accidents, whether the truck’s owner knowingly put a dangerous driver behind the wheel, and whether the person employing the truck knew it was unsafe. We will ensure that you know what to expect as the case moves through the process and will aggressively defend you at trial. Call today to speak with our attorneys.
We understand that a trucking accident victim has likely been seriously injured. Our firm strives to provide a high level of service to each and every one of our clients. We respond to phone calls and e-mails within twenty-four hours, regularly provide clients with our cell phone numbers, and make ourselves available to answer your questions. In addition, our lawyers will explain your case in clear and simple terms.We understand that you are facing a stressful situation and we will take it seriously. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our attorneys.
In addition to Austin, we also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.
DC Law represents the victims of personal injury in Austin and throughout other parts of Texas. We pride ourselves on providing excellent client service and exceptional representation. Founding partner, Dan Christensen, is a former military member and former prosecuting attorney who has devoted his career to helping others. He now focuses his practice on helping those harmed by the negligence of another. In addition to Austin, our personal injury lawyers also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.
Attorneys Dan Christensen and Daryl Hayes are both Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. They are listed among the small percentage of licensed attorneys in the state of Texas (about 7%) who have earned the right to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. This distinct designation sets DC Law apart as being a law firm with the highest public commitment to excellence in the field of personal injury law.
Dan is a SuperLawyer, a nomination only 5% of attorneys share. This award is based on various indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition and undergoes a rigorous peer review process. Dan is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the membership of which is reserved for attorneys who have tried at least 10 civil jury trials as lead counsel. Such distinctions put DC Law head and shoulders above the competition.