Austin, TX (December 5, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in the Austin area that resulted in injuries. On December 5, the Austin Police Department responded to the scene of a crash on Harris Branch Parkway.
According to law enforcement, at around 7 a.m., a bus and a truck collided on Harris Branch Parkway in the area of Farmhaven Road. The incident blocked multiple lanes of travel, prompting the police and firefighters to close off the roadway.
EMS responded to the scene of the crash to provide treatment to the victims and transfer those who required further care to local medical facilities.
Investigations are underway by the Austin Police Department.
We hope the injured victims are able to recover quickly.
Truck Accidents in Texas
A truck crash can change your life forever in an instant. In the blink of an eye, you can suffer severe and debilitating injuries as a result of a negligent driver. Unfortunately, truck accidents take place every day in our state that take the lives of hundreds of people while leaving thousands more injured.
There are many instances where truck accidents are caused by acts of negligence. Truck accidents can be caused by drivers who are speeding, impaired, or engaging in other acts of negligence while behind the wheel.
In some instances, truck accidents are caused by companies who hire drivers without thoroughly inspecting their qualifications. Without doing adequate vetting before hiring a truck driver, a company runs the risk of hiring a person who is not qualified to operate the vehicle.
There are also cases where a brake failure or another mechanical failure took place on the truck. If the vehicle was not adequately maintained or inspected, the company that is in charge of the inspections and maintenance on the vehicle can be held liable. If the failure or mechanical issue is caused by a defective part or vehicle, the manufacturer or the retailer for the vehicle or the part can be held liable.
Additionally, if the truck accident was a result of a cargo shift or a spill, the company that is in charge of loading the trailer can be held liable.
It is important that your accident is thoroughly investigated. A truck accident lawyer in Austin will be able to review the circumstances surrounding your accident and determine who is at fault. Your attorney will fight to ensure you are able to get justice and that the person who is responsible is held accountable.
If you’ve been in a truck accident, it’s important to call an experienced truck accident lawyer like our fearless legal advocates at Goudarzi & Young. We offer free consultations so that we can assess your case and help you understand your legal rights. We’re committed to protecting our clients’ rights and strive to get them the best possible outcome. Call us today at 800-256-5169 to schedule your free consultation.
Notes: Our team of dedicated writers created this post through the use of secondary sources; therefore, we have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this truck accident. If you locate incorrect information, please contact Goudarzi & Young, L.L.P. so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. This post will be removed if requested.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately, then speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. The photograph used in this post is not representative of this accident. This post is not a solicitation for business.