Most Dangerous Highways in Austin

Driving in Austin can be a hassle. With the massive increase in population over the past two decades straining our roads and highways, it can be difficult, even dangerous, to get where you need to go in Austin. But some roads are more hazardous than others. Let’s review the most dangerous highways in Austin and talk about your options after a crash. What Are the Most Dangerous Highways in Austin? Austin has some of the worst traffic congestion in the world. We regularly spend hours waiting in traffic, burning fuel, moving at… Read More

Why Austin Drivers Are at Risk of Being Involved in a Truck Crash

It’s no secret that Austin has some of the most dangerous roads in the country. Interstate 35, Highway 183, State Highway 71, and US 290 all rank high in traffic accidents and congestion thanks to the significant population increase in the Austin area over the past decade. The danger isn’t limited to cars, however. Let’s talk about how Austin drivers face a higher risk of getting into an accident with a large truck than some other drivers. Why Austin Roads Are Uniquely Hazardous for Drivers Austin’s system of roads and highways is… Read More

$1.2 Million Truck Crash Settlement

Our firm recently resolved a truck crash case for $1,200,000 for an Austin woman who had been run off the road by an 18-wheeler.  The 18-wheeler driver had a lengthy criminal record and his employer looked the other way by hiring him.  The driver was fired after the crash. The case resolved is under a year after 8 depositions and expert reports.  We are very excited to help our client get substantial money in her pocket after this terrible crash. Read More

This One Fix Could Prevent Countless Truck Accidents

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Researchers have shown that a three-dollar fix on trucks could make a difference in the number of accidents that occur in Austin and beyond. When used at night, this small addition could mean that more people live to see another beautiful day. On March 17, 2015, a Florida family was involved in an accident. Four members of the family, a mother and her three children, were killed in the accident. The vehicle they were driving crashed into the back of a tractor trailer and was in turn struck from behind. During the investigation, the Florida Highway Patrol discovered that… Read More

Sharing the Road with the Big Rigs

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Every day, millions of Americans head out onto highways in their pursuit of a paycheck or simple a good time. No matter why you are cruising down the highway, chances are you will see more than one 18-wheeler. You may think that it is the truck driver’s job to watch out for you, the little guy, but you’ve got it wrong. You are far better off if you are the one on the defensive. It can be difficult, if not impossible, for a truck driver to be aware of your presence if you do not make the correct moves. Read More

Why Are Truck Driving Jobs so Dangerous?

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When there is a rise in unemployment, people begin to worry about their job status. One of the industries that has been least affected by the recent blight of unemployment in the country is trucking. Trucks are necessary for the transportation of goods and drivers are relatively safe when it comes to job security. Unfortunately, that may be the only way that they are safe. Trucking is counted as one of the most dangerous jobs in America. But why? In the transportation and material moving fields, truck driving accounts for one out of every four fatal… Read More

4 Reasons Why You Must Have UIM Insurance

UIM insurance is extremely important. Our firm has handled countless cases in which this elective coverage is the difference between having ample money for medical expenses and being forced to come up with money because another driver was not properly insured. As an example, here are two settlements in which UIM was crucial: $52K Settlement in UIM Case and $350K Settlement in South by Southwest Crash Case. This handy infographic explains the top four reasons why UIM coverage is so important. As always, if you are involved in an accident and are not sure if your injuries will be… Read More

Dump-Truck Accident Attorney Secures $550,000 Settlement

The Loewy Law Firm secured $550,000 in a settlement for an Austin man who was rear-ended in a dump-truck accident. The net result paid to this client was $330,000. Austin construction companies have large commercial policies and they hire lawyers to fight back hard against injured parties. Our firm was able to arrange much-needed medical help for this injured man, including back surgery with a trusted spinal surgeon. We aggressively advocated his medical and financial interests and did not back down when the construction company’s lawyers refused to submit a reasonable settlement. After two mediations, the Loewy Law… Read More

Commercial Truck and Trailer Accident Settled in Three Months for $300,000

Last week, our firm negotiated a $300,000 settlement for an Austin man who was safely driving when an arbor tree services truck and trailer crossed into incoming traffic and hit his vehicle. The driver, who had been swaying in and out of his lane, violently struck our client’s vehicle and forced it onto the roadside. Unable to get out of his car, the victim had to be freed by the fire department and was transported to the emergency room. He was severely injured by the truck and trailer accident. We are proud of this case because of… Read More