Truck drivers and companies must follow strict state and federal guidelines. When they don't, severe injuries and even deaths are often the result. Our team has the experience and the know-how to review the facts of your case and find evidence of negligence. Reserve your free case review now.
People are often hesitant to hire lawyers, because they think it will cost a lot of money. At Steven C. Lee & Associates, we don't charge any out of pocket fees. We have decades of experience winning cases against trucking companies, and only charge fees when we've won your case.
The most important thing you can be doing after a trucking accident is recovering - both physically and emotionally. When you hire our experienced truck accident lawyers, we take the burden of filing paperwork and fighting with the insurance companies off of your back.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or loss of life due to the negligence or errors of a commercial trucker or trucking company, you are entitled to compensation. How much you get depends on the circumstances of the case, as well as the experience of the attorneys you hire.
You can't win against massive commercial trucks on the roads, but when you hire our experienced truck accident lawyers, you can win in court.SPEAK WITH STEVE
There are many factors that can lead to trucking accidents, including a tired or distracted driver, poor training, drug or alcohol use by the driver, overloaded or improperly loaded trucks, brake failures, misjudging stopping distances, excessive speeding, and the use of retreaded or recapped tires, which are known to cause tire blow outs. If any of these apply to the truck from your accident, then you likely have a case.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires drivers to rest at least 10 hours between shifts. Drivers aren't permitted to drive more than 60 hours per week, or more than 11 hours in one day, or to work more than 14 hours in a 24 hour period. Drivers must be physically examined regularly, must pass drug tests, and must submit logs on each trip. If they broke any of these rules, we'll find out.
Our legal team can inspect and preserve evidence at the crash scene, measure skid marks and evaluate the damage to the vehicles, obtain witness statements, examine the elog that records speed and other vital details about the driver’s actions, examine the driver’s GPS system, obtain and review the records of inspections, take photographs of the scene and of the vehicles involved, plus more. All without upfront fees.
For more than 28 years, Steven C. Lee has been helping people in need. Steve is a graduate of The University Of Texas at Austin School of Law, where he earned a Doctorate of Jurisprudence. After graduating, Mr. Lee worked for several boutique law firms specializing in personal injury and criminal defense. In 1995, he started Steven C. Lee & Associates in Austin, Texas. He has been fighting for his clients' rights and due justice ever since. As of 2015, Mr. Lee is now recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the nation.
As a Personal Injury lawyer, Mr. Lee has handled hundreds of cases through settlement and trial. In doing so, he has recovered many millions of dollars for his clients (including $7,500,000 for the victim of a trucking accident in 2016). His hard work and success in the courtroom have earned him a spot in the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Lee is also a member of The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Lee is licensed to practice throughout the State of Texas, the United States Federal Court for the Western District, and the United States Supreme Court. He also believes in giving back to the community. Attorney Lee is a board member of The Care Communities, an organization committed to providing care and comfort to those facing life threatening illness. Steve and his office have also adopted a portion of Bouldin Creek through Keep Austin Beautiful (KAB).
Do not give a statement to anyone other than law enforcement officials without talking to an attorney first. Insurance adjusters only ask you questions to find out how little they can pay you, not how much. Let us talk to them for you.
It's not always obvious when a truck accident is the fault of the trucking company or driver. Only by reviewing the facts and evidence can you know for sure. That's exactly what we do on every truck accident case our firm takes.
Your truck accident lawyers should be knowledgeable about state and federal regulations that govern trucking operations. They should also have a team of experts who can review and reconstruct the scene. Experience is key.
Truck accidents are emotionally, financially, and physically stressful ordeals. Moving on with your life & healing should be your number one concern. Securing for you the highest degree of justice and compensation will be ours.