With Christmas officially behind us, it’s safe to say that this has been one of the biggest online shopping years in recent history. On Cyber Monday alone, retailers sold more than $3 billion in merchandise. Billions more were spent in the weeks following, making 2016 a record year for online purchases.

And the shopping isn’t over. The week after Christmas and into the New Year is traditionally a great time for after-holiday bargains, which brings folks out in droves. Although you can expect shops in Austin to be full over the next week, a bunch of folks will be taking advantage of deals online, which means our Texas roads will continue to have an increase in big truck traffic delivering those packages.

Although we hope that no one reading this blog is ever involved in a trucking accident, it’s important to know a couple things in case you are. First of all, trucking accidents can be much more complex than car accidents. In a car accident, you’re only dealing with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. In a trucking accident, you could be dealing with 2-3 separate insurance company providers, all trying to refuse you the money you deserve for your injuries.

Secondly, the trucking company has probably been through this before. Truck accidents are part of doing business for an established trucking company. Although this is more than likely your first truck accident, they’ve been to this rodeo before and know how to protect their best interests. Those interests usually come at your expense, so you need to protect yourself.

How do you protect yourself? By consulting with an experienced Texas truck accident attorney. A truck accident lawyer, like the ones at Daniel Stark, know how to get the insurance company to play fair and will work to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, it’s too risky to go it alone. Call an experienced Texas attorney instead.