San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers: Semi-Truck Wreck Attorneys in Texas

Do You Understand Liability Issues When You are Hurt in a Trucking Accident?

We have a lot of modern highways and multi-lane freeways in and around San Antonio. And a lot of tractor-trailer rigs use those highways, tens of thousands of them at least. They haul all types of goods to all parts of the state and country.

And though nine out of ten of them are never a problem for Texas drivers, what about the remaining 10 percent? Just how good is that driver? How safe is the load they carry? How safe is the 18-wheeler itself? Does it even belong on the road? It’s no wonder you feel a bit uneasy when an 18-wheeler pulls alongside you at 70 miles an hour on a crowded freeway. This is why accidents, injuries and even deaths are a statistical inevitability when 18-wheelers are on the road in and around San Antonio and surrounding communities.truck accident attorneys - 18 wheeler accident lawyers san antonio

If you have been injured in a big rig accident or if a loved one was injured or killed in one, the truck accident lawyers at our law firm are always ready to help you. We have won numerous judgments and litigated hundreds of trucking accident cases for our clients during our 20-plus years of service to these injury victims. We understand all-too-well the pain you suffer and the financial distress that is now a part of your life after suffering in one of these horrible accidents.

But aside from your ability to recover from your injuries, your troubles probably continue. This is because your mission to seek fair compensation for your injuries is often just as challenging as the physical injuries and pain you have suffered from the accident itself. You must fight for a fair settlement. You might even have to file a lawsuit to secure a fair injury award that you deserve. And this creates even more emotional stress as you fight for fiscal justice. We believe it is very important for you to understand every legal avenue available to you, so you can take the proper action to win the fairest restitution for your injuries, pain, and suffering, and the income you have lost (and might continue to lose) from a big rig accident that is not your fault.

The Damages For Your Injuries and Pain From an 18-Wheeler Wreck Can Be Immense

If you have been hurt in an 18-wheeler accident, the first thing you must find out is whose fault it is in order to determine who is legally liable for the terrible injuries you suffered and your property damage. In a lot of big rig accidents, many parties could well be liable for damages. In many cases, there is more than one defendant. An applicable legal precedent in Texas’ personal injury law is called “respondeat superior.” It states that employers of those are liable for the wreck their employee causes are by legal-definition, every bit as responsible for the action or inaction of their employee. More here @
In an accident injury claim involving an 18-wheeler, a combination of a number of different parties can be responsible and subsequently held liable for the wreck. This includes the trucker, the company he or she works for, the company that loaded the trailer, the person who planned the truck’s route, and (by connection to any of the responsible parties) the insurance company who insured those who are liable.

Another source of liability is relatively new. The past few years, what with the state outsourcing a lot of road maintenance duties and other highway construction projects to private companies, a privately-owned company that is performing road construction or maintenance and creates hazardous road conditions that cause a big rig accident in which you are the victim, the company may also be held liable for a portion, or maybe all, of the liability arising from the accident. And in order to secure these lucrative road construction and maintenance contracts, all private companies retained by the state must document that they are properly insured, or provide a very large liability a bond.

To win your claim among a surplus of potential defendants, you need an experienced San Antonio truck accident lawyer on your side that also has the ability to investigate the scene of an accident to discover who is liable. Now you certainly know that local or state law enforcement agencies also investigate big rig accidents. And in some instances, so does the US Department of Transportation (DOT). This is especially true if a repeat offender of federal statutes and laws governing interstate transportation is involved.

Many times those agency investigations only reveal the primary responsible party such as the driver, or maybe the company that owns the rig if the 18-wheeler has bad brakes or some other safety violation. But agency investigations often fall short of identifying every underlying cause for the accident, which could reveal more liable culprits who may escape criminal detection. Experienced tractor-trailer rig accident lawyers and their investigators conduct these much more stringent investigations to identify everyone who is liable. Our Law Office and its’ panel of veteran investigators know how to determine the degree of each responsible party in every big rig accident. At times our investigations reveal additional criminal facts of the accident that public investigation officials miss. When that happens, we pass this information along to the appropriate agencies for further discretionary action.

When you are injured in a tractor-trailer rig accident your attorney must determine whether the negligent truck driver caused the wreck, or if someone else played an important part, or if a mechanical malfunction or some other defect had a hand in the accident.

What if the company that owned the cargo failed to correctly load it or didn’t safely secure the load which caused it to shift or break free during transport and topple the trailer? Or, did the route planner negligently send the truck into an area not properly zoned for 18-wheelers? Or maybe flammable chemicals were loaded inside a tanker not rated to carry such dangerous materials and suddenly, unexpectedly exploded, seriously injuring you as you drove alongside it on an inner San Antonio freeway.

It is seldom easy to determine immediate fault in a big rig accident. This is why you stand to gain in many ways through the expertise of San Antonio truck accident lawyers who will make sure that every liable party who is responsible for an 18 wheeler accident along is held responsible for your injuries, in addition to the damage to your vehicle, its passengers and other contents.

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