Boerne, Texas Trucking Accidents

A Truck Accident Attorney May Make the Difference

Historically, commercial trucks (i. e. semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, big rigs) account for almost 10% of the vehicles involved in fatal roadway crashes. More than two-thirds of approximately 1 in 10 are tractor-trailer combination vehicles, commonly known as big rigs. More on this website
A collision between an automobile and a semi is more likely to result in death or injury to the car’s occupants than to the truck driver. There are many causes of truck-car accidents. Some of the more frequent reasons may include:

negligence by the trucking company or truck driver
truck driver fatigue
truck driver inexperience
truck driver DUI
defective truck equipment
poor truck maintenance
improper truck inspections
distracted driver
unsafe travel in inclement weather
overloaded truck or trailer

Throughout the U. S., thousands of people are injured or killed each year in collisions that involve a large delivery truck versus a car, motorcycle, sports utility vehicle, van, or light truck. In 2020 alone, we have seen dozens of severe trucking accidents involving death or serious injuries. In most cases, the driver of the smaller vehicle is not at fault. Those injured are entitled to compensation for their injuries, but complex cases involving trucks include federal trucking regulations, state trucking regulations, and lawyers of compliance laws. A truck accident attorney at our Law Firm can effectively navigate the complex issues of these rules to benefit an injured party. Some devastating consequences of an accident with a large truck may include:

wrongful death
head injury
spinal injury
brain injury (TBI)
broken bones
loss of quality of life

Compensation may be available to injured parties for damages such as:

medical expenses
income loss
other financial losses
pain and suffering
loss of companionship or support (i. e., loss of consortium)
punitive damages for gross negligence
reckless indifference

Injuries may not always be readily apparent following a truck-involved accident, and adverse symptoms may develop over time. Delayed action following an accident can limit or eliminate otherwise pursuable causes of action. The trucking company, insurance carriers, investigators, and lawyers will seek to minimize claims. Representation by a dedicated truck accident lawyer can protect the injured’s rights and may make the difference when it comes time to settle the claim. If you have been injured in a semi-truck accident or lost a loved one, contact our accident law firm as soon as possible. We will explain your rights and proposed steps. Understanding all available recourses that may compensate for your loss is only a phone call away. Call us toll-free. In truck accident cases, time is of the essence. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help initiate the recovery you deserve.

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