- 1. Crosley Law: Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys
- 2. Bexar County Has Texas’ Third Highest Rate of Truck Crashes
- 3. What Are the Main Causes of Semi-Truck Crashes?
- 4. How Are Truck Crash Cases Different Than Car Crashes?
- 5. Crosley Law’s Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys Fight for Truck Wreck Victims
- 6. Crosley Law Firm Fights for Texas Truck Accident Victims
Large commercial trucks are a common sight on San Antonio’s busy roads, as truck drivers transfer goods and other products in and out of the bustling city. But our loops’ high speeds and sharp curves can be difficult for large trucks to navigate safely, resulting in jackknifing, rollovers, and loss of control. These scenarios are dangerous under any conditions, but particularly so in San Antonio’s infamous traffic jams.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a truck wreck, you may be struggling with pain, high medical bills, and other financial difficulties with no idea where to turn. Crosley Law wants to help.
Crosley Law: Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys
At Crosley Law, our location right within Interstate Loop 210 gives us firsthand knowledge of the dangers that road users face in San Antonio. More importantly, our attorneys have years of experience handling complex truck and commercial vehicle claims, and we’ve built a strong track record of success.
Keep reading to learn more about truck accidents and how our attorneys can help if you or a loved one has been a victim of a truck wreck in San Antonio.
Bexar County Has Texas’ Third Highest Rate of Truck Crashes
Bexar County had 2,240 commercial trucking crashes in 2018, including
- 14 fatalities
- 37 suspected serious injuries
- 916 injuries
- Over 7,000 people affected
Only Dallas and Harris Counties surpassed our crash rates.
At Crosley Law, we know that every crash has a profound impact on our community. We’re not talking about sterile numbers—every injury and death represents a person or family that is suffering and deserves accountability.
What Are the Main Causes of Semi-Truck Crashes?
There are many causes of truck crashes, and it can be difficult to determine which are responsible for any particular wreck. But common factors that contribute to truck crashes often fall into two categories:
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
- Improper lane changes
- Failure to yield to oncoming traffic
- Ignoring stoplights and other traffic control devices
- Distracted driving (texting, phone use, external distractions, etc.)
- Fatigue, drowsiness, and illness
- Alcohol or drug use (both legal and illegal
Company Negligence and Misconduct
- Unrealistic deadline or route expectations
- Negligent hiring or training
- Overloaded or improperly packed trucks
- Faulty maintenance
Determining the causes of your crash can be a complicated process, and it usually requires the help of a truck accident attorney.
How Are Truck Crash Cases Different Than Car Crashes?
Victims of truck wreck cases often experience challenges that victims of passenger vehicle accidents don’t face. Before you decide to handle your truck claim on your own, consider the following issues.
Truck Crashes Often Have Multiple Negligent Parties
Perhaps the most significant difference in a truck case is that there are often multiple at-fault parties. Crashes between two passenger vehicles typically involve one negligent driver with their attorney on one side, and the victim on the other side with their attorney. However, truck cases can include:
- Truck drivers
- Truck companies
- Mechanics and technicians
- Truck and part manufacturers
- Loading and expediting companies
- All of their insurance companies
- Entire teams of lawyers and experts
Trucks Are Complex and So Are the Laws That Apply to Them
Both trucks and the trucking industry are incredibly complex. Most injury claims involving semi-trucks require expert witnesses that can help investigate and reconstruct the crash, outline a victim’s future medical needs, and calculate their lifetime of damages. Without expert advice, you can easily make mistakes that reduce the value of your claims.
Additionally, commercial trucks are governed by federal regulations that are crucial to these cases. Hours of service laws, hiring standards, and electronic logging device mandates all effect your truck case—and a driver’s violations can streamline your claim.
Crosley Law’s Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys Fight for Truck Wreck Victims
The experienced truck accident attorneys at Crosley Law understand the difficulties that truck wreck victims face and fight for the compensation and justice they deserve. Our attorneys understand federal commercial trucking regulations, as well as San Antonio and Texas’ laws. We take a cutting-edge approach, frequently working with technical and medical experts.
Our comprehensive approach to truck accident litigation includes:
- Analyzing crash scene evidence, police reports, and witness testimonies
- Performing accident reconstruction
- Acquiring driver logbooks and black box data
- Hiring truck safety experts to inspect the vehicle
- Inspecting the company for hiring, training, or maintenance negligence
- Investigating the truck driver for negligent or reckless driving behaviors
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a serious truck accident, Crosley Law may be able to help you get the compensation and justice you deserve. Contact our experienced truck accident attorneys today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights and options. Call us at 210-LAW-3000 | 210-529-3000 or complete this brief online form to get started.
Crosley Law Firm Fights for Texas Truck Accident Victims
If you have suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, “big rig,” or other large truck, Crosley Law Firm is here to help. Get your free consultation with an experienced trucking accident lawyer now by calling 210-LAW-3000 | 210-529-3000 or filling out our easy online contact form.
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