Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Our San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers Explain
Everyone is expected to share roadways with one another, from motorcycles
to cars to big rig trucks. Unlike other vehicles,
commercial trucks present a unique set of dangers to other drivers on the roads. These trucks
are large, unwieldy, and oftentimes carry tons of cargo. With these considerations
in mind, truck drivers need to be extremely diligent during the operation
of these vehicles, abide by both the laws of the road and Texas trucking
regulations. Should an accident occur with an 18-wheeler, there is a high
personal injury and
death to occur to the car or other vehicle involved. Therefore, it is important
that you speak with an injury lawyer immediately after you or a loved
one have been involved in a crash with a large truck.
Maloney & Campolo are experienced San Antonio accident attorneys with
over 20 years of experience recovering compensation on behalf of those
suffering from personal injuries. With an impressive list of accomplishments
under their belt, our firm stands by your side during this time. Call
now to find out what options you may have following a life-changing truck accident.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
Especially when vehicles are traveling at high speeds on a roadway, the
most minor of errors can result in a tragic accident. Some accidents are
the result of cars unable to understand the limits placed on trucks, but
there are many ways that truck drivers can find themselves responsible
for crashes. Trucks are prone to accidents based on their large size and
weight, and when negligent driving is added to the mix, the results are
Trucking accidents in San Antonio are often caused by:
- Driver error in regards to driving techniques, safety concerns, and defensive driving
- Compensation systems encouraging high speeds and long driving times
- Driver fatigue and sleep deprivation
- Trucking under the influence of alcohol and drugs
- Failure of trucking equipment
- Improper maintenance of the truck
With an over 20% increase in trucking accidents occurring over the past
few decades, it is more important now than ever that truck drivers and
trucking companies are being held accountable for the actions of their
drivers and equipment that results in the harm of others. When your health
and safety are on the line, failing to ensure proper care is unacceptable.
San Antonio Injury Lawyers Discuss Your Case
The most important thing you will be able to do following an accident is
speaking with a truck accident attorney familiar with federal and state
trucking regulations and Texas law. Trying to navigate the difficult court
and compensation process on your own can be frustrating and time-consuming.
With a professional on your side, you can focus on your important recovery
and rehabilitation and let your lawyer worry about fighting back.
Maloney & Campolo offers free consultations to those injured in trucking
accidents. Call our firm for more information on how we may be able to help you.