Our 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 likelihood for personal injury and death to occur to the car or other vehicle involved. Therefore, it is important that you speak with a San Antonio truck accident lawyer immediately after you or a loved one have been involved in a crash with a large truck.
The Law Offices of Maloney & Campolo are experienced personal injury 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 catastrophic.
Trucking accidents 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.
Our Lawyers Discuss Your Case
The most important thing you will be able to do following an accident is speaking with a San Antonio trial 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.
The Law Offices of 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.