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The San Antonio truck accident lawyers at the Felix Gonzalez Law Firm represent individuals who have been injured or have lost a loved one due to a trucking accident in Texas.

We primarily handle trucking and large commercial vehicle accident cases and other motor vehicle cases. Our focus allows us to provide the seriously injured with excellent representation in large commercial vehicle accidents.

Felix Gonzalez utilizes his extensive knowledge of truck accidents and large commercial vehicle accidents and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in representing injured victims.

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Why Hire A Trucking Accident Attorney?

If you’re involved in a trucking accident, it’s important that you not agree to any settlement without first consulting an attorney. A knowledgeable trucking accident attorney can help you determine the true value of your injuries and fight for you to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

What Causes Trucking Accidents?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration conducted a study to examine the reasons for serious crashes involving large trucks. The study found that truck driver error was overwhelmingly responsible for a majority of all trucking accidents.

Driver error can include driving under the influence, speeding, reckless driving, distracted driving, and unfamiliarity with the road. However, the most common reasons for driving error are driver fatigue and sleep deprivation.

Following driver error, the second most common cause of trucking accidents is equipment failure. Equipment failure could result from defective products, or design flaws, but is more commonly caused as a result of failing to properly maintain vehicle equipment.

Common Trucking Accident Injuries

Truck accident injuries can be horrific. If the wreck does not kill the victim, it often leaves him or her with terrible injuries with long-lasting effects. Truck accident injuries may include:

  • Broken bones
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Rib and torso injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis

Who Is Responsible for a Trucking Accident?

Truck drivers and trucking companies must abide by both state and federal regulations. Failure to comply with state and federal law can lead to truck drivers and trucking companies being liable for damages as the result of an accident. Responsible parties usually include:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The truck owner
  • The manufacturer of the vehicle, or any other defective parts
  • The shipper or loader of the cargo
  • The company responsible for vehicle maintenance

Highly Experienced San Antonio Trucking Accident Lawyer

As San Antonio truck accident lawyers, we understand that these accidents are extremely serious and often result in catastrophic injuries or death. Although 18-wheeler and big rig accidents account for a small percentage of traffic accidents, they account for a large percentage of traffic fatalities.

Trucking companies and their insurance companies have high-powered lawyers and investigators representing their legal interests. As a result, you should have a knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced truck accident lawyer representing your legal interests.

For a free and confidential consultation, contact us today. Discover how we earned our reputation for legal excellence and a track record of success.

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