San Antonio Trucking Accident Lawyer
Based in San Antonio, the trucking accident lawyers at the Felix Gonzalez Law Firm represent clients who have been injured or lost a loved one due to a Texas trucking accident.
We primarily handle trucking accident cases and other motor vehicle cases. Our focus allows us to provide the seriously injured with excellent representation in trucking injury claims, as well as other areas of defects, auto accidents, and trucking accidents.
Felix Gonzalez utilizes his knowledge of trucking accidents and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in representing victims of trucking accidents, regardless of the cause of the trucking accident.
Why Hire A Trucking Accident Attorney?
Insurance companies are notorious for undercutting settlements for trucking accidents. 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 settlement and fight with you to ensure 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 that can take decades to recover. Truck accident injuries may include:
- Broken bones
- Back and neck injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Internal injuries
- Rib and torso injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
Who Is Held Liable for a Trucking Accident?
Truck drivers must abide by both state and federal regulations. Failure to comply with state and federal law can leave several parties liable for damages as the result of an accident. Responsible parties could 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 trucking accident lawyers, we understand that trucking accidents are usually extremely serious and often result in deaths. Although trucking 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, you should have a knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced trucking accident lawyer representing your legal interests.
For a free, confidential consultation contact us today. Discover how we earned our reputation for legal excellence and our track record of success.