18 Wheeler Accident Injuries
Driving down San Antonio roads can sometimes be terrifying. Drivers are often faced with two lane roads with 18-wheeler vehicle, which often seem to stray from their lane of traffic. These massive vehicles can tear through any civilian vehicle, causing fatal and catastrophic injuries.
The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) reports that of the approximately 415,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks in 2020, there were 4,444 (1 percent) fatal crashes and 101,000 (24 percent) injury crashes.
Reviewing government data reveals over 28,000 large truck companies deploy more than 200,000 vehicles and are non-compliant with federal safety laws. Previous analysis indicates thousands of safety violations by these vehicles sharing the roads with drivers like you.
The sheer number of drivers in San Antonio elevates the risk of 18-wheeler accidents. TxDOT studies show in 2021, there were 38,149 accidents related to commercial vehicles. Of that number, there were 705 deaths and 1,708 serious injuries as a direct result of unsafe large trucks on our roadways. The most common safety violations reported are defective brakes, bad tires, loads that dangerously exceeded weight limits and drivers with insufficient training or addictions to controlled substances and alcohol.
Eighteen-wheeler trucks are present in large numbers on San Antonio roadways and this means an increase in 18-wheeler accident injuries due to unsafe conditions – large trucks such as these are owned by big corporations. Pursuing an injury claim after an accident with an eighteen-wheeler can be a stressful if you don’t have an experienced attorney working on your behalf. The trucking companies have teams of lawyers representing their interests and this can result in a drawn out process, especially if you’re injured. Be sure you have the best attorneys on your side – count on Carabin Shaw.
18-wheelers can cause accidents for a number of reasons, including driver blind spots, driver fatigue, vehicle defects, or driver inattention. 18-wheeler accidents are different from a regular car accident case. The drivers in these cases need to be held to a higher standard because of the incredible damage these accidents cause. These cases demand:
- An intricate and thorough investigation, including the driver’s background, inspection of vehicle equipment and the companies training history;
- Experience and understanding of Federal and State regulations;
- The resources and experience to hold the Commercial Insurance company responsible.
18-wheeler accident injuries are devastating. Make sure you call the right attorneys to take care of you and your family in this critical time.
The big companies that own 18-wheelers you see in San Antonio may try to settle with you quickly and put at risk any compensation to which you’re entitled. The attorneys they employ work to protect their liability exposure against 18-wheeler accident injuries. That’s why it’s critical for you to have a lawyer who representing your interests.
When you’re injured as the result of the negligence of a semi-truck operator, receiving the compensation you deserve is far too important to leave to chance. You need a Texas eighteen-wheeler accident lawyer on your side.
The San Antonio 18-wheeler accident attorneys of Carabin Shaw represent individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of an accident. The Texas types of eighteen-wheeler accident injuries have resulted in:
- Internal injuries
- Back injuries
- Head injuries
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paraplegia and quadriplegia
Unfortunately, Texas eighteen-wheeler accidents typically result in one or more of these damaging injuries.
If you have suffered injuries from an 18-wheeler accident , we can help you. At the Carabin Shaw, our clients are important to us. Our attorneys focus on obtaining the best results for you, your loved ones or your business. Call us today at 800-862-1260 for a free consultation.