18 Wheeler Truck Accident Lawyers
Accidents involving 18-wheelers happen every day. Drivers and the occupants of automobiles suffer serious injuries and even death. The San Antonio 18-wheeler truck accident lawyers of Carabin & Shaw are dedicated to working hard on behalf of accident victims and their rights. All over Texas and the Southwest, our attorneys are committed to recovering the financial compensation for anyone injured in an accident as the result of another’s negligence.
There are more than 400,000 accidents involving large trucks across the United States annually, including commercial box trucks and tractor-trailer combinations such as 18-wheelers tractor trucks. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there were close to 4000 fatalities involving large trucks in 2015. Many of these 18-wheeler accidents involved passenger automobiles and motorcycles.
An analysis of the statistical data regarding the safety performance of the U.S trucking companies and secured through the Motor Carrier Management Information System, reveals a disturbing trend. Over a million lines of data were reviewed in an effort to pinpoint just how many unsafe trucks might be on the road. West Virginia, North Dakota, Nebraska, Vermont and Iowa had the highest rate of companies in violation of federal safety requirements and the effects of these violations are deadly.
In recent years, TxDOT reports well over 30,000 accidents involving some type of commercial vehicle. Each year, there are upwards of 300 accidents resulting in more than 2000 injuries and deaths as a direct result of unsafe large trucks on our roadways. Common violations include defective brakes, bad tires, loads that dangerously exceeded weight limits and drivers with little or no training or drug and alcohol dependencies. An 18-wheeler truck accident lawyer serving San Antonio is your best option if you’ve been affected by an accident with an unsafe large truck.
In the last decade, while there has been a modest decrease in the number of deaths resulting from semi-truck accidents, there has been an alarming increase in the number of serious injuries resulting from such collisions. While truck accidents occur for a variety of reasons, many are preventable, and often a direct result of trucking companies violating safety standards to cut corners and maximize profits.
The aftermath of an accident with an 18-wheeler or large truck can be a complicated and stressful process, especially if injuries are involved. Large corporations own semi-trucks and may try to settle with you quickly, which could jeopardize any settlement to which you’re entitled. They will secure attorneys to protect their interests in such claims, so it’s important for you to have an experienced lawyer who will represent 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 Carabin & Shaw 18-wheeler truck accident lawyer in San Antonio on your side.
Today’s drivers, operators and passengers must understand the dangers that are faced everyday when we share the highways with 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers and other large trucks. When an 18-wheeler truck collides with a passenger vehicle, serious injury or death is likely to occur. If you have suffered personal injury or the injury or death of a loved one as a result of an 18-wheeler accident, you need to speak with an attorney who understands the magnitude of these cases and who has the experience to properly represent you and your family and prosecute your claim.
The team of Carabin & Shaw can and will help you if you’ve been injured as the result of an accident with an 18-wheeler. Our San Antonio 18-wheeler truck accident lawyers will be able to make sure that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries, lost wages, disability, medical bills, and pain and suffering. You can schedule a free consultation by calling 1.800.862.1260.