Big Rig Truck Accident Lawyers Serving San Antonio Texas
San Antonio is a hot spot for commercial vehicle accidents due to its geographic central location and closeness to the border where considerable trade takes place with our neighboring country. Located in the corridor of I-35, San Antonio is perfectly located for many 18 wheelers to travel across our state.
Our attorneys at Carabin Shaw are familiar with the statistics surrounding big rig accidents and have more than 30 years of experience in personal injury law. We may be the legal experts you need by your side to take on the trucking companies' powerful insurance firms. Carabin Shaw attorneys are familiar with the process of negotiating aggressively for fair compensation on behalf of victims and their families.
If you have been involved in a truck crash in San Antonio, you may be suffering from devastating injuries or have perhaps lost a loved one. You are entitled to receive compensation for all of your damages from all liable parties.What Constitutes A “Big Rig”?
“Big rigs” refer to the enormous vehicles that crowd our highways also commonly known as semi-trucks, 18 wheelers, and tractor trailers. Although these massive trucks may pose an inconvenience and even a hazard to passenger vehicles, they power our economy by transporting consumer items to their intended destination.
A typical big rig is made up of two parts, the tractor (driver’s cabin and engine) and the trailer (the container that carries the cargo), that should be maneuvered with great safety for the protection of the other motorists on the road.
When drivers or cargo loaders fail to adhere to regulations set in place to avoid causing a wreck, they can be sued for negligence. Big rig truck accident lawyers serving San Antonio Texas can guide victims and survivors of a commercial vehicle wreck so that their right to compensation is upheld.What Makes Big Rig Truck Accidents More Dangerous?
While the average car weighs in at about 4,000 pounds, a big rig can top out at 80,000 pounds. This immense size discrepancy can lead to serious, often deadly accidents. This is why victims of a commercial vehicle accident in San Antonio often seek the advice of a professional after an accident. Besides the size and weight element, big rigs often transport material that can spill over roadways as well as large, heavy cargo that can fall out of the trailer.
The impact alone is enough to kill individuals when a huge tractor-trailer collides with a tiny passenger vehicle. Semi-truck collisions seldom result in fatalities but may end up in serious injuries that result in a life-long need for medical treatment. Common injuries include the following:
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Broken bones
- Traumatic burn injuries
- Severe lacerations
- Wrongful death
Research indicates that when a smaller passenger vehicle collides with an 18 wheeler, the passenger vehicle takes the bulk of the impact. Reaching out to an attorney immediately after a big rig accident is detrimental to crafting a strong case against the negligent parties.Texas Lawyers at Carabin Shaw Can Build a Solid Case for You
At Carabin Shaw, our attorneys count not just with previous experience, knowledge of Texas law, and an understanding of the facts and statistics surrounding big rig collisions, but with a passion for advocacy.
Do not go up against the insurance companies alone. A lawyer can assist you in negotiating a fair settlement that includes all of your accident-related costs. Our attorneys have successfully recovered over 1 billion dollars of damages for victims in San Antonio. Visit Carabin Shaw’s client reviews to read about how we’ve assisted our previous and current clients.
To schedule a no-obligation, free consultation call 800-862-1260 toll free and speak with a member of our legal team. Our members speak English and Spanish and are available to discuss your potential case 24/7.