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Causes of Large Truck Accidents in San Antonio

Large vehicles, such as 18 wheelers and delivery trucks, can cause incredible damage to passenger vehicles and other small vehicles. Due to their weight and size, crashes involving these big vehicles are often far more dangerous than crashes among passenger vehicles alone. If you have been in a big truck accident in San Antonio, you are likely facing incredible medical bills, car repair bills, reduced work hours, and other financial hardships alongside physical injury. Attorneys at Carabin Shaw have years of experience fighting for the justice of big truck accident victims, and are ready to help you on your path to obtaining your maximum settlement.

Large truck accidents can have any number of causes. However, unlike passenger vehicles, liability typically falls on truck manufacturers or the business that employ the truck driver. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimated in 2017 that large trucks and other large commercial vehicles accounted for nearly 5,000 fatal accidents. Meanwhile, the San Antonio Police department reported over 200 deadly crashes in 2021, the highest number that the police department has recorded.

San Antonio personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw have served the San Antonio community for three decades, marking us as a top personal injury law firm in Texas. Liability can be difficult to determine in many personal injury cases, but our lawyers are experts on San Antonio’s personal injury regulations, as well as the many potential causes of a big truck accident that lead to another party’s liability.

Causes of Large Truck Accidents

Large truck accidents are most often caused by negligence on part of the driver, their employer, or the truck manufacturers and can include

  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • A driver’s failure to account for weather conditions and road conditions
  • Overworked drivers, who have not been allowed to rest or break
  • Improper truck maintenance
  • Inadequate training for drivers
  • Negligent hiring on part of the company
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving under the influence

And other causes. Each of these are factors beyond a victim’s control, and a number are beyond the control of the big truck driver as well. Determining who is at fault and how much your claim is worth after an accident is one of the first steps of filing a claim, and our experts are ready to help you take those first steps.

18 Wheeler Attorneys at Carabin Shaw | Free Case Review

San Antonio 18 wheeler accident attorneys at Carabin Shaw work with a contingent-fee agreement. With this, you owe nothing for the services of an experienced attorney until your case has been won. After a big truck accident, your focus should be on healing or on tending to your injured loved ones. Our contingent-fee agreement allows you to prioritize your well-being without the stress of additional costs.

Our attorneys also offer free case review and initial consultation to potential clients. You deserve to understand what options are available to you after an accident, and our experts are committed to providing you with that information so that you can make the best decision for yourself. Seeking legal aid after a big truck accident may feel daunting or confusing, but experts at Carabin Shaw are dedicated to putting your best interest first and making the process as easy for you as possible. Carabin Shaw’s client reviews also provide evidence of our attorney’s astounding work and satisfied clients.

If you or a loved one has been in a big truck accident and would like to find out your options for pursuing a case, our English AND Spanish-speaking experts are available 24/7 at the toll-free number 800-862-1260. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence then you may be entitled to financial compensation, and Carabin Shaw is ready to fight for you and ensure that you receive the maximum possible value.

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