Del Rio Truck Accident Fatalities
Large commercial trucks flood the Del Rio roadways day in and day out, creating increased opportunities for accidents due to their size and weight. One in every eight automotive accidents involves a large truck, such as a big rig, tractor trailer, or other oversized commercial vehicles.
Del Rio truck accident fatalities should not be taken lightly, as their outcome usually yields catastrophic damages, injuries, and life threatening conditions. If you or a loved one falls victim to a trucking accident in Del Rio, the team of attorneys with Carabin & Shaw can help you through this tough and trying time. Boasting years of experience with personal injury cases, the Carabin & Shaw team will help you to win the justice and compensation you deserve.
Del Rio truck accident fatalities can be caused by a number of factors at any time of day. Some of the causes that are most often responsible for a commercial trucking accidents leading to extreme injuries or fatalities are:
- Driver Fatigue
- Defective roadways
- Defective equipment
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Failure to upkeep maintenance and inspect vehicle
- Late night or early morning schedules
- Distracted or negligent drivers
Del Rio trucking accidents can often result in traumatic and catastrophic injuries or death. Such catastrophic injuries may permanently affect the quality of someone's life, as well as that of their loved ones. Some of the common injuries sustained from trucking accidents include but are not limited to:
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Memory loss
- Organ Damage
Connecting with a skilled and experienced attorney as soon as a Del Rio trucking accident occurs is crucial in ensuring that the victim is on the right path to recovery and compensation. Just as regular vehicles have laws and rules to abide to on the roadway, trucks also have additional extensive laws and regulations they must adhere to. These regulations are put into effect by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The attorneys of Carabin & Shaw possesses years of experience with these laws and regulations, making them knowledgeable and able to build a strong case for you.
Damages and the process of claiming them in Del Rio truck accident fatalities are slightly different than damages in an auto accident. If you have been in an accident with an at-fault driver, you can seek an accident settlement with the contracting company to help compensate for medical injuries and consequences much sooner than in a traditional case.
Additionally, the injured is entitled to damages for mental and emotional suffering. Families of the injured may also be awarded compensation for loss of care, companionship, future earnings, and love and affection. Del Rio truck accident lawyers specialize in cases like these on a daily basis and can help you fight for what is rightfully yours.
Another difference between a passenger vehicle accident and commercial trucking accident is that truck drivers possess special licenses, training, and education allowing them to operate their commercial vehicle. Since these drivers are required to fully complete all training and education requirements prior to operating their vehicle, cases in which the driver has not adhered to those standards can also bring additional liability to the company responsible for the negligent hiring and/or training practices. Conversely, in most passenger vehicle cases, victims are not able to seek compensation for an inexperienced driver. Working with a competent lawyer who can help prove your case against an inexperienced truck driver can make a large difference as you build your personal injury case and seek compensation.
The accident attorneys at Carabin & Shaw have over 25 years’ experience of building strong cases and assisting their clients in receiving the justice and compensation they deserve in your Del Rio wrongful death and personal injury claims. Call today for a free consultation at 1.800.862.1260.