Hill Country 18 Wheeler Accidents
If you have been involved in a semi truck-related accident in the Hill Country area, the lawyers at Carabin & Shaw want to hear your story, and one our Hill Country 18-wheeler accident lawyers are prepared to fight with you and for you.
In the event of a crash, a large semi truck poses a much greater risk on the road than a regular, sedan-sized car. Eighteen wheelers typically weigh around 80,000 pounds; a standard passenger car usually weighs only about 5,000. The regulated dimensions of a semi truck include a length limit of about 70-80 feet in length and 14 feet in width. The immense size alone can pose a major on-road threat to surrounding vehicles. The result of an eighteen wheeler accident can be devastating to those involved.
Unfortunately for surrounding traffic, The National Trucking Industry is currently attempting to change the rules and employ larger and heavier trucks on the nation’s highways. Since the early 1990s, the regulated legal weight limitation for commercial big rigs has been set firmly at 80,000 pounds. However, the semi-trucking industry has sought to increase this weight capacity of late by as much as 17,000 pounds.
While their incentive for change is assuredly based in desired efficiency, the unforeseen ramifications of this additional weight could pose a threat to the safety of nearby motorists, up to and including the drivers of these heavier trucks themselves. Thankfully, Carabin & Shaw’s 18-wheeler accident lawyers serving Hill Country are here for you if you are the victim in a commercial trucking collision.
The fatal crash rate for heavy truck-related crashes seems to be always increasing. Commercial trucks are potentially dangerous for many reasons, principle of which is the fact that they are much larger and heavier than the average passenger car sharing the road. Large trucks possess multiple risks at any given time, such as difficulty coming to a full stop or the ability to maneuver quickly, large blind spot areas, and high probability of vehicular failure. With these assumed risks come potential tragic consequences in the event of an accident. These can include (but are not limited to):
- head injuries
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw handle all Hill Country types of 18-wheeler accidents and circumstances such as:
- Hill Country commercial trucker driver fatigue
- Hill Country truck driver negligence
- Hill Country texting and trucking
Carabin & Shaw’s 18-wheeler accident lawyers in Hill Country serve all areas of the region, including Boerne, Comfort, Kerrville, Bandera, Fredericksburg, Junction, Marble Falls, Johnson City, and Blanco. Our lawyers can even come to you after an accident, at home or in the hospital, wherever you are within the state of Texas. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensations for the damages. These damages range from mental distress to medical expenses and property damage. Carabin & Shaw takes on 18-wheeler cases involving:
- Driving while fatigued
- Texting while driving a truck
- Falsified logbooks
- Careless driving
- Improper loading
- Unsecured freight
- Improper upkeep
- Driving under the influence
- Reckless driving
- Mechanical failure
We handle all types of Hill Country commercial truck accidents. The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw are just a call away and prepared to offer an initial consultation, free of charge, in order to explain your best options moving forward and answer all the questions you might have. We have over two decades of experience and are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Contact one of our Hill Country 18-wheeler accident lawyers by phone toll free or online, day or night, at 210.222.2288. You’ll be glad you did.