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Laredo Tx Commercial Vehicle Accidents - What Injured Drivers Need to Know

With 656 trucking and transportation companies operating within the city, Laredo is a major player in commercial shipping in Texas and the United States. Situated on the southern border and located on the Trans-Texas Corridor, at the midpoint between Monterrey, Mexico, and San Antonio, Texas, this city sees some of the highest levels of ground transportation in the continental US.

With so much commercial traffic, unfortunately, comes an increase in accidents involving commercial vehicles. Due to their size, weight, and complicated insurance coverages, incidents involving these vehicles are often much more dangerous and much more complicated than typical crashes. Whether you were driving a commercial or a personal vehicle, if you have been in an accident with a company vehicle, don’t risk your financial future by fighting alone. Contact our Laredo Tx accident attorneys at Carabin Shaw to get started on your path to just compensation and recovery.

Commercial Accidents are Complicated - Seek Guidance from Carabin Shaw

No matter the situation or who is at fault, there are several reasons why you should seek the guidance of a Laredo Texas commercial vehicle accident attorney if you have been in a collision.

Severity of Injuries and Damages

Commercial vehicles are often larger and heavier than your typical personal vehicle. This mass makes it more difficult to slow down and turn and can lead to much more extensive physical or property damage, even death. Our team has decades of experience getting those involved in these terrible events the compensation they deserve.

Multiple Parties

Accidents are complicated enough on their own. Add in multiple cars, the commercial vehicle company’s insurance, mechanics, loaders, etc. and you have a real mess. No matter your level of involvement, a South Texas commercial truck accident lawyer is necessary to carefully navigate the aftermath of this type of accident and to ensure you avoid common pitfalls.


Commercial shipping is a highly regulated industry. Drivers must have adequate training and are limited in how many hours they can drive in a day. There are also laws around truck maintenance and how the cargo is loaded and secured. Though these regulations help keep our roads safe, they also add another layer of difficulty and yet another path to compensation after a Laredo commercial vehicle accident.

What Drivers of All Vehicles Need to Know

If you have been in an accident, there are a few things you should do right away to guarantee your safety in the short term and to support your claim in the long term.

  1. Check for injuries that may need immediate attention.
  2. Document the scene of the accident.
  3. Call the police.
  4. Get the insurance information for everyone involved and the contact information for any witnesses.
  5. Seek medical attention, even if you don’t think you are injured.
  6. Contact your insurance company to start your claim.
  7. Maintain accurate records of anything and everything related to the accident.
  8. Contact an experienced commercial vehicle accident attorney with Carabin Shaw.

The above are important steps for all drivers. If you are the driver of the commercial vehicle involved in the accident, you also should contact your employer and the company that owns the company, if it differs from the company you work for.

Start with a Free Case Review with Carabin Shaw

At Carabin Shaw, we are here to help you every step of the way. We are not in the business of making money off of our clients, we are here to help you through this difficult time and get you back on your feet, physically and financially. This is why we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis.

Take a moment to explore Carabin Shaw reviews, then call an English and Spanish-speaking member of our team toll-free, 24/7 at 800-862-1260. Our experienced Laredo lawyers are ready to start fighting for you today.

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