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Most Common Causes of Trucking Accidents | El Paso Personal Injury Attorneys

Commercial vehicles are dangerous. Most Texas drivers understand the fear of driving alongside one of the many 18 wheelers on our highways for an extended period. They know that a slight mistake on the truck driver’s part could result in a harmful and expensive accident. If you were involved in such an accident, Carabin Shaw could help you today. Our team of El Paso trucking accident lawyers has decades of combined experience representing people injury victims. Do not hesitate to contact our El Paso office for a free consultation with a legal professional about your case.

If you were involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle in El Paso, you are probably entitled to some compensation. Semi-trucks are responsible for over ten thousand accidents annually in Texas alone. These crashes can result in medical bills and vehicle repair bills, as well as lost wages and lasting pain and suffering. An experienced attorney can help you recover these funds. Here are some of the most common causes of trucking accidents that likely leave the commercial driver or their employer liable for these expenses:


Distracted driving is extremely hazardous in any vehicle, but especially in one as large and unwieldy as a semi-truck. A moment’s lapse in attention can have devastating effects. Distraction can come from outside the vehicle, such as accidents or roadside attractions. It can also come from the inside from a radio or cell phone. Distracted driving is a negligent act, posing a danger to other vehicles on the road. If you have been affected by a crash caused by a distracted commercial driver, contact one of our El Paso trucking accident lawyers to discuss the possibility of a lawsuit.


Most commercial drivers are professionals who take their jobs and the safety of the drivers around them seriously. For the vast majority of truckers, operating a truck while under the influence is an unthinkably negligent act. However, there are dangerous exceptions, and an intoxicated commercial driver can cause massive amounts of damage. Drunk or otherwise impaired driving is one of the most clear-cut cases of negligence there is. Our El Paso personal injury lawyers will help you receive all the compensation you deserve for that negligence.


Commercial drivers have to drive for days on end without much time to rest in between deliveries, making them particularly susceptible to driving while tired. Fatigued driving, or drowsy driving, is as dangerous as drunk driving and far more common. Similar to drunk driving, drowsy driving leads to impaired reaction time, lower visibility, and worse depth perception. Legally, it is considered a form of impaired driving. If you were involved in an accident with a fatigued commercial driver, they or their employer are likely liable for damages. Contact one of our El Paso trucking accident lawyers for a free consultation about a potential lawsuit.

An Attorney Can Help You Today

When looking for a semi-truck accident attorney in El Paso, be selective about who you choose to represent you. You need a lawyer who is dedicated to his or her clients. You also need a lawyer who has years of experience representing cases like yours and who knows enough about your situation to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Carabin Shaw’s attentive, experienced, and knowledgeable legal team can provide you with all of these qualities.

Do not hesitate to contact an attorney after one of these accidents. The longer you wait to act on a truck accident lawsuit, the less compelling your evidence becomes.

Contact us today at 915-779-2301 for an appointment with one of our El Paso personal injury lawyers. You can also reach us toll-free at 1-800-862-1260.

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