New Braunfels Truck Accident Lawyers
New Braunfels is located in Comal County, Texas, one of the fastest-growing cities in the US. With that growth comes traffic, and a lot of it. With I35 running right through the middle of it, truck traffic is at a high point. In 2020 Comal County had 184 accidents involving commercial vehicles resulting in many serious and some not severe injuries.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a New Braunfels Truck Accident, call the seasoned professionals at the Carabin Shaw Law Firm today at 800-862-1480.
18-wheeler accidents leave the passenger vehicle or SUV occupants at a significant disadvantage: a Semi Trucks’ sheer size and weight (80,000 pounds loaded) often make for devastating injuries:
- Broken Bones
- Head Trauma
- Broken Ribs
- Spinal Trauma
- TBI-Traumatic Brain Injury
- Many of these 18-Wheeler Accidents have common causes:
- Bad tires on the truck.
- Failing brakes.
- Shifting loads that cause the trailer to flip.
- Overloaded trailers.
- Truck drivers that use drugs or alcohol.
- Distracted driving
As you can see, truck accidents happen for many different reasons. Too many of these accidents could have been prevented if it were not for the safety standard violations of the trucking companies. They try to cut corners to maximize their profits and put lives in danger.
The aftermath of a crash with an 18-wheeler or sizable commercial truck holds a lot of complicated processes that get even more difficult when serious injuries occur. In 2020 the trucking industry in the US generated 732.3 billion in revenue. No wonder they can afford the best attorneys and insurance carriers, who will want to offer you a quick settlement that is a fraction of what you deserve and could get if you call our law firm now.
When you or a loved one were injured in a trucking accident, you need solid legal representation for your claim to help you receive the fair compensation you should receive. You and your family need the Carabin Shaw truck accident lawyer by your side to fight for your rights.Who Is Liable for the Injuries You Have Suffered?
In an accident involving an 18-wheeler, there may be more than one party that might be responsible for the injuries you have suffered. You were only injured once, of course, but you can take legal action against each and every person or entity that in some way contributed to the accident and sue each of them for the same amount of damages. Our commercial truck accident attorney will launch a thorough investigation of the accident scene, and all of the circumstances surrounding the accident, in order to determine who was to blame for your injuries.
The most obvious responsible party is, of course, the driver of the truck that caused your accident. Many truckers, in order to make a living, are required to drive an incredible number of miles and meet rigid deadlines. Although the law requires them to take rest stops on a regular basis, many of them ignore that requirement and drive on without proper rest. When a distracted or exhausted driver is behind the wheel of one of these immense trucks, a devastating accident can occur that can result in debilitating injuries or death.
If you sue the driver, however, that is just the first of what could potentially be several legal actions you take. Almost every time that it is determined that a careless driver causes an accident, the injury victim can also sue the company that hired that driver as well. This can be a significant benefit to you, as trucking companies normally have extensive cash reserves that can lead to you obtaining just compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Personal injury law in Texas subscribes to the doctrine known as Respondeat Superior. This theory mandates that an employer is legally liable for any injuries that its employee causes while on the job. What this means, basically, is that even if the employer did nothing wrong, you can still sue the company for the negligence of its employee because of the theory of Respondeat Superior.
There can also be several other parties that in some way contribute to a semi-truck accident. For instance, the company responsible for planning the route of the truck, the company that manufactured the straps used to secure the cargo, the company responsible for securing that cargo, and others could be held liable for your injuries. Consider a scenario where a truck is hauling a piece of a modular home that is extremely tall. Say that truck travels under a low bridge, and part of the home is knocked off, strikes your car, and you suffer an injury as a result. You can more than likely sue the company that planned the route and led the big rig to go under that bridge. There are other times when the cargo on a flatbed trailer can become loose, even though that truck was not pushed or hit by anything else. In this case, the straps holding that cargo could have been defective, or the company charged with securing that cargo could have been negligent in the performance of its duties. When this takes place, you might be able to pursue legal action against either one of those companies, or both of them.
As a driver sharing the roads and freeways with large commercial trucks and semis daily, you need to understand the dangers that are involved.
When a large truck collides with a passenger vehicle or SUV, serious injuries or death can occur. If you have lost a loved one in an 18-wheeler accident due to the negligence of the truck driver or his employer, you need to consult with Carabin Shaw's New Braunfels truck accident lawyers today. Our team of seasoned personal injury and wrongful death attorneys will make sure that you receive the maximum compensation possible. Call us today at 800-862-1260