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San Antonio Commercial Vehicle Accident - Maximize Your Recovery with an Attorney

San Antonio, known for its rich colonial heritage, serves as a major shipping and transportation hub for southern Texas. Trucking, rail, and air freight all pass through Texas’ second-largest city. Meanwhile, many of the goods from the southern ports of Corpus Christi, Brownsville, and Port Isabel also find their way into and out of San Antonio.

With so much freight and so many people, comes an extensive business sector and an overwhelming number of commercial vehicles on San Antonio’s highways, roadways, and city streets. In general, increases in traffic typically result in increases in the rate of accidents. However, commercial vehicles can add additional complications due to their size and potential for complex insurance situations.

If you have been hit and are seeking commercial vehicle accident compensation, don’t try to take on the company’s insurance by yourself. You need a professional to guide you through the process. Contact the Texas personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw today to learn how our experienced lawyers can help you win the maximum compensation you deserve.

Common Types of Commercial Vehicle Accidents

While different types of commercial vehicles daily take to the roads of San Antonio, many of them are involved in shipping and delivery. These vehicles, though quite different in shape, size, and cargo, typically have one thing in common: their heavy and imbalanced. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Saftey Administration, this can lead to various types of accidents including:

Rear-End Collision

Larger vehicles, carrying larger loads, take longer to slow down. This is just physics. This can often lead to a commercial vehicle hitting a passenger car from behind.

Underride Collisions

This is when a part of a passenger vehicle gets trapped under a commercial truck or trailer and can happen when a long semi is turning at an intersection.

Overturn (Rollover) Accidents

Due to a high center of gravity or instability caused by loose or poorly packed freight, one of the most common commercial accident types is a rollover. If you are unlucky enough to be in the path, this can cause extensive damage even death.

Jackknife Accidents

Again due to a high center of gravity, loose goods, or improper/rapid braking, a jackknife is when the rear end of a trailer swings out at a sharp angle to the cab. Notorious for blocking highways, the out-of-control big rigs can also cause a lot of damage.

If you have been the victim of any of the above, it is imperative that you contact a San Antonio commercial vehicle accident lawyer with Carabin Shaw. We offer our services on a contingency-fee basis so you can take advantage of our knowledge and know-how risk-free.

The Complexity of Commercial Vehicle Accidents

There are a number of reasons why accidents that involve commercial vehicles are more complex than those that don’t. At the top of that list are the following:

  • Multiple vehicles - Due to their size and weight, it is not uncommon for commercial vehicle accidents to involve multiple passenger vehicles. This can lead to confusing and complicated insurance negotiations.
  • Extensive damage - Again, this is a size and weight issue. Large, heavy commercial vehicles cause more property damage and physical injury. Both of these will play an important role as you and your attorney try to maximize your damage claim.
  • Corporate insurance - Insurance companies don’t like to pay out, that is just a fact. However, some of the larger commercial and freight companies utilize giant insurance conglomerates known for fighting claims.
Maximize Your Claim - Hire Our m at Carabin Shaw Today

If you have been in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you deserve maximum compensation. More than that you deserve peace of mind and the time to recover. A San Antonio truck accident lawyer with Carabin Shaw can give you just that.

Check out Carabin Shaw reviews to see how we have helped others in similar situations, then call us toll-free at 800-862-1260. We have English and Spanish-speaking representatives available 24/7 to schedule your free initial consultation.

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