San Marcos Truck Accident Lawyers
In the recent past, San Marcos has enjoyed significant growth, attracting a handful of industrial and commercial distribution centers: Amazon, H.E.B., Goodman Distribution, and others. The Texas Innovation Corridor goes straight to Austin to the North and San Antonio to the South. The corridor is running on either side of I35 right through San Marcos and beyond.
As you can well understand, all the goods have to be moved from A to B, and that is where 18-wheelers come into play. If you ever had to go from San Antonio to Austin using I35, you know what I'm talking about. One big rig after another. Tractor-trailers blow by your vehicle right and left.
In too many cases, these 18-wheelers can cause terrifying accidents.
Severe injuries occur, and some victims may have lost their lives, creating life-altering circumstances for impacted families.
Accidents caused by commercial truck drivers can have a severe impact on the victims, and the injuries can be:
- Brain Injuries
- Head Trauma
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Damages
- Facial Fractures and Lacerations
- Broken Bones
- Distracted Drivers
- The Driver was High or Intoxicated
- Fatigued Drivers
- Reckless Driving
- Overloaded Trailers
- Shifting Loads
- Mechanical Issues
- Faulty Tires
- Defective Brakes
- Or Other Mechanical Defects
If you or a family member were the victims of a commercial truck accident, call our personal injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw P.C. right away! The involvement of a large truck in an accident has different implications than in car/car accident cases.
When a truck driver's negligence causes the accident, and we can prove fault, we have the opportunity to go after more individuals or companies.
Many of the accidents involving a semi could have been prevented if only the trucking companies had followed the safety standards and regulations put in place by the State and Federal Governments.
So, here we have an opportunity to go after the trucking company, the firm that loaded the truck, the mechanics, and others.
In many cases, these large trucking companies, with the assistance of the insurance companies, will send their investigators to the crash site to collect evidence and interview witnesses and involved parties. It's not an exercise in futility; there is a lot of money involved that the insurance company has to come with.
There is no time to waste when you were injured in a San Marcos truck accident. Therefore, it is imperative our caseworkers, and accident specialists get to the scene before evidence is destroyed or disappears.
The trucking industry does not play nice; too much money is at play. They are just looking out for the bottom line.Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents and the Aftermath
Have you suffered a loss recently in a tragically fatal semi-truck accident in Texas? It is a sad fact that no action can bring back your loved one or somehow make up for the tragic loss. However, following such an accident, you have several choices on how to proceed legally to achieve some compensation for your loss and some justice for those whose negligence caused the loss.
You might ask us, what are the legal options following such a tragedy, and whom will I need to contact to start the process to achieve just restitution and hold those responsible accountable for their actions? In any case of wrongful death involving motor vehicles and especially in cases involving semi-trucks, the legal proceedings are complex and convoluted, far beyond the skill set of an inexperienced attorney, much less someone who does not have a legal background or have extensive knowledge of the law who might try and represent themselves. The fact is a wrongful death case is complicated such that only an experienced attorney can hope to bring you through the situation. The fatal 18-wheeler accident wrongful death lawsuit is a complicated process made more so by each of its components. Our truck accident attorney offers this article by way of information so that you have the tools to make your first step in the arduous process following the tragic loss of a loved one to a fatal commercial truck accident. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us for a free consultation. Remember as well that time is of the essence. If you are uncertain what your legal options are, call us today.Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents
A general and prevailing misconception regarding wrongful death litigation that involves semi-trucks is that the only real difference between a situation where someone is killed by an 18-wheeler, and a situation where someone is killed by an automobile, is the size of the accident, and possibly the size of the settlement since 18-wheelers are commercial vehicles. Both of those elements have truth in them. First, the size of the physical accident is indeed larger, seeing as how the difference in mass between a big rig and an automobile is enormous. Certainly, some semi-truck accidents affect more than just a few people on the highway. If, for example, the anti-lock brakes of the 18-wheeler failed and the truck was moving along a flat standard grade stretch of highway, the truck's velocity would carry the vehicle a mile before it stopped. Imagine thousands of pounds of steel hurtling down the road for a full mile. The damage could be enormous. However, some accidents involving semi-trucks are similar to an automobile accident if, for instance, an 18-wheeler changes lanes without looking and knocks another vehicle off the road. It can be just as fatal, though. The second part of the misconception is that aside from the physical size of the accident, the only real difference is in the settlement, which is sure to be at least a little larger since 18-wheelers are commercial. Once again, this can be the case since the insurance policies that commercial trucking companies hold are very large. However, the legal proceedings and the players on the defense are the real difference between a fatal accident involving a semi and a deadly accident involving an automobile. The trucking companies and the insurance companies are not going to mess around. They are not going to be altruistic. They will try their hardest to prevent you from seeing a single cent of remuneration for the loss of your loved one.
For truck accident cases, what you really need is an experienced and competent lawyer who has dealt with the companies in question before and who knows the ins and outs of the legal process involved with litigating a semi-truck wrongful death claim. An attorney taking on this case is not just dealing with the negligent driver of the big rig. They deal with a whole team of experienced and aggressive lawyers, adjusters, and company officers. The wrongful death lawyers at our Law Office have been litigating cases like this for twenty years and can foresee the variations and complications that will be a part of this case. However, we will fight for your rights so that you and your family will receive the just compensation you deserve for your tragic loss. If you have any questions at any point, don't hesitate to call us for a free consultation.