Semi-Truck and Big Rig Accidents?
Auto accidents are extremely common throughout Texas, but they can vary in degrees of damage and injuries sustained. One of the leading causes of catastrophic car accidents in San Antonio is the involvement of semi-trucks and 18-wheelers. Semi-truck and big rig accidents not only lead to injury and possible death for the owners of the cars originally involved, but due to the size and weight of these trucks, other cars and passersby can easily become ensnared in the danger and add to the wreckage. If you have been involved in one of these semi truck accidents/18 wheeler accidents, you need an experienced lawyer from Carabin & Shaw on your side. We will do all it takes to investigate your claim and make sure you are taken care of in a timely manner.Determining Who is Responsible
If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi-truck accident, and you need to file a lawsuit for compensation of damages, one of the most important steps to take is to find out which parties involved can be held responsible for said damages.
In most cases, a speeding truck or a distracted driver is the cause of the accident. There could still be other parties who are at least partially responsible, such as the truck manufacturer or the truck maintenance team. One thing is for sure, though: the insurance of the motor company that has employed the driver involved will endeavor to find that the driver or motor company was not to blame by proving that a third party is responsible, which often means blaming the victim.
Avoid the possibility of not being compensated for your pain and suffering by contacting our attorneys in San Antonio. Semi-truck and big rig accidents can be devastating. Let us help you get the money you need so you can focus on your recovery.
There are times when only the driver or the trucking company that employs the driver is responsible. Other times, the company responsible for servicing the vehicles can be to blame. There have also been cases where the manufacturer of the semi-truck is to blame. Having an attorney that has experience with semi-truck accidents is vital to your case, because they know exactly how to find the cause of the accident and ensure the correct parties are held responsible.
Here’s a brief list of parties that have been held at least partially responsible for 18-Wheeler accidents in San Antonio, Texas:
- The driver
- The trucking company that employs the driver
- Service and maintenance providers employed by the trucking company
- “Shipping dock” workers/company, for improper loading of the trailer
- Manufacturer of the tractor or trailer, due to defects
- Tire maker due to faulty tires
Anyone in a semi-truck or big rig accident in San Antonio needs to make sure evidence is preserved and an investigation takes place as soon as possible. There are cases where it is crucial that the semi-truck be inspected right away after an accident before it goes back on the road or sold for parts or scrap metal. Hiring an attorney as soon as possible after the accident is the best way to be sure all investigations are handled in the time frame required.Call Carabin & Shaw Right Away
You are already dealing with physical and emotional pain. At Carabin & Shaw, our San Antonio semi-truck accident attorney can deal with this painful process for you. How long you wait to seek out help can mean the difference between full compensation and a stress free recovery, or no compensation and even being blamed for the accident. The sooner we can get started, the sooner you can return to living your daily life. Call our lawyers today for a free consultation at 210-222-2288 or toll-free at 800-862-1260.