Trucking Collision FAQs | Truck Accident Lawyer San Antonio
Eighteen wheelers are forty times heavier than most passenger vehicles, legally weighing as much as 80,000 pounds. Because of their sheer size—and momentum—these massive trucks often cause catastrophic destruction when they collide with other cars. If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident in San Antonio, you may be wondering what to do now. Should you accept the settlement offer? Do you need to hire a San Antonio auto injury lawyer?
If you’re wondering how to find answers to these questions and more, our Carabin Shaw experts serving San Antonio are here to help. Read on to learn the answers to frequently asked questions about trucking accidents and learn how to contact a qualified San Antonio auto injury lawyer.Should I Accept the Insurance Settlement I Have Been Offered?
Not before speaking with a qualified attorney. In many cases, the insurance company’s initial offer will be too low, and you may be entitled to more compensation. This is why it’s crucial to speak with a lawyer before accepting a settlement. Only a qualified lawyer who has researched your accident can tell you whether or not you ought you would be better off filing a personal injury claim.How is Fault Determined After a Trucking Accident?
When determining fault after any accident, there are many different factors that must be taken into consideration. In order to determine fault, all of the following factors may be relevant:
- The police report
- Statements from each driver
- Statements from eyewitnesses
- Statements from accident reconstruction experts (in some cases)
As stated before, initial settlement offers after a crash are often far too low, because insurers are tasked with protecting the trucking company and its assets. A lawyer can help you determine whether or not the settlement you’ve been offered is fair, and whether it will be enough to cover your full damages (such as medical expenses, vehicle damage, and more). Many accident victims will be pressured by insurers into accepting unfair settlements because they do not know what they are actually owed, but also because insurers use bad faith tactics to try to shift the blame of the accident onto the victim. And accepting a too low settlement means you could end up saddled with medical debt.
Having a lawyer in your corner can help you get what you are owed and can negotiate with the insurers so you don’t have to. This is especially important when commercial vehicles are involved in the wreck, because trucking companies employ massive legal teams and are experts in avoiding responsibility after their drivers are involved in a crash. And because good law firms always offer free consultations to new clients, you have nothing to lose by finding out your full range of legal options before accepting a settlement.How Can I Receive a Free Consultation With a Qualified Truck Accident Lawyer San Antonio?
At Carabin Shaw, scheduling a free consultation is easy—and our team is available 24/7 to take your call. And because we offer all new clients a no cost, no obligation consultation, you have nothing to lose by calling us today. Our attorneys have 200 years of combined legal experience and have been successfully handling trucking accident claims for decades—and we want to help you win your case.
So call Carabin Shaw’s San Antonio office today at 210-222-2288 to receive your free consultation, and to find out how a qualified San Antonio auto injury lawyer can help after your trucking accident in San Antonio.