Your San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers at Carabin Shaw Law Firm

In the U.S., over 100,000 vehicle crashes involve tractor-trailers and large trucks, and a large percentage of these result to injuries and deaths. A San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers are essential if you have been injured in a truck accident for various reasons. Call 210.222.2288 to meet with the San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers at Carabin Shaw Law Firm.

Why Truck Accidents happen

The U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration conducts studies now and again that analyzes some of the most common causes of 18-wheeler, trailers and large trucks. Causes of truck accidents can vary from driver error, problems with the truck, or environment. It’s important to call our San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers if your crash was caused by the following:

Driver Errors

Many times the reason for an accident is the result of the driver of the truck. There are common driving errors and extraordinary scenarios that both result in catastrophic injuries because of the size of the truck. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Speeding
  • Illegal maneuvers
  • Inattentive driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Distracted driving
  • Lack of training

Truck Problems

In some cases, the driver’s actions may not be the cause for the accident, but the truck is. This could possibly be the fault of the driver and/or the trucking company. A few examples would be:

  • Overloaded trucks
  • Oversized trucks
  • Defective parts (steering, brakes, etc.)
  • Mechanical failure (from improper maintenance)
  • Brake failures

Environmental Problems

There are also other scenarios where the accident occurs because of the environment the accident occurred. This may not necessarily alleviate liability for the driver or the company, but it definitely plays a factor. Some environmental problems include:

  • Traffic flow interruptions
  • Roadway problems
  • Weather problems
  • Sightline obstructions

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a large commercial vehicle or an 18 wheeler, call our San Antonio Trucking Accident Lawyers at Carabin Shaw Law Firm. Our dedicated team of lawyers know the federal rules and regulations that truck drivers, and the trucking companies that employ them, must follow. Call us at 210.222.2288, day or night, for more information.

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