Trusted San Antonio Truck Accident Attorneys
Injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler or big rig?
Texas is a major transportation hub, and commercial trucks travel through San Antonio each day. When they're involved in an accident, people can get seriously hurt. When this happens, the truck accident lawyers at Tracey Fox & Walters hold the negligent parties responsible.
Tractor-trailers, or 18-wheelers, can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Other commercial trucks are also much larger than cars. These include box trucks, refrigerator trucks, dump trucks, logging trucks, flatbed trucks, oil tank trucks, cement and concrete trucks. When they crash into a car, the damage can be severe.
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The injuries caused by a truck accident can also be quite serious and life-changing. People may suffer injuries to the spinal cord or a traumatic brain injury. They may lose a limb. Other serious injuries include burns, broken bones and damage to internal organs. Minor injuries can include muscle sprains, cuts and bruises.
These injuries can also have a major financial impact. The cost of treatment can get quite expensive, especially when surgery and hospital stays are required. There may be additional doctor's visits needed, as well as physical therapy and medication. If a person is left unable to work, it can be hard to pay the bills.
Fighting for your rights
If you've been injured in a truck accident in San Antonio, you may not know what to do next. Simply contact us. Our experienced lawyers will take action.
Trucking companies usually send investigators to the scene of a truck accident soon after it happens. But they are only looking to protect themselves. That's why we conduct our own investigation. Our investigators will:
- Review all documents-including police reports and medical records
- Subpoena trucking company documents
- Seek information from the truck's electronic control module (ECM), or "black box"
- Interview witnesses (the truck driver, police officers, other drivers or pedestrians)
- Arrange to have an independent vehicle inspector examine the truck
Our San Antonio attorneys look for any signs of negligence by the driver. For example, the driver may have been drowsy, distracted or drunk. We will also check to make sure all federal guidelines were followed by the trucking company regarding cargo loading, hours of service and training maintenance. A violation of these guidelines can be used as evidence that the company was negligent.
Focused on results
We will also determine the amount of financial compensation you are owed. In general, people hurt in truck accident cases can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, physical impairment and disfigurement. Other damages that can be recovered include pain and suffering, emotional distress and possible punitive damages.
Our attorneys take the time to build a strong case, leaving no stone unturned. We work this because it gets results. When defense attorneys see we've taken a case, they know we will have a full command of the facts and be prepared to fight in court. Many times, we are able to negotiate a settlement that is right for our client - and we're prepared to go to trial if they won't make a reasonable offer.
Contact us to learn more about your options. We offer a free case evaluation.