Trucks inflict terrible carnage every day on America's roads. How do you begin to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of a bad truck accident? At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery in San Antonio, our longstanding focus has been on representing Texans who were injured in accidents involving big rigs and other trucks. This includes the families of people killed in fatal truck accidents.
Many of our San Antonio truck accident attorneys are Board-Certified in Personal Injury Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We focus our practice on handling major accident cases involving cars and trucks, with a proven record of results.
Contact us online or by phone at (210) 774-6445 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
Types of Truck Accident Cases We Handle
After being hurt in a truck accident, you are facing loss of income from time off work, medical bills, doctor visits, and grief. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident involving a large truck or another type of commercial vehicle, you need a lawyer who knows how to handle it. We've been handling these kinds of cases since we started our firm in 1990.
As experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyers, we are able to offer plenty of guidance and support for clients who get injured in trucking accidents. These include:
- Accidents in or around oilfields. There's an oil and natural gas boom in Texas, which is generally a good thing. But this is not the case if you're a car driver injured by an 18-wheeler around the Eagle Ford Shale or Barnett Shale oil region. The same is true if you're an oil and gas worker injured because your colleague fell asleep behind the wheel or acted negligently.
- Major and multi-vehicle accidents. Accidents involving 18-wheelers and other large trucks often involve many vehicles. It can be difficult to figure things out, including who is at fault for the accident. We look for who can be held liable. We start investigating as early as possible. We look for truck driver negligence and bad truck maintenance, among other common causes.
- Fatigued truck drivers. The government has detailed rules on how long truck drivers are allowed to be on the road without taking breaks. Our attorneys can help you respond to an accident caused by a fatigued truck driver who violated those rules.
Continue browsing our website to learn more about the common causes of truck accidents, as well as how our team can help you with your claim.
Exposing Negligence by Truck Drivers
It's not uncommon for truck drivers to blame other drivers for causing an accident. Exposing truck driver negligence is essential for assigning fault and recovering the full compensation you deserve. In investigating truck accidents, our attorneys work with accident investigators in measuring skid marks, reviewing data from a truck's onboard black box data recorder, analyzing GPS information, and inspecting a driver's log book.
By comparing fuel receipts against GPS information, we can often determine if a truck driver exceeded his maximum allowable drive time hours. This is important in cases where driver fatigue is a factor. In measuring skid marks and analyzing data from a truck's black box data recorder, we can often determine if a truck driver was speeding or engaged in unusual driving maneuvers.
A Truck Accident Is Not Your Average Car Wreck
In many cases, an action can be brought against multiple potential parties, including the driver and the trucking company. You need a lawyer who has the experience and knowledge to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident and to help you fight for the maximum amount of compensation allowed under the law.
We have extensive experience representing the victims of accidents involving trucks. Our years of practice have resulted in access to innumerable experts in a variety of specialty areas related to trucking and transportation litigation. This access and experience enhances our ability to achieve a fair and just result for our clients.
Representing Clients across Texas
If you hire us, you're hiring attorneys who are Board-Certified in Personal Injury by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization who have helped many clients just like you over the years—clients who have been injured and had to deal with a changed lifestyle, a long recovery, and mounting medical bills. 18-wheelers and big-rigs are some of the largest motor vehicles on the road. Their sheer size can often increase the risk for accidents and injuries.
In fact, according to the NTSB's 2013 transportation fatality report, there were 691 deaths due to medium and heavy trucks on highways alone. Furthermore, blind spots are bigger for 18-wheeler drivers and maneuvering can be difficult, especially if the driver is fatigued, has been working longer than hours recommended by the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) or was not properly trained/supervised. Let us help you seek maximum compensation for your serious injuries.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation with our truck accident lawyers in San Antonio. Call (210) 774-6445 or submit an online contact form to get started.