Semi-truck accidents are often caused because the truck driver was fatigued, inattentive, or otherwise negligent. At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, we work to uncover truck driver negligence and pursue full liability for that negligence.
Contact us at (210) 774-6445 for a free consultation with a truck accident lawyer in San Antonio.
Truck Operator Negligence - Substance Abuse & Speeding
Truck drivers are often under rigid deadlines that they must meet in order to earn sufficient income. Therefore, a driver may be inclined to drive too fast or drive while overtired. Additionally, the driver may take illegal drugs to stay awake while driving.
We work to uncover evidence of driver negligence, such as:
- Was the driver under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances?
- Was the driver under the influence of drugs to stay awake?
- Was the driver driving too fast for the road or weather conditions?
- Was the driver speeding to make more profit or meet deadlines?
Truck Operator Negligence - Inattention
There are many factors that can easily distract a truck driver while on the road. We investigate to find if the driver was preoccupied with something other than driving, which may have contributed to the accident.
Our attorneys look at the following factors:
- Was the driver eating or smoking while driving?
- Was the driver talking on a cell phone while driving?
- Was the driver sending e-mails or text messages while driving?
- Was the driver completing reports while driving?
- Was the driver focusing attention on discussions over the CB radio?
Truck Operator Negligence - Inaccurate Reporting
Because driver fatigue and poor maintenance are common causes of trucking accidents, truck drivers are required to keep logs detailing their hours of driving, hours in the sleeper berth, and maintenance of the vehicle. As experienced truck accident lawyers in San Antonio, we review the driver logs and compare them to the factual evidence we have retrieved to determine if logbooks were falsified.
During an investigation, our team might ask:
- Did the driver fail to accurately complete maintenance log books resulting in poor maintenance of the vehicle?
- Was the driver actually sleeping when in the sleeper berth?
- Was the driver accounting for other manual labor done prior to driving, such as loading the truck?
Other Truck Operator Negligence
For safety reasons, drivers transporting hazardous material must know how to proceed in the event of a trucking accident or a leak. However, many drivers are unaware of what they need to do following an accident. This failure to move quickly can result in catastrophic injuries.
At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, four of our six attorneys are Board-Certified in Personal Injury by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We can help you fight for the justice and recovery you deserve. We assist clients throughout the state of Texas.
Contact us online or call (210) 774-6445 to speak with a San Antonio truck accident attorney about your case.