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Truck Driver Negligence

San Antonio Truck Accident Attorneys Working to Hold Negligent Parties Accountable

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.

Industry Recognized
  • Top 100 Verdicts

    In 2017, Top 100 Verdicts recognized Dennis C. Peery, John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Four of our attorneys are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a testament to our dedication and extensive personal injury experience.

  • Super Lawyers

    Founding partner Dennis Peery was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® in 2014 and has been reselected every year since 2016. No more than 5% of attorneys in Texas are selected to receive this honor.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorney Dennis C. Peery, a founding partner at our firm, is a proud member and officer of the American Board of Trial Advocates. This organization is dedicated to improving the ethical and technical standards of practice in trial advocacy.

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

    All of our attorneys are proud members of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, which was founded in 1949 to empower trial attorneys throughout the state and help them provide outstanding representation to their clients.

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

    Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ recognize attorneys for their legal services, experience, knowledge, and high ethical standards. This rating is based on client reviews and peer nominations.

  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association

    All of our attorneys are members – and some serve in leadership positions – of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that connects fellow trial lawyers and promotes the public’s right to our courts and jury system.

  • The National Trial Lawyers

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.

  • Top 100 Verdicts

    In 2018, Top 100 Verdicts recognized John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, R. Craig Bettis, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

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