San Antonio Commercial Vehicle Accidents

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San Antonio Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Your Advocate With the Insurance Company
Commercial vehicles, whether they are cars or large trucks carry commercial insurance policies. If you are in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you will have to battle the company’s insurance carrier for every cent. Commercial insurance carriers are notorious for trying to deny fault for accidents so they do not have to pay damages.

Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyers

At our Law Firm, we know how to fight insurance companies. What’s more, the insurance companies know we can and will fight them. Our reputation as aggressive trial lawyers is a valuable asset. Our founder has been Board Certified in civil trial law by the Texas Bar since 1993. You can rely on his expertise at trial and in negotiations. To schedule a free consultation with a commercial vehicle accident lawyer, please call us today.

Comprehensive Injury Representation
The firm represents people injured in accidents with vehicles such as:

Commercial vans
Cargo vans
Delivery cars or trucks
Garbage trucks
Construction vehicles
Whether you were in a collision while driving or were hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian or cyclist, you may be entitled to compensation. If the other driver’s negligence caused your injury, we can seek damages for medical bills, related expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. If you lost a family member to wrongful death, we can also argue for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and future income that has been lost.

To build strong cases, we often work with medical experts, accident reconstruction experts, life-care planners, and economists. They provide crucial information about liability, the effect of the injury or death on the victim and family, and the present and future costs of the accident.

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Personal Injury Law – Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Personal Injury Law – Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Tractor-trailer collisions are often deadly for passengers of smaller cars and light trucks. In many cases, a truck cannot remain upright during an accident, making the chance for crushing a passenger vehicle more likely. One of the more dangerous types of crashes is known as a “jackknife” when the trailer flips over on its side. More here. The size and weight of large trucks also make them more challenging to maneuver, and visibility is often limited due to increased blind spots.truck accident attorneys - 18 wheeler crash lawyers
The causes of tractor-trailer accidents extend beyond the obvious limitations that a large truck poses to the most qualified driver. Numerous other factors can contribute:

Driver fatigue
Driver intoxication – either alcohol or drug use
Negligent hiring practices on the part of the trucking company – hiring drivers with DWI records or poor driving performance
An unsafe or unbalanced load
Inadequate trucking company safety and training policies
Lax trucking company logbook requirements
Falsified driver logs
Defective tires or other defective equipment
Improper truck maintenance

With multiple trucking companies and drivers traveling across the country, the potential for collisions among tractor-trailers and other vehicles is significant, and the cost can be enormous. There is not only the financial cost to the company for the loss of business and/or goods as a result of the collision, but the cost to victims and their families harmed when a large tractor-trailer crashes into another vehicle.
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If you are involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer, your most immediate focus will be on obtaining urgent medical treatment. Life-altering injuries can be a tragic consequence even with the best medical care. So it is important to consider the cause of the truck accident, and whether someone else is to blame for an accident that may have a long-term impact on you and your family’s future.18 wheeler accident lawyers

Our Law Firm has experience handling tractor-trailer accident cases. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a tractor-trailer collision, please contact the truck accident lawyers at our Law Firm today.

Reckless Driving – Personal Injury Law

Reckless Driving

Aggressive driving, also known as reckless driving, is another major cause of car accidents. You have probably encountered reckless drivers on the road many times. Their actions may cause you to modify your own driving behavior to avoid them, and this can lead to an accident. Reckless drivers place everyone around them in danger.

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It is easy to spot reckless drivers. They are usually speeding or engaging in a range of other risky behaviors such as tailgating other drivers, running red lights or frequently changing lanes.

If you’ve been hurt by a reckless driver or a family member has been killed or injured as a result of a reckless driver, rely on our qualified car accident attorneys. Call us toll-free or email us to make an appointment.

Signs Of Reckless Driving

The DUI Foundation states that reckless driving occurs when an individual operates a vehicle in a dangerous or negligent manner. Some reckless driving is labeled reckless driving “de jure” or by law. This means that a driver who performs a certain behavior, such as driving a certain number of miles over the speed limit, is automatically labeled reckless. More on this website

Along with the dangerous behavior mentioned above, studies also show that playing music at a higher than normal volume so that other drivers can hear it is also a sign of reckless driving. Reckless drivers also tend to use their horns more frequently while they are maneuvering through traffic. Drunk driving is also an example of reckless driving.

Protect Yourself Against Reckless Driving

There are several things you can do to protect yourself against a reckless driver, such as:

Slowing down to let the reckless driver pass
Avoiding eye contact, which can sometimes aggravate the reckless driver further
Driving in the lane farthest away from the reckless driver
Ignoring any actions or gestures from the reckless driver

Most importantly, do not let your pride take over and attempt to challenge the aggressive driver. This behavior commonly leads to a crash. If the situation appears to be getting out of hand, it is best to simply pull over until the reckless driver is gone.

If you are concerned that the reckless driver may hurt or kill someone, call the police.

Avoiding Reckless Driving
It is important for all drivers to drive in a reasonable manner and exercise due care. All drivers are prone to engaging in reckless driving at times. It is possible to reduce the likelihood of reckless driving by avoiding certain behaviors, such as talking on a cellphone or attempting to multitask while driving.

It is also important to always drive according to the posted speed limit, regardless of whether you will be late to where you’re going. Being late to work or a scheduled appointment is never worth the risk.

The consequences of a reckless driving accident can wreak havoc on your life. When a reckless driver has caused your accident and left you badly hurt, you may be able to collect compensation for medical bills and lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.

For capable help with your legal claim, call our car accident lawyers toll-free or email us.