Deadly Eighteen Wheeler Crash On Interstate 10
According to reporting from KSAT.com, the year started off tragically as an eighteen wheeler was involved in a deadly accident on the northwest side of San Antonio in the early morning hours of January 5th, City police reported that the driver of the truck lost control and the truck started to slide, eventually flipping over the side of a guardrail and bursting in flames. The pictures from the scene show truly devastating wreckage. Eighteen wheelers remain an inherent risk on the road and all drivers should remain vigilant when around large trucks. If you have been injured in an accident with an eighteen wheeler, an experienced San Antonio truck accident lawyer can help you recover the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Three Important Differences Between Truck Accidents and Car Accidents
- Inherent Danger: Accidents with large trucks are simply much more dangerous than accidents between two cars. The overwhelming size of trucks often has devastating consequences when accidents occur. According to a Federal study, when a truck and a car are involved in a fatal accident, 95 percent of the time the person suffering fatal injuries was in the car. Many catastrophic injuries are suffered in truck accidents and this must be recognized.
- Federal Regulation: Commercial trucking operations that cross state lines are regulated by the Federal Government. Further, the state of Texas, has adopted all federal trucking regulations at the state level. So that means federal regulations even apply to trucks operating solely within Texas state borders. The regulations involve a wide variety of issues from how much time the driver can be behind the wheel to how the truck must be inspected. All safety regulations must be followed, if an accident is caused by the failure to follow a trucking safety regulation then the accident was caused by negligence. An experienced Texas truck accident attorney can use this fact to help build a strong legal case on your behalf.
- Business and Legal Complexity: Commercial trucking operations have become very complex big business. Complicated business operation leads directly to a complicated legal situation. For example, a number of different parties are involved in the business of operation truck. This includes: the truck driver, the employer of the truck driver, the owner of the truck or trailer, any of the company’s leasing the truck or any manufacturer of a part of the truck. Any single one or any combination of these parties might be liable for your truck accident injuries. It is important to seek the professional services on an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after the accident so your attorney can start sorting the case out and can get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact An Experienced San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyer
Eighteen wheelers cause far more than their fair share of major Texas highway accidents.Their immense size make them a danger on the road and large commercial trucking companies have a legal responsibility to operate their fleets with this fact in mind. Trucking companies have an obligation to remain prudent and follow all federal and state regulations in order to reasonably protect the safety of other drivers on the road. At the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, our team works hard to fight for the legal rights of truck accident victims. If you, or a loved one, has been injured by an eighteen wheeler, call our office today to schedule a free legal consultation.