Fox San Antonio reports that an eighteen wheeler overturned on Interstate 35, northeast of San Antonio in the town of New Braunfels, Texas. The accident occurred in the middle of the afternoon on October 22nd and closed down the southbound lane of the highway for several hours. Thankfully, there were no immediate reports of injuries stemming from the accident. This is very good news since commercial truck accidents have the potential to cause a devastating amount of damage. If you have been involved in a truck accident, contact an experienced Texas truck accident lawyer today.
Commercial Truck Accident Cases are Different
For a variety of reasons, accidents with large commercial trucks present key differences from accidents with ordinary cars. Recovering fair compensation for injuries caused by a truck is more complex and a qualified truck accident attorney is even more important. Some of these key differences include:
- Time Sensitivity; It is always a good idea to contact an attorney as soon as possible after an injury, but time is even more sensitive in commercial truck accidents. The preservation of evidence is vital and if you do not act quickly there is risk that the truck company will attempt to bury the evidence. Electronic evidence and other documented evidence from the company could be necessary to make your case. But, federal law only mandates that this evidence is preserved for a certain period of time. If you act quickly, your attorney can make sure that all important evidence is preserved.
- Federal And State Regulation: Commercial trucks are regulated at the state and national level. The state of Texas follows the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. These regulations could be very important for your case. There are government regulations relating to driver qualification, driver training, amount of time the driver can be behind the wheel and vehicle safety.
- Business Complexity: The complexity of commercial truck businesses will also very likely play an important role in your injury claim. For example, there are numerous different parties that might be liable for your injuries and you must be able to determine which ones bear legal responsibility. In your case, the liable party could be the truck driver, the driver’s employer, the owner of the truck itself, the owner of the truck’s trailer or even the manufacturer of the truck.
An experienced truck accident attorney is well aware of the unique challenges that come with making an injury claim against a commercial truck. Your attorney will make sure that your case moves forward in the correct way.
Contact An Experienced San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents remain far too common in Texas. Due to the immense size of commercial trucks, these accidents can be extremely dangerous for cars. A fully loaded eighteen wheeler can weigh up 80,000 pounds, that is over 20 times the size of a typical car. Trucks must be operated with the highest level of care and caution, when that level of care is breached the truck is negligent. At the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos we have immense experience fighting for justice for injured victims of truck accidents. If you have been injured by a truck in Texas, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.