Representing the Rights of Injured Individuals Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos
Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos

Truck Accident Closes San Antonio Loop 1604

truck-loop-1604

According to reporting from KSAT.com, an eighteen wheeler accident recently forced authorities to close the eastbound lane of Loop 1604. The highway remained closed for several hours. According to San Antonio Police, a truck was speeding and jackknifed as a result. The truck then smashed into the the median that divides the highway and was hit by two other vehicles. One woman was injured in the accident, and was taken to a local hospital. But, thankfully, her injuries were not reported as serious. When large commercial trucks speed, they put the safety of everyone at risk. If you were involved in an accident with a speeding truck, please contact an experienced San Antonio truck accident lawyer today.

Speeding Often Causes Jackknife Accidents

Speeding is dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has determined that excessive speed is a factor in a disproportionate percentage of major highway accidents. The danger is heightened when a fully loaded eighteen wheeler is involved. These trucks often weigh in excess of 20,000 pounds. It is difficult enough to stop a large truck under any conditions. But, when eighteen wheelers travel in excess of the speed limit, they are at high risk of jackknife accidents. The term jackknifing refers to a scenario in which the trailer slides out from behind the truck and spins around to face backward. This will bring the truck to a violent and abrupt stop. This occurs because a speeding truck is often forced to brake quickly, and the trailer can start to slide. Jackknifing creates a very dangerous situation on Texas highways. It puts the safety of innocent Texans at risk. All truck drivers have a legal responsibility to maintain a safe speed when operating a truck. Further, trucking companies have an obligation to ensure that their drivers are properly trained so that speeding is avoided.

What Needs to be Proved in Truck Accident Cases

Generally, you will need to prove negligence to collect full and fair compensation in a Texas truck accident case. Speeding may be negligent, but how do you prove that a truck driver was speeding? This is a concern that many injured victims have after an accident. You may not even know for sure if the truck driver was actually speeding. Your lawyer will help by comprehensively investigating all aspects of your accident. All key evidence needs to be preserved and recovered. Increasingly, electronic data, stored on a truck’s black box, is the key to proving that a truck driver was speeding. Getting access to the electronic evidence is critical in speeding truck accident cases. It is your legal right to have that evidence. But, large truck companies, may try to block your access if they think they can get away with it. An experienced attorney can help.

Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, P.C.

1844 Lockhill Selma Rd #102
San Antonio, TX 78213
Phone: (210) 308-8811
Email: info@sanantonioaccidentlawyer.com

Client Reviews
★★★★★
I was in a minor car accident when I first moved to San Antonio. I wasn’t sure if I needed a lawyer but I eventually contacted theLaw Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, P.C. and I’m glad I did. I highly recommend this firm! A.W. - Online Review
★★★★★
Mr. Ramos (Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, P.C.) and his staff were GREAT!! I went to their office after a major car accident, and I was not getting anywhere with the insurance company, He and his staff helped me [get] way more than what I was offered by the insurance company its self. N.G. - Online Review
★★★★★
The people at the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, P.C. couldn’t have been any more helpful. Their friendly service team has so much knowledge to offer when it comes to seeking legal advice in a variety of different subjects. They come highly recommended if anyone is looking for any sort of help! M.C. - Online Review
★★★★★
Mr. Ramos has secured a spot as one of the best trial attorneys in San Antonio. His extensive knowledge of the law, ability to connect with jurors, and his admirable reputation among both judges and attorneys make him an absolute asset to the legal community. If you have the opportunity to retain him as legal counsel, consider it a huge privilege. Daniel J. Palmer - Lawyer in San Antonio, TX
★★★★★
Mr. Ramos and his staff are very diligent and effective in litigating personal injury claims and other torts. His representation of clients have resulted in successful outcomes. I myself will refer any cases that will require litigation and a greater expertise. Jesus Vargas - San Antonio, TX Attorney