According to a report from a large commercial truck was recently involved in an accident that shut down the southbound lanes of Highway 281 in San Antonio. The crash took place very early in the morning on September tenth and left the southbound lanes closed for around four hours. San Antonio police reportedly cite speed as a factor in the crash. Thankfully, there are were no reports of serious injuries from the accident. But beyond the massive headache this accident caused for San Antonio commuters, this accident serves as another reminder of how dangerous large trucks can be. If you, or a loved one, has been involved in an accident with a truck an experienced San Antonio truck accident lawyerwill review your case and make sure the full extent of your legal rights are protected. You may be entitled to substantial compensation for your damages.

Speed is Frequently a Factor In Truck Accidents

When truck drivers travel too fast for the conditions of the roadway, they are putting all other motorists in serious danger. A report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that for every ten miles per hour a truck increases its speed, the odds of a rollover or jackknife rise forty-nine percent. The report also noted that the effect was much greater in poor weather or when the truck was traveling above the posted speed limit. NHTSA found that when trucks are traveling ten miles per hour over the speed limit, the odds of a rollover increase almost two hundred percent. Further, a speeding semi-truck does not exist in a vacuum, high speed exacerbates other dangers that might be present. For instance, if the vehicle has bad brakes, old tires, or a fatigued driver, high speed can be the factor that pushes that it over the edge, leading a life altering accident.

Electronic Data Can Be The Key Evidence In Your Case

In Texas, driving an 18-wheeler too fast for the road conditions is negligent operation. If you have been involved in an accident caused by a speeding semi you may be legally entitled to full and fair compensation. An experienced attorney will help you prove your case by extensively investigating all the the details of the accident and every factor that led to it. Increasingly, electronic evidence has become an important factor in truck accident lawsuits. Many commercial trucks are now equipped with ‘black boxes’, similar to what you would find on a commercial aircraft. A black box is an event data recorder, and it can provide vital evidence in your case. The large companies and their insurance providers are interested in limiting your compensation and saving themselves money, they may try to force the big-rig back on the road as quickly as possible to cover the electronic evidence. An experienced attorney will make sure any electronic data is preserved and prevent the large commercial trucking company from destroying data.

Contact San Antonio Truck Accident Attorney Ronald Ramos

Unfortunately, commercial trucks are involved in a disproportionate number of serious accidents. Speed, or other negligence on behalf of the commercial operation, is often a factor in these accident. If you, or your loved one, was involved in a truck accident in San Antonio, you have legal options that must be protected. Contact our office today for a free consultation.