While truck accidents usually result in the truck driver walking away unscathed, this is usually not the case for the driver of the other vehicle. Accidents involving large commercial vehicles often result in serious injury and even death. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a truck or commercial vehicle accident, we are here to help. We have represented Texans involved in serious collisions for over 30 years and have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.Trucking Accidents are Unique
If you’ve been hurt, you may be legally entitled to compensation, however, truck accident cases differ significantly from auto accident cases in many ways. One factor that plays a major role is industry regulation. Transportation firms and commercial drivers are held to a higher standard of care that typical passenger vehicles.
Companies are legally responsible for ensuring that their vehicles are in good working order and do not exceed statutory weight limits. Furthermore, drivers are required to maintain thorough log books of their driving times, and are not allowed to exceed a certain number of hours behind the wheel per week. Failing to adhere to these rules may increase the company’s liability in case of an wreck.Commercial Truck Insurance
Another significant difference is that trucking companies are required by federal law to carry at least $750,000 in liability insurance per vehicle. Because of these hefty policies, companies which insure trucking firms are both more aggressive in investigating accidents and more experienced in litigating them.
Finally, unlike typical motor-vehicle collision cases, injured drivers can file a lawsuit against not only the driver, but also the company he or she was working for at the time of the accident.Types of Truck Accidents
One of the most common types of 18 wheeler accidents San Antonio injury attorneys encounter are jackknife accidents, where the cab of the big rig bends back toward the trailer it is hauling. Sometimes, both the cab and the trailer will tilt or flip over and cause a rollover crash. In addition, an override crash occurs when a truck drives over a passenger vehicle; and when a car slides under the trailer portion, it is known as an underride crash. And of course, a tractor trailer can slam into another vehicle in a head-on collision, which is the deadliest type of commercial vehicle crash.You Need an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer
Due to the complexities of commercial trucking litigation, it is important for accident victims to engage the services of a qualified truck accident lawyer. At the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, we have considerable experience in investigating accidents, determining liability, obtaining documentation and evidence, and securing settlements for our valued clients. If you have been injured in semi-truck accident in San Antonio, we are here to help. Contact us today to set up a free consultation.
- $3,500,000 - 18 Wheeler Accident
Net to Client: $2,086,779.53
Attorney Fees: $1,391,186.35
- 2,800,000 Company Vehicle Accident
Net to Client: $1,669,058.27
Attorney Fees: $1,112,705.52
- 400,000 Company Vehicle Accident
Net to Client: $235,620.80
Attorney Fees: $157,080.53