According to a report filed by ktxs.com, two different major accidents involving large commercial trucks caused traffic to be diverted for several hours on Interstate 20 near Abilene, Texas. According to authorities, at around two in the afternoon on November 26th, an eighteen wheeler jackknifed near a highway exit point. The crash blocked off the entire highway. Soon after that another eighteen wheeler accident occurred on the same area of the highway. Thankfully, and amazingly, no serious injuries were reported in either accident. Large commercials truck can be very dangerous on our highways if they are not operated with the highest standards of safety in mind. If you have been injured in an accident with an eighteen wheeler, contact an experienced San Antonio truck accident attorney today to learn more about your legal options.
Eighteen Wheeler Accidents Remain a Serious Issue in Texas
The latest comprehensive report from the United States Department of Transportation makes it clear that commercial truck accidents remain a very serious state, and national, issue. Every year around four thousand Americans are killed in accidents involving eighteen wheelers. Tens of thousands more are seriously injured in these type of accidents. To put it in another perspective, almost five hundred Texans are killed in truck accidents every year.
Truck Accidents are Extremely Complicated
The importance of a qualified eighteen wheeler accident attorney can not be overstated. Commercial trucking involves complex state and national regulation. Any of these regulations may prove to be critical to proving negligence on behalf of the trucking company in your case. Recovering damages for your truck accident requires proving the negligence of another party. But, eighteen wheeler accident quickly become complicated because many different parties may be negligent in your case. Commonly liable parties include:
- The driver of the truck;
- The truck driver’s employer;
- The owner of the truck;
- The owner of the trailer;
- A company leasing the truck or the trailer; or
- The manufacturer or any part involving in the truck’s operation.
With that many parties involved, it’s not surprising that truck accident injury lawsuits become so complicated. Unfortunately, the opposing insurance company will often try to use this complexity to their advantage and will try to use their experience to prevent you from recovering full compensation for your injuries. The insurance company is staffed by seasoned professionals and you need a professional on your side to protect your rights. An experienced truck accident attorney will make sure that the insurance company does not take advantage of you.
Contact An Experienced San Antonio Truck Accident Attorney
Eighteen wheelers are responsible for far more than their fair share of serious Texas highway accidents. The immense size of commercial trucks mean that they pose inherent risk to the occupants of smaller vehicles. If you have been injured in an accident with an eighteen wheeler, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos can help. We have decades of experience fighting for the rights of injured Texas truck accident victims. If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being injured by a large truck, please do not hesitate to contact our office. A legal consultation is free, and we work very hard to make sure that you will receive the full and fair compensation that you rightfully deserve.