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San Antonio Truck Accident Attorneys

Hundreds of Cases Won by Our Trucking Lawyers. Nationwide Representation.

According to the most recent figures, there are 12.6 million commercial vehicles on the road—roughly 5 percent of all vehicles on U.S. highways. That relatively small portion of vehicles, however, is responsible for more than 10 percent of the traffic fatalities every year. Truck accidents are responsible for thousands of catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths every year. People's lives are left in disarray after big rig crashes—unable to work, provide for kids, or even afford good medical care. Our San Antonio truck accident lawyers fight to hold trucking companies accountable for the damage their policies cause, forcing them to pay for our clients' losses.

To learn if you have a path to recovery, dial (888) 493-1629 or use our online form to schedule a free case consultation with our leading San Antonio trucking law firm.

What Causes San Antonio Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents have various causes. Some collisions can be attributed to more than one contributing factor, and determining liability (legal responsibility) after a trucking accident can be difficult because there are so many different parties involved: the truck driver, the trucking company, the other motorist, loading companies, and others. As San Antonio truck accident lawyers, we know how to uncover what caused a crash and who's to blame.

Some potential causes of 18-wheeler accidents include:

  • Tired truck drivers
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Unsafe merges
  • Inexperienced truck drivers
  • Heavy weather
  • Dangerous roads
  • Defective truck parts
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Improperly secured cargo
  • Unbalanced truck loads

Sometimes it is a combination of these things that will cause a serious trucking accident. Heavy weather and faulty brakes, for example, could lead to a deadly collision between a tractor-trailer and another vehicle. Accident reconstruction specialists, investigators, and other experts can help us find the underlying cause.

Truck Drivers Are Overworked & Underpaid

Every morning, thousands of exhausted drivers get behind the wheel of their big rigs, each of which weighs tens of thousands of pounds. These drivers are encouraged to drive for far longer than the legal limit, to falsify their logbooks, to drive faster and harder while their bodies get more and more tired. Why? Because they're only paid by the mile—every minute they spend sleeping, waiting for loading or unloading, or getting a rig inspection is another minute they're not making a living. It forces them to abide a grueling work schedule.

Unfortunately for all of us, hauling while tired is dangerous.

Experts estimate that 13 percent of trucking crashes are directly caused by fatigue (not to mention all the crashes that are affected by fatigue or list it as a secondary cause). As many as 1 in 4 crashes happen after more than 17 hours of non-stop hauling. Trucking company policies and culture are directly contributing to unsafe highways. It affects truckers too–of the 5,000 trucking fatalities every year, at least 700 are truck drivers.

Injuries in a San Antonio 18-Wheeler Accident

An accident involving an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, or other large commercial vehicle is likely to cause significant damage. People in smaller vehicles stand little chance of avoiding harm, and the injuries they experience can be life-threatening. This is because of the sheer size and weight of a commercial truck. Pitted against a typical sedan, car, or even an SUV or light truck, the results can be catastrophic.

The injuries experienced in a truck accident may include:

  • Whiplash
  • Burn injuries
  • Amputation
  • Crush injuries
  • Airbag and seatbelt injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Rebuilding after any of the above injuries may seem impossible, but our San Antonio truck accident law firm is here to help survivors and victims' families recover compensation for all of their medical treatment, ongoing care, lost earnings, and even emotional trauma. This can make a big difference in putting the pieces back together.

Types of Truck Accident Cases We Handle

Our San Antonio truck accident lawyers represent drivers, passengers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists who have been injured in collisions with large trucks. We also help truck drivers who have been injured because their employers put production and profits above all else. Regardless of the type of collision and who was involved, we are confident in our ability to seek answers and accountability. No matter what.

We can take on truck accident cases in San Antonio, Texas, and nationwide involving:

  • Box truck crashes
  • Flatbed truck accidents
  • Garbage truck accidents
  • Jackknife accidents
  • Underride accidents
  • Tanker truck crashes
  • Tow truck collisions
  • Delivery truck accidents

UPS & FedEx Truck Accident Attorneys

FedEx and UPS collectively own 50 percent of the general freight industry's market share.

They collectively utilize a fleet of 210,000 vehicles, and FedEx alone has employed more than 50 lobbyists to fight for their ability to operate with fewer regulations and restrictions—at least 37 of these lobbyists once held positions in federal government.

Their leadership of the industry, however, has not translated into leadership as its safest operators. FedEx accidents have happened 254 percent more often since 2012 according to FMCSA data, and UPS has been in 2,003 crashes in the same time period. FedEx and UPS trucks have been involved with 41 and 49 deaths respectively from 2015 to 2017.

See for yourself—find out how often trucking companies get into accidents on the FMCSA website.

Free Consultation with San Antonio Trucking Lawyers

Arnold & Itkin has helped our clients win billions of dollars to rebuild their lives. Their money went toward keeping their home, replacing their income, paying for long-term medical care, and providing for their families. In short, we helped accident victims get back to normal. That's what our trucking accident lawyers want to do: help you get back to normal.

It all begins with a free consultation. Call us or use our online form below to schedule a free consultation. We'll hear your story and review your best options. If we can help you, our firm will cover the cost of your case from beginning to end. All court fees, lawyers' fees, and investigation expenses will be advanced toward your verdict or settlement—nothing comes out of pocket for you. Even if you don't win, you'll owe us nothing; we absorb all the risk of your case. All you need right now is the willingness to ask if you have a case.

Dial (888) 493-1629 or contact us online with the short form below to learn if we can help you.

Case Results

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $139 Million Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a huge $139,000,000 settlement for injured families affected by an oilfield incident in the eastern United States, settling one week before trial.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $114 Million Settlement Won for Victims of Pipeline Explosion Offshore injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin fought for two workers who were injured in a pipeline explosion at sea, one of whom passed away. Our relentless investigation and advocacy resulted in a nine-figure settlement that will provide for our ...
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
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