San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers

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

There are approximately 12.6 million commercial vehicles on the road—roughly 5% of all vehicles. That relatively small portion of vehicles, however, is responsible for more than 10% of 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 afford good medical care. At Arnold & Itkin, our San Antonio truck accident lawyers are here to fight to hold trucking companies accountable for the damage they cause.

Representing Victims of Big Rig Accidents

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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 by a grueling work schedule.

Unfortunately, hauling while tired is dangerous. Experts estimate that 13% of trucking crashes are 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.

Common Injuries Sustained in San Antonio 18-Wheeler Accidents

An accident involving an 18-wheeler can 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:

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 Cases Our San Antonio Big Rig Accident Lawyers 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

Free Consultation with San Antonio Trucking Accident Lawyers: (888) 493-1629

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.

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