San Antonio Truck Accident Attorneys
Hundreds of Cases Won by Trucking Lawyers Serving San Antonio.
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 burn injuries, 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 help victims and survivors 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 San Antonio trucking law firm.
The Problem: 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.
Truck accidents we've represented include:
- Box truck crashes
- Flatbed truck accidents
- Garbage truck accidents
- Jackknife accidents
- Underride accidents
- Tanker truck crashes
- Tow truck collisions
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.