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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:

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.San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers Kurt Arnold & Jason Itkin.

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

Check Out Our Victories

  • $12Million Massive Settlement Obtained for Truck Driver Arnold & Itkin is proud to announce that our firm has secured a $12 million settlement on behalf a truck driver who was crushed by his own cargo—which then led directly to a stroke. The driver, who was 56 years old at the time, now requires costly around-the-clock care to carry out basic tasks. The defendants argued that the stroke was his fault—but Cory Itkin was able to counter their arguments enough to compel them to settle. Our client has received everything he needs for a stable future.
  • $10Million Settlement Won for Family Against Negligent Trucking Company Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Ces Tavares represented a family who had lost their father in a tragic 18-wheeler accident. He was driving home when a trucker made a dangerous maneuver and caused a massive collision. The trucking company ultimately settled for $10 million.
  • $10Million Settlement Obtained for Family Affected by Fatal Vehicle Accident Our firm represented the family of two people who were killed after their vehicle was hit by an 18-wheeler running a red light. We were successful in reaching an eight figure settlement on their behalf.
  • $3.2Million Settlement Reached for Injured Husband & Wife Attorney Cory Itkin represented a husband and wife who were injured after being hit by two semi-trucks. The wife sustained back injures while the husband was knocked unconscious; he needed several surgeries. Our firm was successful in reaching a settlement of $3.2 million for the couple.
  • $2.1Million Settlement Obtained for Truck Accident Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a multimillion-dollar settlement for a man who suffered severe neck and back injuries in a truck accident. Our firm aggressively pursued the case until the defendant settled with our client days before trial.
  • $2Million Large Settlement Obtained for Grieving Family Arnold & Itkin is proud to have secured a massive settlement for a family who lost their loved one due to the negligence and reckless action of a commercial vehicle driver. Our work will allow our clients to live in financial stability while they grieve and heal from this tragedy.
  • $1.6Million Large Settlement Reached for Victim of Severe Truck Accident Truck accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin secured a sizable settlement for a client who was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler on the highway. Her injuries required multiple surgeries, but the defendants refused to take responsibility. Her $1.6 million settlement will get her the medical care and financial support she needs.
  • $1.5Million Big Rig Accident Victim Received Jury Verdict Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a $1.5 million verdict on behalf of a client who suffered a torn meniscus when he was bumped by a tractor trailer. We are especially pleased with this result because the defendants accepted no responsibility for the injury and only offered to settle for $5000.
  • $1.5Million Jury Verdict Ruled in Favor of Longshoreman Arnold & Itkin obtained a $1.55 million verdict on behalf of a client who was seriously injured when a yard mule driver collided with the pickup truck in which he was standing. The defendants only offered to settle for $35,000 while denying the existence of an injury at all.
  • $1.49Million Settlement for Man Struck by a Truck Our firm helped represent a client who was severely injured after he was struck by a truck. We helped recover $1.49 million on his behalf.
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