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18-Wheeler Accidents Protecting You from Negligent Truckers

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Truck Accident Claims in Texas

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Accidents involving large commercial trucks, like 18-wheelers or tanker trucks, often cause fatal or life-long injuries to the passengers and drivers involved. Truck accidents caused by unsafe loads, driver violations, and blowouts are all too common. Due to negligent behaviors and inadequate maintenance, a large number of wrongful death and personal injury claims related to commercial truck collisions are filed in court every year.

Seeking justice after a truck accident is not easy. Trucking companies train their employees in what they should say and do to avoid legal responsibility after an accident. Their insurance providers will actively investigate claims to try to protect the trucking company’s interests. For these reasons, it is imperative for 18-wheeler accident victims to retain a truck accident lawyer who will hold negligent drivers responsible for the injuries they cause.

Serving 18-Wheeler & Big Rig Accident Victims in Bexar County

For experienced counsel after a truck accident in San Antonio, contact the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover at (210) 321-9792. Your initial consultation is free, and we only get paid if you do!

Proving Fault After a Truck Accident

Thanks to modern land-based black box data recorders, GPS tracking systems, and accident reconstruction technology, investigating truck accidents is easier and more accurate than ever before. Accident reconstruction experts can now determine whether or not a truck driver was operating the vehicle in an appropriate manner by:

  • Analyzing GPS data
  • Measuring skid marks
  • Looking at the information collected on the data recorder

In addition, accident simulation techniques and computer animation allow investigators to recreate the entire accident through skillful manipulation of the variables and vehicle trajectory.

Types of Truck Accidents

Some of the most common types of truck accidents include:

  • Tire Blowouts
  • Truck Rollovers
  • Jackknife Accidents
  • Blind Spot Accidents
  • Lost Load Accidents
  • Rear End Accidents
If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident in Texas, please contact our firm to learn more about your options.

Causes of Truck Accidents

The specifics behind what actually led to your truck accident are important for your injury claim. Within those details, no matter how obvious or fine they might be, are ways to prove liability. The goal is reducing your own liability as much as possible, ideally down to 0%, which would allow you to collect damages from the liable party without any sort of compensation reduction.

San Antonio truck accident attorney Troy Brookover and the rest of our team work together to prove fault in trucking accidents caused by:

  • Truck driver inattention: With the popularity of smartphones increasing each year, truck drivers are more likely to be distracted behind the wheel now more than ever before.
  • Violations of hours-of-service regulations: Most truck drivers are restricted to driving no more than 11 hours in a shift. Violating this regulation increases the chance of a trucker driving while exhausted, which is one of the leading causes of fatal truck accidents.
  • Overloaded trucks: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires commercial trucks to stay under set weight limits to help prevent brake failures.
  • Improperly balanced or secured truck loads: The freight in or on a commercial truck must be loaded properly to prevent tip-overs and loose cargo from falling onto the road while in transit.
  • Truck driver traffic violations: Speeding and other forms of reckless driving that would earn most drivers a traffic violation can cause a deadly accident when it is a truck driver causing them.
  • Drunk driving: Truck drivers cannot have a 0.04 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level or greater while behind the wheel, or else they are legally intoxicated.
  • Unsafe lane changes: Commercial trucks have numerous large blind spots that make changing lanes or merging far more dangerous than compared to smaller vehicles.
  • Truck part malfunction: Trucking companies have a responsibility to ensure that routine maintenance and repairs are made to trucks in their fleets. Poorly maintained trucks pose a threat to other motorists if a critical malfunction occurs.

Get Started with a Free Consultation Today

At the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we work with accident experts to expose negligent driving behaviors. In turn, the driver is held responsible for any resulting fatalities or personal injuries. We are here to offer skilled counsel if your accident, injuries, or loss occurred as a result of a negligent truck driver or trucking company.

Don't wait to get started! Contact Troy at (210) 321-9792 to schedule a free consultation today.

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