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Texas 18-Wheeler Accidents: How Do You Know if You Have a Case?

 Posted on June 05, 2023 in 18-wheeler truck accidents

b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_764670658.jpgThe Lone Star State has 90,000 miles of public highways enabling the trucking industry to play a vital role in the state’s economy. Unfortunately, 117,300 large trucks were involved in accidents in 2021 resulting in injuries. That is a 12 percent increase from 2020 and 63 percent of those accidents occurred during the day. With so many people caught up in traffic, accidents with an 18-wheeler are bound to happen. At Alford & Associates, we understand that the effects of a serious injury quickly put a family at risk of financial ruin.

Causes of Truck Accidents

To establish liability for your injuries and damages, it is important to look for evidence that a trucking company may try to hide. Often truck drivers and trucking companies are to blame for the following reasons:

  • Driver fatigue may have led the truck driver to violate regulations dictating the number of hours they should drive even though they may have felt drowsy.

  • Equipment failure including tire blowouts, faulty brakes, and electrical problems may have led to the crash,

  • Overloaded trucks or improperly secured cargo may have caused a truck driver to lose control Jackknife truck accidents are extremely dangerous. It is when the trailer of a truck swings out to the side, forming an angle with the cab, often due to hard braking, poor weather conditions or speeding.

  • Speeding by the truck driver

  • Distracted driving

Do You Have a Case?

The reality is that the cost of medical treatment will quickly add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. You may not be able to work while you are recovering or worse, you or your loved one may have suffered permanent disabilities that will likely result in loss of income. The entire family is impacted by the physical pain and emotional trauma that you experience and it can affect the family for years to come. That is why it is imperative that you consult with a personal injury attorney to have some peace of mind as you evaluate your options.

If you have been involved in a trucking accident, it is possible that you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. To determine if you have a case, it is important to speak with a personal injury lawyer who can help you gather evidence of the trucking company's negligence. This may include maintenance and inspection records, event data recorder information, and statements from experts in accident reconstruction or engineering. Once negligence has been established, you may be able to pursue compensation for a variety of damages related to the crash. This can include medical bills, lost income or wages, pain and suffering, and other related expenses.

Contact an Bexar County Truck Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a truck accident you may be entitled to compensation. At Alford & Associates, we believe that you should not bear the burden of someone else’s negligence. A San Antonio 18-wheeler personal injury accident attorney will get to work and investigate the accident and seek the most compensation for your injuries. Call 210-951-9467 for a free consultation.







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