San Antonio Hours of Service Truck Accident Lawyers
If you have been severely injured or lost a loved one as the result of a collision with a semi-truck or 18-wheeler, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Chris Mayo Law Firm understands the difficult time that your family is being forced to endure in the wake of such a tragedy. With mounting medical bills, lost income, and the anguish of being injured, many families find themselves feeling overwhelmed. We firmly believe that irresponsible truck drivers and companies should not escape justice, and you should not have to bear the consequences of their negligent actions alone.
Trucking companies make huge profits by delivering as many goods as possible through their fleet of commercial vehicles. Although regulations are in place to limit the number of hours truck drivers can spend on the road, competitive company policies and unrealistic demands from management can encourage drivers to take on more hours than they are legally allowed. After countless hours of driving, weariness and fatigue can affect a driver’s performance, and life-threatening mistakes are made. The irresponsible decisions that lead to human error are the result of negligent companies and careless drivers. Accidents involving large trucks often cause serious injuries to the occupants of other vehicles, and it is the sad truth that fatalities are all-too-common.
For many years, Chris Mayo Law Firm has been the firm that San Antonio families trust to represent their best interests after an accident. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler, we have the resources necessary to investigate the actions and decisions that caused the accident. We will put our extensive knowledge and experience with commercial trucking operations to work for your best interest. We are familiar with the mistakes truck drivers make that result in serious injuries to other drivers on the road, and we will do everything within our power to hold the responsible parties accountable.
Our team of dedicated San Antonio hours of service attorneys will fight aggressively for every penny of damages that you deserve. Call Chris Mayo Law Firm at (210) 999-9999 or chat with us through our website to schedule a free consultation today.
Why You Need to Hire a Lawyer
Although it is impossible to be prepared for an accident that causes a serious injury, there are ways you can properly deal with the situation. It is important that you pursue justice for you and your family by hiring a lawyer from a credible law firm who can fight for the compensation you deserve. The truck companies are protected by large insurance policies, and their lawyers will fight tirelessly to discredit your account of the accident. It is important that you retain the legal services of a highly-qualified law firm that is capable of investigating the trucking company and countering the insurance company’s erroneous claims.
These types of cases are often settled before they go to trial. However, if a settlement is not reached, the next step will be taking your claim to court. If you put your trust in an inexperienced lawyer, you will not have the best representation possible. You shouldn’t have to stress about the abilities of a young lawyer when your livelihood is on the line. You need the guidance of a wise team of lawyers who have proven their success through previous results.
Cases We HandleChris Mayo Law Firm has made it our mission to hold negligent truck drivers responsible for the consequences that occur when they decide to prioritize their paycheck over your safety and wellbeing. We work closely with our clients to review all of the facts surrounding the accident, and we conduct exhaustive investigations to uncover every missing piece of information. To prove your claim, we will collect the following information about the truck and its driver:
- Financial Data: Credit card transactions, ATM withdrawals, and receipts for purchases (such as gas and food) will help establish a pattern that proves that the truck was covering more distance in a certain amount of time than is legally possible.
- Travel Data: Documentation from toll booths, weigh stations, and video surveillance will show that the truck driver was operating for more hours than they are allowed to work. Cell phone records are also used to establish the truck’s location over time.
- Black Box: Commercial vehicles have a tiny computer called a black box that records critical information concerning the vehicle’s operation. From the truck’s black box, a skilled attorney can prove how long the truck was driving, how fast it was going, and how the truck was being operated moments before the accident occurred.
If you have been hurt in an accident caused by a trucking company’s refusal to adhere to proper hours of service regulations, you might be eligible to pursue a civil lawsuit against them. Don’t wait to take action, contact an experienced San Antonio truck accident lawyer at (210) 999-9999 today.
Frequently Asked QuestionsChris Mayo Law Firm are ready to answer any questions or concerns that are not included in this list. Call us at (210) 999-9999 or chat with us live through our website to learn more.
What type of compensation might the trucking company owe me?
If you were hurt in an accident caused by a trucking company’s refusal to follow hours-of-service regulations for their drivers, you might be owed fair and just compensation for your medical bills. You can also seek compensation for lost pay from time off of work. Depending on the severity of the accident, you might be able to recover money to repair or replace your vehicle and pay for expenses associated with the wreck. In certain cases, compensation for pain, suffering, and emotional trauma may also be owed.
If I am partially responsible for the accident, can I still make a claim?
Yes, and you may still be eligible to receive compensation for your claim. The state of Texas uses a modified comparable negligence law, which establishes a percentage of fault with each driver. As long as you are no more than 49% at fault, the other driver will owe you money. For instance, if the court awards you $100,000 and you are 40% at fault, you will still be compensated $60,000 for your injuries.
Why are truck accident claims more complicated than other motor vehicle lawsuits?
Large trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs when their trailers are full, and the severity of injuries is usually more severe in truck accidents. These types of cases can also involve more than one vehicle, which means multiple insurance companies, medical expense claims, and parties fighting for compensation. Furthermore, commercial truck drivers who are working at the time of the accident may expose their companies to liability. It is important to have a skilled and experienced attorney who can evaluate all the evidence and deliver you the best results for your claim.
Contact an Hours of Service Lawyer
You do not have to face the difficult aftermath of a large truck accident alone. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a collision involving a large truck, you deserve to hold the other party responsible and may be eligible to receive financial compensation. Call the San Antonio truck accident lawyers of Chris Mayo Law Firm at (210) 999-9999 or contact our team through the live chat option on our website.