Injuries caused by truck accidents are often extremely serious and everything from medical bills to time lost from work can result in financial instability if you don’t act quickly enough. Since truck drivers are employed by large corporations, the list of potentially liable parties is also complex. The team at Chris Mayo can help you pursue compensation.
San Antonio is a growing city and commercial traffic is increasing daily. We understand the pain a truck accident can cause and we know the steps to take to get the law on your side. Since our firm was founded, the Chris Mayo Law Firm has been in the business of helping people. When we represent our clients, we are representing our San Antonio community. Don’t let the at-fault party leave you to deal with mounting medical bills, lost wages, or even a lost loved one. Call us for help. We offer free and confidential consultations for all of our prospective clients.
After a Truck Accident, Do I Need a Lawyer?
Why Should I Choose Chris Mayo Law Firm to Represent My Case?
There are so many lawyers to choose from in San Antonio. Who will get you the best results? While other lawyers may be worried about finishing cases as fast as they can, we make sure you get the best possible deal. We don’t leave any money on the table when it comes to your compensation.
With medical bills on the line, we can’t afford to. Good citizens just want to go back to a normal life after an accident, so we focus on getting the pain and memory behind you so you can focus on recovering. Your compensation and recovery become our main priority when we represent you. Call us today at (210) 999-9999, and we can get started working for you today.
Frequent Causes of Truck Accidents
Whenever a truck driver acts irresponsibility, people get hurt. The consequences can change a victim’s life forever. The most common cases of negligence that go into a truck driving accident include:
This could be as simple as the driver not looking before changing lanes. They could have been asleep behind the wheel or changing the radio.
Nobody should ever be drunk at work. This is extremely true whenever someone’s job is a commercial truck driver.
No-zones on commercial trucks and 18-wheelers can be thought of as exaggerated blind spots and truck drivers not paying attention to their surroundings.
When a commercial vehicle is not regularly maintained, serious things can go wrong, and accidents are more likely to occur.
By law, truck drivers are only allowed to work less than 8 hours per day. When they go over this limit, their fatigue and drowsiness can cause serious accidents.
When truck drivers, truck manufacturers, and trucking companies are negligent on the road and don’t follow set guidelines, innocent people pay the price. A truck accident attorney could represent you if you were injured in any capacity in a commercial trucking accident.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 1,992 accidents in Bexar County involved commercial vehicles in the year 2016. This is a staggering number. On average that is almost seven accidents a day involving trucks. A local Houston news station, KHOU, interviewed a commercial vehicle inspector in San Antonio. He said that out of the 2,500 trucks that pass through the weighing station every day, only about 30 would get properly inspected at random.
All trucks go through an automated inspection where they are scanned for flat tires or faulty axles, but the inspector said that the only way to fully inspect a vehicle is to walk through each piece of machinery. Overall, the inspector has to pull about three trucks a day. Commercial vehicles should always be fully inspected. Maintaining them at random is not enough to fully ensure that these trucks are safe on the road.
Of all the 1,992 accidents in Bexar County, 16 of those were fatal, and 34 left someone severely injured. At Chris Mayo Law Firm, we are here to make sure that victims involved in these horrific accidents receive the compensation they deserve when they aren’t at fault. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s negligent vehicle maintenance. Call us at (210) 999-9999 for a free, confidential consultation.
When you’re involved in a truck accident you just want the entire ordeal to be over as soon as possible so you can get your life back.
There is no set formula for how long pursuing compensation from a truck accident takes. Every accident is unique, and every cause is different. Everything from the weather to the trucking companies’ cooperation can lengthen any formal legal process.
The best way to estimate how long it will take to put this accident behind you is to bring your case before an experienced attorney. At Chris Mayo Law Firm we will be open and honest with you. We will share the facts. We want you to be informed every step of the way and we don’t make any promises that we can’t keep. There is no fee for the first confidential consultation, and we’re willing to start working on your case the same day you bring it in.
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