San Antonio Truck Driver Error Attorneys
If you have been hurt in an accident with an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, or another large commercial vehicle, the attorneys of Chris Mayo Law Firm can help you get the justice you deserve. For years, we have defended the rights of injured people in San Antonio, and we have helped hold major trucking companies accountable for harmful errors made by the drivers they employ. If you were hurt or if you lost a family member due to a mistake caused by recklessness or sheer negligence on the part of a commercial truck driver, we can help you take action and get the fair and just compensation that you are owed by law.
Truck drivers shoulder a huge responsibility when it comes operating commercial vehicles. Because of the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks, an error in judgment or operation could cause a major accident resulting in life-threatening injuries or death. When a truck driver obtains their commercial license, they should be aware of the responsibilities they have when operating such a large vehicle and they should always exercise caution when sharing the road with other drivers. Unfortunately, errors and accidents happen every day, and when they do, the injured party may be eligible to pursue an injury claim against the driver and the company that employed them.
If you’ve been hurt in a collision with a commercial vehicle or if you’ve lost someone close to you in a crash, don’t wait until it is too late to take action. Let us put our resources and our experience to work for you. Contact the San Antonio truck driver error attorneys at Chris Mayo Law Firm to schedule a confidential consultation. You can reach us at (210) 999-9999, chat with us live on our website, or fill out a contact form to discuss your claim now.
Do I need a Truck Accident Lawyer?
Navigating the layers of an accident caused by driver error is challenging, especially when that driver works for a large corporation and multiple parties could be held liable for the crash. This is not to mention the insurance companies and the well-documented complexities rooted in finding a financial resolution. Our legal team at the Chris Mayo Law Firm has many years of experience and has won millions for our injured clients because we fight till the bitter end. Our reputation in San Antonio and South Texas is well-known because we treat our clients like we would our family and friends, with the care and compassion they deserve after experiencing a traumatic accident. We guarantee we won’t stop fighting until we get the compensation you need for a full recovery, so call us today for a free consultation so we can get to work for you.
Why Choose the Chris Mayo Law Firm?
The attorneys of Chris Mayo Law Firm are committed to helping injured people in San Antonio, and South Texas hold trucking companies accountable for the reckless or negligent actions of the drivers they employ. We have a strong track record of successful verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, and we have helped recover millions of dollars in fair and just compensation on their behalf. We firmly believe that you should not have to pay for the errors made by other drivers, an if you are hurt in a collision with a large truck, the costs of your medical treatment, lost wages, and recovery expenses should not fall on your shoulders. You should not have to suffer due to the errors made by a truck driver, and we will fight to ensure that justice is served.
Common Truck Driver Errors
Truck drivers have a responsibility to remain aware, cautious, clear-headed, and consistent at all times when operating a large commercial vehicle. Over the years, we have found there are some common errors that truck drivers commit that often result in severe injuries to the victims involved.
- Failing to use a blinker or wait a sufficient amount of time before changing lanes – When a driver switches lanes too abruptly or does not signal to others that are making a change, accidents may occur.
- Left-hand turns – It’s vital for those sharing the road with large trucks to remain aware of upcoming turns and the drivers’ signals to avoid potentially colliding with one as they make a turn. Trucks tend to make wide, slow turns that can take more time than an average size vehicle, and when the driver isn’t aware of their surroundings, this could cause a collision resulting in deadly consequences.
- Tailgating or failing to maintain adequate stopping distance – If a truck driver does not leave adequate stopping distance between themselves and the vehicle in front of them, they are putting the other driver at risk of a rear-end collision if they are forced to brake suddenly.
- Speeding or driving too fast in inclement weather – Drivers need to obey the posted speed limits and exercise extra caution in inclement weather to avoid potentially deadly collisions.
- Distracted driving – Using cell phones while operating the vehicle, eating or drinking, using navigation apps, and other distractions are driver errors that can contribute to a crash.
- Running stoplights or stop signs – If a driver fails to observe stop signs or signals, serious accidents may occur.
- Pulling out into traffic or backing into vehicles – Drivers need to use good judgment when maneuvering their vehicles, especially in high-traffic areas. Often, drivers misjudge distances and pull into traffic, turn into traffic, or try to remedy the situation by backing up suddenly. All of these maneuvers can result in serious injury accidents if the driver is not paying attention or misjudges distances.
This is by no means a complete list of truck driver errors that could lead to an accident, but are some common types of accidents that we see on a regular basis. If you have been hurt in an accident with a truck driver, you owe it to yourself and your family to take action to protect your health and your financial wellbeing. Contact an attorney today to discuss the details of your case and your rights.
Frequently Asked Questions about Truck Driver Errors
Following a severe accident, it is normal to have questions about your rights and your options. If you are facing mounting medical bills and expenses following a collision with a large truck, you should contact an experienced truck accident attorney in San Antonio to discuss the specifics of your case. The attorneys of Chris Mayo Law Firm are here to help explain your options and help you with your claim, so contact us at (210) 999-9999 to get started today. We have also included a list of frequently asked questions that we often hear from others.
If the accident was caused by driver error, how can the trucking company be held liable?
Errors made by drivers in crisis situations or poor decisions made behind the wheel are often the result of negligent hiring or poor training practices on the part of the employer. An experienced attorney will investigate the truck driver’s employment history, criminal record, and ensure that they have the proper certifications and licenses to operate the vehicle. Also, we will examine whether the company did a thorough background check before hiring the driver and will examine the training that was conducted before the driver was allowed out on the open roads.
How much compensation can I expect to receive?
Every case is different, so it is impossible to tell exactly how much compensation you may be owed. In general, victims who are hurt in an accident with a commercial vehicle may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, therapy expenses, lost wages, and other costs associated with the crash. They may also be eligible to collect additional compensation for pain, suffering, and mental anguish. Only an experienced attorney can tell you what your case may be worth, so don’t hesitate to contact an experienced San Antonio truck accident lawyer today.
How frequently do collisions like this occur?
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there are nearly six thousand serious or fatal accidents involving commercial vehicles each year across the state. In many of these accidents, errors made by the truck driver played a significant role in the collision. While the number of commercial vehicle collisions comprises only a small percentage of the total number of crashes on Texas roadways, the devastation that these accidents cause is unquestioned. That’s why our legal team takes these claims seriously, and we work hard to hold trucking companies accountable for the errors made by their employees.
Consult a Truck Accident Lawyer Right Away
Collisions caused by truck driver errors are wholly preventable, and it’s genuinely devastating when an accident is caused by a mistake that could have been avoided. The attorneys of Chris Mayo Law Firm are here to help you get the compensation you are owed if a truck driver’s error caused you harm. Don’t wait until it is too late to file your claim. Contact us at (210) 999-9999 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced member of our team today.