San Antonio Truck Accident Attorneys
Truck Accidents in Texas
Trucks crisscross the interstates and surface roads of San Antonio, Bexar County, and the entire state of Texas every single day. Unfortunately, the drivers of many of these trucks and the companies that operate them often fail to conduct important safety checks, perform maintenance, or follow the regulations set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This negligence can cause serious accidents, where anyone in a smaller vehicle can be catastrophically injured while the truck driver walks away.
If you or a loved one has been in a tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler, or commercial truck accident, you need a San Antonio truck accident attorney with the experience to pursue your truck accident case and the reputation to make the trucking company and its insurance carrier treat you fairly. Count on Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Unfortunately, trucking accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. Often, these accidents result from the negligent or wrongful conduct of a truck driver, trucking company, manufacturer, or another person or party.
We can help you take action if you or someone you love has been injured due to factors such as:
- Driver fatigue caused by hours-of-service violations and other factors
- Driver errors caused by alcohol/drug use, distracted driving, etc.
- Driver negligence caused by insufficient safety training
- Faulty equipment/truck and truck part defects
- Unsecured freight or overloaded/improperly loaded cargo
Often, even when a truck driver appears to have caused an accident, his or her employer—the trucking company—can be held liable. At Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C., we know how to thoroughly investigate accident claims to uncover all liable parties and pursue all possible avenues of compensation for our clients. If we believe that the trucking company or another entity may be liable for your damages, we are not afraid to take them on in our pursuit of justice and fair compensation for you.
Who Is Liable in a Truck Accident?
Commercial drivers are subject to strict trucking industry safety regulations. It is up to individual drivers and their employers to ensure they are following protocols and making responsible decisions on the road.
Unfortunately, many drivers are up against difficult timetables at work. The pressure to meet deadlines despite inclement weather, packed schedules, and long hauls can cause people with good intentions to cut corners—ultimately leading to serious accidents.
There are many potentially liable parties in trucking accident claims, including but not limited to:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The party responsible for truck maintenance
- The party responsible for truck repairs
- A manufacturer or distributor
- Another motorist or person sharing the roadway
Trucking companies and their insurance carriers will often do everything possible to reduce their liability after an accident. We work hard to hold these and other entities accountable for the damage they have allowed.
At Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C., we understand how the trucking industry works. We have spent more than 30 years practicing personal injury law—long enough to gain an intimate knowledge of semi-truck and 18-wheeler accidents, how they could have been prevented, and who to hold accountable when someone has been injured in a truck crash.
What Damages Can Be Recovered After a Truck Accident?
Due to their immense size and weight, semi-trucks tend to cause catastrophic damage when they collide with other smaller vehicles. Victims often sustain severe injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, leading to months, years, or even a lifetime of complications. At Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C., we understand the need for fair financial compensation for victims so that they can obtain critical medical care now and in the future.
Our San Antonio truck accident attorneys can help you seek compensation for your:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost income/wages
- Lost future earnings
- Lost or reduced earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Counseling and rehabilitative expenses
- In-home care costs
If your loved one was tragically killed in a truck accident, we can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages, such as funeral/burial expenses, the value of support and services provided by the decedent, and loss of love, companionship, and guidance.
Do You Need an Attorney After a Trucking Accident?
One of the first things you should do after a truck accident is contact an attorney. Our legal team works closely with accident reconstruction experts to show how the accident happened and who was at fault. It is not uncommon for drivers to speed in order to make up lost time on their route, drive for longer than they should and get tired, or fail to perform adequate safety checks on their equipment. Whatever the cause, we will find it and use this information to further your case.
Once we have a complete picture of your accident and injuries, we can present this information to the trucking company and its insurance carrier. We are able to resolve many cases through negotiation but are not afraid to pursue just compensation in front of a judge and jury if need be.
Call a truck accident attorney from Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C. today at (210) 361-2997 to schedule a free consultation regarding your accident.
Birth Injury $7,000,000
Birth injury involving hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (2020) Contingency Fee: $2,800,000 Reimbursable Expenses: $75,578 Net to Client: $4,124,421
Birth Injury $5,750,000
Involving hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (2014) Contingency Fee: $1,786,738.72 Reimbursable Expenses: $170,000.00 Net to Client: $3,396,261.28
Head-on Collision $5,000,000
With an 18-wheeler causing serious injury and death (2008) Contingency Fee: $1,799,990.00 Reimbursable Expenses: $150,000.00 Net to Client: $2,581,834,89
Carbon Monoxide Leak $4,290,000
Exposed the crew to harmful gasses (2006) Contingency Fee: $1,716,000.00 Case Expenses: $100,000 Net to Client: $2,474,000.00
Construction Accident Death $3,600,000
Due to dangerous work conditions (2015) Contingency Fee: $1,440,000.00 Case Expenses: $125,000.00 Net to Client: $2,035,000.00
Trucking Accident $3,000,000
Trucking accident resulting in death (2015) Contingency Fees: $1,000,000.00 Case Expenses: $93,455.68 Net to Client $1,906,544.32
Failure To Diagnose $1,820,000
Failure to diagnose ruptured brain aneurysm in the Emergency Department resulting in serious injury (2020) Contingency fee: $712,090.00 Reimbursable expenses: $157.285.61 Net to client: $950,624.39
Back Surgery Resulting in Paralysis $1,600,000
Back surgery resulting in paralysis (2014) Contingency Fee: $640,000.00 Case Expenses: $170,000.00 Net to Client: $790,000.00
Ceiling Collapse $1,450,000
Ceiling collapse at a construction site resulting in injuries (2012) Contingency Fee: $438,476.26 Case Expenses: $26,952.51 Net to Client: $984,571.23
Failure To Diagnose $1,370,000
Failure to diagnose and treat a necrotizing infection resulting in death (2019) Contingency Fee: $548,000.00 Reimbursable expenses: $165,301.67 Net to client: $656,698.33
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