Strong Legal Advocacy From Trusted Trucking Accident Lawyers In New Braunfels
It’s essential to act quickly and in your best interests following a serious truck accident. Hiring competent counsel should be at the top of your list. Evidence begins to degrade and disappear over time, and witnesses forget details that are important to the case. The wreckage and “black box” computer data from the vehicles involved in the accident are critical for your case. Our trucking accident lawyers at Kyle Law Firm will consult with experts who will acquire computer downloads, 3D scans of the vehicles and documentation from the scene. Our team will ensure the preservation of the evidence for your case.
Our trucking accident attorneys have more than 60 collective years of experience helping injury victims obtain compensation after serious trucking accidents and other personal injuries. Their proven track record of results includes recovering substantial financial settlements on behalf of the clients they’ve served.
They’re prepared to help you, too. Call 830-620-9402 for a free case evaluation. Based in New Braunfels and San Marcos, we serve clients throughout the region.
What Caused Your Trucking Accident?
Speeding remains the most common cause of truck wrecks – especially on local highways. In recent years, however, distracted driving – particularly texting and driving – has become an increasingly frequent factor. Likewise, accidents often ensue when drivers are fatigued, overworked or engaged in driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Mechanical errors, such as a faulty transmission or a defective tire, may also cause accidents.
Our Texas trucking accident lawyers are skilled in pursuing compensation from all responsible parties, from the drivers to the companies they work for to the manufacturers at fault for making defective products. Our team seeks financial damages for a full range of concerns, including:
- Hospital bills
- Doctors’ fees
- Ongoing medical care
- Lost wages
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses
Our trucking accident attorneys have earned a reputation for obtaining satisfactory compensation even if cases are challenging to prove, such as those involving brain trauma and injuries to the spinal cord. Our team has recovered substantial financial settlements for our clients.
Simple Answers To Your Questions About Truck Accidents
Crashes involving commercial trucks are often more complicated than those involving private cars. We understand that you probably have a lot of questions to ask. Here, our team has provided answers to a few frequently asked questions that we hear from our prospective clients.
Who is liable for a truck accident in Texas?
Many commercial truck accidents have more than one source of liability. Some possibilities include:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The cargo loading company
- The maintenance company
- The truck manufacturer
- Another driver on the road
- The state for failing to maintain roadways
Determining liability is not easy; it requires extensive research. Fortunately, we have identified and proven liability in numerous commercial truck accident cases.
What regulations and laws are meant to prevent truck driver fatigue?
Federal and state lawmakers have passed many regulations to keep the roads safe from drowsy semi-truck drivers, including:
- The Hours of Service Regulation: Forbids truck drivers from driving for more than 11 hours consecutively in a 14-hour period
- The Federal Hours of Service Regulation: Prevents truck drivers from driving more than 70 hours in a work week and requires them to log their hours
- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations: Limits the hours per day that a truck driver can spend on the road
Even so, many individual truck drivers choose to break the law. Trucking companies are also often guilty for pressuring their employees to ignore regulations or push the limit to make their deadlines.
Who is considered at-fault in a no-zone crash with a big-rig truck?
Large semi trucks have blind spots called no-zones. When a passenger car driver is in one of these zones, it increases the likelihood of an accident significantly. However, the fault does not necessarily lie with the driver of the passenger car. The truck driver may also have liability. They have an obligation to check their no-zones carefully and to obey all traffic laws. If they fail to do this, they may be at fault for the crash.
Which state has the most tractor-trailer accident deaths?
Sadly, Texas leads the nation in fatalities caused by semi trucks and other commercial trucks. According to the National Safety Council, Texas had 806 deaths due to large truck accidents in 2021.
Legal Support When You Need It Most After A Trucking Accident
To learn more about how our trucking accident lawyers can help you obtain the compensation you need to pay for your medical care and related expenses, reach out to us. We offer free initial consultations, enabling our attorneys to inform you of your options before you’re obliged to retain them. They work on a contingency basis, so you don’t pay us unless you get paid first.