San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyer
Working to Get the Best Results for Injury Victims in South-Central Texas
Unless you’ve been personally injured in a vehicle accident, it’s hard to fully grasp the lingering effects of a serious crash – living with constant pain and limited mobility or functionality and being reminded daily of the trauma you suffered can be life-changing. Even personal injury attorneys who have spent years representing accident victims can’t completely understand what it’s like. At the Law Office of Israel Garcia, we do know what it’s like because we’ve been there. In addition to helping injury victims for over 20 years as passionate legal advocates in the justice system, we’ve also lived through our own horrific accidents and carry the pain and memories with us to this day. These experiences make us compassionate and zealous fighters on your behalf. We know that no amount of money makes up for an accident and nobody would trade their health for money. At the same time, we also know how much compensation is seriously needed and deserved for innocent accident victims injured by the negligence of another.
The Law Office of Israel Garcia is here to help you when you’ve been hurt in a San Antonio motor vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver. Call our experienced San Antonio truck accident lawyer today.
Causes Of Truck Accidents
There are many causes of truck accidents, and the exact cause is often difficult to determine. The following are some of the most common causes of truck accidents:
- Distracted driving: Many truck drivers are distracted by phone calls, text messages, and other activities while on the road.
- Fatigue: Truck drivers are often under pressure to work long hours. Although the law requires truck drivers to take a certain amount of rest, some drivers ignore this. As a result, they may get tired while driving and cause an accident.
- Driver inexperience: Driving a truck requires a lot of skill and experience. If a driver is not properly trained or does not have enough experience, he may cause an accident.
- Poor maintenance: Some trucks are not properly maintained and as a result, they have defects that cause accidents.
- Poor weather: The weather can have a big impact on safety on the roads. Heavy rain, fog, or snow can make driving difficult and dangerous.
- Other vehicles: Drivers who are distracted by their cell phones may crash into other vehicles.
- Poor road conditions: Broken down cars or other debris can cause accidents if they are not removed quickly.
The most common cause of truck accidents is distracted driving. This is dangerous not only for the driver but also for other drivers on the road. The act of distracted driving includes activities such as texting and driving, eating, talking on the phone, adjusting the radio, and looking at a map. All of these activities can take the attention away from the road and cause a serious accident.
Truck drivers are required by law to take a minimum number of rest breaks while driving. However, not all drivers follow this rule and some of them may be fatigued when driving. Fatigued drivers are more likely to make serious errors that result in accidents. All drivers need to obey the rules of the road in order to prevent accidents and avoid injuries to others. Truck accidents can result in serious injuries or even death. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced San Antonio truck crash lawyer to discuss your case.
Texas Truck Accidents Law
Truck accidents are responsible for a large number of fatalities each year, and they cause many injuries. Truck accidents are often caused by drivers of passenger vehicles who fail to respect trucks’ size and speed. This includes unsafe driving practices by drivers of passenger vehicles near large trucks, such as following too closely, driving distracted, or failing to yield. Another major cause of truck accidents is defective trucks, truck companies’ failure to ensure their drivers were adequately trained, and speeding on highways. Due to the size of trucks, the damage done when they crash is often devastating for other drivers and passengers on the road. When a truck accident occurs, it can cause permanent injury or even death to those who are involved.
While most car accidents are caused by the negligence of one or more parties involved, truck drivers are legally required to operate their vehicles in a safe manner at all times. When they do not, they can and should be held accountable for their actions. Victims of truck accidents and their families are often able to pursue legal action against negligent drivers in order to help them recover compensation for damages resulting from the accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident that was caused by the negligence of a truck driver, you may be entitled to compensation to help you cover the cost of medical expenses and other damages related to the accident.
Expertise in the Full Range of Motor Vehicle Accidents in San Antonio
The Law Office of Israel Garcia helps personal injury victims and their families, including those who have suffered a catastrophic injury or wrongful death, obtain justice in their cases by holding negligent drivers accountable for the harm they have caused. In accidents involving 18-wheelers or company vehicles, we are not afraid to take on the trucking companies or large employers, even when they are represented by teams of lawyers and put their extensive resources toward trying to avoid liability or underpay a claim. Our record of success over the years shows that we have the knowledge, skills, resources and dedication to hold negligent drivers and insurance companies liable for what they owe, even in the face of their determined opposition.
Our personal injury law practice encompasses every type of motor vehicle accident in San Antonio, including accidents with drunk drivers, distracted drivers, hit-and-run drivers, uninsured drivers, and speeding or aggressive drivers. We take on cases involving front-end crashes, rear-end collisions, T-bone and side-impact crashes, rollovers and more. In particular, our office takes on cases involving:
- Cargo Securement Accidents
- Fatigued Truck Driver Accidents
- Overloaded Truck Accidents
- Tractor-Trailer Jackknife
- Truck Maintenance Safety
- Wide-Turn Accidents
- Rollover Crashes
- Head-On Accidents
- T-Bone Collisions
- Rear-End Accidents
- Underride Accidents
- Improper Left Hand Turn or Right Hand Turn Accidents
- Improper Lookout Accidents
- Speeding Accidents
- Improper Loading Accidents
- Company Vehicle Accidents
- Delivery Van Accidents
- UPS & FedEx Truck Accidents
- Moving Van Accidents
- Limousine Accidents
- Construction Truck Accidents
- Plumbing Van or Plumbing Truck Accidents
- Fleet vehicle accidents
- Ridehare (Uber Accidents / Lyft Accidents)
- Brain Injuries
- Spine Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Amputation Injuries
- Neck and Shoulder Injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Hand Injuries
- Foot Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Experience and Training at the Highest Levels
Israel Garcia has taken his legal training far beyond law school, learning from the best litigators in the country at the Trial Lawyers College and continually participating in numerous training workshops across the nation to gain a high level of insight into human behavior, experiences, and trauma. Equipped with these skills, Israel achieved a multi-million-dollar verdict in a case that others had dismissed as a “minor impact soft tissue” injury only worthy of a recovery in the low thousands. Israel understood what the accident meant to the victim, his life and his family, and he was able to make the jury understand as well on a deeply personal and emotional level. Israel has learned how to achieve great success for his clients by taking the time, making the effort, and using the right methods in litigation and all steps of case preparation. At the Law Office of Israel Garcia, we’ll put these skills, effort, and dedication toward helping you get the best result, one that achieves justice in your case and truly meets your needs.
No Recovery, No Fee. You Don’t Pay Unless We Win.
As experienced personal injury lawyers and car accident victims ourselves, we know what it’s like to suffer in a car accident and how important it is to have high-quality legal representation. That’s why we take all our cases on a contingency fee basis. We advance all the costs of the litigation, so you don’t pay anything upfront, and we only charge a fee if we are successful in recovering compensation on your behalf. The fees we charge come as a percentage of the recovery we obtain for you, so you can be assured we will work to get you the best result we can. If we can’t win a recovery for you, you won’t owe us any fee.
Contact the Law Office of Israel Garcia Today
If you or a loved one has been hurt or worse in a San Antonio motor vehicle accident, call the Law Office of Israel Garcia for a free consultation. Our office is conveniently located near the junction of interstates 410 and US 281, and weekend and evening meetings are available by appointment. We can also conduct a great deal of our business virtually and over the phone to suit your needs. Our attorney and staff are bilingual in both English and Spanish, and we are ready to help you find justice and compensation for you and your family. Call our experienced San Antonio truck accident lawyer today.