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Category Archives: 18 Wheeler Accident

Jackknife

How Do Wide Turns Cause Semi-Truck Accidents?

By Israel Garcia |

Due to the large size of semi-trucks, accidents involving these vehicles are very traumatic. Of all the different types of accidents, those involving semi-truck wide turns are some of the most common. They also cause some of the most serious injuries. Below, our San Antonio 18-wheeler accident lawyer explains why wide turn accidents are… Read More »

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TractorTrailer

What is the Average Truck Accident Settlement in Texas?

By Israel Garcia |

In Texas, there really is no such thing as an average truck accident settlement. This is due to the fact that every case has unique factors, and the losses sustained are different from case to case, as well. However, a San Antonio 18-wheeler accident lawyer can identify your losses, value your claim, and determine… Read More »

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How to Prove Hours of Service Violations

By Israel Garcia |

Truck driver fatigue is one of the most common causes of truck accidents in San Antonio, and throughout Texas. Truck drivers are under an immense amount of pressure to complete their routes and deliver cargo within strict time constraints. To do this, they often remain on the road longer than they should, and even… Read More »

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QuestionMarks

Frequently Asked Questions After an 18-Wheeler Accident

By Israel Garcia |

Accidents involving 18-wheelers are traumatic and confusing for injured victims. After a serious accident, you may not know what rights you have or what you should do next. You likely also have many questions. Below, our San Antonio 18-wheeler accident lawyer outlines the questions we hear most often, and the answers to them. What… Read More »

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MistakesToAvoid

Five Mistakes to Avoid After an 18-Wheeler Accident

By Israel Garcia |

An accident with an 18-wheeler truck will leave you feeling very overwhelmed. You will likely sustain very serious injuries, have to miss time from work, and you will feel many emotions. You may also not know what steps to take next, or what things you should avoid doing. You may end up doing things… Read More »

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TireBlowout

Why are Tire Blowouts on Trucks So Dangerous?

By Israel Garcia |

Anyone who has seen large transport trucks on the road knows that they have many more tires than passenger vehicles. After all, they are known as 18-wheelers for a reason. It is easy to make the assumption that these additional tires are actually a safety measure, in case an issue with another tire causes… Read More »

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18WheelerShadow

Avoiding an 18-Wheeler Blind Spot Accident

By Israel Garcia |

The blind spots on an 18-wheeler truck are called ‘no-zones’ for a reason. They are so large and so dangerous that other motorists should try to avoid them at all times. Unfortunately, as motorists travel alongside commercial trucks on the highways and roads, it is not always possible to avoid these huge blind spots…. Read More »

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TruckTire

Common Mechanical Failures on 18-Wheelers

By Israel Garcia |

When people are involved in a crash with an 18-wheeler truck, they often assume that the truck driver is to blame. Some may even assume the trucking company is at fault. While truck drivers and the companies they work for are often liable parties in truck accident claims, other parties may be liable as… Read More »

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TrailerHitch

18-Wheelers and Hitch Failure Accidents

By Israel Garcia |

Vehicle hitches are very convenient. They make it possible for people to tow storage units, small trailers, and boats. Hitches on 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles are even more important, as they allow a trailer full of cargo to be attached to the truck’s cabin. Many people do not give a second thought to… Read More »

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Five Common Violations of FMCSA Truck Driving Laws

By Israel Garcia |

Transport-trailers, 18-wheelers, and other large commercial vehicles are very important to the economy, as they transport the many products consumers use every day. Unfortunately, these vehicles are extremely large and heavy, which poses a significant danger to other motorists on the road. It is for this reason that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration… Read More »

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