San Antonio Truck Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a truck accident, contact D. Willis Law to explore your legal options. A loaded 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. They travel the road at all hours of the day and night, performing the essential service of moving cargo from one location to another all over the country. A collision between an 18-wheeler truck and a passenger car can cause catastrophic property destruction and bodily injuries.

After a collision with a commercial truck, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Swift action can help preserve crucial evidence and protect the best interests of both you and your claim.

Willis Law Can Help You Fight for Justice

The San Antonio truck attorneys of D. Willis Law have the experience and proven results to ensure maximum recovery in your truck accident.

  • We are committed not only to your recovery, but also to your well-being and general health. We provide peace of mind by taking care of all the paperwork and red tape you may otherwise not be able to deal with due to serious injury or stress.
  • Attorney Daniel Willis has more than ten years of experience representing clients in all types of personal injury law, including truck accidents and serious injuries.
  • We work on a contingency fee basis. Your consultation is 100% free with no strings attached, and you don’t pay any fees if we don’t win your case.

Contact D. Willis Law for a free consultation today.

Have a Knowledgeable Lawyer on Your Side

The nature of most serious commercial truck accidents means that occupants of passenger vehicles suffer significant injury. If you are hospitalized and receiving acute medical care, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to properly handle a truck accident claim yourself. As soon as you or a loved one are able to, discuss your case with an experienced lawyer. The trucking company has its own lawyers to defend the driver and practices. Have someone who protects your interests during this process to create a more level playing field. A personal injury lawyer will know how to handle a claim, giving you more time to recover from your accident. This includes collecting evidence at the scene of the collision – such as the tire skid marks, the truck’s black box recorder and even the truck driver log records. D. Willis Law can handle all interactions with the trucking company or their insurance provider so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

Contact us today; the statute of limitations in Texas states a claim for personal injury must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. It is important to file your claim promptly. If you don’t file a claim within the time frame, the courts will likely dismiss your case without hearing it.

Truck Driver Regulations

Truck drivers have more rules and regulations to follow than a normal passenger car or motorcycle due to their size. Unfortunately, overworked drivers, improperly-loaded cargo, and faulty equipment can all lead to devastating injuries to others. The Texas Highway Patrol Division is responsible for routine checks on commercial truck drivers and their cargo. Some of these extra rules that truck drivers must follow are:

  • All trucks must have electronic logging devices.
  • Commercial drivers carrying cargo cannot drive more than 11 hours at a time, and it must happen after ten consecutive hours off duty.
  • After 70 hours on duty in 8 days, a driver must take 34 consecutive hours off duty before returning to another work week.
  • If a truck contains a sleeper berth, the driver must log at least eight consecutive hours in the sleeper berth plus two more hours either off duty, in the sleeper berth, or any combination of the two in order to resume driving.

Loss of sleep on the road is a major cause for concern, especially when the vehicle is carrying thousands of pounds of cargo. Drivers who do not follow these guidelines, and trucking companies who encourage drivers not to follow these regulations, can face serious penalties.

Causes of Accidents with 18-Wheeler Trucks

Accidents with 18-wheeler trucks occur for a variety of reasons. It is the duty of the trucking company to make sure the truck, equipment, and load are all in proper condition for delivery. Here are some of the reasons why tractor trailer accidents happen:

  • Improper loading
  • Improper maintenance
  • Faulty equipment
  • Driver error
  • Hours of service
  • Substance Abuse
  • Weather conditions
  • Traffic conditions

One of these factors or any combination can cause an accident. Trucking companies can be held responsible for injuries in accidents if they fail to maintain equipment properly or are negligent in hiring and training drivers.

Contact D. Willis Law for Texas Truck Accidents

Our founding attorney, Daniel Willis, handles each case personally. You will have the knowledge of an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side with individualized attention.

If you have recently been in an accident with a big rig, contact us today for your risk-free consultation.

 

 

“Daniel and I have worked together on many cases. He has done Plaintiff and Defense work all over Texas. Good lawyer and good guy.”
-Justin H.