San Antonio Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyers
What you need to know when filing a trucking accident claim in San Antonio
Commercial truck accident claims process & what you need to know if you plan on filing a truck accident claim.
If you are planning on filing a truck accident lawsuit, there are a few things about truck accident cases that you need to know.
Unfortunately for the victims in these accidents, truck accident lawsuits are rarely simple. Unlike typical car accident cases, these claims do not resolve easily.
It all comes down to money. The commercial insurance policies that cover commercial trucks are generally worth fifty times more than a policy covering a passenger vehicle. With this much money involved, insurance carriers are going to do whatever they can to avoid accepting liability.
While their defense takes many forms, insurance adjusters are the spearhead. Commercial insurance carriers employ the most aggressive insurance adjusters they can find. These adjusters are specifically chosen for their proven ability to deny liability in a claim and force a lawsuit. This is such an effective strategy because most people are unaware of how difficult these lawsuits can be. Truck accident lawsuits are nothing like car accidents and without the help of an experienced Texas attorney, most people don’t stand a chance in the courtroom.
Fortunately, our truck accident attorneys have twenty years of experience working with victims in truck accidents. We know how to resolve these cases, both inside and outside of the courtroom. If you are bringing a truck accident lawsuit in San Antonio, contact the Texas truck accident lawyers at our firm and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.
One of Our Most Recent Successful Cases – $250,000.00 Recovery – Wrongful Death / Commercial Vehicle Accident (policy limits). A young mother was killed in an accident involving two commercial vehicles, one an 18-wheeler. The accident occurred as the young woman was a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling down a highway in the early morning hours. Without warning, the vehicle in which she was a passenger collided with a stalled 18-wheeler that parked in the right of way, resulting in catastrophic injuries that claimed the young woman’s life soon thereafter.
The authorities initially faulted the driver of the vehicle in which the victim was a passenger, stating that he was using an electronic device rather than paying full attention to the roadway. However, the 18-wheeler was indeed blocking the roadway and the plaintiff alleged that the vehicle did not follow the requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act in regard to providing adequate reflective or laminated warning at specific intervals. Further, the plaintiffs alleged that the defendant failed to remove his vehicle from the roadway when he first noticed signs of mechanical failure.
Had he simply moved to the shoulder of the road, plaintiffs argued, his lack of adequate warning signs would have been inconsequential. An initial settlement has been obtained in this case, yet litigation has commenced in full against the remaining defendant and is currently ongoing.