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San Antonio Company Vehicle Accident Lawyers

Company Vehicle Accident Attorneys Serving Injured Clients in San Antonio and Surrounding Areas

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a commercial or company vehicle, you undoubtedly have questions. Who is responsible, the driver or the company? Who do I call? Should I report the driver to the company? Where do I begin?

You do not have to face these questions alone. Call Thomas J. Henry Law now for your FREE case review with an experienced company vehicle accident attorney.

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Company Vehicle Accidents Injured Thousands Every Year

Commercial or company vehicles are cars, vans, trucks, or buses that are owned and operated by a company. Common examples include:

  • Garbage trucks, utility vehicles, tow trucks, and cement mixers
  • Semi-trucks, dump trucks, vehicle transporters, and refrigerated trucks
  • City and school buses, vehicles used for Uber and Lyft, and limos

They are used by employees or agents of that company to carry work equipment, haul goods, or transport passengers, but may also be used for work-related employee transportation. Unfortunately, the negligent driving habits of employees can put your life at risk on the roadways.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), someone dies in a motor vehicle crash every 12 minutes, an injury occurs every 10 seconds, and a crash occurs every 5 seconds. Many of these incidents occur during the workday or while on the job.

If you have been involved in crash with a company vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. Company vehicle accidents are treated differently than other car accidents because multiple parties could be held responsible for recklessness or negligence in the crash. At Thomas J. Henry Law, our injury attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to handle many cases involving employees and company vehicles. Both employees and employers can be held negligent if the employee caused the crash during a shift.

What to Expect Following a Company Vehicle Accident

If you have been involved in a company vehicle accident, do not expect the adverse driver’s employer to play fair. Typically, a company will attempt to limit their liability by placing the blame on their driver or on you. In truth, companies hold much more legal responsibility for their drivers than you may think. For example, an employer can be held liable for an accident involving one of their drivers if they displayed:

  • Negligent hiring practices, including failure to verify proper licensing or certification
  • Negligent supervision of an employee
  • Failure to properly train an employee
  • Failure to maintain the vehicle involved in a crash

The problem is large companies and corporations are very much aware of their legal responsibilities and the repercussions they may face if they fail to meet those responsibilities. As such, they employ teams of defense attorneys whose sole purpose is to limit or eliminate the company’s liability should an employee be involved in an accident. Do not expect them to play fair and do not expect them to put your recovery above the interests of their shareholders.

The best thing you can do following a company vehicle accident is call an experienced injury attorney. At Thomas J. Henry Law, we employ a team of lawyers just like the big companies do – the difference is we don’t have shareholders, we work for you.

Injured in a Company Vehicle Accident? Contact Thomas J. Henry Law

Our San Antonio company vehicle lawyers are available 24/7, nights and weekends to evaluate your case. It is important to retain an attorney as soon as you can following a crash with a commercial vehicle. Our firm will take immediate action on your case and ensure that evidence pertaining to your case is protected.

Our San Antonio Personal Injury Law Offices

  • Phone number: 210-941-2191 (attorneys available 24/7 to assist you)
  • Address: 5710 W Hausman Rd, Suite 108, San Antonio, Texas 78249

Your Questions Answered

We have straight answers to difficult questions to help you make critical decisions, navigate legal process and help you get justice.

Following an accident, there are always more questions than answers. At Thomas J. Henry, we’re here to answer any questions you have about your injury case.

Yes. Our San Antonio injury attorneys are on-call, 24/7. If an in-person meeting is necessary and you are unable to travel to our offices, we will send an attorney directly to you.

We do accept walk-ins at our San Antonio offices. For you convenience, however, you may wish to make an appointment by calling our offices or completing an online contact form.

The risks of not contacting a San Antonio injury attorney after an accident cannot be overstated. Simply put, you are jeopardizing your entire claim to recovery as well as future financial stability. Speaking to an insurer or insurance adjuster without consulting with an attorney can often result in:

  • Unintentional inconsistencies – Crashes and accidents are hectic and disorienting. As time moves on, you will likely remember less and less about the events leading up to and following your accident. When an insurance company goes back to compare all the statements you made over a period of weeks or months, they will claim that any inconsistencies were attempts by you to mislead the company and label them as lies before a judge or a jury.
  • Exposure to trick questions – Representatives often ask trick questions or word their inquiries in a way meant to trick or trap you. You may even be pressured into agreeing to facts that are not completely accurate just to get the representative off your back. Even an aggravated response of “I don’t know, maybe” or “I guess” can come back to haunt you later.
  • Exposure to leading statements – Even a statement that seems innocent on its surface can damage your claim depending on your response. For example, by giving a positive response to statements like “I hope your back is starting to feel a bit better” or “Wow, it’s a miracle you weren’t more seriously injured,” you could be tricked into understating the severity of your injuries.
  • Failure to report undiagnosed injuries – Most doctors agree that the full extent of injuries suffered in an accident may not be evident until several days after the accident has occurred. If a claims adjuster contacts you within 24 hours of a crash and asks about your injuries, chances are you will not be able to provide a complete list of injuries. This will not stop the insurance company from questioning and attempting to dismiss any injuries that became symptomatic after that initial recorded statement was made.
  • Provide material for cross-examination – By the time deposition or trial occurs, chances are the defense counsel will have reviewed your recorded statements dozens of times. They will craft questions for cross-examination with the understanding that you likely don’t remember everything you said or agreed to in that recorded statement. And when you misremember or contradict yourself in a moment of confusion, they will try to claim your misstatement proves your testimony is not credible.

A successful personal injury attorney will utilize their legal expertise, resources, and knowledgeable support staff to develop your case in a way that accurately demonstrates liability as well as any economic and non-economic damages you have incurred. The ultimate goal is to take care of the clients claim so that the client can focus on their health and physical recovery.

Thomas J. Henry Law has the legal and financial resources necessary to properly build and handle your case in the most effective and efficient way possible. Your attorney will make sure you are treated with respect, are kept informed with the most up-to-date information on your case, and that you are comfortable throughout the entire legal process as we work to secure the compensation you deserve. We will also work with medical providers to ensure you receive proper medical treatment for all of your injuries.

Experienced attorneys also have access to expert witnesses with specialized knowledge on a subject related to the case. Thomas J. Henry has spent years finding the best expert witnesses across the United States. Our firm retains the most qualified experts for each individual case, from accident reconstruction experts to medical professionals. Every expert undergoes a rigorous and in-depth examination process before ever being involved in a client’s case.

While every accident and injury is unique, it is typically best to consult with an attorney prior to making any decisions that could impact your claim. Speaking with an experienced attorney can help you understand what options available to you as well as what steps you should take to secure fair financial compensation. This is the reason Thomas J. Henry Law provides a FREE case consultation to all accident victims.

It is important to remember that the primary job of an insurance adjuster is to limit liability and save their company money. When an insurance adjuster calls you with questions concerning your accident, they are in fact looking for information that limits the liability of their client and information that can be used to downplay the extent of your injuries.

Adjusters may also ask for a recorded statement concerning your accident and injuries under the guise that they are simply gathering the information necessary to move your claim forward. The truth is that this recorded statement can actually be used to erode your case and path to financial recovery.

By speaking with an attorney before the insurers, you are protecting your rights and your best interests. If you choose to hire your attorney following your consultation, your attorney will begin working on your case that same day.

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