San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck Accident Attorneys Serving Injured Clients in San Antonio and Surrounding Communities

5711 University Heights Blvd #101
San Antonio, TX 78249

Due to the size and weight of large trucks and tractor-trailers, truck accidents are generally much more serious and much more catastrophic than regular car accidents. San Antonio residents are at increased risk of dangerous truck accidents due to heavy commercial traffic.

If you have been involved in an accident involving a large truck and you wish to seek fair compensation for your injuries, call Thomas J. Henry Law now. Our San Antonio truck accident attorneys can help right away with any property damage and getting your car fixed, dealing with the insurance company, gathering evidence, organizing your medical bills, and even advancing living expenses on qualified cases.

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How Can Our Truck Accident Attorneys Help Your Case?

Since 1993, our law firm has helped clients injured in trucking accidents recover the compensation they deserve. From gathering evidence to communications with insurance companies to representing our clients’ interests in trial, we handle all aspects of your claim so you can focus on getting better.

Trucking accidents are complex, and you do not want to face the trucking company’s lawyers alone. You need someone in your corner with the experience and the resources to demonstrate the validity of your claims. Our results-driven team of attorneys can do that for you.

Remember, Thomas J. Henry Law works on a contingency fee basis. We believe every victim deserves to be heard, regardless of their ability to afford an attorney. As such, our clients pay us nothing unless and until we win their case. We collect a pre-agreed upon percentage, so there are no hidden fees or surprise expenses.

Who Can Be Sued in a Trucking Accident?

Texas law allows plaintiffs to pursue legal action against any person, entity, or organization that caused or contributed to their trucking accident. This means your lawsuit is not limited to the truck driver. Among those that can be sued in a San Antonio trucking accident lawsuit are:

  • The Truck Driver: A truck driver may be sued if a crash was caused by their error or negligence. This includes reckless driving, distracted driving, driving while intoxicated, and other unsafe driving behaviors.
  • The Trucking Company: Trucking companies are responsible for the actions of their drivers while on the clock. They can also be help liable for violating state and federal regulations regarding who can drive a truck, how long drivers can drive, and how much weight a vehicle can haul.
  • Manufacturers: If a defective part contributed to your crash, you may be able to sue the company that manufactures the part.
  • Repair Shops: Shoddy repairs on motor vehicles can be dangerous. This is especially true for large trucks. If a repair shop failed to due quality work, and their failure contributed to your crash, you can seek compensation from them.
  • Shippers: If a shipper failed to advise a truck driver or their employer of a dangerous good or hazardous material in their cargo, you may be able to sue the shipper if the product contributed to your injuries or accident.

Determining Fault in a San Antonio Trucking Accident

Determining fault in traffic accidents can be difficult as multiple parties may be at fault for a single truck crash, including the truck driver, the driver’s employer, and the manufacturer of the truck and its parts. Also, because Texas follows a “modified comparative fault” rule, you can still receive compensation even if you are partly responsible for a trucking accident.

A competent truck accident lawyer will take the necessary steps to collect evidence related to your accident and work to determine who can be held responsible for your injuries – whether it is a single person or a collection of negligent parties. Our law firm will explore every avenue possible to ensure you are able to receive maximum compensation for your injuries and to ensure all parties responsible for your injuries are brought to justice.

What to Consider When Hiring a Truck Accident Attorney

Following a truck accident, it is essential that you hire an attorney who can help you take on the company involved. Most trucking companies are well-prepared for accident-related claims and lawsuits. When you call a trucking accident lawyer in San Antonio, consider the following:

  • Does the attorney have trial experience? Make sure your lawyer has significant trial experience and feels at home in the courtroom and understands the nuances of jury interaction. You can bet that the lawyers defending the truck driver and company have argued dozens of cases before judges and jury; you deserve an attorney who has successfully argued even more.
  • Does the attorney have the resources to take on a large company? Many smaller law firms simply cannot keep up with a well-financed trucking company. Thomas J. Henry Law has the finances, resources, and attorneys to take on the largest companies in the world and has successfully litigated against Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies.
  • Does my attorney have access to top expert witnesses? Expert witnesses have specialized knowledge that can help support your claim as well as demonstrate the extent and value of your damages. Thomas J. Henry Law works with leading expert witnesses from multiple industries in order to help our clients secure maximum compensation.

Common Causes of San Antonio Truck Accidents

Just like car accidents, truck accidents can have a variety of causes, and a single crash may involve multiple instances of negligence. A successful San Antonio truck accident lawyer will be able to identify all causes as well as understand how Texas laws and San Antonio city ordinances may affect the value of your claim.

Some causes your attorney may consider when investigating potential accident causes and developing your case are:

  • Poor or improper training
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Drowsy driving
  • Poor vehicle or equipment maintenance
  • Speeding
  • Erratic or reckless driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Unsafe following distance
  • Improper lane change

It is important that your attorney and their team look at every angle of your accident to ensure all negligence and fault is accounted for. This best ensures a favorable outcome for your case while also setting you up to receive maximum financial compensation for your injuries and damages.

Where Do Most San Antonio Trucking Accidents Occur?

Trucking accidents can occur anywhere normal car crashes occur. However, due to the nature of commercial trucking, they do tend to be more common on major highways and interstates. This includes:

  • Interstate 10– I-10 runs right through the heart of downtown San Antonio, alongside the Alamodome, and serves as a major transportation route for commercial trucks moving goods and products between East and West Texas and beyond.
  • Interstate 37– I-37 is the main roadway for commercial trucks traveling between San Antonio and Corpus Christi. Like I-10, traffic can become congested, particularly in northbound lanes entering San Antonio.
  • Interstate 35– Also called the PanAm Expressway, I-35 runs southwest to Laredo and serves as a transportation line for goods and products coming in from Mexico. It also runs northbound through Austin all the way up to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • 410 Loop– Loop 410, also called the Connally Loop, is a beltway that wraps around San Antonio, allowing for a more direct line of commercial traffic to the different areas of the city.

Injuries Commonly Suffered in Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can result in a multitude of serious and debilitating injuries. Among those we commonly see at Thomas J. Henry Law are:

Damages You May Recover in Your Trucking Accident Lawsuit

The damages you are entitled to following a truck accident will depend on the circumstance surrounding your accident and injuries. While damages may vary from case to case, among the most common recovered by truck accident victims are:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Vehicle repair costs
  • Future medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Wrongful death

Injured in a Trucking Accident? Contact an Experienced San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyer

Thomas J. Henry has been representing victims of negligent truck drivers and transportation companies for more than 24 years. We are committed to the success of our clients and have built a reputation for securing favorable settlements and verdicts against large transportation companies.

Contact us today for a FREE case consultation with a licensed San Antonio personal injury attorney. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve. Attorneys are standing by. Our firm has experienced truck accident attorneys in San Antonio ready to assist you 24/7, nights and weekends.

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Your San Antonio Truck Accident Questions Answered

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

Following a truck 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.

When you are involved in a trucking accident, it is best to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. A good lawyer will help you understand your legal options and can help with the confusion, stress, and uncertainty that can follow a crash. They can also help you avoid potential pitfalls that can damage your claim.

If you did not contact an attorney after your crash, do not stress. There may still be time. Texas law (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.003(a)) sets the statute of limitation for most personal injury claims at two years. This means you can contact a truck accident attorney in San Antonio, TX weeks or months after a crash and still have a viable personal injury claim.

No. If you want to speak with a truck accident attorney in San Antonio, call Thomas J. Henry Law now. We offer a FREE case consultation to all accident and injury victims, and can even send an attorney directly to you if you are unable to travel to our offices.

Truck drivers operating in and around San Antonio are subject to specialized rules enacted by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA), including who can operate a commercial truck, the number of consecutive hours a truck driver can spend behind the wheel, and maintenance trucks must undergo to be considered safe for the road. When you hire a San Antonio truck accident lawyer, part of their job will be investigating if any of these laws were broken.

Yes. If you have lost a loved one in a trucking accident, you can still pursue a claim against the truck driver and the trucking company in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit. Our truck accident attorneys in San Antonio are well-versed in wrongful death claims and will work diligently to ensure you are properly compensated for your loved one’s death.

Thomas J. Henry Law has spent decades finding and building professional relationships with the best expert witnesses from all across the country. Expert witnesses that could benefit your truck accident lawsuit include:

  • Accident Investigation Experts
  • Hazardous Materials Experts
  • FMCSA Compliance Consultants
  • Forensic Engineers
  • Accident Re-constructionists
  • Human Factors Forensic Science Experts (reaction time, fatigue and distracted driving)
  • General Equipment Technical Expert

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