San Antonio, TX, Truck Accident Lawyer

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

Due to the size and weight of large trucks, semi trucks, tractor trailers, big rigs, and 18-wheelers, trucking accidents are on average much more serious and much more catastrophic than regular car accidents. Further, with San Antonio serving as a sort of central hub for Texas highways and interstates, as well as heavier traffic, its residents are more at risk of being involved in a truck accident than residents of other cities.

If you have been involved in an accident involving a large truck and you wish to seek fair compensation for your injuries, it is essential that you speak with a truck accident lawyer in San Antonio immediately. Call Thomas J. Henry Law now. Thomas J. Henry Law has built a reputation on securing record-breaking verdicts in Texas trucking and company vehicle accident cases. Let our expertise and experience work for you. Our injury lawyers 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. Contact our office today to start your free consultation.

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What to Consider When Hiring a San Antonio Truck Accident Attorney

The first thing you need to understand when pursuing compensation for a San Antonio truck accident is that the playing field is not level.

In Texas, there is a lot of money to be made in commercial trucking and these trucks are considered “commercial vehicles.” As such, large trucking companies typically employ teams of attorneys whose sole job is to protect company’s interest. In the event of a trucking accident, that means limiting or eliminating the trucking company or other parties’ liability for your injuries.

These entities also have the financial resources to fight long, hard legal battles in a way that leaves individuals at a disadvantage. This disadvantage is further complicated by the existence of complex trucking regulations as well as state and federal laws defining employer liability and the application of respondeat superior.

If you want to win your case, you need a firm with the resources and experience to take on large companies and corporations.

The experienced San Antonio truck accident attorneys at Thomas J. Henry Law been successfully litigating against trucking and transportation companies across Texas for more than 25 years. Our attorneys understand the statutes regulating commercial trucking companies and their drivers and what they mean for your claim. Further, our financial resources means we can fight the long fight on your behalf and our No Fee Guarantee means to don’t owe us a penny in attorney’s fees unless and until we win your case.

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

  • Is the truck driver properly licensed?
  • Was the truck driver distracted at the time of the accident?
  • Was the truck driver drowsy when the accident occurred?
  • Did the truck driver exceed the driver hour limit allotted by law?
  • Was the truck driver in compliance with the sleeper berth provision?
  • Did the truck driver accurately log his or her hours?
  • Was the truck properly maintained?
  • Was the truck driver speeding?
  • Was the truck driving erratically in a construction zone?
  • Was there a defective or recalled part on the truck that could have contributed to the crash?
  • Could passenger distraction have contributed to the crash?

When seeking to answer these questions, your attorney may opt to bring in an expert witness. Expert witnesses are industry experts with specialized knowledge of trucking accidents and commercial trucking regulations. They can help establish fault and prove your damages in court.

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

Trucking accidents can cause various types of severe injuries including neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, lacerations, internal injuries, and even death. These are serious accidents and require the expertise of a serious injury lawyer. If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident in San Antonio, do not risk your claim to compensation. Thomas J. Henry Law has experienced truck accident attorneys in San Antonio ready to assist you 24/7, nights and weekends.

Contact us today for a FREE case consultation with a licensed San Antonio truck accident attorney. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve. Attorneys are standing by.

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

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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.

The damages you can claim as part of your truck accident lawsuit depend on the circumstances of your accident and your injuries. Rest assured our San Antonio truck accident attorneys will look at any and all available avenues for compensation. Typically, these may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical impairment
  • Past and future medical costs
  • Lost wages

If the actions that led to your accident were especially egregious, you may also be able to claim punitive damages. Unlike compensatory damages which are meant to make a plaintiff whole, punitive damages are meant to publish the defendant for particularly reckless or negligent behavior and to send a message to others that such behaviors will not be tolerated.

San Antonio trucking accidents are complicated due to the special rules and laws that help regulate commercial trucking companies and their drivers. These include state and federal requirements on licensing, operations, maintenance, and hours. This is one of the reasons our San Antonio truck accident attorneys work so closely with expert witnesses.

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 trucking 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

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.

In the event you hire our firm, you will pay us nothing unless and until we win your case. This is part of our No Fee Guarantee. Thomas J. Henry Law even offers money advances for qualified cases to help you get back on your feet as we pursue your claim.

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). These rules dictate things like who can operate a commercial truck, the number of consecutive hours a driver can spend behind the wheel, and what kind of maintenance schedule a truck must undergo to be considered safe for the road.

When you hire a San Antonio truck accident lawyer, part of their job will be to check if the truck driver responsible for your accident or the company that employs them was in violation of any of these complex rules and regulations. Failures to comply by these strict rules are not only illegal, they may also strengthen the validity of your claim as well as increase the compensation you may receive.

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 ones death.

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Recent Results

This is just a small sampling of the results we have obtained for our clients. Please click through to view more verdicts, settlements, and judgments.
Trucking Accident
$50 Million

Net to Client: $27 Million

Expenses: $1.1 Million

Attorney Fees: $21 Million

NECK INJURIES

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Trucking Accident
$35 Million

Net to Client: $22.2 Million

Expenses: $100 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $12.8 Million

WRONGFUL DEATH

Product Liability
$30.2 Million

Net to Client: $20.1 Million


Expenses: $39.6 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $10.1 Million

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Premises Liability
$14.8 Million

Net to Client: $6.7 Million

Expenses: $652 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $7.4 Million

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Medical Malpractice
$12.7 Million

Net to Client: $10.4 Million

Expenses: $300 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $2 Million

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Company Vehicle Accident
$10 Million

Net to Client: $5.6 Million

Expenses: $125 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $4.3 Million

NECK INJURIES

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

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San Antonio

1 year ago

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