18-Wheeler Accidents

Of traffic fatalities reported in Texas in 2011 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, only 2 percent of large-truck drivers died as compared to 32 percent of passenger vehicle occupants.

At The Law Offices of Jesse A. Sepulveda, we protect the rights of individuals who were significantly or catastrophically injured in 18-wheeler accidents and other motor vehicle accidents, as well as the families of wrongful death victims. We aggressively pursue maximum compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Following an 18-wheeler accident, you may be approached by insurance adjusters and asked to answer seemingly basic questions. Before you speak to the insurance company, know your rights. Contact our firm to speak with an experienced San Antonio truck accident lawyer who will protect your interests.

Maximizing Your Compensation Following An 18-Wheeler Accident

When truckers fail to log their hours properly or take required rest breaks, they can put others on the road at serious risk. However, some drivers may feel pressured to meet deadlines and choose to drive recklessly or over the required number of hours. Our attorney protects car accident victims who were severely injured as a result of:

  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Violations of federal regulations set by the Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, such as failing to keep accurate log books or take required rest breaks
  • Distracted driving, such as texting while driving
  • Speeding or reckless driving by truckers
  • Failure to obey traffic signs
  • Failure to take proper precautions when backing up or maneuvering within city limits
  • Mechanical failures
  • Tire blowouts

We will thoroughly investigate your accident claim to determine all possible parties who may be at fault. This could be the actual truck driver, the company that failed to enforce certain industry regulations like load and weight restrictions, or the company that leased trailers that may not have received proper maintenance. Working with accident reconstruction engineers and medical experts where necessary, we seek to maximize your compensation in the face of negligent parties and their insurance companies.

Injured In An 18-Wheeler Accident? Our San Antonio Lawyer Will Protect Your Rights.

We have the experience and resources to pursue maximum compensation for you following a serious 18-wheeler accident. For more information, contact our firm at 210-735-5000 to schedule a free initial consultation. We handle all personal injury claims on a no recovery, no fee basis. Se habla español.