San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyer

//San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyer
San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyer 2018-06-11T21:50:58+00:00

Trucking Accidents

truck accident attorney in San Antonio - truck accident rolloverInjured in a Trucking Accident? A San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyer recognizes that since trucks are bigger and heavier, accidents involving trucks have a higher probability than car accidents to result in catastrophic injuries or death.

Types of Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents may involve:

  • Collision with another motor vehicle (e.g. bus, car, motorcycle)
  • Striking cyclists
  • Striking pedestrians
  • Single-vehicle accidents (only involves a truck)

Causes of Trucking Accidents

A trucking accident attorney is familiar with various causes of large trucking accidents, such as:

  • Truck driver error, such as violation of traffic laws, driver fatigue, and distracted driving (e.g. texting or talking on a cellphone)
  • Improperly trained driver
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Improperly inspected and/or maintained truck
  • Defective or malfunctioning truck parts
  • Failure to drive safely under the circumstances (e.g. unsafe road or weather condition, or roadways)
  • Aggressive driver conduct
  • Failure to pay special attention to the truck’s multiple blind spots where vehicles are virtually invisible to the truck driver
  • Driving the truck with an unsecured load on the back
  • Failure to slow the truck down in the proper manner
  • Overweight trucks
  • Under inflated or overworked tires

Federal Laws

Due to the severity of the injuries and the frequency of trucking accidents, there are strict federal laws in place for truck drivers and trucking companies. A trucking accident attorney from Brylak Law will review the following legal restrictions for truck drivers:

  • How long truck drivers may be on the job (14 hour shift)
  • Drivers must take rest periods (10 hours prior to a 14 hour shift; 30 minutes after 8 hours of driving; and 34 hours once every seven days)
  • How long they may drive in a given day (11 hours in a 14 hour shift)
  • Drivers must be tested for drug use
  • How much weight a truck can haul
  • Type of cargo
  • How loads must be tied down
  • How often trucks and their systems must be inspected and serviced
  • Retention of pre- and post-trip inspection documents
  • Drivers maintaining a log of their hours and distanced traveled
  • Retention of truck repair and/or work orders

Seek an Experienced San Antonio truck accident lawyer

Trucking accidents are complex.  However, our attorneys know how to handle complicated situations like:

  • Trucking companies ignoring or encouraging rule violations by demanding tight deadlines or providing inadequate driver training.
  • Drivers fabricating or manipulating their logs for purposes of defrauding inspectors.

Contact a San Antonio truck accident lawyer with Brylak Law today at 210.733.5533.