San Antonio Attorney Offers the Skills and Resources Victims Need after Truck Accident and Semi-Truck Crashes
Helping truck accident victims resolve complex injury cases
Semi-trucks and tractor-trailers are a common sight on Texas roads and freeways. With regional and national transportation corridors running throughout our state, Texans frequently share close quarters with big rigs — sometimes too close. Given their size and speed, collisions between trucks and automobiles can be horrific. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, more than 15,600 big rigs were involved in collisions in 2010. While 284 people died in these collisions, more than 4,000 more were injured — many severely.
Because of the devastating and often disabling injuries suffered in a trucking accident, it is important to speak with a skilled San Antonio lawyer immediately after the accident. The Bates Law Firm provides experienced, dedicated legal advocacy to clients throughout South Texas who have been injured in serious truck accidents.
Negligence in truck accidents
While one of the most common causes of truck accidents is driver negligence, such as truck drivers on drugs, just as often an accident is equally — or more so — the fault of an employer. Through negligent employer practices, such as inadequate training or hiring, undertrained truck drivers or overly fatigued drivers may cause a crash. Improper truck maintenance, as well as overloaded vehicles, may also result in a serious accident that could have been avoided through proper employer and employee practices.
Getting help from a San Antonio truck accident attorney
While regaining health is your priority after an accident, our priority is building a strong legal case on your behalf to help you achieve this goal through well-honed practices:
- Legal skill — Compensation after severe or disabling injury is vital for regaining health and long-term quality of life. A seasoned negotiator and litigator, Harry Bates has a superb track record for obtaining compensation for injured clients.
- Resources — Skilled San Antonio attorneys understand the importance of investigation and expert witness testimony in serious trucking accidents. Physical evidence, witness memory, log books and maintenance records can quickly become compromised. Our firm has the resources to conduct a thorough investigation and engage respected specialists to assist in the preparation and presentation of your case.
- Focus — Trucking accident cases are complex and require legal counsel knowledgeable in factors that cause deadly accidents. There may be multiple parties, defective parts such as tire blowouts and tread separation, roadway defects or negligent practices. Focused solely on personal injury, we have more than 25 years of experience successfully handling complex truck accident cases.
Contact us today
Board-certified in personal injury, Harry Bates has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients throughout South Texas, including San Antonio, Del Rio, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, McAllen, Falfurrias, Victoria, Eagle Pass, Seguin, Crystal City, Carrizo Springs, Austin, Kerrville, Uvalde, Laredo, Edinburg, and New Braunfels. Contact us online or call 210.485.1564 today for a free initial consultation.