The Snow Law Firm successfully represents accident victims in San Antonio and South Texas!
Sharing the road with large commercial trucks is a part of life for many of us. But with the obvious weight and size of Semi Trucks, most of us don’t stand a chance in the case of a serious Truck-Car Accident. When horrible crashes are the result of the Truck driver’s or trucking company’s negligence justice and appropriate compensation can be won with the experienced legal help from competent Attorneys in San Antonio. The Snow Law Firm, Truck Accident Attorneys should be your first choice for legal assistance when you have been involved in Truck or 18 wheeler Accidents in the Alamo City.
It can be extremely difficult to come to grips with the death or devastating injury of a family member who has been the victim of a serious commercial vehicle-Truck accident in San Antonio, especially when it is believed that the big-rig-Truck driver or the driver’s employer is responsible for the accident, due to negligent behavior.
A Study Concludes Driver Behavior Causes Most Semi-Truck Crashes
Drivers of large trucks and other vehicles involved in crashes are ten times more likely to be the cause of the crash than other factors, such as weather, road conditions, and vehicle performance according to a new study released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
The Truck Crash Causation Study was commissioned by FMCSA to review the causes of, and contributing factors to, accidents involving commercial motor vehicles. While previous data focused on specific crashes and/or individual causes of accidents, this study was the first nationwide examination of all pre-crash factors.
“This study makes it clear that we need to spend more time addressing driver behavior, as well as making sure trucks and buses are fit for the road,” FMCSA Administrator Annette M. Sandberg said. “The multitude of data now available will allow us to analyze specific areas of behavior and work with our industry and safety partners to develop an agenda on driver safety that will improve commercial motor vehicle driver performance.”
FMCSA will conduct analysis to further examine driver factors such as use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, speeding, fatigue, inattention, distractions, work environment, and unfamiliarity with the road.
The study, conducted with the help of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, investigated a national sample of fatal and injury crashes between April 2001 and December 2003 at 24 sites in 17 states. Each crash involved at least one large truck and resulted in at least one fatality or injury. The total sample of 967 crashes included 1,127 large trucks, 959 non-truck motor vehicles, 251 fatalities, and 1,408 injuries. Action or inaction by the driver of either the truck or other vehicle was the critical reason for 88 percent of the crashes.
In a truck accident there may be a multitude of reasons why that crash occurred in the first place. Some of the most common causes of trucking accidents include:
- Lack of Training on the part of the truck driver
- Oversized Trucks
- Poorly maintained brakes on the trucks
- Driving in conditions of poor visibility due to smoke fog,snow or rain
- Truck driver inexperience
- Fatigued, sleepy or tired employees driving too long and too many hours without rest
- Speeding over the limit or driving at speeds beyond the road and weather conditions
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Aggressive driving behavior
- Truck drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol while driving
- Driving the truck in bad weather conditions
- Dangerous or reckless truck driver with a long record of wrecks and accidents
- Unsafe safety systems, reflectors, lights and other warning devices
- Failure of truck to have installed an underide protection underguard
- Running off the road
Let the competent San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyer Corbin Snow III take the fight to the Insurance Companies for you!
Your San Antonio Truck Accident Attorneys are fighting for justice and for appropriate compensation for all the pain caused can be an immense challenge, and in light of the real possibility that the truck company will do whatever possible to escape responsibility for their role in the Truck accident. For this reason, it’s very important to seek a proven and experienced Truck Accident Attorney‘s legal assistance when you have been involved in a serious traffic crash with a commercial vehicle.
With the Snow Law Firm, you’ll find the trusted and experienced San Antonio Truck Accident legal assistance your family needs to get justice and the compensation you deserve. We have an extensive record of successful legal outcomes for victims of 18 wheeler, Semi Truck, and other large commercial vehicle accidents, and we know what it will take for you to have the best chance at receiving appropriate compensation and a sense that justice was served.
As previously mentioned there are various reasons why serious commercial vehicles accidents occur. Truck Driver fatigue, reckless driving, faulty parts on the 18 wheeler, cell phone distractions, and other reasons have led to serious accidents which cause truly life-long pain for families. Have you or a family member been in a serious accident for which the driver or perhaps the commercial vehicle company or a third party associated with that company was responsible. Now is the time to seek the help of experienced attorneys and get legal assistance from The Snow Law Firm.
Major Causes for Truck Accidents in San Antonio, Eagle Ford Shale area and South Texas. Driver fatigue and Driver distraction. ( Texting )
You must have heard about the ever increasing number of Semi Trucks in and around Texas lately. The Oil-boom in the Eagle Ford Shale is the major contributor to these stats. Unfortunately with that increase in 18 Wheeler Trucktraffic, a drastic jump in road accidents involving Trucks and Passenger Vehicles has sprung up. When these big Trucks come hauling down the road it sure can get scary.
Have you been hit by an 18 Wheeler or any Commercial Vehicle?
Call the trusted San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyer at The Snow Law Firm. We’ll give you a free assessment of your case. Our Injury Lawyers will help you win justice and appropriate compensation for the tremendous pain you’ve experienced and are continuing to go through.
Traffic Woes Continue in the Eagle Ford Shale Region. Call the experienced San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers at the Snow Law Firm
For the past five years the driving and road conditions in San Antonio and the Eagle Ford Shale region of south Texas has been deteriorating under the impact of the booming oil industry. Although the revenue from this boom has brought growth to the region, the cost of success has caused concern for local officials who hadn’t realized just how much their roads and traffic would be impacted.
With small roads bearing the weight of heavy traffic, deterioration has been inevitable. Pot-holes and crumbling road shoulders add to the increase in danger. In 2012, Casey Goetz, a major with the Department of Public Safety’s highway patrol, said that in Karens, La Salle, and Dimmit counties, the number of crashes involving commercial trucks rose by 1,000 percent.