Trucking accidents are often quite serious, causing grievous injuries and leaving behind thousands of dollars in property damage. If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, it’s important to know what the cause of your accident was. This can help you and a San Antonio, Texas truck accident lawyer build a case and sue for damages.

What Can Cause Trucking Accidents?

Trucking accidents have many potential causes, including:

  • Speeding
  • Drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Failure to observe or enforce break periods
  • Inadequate training
  • Poor maintenance standards

What caused your crash can often affect how the case proceeds and who gets held liable.

Who Can Be Sued After Trucking Accidents?

Personal injury cases involving trucking accidents can actually get rather complicated. This is because it’s not uncommon for there to be multiple liable parties involved. That means multiple defendants and insurance companies to deal with, and it also means that you have to show how all of these parties were negligent.

An experienced attorney can help you figure out who is responsible and who should be sued for damages. In cases like these, we look at:

The truck driver: If the driver was distracted, driving aggressively, or under the influence of drugs, they share some blame for the accident.

Trucking company: Maybe the driver is at fault, but it’s because they were not properly trained or vetted before their employer put them behind the wheel. It’s also possible that the trucking company has encouraged its employees to ignore rules about rest breaks, leading to an accident caused by drowsy driving.

Another driver: Sometimes another driver involved in the accident also shares some of the blame for the collision and the injuries.

Part manufacturer: If the truck crashes due to mechanical failure and a broken part, the manufacturer of that part could be held liable.

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Victims of trucking accidents are not required to hire a lawyer, but one can do many things to help you with your case. An attorney from our firm can:

  • Gather evidence needed to make your case
  • Defend you from accusations of wrongdoing
  • Calculate fair compensation
  • Negotiate with insurers on your behalf
  • Identify all liable parties

How Long Do I Have to Sue After an Accident?

You have two years to sue after an accident, but we do not recommend waiting too long. When you act quickly, your lawyer may have an easier time gathering evidence or tracking down witnesses to your accident. Another bonus of filing a claim soon after your accident? You could get your compensation sooner.

Schedule a Free Consultation

If you are ready to move forward with a personal injury case, contact Sahadi Legal Group. The first consultation is free, so schedule a meeting with our team and give us the chance to tell you more about your legal options.