A semitractor-trailer can be more than 70 feet long and weigh up to 80,000 pounds. There’re not nearly as maneuverable as passenger cars, and given their weight, their stopping distances are at least 20 percent longer than those of cars, vans and SUVs. Given a semitractor-trailer’s massive weight and its ability to travel at high speeds, it can crush a passenger car in a crash and severely injure or kill everybody in it.
Common Truck Crash Injuries
Gigantic 18-wheelers travel the roads in and around San Antonio all day and all night. Here are some of the common injuries that victims suffer when a large truck collides with a passenger vehicle:
- Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
- Multiple fractures
- Damage to vital organs
- Damage to vertebrae, spinal discs and spinal nerves
- Traumatic or surgically necessary amputations
- Joint damage
- Wrongful death
A Qualified and Aggressive San Antonio Truck Accident Attorney
With severe injuries or a wrongful death, medical bills along with funeral and burial expenses will be overwhelming. There is also the pain, suffering and emotional anxiety that victims and their families suffer. They need an experienced and aggressive San Antonio truck accident attorney who can pursue compensation for the damages that they suffered while they are working at reaching maximum improvement. Texas law contemplates a wide variety of damages in such cases, and it is the objective of our law office to maximize any settlement or award that our clients might receive after a crash that was caused by the negligence of the owner and operator of a large truck.
Don’t Give a Statement
A representative of the trucker’s insurance company might contact you and ask that you give a written or recorded statement about how the crash occurred. Texas law doesn’t require you to do that, and the insurer only plans on using your own words against you in the future to attack your credibility.
Instead of giving a statement, protect your rights and contact us for a free and confidential consultation and case review. You can tell us what happened, and we can answer your questions too. After that, we’ll give you our recommendation how you should proceed.
Contact the Law Office of Jesse Hernandez.