Vela Firm, PLLC
Truck / 18 Wheeler Accidents
If you have been injured in a wreck involving a commercial vehicle, contact a San Antonio truck accident lawyer. Vela Firm, PLLC has experience helping victims of truck accidents throughout South Texas.
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If you or a loved one were hurt in an accident with a commercial truck, immediate action may need to be taken to preserve the injured party’s right to recovery. Trucking accidents may involve multiple parties, including the driver of the truck, the owner of the truck, the manufacturer, and others. A professional trucking accident attorney will be able to reconstruct how the accident happened and determine whether a viable claim for compensation is present.
An experienced 18 wheeler accident attorney understands that a trucking accident is different from a typical car wreck. Large commercial vehicles cannot stop or maneuver nearly as quickly as a car can. The large size of a semi truck coupled with the weight of a hauled load make the damage caused by an out-of-control truck greater than common highway accidents.
What To Do After A Commercial Vehicle Accident
In the moments after a car crash, there are actions that you can take that will help protect your rights and get you on track to a speedy recovery:
SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION – You should always call emergency help if it is necessary. Many people underestimate the severity of their injuries due to the adrenaline rush caused by the accident. It is important to receive a complete examination and follow doctors’ orders. This will assist in your recovery and prevent others from claiming you did not listen to your doctor’s advice.
CALL THE POLICE – Immediately call law enforcement to the scene and request a report detailing the events that caused the crash. Your accident attorney will use the report in preparing your claim. If your condition permits, request that the investigating officer take photographs of the scene before the site is cleared.
PRESERVE EVIDENCE – After a commercial truck crash, it is important to preserve evidence of your injuries as well as the cause of the accident. The trucking company may have a response team of attorneys and experts on call to inspect the crash site. If your condition permits, you can photograph any injuries, areas of the crash site that you believe contributed to the accident and parts of the vehicles involved. Also, write down contact information including names, addresses, and insurance information for everyone involved.
DON’T ADMIT FAULT – What you say to anybody at or following the time of the crash can limit your ability to recover, or even bring a claim. Your San Antonio 18 wheeler accident attorney should communicate with insurance agents, parties, and witnesses.
If someone is found fully or partially at fault for causing injuries or death in a trucking accident in Texas, compensation may be recovered for some or all of the following:
- PAST AND FUTURE MEDICAL EXPENSES
- PROPERTY DAMAGE
- PAIN AND SUFFERING
- LOST WAGES
- LOST EARNING CAPACITY
- PUNITIVE DAMAGES
- LIFE CARE
- LOSS OF CONSORTIUM
Vela Firm, PLLC has experience in all types of vehicular accident cases, including truck accidents and tractor-trailer accident cases. If you have been in a trucking accident and need an immediate consultation, please contact us today at (210) 802-8889.
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If you or a loved one have been injured or have questions regarding representation, do not hesitate to contact our office ASAP. Speak to an attorney now and get the answers you deserve.
VELA FIRM, PLLC
1718 San Pedro
San Antonio, Texas 78212
Office: (210) 802-8889
Fax: (210) 802-2822