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Distracted Truck Driver Accident Lawyer • San Antonio

The personal injury attorneys at Trevino Injury Law represent individuals seriously injured in trucking accidents including truck driver distraction accidents in San Antonio and throughout Texas.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a direct result of the careless, negligent, wrongful, or reckless act of a company, person, or a municipality in a truck driver distraction accident we will aggressively advocate for your just compensation.

Wrongful injury or loss of a loved one is devastating. Trevino Injury Law takes pride in addressing clients’ full range of [questions and concerns]. We will make sure you thoroughly understand your rights.

Call the personal injury attorneys of Trevino Injury Law today to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

(210) 255-3088

The Dangers of Truck Driver Distraction

Truck drivers need to remain alert to their surroundings at all times. They must negotiate blind spots and be able to foresee road obstructions, traffic signals, and other driver’s actions with plenty of time to brake. One mishap due to driver distraction can lead to the lifelong personal injury and financial hardship of others. Commercial truck drivers have a responsibility to eliminate and avoid all potential driving distractions.

Drivers of semi trucks fall prey to the same distractions that non-commercial drivers face every day. Driver inattention is a serious danger no matter what kind of vehicle the driver is operation. The consequences of a crash involving an eighteen-wheeler, however, are often catastrophic, putting a greater burden on truck drivers to stay distraction free. Response time is critical when maneuvering a speeding semi truck.

Common Types of Truck Driver Distraction

  • Talking on a cell phone, including hands-free
  • Text messaging while driving
  • Using a handheld device for music, scheduling, or other tasks
  • Internet browsing while driving
  • Changing cassettes, CDs, or radio stations
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving while drowsy
  • Eating while driving
  • Personal grooming in rear-view or overhead mirror
  • Glancing at scenery or traffic incidents off the roadway
  • Reaching for a moving object, such as a water bottle
  • Smoking

What Does the Law Say About Truck Driver Distraction?

A distracted truck driver can be charged with reckless or negligent driving. The Texas Department of Transportation defines inattentive driving as “any non-driving activity a person engages in while operating a motor vehicle.” San Antonio is among a number of cities that have enacted distracted driving laws. One in four crashes in Texas involve driver inattention, making it a top priority for officers and legislators. Inattentive truck drivers can be penalized with a fine if caught by police. If their actions result in a crash, they or their employer could face charges of reckless driving as well, which typically carry heavier penalties than distracted driving.

Truck driver negligence should not be tolerated. An experienced legal team can gather the necessary evidence to show a phone was being used at the time of collision, proving driver negligence. Contact Trevino Injury Law to pursue damages for medical bills, loss of wages, and personal injury and distress.

Start Your Claim Today!

Trevino Injury Law is a San Antonio based law firm who works on a “contingency fee basis” on all personal injury cases including truck driver distraction accidents. Simply put, we only get paid if we win your case. If there is no recovery, you pay nothing.

“Trevino Injury Law is a leader in personal injury law with trial experience that speaks for itself.”Candelario Trevino

Call the personal injury attorneys of Trevino Injury Law today to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

(210) 255-3088

 

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