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Texas Trucking Accidents Lawyer Andrew Toscano

Causes of Trucking Accidents

One of the most crucial aspects that must be addressed in the aftermath of a truck accident is determining the cause of the collision. Unlike other types of car accidents, it can be less clear as to what led up to a truck collision; often several factors are to blame for the accident. The responsible party or parties of an accident can only be held liable if the causes of a trucking collision are properly identified and connected with the offending party or extenuating circumstances that led to them. Therefore, obtaining a personal injury lawyer that can investigate your case and identify the causes that led to it will be crucial when ensuring that your health and wellbeing are protected after an injury accident such as those caused by truck operation failures and the like.

The large size and weight of trucking vehicles make them ones that are inherently more prone to creating catastrophic results should an accident occur. However, these are not factors that can be solely held responsible for the damaging effects that result from these types of accidents. More often than not, an epic combination of circumstances led to the truck accident which you were recently involved in, and it is up to your attorney to assess the situation and determine what those circumstances were.

Looking at the statistics of truck accidents and the number of serious injuries and fatalities they have caused is enough to leave anyone anxious to uncover the reason for catastrophic accidents of this nature. However, this is much easier said than done. In reality, it is difficult to safely assume that only one major cause exists which can account for the disastrous effects of a trucking accident. At the top of the list of reasons could be driver negligence. This might take the form of fatigued driving, distracted driving, failure to note blind spot deficiencies, etc. However, this is only one of a long list of factors that may have been involved in the lead-up to a collision. Also of possible cause could be adverse weather conditions, an overloaded trailer, inadequate maintenance of vehicle products, defective equipment, a company's failure to fire drivers with habitual drug and alcohol abuse problems, etc.

The causes of trucking accidents are virtually limitless, making it nearly impossible to fully prevent the accidents from happening. However, this is not to say that action cannot be taken to better prevent them from occurring. While adverse weather conditions cannot be controlled, the drivers who operate trucks can be advised not to drive in these conditions. While drunk drivers on the road cannot be avoided, truck drivers can be held to standards which prevent them from drinking while on the job. While there is always a possibility for product malfunction, trucking laws can ensure that adequate testing and maintenance curb the problem.

Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer

The number of truck accident causes can seem daunting to victims who are now trying to pursue the incident in court. However, with the help of attorney Andrew Toscano the weight of this burden will be taken off your shoulders. Our team understands the complex nature of truck accidents and how these matters should be addressed when brought to court. Even out-of-court settlements will benefit from retaining our services, as we know the investigative procedures and legal steps that need to be taken to produce a successful outcome to your case.

Although many causes exist when it comes to truck accidents, it is not impossible to legally take action. We can hold more than one party responsible for the injuries and/or fatalities that result from an accident of this nature. In fact, we have taken on some of the biggest truck accident cases in the country. We have dedicated our professional careers to representing the victims of personal injury accidents such as trucking collisions, and we are ready to do the same for you.

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Make the right choice for you and your family. Call the personal injury attorneys of Gene Toscano Inc. today at (210) 732-6091, the law firm that’s been trusted for over 50 years, to pursue maximum compensation for personal injuries.

Texas Injured Motorists Attorney

Injured Motorists

While many trucking companies and truck drivers adhere to safety regulations and conduct trucking operations safely, there are unfortunately some who willfully and knowingly disregard regulations and operate their trucks negligently. A typical passenger vehicle is no match to a massive 80,000 pound 18-wheeler truck. So if the truck is poorly maintained or dangerously operated, there is a good chance that other motorists and passengers traveling nearby could be seriously injured or killed.

Trucking Companies Can Be Held Liable

Motorists and passengers injured by the negligence of a trucking company or truck driver are entitled to compensation for their injuries. If you or a family member has been seriously injured by the dangerous or negligent acts of trucker or trucking company, a San Antonio personal injury lawyer at Gene Toscano can help you seek compensation for your injury or loss. Trucking companies have an obligation to operate their trucks safely. That obligation includes responsibilities for maintenance of their trucks, hiring and maintaining adequately skilled truck drivers, and ensuring that truck drivers are not fatigued by too demanding a driving schedule.

Who else can be held responsible?

If the truck accident was caused by poor truck maintenance or the trucking company's failure to thoroughly screen the driver before hiring him, the trucking company can be held liable for your injuries, but the trucking company is not the only party who may be responsible. If the truck itself was poorly designed, or is flawed in any way, the truck manufacturer may be responsible. The list of parties responsible for the safe design, manufacture, maintenance, and operation of commercial 18-wheeler trucks is a long one. If negligence occurs anywhere in the chain of responsibility for truck safety, the responsible parties can and should be held accountable.

How a Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help

If you have questions following the serious injury of yourself or a loved one caused by an accident with a commercial 18-wheeler or other large truck, a truck accident lawyer can help you get answers. Our firm can investigate the details of an accident, the truck driver's history, the truck's maintenance history, and many more factors to determine who is at fault and where responsibility for the accident and resultant injuries lies. Then we can help you claim fair and just compensation for your loss, holding those who are responsible accountable in court.

Free Consultations for Victims of Personal Injuries

Make the right choice for you and your family. Call the personal injury attorneys of Gene Toscano Inc. today at (210) 732-6091, the law firm that’s been trusted for over 50 years, to pursue maximum compensation for personal injuries.

San Antonio Jackknife Accident Attorney

Jackknife Truck Accidents

When a vehicle as large as a truck is on the road, the potential for serious and life-altering collisions is great. This is especially true when an accident involves jackknifing. A vehicle as substantial in weight and size as that of a truck has potential to cause serious damage, and jackknifing accidents are just one of the ways in which this could be possible. Jackknifing is the term used to describe the articulation of a vehicle such as that of a truck or trailer. When the back end or trailer portion of a truck swings around and creates a fold in the shape of an acute angle (between the trailer and the front of the truck) it is considered a jackknifing incident. A jackknifed truck will result in the cab facing one direction and the trailer facing an entirely different direction.

Jackknifing accidents are extremely dangerous to other drivers on the road because the swinging trailer of an articulating truck can very easily swoop other cars into its wake and cause them to be smashed between the cab and the trailer. These types of accidents can result from a number of different causes, some of which include improper braking, equipment failure, and icy roads. Some truckers have even been known to deliberately jackknife their vehicles as a reaction to brake failure. Whatever the reason for the jackknifing may be, there can be little doubt as to the fact that the incident will leave the individuals involved unscathed, let alone seriously injured or wrongfully killed.

Injured motorists and truck drivers of jackknifing accidents will likely want more than just medical attention after this type of trucking catastrophe. In addition, many will wish to pursue the matter legally, as it is one that could very likely have been avoided. Investigation into the jackknifing incident and its causes will need to be conducted by a truck accident attorney familiar with trucking regulations and laws. It will need to be determined why the accident occurred and whether or not it could have been prevented in order to present the court with substantial evidence surrounding the case. This may be best achieved with the support and guidance of a personal injury attorney Andrew Toscano.

Gene Toscano’s has played an integral role in many practice areas of the personal injury field, including that of truck accidents and injuries. In fact, we have played a large role in the representation of victims from some of the nation's largest truck accident catastrophes. We are fully aware of what to expect in court cases concerning these types of accidents. From day one, we will be by your side to investigate the truck accident you were involved in, collect statistics about other accidents of this nature, and vehemently represent you in and out of the court room. We are here to help you understand your truck accident and injury and how you can take back your life after such a damaging incident has occurred.

Free Consultations for Victims of Personal Injuries

Make the right choice for you and your family. Call the personal injury attorneys of Gene Toscano Inc. today at (210) 764-6091, the law firm that’s been trusted for over 50 years, to pursue maximum compensation for personal injuries.

Texas Injured Truck Driver?

Are You an Injured Truck Driver?

The lawyers at Gene Toscano can help injured truck drivers claim compensation in the event of negligence on the part of the trucking company, truck maintenance providers, truck component manufacturers, or any other party whose negligence contributed to the truck accident. Most truck drivers are well trained professionals who approach their jobs with professionalism and skill. Unfortunately, there are many other factors outside the control of truck drivers that can intervene and cause a truck accident. Regardless of a truck drivers' safety records or how closely they follow safety regulations, there may come a day in any truck driver's career when the inherent risks of driving a large truck catch up to them and they become the injured victim of a serious truck accident.

San Antonio Truck Driver's Employer May Deny Fault

When such a truck accident occurs, a commercial truck driver could find themselves at odds with their employer. The employer and their insurance company and lawyers may deny any fault in the accident and may vigorously defend any claims of negligence on their part. Without the help of experienced lawyers, an injured truck driver or their family would be powerless to prove negligence in the face of organized resistance from the trucking company and their lawyers.

Andrew Toscano can help injured truck drivers and their families build a strong case to claim compensation when the trucking company or another party's negligence is the cause of a truck accident. If you are a professional truck driver and you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, or if you are the relative of a professional truck driver killed in a truck accident, a personal injury attorney from our firm can help.


Free Consultations for Victims of Personal Injuries

Make the right choice for you and your family. Call the personal injury attorneys of Gene Toscano Inc. today at (210) 732-6091, the law firm that’s been trusted for over 50 years, to pursue maximum compensation for personal injuries.

Truck Accident Investigation

Truck Accident Investigation

Uncovering the Causes of a Truck Accident

Trucking accidents can result in some of the most catastrophic injuries of any accident out there. The size and weight of trucks are enough in themselves to make for total disaster when an 18-wheeler or semi collides on the road. However, it is not a truck's size and weight that cause an accident. More often than not, these types of collisions are the result of negligence – negligence on behalf of the truck driver himself, negligence on behalf of the trucking company, and sometimes even negligence on behalf of truck product manufacturers. Therefore, immediately after any crash involving this type of large vehicle it is absolutely imperative that investigation of the accident is conducted by someone with a thorough understanding of truck operating procedures and trucking laws. When the specific causes of an accident are being assessed, more than just the authority of an on-the-scene police officer will be required. A personal injury lawyer who can professionally look into the accident should also be at the scene as soon after the incident as possible.

When a professional attorney is available at the time a truck accident occurs, crucial attention can be paid to the leading factors of the collision. A lawyer can investigate the scene and look for typical components of these types of accidents. Under primary investigation will be the information stored on electronic on-board recorders/ black boxes. If an electronic on-board recorder exists in conjunction with the crashed truck, then the logged driving hours of the responsible truck driver will be assessed. In many cases, fatigued truckers fail to take the necessary breaks that ensure they remain alert and cognizant on the road.

Neglect to stop and rest is a crucial misstep that too often leads to impaired driving and, hence, trucking collisions. These recorders are commonly referred to as black boxes. They have proven to be extremely helpful in the investigation of truck accidents because the devices retain information that was systematically recorded in relation to the accident – before, during, and after. However, without an investigative attorney working on your case, you will be hard pressed to obtain the information stored on these devices.

Interviews and Depositions by a Truck Accident Lawyer

It will take only a few hours before the trucking company associated with an accident has its own attorney at the scene. Therefore, is imperative that victims of these accidents also have an attorney at the scene equally as quick. At Gene Toscano you can rely on the services of our legal team. Immediately after an accident, we will be there to investigate and conduct interviews with on-the-scene individuals. The testimonies given by the truck driver, law enforcement officers, and witnesses could prove to be essential in your case. Therefore, we act quickly in retrieving this information and recording it for use during court trials. Furthermore, connecting with witnesses and officers at the time of the accident could prove to be beneficial for future court proceedings which may require that we call upon them for sworn depositions.



Free Consultations for Victims of Personal Injuries

Make the right choice for you and your family. Call the personal injury attorneys of Gene Toscano Inc. today at (210) 732-6091, the law firm that’s been trusted for over 50 years, to pursue maximum compensation for personal injuries.

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  • For over 50 years, Gene Toscano Inc., has helped injured individuals in a personal injury and trial law firm capacity throughout San Antonio and south Texas. Since 1961, our personal injury lawyers have been dedicated to helping clients and their families pursue personal injury claims caused by others’ failure to act safely, fairly, and honestly.
  • Under the leadership attorney Gene Toscano and Andrew Toscano, the San Antonio based law practice is focused on but not limited to personal injury and wrongful death cases, medical malpractice, injuries suffered as a result of auto accidents and other motor vehicles, construction accidents, defective products and premise liability, and wrongful bad faith insurance denials.
  • As a result, we recognize what is important to our clients, what questions they typically have, and how to best protect their interest before, during, and after their lawsuit.



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