Trucking accident lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP filed suit on behalf of a woman from McAllen, Texas who injured her back and neck in a car accident. Our client was driving in San Antonio when she was hit by an 18-wheeler making an unsafe lane change. The semi-truck driver then tried to flee the scene, which is both illegal and dangerous. Arnold & Itkin helped track down the driver to make sure he was held accountable for his unsafe driving.
Semi-trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Truck drivers must be alert, cautious, and above all, honest. Trucking companies are responsible for hiring drivers who meet all three criteria. When truck drivers cause harm to others because they are unable to handle the rigors of the job, and when those drivers are unwilling to voluntarily face the consequences of their actions, their employers must be made to pay for the resulting losses. Our client’s neck and back injuries may cause her lasting discomfort and have required extensive medical care; it’s only right that the trucking company at fault provide for her needs.
The case was filed in Bexar County, Texas.