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San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyer

Texas 18-Wheeler Wreck Attorney

Truckers get paid based on the number of miles they drive. They don't get paid to eat, sleep or take breaks. Because drivers want to make money, they push themselves to travel more than they should. Unfortunately, when they fail to meet industry standards, the accidents they cause are usually fatal.

At the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham, we are committed to holding the negligent drivers accountable for the wrongful deaths they cause. We are an aggressive and experienced truck accident law firm devoted to representing accident injury victims in San Antonio and throughout South Texas.

We pride ourselves in obtaining the very best results possible for our seriously injured clients, and we have recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of personal injury clients.

Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

Every year, thousands of motorists and truck drivers are killed or severely injured by the negligence of semi truck drivers and the trucking companies that employ them. Many tractor-trailer drivers and their employers place the public in grave danger by ignoring necessary maintenance.

For instance, some long haul truck drivers are hired to drive for too many hours each day, and as a result, the drivers fall asleep at the wheel and cause serious accidents. Other drivers may drive over the speed limit or recklessly, losing control of their trucks and becoming involved in a truck jackknife situation or a collision with another vehicle. Whether the truck driver was at fault or another party, such as the trucking company for failing to properly maintain the truck, we can help you seek the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered.

Here are some alarming U.S. truck accident related statistics:

  • Every 16 minutes, a person is injured or killed in a truck related accident.
  • Approximately 1 million people are involved in truck crashes each year.
  • Approximately 5,000 people are killed in truck accidents each year.
  • More than 30 percent of people who are injured in truck accidents suffer catastrophic injuries.

Holding Trucking Companies and Drivers Accountable

Large trucks which weigh over 10,000 pounds represent only 3 percent of all registered vehicles on the road in the U.S.; however, they account for more than 25 percent of the deaths in multiple vehicle traffic accidents. Many times, the fatalities that are associated with large truck accidents do not involve the truck drivers. In fact, 98 percent of those killed or injured in trucking accidents will not be truck drivers.

Contact an Experienced Texas 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney

If your loved one was killed in a truck accident, our lawyer can help you hold the trucking companies and their drivers accountable. Contact us online or call 210-787-3312 to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced San Antonio truck accident attorney.

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Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham
14100 San Pedro Ave, Suite 550
San Antonio TX 78232

Telephone: 210-787-3312
Telephone: 888-366-5981
Fax: 210-228-0602

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What Our Clients Are Saying:
  • "I wanted to thank Glenn Cunningham for his expertise, caring, and kindness in trying to help me with possible negligence in my having uterine cancer. I was so impressed with his professionalism and wanting to help the client if humanly possible, even though this is tough since, unfortunately, the patient in Texas has little rights currently. Glenn is an excellent attorney, a good man, and a friend to many."
    - Cathy Sue M.
  • "I would like to thank you for being available when I had a question. I have dealt with lawyers who are never available once you sign with them. You treated us with honestly and kindness. Your sense of humor and kind personality brought a fresh feeling to the legal system, which is needed."

    - Linda S.
  • "Mr. Cunningham was very knowledgeable and helpful in explaining what sort of personal injury case to expect. He kept me informed about the case, and offered great advice. I was extremely pleased that we were successful in settling the case without going to trial due to his persistence and hard work."

    - Dale W.
  • "Our case transformed from medical to legal malpractice with your brilliant and genius experience. You are the miracle God sent to us, you are our knight in shining armor. We will forever be thankful to you bringing justice and prevalence to the death of my little baby and our anguish at rest."

    - Ida B. and Family
  • "I want to thank you for everything that you do on a daily basis for families just like mine. You continue to fight an injustice that others walk away from. Your real thanks will come many years from now, though, from Someone who values your efforts much more than us here on earth!"

    - Rhonda H.
  • "Glenn is smart, professional and a hard charger. His hard hitting approach enabled our team to quickly settle a case, in a few months, which ordinarily would have lasted several years... If anyone wonders who they should hire for a malpractice case in Texas, it is Glenn and his law firm."

    - Skip S.
  • Just a short note to say thank you for getting justice for my mother. You have been a blessing to me. I will definitely recommend your office to others in need. Again, thank you so much."

    - Barbara M.