Determined Texas Trucking Accident Attorneys Represent the Injured

San Antonio law firm helping victims pursue compensation

Trucks are heavier and larger than cars, and consequently cause more deaths and debilitating injuries when they are involved in accidents. These tragic events could often be avoided, if truck drivers and companies would act according to even a minimum standard of care. Sometimes preventable product defects of vehicles or premises defects on the highway cause a catastrophe for an innocent traveler or family.  With 35 years of experience, Tim Smith at San Antonio firm The Law Office of Tim Smith, P.C. can help you bring negligent parties to justice and recover from trucking accidents involving:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Faulty lighting /conspicuity
  • Defective highway conditions, work zones or signage
  • Aggressive driving behavior
  • Unsafe driving conditions, such as snow, ice, rain or fog
  • Unlicensed or untrained drivers
  • Truck rollovers
  • Oversized trucks
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Tire blowouts
  • Brake failure
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Mechanical defects
  • Tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers

Tim Smith has 35 years of experience representing the injured in vehicle accident cases.

You need a knowledgeable team by your side

We formulate and organize the team of participants in Your Case.   There are your first responders and on-site/on-scene law and emergency medical personnel, and Good Samaritans, and eye witnesses,  including the accident site emergency personnel, and then all of your medical providers and treating physicians, and then there are the forensic experts and consulting engineers, and accident reconstruction experts, and the economic and life-care experts.  Aside from your legal team, your case team might include:

  • Your trauma doctors, and treating medical providers
  • Economic Disability, and life care planning nurses and long term medical providers
  • Forensic engineers
  • Automotive design, manufacturing, and marketing (warnings or human factors) engineers
  • Accident reconstruction analysts.

Then there is your legal team.  Tim Smith has many years of experience in solely handling every aspect of every part of these facets of a catastrophic accident case, and the process that it takes to successfully investigate and prosecute multi-million dollar lawsuits, from the scene of the accident, to the location of witnesses and preservation of evidence including complex records, literature, data, and document investigation, and presentation of the Client’s story up through the trial and jury verdict, and through successful victory upon appeal. Tim Smith also works cases jointly with Of-Counsel David M. Glenn and with the help of his TLC brothers and sisters, and many brilliant mentors and friends, and consulting experts.

At this stage in Tim Smith’s career, he accepts very few new cases, only working on one or two cases at a time, in order to devote the necessary time and attention to the affairs of his client one at a time.  However, a team of top qualified co-counsel and consulting experts will be promptly deployed, if we can immediately go to work on your case.

Trucking companies’ send their insurance adjusters, investigators, and accident re-constructionists, to quickly and immediately descend upon the scene of a major accident to collect valuable evidence and even move and spoliate evidence, and figure out how to reduce their responsibility to you. When officials clear the debris, vital evidence disappears, and so may your opportunity to receive the full amount of compensation you deserve. The Law Office of Tim Smith, P.C. can mobilize into action and upon the scene to protect your interests. During diligent, and if given the opportunity, through our “second responder” investigation, we will work to preserve crucial evidence, to establish points of impact, recording skid marks and vehicle positioning and taking witness statements, to establish causes, speed, lighting, visibility, and conspicuity, mechanical defects, and driver error or impairment of the drivers. We understand the anguish that follows a catastrophic trucking accident, and we go to work for you, we refuse to allow a negligent company to take advantage of the chaos surrounding the ordeal to mitigate its own liability.

Fight for the compensation you deserve

We cannot ease the heartache resulting from your losses, but we can advocate for your right to receive just compensation. We employ assertive strategies to obtain damages for past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering, and physical impairment.  If you have endured the devastating loss a loved one in a trucking accident, we can file a wrongful death suit on your behalf, or a survival case for you on behalf of your late Husband or Wife, or child or Mother or Father.   We will prepare your case for you to tell your best story to your best protector and best overseer of your rights, which is not an insurance adjuster, not a mediator, not an arbitrator, not a judge, but who is The Jury made up of ordinary citizens of the community.

Because we believe all injured people have the right to zealous representation, The Law Office of Tim Smith, P.C. does not charge you until we win your case.

If we can take your case:

If we cannot logistically get out to the accident scene, or to the location of the event, in an immediate time frame, or if there has been a lapse of time since the accident, we will be happy to go over that with you, and advise you of a timeline of procedural steps that we would begin, and/or suggest for you to begin, without charge for such consultation.