Do you live in or around the San Antonio area? If so, there's a good chance you're familiar with the rush hour traffic that often bogs down the local roadways.
When a commercial truck hauling a trailer jackknifes, the damage is often enormous. A single truck and trailer that jackknifes out of control can crush many other smaller vehicles or send them flying into other lanes of traffic and nearby obstacles. On the highways and interstates, jackknifed trucks often cause death or serious injury to others, as well as immense property damage.
After people suffer injuries in slip-and-fall accidents, some may assume that they can sue the owner of the property where the injury occurred for their damages. In many instances, this is a successful path to resolving the matter. But that is not always the case.
Construction companies and other entities running construction projects have a responsibility to keep both a worksite itself and close by areas free of hazards. While the specific party holding liability may shift depending on the nature of the worksite, members of the public who encounter the worksite can expect the responsible party to keep the area reasonably safe and post appropriate warnings around hazards.
Sometimes it seems like it's impossible to get anywhere in San Antonio without driving on IH 35, I-10 or Highway 281 for at least part of the way. This is especially true if you are heading out of town. Driving on the highway is drastically different from diving on city streets. For one, traffic moves much faster. In addition, you have to constantly watch what is going on in front, behind and on each side of you.
It doesn't matter how much time you spend on the road, you should always realize that you could be part of a motor vehicle accident at some point in the future. It only takes one mistake by another driver to cause a crash that changes your life forever.