• April 14, 2022

Francisco Maldonado Injured in Truck Accident on Seale Rd in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX -- March 16, 2022, 60-year-old Francisco Maldonado was injured in a crash with a commercial truck on Seale Road in San Antonio.

Authorities say the incident happened around 9:10 a.m. on Seale near W.W. White Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a Freightliner semi-truck was reversing into the roadway from a private drive when it collided with Maldonado's westbound Jeep Cherokee.

Maldonado reportedly received minor injuries in the crash. The truck driver was unhurt.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Francisco Maldonado Accident on Seale Rd in San Antonio

People might read reports saying the commercial truck driver backed into an active traffic lane and think fault would be pretty automatic. However, trucking companies rarely agree to take the blame without a fight. I suspect the victim would need to prepare for numerous excuses and deflections--in this case including police saying the victim was speeding, which almost certainly would be brought up if he approached the company for help.

Of course that may be mostly academic here. The victim may not think about taking action since reports say his injuries were minor. I certainly hope they're right about that, but I'm still concerned. I've seen too many situations where first impressions about injuries misjudged them.

Francisco Maldonado Injured in Truck Accident on Seale Rd in San Antonio, TX

In a recent case we worked on our client was rear-ended by a big rig, but the damage it did wasn't immediately clear. He supposedly just had a "sore back," but his pain increased dramatically and hospital scans showed he actually had a ruptured spinal disk from the collision. He ended up needing surgery and extensive physical therapy, all while the at-fault trucking company tried to dodge the blame. We made sure they did the right thing, but it never ceases to amaze me how hard many companies fight against that.

There's no particular reason to think the San Antonio wreck will go that way. Some people really do walk away from accidents with just a few bruises and a story to tell. Because injuries can sometimes be more serious than they appear, though, I always encourage people to take the needed steps after commercial truck wrecks--even if early reports downplay their impact.


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