Dallas Truck Accident Lawyers
Helping Clients Injured by 18-Wheelers, Semi-Trucks & Tractor Trailers
Because of the sheer size of the vehicles involved, truck accidents can cause more serious injuries than many other road accidents. Indeed, 75 percent of people killed in truck accidents are the drivers of the other vehicles involved, not the truck driver himself.
If you, or a loved one, has been involved in a truck accident, you need our Dallas truck accident lawyer at Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC to fight the case on your behalf. With more than four decades of collective experience, we are completely familiar with the latest Texas commerce laws and the Federal Motor Carry Safety Regulations in regard to truckers and trucking companies. Our legal team can thoroughly investigate your accident, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies to recover the maximum compensation possible.
Call (214) 855-7771 today to request a free case evaluation.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Very often, drivers of big trucks will try to flout the law as regards working hours, in order to boost their pay packets. If they are driving while tired, this can frequently be the cause of an accident. The laws are there for a reason, and if they try to beat the system and cause you injury as a result, it is only right that you should receive full compensation.
Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver error (e.g. being under the influence, distracted driving, fatigued driving, reckless driving, etc.)
- Improper vehicle maintenance
- Equipment malfunction
- Inadequate cargo loading (e.g. overloaded or improperly loaded cargo)
Furthermore, in many cases the trucking company may also be liable. The driver might have been exceeding his hours with the knowledge of the company, or the company might not have correctly serviced the truck, and/or it might not have been in compliance with federal or state standards. Negligence like this is often the cause of truck accidents in Dallas, and is something that our Dallas truck accident lawyers are trained to spot.
Manufacturers of the truck, tires, or other vehicle components could be responsible for an accident if the vehicle or parts were considered defective or faulty. When it comes to inadequate cargo loading, the shipper or loader of the cargo could be held liable.
Ready to Protect Your Rights & Best Interests
You need to get professional advice immediately. Do not respond to any contact from the trucking company or its’ insurers. We are here to get you the maximum compensation that you deserve, on contingency fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay us anything unless we win your case. So, what do you have to lose? Let us fight for you while you make the best possible recovery from injury.
Contact us right away to learn more about our experienced legal services.