Dallas Truck Accident Injuries
The massive weight and size of tractor trailers often lead to catastrophic injuries or even fatalities. Have you lost a loved one as a result of a trucking accident that was caused by negligent or reckless behavior? You may be entitled to recover compensation for your wrongful death claim.
Are you a Truck Accident Survivor?
For those individuals who survive a serious trucking accident, your life will be forever changed. Furthermore, the momentum, weight and size of a moving 18-wheeler truck makes many victims suffer serious personal injuries. If you or someone you know has recently been injured in a serious trucking accident, you may be eligible to recover compensation after consulting with a personal injury attorney.
A Truck Accident is not your typical Car Accident
Consequently, these trucking accident cases are frequently more complex from a legal perspective in contrast with a typical car accident case. It is imperative to identify an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can assist you immediately by gathering the resources and knowledge necessary to file your claim.
Trucking accidents are caused by a broad range of issues. One of the most important aspects of handling a trucking accident lawsuit is determining who is at fault. In trucking accident cases, more than one party may be legally responsible for the injuries you’ve sustained.
Some of the most common causes of trucking accidents include:
- A poorly maintained truck
- Defective equipment
- Driver fatigue
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
- Negligent drivers of other vehicles
- Unreasonable trucking schedules
- Defective roadways
- Excessive speed
- Dangerous weather conditions
Common Cause for a Truck Accident
Fatigue is the most common cause of driver error when it comes to trucking accidents. It contributes to up to 40% of all trucking crashes. The results of a truck accident is even more deadly when fatigue is combined with other factors.
Underride and override accidents are those which can pin a driver underneath a vehicle. The injuries are overwhelming.
Who is at fault?
More than one party may be held responsible in a trucking accident lawsuit. Consulting with an attorney immediately after the accident occurs gives you the best possible opportunity. An attorney will help to evaluate all of the evidence and determine your next steps. Multiple responsible parties may include:
- Other negligent drivers
- The trucking company
- The truck driver
- Equipment manufacturers
- Government entities
It is vital to have an in-depth understanding of the state and federal trucking regulations as well as the rules of the road. Your attorney will help to navigate this murky terrain. You need a law firm with extensive knowledge of handling trucking accident claims. An attorney will fight hard for the compensation you deserve. An experienced attorney may be able to help you recover compensation in a settlement outside of court. They will also help minimize the time and cost associated with handling your claim.
Keep in mind that in certain situations the trucking company’s insurance companies often push hard to offer settlements. These offers are frequently lower than what you deserve. This is why it is important to have a lawyer who is ready and willing to go to court, if necessary. If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a serious trucking accident, you have rights. An experienced and dedicated attorney will help you put our life together again.
Gregory H. Bevel and Wesley Gould have extensive experience in the area of truck accident litigation and will fight to hold those who are at fault for the accident responsible.
Accident insurance almost never covers the entire cost of medical bills or vehicle damage, and we will pursue any compensation that you may be entitled to on your behalf and fight for complete coverage of your expenses.
We are dedicated attorneys with a deep commitment to help victims of the negligence and carelessness of others.
Call today to make an appointment for a consultation. (214) 580-2555.