Truck Accident Lawyers in Dallas, TX Obtaining Full and Fair Compensation for Injury Victims
If you have been severely injured in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you most likely are experiencing extreme physical pain, as well as feeling overwhelmed about how you will provide for yourself and your family. Due to the sheer weight and overall size of large commercial trucks, it could take you weeks, months, or even years to recover properly from your injuries. The financial burdens resulting from a trucking accident can leave an injury victim feeling desperate and uncertain as to how they should proceed.
After you have been injured by a commercial vehicle, you need a qualified Dallas truck accident lawyer who can fight to obtain full compensation for the injuries and damages you have suffered. Many trucking companies have lawyers whose only job is to scrutinize personal injury cases looking for ways to undervalue or even deny claims.
The Dallas truck accident lawyers of The Redwine Law Firm are familiar with the tactics that insurance companies often use to avoid paying out on trucking accident claims. Our main objective is to hold those parties who are responsible for the accident accountable for their actions. We are dedicated to obtaining the compensation you deserve for your lost time at work as well as the pain and suffering after an accident with a commercial truck.
Contact our law firm and ask to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
What Are The Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents?
Although there can be a multitude of factors that contribute to an 18-wheeler accident, there are many commonly cited reasons that seem to be the most prevalent. A majority of the causes can be attributed to human error on the part of truck drivers, but some are also caused by the trucking company’s negligent actions or inactions. They are:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Highway hypnosis
- Reckless driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Mechanical failure
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Failure to secure cargo properly
- Failure to check blind spots when changing lanes
- Poor road conditions
- Adverse weather conditions
By far commercial truck drivers falling asleep while driving along with distracted driving are two of the most predominant factors that contribute to Texas truck accidents as well as nationwide. Truck drivers are expected to adhere to the guideline outlined in the Hours of Service regulations instituted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). However, even with these laws in place, trucking companies often push their commercial drivers to deliver loads on time if not even earlier which results in severe driver fatigue.
When we conduct an in-depth investigation of your truck accident, our experienced legal team can review all of the electronic logs as well as any communication to and from the driver and the trucking company. If we are able to discern that the company pushed the driver to operate their truck past the allowed time limit there may be more than one potentially liable party who may be held accountable. We will also investigate to determine whether or not the driver was texting while driving or using their cell phone before the accident occurred.
Drivers of commercial vehicles are held to a higher standard due to the potential for a dangerous situation to occur as a result of their carelessness or inattention. Trucking companies also owe a duty to the public to maintain their vehicle and not push their drivers over the allowable amount of hours that they can legally drive every day. Our lawyers will work hard to ensure that all parties responsible for your accident are held accountable for their actions.
What Types of Injuries Do Truck Accident Victims Suffer?
Being injured in an 18-wheeler accident can be even more serious than if you were involved in an accident in with a passenger vehicle. Due to the enormous size and overall weight of commercial vehicles, the injuries that victims often suffer are severe in nature and can take a great deal of time to heal properly. These injuries also contribute to extensive medical bills and other medical expenses such as physical therapy or rehabilitation costs.
Some of the most common injuries cited by victims of truck accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Facial lacerations
- Cuts, bruises, and abrasions
- Head and neck injuries
In addition, many individuals also suffered what is known as catastrophic injuries. These are injuries that are considered to be long-term or have serious life-altering consequences. Some examples are:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
If you have been involved in a Dallas 18-wheeler accident, you need to seek legal advice from a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Truck crashes can result in life-altering consequences for not only the injury victims but also for their families as they struggle to find the money and the ability to care for their loved ones after they have been injured. Our legal team understands your needs and will advocate for a settlement that ensures your ability to provide for the money you have already had to spend as well as any money you may have to spend to provide for your needs.
Can Your Law Firm Help Me Recover Damages After a Truck Accident?
The Redwine Law Firm of Dallas, Texas is proud to offer our services to the residents of Dallas County and the surrounding areas. Our personal injury attorneys have a great deal of experience and skills when it comes to handling truck accident claims.
We have one clear goal in mind and that is to recover the maximum amount of compensation that is appropriate for your truck accident case. Our experienced team will carefully review your case and decide what is in your best interests when it comes to what we feel is full and fair compensation for your case. Some of the most commonly awarded damages include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Scarring and disfigurement
Having a personal injury law firm on your side can also make a big difference when it does come time for the insurance company to offer a settlement. An insurance adjuster often attempts to have truck accident victims record a statement about the accident without the benefit of having a personal injury attorney present. It is crucial that you never speak to any insurance company or representative other than your own.
Our Dallas personal injury lawyers are familiar with the various methods that an insurance adjuster may use in an effort to try to get you to admit the accident was your fault or that you share a degree of fault for causing the accident. Insurance adjusters are trained to look out for the company and what is in their best financial interests and not those of injured victims.
Our truck accident attorneys are not afraid to stand up to the insurance companies to fight for your legal rights and the full compensation that you deserve.
Why Should I Choose Your Law Firm to Represent Me With My Truck Accident Claim?
At The Redwine Law Firm of Dallas, Texas we recognize that you have a wide variety of choices when it comes to selecting a truck accident lawyer. However, not all personal injury lawyers have the necessary skills and resources that our law firm possesses and can dedicate to resolving your case.
Once we accept your case, we will immediately begin an independent investigation into the root cause of the accident. We have accident reconstructionists who can analyze all of the police reports and reach a conclusion as to what factors directly contributed to the accident. They will analyze whether or not the truck driver in question was in compliance with all of the traffic laws or was negligent. In addition, the investigation can also discern the speeds that both vehicles were traveling when the collision occurred. This data will prove to be invaluable should your case end up in court.
Many individuals are not aware of the fact that most personal injury cases are settled out of court. This also holds true for a majority of trucking accident cases as well. We are passionately committed to providing you with strong representation when it comes to negotiating a settlement with the insurance company that is in your best interests.
Our truck accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis which means they only get paid if you win. If you have been severely injured in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you need to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The state of Texas has strict time limits on how long you have to file a personal injury claim. Do not allow time to get away from you to the point you become ineligible to pursue compensation for your injuries and property damage.
Contact The Redwine Law Firm by calling 214-444-7703 and ask to schedule a free consultation with one of our truck accident lawyers. We will gladly explain your legal options as well as decide the best course of action for your personal injury case.