Dallas Truck Accident Lawyers
2911 Turtle Creek Blvd. Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75219
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Approximately 16,000 semi-truck accidents occur in Texas each year, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Of that number, about 300 people are killed in Texas semi-truck accidents annually and another 2,500 people are seriously injured. Due to the frequency of these types of accidents, The Doan Law Firm Dallas Truck Accident Lawyer Hotline at (217) 307-0000 has been established to assist people who have been involved in a semi collision.
The semi-truck accident rate is consistent with what occurs across the United States. About a half a million commercial truck accidents occur annually in the United States. 5,000 people are killed in commercial truck accidents. On average, approximately 130,000 are injured in semi accidents.
Who Is Responsible for a Dallas Truck Accident?
A major consideration when a Dallas truck accident occurs is determining what party or parties are responsible for the incident. The reality is that in most semi accidents, more than one party is responsible for causing the accident in the first instance. Identifying all of the parties responsible for causing a truck accident can prove to be a challenging task. Because of the complexities inherent in a semi accident case, you best protect your legal interests by engaging the services of a skilled, tenacious, and experienced Dallas truck accident lawyer. Examples of parties typically deemed responsible for a commercial truck collision include a big rig operator.
Common reasons why a semi driver may be considered negligent and responsible for causing an accident include:
- Distracted driving (talking on the phone)
- Impaired driving (operating a rig while drunk)
- Reckless driving (like speeding in a school zone)
- Improper lane change
There is an array of other types of conduct by a driver that cause accidents for which a rig operator bears legal responsibility.
The trucking company is also likely to be a responsible party when it comes to a semi-truck accident. Legally speaking, an employer is responsible for injuries caused by an employee that occur during the course of employment.
Other parties responsible for a Dallas truck accident include:
- Semi maintenance provider
- Truck manufacturer
- Truck parts manufacturer
An example of a semi-truck accident can explain how multiple parties can be responsible for the incident and resulting injuries, damages, and losses. A semi-truck motoring in Dallas has a part that malfunctions. The malfunction will result in the truck running off course if it is not slowed down in a timely manner. Unfortunately, at the time of the malfunction the big rig operator is distracted by talking on his phone. In such a scenario, the driver, trucking company, parts manufacturer, and truck manufacturer are all likely to be parties that share in responsibility for the semi-truck accident.
A case involving multiple responsible parties typically necessitates pursuing claims with different insurance companies. A well-trained and tenacious Dallas truck accident lawyer is in the best position to effectively pursue these types claims. In addition, if the need arises, a skilled lawyer has the background and resources necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit against multiple responsible parties.
Justice in a Dallas Truck Accident Case
Obtaining justice in a Dallas truck accident case is best accomplished with the professional assistance of a committed, compassionate Doan Law Firm personal injury lawyer. We are a nationwide law firm, headquartered right here in Texas. As a result, we have the resources of a national law firm and yet the personal connection with our clients of a local law office.
A member of our legal team will fight to get justice for you and the compensation you deserve. This includes money to cover injuries and losses like:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Permanent disability
- Permanent disfigurement
- Mental anguish and emotional distress
A Doan Law Firm Dallas truck accident lawyer can meet with you whenever you desire. You can schedule an initial consultation by calling (214) 307-0000. The line is in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including all major holidays.
During an initial consultation a personal injury attorney from our firm will provide an evaluation of your case. You can also get answers to all of the questions you have about your case. There is no obligation, and no cost for an initial consultation.
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