Dallas Truck Accident Attorneys
We Can Handle Your 18-Wheeler Case in Dallas
Crashes involving large trucks, such as 18 wheelers, can be as technically complex to litigate as they can be tragic. Due to the sheer size and weight of the vehicles involved, injuries and damages from a truck wreck are often devastating. These cases involve dozens of factors—from the weather before the crash to the maintenance record for each vehicle involved to the background of the drivers—and result in a case in which the outcome can be determined by technical expertise and the testimony of knowledgeable industry experts.
Determining Fault in Truck Accidents
Unlike your typical car wreck, determining liability is a bit more complicated in a commercial truck accident. The negligent driver may very well be at fault, but so could a handful of other parties such as the owner of the truck or the person leasing the trailer, manufacturer of the trailer, the shipper or loader of the cargo, or even the government. Due to these complexities, a trucking company may not be willing to pay for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages—passing on the blame instead of taking responsibility.
These are some of the common factors that lead to commercial truck accidents:
- Impaired driving, speeding, distracted driving and failure to adhere to traffic laws
- Failure to inspect and maintain truck and trailer
- Poorly designed truck parts
- Improperly loaded or overloaded cargo
- Damaged or slippery roads
If any of these factors caused your accident, you may be able to sue as long as a thorough investigation is made proving the fault of the other party. This will require a vast collection of evidence, including truck weight, cargo information, hours of service, the driver’s CDL license, inspection records, GPS tracking and more—all of which may be presented in your claim. An experienced truck accident lawyer can help you with the process of gathering evidence and proving that the driver of the truck (or other liable party) was in violation of state or federal regulations.
A Team Known for Thorough Investigations
Our attorneys at Deans & Lyons, LLP have extensive experience handling personal injury lawsuits involving truck wrecks across the country. We know a timely investigation is paramount to developing the best case possible for our clients, and sometimes, that means immediately traveling to the scene of a crash to ensure evidence is properly preserved and documented, whether it’s 3:00 am or 3:00 pm.