Truck accidents can cause a wide range of injuries. Some can be quite serious and life-altering. They include:
- Cuts and bruises
- Torn muscles or ligaments
- Neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Damage to internal organs
Truck accidents can also have a big financial impact. Victims may require surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, medication and multiple doctors' appointments. You may be unable to work and bring in an income. There there's the loss of your vehicle. All these bills can add up quickly.
If you've been hurt in a truck accident in Dallas, our attorneys can help you seek financial compensation for your injuries. We've helped thousands of clients through negotiated settlements and jury verdicts.
There are several different types of truck accidents. A truck may have rear-ended a car, or jackknifed. Or cargo could have fallen off the truck. The driver may have also driven in an unsafe manner under poor road conditions.
Getting the right results
We will conduct our own investigation of the accident. We'll review all documents, including police reports and trucking company records. We'll talk to witnesses. We will also seek information from the truck's "black box," or electronic control module (ECM). This records data about the truck's speed and braking. We will search for any evidence that the driver was:
- Drunk or on drugs
- Operating recklessly
In some cases, trucking companies may have been negligent. If we find evidence of that, they can also be held responsible for what happened to you.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets guidelines that drivers and trucking companies are required to follow by law. These guidelines address hours of service, testing for drugs and alcohol and proper training, among other things. If we find either the driver or the company was in violation of these guidelines, we can establish negligence.
We're on your side
The value of your claim depends on many different factors. But in general, truck accident victims can seek compensation for all medical expenses related to the injury, as well as lost wages and loss of earning capacity. They can also seek damages for disfigurement, physical impairment, pain and suffering and punitive damages. Our goal is to get you the maximum compensation possible. See our Truck Accident FAQ page for more information on how we do just that.
The trucking company and insurance company are not on your side. Their only goal is to pay you as little as possible and make the case go away as quickly as possible. They may make you a settlement offer, but it probably won't cover the full value of your losses.
That's why we recommend that you contact an attorney from our firm as soon as possible following your accident. It's important to act fast to preserve evidence and talk to witnesses.
Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our truck accident attorneys.