Personal Injury

FAQ About Dallas Truck Accidents

You were injured in a truck accident. Now what should you do?

A truck accident can have a devastating impact on your life. You may want to pursue a claim, but aren't sure how to proceed. The attorneys at Tracey Fox & Walters can help. We have a wide range of experience with truck accidents in Dallas and can answer any questions you have. If another party's negligence caused your accident, we can help you take action to hold them responsible.

Here are some of the questions we are often asked about truck accidents. But each case is different. Contact us to discuss your case with an experienced Dallas truck accident attorney. We offer a free case evaluation.

What kinds of trucks are involved in accidents?

A truck accident refers to any accident involving a truck that is a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). These types of trucks are involved in accidents each day and come in all shapes and sizes. Commercial motor vehicles include:

  • Box trucks
  • Tractor-trailers (18-wheelers)
  • Refrigerator trucks
  • Dump trucks
  • Logging trucks
  • Flatbed trucks
  • Oil transport trucks
  • Cement and concrete trucks

Whatever type of CMV caused your accident, a Dallas truck accident attorney at Tracey Fox & Walters can help you maximize your compensation.

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How are truck accidents different from car accidents?

They are different in several ways. Truck accidents usually cause more damage and more serious injuries than car accidents. That's because an 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. But even smaller commercial motor vehicles can do a lot of damage and leave people seriously hurt. Also, a car accident usually only involves drivers and insurance companies. Truck accidents bring in other parties, such as the trucking company. In addition, there are federal and state laws that apply to truck accidents, but not car accidents. That's why it's important to have an experienced truck accident attorney on your side.

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Who can I sue?

When a truck accident occurs, many people wonder who is responsible for the accident. There are several possibilities, including:

  • The truck driver
  • The truck owner
  • The trucking company
  • Driver of other vehicles
  • The shipping company
  • Manufacturers of parts

There may be one party or several parties responsible for the accident. Our legal team will conduct an investigation of your truck accident to determine which parties were negligent. Once that has been established, we can pursue financial compensation from them.

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What should I do after a truck accident?

If you were injured in a truck accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Then, if you are able to, take some photographs of the accident scene, the vehicles involved and your injuries. Get the names and contact information for everyone involved in the accident, including any witnesses. Next, contact a Dallas truck accident attorney as soon as you can. A lawyer can act quickly to protect your rights and preserve evidence that can help prove another party's negligence.

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How much is my truck accident claim worth?

The amount of compensation that you can receive depends on many different factors including the type of accident, cause of accident, liable party or parties and the severity of the injuries that you've sustained. Also, other factors such as contributory negligence will come into play when determining how much your claim is worth. An experienced Dallas truck accident lawyer at Tracey Fox & Walters will explain everything and determine whether or not you are eligible to receive compensation for your accident.

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