Texas 18 Wheeler Accident | Dallas Truck Accident Lawyer
Tractor trailer accidents are a dangerous and increasingly common cause of injury along Texas roadways. There are several reasons for this trend. One is the sheer number of commercial trucks on Lone Star State roads. According to federal statistics, Texas had 178,353 registered tractor trailers in 2006. Trucks from many other states also use our roads. Texas interstates such as I-35, I-10 and I-20 have become popular routes for 18-wheel trucks making the journey to and from Mexico. These trucks are often carrying heavy loads and when they’re involved in a motor vehicle accident, the results can be deadly.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in a typical year one of every 10 fatal Texas motor vehicle crashes will involve a large truck. The Fatality Analysis Reporting System reported 498 Texas deaths in 2006 that resulted from truck crashes. Among those, 369 were occupants of a vehicle other than the truck, while 41 were non-motorists.
When a tractor trailer weighing as much as 40 tons collides with an ordinary passenger vehicle, the car occupants are likely to suffer severe, sometimes fatal injuries. People involved in an accident with a large commercial truck may sustain such harm as:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain and head trauma
- Multiple fractures
- Loss of limbs
The immediate physical repercussions of a tractor trailer accident are horrifying. The challenge of handling a truck accident legal claim can be extremely difficult. The laws governing interstate commerce are complex, creating complicated legal battles that require very experienced representation. A successful lawsuit against a trucking company must clearly demonstrate how the company and/or driver failed to meet specific regulations, including:
- Failure to comply with federal safety or maintenance laws
- Failure to provide training and/or supervision of drivers
- Driver inattention, speeding or other aggressive driving behavior
- Manufacturing or design defects within the truck
Only a law firm with extensive knowledge of the trucking industry and experience in tractor trailer injury cases can accurately assess the circumstances to determine who was responsible. Many trucking companies are backed by large corporations with a vast network of their own legal representation. Trucking companies often conduct investigations almost immediately after the accident, and key evidence such as driver logs are typically only kept for a short period of time before being destroyed. As a result, victims of tractor trailer accidents have little chance of recovering the compensation they deserve without skilled legal counsel.
If you’ve suffered from a tractor trailer accident injury in the state of Texas, you need a law firm with the experience to take on tough cases, and the client dedication to ensure your rights and interests come first. Contact The Law Offices of Eric H. Marye & Associates for a free case review at 214-987-8240 or contact us via email.
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