If you are involved in a crash with an 18 wheeler, you need someone who is experienced in handling these types of cases…
Types of Truck Wreck
Cases We Handle:
- Cement Mixers
- Tanker Trucks
- Box Trucks
- Delivery Trucks
- Gravel Trucks
- Construction Trucks
- Dump Trucks
- Utility Trucks
- Garbage Trucks
- U-Haul Trucks &Trailers
- Crane Trucks
- Commercial Trucks
Why Truck Wrecks
Many truck wrecks occur due to trucking companies hiring unqualified drivers, that they fail to supervise and properly train. We have handled cases where the following has occurred:
Companies fail to run a criminal and a driving background check on its truck drivers (many truck drivers have a criminal background record and have been involved in many wrecks);
Companies hire inexperienced drivers and failed to adequately train them (many truck drivers are just drivers who are in training and have very little experience and have not been trained properly by the company);
Company was not supervising them properly and the drivers were fatigued and driving sleep deprived due to over work and over scheduling, which result in non-alert driving;
Companies allowed their drivers to drive more than the number of hours allowed by the Federal Department of Transportation (it is common in the trucking industry for drivers to illegally drive over the allowable hours and then falsify their
logbooks and record lower driving times than actually driven – a complete check of the logbook and drop off times needs to be analyzed);
Companies allowed their trucks to be overloaded or unsecured loads (trucks with too much weight on them or loads that tend to shift can make maneuvering a truck impossible);
Companies fail to maintain their trucks (to increase profit, many trucking companies intentionally skip required truck maintenance);
Companies allow drivers to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol (you would be unpleasantly surprised at how many truck drivers drive with alcohol and/or drugs in their system);
Companies allow their drivers to drive distracted, by using a hand held device to look at things like Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, texting or watch movies. This is not only dangerous, but also a violation of Federal Law.
Our Experience / Access to
Trucking Industry Experts / Law Firm Location
Our Law Offices have represented individuals and families in large truck accident cases across the nation.
We believe that Dallas is the best area for truck wreck litigation because the city has an abundance of trucking and medical experts in fields such as Accident Reconstruction, Department of Transportation Regulations, Black Box Information Retrieval, Sleep Deprivation, Distracted Driving, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Trucking School Training, Tractor Trailer Malfunctions, Orthopedic Surgery, Brain Injury, Earning Capacity Economics, Life Care Planning, etc.
We regularly use these experts to present expert opinions as evidence to prove our cases. It is a great benefit to have quick access to such experts when building a case and immediately dispatching such experts to an accident scene right after the wreck occurs.
Truck Companies’ “Profits over Safety Philosophy” Leads to Larger Truck Loads, Driver Errors, and Mechanical Failures – Causing Significant Serious Personal Injuries and Wrongful Death.
No Upfront Legal Fees
or Court Costs
There are never any upfront legal fees that you will pay us. We only work on a contingency basis. This means we work for a percent of the recovery and are only paid if we collect money for you from the defendants. Additionally, we pay for all of the costs to litigate your case, such as the hiring of necessary accident reconstruction experts, court filing fees, etc. In essence, we incur the financial risk for you and only get paid after we recover compensation for you.