Hit by a Semi Truck?
Lewisville Truck Accident Attorneys Can Help Get the Injury Damages You Deserve
Each year in Texas, there are more than 2,000 accidents involving semi trucks that result in serious personal injuries or death. No matter where they happen, truck accidents are more dangerous and more deadly than regular car accidents. When a regular passenger vehicle is struck by a much larger and heavier semi, roughly 98 percent of the injuries that result are suffered by the driver of the smaller car according to studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute.
The experienced Lewisville truck accident attorneys at Shuster Law Firm PLLC have experience dealing with truck crashes and trucking laws. If you have suffered injuries in a truck accident in or around Denton County, a personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you through the entire process of filing your personal injury claim, proving fault and will vigorously fight to defend your right to a fair recovery for what you are going through.
Common Causes of Texas Truck Accidents
The leading cause of truck accidents in the Dallas-Fort Worth area boils down to some form of driver or trucking company negligence. When semi truck drivers act negligently, they place all the other drivers on the road at risk. Sometimes, trucking companies try to save money by ignoring safety checks, required truck maintenance and by pushing drivers to spend too long on the road. These careless action can lead to equipment failure and dangerous truck accidents – all in the name of profit!
Common examples of negligence that can lead to a semi truck accident include:
- Truckers driving too many hours without sleeping to make unrealistic shipping deadlines
- Aggressive driving by truck drivers
- Those in charge of loading cargo failing to properly load the semi truck, either by overloading the tractor trailer or unevenly loading cargo that can cause balance issues and rollover accidents
- Ignoring weather conditions that may make it dangerous to operate a semi truck in
- Failing to properly maintain the truck, including not replacing brakes or tires regularly that can lead to brake failures and tire blowouts
- Truckers driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, such as over-the-counter drugs to combat fatigue
If you have been involved in a truck accident, you need to know if a negligent trucker or trucking company is at fault. If so, you may be entitled to seek compensation to cover the costs of your medical bills, property damage and other expenses related to the crash.
If a truck accident caused the wrongful death of a loved one, a Lewisville personal injury lawyer at our firm can help you hold the responsible parties accountable. We will seek all the available legal avenues to find justice on your behalf, including punitive damages against the company at fault. Punitive damages aim to punish those at fault for egregious negligence by awarding financial damages above and beyond compensatory awards, which can help deter future behavior like the careless actions that resulted in your loved one’s fatal injuries. By making trucking companies pay for their carelessness, you can help drive incentive to change negligent behavior and improve the safety for all motorists on the road.
Common Injuries Caused by Semi Truck Accidents
The injuries you sustain from a truck accident can be severe and may even have a lasting impact on the rest of your life. Common injuries that result from truck accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries, such as whiplash
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Internal organ damage
- Loss of a limb
- Wrongful death
Even if you are able to fully recover, the medical costs for treating injuries can easily amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to seek damages to cover the past and future costs of your treatment, surgery and medical expenses.
Our truck accident lawyers can help you file your personal injury claim and will stand by your side, ready to take your case to court if we cannot reach a fair agreement with the trucking company or its insurance provider.
Learn More About Available Truck Accident Compensation in a Free Attorney Review
Our Lewisville personal injury lawyers understand how traumatic a wreck can be on you and your family. We will investigate the accident, gather evidence and help you file a claim to recover the compensation you deserve for your damages. Negligent trucking companies and truck drivers should be held accountable for the accidents they cause, so that you are not left paying for expensive medical treatments and car repairs you did not cause.
Contact our semi truck accident attorneys online or call our Lewisville office at (972) 315-6222 to arrange a free initial consultation. We proudly serve residents of Lantana, Richardson, the Colony as well as all of the surrounding North Texas cities. Call today.