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  • What is being done to prevent sleep apnea related 18 wheeler accidents in Texas?

    There are many ways in which government agencies, concerned citizens and safety advocates are pushing for better regulation of sleep apnea in truck drivers. In Texas and across the nation, trucking companies are quickly becoming more proactive in preventing truck drivers with obstructive sleep apnea from getting behind the wheel. Lawsuits Help Encourage Change in the Trucking Industry While some believe that the only reason for filing a lawsuit after a Texas semi-truck accident is to pay the crash victim for their injuries and losses, the truth is that lawsuits do much more. In addition to helping the family recover financially, a lawsuit can change the way a trucking company does business. By holding the company responsible for hiring drivers known to have conditions such as sleep apnea, crash victims and their attorneys send a distinct message to trucking companies: Allow dangerous drivers being the wheel and you will pay. It forces them to change policies and prevent dangers drivers from operating large trucks on Texas highways. The experienced Bedford truck crash lawyers at the Hart Law Firm have seen the powerful changes legal action can produce. If you have been hurt or have lost a loved one during a collision with a semi-truck in Bedford or anywhere it North Texas, contact an attorney who cares. At the Hart Law Firm, our goal is to help you recover from your injuries and prevent future crashes. Please call 817.380.4888 today to schedule your free consultation. Together we can make a difference.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Truck Accident?

    If you've been injured in a truck accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Colleyville office directly at 817.380.4888 to schedule your free consultation.

  • Does truck driver health affect Texas semi-truck accident rates?

    Yes. Some of the weight-related health issues that cause semi-truck crashes in Bedford and across Texas include:
     

    • Hypertension/high blood pressure (can contribute to heart attack)
    • Sleep apnea (causes daytime drowsiness)
    • Diabetes (can cause diabetic a seizure)

    Increasingly, researchers are finding that sleep apnea is having a serious affect on truck drivers. Obesity dramatically increases a person’s risk of developing sleep apnea. Given that over 80 percent of truck drivers are obese, too many are suffering from the effects of the sleep disorder. Sleep apnea causes the sufferer to get poor sleep and remain tired throughout the day. In truck drivers, this tiredness contributes to hundreds of crashes each year.

    While the trucking industry has made inroads in combating obesity among truck drivers, a lot will have to be done to fully address the issue and reduce health related trucking accidents.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Truck Accident?

    If you've been injured in a truck accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Colleyville office directly at 817.380.4888 to schedule your free consultation.

  • Do drunk truck drivers cause large truck accidents in Texas?

    While there are times when truckers make the decision to drink and drive, the truth is that truck drivers are less likely than car drivers to drink, drive, and cause a deadly collision. In crashes that caused at least one fatality, only 3 percent of truck drivers are found to be legally drunk at the time of the accident. Instead, with fatal collisions, 23 percent are caused by drunk drivers who are operating a personal vehicle.

    Alhough drunk driving is not terribly common in the trucking industry, there is work to be done to reduce the rate of crashes caused by intoxicated truckers in Grapevine and throughout Texas. A recent study showed that mandatory alcohol testing of commercial drivers significantly reduced the rate of fatal large truck crashes.

    Until the rate of alcohol use among drivers is zero, our attorneys hope that safety advocates will continue working to reduce the number of crashes caused by impaired drivers.

    If you have been injured in an accident with a large truck in Grapevine, Denton or anywhere in North Texas, you have rights. Are they being protected?

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Truck Accident?

    If you've been injured in a truck accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Colleyville office directly at 817.380.4888 to schedule your free consultation.

  • What are the benefits of hiring a Texas Super Lawyer to handle my Grapevine truck accident case?

    Texas Super Lawyers are those who have been rated highly by their peers and third party research. Each year, only the best attorneys in Texas make the list. Hiring a top rated attorney for your accident case can help you ensure that you are represented by the best possible personal injury accident lawyer.

    Consistently Rated as a Top Texas Attorney

    David Hart of the Hart Law Firm has consistently ranked as one of the best lawyers in Texas. This ranking reflects his dedication to each and every client. If you have been hurt during an accident in Grapevine, TX, you need a lawyer who wants to help you not only get maximum compensation for your losses and injuries but one who will guide you through the long, often difficult, personal injury claims process.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Truck Accident?

    If you've been injured in a truck accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Colleyville office directly at 817.380.4888 to schedule your free consultation.

  • Should I accept an offer from the insurance company after my Grapevine, TX semi-truck accident?

    That depends. Has an attorney looked over the offer? Has the attorney worked to help you understand what the offer will pay for? Do you know if the offer will pay for not only your medical bills but the repair or replacement of your car, ongoing medical care and therapy, lost wages and possible diminished earning capacity?

    Don't Sign Until You Are Comfortable With the Offer

    If you don't feel the offer is enough to cover your losses, do not sign. We encourage you to speak with our experienced, top rated Grapevine semi-truck crash lawyers before you agree to any compensation package. Our attorneys want to do more than get you in and out of the door, we want to get you the money you need to allow you to focus on what's important; getting your life back.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Truck Accident?

    If you've been injured in a truck accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Colleyville office directly at 817.380.4888 to schedule your free consultation.

  • Do I need a specialized attorney after my crash with an 18 wheeler in Hurst, TX?

    Many Texas law firms advertise that they can handle any and all types of personal injury crash claims in Bedford, Hurst and Southlake. However, as a Texas law firm that has worked to specialize our practice, we know that this is simply not true.

     

    Knowing a little about a lot of things may help you win Jeopardy, but it will not help you win your Bedford large truck crash case. In order to fight the trucking company, their lawyers, and their insurance company, an attorney must have both experience in and knowledge of 18 wheeler crashes. These crashes too often involve more serious injuries and losses than the average car accident. In addition, compensation for these life-changing injuries is often not enough to cover the long term medical needs of the crash victim.

    Without extensive knowledge of trucking accidents and a willingness to fight all the way to court for the rights of their clients, most attorneys just can't do their commercial truck crash clients justice.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Truck Accident?

    If you've been injured in a truck accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Colleyville office directly at 817.380.4888 to schedule your free consultation.

  • Who determines fault after an accident with a semi-truck in Texas?

    While many people believe that the police determine fault after a semi-truck crash in Texas, the police report is just one factor used to determine fault and assign liability. Insurers will look at the following factors when assigning fault:

     

    • Police report

    • Eyewitness statements

    • Your statement

    • The statement of the other driver

     

    Once the insurance company of the truck driver and/or the trucking company he works for compiles this information, they will assign fault - usually in the form of a percentage. However, as experienced Denton crash attorneys, we know that the insurance agent has his company's best interests at heart - not yours. Therefore, we urge all of the accident victims we speak with to never give a statement to the insurance company. Even if you don't believe what you say will implicate you, agents will work to get you to admit fault. This saves them money and leaves you without the compensation you need to pay your medical bills.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Truck Accident?

    If you've been injured in a truck accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Colleyville office directly at 817.380.4888 to schedule your free consultation.

  • Why don't truckers work harder to get the sleep they need?

    Truck drivers are like you and me. They know that they need to get enough restful sleep to be at their best, but they rarely get it. Although their lives and the lives of those around them depend on their safe driving behaviors, truckers are often tempted to skip sleep or ignore the warning signs of sleep apnea and push past their exhaustion to keep working.

    Every hour a driver sleeps, he loses an hour of wages. In order to make a better living, too many drivers hit the road before they should - breaking the law and endangering lives. While safety experts work to help truck drivers get better sleep through sleep apnea prevention information and programs, many believe that trucking companies should work harder to prevent illegal driving behaviors.

    No matter who is to blame, it is a fact that tired drivers cause truck crashes in Denton and across Texas. Each day, innocent people are injured and killed in Texas 18-wheeler accidents. 

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Truck Accident?

    If you've been injured in a truck accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Colleyville office directly at 817.380.4888 to schedule your free consultation.

  • What is considered a large truck?

    As Dallas truck crash attorneys who represent victims of large truck accidents, we often get questions concerning what a "large truck" is. In general, a large truck is any truck that weighs more than 10,000 pounds. However, the weight of a truck is not immediately apparent to the average motorist. So how can we better define "large truck"? In general, a large truck is a big commercial vehicle. Examples include:

     

    • Semi-truck (carrying one or more trailers)

    • 18-wheeler

    • Large construction truck

    • Dump truck

    • Moving truck

    • Large box or delivery truck

     

    No matter what you call the type of truck that hit you, most large truck accidents have one thing in common: they often have serious, deadly impacts on motorists. If you have been hurt during a collision with a large truck, the time to act is now. The trucking company will be moving quickly to offer you the smallest settlement possible. They are protecting their interests. Who is protecting yours? 

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Truck Accident?

    If you've been injured in a truck accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Colleyville office directly at 817.380.4888 to schedule your free consultation.

  • How do I know if I am getting enough compensation for injuries stemming from my crash with a semi accident in North Texas?

    If you have been hurt in a crash with a semi truck, be it in Dallas, Fort Worth or anywhere in Texas, you must be cautious when accepting an offer of compensation. Compensation is not always limited to injuries. As experienced 18-wheeler crash lawyers, we advise our clients that they may be entitled to compensation to pay for:

    • Medical bills (both current and future)

    • Cost of rehabilitation

    • Lost wages

    • Loss of earning potential (if your injuries stop you from performing your job)

    • Therapy and other mental health costs

    • Repair or replacement of your vehicle

     

    The Offer You Have Received May Be Too Low

    The vast majority of offers from the insurance company are too low. They are giving you the lowest possible amount, hoping that you will accept their offer. If you accept, you have saved the company hundreds, even thousands, of dollars. As the insurance company laughs all the way to the bank, you sit with a pile of bills that you have no way of paying. This is why we urge all crash victims to never sign any insurance forms without the advice of an experienced Dallas crash attorney.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Truck Accident?

    If you've been injured in a truck accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Colleyville office directly at 817.380.4888 to schedule your free consultation.

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