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  • What is being done to decrease the number of large truck crashes in Texas?

    In Texas, large truck accidents affect thousands each year. On average, 400 people lose their lives in Texas because of a collision with a semi truck. As Dallas truck crash attorneys we would like to see the number of 18-wheeler crashes decrease. We would like to hear fewer stories of serious, deadly accidents on our roads. Fortunately, we are not the only ones concerned with decreasing the number of truck crashes in Dallas and across Texas.

    On the national level, the U.S. Senate has been looking into strict new truck safety legislation. While it is promising that lawmakers are concerned about the negative impact unsafe trucks have on the nation, it does not seem that the legislation will pass.

    Fortunately for Texas, local law enforcement agencies have been working to get dangerous trucks off the road. In and around Dallas and Denton, police officers are being trained to spot and ticket unsafe trucks. This effort has led to hundreds of hazardous trucks being removed from Texas roadways.

    The staff and attorneys at the Hart Law Firm hope that as safety measures increase in the state, less people are hurt and killed during an accident with a construction or semi truck.

    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.

  • I was seriously hurt during an accident with an 18 wheeler in Grapevine, TX but the insurance company is not offering me enough to cover my losses. How can I make sure I get enough money to pay my bills?

    People who have been injured in a crash with a semi, or who have lost a loved one during a serious accident should not be bombarded with calls from the insurance company. In a perfect world you would be left alone to heal, both emotionally and physically. But in reality, the insurance company is going to be calling too soon, and you, dealing with sadness and physical pain, will have to make hard decisions very quickly.

    Before signing anything please take advantage of a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

    Whether you believe that the offer you have been given is fair or not, only a Dallas, TX  crash law firm with experience and success with crash cases like yours can help you make this decision. Too many accident victims have walked through our doors when it's too late; when they have already signed an offer of compensation that is too low. They are left with medical bills they cannot pay, a totaled car they cannot replace, and there is often little we can do to help. Don't let this happen to you.

    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 most common causes of Texas 18 wheeler accidents?

    As Dallas, TX semi truck crash attorneys we have seen almost every type of trucking accident. Too many times, we have met with families who have lost a loved one or accident victims who, months later, are still struggling to recover from the crash. In order to help you better understand how to avoid a crash, or to see just how common your type of accident is, we have compiled the following list. The list represents the types of crashes that the Hart Law Firm has seen the most in our 20 years of practicing law in Texas.

    ·Aggressive driving
    ·Speeding
    ·Distracted driving
    ·Driving while overly tired
    Impaired or drunk driving
    ·An improperly loaded trailer
    ·Poor truck maintenance
    ·Road and weather conditions
    ·Defective equipment such as faulty tires and brakes

    Driver Error Too High
    While many truck drivers do their best to get their rest, maintain a proper speed and avoid distraction, too many are pushed beyond their limits and make bad choices. Too often their company demands that they get as many loads as possible from point A to point B; in the smallest amount of time. This can force the driver to refuse, possibly losing the run or his job, or to push on, despite his reservations.

    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.

  • I was hurt in a car accident in Dallas, TX and have missed a lot of work. Can I sue for loss of income?

    If you missed work because of your Texas car crash then you can file a lawsuit that includes being reimbursed for lost wages. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you determine just how much money you have lost due to the crash. In Texas, you can sue for lost wages that are related to:

    • Time off work for your initial hospitalization
    • Time you missed due to ongoing physical therapy or medical treatments
    • Loss of earning capacity

    Of these three, loss of earning capacity can be the most difficult to determine. There are many factors that go into figuring out how the injuries sustained in your crash will affect your earning potential. For example, let's say that you work as a welder. If you injure your hand, and this injury will keep you from working in the trade you are trained in, then you have a good chance of getting compensation for loss of earning capacity. However, if you work as a writer, and your leg is injured, there is little chance that you can successfully sue for loss of earning capacity.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Car Accident?

    If you've been hurt in a Texas car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Colleyville office directly at 817.380.4888 to schedule your free consultation.

  • A lot of Dallas car accident attorneys talk about their experience. However, does hiring an experienced personal injury attorney really matter?

    That depends. Too many "experienced" attorneys are experienced in all the wrong ways. They may claim to have successfully handled thousands of car crash cases in and around Dallas, TX, but how do they measure their success?

    Clients Deserve an Advocate

    Too many law firms prefer quantity over quality. These "case mills" get as many clients as possible and get their cases settled quickly. While a quick resolution seems ideal, rushing through a personal injury lawsuit can leave the crash victim without the money they need to pay for medical bills, lost wages and a vehicle repair or replacement. Concerned only with their paycheck, these law firms sacrifice your future for their financial gain.

    Experience that Matters to Injured Car Accident Victims in Texas

    What you need is experience that counts. At the Hart Law Firm we work to get our clients maximum compensation. If the insurance company is trying to deny you the benefits you rightly deserve, we will fight for these benefits, not settle for less than you need.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Car Accident?

    If you've been hurt in a Texas car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Colleyville office directly at 817.380.4888 to schedule your free consultation.

  • What makes a Texas car/truck accident more dangerous than a car/car accident?

    We have all felt the fear creep in as we drive down the Dallas interstate, a large semi-truck drifting into our lane or looming suddenly in our rearview mirror.  Though we have a gut feeling that large, commercial trucks are dangerous, is there any evidence to back up these feelings?

    Study Shows That Commercial Trucks do Cause Serious Accidents

    One of the main concerns we have, as North Texas truck crash attorneys, is that when a truck crashes it causes serious damage. A study by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shows that large truck crashess primarily injure the other motorists, not the truck driver. Other drivers and passengers suffer the most when they are hit by a large truck. These motorists make up nearly 80% of the injuries sustained during a car/truck crash. Aside from injuries, too many are killed during an 18-wheeler collision. In Texas in 2005, 502 people were killed during a crash with a semi.

    If You are Involved in an Accident With an 18-wheeler in Texas Act Quickly

    Clearly, your first step after being involved in an accident of this nature is to be seen by a doctor. Even if you feel OK at the time, head injuries are a commonly overlooked injury as their effect may not be felt for hours after the initial impact. 

    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 does Texas law enforcement do to protect the public from drunk drivers?

    Texas police work together with the Texas Department of Transportation to stop drunk driving in our state.  Grants known as TxDOT provide funds for local law enforcement Police Crackdown On Drunk Driversto beef up efforts through planned traffic DWI checkpoints and by putting more officers on the streets. In various Texas cities, TxDOT has implemented many drunk driving preventions including:

     

    • "No Refusal Crackdowns" which cut the time needed to obtain a warrant for offenders who will not take a Breathalyzer or field test.
    • Mandatory blood tests are required for all serious crashes.
    • A Facebook page, "In Texas We Know When to PASS" has been created to promote the acronym "Person Appointed to Stay Sober". The page provides links to cell phone applications such as "Taxi Magic" and "Drink Tracker".
    • Because the majority of drunk driving crashes occur on and around weekends, a public awareness phrase, "Weekend PASS" has been initiated.

    Have You Or A Loved One Been Injured By A Drunk Driver?

    If you've been injured by a drunk driver in Texas you need to speak with an experienced drunk driver 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.

  • I just got into an accident in Dallas and the insurance company is pressuring me to accept their offer. Should I talk with an attorney first?

    Yes!  When deciding whether to accept the initial offer from an insurance company after your car, truck or motorcycle crash you must ask yourself this question:  Is the agent more concerned with my well being or the company's bottom line? 

    The agent or adjustor has been trained to persuade you to accept an offer as quickly as possible.  They will use every trick in the book: acting like your friend, pressuring you, even resorting to mild threats and name calling.  Why?  Because they want you to sign their offer and they want you to sign it now.

    They know that if you speak with an attorney their too low offer will almost certainly be rejected.  Experienced Dallas attorneys know the true value of your injuries, of your property loss, and the insurance company knows this. 

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Motorcycle Accident?

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

  • I was hit by a drunk driver in Texas. What criminal charges may the driver face?

    Depending on how the crash investigation goes, the driver who hit you or your family member may be facing one or both of the following charges:Drunk Driving Criminal Charges

    • Intoxication Assault
    • Intoxication Manslaughter

    In Texas, both of these DWI charges come with a minimum two year sentence, along with fines and community service.  However, many drivers are cleared of the charges, or will be given only the minimum punishments allowable by law.  They may very well come to their trial with an aggressive, experienced attorney who will get the driver a deal, leaving you dumbstruck at the lack of serious punishment they will face.

    While you have no power over the drunk drivers' criminal trial, you can file your own civil lawsuit. This lawsuit would have the potential to not only pay for medical bills, a wrongful death and damage to your vehicle; it would be another way for the drunk driver to be held responsible for their choice.

    Drunk driving is a choice.  Nobody forced the driver to drink and drive; they made the choice, endangered your life and possibly took away the life of your loved one. 

    Have You Or A Loved One Been Injured By A Drunk Driver?

    If you've been injured by a drunk driver in Texas you need to speak with an experienced drunk driver 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.

  • I have been involved in a Dallas car accident. Is the insurance company giving me a fair offer?

    Insurance companies are concerned about one thing and one thing only: Their money.  They don't want to give you the money you need to recover from your auto crash, they want to give you the smallest amount possible, leaving their bottom line intact and you without the money you deserve. 

    Alone, a fight with your insurance company or that of the other drivers' is almost always a losing battle.  Unless you have hired an experienced, aggressive attorney, they know they can wear you down and get you to accept a too low offer.

    An effective attorney will have a reputation that precedes them.  In Dallas, the Hart Law Firm is known as a fierce advocate of their clients.  Our clients work with one attorney.  This attorney will get to know you and your case very well, will present a professional, aggressive case to the insurance company and, if needed, a jury. 

    If you have any doubts as to our effectiveness as a Dallas, TX law firm, read over our client testimonials.  You will find that our clients are not just another face in the crowd, they are our reason for practicing law. 

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Car Accident?

    If you've been hurt in a Texas car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Colleyville office directly at 817.380.4888 to schedule your free consultation.

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