There are a lot of questions after a car or truck crash. If you're reading this, it is likely that someone you love was injured in a truck crash somewhere in Texas, and you're looking for answers.
We know that the different specialties in auto accident litigation can be confusing. Does it really matter which type of wreck you were involved in? Whether you were hit by another car, a tractor-trailer, or an 18-wheeler, does it make a difference? Isn't a car wreck the same no matter what types of vehicles are involved? David Hart, a Board-Certified personal injury lawyer will tell you: your case is different.
Here's Why A Texas Truck Crash Is Different:
There Are Specific Rules For Truck Drivers
Unlike everyday commuters, driving responsibly is a commercial truck driver's job. When a driver is overworked, sleep deprived, or trying to make a deadline, his quality of driving may decline. Due to the size and weight of the load they are carrying, we rely on truck drivers to be alert and responsible at all times. If they're not, the smaller vehicles they hit—and the passengers in them—are more likely to suffer the consequences.
A Different Set of Laws
Texas residents know that their state is a big place. A lot of truck travel is intrastate transport, which doesn't even cross the Texas border. Since they do not carry loads between states, many of these trucking companies are not required to follow federal regulations. This can lead to many dangerous trucking oversights in improper load bearing, overtime hours, and careless driving.
Interstate Trucking Means More Traffic
Not only are commercial trucks more dangerous than other vehicles, there are also a lot of them. Due to the number of interstate highways surrounding Dallas-especially I-20, I-30, I-35, I-75 and I-635, Northern Texans are surrounded by an enormous amount of daily truck traffic. If you're looking for an attorney to handle your Texas truck wreck case, you're not alone: with the sheer number of semi collisions that occur on Loop 820 and other local freeways, and collisions due to 18-wheelers on 114, a truck wreck on your daily commute seems more likely every day.
More Damage To Your Vehicle—And To You
18-wheelers, dump trucks, gravel trucks, gasoline trucks: all can be seen daily on 114, many of them paid by the load. When heavy vehicles are in a hurry, rushing through hard weather or rush-hour traffic, they're going to be much harder to stop than an average passenger vehicle. If a truck driver needs to slow down quickly, the momentum of his load can cause much more damage when he hits something-or someone.
Commercial vehicles are also governed by their own set of laws. Due to trucking laws and regulations, filing insurance claims against semi truck drivers is complicated and often frustrating. Our attorneys can help guide you through this process, leaving you free to begin healing.
Why Are There So Many Collisions Involving an 18-Wheeler?
- 4,415 large truck crashes resulted in a fatality
- 107,000 large truck crashes resulted in an injury
- 57% of large truck crashes that caused a fatality occured in rural areas
- Texas leads the nation in the number of fatal crashes that involve large trucks
Most Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Crashes
Trucks Improperly Loaded
Distracted and Reckless Driving
Contact Our Truck Accident Attorney to Discuss Your Case Today
The experienced truck crash attorneys at The Hart Law Firm know you're hurting after your collision. You're most likely also tired, overwhelmed, and just want to be able to get your life back. That's why it is vital that you get legal advice from an injury lawyer you can trust-one that has seen these types of accidents before, and knows the process. We take truck accident cases throughout Texas, are familiar with the highways and traffic hazards of the area, and are not afraid to defend your rights in court.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a Texas semi truck crash, you don't have to go through it alone. Contact the truck truck lawyers of The Hart Law Firm. We represent clients throughout the great state of Texas including Irving, Grapevine, Arlington, Colleyville, North Richland, Bedford, Hurst, Euless and all points in between. Contact us online or call us directly at 817.830.4888 for your free consultation.