Truck Accident Attorney - Dallas TX
Big trucks are a common sight on our nation’s roads, highways, and interstates. And because commercial trucks weigh so much more than other vehicles, truck drivers must drive cautiously to avoid causing or contributing to serious accidents. Unfortunately, even the safest drivers can be hurt in these types of crashes, especially when truck drivers, companies, or owners are negligent.
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we know that truck accidents can cause serious injuries that can put victims in the hospital and out of work for long periods of time. If you were hurt in a truck accident that wasn’t your fault, our truck accident attorneys in Dallas, TX, want to help you get the compensation you deserve for your hospital bills, vehicle repairs, and lost wages. Just dial (800) 210-8503 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
Who’s Responsible for Truck Accidents?
Whether your accident was caused by negligent truck operation maintenance or manufacture, our truck accident attorneys in Dallas will investigate your claim and help get you the maximum compensation you deserve. Several parties may be responsible for your truck accident, including the:
Truck drivers are held to high standards by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. In addition to standard driving laws, they also are subject to rules for hours driven per day, miles driven without breaks, and licensing requirements. If truck drivers violate these guidelines and cause accidents, they can be held responsible for the damages resulting from your accident.
Truck manufacturers must make sure their trucks are safe and capable of traveling for thousands of miles without breaking down. When truck manufacturers cut costs by using inferior parts or manufacturing techniques, trucks can fail while on the road and cause serious accidents.
Truck owners are responsible for making sure their trucks are regularly maintained and serviced. If they allow trucks to stay on the road past their required maintenance intervals, their brakes, steering, or tires could fail and cause injuries.
We Make it Easy for You
Trucking companies are often protected by big insurance providers and their legal teams. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we’re a national law firm, and we have the experience and the resources to make it a fair fight. Don’t get pushed around by the trucking company if it caused your accident—schedule a free initial consultation or call our truck accident attorneys, and let us fight for your rights.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) set rules designed to improve the safety of commercial vehicle drivers and their employers. Every truck accident in Dallas is a unique situation, but the most reported reasons why truck accidents occur are due to:
- Lack of sleep and drowsy driving
- Overweight or overloaded trailers
- Negligent truck maintenance
- Speeding and reckless driving
Regardless of what may have caused your trucking accident, call or schedule a free consultation with our truck accident attorneys in Dallas to investigate your claim and give it the resources and attention it deserves.
Building Your Truck Accident Case
After a truck accident, our personal injury lawyers work hard to establish liability. The truck driver, truck owner, employer, or truck manufacturer at fault may still try to avoid paying for your injuries and medical bills, even if the evidence against them is substantial.
When we take on a new truck accident case, we immediately begin gathering evidence that can be used to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were not at fault, such as:
- Camera footage just before and during the crash
- Interviews with witnesses
- Patient records and physician testimony
- Opinions from specialized consultants
- Review of police and accident reports
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, our truck accident attorneys will gather evidence on your behalf and combine it with years of legal experience to prove you deserve the maximum compensation for your damages.
Compensation for Truck Accidents
Whether the result of economic or non-economic damages, compensation is always at the forefront of truck accident lawsuits. Damages for economic losses are meant to compensate victims and their families for factors like:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages and income
- Loss of earning ability
Unlike economic damages, which seek compensation for actual monetary losses, non-economic damages seek compensation for things like:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional suffering
- Loss of consortium
When we build truck accident claims, it’s our goal to ensure our clients get the money they’re owed for both types of damages.
Our Truck Accident Attorneys Can Help File Your Claim
The attorney or insurance company representing the trucking company may contact you after an accident to pressure you into accepting a settlement that is far below what you are entitled to receive. Having legal representation can help you avoid becoming a victim of both the accident and the insurance company.
Gain the confidence you need to move forward after your truck accident by contacting us right away. The personal injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, have been fighting for the rights of people involved in accidents for over 35 years. If we don’t win your claim, there is no cost to you—that’s our No Fee Guarantee®.