Dallas Truck Accident Attorneys
We Can Handle Your 18-Wheeler Case in Dallas & Throughout the U.S.
Crashes involving large trucks, such as 18 wheelers, can be as technically complex to litigate as they can be tragic. Due to the sheer size and weight of the vehicles involved, injuries and damages from a truck wreck are often devastating. These cases involve dozens of factors—from the weather before the crash to the maintenance record for each vehicle involved to the background of the drivers—and result in a case in which the outcome can be determined by technical expertise and the testimony of knowledgeable industry experts.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a commercial trucking accident, call Lyons & Simmons, LLP today. Our truck accident attorneys can provide the powerful advocacy you need to pursue full compensation for your injuries.
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A Team Known for Thorough Investigations
Our attorneys at Lyons & Simmons, LLP have extensive experience handling personal injury lawsuits involving truck wrecks across the country. We know a timely investigation is paramount to developing the best case possible for our clients, and sometimes, that means immediately traveling to the scene of a crash to ensure evidence is properly preserved and documented.
Dial (844) 297-8898 today to discuss your legal options with our Dallas trucking accident attorneys.
Compensation for Truck Accident Claims
A truck accident claim can include compensation for economic damages such as:
- Medical assistance/care
- Loss of wages
- In-patient or outpatient rehabilitation care
- Skilled nursing care and domestic services
You may also be able to sue for noneconomic damages such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of relations with your spouse.
Finally, you also may be able to seek punitive damages, which are meant to punish the defendant for a willful or reckless act.
We Understand Truck Wrecks
Many motor vehicle cases involve limited evidence and only thousands—sometimes mere hundreds—of dollars in damages. The nature, severity, and complexity of truck wrecks mean just the opposite. This level of exposure leads to fierce, lengthy litigation that can last for years.
We understand the importance of qualified experts in complex areas such as accident reconstruction, human factors, and biomechanical engineering, and we know how to effectively communicate evidence to juries. Our lawyers have been in the trenches of hotly contested truck wreck cases involving substantial amounts and have the experience to match.
Unlike a typical car wreck, determining liability is a bit more complicated in a commercial truck accident. The negligent driver may very well be at fault, but a number of parties can share liability:
- The driver. A driver may cause an accident due to impaired driving, speeding, tailgating, distracted driving, failing to adhere to local traffic laws or allowing the trailer to be improperly loaded. can lead to roadway accidents.
- The owner of the truck/trailer. If the owner of the truck and/or trailer acts negligently, they may be held responsible. This can occur if the trucking company fails to inspect and maintain their vehicle or if they pressure their drivers to ignore federal rules and regulations.
- The person who leased the truck/trailer. In the same way that the owner of the truck and/or trailer may be accountable, the person or company who leased it can also be held responsible for negligence.
- The third-party maintenance and repair company. If the trucking company hires a third party to inspect their fleet of trucks, they may be at fault.
- The manufacturer of the truck, trailer, tires or other parts that may have contributed to the accident. A poorly designed tire that explodes at highway speeds or a defective axle can cause a truck accident.
- The shipper or loader of the cargo. Improperly loaded and overloaded cargo can make it harder to safely control a truck,
- The government. If a poorly designed or maintained road is the reason for the accident, it may be possible to file a claim against the liable government agency.
If any of these factors caused your accident, you may be able to sue as long as a thorough investigation is made proving the fault of the other party. This will require a vast collection of evidence, which an experienced truck accident lawyer can help you gather.