Dallas 18-Wheeler & Truck Accident Lawyer
Proven Results for Victims of Truck Accidents
Almost every single injury lawyer in Texas will accept the representation
of a client with an important 18-wheeler case. Most will, in fact, market
for those cases and expressly list them on their webpages, too. Very few should.
Fighting for justice in 18-wheeler and commercial vehicle cases takes a
great amount of the following from your
Dallas personal injury attorney:
The Lenahan Law Firm is designed to fight these very battles. Law firms
with hundreds or thousands of cases and lawyers who litigate divorces,
defend the criminally acused, and prepare wills are not.
Of the very small number of clients we accept at any one time, about one-third
are commercial vehicle cases. Our experience and credentials are well-established.
Videos from Our Firm's Actual 18-Wheeler Cases
The videos below are some, not all, of the many videos from our actual
18-wheeler and commercial vehicle cases. Please do not watch them if you
doing so could bring further heartache. They are powerful. But know that
we share them with you to validate for you that we've been here before.
The video speaks for itself. This big-rig driver's negligence caused
a fiery crash.
Truck Driver Blaming "Mechanical Problems"
The driver of this 18-wheeler was driving down an Oklahoma highway, near
midnight, going dangeroulsy slow -- 9 miles per hour. He blamed "mechanical
problems" and denied responsiblility.
Performance Food Group Safety Director Doesn't Blame His Sleeping Driver
Watch the driver. Watch the brake lights ahead. He falls asleep and speeds
up as all of the traffic ahead of him slows. The insurance company denied
that he fell asleep. We've included an excerpt from the accident report below.
"The Other Driver Came Into My Lane"
The 18-wheeler changed lanes and slammed a private investigator's car
into the barrier. He immediately blamed it on some other driver who came
into his lane. There was no other driver.
How Powerful is a Loaded 18-Wheeler?
This 18-Wheeler was moving with such force that car after car was tossed
aside as if they weren't even there.
The Devastating Effects of an 18-Wheeler Accident
In any accident involving an 18 wheeler, semi or other type of large commercial
truck, the likelihood of sustaining
serious injury is extremely high, due to the massive size and weight of the vehicle.
Colliding with a vehicle that could weigh in the range of 80,000 lbs.
is extremely dangerous to any other driver or passenger involved. Although
all types of
car accidents are dangerous, a collision with a truck often results in life-altering
injuries such as:
Truck driver negligence is also a common cause of fatal truck accidents.
After an 18 wheeler has gone out of control in an accident, it is a possibility
that the driver violated federal or state
trucking regulations. Many individuals have lost their lives or sustained serious injuries
due to truck drivers who were driving while tired, or who had been driving
longer than permitted. Violations can also include overloading or not
securing cargo properly. Speak with a Dallas truck accident attorney from our firm at your earliest
convenience if you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury due to
an accident involving an 18 wheeler or other type of large commercial truck.
We Can Help You Regain Financial Control in the Wake of an Accident
An accident involving a commercial truck often results in permanent or
devastating injuries that will take many months or longer to resolve,
or will require a lifetime of care and treatment. During such a harrowing
time, it can be difficult to consider the legal matters that must be addressed.
Having a highly experienced attorney handling your claim could help you
and your family avoid any serious financial difficulty in paying medical
bills, and more importantly, could provide your loved one with the medical
care and treatment that must be administered to regain some degree of health.
Our firm exclusively represents victims of severe injuries, and we have
recovered many high value settlements as our clients' deserved. Should
we need to take the case to trial for resolution, we are prepared to do
so. Our legal team is dedicated to providing the highest quality legal
counsel to those that have suffered severe injury or lost a loved one
to wrongful death. We only represent a limited number of clients at a
time so that we can ensure that each case and the family involved are
given the personal care and attention they deserve.
Filing a Truck Accident Claim in Dallas
There are many regulations regarding commercial trucks, including those
- Weight of the vehicle
- Maintenance schedule
- Loading procedures
- Amount of time spent on the road without rest
Truck drivers can become extremely
fatigued, aggressive, or could be operating the vehicle while
under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The first step in a truck accident case is to obtain the necessary information
to file a claim against the negligent parties, whether the driver, trucking
firm, maintenance firm or even a parts manufacturer in cases in which
a critical safety system failed. Drivers could be in violation of federal
regulations. All commercial trucks have a "black box" as well
as a written log that must be obtained before they are destroyed.
There is limited time in which to get this evidence, and we will take immediate
action to ensure all the critical evidence surrounding the accident is
preserved. You need a Dallas truck accident lawyer who has experience,
a record of success, and is respected in the area of personal injury law.
At our firm, we are proud to have served as counsel to the injured and
their families and to have been successful in recovering high value settlements
in many serious injury cases. We urge you to
contact our firm immediately so that we can take the necessary actions to protect your right to compensation