A shocking number of serious or deadly truck accidents occur in the Denton County area. These collisions occur on highways 35E, highway 635, 35W, 820, and the major streets in the communities in the region. Communities such as Argyle, Aubrey, Frisco, Carrollton, Denton, Flower Mound, Frisco, and others are supplied by a steady stream of semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, big rigs, tractor trailers, box trucks, and delivery trucks moving through the region.
According to data issued by TXDOT, the number of truck accidents (commercial motor vehicles involved in crashes and injuries) in Texas are as follows:
- Total commercial vehicle crashes: 39,255
- Fatal crashes: 546
- Deaths: 616
- Suspected Serious Crashes: 1,124
- Suspected Serious Injuries: 1,471
If your loved one was injured in a truck accident, you may be unsure where to turn for help. Your focus is on the health and recovery of your family member, as it should be – but the legal issues associated with the accident need to be addressed as early as possible after the accident. At The Lenahan Law Firm, we help families navigate the legal process of pursuing compensation after a serious, catastrophic, or fatal injury in a truck accident.
Truck drivers are managing vehicles that can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. when fully loaded. These vehicles are difficult to control, take far longer to slow down or come to a stop, and when out of control, typically lead to a disaster. The causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Drug or alcohol impairment
- Distracted driver
- Cellphone use – texting, calling
- Driving too fast for road or weather conditions
- Unevenly loaded truck
- Failure to maintain vehicle
- Failure to follow traffic regulations
- Inexperienced driver
- Truck safety system failure
Various parties may be held liable in a truck accident that caused serious injuries or loss of life. The liable parties could be:
- Truck driver
- Trucking firm
- Truck maintenance company
- Truck manufacturer
- Truck parts manufacturer
- Cargo company
The first step in filing a claim or lawsuit is to identify all liable parties. Several types of evidence will be obtained, including:
- Truck black box data (Event Data Recorder)
- Driver logs
- Driver’s cellphone records
- Truck inspection records
- Police reports
- Loading documents
- Driver Qualification File
- Driver medical information (blood tests, breath tests)
- Video evidence if available
- Eyewitness reports
- Accident scene reports
For over two decades, people injured in big rig crashes have called Marc after their worst tragedies. If you reach out now for the free call, together we will size up your options, recommend what we see as the most promising path forward, and then follow your marching orders as we try to secure the best possible measure of justice for you from the trucking company.
Insurers are not on your side. The less money they hand you, the more money they make. If an adjuster betrays your trust, if they shortchange you, if they rub salt in your wounds, they don't get reprimanded. They get rewarded.
That is the opposite with our legal team at The Lenahan Law Firm. The more money we secure for you, the more there is for you and us. We only get paid a percentage of what we recover for you, so even if our only motive was profit (you'll see that it isn't), we'd want to see you recover as much as possible. We pride ourselves on treating our clients like family and earning their respect – which translates to great reviews. After a collision with a semi-truck, you need and deserve our compassion.
No matter what the commercials say, and no matter how endearing the adjuster on the phone may appear, it is their job to shortchange you. I've never met an adjuster or insurance defense lawyer for a trucking company who wears a white apron and a name tag. There is no such device as a "name your price tool." Their real tools are weapons: databases, delay tactics, lies, and confusion.
The kind of injuries you get in a truck crash are nothing to be made light of. And they deserve real justice.
Our firm has been called upon to seek justice for Denton families just like yours for decades. Call (214) 295-1008 now for a free case evaluation.
Wondering if you might benefit from hiring an attorney? Consider the case listed above where the total recovery was $6,504,961 with $2,738,046 in fees and expenses. First, the family was told that $50,000 was "all there is." Then we were told there was $1,000,000, but that it didn't apply and that they’d never pay. A year later, another $5,000,000 policy was discovered. If the family had taken the original $50,000 when they were told, “That’s all there is,” they would have received no real measure of justice. But because the family called us, even though the insurance company told them there was no reason to call an attorney, we secured real justice and exposed a scheme that was killing innocents.
Because our firm was able to secure such a large recovery, we were able to use the family's tragedy to save others from being killed in the same way. Knowing that their case was used to help others brings the family even more peace than knowing that their result was one of the largest in the State.
At the Lenahan Law Firm, our formula is simple: a special team of attorneys, who work together on a select handful of cases for severely injured clients we believe in, whether in Denton, Texas, North Dakota, or anywhere in the United States. We believe that this narrow focus means a better chance at justice, better results, and happier clients. We believe that severe injury and wrongful death cases deserve the best care.
When you turn to The Lenahan Law Firm for help after a vehicle accident in Denton County, you will meet a legal team that includes:
- Wes and Tom, who are both Board-Certified in Civil Appellate Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- Michael, a Lawyer who Litigated Defense Cases at the Highest Levels for More than Two Decades,
- Marc Lenahan, One of the Most Accomplished Severe Injury Lawyers in the Country, and the Chairman of the National Compassion Fund.
Contact our truck accident lawyers in Denton County today at (214) 295-1008. No legal fees unless we win compensation for you.