Dallas 18-Wheeler Truck Accident Lawyers
We Have What It Takes to Win Your Case
Nearly all personal injury law firms in Texas will accept 18 wheeler truck accident cases. In fact, many law firms expressly advertise truck accidents on their websites - but very few actually should. Law firms with hundreds or thousands of cases and lawyers who litigate divorces, defend the criminally accused, and prepare wills, are not equipped to handle these cases.
The Lenahan Law Firm is uniquely designed to fight these specific battles. Of the very small number of clients we accept at any one time, about one-third are truck accident cases. Our experience and credentials are well-established. We focus exclusively on litigating injury claims day in and day out - it's all we do.
We've Recovered Millions of Dollars for Our Clients
Watch Actual Footage from Cases We've Handled
The videos below are some, not all, of the many videos from actual truck accident cases we've handled. 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.
Truck Driver Sleeping While Driving at 69 MPH
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 dangerously slow -- 9 miles per hour. He blamed "mechanical problems" and denied responsibility.
Director of a Performance Food Group Safety 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.
Why are truck accidents more dangerous?
The amount of force a person’s body experiences during a traffic collision is widely dependent on the size and speed of the vehicles involved. Since 18-wheeler trucks have such a massive size and weight advantage over other vehicles on the roadways, occupants of cars and motorcycles almost always end up experiencing the worst of a collision, resulting in horrific and often fatal injuries.
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:
- Brain injury
- Spinal injury (leading to paralysis)
- Serious burns
- Orthopedic injuries
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Fatal accidents
Did the Truck Driver Violate Trucking Regulations?
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.
There are many regulations regarding semi-trucks, including those involving:
- 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. Violations can also include overloading or not securing cargo properly.
Who is liable for a trucking accident?
While truck accidents can be caused by a myriad of different factors, in many cases, they are caused by some sort of negligence on the part of the truck driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer, or some other party. In many cases, truck accidents are caused by a combination of these parties, with each having a certain proportion of liability. Determining the exact parties at fault usually involves examining police reports, data from onboard recording devices, witness testimonies, hours of service logs, and more.
Common factors which can contribute to a trucking accident:
- Skipping mandatory truck maintenance
- Driving under the influence
- Driving too long without rest
- Driving at unsafe speeds
- Improperly securing cargo
- Defective truck parts
We Can Help You Regain Financial Control in the Wake of an Accident
An accident involving a semi-truck or 18-wheelers 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 truck accident 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.
Speak with a 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 semi-trucks and 18-wheelers in Dallas, TX.
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.
Investigating & Filing a Truck Accident Claim
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 semi-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 for damages.