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Dallas Truck Accident Attorney

Most people never think about needing a Dallas truck accident attorney. However, if you or somebody you care about sustains an injury in an accident with a large commercial truck, you are going to need assistance securing the compensation you deserve. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our competent and knowledgeable team has vast experience helping clients in the Dallas area get through the aftermath of a severe truck accident. We are not afraid to take on insurance carriers or trucking companies.

Truck accidents in Dallas can cause severe injuries

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is responsible for regulating most commercial truck activity in the United States. According to the FMCSA, there were approximately 148,000 total injuries and 4,761 total fatalities as a result of large truck crash during the latest reporting year across the US. Data provided by the Texas Department of Transportation shows that there were 465 crashes involving tractor-trailers in the state’s latest reporting year.

What makes these incidents particularly dangerous is the sheer size and weight of a commercial truck. The FMCSA says that a fully loaded tractor-trailer income weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. This can inflict serious damage and cause tremendous injuries for those inside traditional passenger vehicles. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, it is not uncommon for our Dallas truck accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained the following:

  • Spinal cord injuries (paralysis)
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Open head wounds
  • Broken bones and dislocations
  • Loss of or damage to a bodily organ
  • Internal bleeding
  • Crush injuries
  • Dismemberment or amputation
  • Significant disfigurement

Who is liable for a Dallas truck accident?

In many cases, we will be able to trace the cause of a large truck crash in Dallas back to the negligence of the truck driver.

  • Truck drivers should have their commercial driver’s license and be properly trained to operate these vehicles. They must follow all hours of service guidelines put forth by the FMCSA to avoid driving while fatigued. Truck drivers must never operate while impaired by alcohol or drugs or while distracted by their cell phones or other devices.
  • Truck owners or operators must ensure that their vehicles are regularly inspected and maintained. Vehicle failure is a common cause of large truck accidents in and around Dallas. Truck owners and operators can also be held vicariously liable for the negligent actions of the drivers they employ.

Let us help secure the compensation you need

Truck accidents can lead to severe injuries and major complications for victims. If you or a loved one had been injured in a Dallas truck crash, contact the team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC today. We will investigate every aspect of your case in order to secure the compensation you need, which can include:

  • Payment for all medical bills
  • Lost income if you cannot work while recovering
  • Coverage of physical therapy or rehabilitation expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the truck driver or trucking company

If you need a Dallas truck accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

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