Truck accidents can involve all kinds of heavy and commercial trucks, including 18 wheelers, tankers, big rigs, semis, and other large freight carriers. Being hit by a truck can result in serious and often tragic consequences due to the size and weight involved. A small error on the part of a truck driver traveling at high speeds can be much more dangerous than the same error on the part of a smaller passenger vehicle. If you are in a passenger vehicle, your chances of being injured in a truck accident are considerably higher than for the truck driver.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in or around Fort Worth, you should not hesitate to contact me as Fort Worth Dallas personal injury attorney. Truck accident cases can be quite complex due to state and federal trucking regulations, the possibility of defective equipment, and other legal factors involved in such accidents. As your attorney, I can gather and investigate all of the relevant evidence and data concerning the accident to determine the legal avenues available to you in pursuing compensation for damages. More than one party may be negligent in truck accident cases.
While most truckers are safety-conscious, trucking accidents can occur when drivers are fatigued, driving longer hours than is advisable, when inadequately trained, when failing to take safety precautions, or in momentary lapses of defensive driving. Other factors that can contribute to accidents include malfunctioning equipment, improperly loaded trucks, improperly maintained trucks, and speeding. Truck accidents can cause the most grievous injuries of all traffic accidents because of their enormous weight on impact.