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Serious Trucking Accidents Require Top-Tier Legal Representation

While 18-wheelers and other big-rigs frequently weigh 80,000 pounds or more, over 20 times the weight of the average passenger vehicle. That means a collision between these vehicles can quickly lead to serious injuries, paralysis, amputations and even death.

Our team at Vice Henley and Dilbeck, PLLC, in Royse City has more than 15 years of experience assisting individuals injured in trucking collisions. Our firm understands the complexities of bringing lawsuits in such cases and draws on extensive experience to hold all liable parties accountable. For a free consultation, send us an email today.

Common Causes Of Accidents

Trucking accidents can stem from a variety of causes, including:

  • The truck driver’s failure to make rest stops when needed
  • Driving while influenced by sleep suppressants
  • Aggressive driving
  • Merging too fast
  • Making wide turns
  • Carrying excess loads
  • Speeding
  • Insufficient repair or inspection of the commercial truck
  • Faulty brakes, lights or other truck equipment
  • Damaged tires

In addition, trucking companies are bound by federal and state laws and regulations designed to lessen the potential for accidents, by limiting the time truckers can drive and the weight loads they can carry, among other restrictions. Unfortunately, truck drivers may be offered financial incentives by their employers for reaching their destination as swiftly as possible, making trucks even more dangerous to other vehicles on the road. If you’ve been injured in a Texas trucking accident, we will investigate whether these regulations were violated.

Who Is Responsible For Your Injury?

Your truck accident case will depend on proving liability under the state’s negligence doctrine. If the sole defendant is the truck driver, you need only prove that another reasonably sensible driver would have exerted greater care on the road. Proving liability for other defendants, such as the trucking company that hired the driver, can be more complex. Besides establishing liability, you must also prove the extent of the damages incurred.

Texas follows a doctrine of strict product liability, so if your collision was due to defective equipment, such as faulty brakes or tires, the truck manufacturer can be held financially responsible for injuries caused by their products whether or not they acted negligently in designing or manufacturing the truck part. Our team of experienced attorneys will work hard to build a compelling case to help you recover damages that cover the losses you’ve suffered.

Begin Your Case With Confidence

We represent clients throughout Rockwall County and the surrounding areas of Texas who’ve been injured in trucking accidents. Call Vice Henley and Dilbeck, PLLC, today for assistance at 469-912-2604 or contact us online to arrange your free consultation.