Dedicated Texas Attorneys Represent Victims of Trucking Accidents
Rockwall County personal injury lawyers seek full compensation for clients
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a trucking accident, a skilled personal injury attorney offers you the best chance of obtaining fair compensation. The legal team at Vice & Henley, PLLC in Rockwall County has more than 13 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. We will pursue the damages you deserve for medical expenses, continuing care, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Proven advocates assist Texans injured in truck crashes
While 18-wheelers and other big-rigs frequently weigh 80,000 pounds or more, the typical passenger vehicle is just 4,000 pounds. That means a collision between these vehicles carries a greater potential for serious and even catastrophic injuries or death for those in cars.
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
- 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.
Committed lawyers thoroughly investigate all aspects of the collision
To prove liability and recover full damages following a trucking collision, you must be able to pinpoint any person, business, or government entity that could be held responsible. If any parties are omitted from the court documents at the time you file suit, it may not be possible to include these parties later if the statute of limitations has expired: plaintiffs in personal injury suits have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. We will investigate the events of your accident to hold all negligent parties accountable, which may include not only the driver but also the trucking company, truck and parts manufacturers, and those tasked with maintaining the truck.
Experienced attorneys pursue damages on your behalf
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 strong case to help you recover damages that cover the losses you’ve suffered.
Contact Texas trucking collision attorneys for your free consultation
We represent clients throughout Rockwall County and the surrounding areas of Texas who’ve been injured in trucking accidents. Call Vice & Henley, PLLC today for assistance at 800-531-6803 or contact us online to arrange your free consultation.