Common Truck Accident Injuries

Commercial trucks are everywhere these days, especially on North Texas highways. As more and more people make the move to Texas (more than 1,000 per day) we only expect accidents involving large trucks to increase. According to the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 4,000 people died in large truck accidents last year. The majority of these fatalities were drivers and passengers of cars and 17 percent were truck occupants. Over the last decade, the number of fatalities that occur because of large truck accidents has increased by 27 percent. There are numerous reasons for this, from driver distraction…

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I’ve Been Involved in a Semi Truck Accident – What is the Average Settlement?

Being involved in an accident with a semi truck or tractor-trailer is undoubtedly a harrowing experience. Many of these accidents result in serious injuries or fatalities, due to the sheer size and volume of the truck involved. 18-wheelers are the largest transporters of goods in the United States, and Texas highways are some of the most traveled for these vehicles. Over the last several years, we have seen a steep rise in the number of accidents involving semi trucks. According to Texas DOT, there were more than 34,000 accidents involving commercial trucks in 2016. 6,100 people were injured and there…

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How to Prevent Truck Accidents

Large trucks are a very common sight on the highways in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. While semis are essential to the economy, they also pose an inherent risk to other drivers. Unfortunately, nearly 4,000 people die in large truck accidents every single year in the United States. While accidents do happen, many are preventable with a little bit of care and thought. Every single time you get into a vehicle, you face the possibility of being involved in an accident. When an accident involves a large truck or semi, there is a much higher chance of fatalities among…

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Are Truck Drivers Receiving Proper Training?

It should come as no surprise that Dallas highways are some of the most dangerous in the country. Given the number of accidents that take place on I-35 and other area highways, it is clear something is amiss. Unfortunately, many of these accidents involve large trucks and often end in serious injuries or fatalities. While most accidents are minor in nature, this is not always the case. Take an accident that took place at the end of June, for example. A semi-truck tipped over on the High Five interchange, closing the busy highway during the early morning commute. After nearly…

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Who is Liable in a Truck Accident?

Truck accidents are often deadly and come with serious repercussions for those involved. One of the reasons truck accident litigation is so complicated is because of the number of parties who can be held liable for the accident. Even if an accident takes place because of negligence or distraction on the part of the truck driver, he or she may not be liable. Going up against a big trucking company can be intimidating, to say the least. Not only do these companies have money on their side, but they will do everything they can to silence the other parties and…

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