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Truck Accident

Trucking is a big industry in Texas and our roads see a lot of trucks. Unfortunately, our roads also see a lot of truck accidents. In 2017 there were almost 25,000 large truck accidents in Texas. Serious injuries often result from truck accidents and we have helped clients here in Fort Worth and throughout Texas recover for damages and injuries they sustained as a result of these large truck accidents.

Common causes of truck accidents

  • Improper freight loading – Trucks that are not properly loaded are a major cause of accidents and liability can become an issue in determining whether it is the driver, his or her employer, or someone else who was responsible for loading the truck. Unsafe loading practices can include overloading the truck or failing to secure the freight once it is loaded.
  • Speeding – Speeding is a common a factor in truck accidents.
  • Driver fatigue – Hours of service regulations for truck drivers limit the number of consecutive hours and days that truck drivers may drive. These regulations are meant to prevent driver fatigue related accidents, but driver fatigue is still a common cause of truck accidents.
  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol – Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol have been shown to have poor reaction and coordination, which in turn, causes accidents.
  • Distracted driving – Distracted driving is a problem, especially with truck drivers who spend hours on the road and pass the time by texting, watching movies, or other prohibited distracted driving conduct.
  • Driver error – Truck drivers are required to have specific safety training hours, but truck drivers still make mistakes such as failing to properly check their blind spots or signaling before making lane changes.
  • Poor maintenance – Poor vehicle maintenance can be a cause of truck accidents which is why there are federal and state requirements for commercial truck maintenance.
  • Truck maneuverability – Large trucks are unable to stop or swerve quickly to avoid unexpected obstacles and this often results in car accidents.

Compensation

Due to their size and design, injuries as a result of truck accidents are often serious, even fatal. There are many factors in determining the value of your injuries and damages. If you have been injured in a truck accident you deserve to be compensated for your injuries including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, loss of future earnings, disability, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.

Truck accident investigation

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, contact Fort Worth truck accident attorney, Dorothy Hyde, to discuss your case. Our truck accident team will review the facts of your accident and gather evidence to further support your case. We will conduct an investigation to see if the truck driver and his or her employer were in compliance with applicable rules and regulations. We will speak to witnesses and review accident reports. Truck accident injuries can be devastating, but you do not have to go through the recovery process alone. We will be with you to see that you are fully and fairly compensated for your injuries.

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