The trucking industry is big right here in Mesquite and it is a big industry all over the state of Texas as well. Texas employs more heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers than any other state in the United States. These large trucks are a staple on our roadways as they constantly transport freight in and out of the state. Unfortunately, the downside to our heavy trucking industry is that we see a lot of large truck accidents our state. Injuries in large truck accidents can be devastating and sometimes fatal.
Large trucks are inherently dangerous thanks to their size, mass, and design. Dangerous trucking conditions include the following:
As recently as July of 2018, these inherent dangers were proven here in Mesquite when a woman’s vehicle was struck by a large truck, then drug on its side while smashed between a road barrier and the large truck for 1,500 feet. The truck driver did not even realize that he had hit her or that he was dragging her vehicle. This accident is frightening evidence of just how dangerous large trucks actually are.
Injuries in large truck accidents can be major including spinal cord injuries and paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, fractured and shattered bones, internal injuries, lacerations, back and neck injuries, severed limbs, and death. These injuries can be temporary, long-term, or permanent and can change the course of life as you and your family know it. Life changes that may need to be made to accommodate your injuries include handicap modifications for homes and vehicles, life time medical assistance, nursing care, and childcare.
Truck accident liability depends on the facts of your case and liable parties may include the truck driver, the truck driver’s employer, the person or entity responsible for loading the truck, or the truck owner. If you have been injured in a large truck accident, contact Mesquite truck accident attorney, Dorothy Hyde, to schedule a consultation. Our truck accident team will conduct an investigation to help determine the cause of the accident and liability. We will review truck regulation compliance such as drive hour limitations, required maintenance, driver safety training, and freight loading compliance.
The Law Offices of Dorothy Hyde wants to see that you are fully compensated for your injuries. Injuries do not just mean medical bills and prescriptions; we will work to see that you are compensated for all of your applicable damages including but not limited to pain and suffering, lost wages, lost future earning capacity, disability, disfigurement, and loss of consortium.
Our law firm doesn’t take personal injury cases lightly. Attorney Dorothy Hyde is the resident barracuda of Dallas — fearless and unrelenting, she doesn’t stop until she obtains the best outcome and maximum compensation for her clients. Choose us and you’ll have an apex predator with years of trial experience and negotiating skills to bring your case to a successful conclusion.
We help personal injury victims receive the financial compensation they need for full recovery. We are a voice for personal injury victims and help them get their life back on track.
After I was severely injured, I didn’t know what to do next. One of my colleagues recommended reaching out to Dorothy for representation. When I finally did, I didn’t regret my decision — I received tremendous support and she treated me like family. She brought the best outcome and I’m amazed at the passion she brings into her work. I would recommend her services without any reservation.
I’ve always known that I needed an insurance policy to protect me if I got into a car accident. But when I got involved in a car crash, I realized how important it is to have a lawyer protect me from my insurance company! This firm settled my case really quickly and delivered excellent results. Dottie secured a fair and equitable settlement, and I’d recommend her to anyone in need of good counsel and representation.
Thank you for bringing my claim against the construction company to a successful conclusion. You made the process less intimidating and made me feel like the struggle I had to endure was valid. It has helped me cope with a lot of post-accident challenges differently. You were more than I expected — thanks again.
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