Texas is a big state with plenty of roads, and you are sure to see plenty of large trucks. We’re talking about commercial style big trucks, not pickups. If you are anything like us, you either want to pass them or stay well behind them when you are on the roadway. Not because they aren’t normally safe, but just in case something happens.
Unfortunately, sometimes accidents involving large trucks do happen, and often it is due to someone else’s negligence. If you need a truck accident attorney in Dallas, The Law Office of Dorothy Hyde is standing by to take your case.
Big trucks are everywhere delivering our goods and helping to build our infrastructure. Usually, these trucks are owned by a company that operates multiple vehicles.
Large commercial trucks weigh tens of thousands of pounds and the men and women who drive them have a big responsibility. They have to obtain their commercial driver’s license before they can operate and many drivers have to get specific endorsements depending on what they will be transporting (hazmat, passengers, etc.).
Companies that own these trucks are responsible for keeping them roadworthy. If they skip regular inspections and maintenance, the vehicle could suffer any number of things that could harm others on the roadway. Brake failure or engine failure could lead to a driver losing control of the truck.
All material on trucks should be secured, especially if there is an open bed. How often have you seen a truck with recently chopped trees on the back? Imagine how much damage one of those trees could do to a vehicle.
Commercial truck drivers should follow all driving hour requirements. If they don’t, and they are driving while exhausted, the consequences could be deadly. If a driver is operating while distracted by their phones or driving impaired by drugs or alcohol, then they should be held liable for any damages or injuries they cause.
A large truck has the potential to cause major damage to multiple vehicles at once as well as pedestrians near the roadway. Anyone hit by one could suffer major injuries.
If you’ve been in an accident involving a truck, the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde has a team waiting to help you answer your questions. Our Dallas truck accident attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable with these cases. We will put that experience to work to ensure you are properly compensated.
What kind of compensation? First, we need to make sure all of your medical needs are taken care of, both immediate and potential long-term (including rehabilitation and extended care). We also want to make sure you get money for any lost income if you can’t work. If you are disabled for the short or long term, we will work to get loss of future income compensation as well. We don’t want you to suffer financially while you need to be focusing on healing. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 214-883-1700. We’ll do the hard work so you can focus on getting better.
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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