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Truck Accident

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.

How Does It Happen

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.

Large Truck and Bus Fatal Crash Statistics 2011-2016











2011
































































3,593
3,878
695
4,043

2012




3,726
4,078
736
4,208

2013




3,821
4,203
749
4,278

2014




3,656
3,985
700
4,168

2015




3,864
4,337
714
4,366

2016




4,079
4,440
762
4,564
Fatal Crashes
Involving
Large Trucks or Buses
Large Trucks and
Buses Involved in
Fatal Crashes
Large Truck and
Bus Occupant
Fatalities

Total Fatalities
in Large Truck and
Bus Crashes

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/data-and-statistics/large-truck-and-bus-crash-facts

What To Do

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.