Truck Accident Attorney in Dallas/Fort Worth

According to the Texas Department of Transportation 2007 Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics, trucking accidents accounted for 50% of the fatal crashes and 46% of the serious injury crashes in Texas.  A trucking accident occurs when large trailers collide with other vehicles or pedestrians.   Most of the deaths and injuries involve the passengers of vehicles while the drivers of the tractor-trailers usually escape truck-vehicle collisions with little or no personal injury. Due to the large size of trucks, an accident can greatly endanger the lives of other smaller vehicles unnecessarily when tractor-trailer operators fail to consider proper accident prevention measures.

A few common causes of trucking accidents include:

  • Failure to properly to accommodate blindspots
  • Brake failure
  • Debris or articles in the road
  • Working excessive shifts
  • Speeding
  • Tire failure or separation
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Unsecured cargo or freight shifting in the payload section
  • Tailgating
  • Cell phone use

Types of Trucking Accidents We Handle:

  • 18 Wheeler Accidents
  • Semi Truck Accidents
  • Dump Truck Accidents
  • Garbage Truck Accidents
  • Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Commercial Truck Accidents
  • Pickup Truck Accidents
  • Fire Truck Accidents
  • Mail Truck Accidents
  • Cement Truck Accidents
  • Tow Truck Accidents

Often, it is important to determine whether or not the truck driver or trucking company violated various regulations ranging from the allowed number of hours the trucker can be on the road, to the condition of the trucks tires and brake system.

The Todd Smith Law Firm can assist you with any and all litigation you wish to pursue if you or anyone you know has been the victim of a truck accident.   Todd Smith, who is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, can greatly increase the chances of you receiving compensation if you have been injured in a Texas car or trucking accident.

Email or call us at 817-684-9400 for help with your truck accident in the Dallas - Fort Worth area

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