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Truck crashes can be some of the most catastrophic accidents that occur on the road. 18-wheelers can weigh as much as 40 tons, easily more than 20 times the weight of an average passenger car. No matter what safety features our vehicles have installed, there’s only so much they can do when facing down an out of control big rig.
Far too often, these crashes are caused by the negligent, reckless, or wrongful actions taken by the truck driver. If you were seriously injured due to these actions, contact us today to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer and begin planning your next steps.
Call us at (214) 307-6307 to discuss your case with one of our Dallas lawyers at Aldous \ Walker LLP today.
At Aldous \ Walker LLP, our Dallas truck accident lawyers have fought for hundreds of clients since we first opened our doors. We pride ourselves in being ready and willing to take your case in front of a jury in order to maximize your compensation. Through our tireless efforts, we have secured more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
If you were seriously injured in a truck accident caused by someone else’s actions, you shouldn’t be responsible for your medical bills. Contact our legal team today to discuss your options and how we can help.
Truck Collisions Injure Tens of Thousands Every Year
According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), and the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA), about 22 percent of all truck crashes resulted in injuries, and approximately 130,000 people are injured in truck accidents every year. In many cases, these crashes result in deaths – according to NHTSA reports, over 3,500 people were killed in truck crashes in Texas in 2015 alone.
This problem is only becoming more severe – a nationwide study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) found that there was a 62 percent increase in injuries caused by truck crashes from 2009 to 2015, and from 2015 to 2016, the number of large truckes invovled in fatal crashes increased to 4,213. In more than half of the cases studied by the organization, the truck driver was found responsible for the incident.
The three most common factors that led to a crash included:
- Truck driver running off the road or into another lane
- The driver losing control because of systems failure, shifting cargo, poor road conditions, speeding, etc.
- The driver rear-ending another vehicle in their lane
Because of the size and weight of their vehicles, drivers and trucking companies have a major responsibility to act with care in operating these commercial trucks—even more than drivers of regular vehicles.
Some of the regulations put in place by the FMCSA include:
- Zero alcohol / drug use policy
- Maintenance requirements for trucks
- Avoiding prescription medications that may cause drowsiness
- Limitations on hours / miles driven before stopping for rest breaks
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Our Dallas truck accident attorneys at Aldous \ Walker LLP are ready to fight to secure you the compensation you deserve, no matter where the trial ends up. With more than 200 cases tried in front of a jury, we have the experience and skill you need to feel confident throughout the entire legal process.
Give us a call at (214) 307-6307 to speak with a member of our firm, or fill out our online form to send us a message and tell us more about your case today.