Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney Serving Arlington-Irving, TX
Every year, thousands of motorists and truck drivers are injured or killed in truck accidents caused by a driver’s mistake and negligent trucking companies. Semi-truck drivers and the companies they work for have a duty to operate their vehicles in a safe and responsible manner. Unsafe driving, oversized loads, and various other deceitful practices put the public and the truck operators in danger.
As experienced tractor-trailer truck accident attorneys in Irving TX, we handle many successful claims against the insurance companies who represent the driver and the trucking company. Every case may seem different, but in truth, it always seems to come down to negligence, defective equipment, alcohol, drugs, or a combination of any of these factors.
Semi Truck Accident Statistics
- Of the 15.5 million trucks in the U.S., nearly 13% are semis, big rigs, 18 wheelers, and tractor-trailers.
- About 98% of all semi accidents result in at least one fatality.
- Fatal tractor-trailer accidents cost Americans more than $20 billion each year, $13.1 billion of which is the cost associated with loss of quality of life.
- For every 100 million miles driven on U.S. roadways, there are 2.3 deaths and 60.5 injuries caused by big rigs.
18 Wheeler Truck Accident Causes
Our personal injury lawyers at the Dashner Law Firm can help you with your personal injury claim resulting from any of the following truck accident causes:
- Truck Driver Error
- Truck Equipment Defects
- DWI or Drug Usage
- Trucking Company Negligence
- No-Zone Truck Accidents
Truck Accident Negligence & Compensation
The more miles a truck driver puts on the road means the more money they are paid for services. Aside from that, many are paid bonuses for arriving ahead of schedule. This tends to cause drivers to put in longer than recommended hours behind the wheel using excessive speed on the road.
Beyond this danger, there are many truck drivers who may potentially be under the influence of substances that help them stay alert. This presents a serious danger to the driver and everyone else on the road.
When an accident involves an 18-wheeler, the damage sustained will far exceed that of an accident involving a regular passenger vehicle. It’s almost certain, that if you are the victim of a truck accident, there will be serious injuries, possibly fatal ones leading to wrongful death.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a truck accident, let The Dashner Law Firm fight on your behalf. Contact our truck accident attorneys today and let us help you get the compensation you and your family deserve. Call 972-793-8989 or 817-864-9980 now.