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Dallas sits at the head of what the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) calls the “Texas Triangle,” a mega-region linking Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston. Because of the high traffic density between these areas, serious truck accidents involving commercial trucks happen weekly.

If you or a loved one suffered harm in a trucking accident, our Dallas truck accident lawyers will fight for financial compensation. Our Dallas truck accident attorneys are here to explain your legal options and pursue compensation from the liable parties.

What Damages Can I Recover After a Big Rig Accident?

After a truck accident, you may face permanent impairments and a lifetime of medical care. Severe injuries can also prevent you from returning to work or earning your pre-injury income.

Accident victims should not have to shoulder the costs of their injuries. We can pursue recovery from the at-fault trucking company and their insurance provider for the following losses:

  • Expenses for medical care, such as surgeries, emergency room care, hospitalizations, medications, and doctor’s appointments
  • Future medical expenses, such as rehabilitative therapy and in-home aid
  • In-home modifications, including wheelchair ramps and widened doorways
  • Vehicle repairs
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages, including benefits, vacation time, sick leave, and bonuses
  • Reduced earning capacity for the difference between your pre-injury income and your current earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life or enjoyment of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Scarring and disfigurement

We fight for fair compensation so you can get your life back on track

Do I Have a Valid Truck Accident Claim?

Like passenger vehicle collisions, most truck crashes involve driver error. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) notes that distracted driving and drowsy driving are two common causes of truck accidents. Both of these things constitute negligence.

To recover compensation, victims of truck accidents must prove:

  • Another party owed you a duty of care. For instance, all truckers must drive with caution and reasonable prudence while on the road.
  • Another party breached their duty of care. This means that another party failed to act with caution or reasonable prudence. So, when a trucker drives while fatigued, this breaches their duty of care.
  • The other party caused your accident.
  • You suffered harm and related losses, such as medical bills.

Dallas Truck Accident Lawyer

Dallas Truck Accident Lawyer

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If you want an attorney that treats you like family, answers all your questions with ease and will fight for you, just ask for Justin Edwards! It was such a relief knowing he was on my side. He followed through with everything he promised and that is a rare attribute to find in a person these days. Just go ahead and give them a call!
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How Does a Dallas Truck Accident Attorney Investigate a Truck Crash?

At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our truck accident lawyers know how to conduct an in-depth truck accident investigation to uncover the truth. When an attorney on our legal team investigates your accident, they will obtain the following types of evidence to build a strong case:

  • Traffic camera footage. If there is video evidence of the crash, your attorney can use it to show that the truck driver was speeding or otherwise negligent.
  • Medical records. Medical providers will often keep detailed records of your treatment. These records can be used to establish the extent of your injuries.
  • The truck’s black box data. The information collected by the truck’s onboard computer system can determine if the commercial driver drove the truck recklessly, the driver was experiencing driver fatigue, or violating traffic laws.
  • Trucking industry standards. Industry standards can demonstrate whether the truck was operated safely.
  • Photos and videos of the accident scene. Photos and videos taken at the location of the collision can be used to document the damage to vehicles and property. They also can be used to show the severity of the impact.
  • Eyewitness testimony. A witness can testify about what they saw happen before and after the collision. They can also describe the actions of the drivers involved.
  • Statements from accident reconstruction specialists. An expert in accident investigation can review the physical evidence and reconstruct the accident using scientific principles.
  • Your damage-related invoices, receipts, and billing statements. These documents can be used to substantiate any expenses incurred due to the accident.
  • The accident report. The police officer who investigates an accident will write a report documenting the facts of the case. It may include photos and video footage.
  • Truck maintenance records. Records kept by the trucking company can help prove that the truck was not operating correctly.
  • The driver’s logbook. Driver logs can be used to corroborate the driver’s account of events.
  • The truck’s inspection reports. Inspections conducted by the trucking company should be available to prove that the truck was inspected regularly and maintained according to regulations.

To win a truck accident lawsuit against a negligent truck driver and trucking company, you must have strong evidence showing that the trucking company was negligent. A truck accident lawyer can use many types of evidence to prove negligence. However, some types of evidence are more reliable than others.

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Truck Accident?

In most cases, the at-fault party in a car accident in Dallas is easy to identify. Knowing who to pursue damages can be much more complicated after a truck accident. You do not have to undertake this process on your own. Our law firm will conduct a comprehensive truck accident investigation on your behalf.

It will prove the responsible party is one or more of the following:

  • The truck driver. If their actions, such as reckless driving or fatigued driving, caused the collision or if the negligent driver is an owner/operator
  • The driver’s employer. If their actions (such as improperly loaded cargo) caused the accident or their policies (such as poorly trained drivers) contributed to the accident
  • The truck’s manufacturer. If a design flaw or manufacturing error caused the accident
  • The manufacturer of the truck’s parts. If flawed or faulty tires, brakes, or other components caused the accident

After identifying the party or parties to hold responsible, we will locate the appropriate insurance provider to pursue a fair settlement. We also ensure your case receives a thoroughly and accurately assessed financial value before the start of any settlement discussions.

How Can a Truck Accident Attorney Help?

A truck accident  lawyer from our law firm can handle your claim or lawsuit by:

  • Filing a claim with the liable insurance policy
  • Arguing your case at trial
  • Calculating the compensation you deserve
  • Defending your rights
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Applying state, local, and federal laws to your case

At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our truck accident attorneys will do everything possible to recover fair compensation for your losses. We will also protect you from bad-faith insurance practices. If the insurance company unjustly denies or undervalues your claim, refer it to us.

What Are Common Semi-Truck Accident Injuries?

Truck accidents can result in severe injuries. Passenger vehicles are no match for commercial trucks’ size, weight, and speed. As such, you or a loved one may be afflicted with these common injuries that victims suffer in semi-truck accidents.

  • Broken bones: Bones break when subjected to extreme forces. Common broken bones include legs, arms, hands, feet, and ribs.
  • Internal bleeding: Internal bleeding occurs when blood vessels rupture inside the body. This type of injury is often fatal if not treated immediately.
  • Brain trauma: Brain trauma occurs when the brain suffers blunt force trauma. Traumatic brain injury (TBI)can cause permanent disability or death.
  • Loss of limbs: When a limb is severed, it becomes detached from the rest of the body. Loss of limbs can occur in several ways. For example, they can be lost during amputation surgery. They can also be lost due to a truck crash.
  • Permanent impairment: A person with permanent impairment has a significant physical limitation caused by an injury.
  • Disfigurement: Disfigurement refers to visible signs of injury. For example, scars, burns, disfigurements, and other marks left on the skin after an accident.
  • Internal organ damage: Damage to internal organs can lead to serious health problems. Examples include ruptured spleens, damaged livers, and damaged kidneys.
  • Burns: Burns are injuries to the skin that leave behind third-degree burns. Third-degree burns are painful and require medical attention.
  • Hemorrhages: Hemorrhages are injuries that cause blood loss. Blood loss can be life-threatening.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord injuries are injuries to the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries can range from minor to severe. Severe cases can result in paralysis and even death.
  • Blindness: Blindness is an injury to the eyes that causes them to lose their ability to see. It can be temporary or permanent.

Many of these injuries prove life-threatening. Regardless of how severe your injuries are, we’re ready to pursue compensation for your losses. We want you to focus on feeling better. The Strong Arm will take care of everything else.

Negotiating with the Insurance Company

According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there were over 32,500 commercial vehicle accidents across Texas in 2020. Because these accidents can have multiple causes and contributing factors and multiple at-fault parties, the negotiation process can be challenging on your own.

The negotiation process after a truck accident can be lengthy and tedious. It can also be a frustrating process. Negotiating a settlement for an insurance claim typically involves:

  • Assigning a value to your case
  • Sending a demand letter
  • Receiving settlement offers and weighing their appropriateness
  • Making appropriate counteroffers

You do not have to handle the details and continual communications involved in the settlement process. Our truck accident lawyers will take these details for you and fight hard for the best possible outcome for your case.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer in Dallas?

Getting legal counsel isn’t only for wealthy people. We strive to make legal aid accessible to everyone. We take injury cases on a contingency-fee-basis. You don’t pay anything upfront for us to get started on your case.

We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only take our payment from the settlement or verdict we win for you. Otherwise, you owe us nothing.

What is the Statute Of Limitations in Texas?

Many local, state, and federal laws apply to your case. One of those laws is Texas’s statute of limitations. Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 notes that you generally have two years to file your civil lawsuit.

This is a hard deadline. Even if you file your case a day late, you risk losing the opportunity to pursue damages. When you partner with a personal injury lawyer from our team, we will file your truck accident claim and accompanying paperwork on time.

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You deserve responsive legal representation after suffering injuries or losing a loved one in a truck accident. Contact a truck accident lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins today.We can provide a free consultation to discuss your legal options and explain how our Dallas truck accident lawyers can help. As noted, specific deadlines may apply to your case, so contact us as soon as possible.