Experienced 18-Wheeler Accidents Attorneys Providing Protection for Injured Texans
Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys’s skilled 18-wheeler personal injury attorneys in Dallas represent injury victims and the families of those who lost their loved ones to negligence throughout Texas as more than just lawyers, but advocates seeking justice and compensation for their full financial recovery needs.
Our Dallas semi-truck accident attorneys know experience matters when pursuing the truck driver, trucking company, another third party, or a combination of each to ensure our clients have the legal resources they need to pursue the best outcome for their case.
At Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys, our managing attorney and law firm founder, Glen Larson, has represented injured Texans — and injury clients throughout the United States — for more than 15 years with one important goal: To pursue dedicated, driven results for the injured.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an 18-wheeler collision anywhere in Texas, contact our skilled personal injury attorneys in Austin today to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the negligent person or parties accountable for your financial and physical recovery needs.
Call 214-935-2298 today. There is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready.
Who Can Be Held Liable for 18-Wheeler Collisions, Injuries, and Fatalities in Texas?
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 620 traffic fatalities involved an 18-wheeler throughout the state last year alone, which was the highest number in the nation.
Our state’s size, economic dependence on the petroleum, shipping, and transit industries, and access to over 3,200 miles of interstate roadways require consistent and heavy truck traffic that frequently leads to serious and fatal collisions.
The legal complexities behind these 18-wheeler truck crashes begin with preserving and investigating evidence to determine who was at fault so we can pursue justice and compensation on your behalf.
The potential at-fault parties may include:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The truck manufacturer
- The truck maintenance crew
- Another third party.
Each party or combination of parties can be at fault for different reasons. The tragic thing is that most accidents could have been prevented.
Common areas and types of negligence include:
Truck Driver Negligence
Texas truck drivers are the first line of defense for avoiding a collision with much smaller passenger vehicles on our roadways. When they are operating a potentially 80,000-pound truck negligently, our fellow Texans are frequently seriously injured or killed.
Some of the most common forms of truck driver negligence include:
- Failing to follow traffic signs and signals
- Hours of service violations regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
- Failing to leave enough room to stop
- Distracted driving, including typing or reading text messages, which is banned by federal laws for all truck drivers
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driver fatigue
Trucking Company Negligence
When trucking companies put profits over safety, they are also placing everyone on our Texas roadways in danger.
Types of Corporate Negligence Include:
- Hiring unqualified drivers
- Insufficient or lack of training and safety programs for drivers
- Failing to run the appropriate background checks
- Overlooking previous driving violations
- Failing to conduct required medical, alcohol, or drug testing
- Pressuring drivers to surpass the Hours of Service Regulations
Truck Manufacturer, Maintenance Crew, or Another Third-Party’s Negligence
Like other vehicles on our roadways, the integrity of the truck is paramount to the truck driver’s ability to operate it safely. There can be catastrophic consequences with long distances between stops and with infrequent inspections.
Examples of third-party negligence may include, but are not limited to:
- Improperly loaded or overloaded cargo
- Defective truck parts and components
- Failure to properly resolve a safety issue or recall
- Improper maintenance and inadequate inspections
Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys’s Dallas truck accident attorneys recommend that anyone injured in a crash with an 18-wheeler truck to call us immediately after the crash occurs, so we can begin collecting important evidence. The evidence is one of the most crucial components in determining liability and getting compensation and justice for you and your loved ones.
Our truck accident injury attorneys in Dallas partner with accident reconstruction experts, skilled medical staff, investigators, and analysts that allow our team of legal professionals to pursue the best outcome for each of our clients.
Evaluating whether the truck driver, trucking company, manufacturer, maintenance company, another third party, or a combination of these parties is liable for the collision is our Texas 18-wheeler accident attorneys’ specialty. Do not leave your truck crash recovery to chance or try to handle it yourself. Trucking companies are skilled at avoiding or evading responsibility, and they are not on your side in cases of serious injury or death.
Call 214-935-2298 today. There is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready.
Contact Our Dedicated 18-Wheeler Accident Attorneys in Dallas, Texas Today for a Free Consultation
Getting seriously injured or losing a loved one in an 18-wheeler collision in Texas is life-changing.
When the negligent party’s corporate insurance and legal representatives respond to your financial compensation needs with resistance or an outright denial of your claim, their unfair and callous reaction can overwhelm your ability to recover.
We can help.
Call our skilled team of Dallas 18-wheeler accident attorneys today to gain the leadership, experience, and resources you need to assertively pursue your injury case inside and outside the courtroom.
Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys stands ready to provide each of our clients with dedicated, driven results.
From the first contact I had with Glen Larson I felt at ease on knowing I would be taken care of. Mr Larson and his team go above and beyond to assist you and explain all levels of the process. They fight hard for you and treat you like family....
Glen went above and beyond my expectations. He was always there to answer any questions I had. He always was patient and understanding. He explained everything in detail. He always greeted me with a smile. He is a great attorney. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help. God...
This is hands down the absolute best law firm in Austin. From start to finish they handled my case with such professionalism and care. I was always kept up to date about the status and was well informed on the entire process. I never felt like just another number or...
Mr. Larson and his paralegal, Marco, were very helpful. They were friendly and did a great job of getting my medical bills reduced as much as possible so that I was able to get the the most out of my settlement. They answered my calls/texts promptly and answered all my...
Worked with the Larson Lawfirm. Was pleased that they got my vehicle fixed, medical bills paid, and compensation for my injuries. “I recommend them for your accident and injury.”
I was involved in an accident with a company vehicle. Glen and his team were very helpful in this case and are very kind on top of the rest. They worked hard for me and I am very appreciative of their work!
I reached out to Glenn Larson due a MVA I was in. My car was a total loss and severe some injuries. They have been amazing! They are crystal clear and cover all my questions and concerns. Thank you for everything and will definitely recommend to family/friends!
Glen Larson, Bobby Leahey and Lucy Benavides have been so wonderful to work with. An irresponsible neighbor's pitbull got lose periodically and this time made his way to my home. Long story short, my pup and I were attacked, and unfortunately my husband was forced to put the dog down....
Glen and Marco took amazing care of me after my auto accident. They ensured I received the medical care I needed and that the insurance company appropriately addressed my case. They kept me up to date on what was happening. They handled everything! Thank you for helping me navigate a...
This was by far the best attorney I have had to handle my auto injury case that I was involved in while in an Uber! We were on vacation in Vegas and could have chosen a different attorney but we were in great hands from the beginning to the end.
I had an amazing experience with this law firm. They went above and beyond my expectations to ensure that I was fairly compensated for my injuries. My car was totaled and I still had a remaining balance due to the results obtained I am able to pay that balance in...
Latest Blog Posts
The Long-Term Consequences of Whiplash Injuries from Texas Auto Accidents
According to the Mayo Clinic Health System, whiplash injuries, commonly associated with car accidents, can have long-term consequences that may...Read More
The Importance of Medical Documentation in Texas Vehicle Accident and Injury Claims
Supporting Texas car accident and injury claims depends on proving that someone suffered injury due to another driver's negligence. The...Read More
Road Rage Incidents: Legal Recourse for Car Accident Injuries
According to a study conducted by The Zebra, an insurance rate comparison website, 92% of the survey’s participants witnessed an...Read More