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Our Dallas Truck Accident Lawyers Are Here To Answer Your Questions

At Link & Associates, our Dallas truck accident lawyers have extensive experience in all types of commercial truck accident cases. If you suffered truck accident injuries in the Dallas area, our attorneys can help you get the financial compensation you deserve. Below are some of the most common questions people have after being injured in a truck accident. For a free consultation, please call our Dallas office at 214-945-8026 or complete our contact form. Hablamos Español.

What should I do immediately after being injured in a truck accident in Texas?

Ensure your safety and that of others by moving to a safe location if possible. Call 911 to report the accident and request medical assistance if there are any injuries. Exchange information with the other driver(s), such as contact details, insurance information and driver’s license numbers. Take photos of the accident scene, the vehicles involved, and any visible injuries. Finally, contact our truck accident lawyers at Link & Associates so we can start helping you get the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries. We offer a free consultation, and we do not collect an attorney fee unless we win compensation for you.

See our overview of delivery truck accidents in the Dallas area to learn more about those specific types of accidents.

Who can be held liable in a truck accident in Texas?

Liability in a truck accident can be complex as the crash may involve multiple parties, including the truck driver, the trucking company, the owner of the truck, the company leasing the truck, manufacturers of the truck or its parts (in case of mechanical failure), or even cargo loading companies. At Link & Associates, our trucking accident attorneys can review your case to determine all the potentially liable parties and pursue compensation from those parties on your behalf.

How does insurance work in truck accidents in Texas?

In Texas, truck accidents typically involve a complex interaction between personal and commercial insurance policies. Commercial trucks are required by federal and state regulations to carry higher liability insurance coverage due to the potential for significant damage and injury that these vehicles can cause. When an accident occurs, the truck driver’s commercial insurance is usually the primary coverage. However, the situation can become more complex if there are issues like independent contractors, leasing agreements, or multiple liable parties involved. It’s important for truck accident victims to work with legal professionals who understand how to navigate these complexities to ensure that the victims receive adequate compensation.

What are common causes of truck accidents in the Dallas area?

Common causes of truck accidents in the Dallas area include truck driver fatigue, improper loading, mechanical failures, speeding, driving under the influence, and inadequate training or supervision of drivers. Weather conditions and poor road maintenance can also contribute to accidents.

What types of compensation can I seek if I am a victim of a truck accident in Texas?

Truck accident victims may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, property damage and, in some cases, punitive damages. An experienced truck accident lawyer at our firm can help determine all possible avenues for compensation.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a truck accident in Texas?

In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years from the date of the accident. However, it’s important to consult with an attorney at our firm as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected and to avoid any potential issues with the timeliness of your claim.

Are there any specific laws in Texas governing truck drivers and trucking companies?

Yes, Texas follows both federal regulations and state laws that regulate hours of service, licensing, maintenance and other safety standards for commercial vehicles. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforce these regulations. If you were injured in a truck accident, it is important that you have an attorney who is experienced in identifying potential safety violations and holding the responsible parties accountable.

Contact Our Truck Accident Lawyers For A Free Consultation

Understanding the intricacies of these laws and insurance issues can be crucial for anyone involved in a truck accident in Dallas. Seeking the advice of a knowledgeable attorney can help ensure that your rights are protected and that you pursue all available avenues for compensation effectively.

For a free consultation, please call Link & Associates at 214-945-8026 or contact us by email. Our truck accident lawyers represent injury victims throughout the Dallas area. Hablamos Español.