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Truck Accident Lawyers in McKinney
Joe knows how and where to get the facts necessary to support a truck accident claim. Logbooks and all data from a truck’s “black box” will provide a much more complete picture of the negligence that caused you or your loved one’s serious injuries. Very specific federal regulations govern our trucking industry. Truck drivers must take the specified breaks and only drive for a certain amount of time. The loads they haul must be within the guidelines to avoid a dangerous situation on the road. But rules are only effective when the trucker and his company follows them. When a truck driver doesn’t take his mandated break or is carrying a load too big for the rig he drives, accidents can happen.
Joe and his team will bring experience coupled with the knowledge of the applicable trucking law. A large percentage of Joe’s practice is involved with auto and traffic accidents in our state. Joe’s team is dedicated to protecting your rights and holding the responsible parties accountable for the harm you or a loved one have suffered.
How to Determine Fault in a Trucking Accident
Discovering who is at fault in a trucking accident can be a challenge. When we take on your case, we help investigate the situation to determine fault and see your case through to the end.
Causes of Truck Accidents
The most common causes of truck accidents include negligence, brake failure, drunk driving and obstructions in the road. After any such accident, call our truck accident attorney for assistance with your case.
Types of Truck Accidents
- Truck Rollovers
- Rear-end accidents
- Lost load accidents
- Blind spot accidents
Commercial Trucking Accidents
In a commercial trucking accident, it’s often the company that is liable for the damages. Most trucking companies don’t want to pay, of course. You’ll need to hire an experienced truck accident attorney to ensure a positive outcome.
Damages in a Truck Accident Claim
The most common damages in a truck accident claim include pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical disfigurement, loss of work hours, property damage, medical bills and more.
Truck Accident Statistics
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2014, 3,978 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes across the United States. More than half of these truck accidents occurred on rural roads, with just 21% occurring in urban areas. This is likely due to the fact that rural roads are more likely to be one lane, part of a longer haul, and drivers are more apt to fall asleep at the wheel. What we can take away from these statistics is that you should always be vigilant when driving on rural roads and never try to pass an 18-wheeler unless it is absolutely safe to do so. While truck drivers can sometimes be negligent, they are limited in their ability to stop suddenly due to the sheer weight of the truck and the load they are carrying. It is crucial that smaller vehicles respect their space and take caution.
How Do I Start the Truck Accident Insurance Claim Process?
One of the most common questions we get at our law firm is how to begin your claim after a truck accident. The first step is to call our office and talk to Attorney Joe Lucé. Once you have your initial consultation, we can better assess the best method in approaching your case. Just like every client, each case has different facts, circumstances, and injuries. As your attorney, we always want to make sure we are acting in your best interest. We will handle all the negotiation and communication with the insurance company so you can focus on your healing. If you are wondering how you start the truck accident insurance claim process, contact our office.
To avoid jeopardizing any claim, it is strongly advised that you speak to an attorney first. Any statements you make at this time could be used to deny compensation.
Compensation can often be inadequate for the suffering you have experienced. Our attorneys can look at an insurer’s offer and advise if it is fair.
Because the circumstances of each accident will vary, our attorneys will carefully investigate the evidence first. In most cases claims are made against one or more parties, to include the trucking company, driver, truck owner or manufacturer.
Contact the Top Truck Accident Attorney in McKinneyAccident Attorney Dallas
Let our firm help you build a strong case for your Truck & 18 Wheeler Accident case with a free legal consultation. Call (972) 562-9700 or contact us online for help with accidents and injuries in North Texas. Joe Lucé represents clients from Ft. Worth, Sherman, Denison, and throughout Collin County, including McKinney, Plano, Frisco, and Allen.