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Injured in a Semi-Truck Accident? We Can Help.

Trucking accident attorneys are a crucial element for those severely injured in a Texas truck accident. Texas roadways are packed with 18-wheelers, large tractor-trailers, rock haulers, buses, and commercial vehicles traveling through rural and urban areas at all times of day and night.  A collision with a large truck or commercial vehicle can cause far greater damage than a typical car accident and can result in wrongful death and catastrophic injuries.  There are strict regulations in place to hold trucking companies and truck drivers accountable and to protect other motorists.  

Unfortunately, violations of these regulations and other factors such as driver fatigue, inattention, improper training, and negligent truck maintenance can lead to devastating injuries.  If you or someone you love has been involved in a trucking accident, it is crucial that you seek legal representation immediately.  A truck accident attorney from Noteboom – The Law Firm has a history of handling large-scale cases involving truck accidents in Hurst and throughout Texas.  Contact Noteboom—The Law Firm today to speak with a highly experienced trucking accident attorney.

What are the Primary Causes of Truck Accidents?

While the cause of your truck accident may be unique, many truck accidents are caused by the following:

  • Driver fatigue may well be one of the primary causes of trucking accidents. While there are rules and regulations in place regarding the number of allowable driving hours, these rules may be ignored. A truck driver only makes money when he or she is on the road, therefore may submit false logbooks in order to drive longer hours. If this occurs, the trucking employer is aware of the situation and sanctions it, whether overtly or more subtly. 
  • Poor maintenance can also be a cause of truck accidents. It is against the law for a truck driver to get behind the wheel without a full inspection of the vehicle, but it happens. Truckers are constantly on tight schedules and those strict time deadlines can cause many things to be done poorly or not at all.
  • Poorly secured cargo or overloaded trucks are responsible for many truck accidents. Poorly secured or unsecured cargo can shift during a turn or a stop, causing the cargo to slide off the truck. An off-balance truck is more susceptible to rollover accidents. Tanker trucks that are half-full can slosh back and forth, upsetting the truck’s center of gravity. If a driver is less experienced, any of these issues become increasingly more dangerous. 
  • Inexperienced truck drivers are the issue in some cases of trucking accident injury. Companies that desperately need truck drivers may overlook proper driving instruction. Trucking companies could also fail to perform a full background check on their driver. These failures can lead to truck accidents and serious injuries. 
  • Distracted driving is a serious issue across our nation, not excluding truck drivers. Talking on a cell phone, eating on the go, changing radio stations or other distractions can lead to a truck accident. In the same vein, careless or reckless truck drivers can cause accidents. Because they are under constant time constraints, some truck drivers do not take normal precautions while on the roadways. 

A Hurst semi-truck accident attorney at Noteboom—The Law Firm, can help determine the reason for your truck accident. Once we determine the cause of your trucking accident, we will help you receive the compensation you need and deserve. 

Who is Liable Following a Hurst Truck Accident?

Determining liability in a car accident can be much simpler than for a truck accident. In a Hurst truck accident, there can be more than one liable party. The truck driver could be liable for the accident if he or she was clearly negligent. The trucking company could be liable if they were aware the driver was untrained, failed to perform a background check, or knew hours were exceeded. 

The loading company could be liable if they failed to properly load or properly secure the cargo. The maintenance company could bear some liability if the truck was not properly maintained. Finally, if a defective truck part caused the accident, then the manufacturer could be held liable. Because determining liability in a trucking accident is more difficult, it is imperative that you have a highly-skilled truck accident attorney from Noteboom—The Law Firm. 

What Damages are Available Following an 18-Wheeler Accident?

When you file a personal injury lawsuit following a truck accident, you may be able to recover the compensation necessary for your medical expenses and certain other expenses. These damages could include:

  • Payment of all medical expenses (past, present, and future) related to the accident;
  • Payment of Lost wages and future lost wages;
  • Compensation for Pain and suffering, and
  • Compensation for Loss of companionship. 

Expenses following a Hurst truck accident could be significant. Due to the sheer size of an 18-wheeler, injuries from a truck accident are usually severe or catastrophic. Do not suffer financial devastation in addition to your physical injuries. Noteboom—The Law Firm wants to help you get the compensation you need and deserve. 

Truck Accident Attorney Representing Those in Hurst and Surrounding Areas

Harm suffered in a trucking accident can include head traumaspinal injuriesparalysis, or wrongful death.  Victims of such accidents often need long-term care and suffer from the inability to earn income.  Any settlement or jury verdict will need to provide enough compensation to ensure past and future medical costs are covered and the victim is adequately compensated for pain and suffering. Commercial trucking companies often employ lawyers experienced in defending truck drivers in these types of accidents.  If you are the victim of a trucking collision, it is important that you have representation that will not back down from the tactics put forth by the defense.

The first step in a trucking accident case is to submit a payment demand to the insurance company once the victim’s damages can be reasonably estimated. If a reasonable settlement cannot be reached, then it will be necessary to file a Petition (which initiates a lawsuit) in the Circuit Court. Discovery, the process by which information is gained from the other side, will begin shortly after the defendant or defendants file their response. Discovery can involve both the gaining of information and the disclosure of experts. Trial, in such a case, will be heard by a jury. This is a complicated process, and the victims of such accidents should retain an attorney who handles serious injury cases.

Why You Need a Hurst Trucking Accident Attorney

Our personal injury attorneys have been representing the victims of trucking accidents in the Hurst area and throughout Texas since 1982.  When we are retained, we will immediately contact the corporation that is responsible and deal with them or their representation directly.  We have the resources needed to aggressively represent you and gather the necessary evidence for your case.  Trucking accidents often involve an immense amount of evidence including driving logs, hiring records, drug test history, information on the company’s training and hiring procedures, and past violations of trucking regulations.  

These matters can require building a case not only against the driver, but also against the company that owns the truck.  The trucking companies can be held liable for things such as negligent hiring, negligent entrustment, and failing to properly supervise and train the driver.  We are ready to assist you.  We handle matters in all Texas counties including Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson, and Wise counties as well as Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Arlington, Keller, Grand Prairie, Dallas, Fort Worth, and all of Texas.

Contact Noteboom—The Law Firm for Experienced, Knowledgeable Assistance Following Your Truck Accident

We understand that collisions involving 18-wheelers and commercial vehicles are likely to result in severe injuries.  Our firm only handles large-scale injury cases, and as a result, we only deal with a select number of cases at a given time.  Cases of this magnitude can require substantial resources in litigation.  We pride ourselves on our ability to represent injured individuals in these types of cases and aggressively fight for fair compensation.  

We see these matters through to completion and regularly take cases to trial.  Chuck Noteboom and Brian Butcher are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and they bring a high level of service to our firm’s team-based approach.  Do not risk your future to a law firm that lacks our level of experience.  Contact a truck accident attorney for a free case evaluation.

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