Who is at Fault in a Dallas Truck Accident?
Getting involved in a car wreck or accident is never a situation that one wants to find themselves in but getting involved in an accident with a commercial truck is one of those worst-case scenarios that you never hope to see on the highway. Unfortunately, given the sheer number of commercial trucks on the road and the unavoidable element of human error, these sorts of accidents happen far too often.
These large commercial trucks take the lives of thousands each year and lead to severe injuries in many thousands more. Due to the very nature of commercial trucks and the distinct size advantage they hold over normal vehicles, it is invariably the occupants of the other vehicles that suffer the most in a truck accident. There’s no two ways around it, sharing the road with these mammoth trucks is a dangerous proposition, and a standard passenger vehicle is no match.
Statistics show that more than 70 percent of the injuries and fatalities occur to the occupants of other vehicles, and the injuries tend to be much more severe compared to a standard auto accident. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to establish and prove who was at-fault if the accident victims hope to receive the compensation for their injuries, losses, and damages.
In your average car wreck, fault is generally easy to establish, but that isn’t necessarily the case with truck accidents. Due to the nature of the industry, there are many places where fault can occur, including with the truck driver, the trucking company, the manufacturer of the truck, a parts manufacturer, the company in charge of loading or shipping the cargo and the companies who performed maintenance on the rig. Some cases may even involve multiple defendants and multiple parties at fault.
One thing is certain, a truck accident will have a team of lawyers and insurance adjusters responding to the scene of the accident in order to investigate immediately and work hard to prove that the accident was not their fault. This is why it is crucial that you hire an experienced truck accident attorney who will be on your side to gather all the facts of the accident and determine who was truly at fault. Trucking companies are major businesses that have to protect the bottom line and can be sure that they do not have your best interests in mind. Your own lawyer will be able to gather witnesses, hire accident reconstructionist experts, and obtain other evidence that shows who was at fault and who should be responsible for paying for damages and injuries caused in a truck accident.
Truck accidents happen all too often across America’s highways and Texas is the scene of many of these accidents due to the amount of shipping, industry, and the sheer size of the state as commerce makes its way to, from, and across Texas.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, then it is crucial that you contact the experienced truck accident lawyers of Fears Nachawati. Our team will help gather all the evidence, track down all the parties responsible, and build a strong case to help you receive the compensation you will need following a devastating trucking accident. Don’t wait, because you can be sure that the trucking company’s legal team has already gotten started.
Contact us today at (866) 705-7584 for your free, no-obligation legal consultation or visit the offices of Fears Nachawati located throughout the great state of Texas, including in Houston, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, and San Antonio.