The negligence or recklessness of a trucking company or one of its drivers can destroy lives. In one year alone, almost 4,700 fatal traffic accidents in the U.S. involved large trucks, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. At the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C., our Frisco personal injury attorneys are passionate about bringing negligent trucking companies to justice. We may be able to help you and your family recover compensation after a disastrous truck accident. Please call (214) 200-4878 today for a free legal consultation in Frisco, Texas.
An accident with a commercial truck may have unique factors compared to a typical car accident case. Instead of the truck driver accepting fault, the case may point to the vicarious liability of the trucking company. Companies are responsible for their employees, truck drivers and trucks. It can be more difficult to win a claim against a trucking company than an individual. You might need help from an attorney.
Truck wrecks are also unique because of federal regulations truck companies and drivers must obey in addition to general traffic laws. Trucking companies and their workers must obey hundreds of federal laws to maintain the reasonable safety of their operations. They have hours-of-service restrictions, cargo-loading requirements and demanding safety responsibilities. Violating any of these laws could contribute to a truck accident and make the company liable for damages.
The unique nature of a truck accident claim makes it important to hire a lawyer to take over negotiations for you. A truck accident lawyer will know how to hold a company accountable for your damages, including a totaled vehicle or catastrophic injuries. A lawyer can also prevent a trucking company’s insurance provider from taking advantage of you during a legal dispute. The Frisco truck accident attorney you hire can handle the difficult aspects of your case for you while you recuperate.
Many different examples of negligence or breaches of duty could lead to deadly truck accidents in Frisco. You or your lawyer will not be able to demand fair compensation from someone until you identify the at-fault party. Texas’ fault-based insurance laws make it mandatory to determine fault before filing a claim. Identifying the defendant takes investigating the truck wreck for signs of negligence or causation.
If the truck driver caused the wreck, the company could be vicariously responsible. If the manufacturer of a truck part is to blame, the manufacturing company may be liable instead. Other potentially liable parties include third-party drivers, property owners and the government for an unsafe roadway. Our attorneys can investigate your crash for signs of fault.
Surviving a truck wreck could leave you with serious to catastrophic injuries, including broken bones, internal organ damage or permanent disabilities. A truck accident may have also cost you the life of a loved one. After any truck wreck in Frisco, contact the attorneys at the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. to discuss your options. Someone may owe you financial compensation. Call (214) 200-4878 or describe your case in an online message to us for a free consultation.