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Dallas Truck Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been injured in an 18-wheeler accident that occurred in Dallas, Forth Worth, Arlington, Tyler, Wichita Falls, or anywhere throughout Northeastern Texas, contact the law offices of Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P. by calling our toll free at 800-773-6770 OR by filling out the Free Case Evaluation Form.
Truck accident lawsuit can be very complex. You need to hire attorneys who are not only knowledgeable regarding federal and Texas state trucking laws, but also have the resources to initiate a thorough investigation of the truck accident. The Dallas truck accident lawyers working with Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P. have the legal knowledge, and the vast resources to enable them to build your tractor-trailer crash injury claim based on the facts. Part of this expertise results from our network of trucking industry experts and accident reconstructionist.
Truck accidents result from any number of causes including:
- DWI / Drug Use
- Aggressive Driving or Improper Lane Change
- Driver Fatigue
- Rear-End, Head-On Crashes and Jackknives
- Dangerous Roads
- Lack of Reflectors and Poor Visibility
- Poor Maintenance, including Tires and Brakes
- Unsecured Loads or Unsecured Cargo
- Truck Break Failure
Catastrophic Truck Accidents When Safety Is Not a Priority
Before getting into their truck cab, a commercial driver is required to perform a pre-trip inspection so that when the driver turns the ignition key. A pre-trip inspection is to detect any problems before the rig gets on the highway. In addition commercial trucks need to have periodic brake checks, including caliper settings whether the truck has hydraulic, pneumatic and / or air brakes. The truck driver must have adequate sleep and rest time in accordance with federal laws, and a trailer load that is properly secured, loaded and manageable. Inter state trucking companies or drivers who do not follow these safety regulations puts every vehicle they share the roads with at risk for serious injury or even death. Unfortunately negligent driving and failure to follow the proper maintenance procedures are often causes of a truck accidents that result in serious injury. These requirements apply to all interstate trucks such as:
- Tanker Trucks - Oil field Trucks- Pipe Haulers- Chemical Trucks and other trucks with trailers carrying hazardous materials
- Slow Moving - Log Trucks, Garbage Trucks, Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks, Gravel Trucks and Construction Zone Trucks entering and exiting a highway construction zone, Wide-Load Convoys, Bulldozers, Farm Equipment and slow moving Paving Equipment
- Freight Liners, UPS, DHL, Fed-Ex, U-Haul, Mayflower and other van lines
- Shuttle Bus, Casino Buses to and from Oklahoma, Vacation Bus, Tour Bus, Greyhound Buses
- Most all other 18-wheeler, Big-Rig, Flatbeds, Tractor/Trailer combinations
Once you become a client, our Dallas truck accident attorneys will build your case with a fact-based approach. Besides a thorough investigation and the use of truck accident specialists, we will compile witness statements, log books, and medical records. Our ultimate goal is for our clients to receive the compensation they deserve either through negotiation, mediation, or if necessary, aggressive litigation.
Contact Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P. if you have been injured in a truck accident while driving on Hwy 75, Hwy 80, Hwy 175, I-35 (East and West), I-635, I-30, I-45, I-20, I-820, I-44, Hwy 87, Hwy 377, Hwy 77, Hwy 183, Hwy 377, Hwy 67, Hwy 59, Hwy 82, Hwy 79, Hwy 96, Hwy 69, Hwy 190, Hwy 84, Hwy 281, Hwy 70, , Hwy 19-24 or Hwy 6, Hwy 63, Hwy 31, Hwy 37 or any other roadway in north east Texas surrounding Fort Worth, Arlington, Tyler, Wichita Falls, or Dallas.