Marshall Truck Accident Lawyers
Seeing All Sides of Your Truck Accident Case
Truck accident cases can become surprisingly complex. Factoring in liable parties, damages, acts of negligence, evidence of wrongdoing, and so forth is an entire project. For some law firms, a lack of resources and experience makes a truck accident case too much to handle.
If you want to be confident that your truck accident claim or lawsuit will be respected and given the attention it needs to succeed, then you want to work with Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers in Marshall, Texas. We are a highly rated and awarded team of truck accident attorneys with one goal: your successful recovery. Whether your case can settle for hundreds of thousands of dollars or needs to litigate for millions of dollars, we are the law firm to choose.
Leading Causes of Truck Accidents
We have the experience and insight required to handle virtually any truck accident case. No matter what the liable party did to cause the crash, we know how to approach the situation, gather evidence, and build a strong argument on your behalf.
You can depend on us for help after a truck accident that involved:
- Speeding: Many commercial trucks must comply with lower highway speed limits than other drivers. To try to complete a delivery in less time, though, some truck drivers will break the speed limit and increase the risk of a serious accident.
- Exhaustion: Truck drivers can work for up to 14 hours a day, not even including the time it takes to get to and from the depot. Exhaustion can set in before the halfway point of a shift. When exhausted, a truck driver will suffer from slow reaction times, poor vehicle control, inaccurate judgments of distance and speed, and other safety issues.
- Impairment: It is known that some truck drivers will attempt to fight off exhaustion with off-the-shelf stimulants like daytime medicine and with illegal narcotics. Although the drugs can keep the truck driver awake, they also cause impairment like the inability to focus.
- Faulty equipment: Big rigs have many moving parts. If one of them fails while the truck is in motion, then it could result in a violent truck accident. For example, if the brakes fail on a semi-truck, then a rear-end collision with multiple vehicles could be unpreventable.
- Cargo issues: Poorly secured cargo on a tractor-trailer can create huge hazards for other drivers. If a piece of cargo falls off or out of a trailer, then vehicles behind the truck can be struck and cause a pileup.
Get Information After a Truck Accident
When you are in a truck accident, you need to collect useful information as you would after a car accident. You will need additional information unique to a truck accident, too.
After a truck accident, don’t forget to also collect or record:
- Commercial driver’s license number
- Truck and/or route identification number
- Trailer identification number
- Parent trucking company or employer
This additional information can help our attorneys during our investigation into the crash. For example, the trailer identification number could be useful if we suspect that a cargo-related issue contributed to the accident.
Liable Parties for Truck Accidents
When filing a truck accident claim, it is important to name the right defendants, who are the parties that should be liable for your damages and losses. Unlike many other motor vehicle accident claims, though, truck accident claims often have more than one defendant. Multiple defendants are common because it often takes more than one party to responsibly operate a large commercial truck. When something goes wrong, it is likely the mistake of every involved party, not just the truck driver.
Liable parties for truck accidents can include:
- Truck driver who caused the accident.
- Company that employed the truck driver.
- Company that loaded the trailer.
- Company that made the truck or its parts.
For example, imagine that a trucking company hired a truck driver with an expired commercial driver’s license. While still unlicensed, the truck driver causes a crash. The trucking company could be partially or mostly liable for what happened due to its egregiously negligent hiring practices.
Fighting for Full Compensation
You could feel trapped under the weight of medical bills and other costs caused by your truck accident. Let our Marshall truck accident lawyers help you fight for deserved compensation that can get those bills back under control. With us leading the way, you can fight for damages that help pay for medical costs and lost wages, as well as for your physical pain and emotional trauma. Let us see what we can do for your case today.
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