Dallas Jackknife Truck Accident Lawyers
After a jackknife truck accident, it is absolutely crucial that you hire a lawyer who knows the truck industry regulations so thoroughly that s/he can explore every possible violation that may have led to your accident. At The Law Office of WT Johnson, we have handled countless accident injury and wrongful death cases involving trucks and other commercial motor vehicles across the state of Texas. You can call us toll-free at (800) 738-4046.
Accidents involving trucks are usually catastrophic and caused by the negligent actions of truck drivers. Many jackknife truck accidents occur on busy interstates and highways where truck drivers are driving too close, driving too fast for road conditions, or speeding to make a delivery to meet a deadline.
Trucking companies and their insurers usually have damage control personnel on standby, ready to take any action to minimize the potential liability exposure of the company for their negligence conduct. This is why your truck accident lawyer should act quickly to collect any and all relevant evidence before the opposing agents get to them. Our Dallas jackknife truck accident lawyers will begin an investigation immediately.
It is very important in jackknife truck accident claims to know how to identify and obtain solid evidence in quick fashion. We will perform the following in our investigation to ensure your claim has a solid foundation of supporting evidence:
- Examination of the black box that has information about the truck driver's handling of the vehicle in the moments leading up to the accident.
- Review log books and inspection records.
- Get a hold of receipts, bills of loading, orders and other paperwork concerning the load.
- Collect witness statements, photos of the accident scene, and police reports.
- Take measurements of skid marks, vehicle damage and the scene.
- Investigate truck driver activities recorded on GPS systems.
- Acquiring driving histories, drug and alcohol tests.
Several factors contribute to the cause of truck accidents. In some cases, the trucker is at fault; in others, the trucking company is responsible for overworking the driver, disregarding rule violations, or failing to adequately perform vehicle maintenance. The following are typical factors that lead to truck accidents:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Truck driver fatigue
- Overloading the vehicle by the driver or the loading company
- Driver error or recklessness
Truck Accident Lawyers at The Law Office of WT Johnson are experienced in handling cases involving all types of truck accidents and in dealing with the insurance companies in the trucking industry. We place emphasis on early investigation and preservation of vital information that has been recorded before and at the time of the accident. We also examine truck driver qualification and experience, travel logs, corporate policies and procedures, truck inspections and potential defects, and whether the trucking company and driver obeyed all applicable state and federal laws.
We represent individuals injured in a truck accident caused by the negligence of truck drivers and trucking companies. We are here to help you or someone you know, after an injury or death in a jackknife truck accident caused by the negligence of a truck driver or commercial trucking company. We handle cases from highways, interstates, and streets throughout Texas.
If you or person you know has been injured in a truck accident, it is in your best interest to call us at (800) 738-4046. Our experienced Dallas truck accident lawyers will be at your service to handle your case as soon as possible.
If you would like to discuss your claim with a member of our team, don't hesitate to call us at (214) 231-0544. We're ready to help you, and won't rest until you receive the settlement you deserve.