Secure Compensation with the Help of a Truck Accident Attorney

Because of their size, weight, and nature, trucks are notoriously dangerous when they are involved in motor vehicle accidents. When you or a loved one is involved in a collision with a truck, the injuries could be catastrophic or even deadly. Hiring a truck accident lawyer like Rocky Walton could help you and your family determine what caused the accident and who is responsible for paying damages. Our legal team can help you recover compensation for medical expenses, as well as your emotional pain and suffering. To discuss your case with Rocky during a free consultation at his Arlington, TX, office, call the Law Firm of Roger 'Rocky' Walton, P.C. at (817) 429-4299 or reach out to us online.

a large truck driving on the highway
Truck accidents can have devastating, often fatal, consequences.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that the top factors contributing to truck accidents included

Factor

Percent of Total Crashes
Brake issues 29 percent
Speeding 23 percent
Drug Use 17 percent
Driver Fatigue 13 percent
Work Pressure 10 percent
Illegal Maneuver 9 Percent
Distracted Driving 9 percent
Driving Under Influence 1 percent

Because truck drivers are only compensated for the time they are on the road, many drivers skip important mandatory breaks and drive while extremely exhausted. Studies have shown that driving while tired is just as dangerous as driving under the influence. Additionally, defective design or manufacturing could be to blame for the accident.  

Truck Accident Statistics in the State of Texas 

Over the past 10 years, Texas has continuously ranked highest in the nation for fatal crashes and fatalities involving large trucks

Texas Average California Average Florida Average Georgia Average
Number of Multiple Vehicle Fatalities in Crashes Involving Large Trucks 334 214 175 132
Fatal Crashes Involving Large Trucks 415 277 219 161
Large Trucks Involved in Fatal Crashes 454 301 237 175
Multiple Vehicle Fatal Crashes Involving Large Trucks 334 214 175 132

The majority, or 64 percent, of fatal car crashes involved two or more vehicles. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute, there were over 3,400 fatal crashes in Texas and over 3,700 fatalities in 2016. Of these fatalities, 47 were occupants of large trucks. 

How a Lawyer Can Help

A lawyer works with experts to reconstruct what occurred during your accident. Determining the cause will often point to the party responsible. In truck accident cases, the liability could fall on several parties including the:

  • Driver
  • Company that owns the truck
  • Company that loaded the truck 
  • Manufacturer of the truck parts
  • Company that leased the truck

A lawyer can help determine liability by compiling evidence and establishing causation. The liable party will be responsible for paying damages. Often, truck accidents can result in devastating catastrophic injuries that affect you and your family for a lifetime. Rocky and his team can determine the full extent of your injuries and help you recover compensation for: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of wages 
  • Future physical therapy or rehabilitation 
  • Medications
  • Intangible damages, such as pain and suffering 
  • Loss of consortium and funeral expenses in the case of a wrongful death

Rocky and his team prioritize your recovery above all else. Our firm performs services on a contingency-fee basis, which means you do not have to worry about paying for legal services until and unless we recover compensation. We also provide letters of protection for our clients. These help you get treatment at a lower cost once your case is settled or if it settles for less than expected. 

You Need a Specialist on Your Side 

Rocky is a certified specialist in personal injury law and has been representing victims of personal injury and wrongful death since 1987. He has helped many clients achieve favorable outcomes and knows where to look for answers in a truck accident case to help your family recover the compensation you deserve. To discuss your case during your complimentary reviews, contact us online or call us at (817) 429-4299. 

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