The Kipness Law Firm, P.C - Dallas Truck Accident Lawyer

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According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are over 500,000 truck accidents each year from 18 wheelers, semi trucks & tractor trailers. The number of deaths due to truck accidents is around 5,000 each year.  Truck accidents cause 12% of all traffic deaths and 98% of the time, the person killed is in the passenger vehicle, not the truck.  In 2003 in Texas, there were 5040 traffic accidents involving trucks and 438 had fatalities.  Accidents can involve automobiles, passenger cars, bicycles, and pedestrians.

Truck accidents can involve normal head-on or side swipe collisions or when a car slides under the truck (an underride accident) or when a truck runs over the vehicle in front (an override accident).  

Truck accidents can include accidents with the following types of trucks: delivery trucks (UPS or Fed Ex), dump trucks, cement trucks, garbage trucks, 18 wheelers, big rigs, cargo vans, delivery vans, tractor-trailers, semi trucks, and buses (school, public transportation (DART), or vacation).

A truck accident can occur because of the following reasons:

A truck accident can include accidents with eighteen wheelers aka: 18 wheelers, semi trucks & tractor trailers, as well as, tanker trucks, and delivery trucks.  Entities that may be responsible for a truck accident are: truck driver, truck driver’s employer, truck inspectors, truck mechanics, truck driver supervisors, owner of tractor or trailer.

To get most value from your truck accident claim, we recommend you the do the following:

Hiring a Dallas, Texas truck accident attorney quickly after your could be beneficial to your case.  One, hiring a truck accident attorney will relieve your stress in addressing your injuries and dealing with insurance companies.  Two, the truck accident attorney will examine your case and gather necessary evidence, such as witnesses and photographs.  Three, the truck accident attorney can protect your best interest by advising you and communicating with the insurance companies on your behalf.  Four, a truck accident attorney will get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Truck accidents are different than other vehicle accidents because:

If you are injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the following: medical bills, future medical care, lost wages, future loss of earning capacity, pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, and impairment.

The truck accident attorneys at the Kipness Law Firm represent individuals and families that have sustained the following types of personal injuries in a truck accident.

If a loved one or relative dies because of a truck accident compensation may be given for: funeral expenses, medical expenses, future medical care, lost wages, future loss of earning capacity, pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, impairment, loss of emotional support and companionship provided by spouse or parent; and loss of household duties provided by spouse or parent.

Our firm is based in Dallas, Texas and handles truck accident cases throughout the State of Texas.  If you have personal injuries or lost a family member due to wrongful death in an 18 wheelers, semi trucks & tractor trailers accident, please call Dallas Truck Accident Attorneys and Lawyers at The Kipness Law Firm. Call 214-800-3454.

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