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Dallas Truck Accident Attorney

Truck accident cases are complex, which is why it's essential to hire a qualified Dallas truck accident attorney if you've been involved in a collision with an 18-wheeler. This article will help you understand personal injury cases involving commercial trucks.

We usually start our "how the law works" articles with some semblance of a thought-provoking intro designed to challenge the way you think about the law by providing a new perspective. For this article, there is a lot to cover and a lot that you need to be forewarned about, so we're instead going to err on the side of being frank.

In that vein, here's what you need to know:

  • Truck accident cases don't work the way you probably think they do
  • Most so-called truck accident lawyers in Dallas that advertise for these kinds of cases have no clue how to handle them correctly
  • The difference between a valuable case and a worthless case are the decisions you make in the early stages of your case.

As such, in this article, we're going to explain truck accident law in less of an academic fashion and more like the warning sticker on the side of your lawnmower. Just the same way that the company who made your lawn mower doesn't want you to lose a finger, we don't want you to do irreparable damage to your case.

Despite the fact that this article is very much so a cautionary tale, we will still explain everything you need to know about truck accident law in plain English, from start to finish, including information about:

  • When you can and can't sue trucking companies
  • What type of compensation you can receive
  • Legal strategy (what makes your case a winner or loser)
  • The laws that govern truck accident cases
  • A walk-through of the lawsuit process
  • Hypothetical accident scenarios and what the law has to say about each
  • Fatal accidents - how they are different from injury cases
  • What happens when the truck driver is injured

Additionally, it should be noted that we'll use the phrase "truck accident" numerous times herein, so, first things first, understand that the info on this page applies to:

  • semi-trucks
  • 18-wheelers
  • flatbed trucks
  • dump trucks
  • any other heavyweight commercial vehicles

If it's big enough (or heavy enough) that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration takes notice, it's included in this article, and it's important to note that the law treats it (and the accidents it causes) differently than regular cars.