The most recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration data on large truck and bus crashes indicates that there were 621 trucks involved in fatal crashes in Texas in 2017. Of these truck accidents, 556 fatalities resulted.
These numbers demonstrate that a large truck accident doesn't happen once in a while. Every day, there are multiple 18-wheeler accidents in Texas.
Dallas and Hidalgo county have several hazardous locations where truck accidents are known to occur. In Dallas, I-2 and N. Bicentennial Blvd near La Plaza shopping center and the airport, as well as south of 10th Street and Business 83 (I-2), are some of the most complicated spots for truck traffic. In addition, the stretch of I-2 through Dallas from Taylor Road to Sugar Road, plus US Highway 83 (the main east-west thoroughfare), are historically problematic for vehicle congestion.
State Highway 107 East through Dallas toward downtown Edinburg is a busy roadway known for multiple accidents. In addition, accidents frequently occur at the I-2 and I-69C interchanges, and on Business Route at US 281 (N. Cage Blvd) and I-69C / US 281.
Dallas motorists may think of truck accidents as involving large commercial trucks, such as semi-trucks and tractors. But they can also involve delivery trucks, dump trucks, oil and gas trucks, refrigerated trucks, box trucks and semi-trailer trucks. Numerous drivers are injured every week in these types of accidents in Dallas.
These are the most common truck accidents on streets and highways:
Fault in a Dallas commercial truck accident involves our attorneys examining the accident report by the police or highway patrol, witness statements and the insurance company's statements. Remember that the insurance company's decision is not final or binding. Our experienced Dallas truck accident lawyers will make sure that your interests are protected, so that you can get the maximum compensation possible.
One type of damages that an injured person may recover in a truck accident case is economic damages. This includes "out-of-pocket expenses" incurred by the victim as a result of the truck accident.
Non-economic damages may also be awarded to compensate an accident victim for their injuries. In addition, exemplary (or "punitive") damages may be awarded if the injuries were caused by malice, omission or gross negligence by the other truck driver or parties. That said, punitive damages aren’t commonly awarded.
Our Dallas truck accident lawyers understand that every large truck accident in our city is unique. There are several factors involved in any accident settlement process. As a result, there is no exact formula for your Dallas accident lawyer to negotiate a settlement for you.
Mario Davila Law Firm knows how to navigate a party's motivation to settle and negotiate the compensation amount after an 18-wheeler accident. This will depend on many factors in the case, including: the severity of the injuries, the medical expenses, the loss of past and future wages, the limits of insurance coverage, and the type of available evidence in the truck accident.
Another important factor in reaching a settlement is whether the victim is also responsible for the incident. Texas negligence law utilizes "modified comparative negligence," which states that an accident victim's damages are barred or reduced based on their percentage of fault.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a truck accident, contact Mario Davila Law Firm and speak with one of our experienced truck accident attorneys. Our seasoned Dallas truck accident lawyer Mario Davila will help you recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
Our truck accident lawyers also serve residents in the surrounding areas, including Pharr, San Juan, Mission, Alamo, Hidalgo, Edinburg, Donna, Weslaco, Mercedes, Harlingen, Raymondville, San Benito, Harlingen and Brownsville.