Commercial Trucking Accident Liability

University Park Truck Wreck Attorney for Truck Driver and Trucking Company Liability

Commercial vehicles such as 18-wheelers and other large trucks present a significant risk to drivers and passengers in other vehicles and anyone else who uses the roads. Truck accidents can be devastating, causing multiple types of catastrophic injuries or even leading to the wrongful death of one or more people. Victims of truck wrecks may be able to take legal action to recover compensation for injuries and other damages caused by negligence. However, there are a variety of issues that may affect liability in these cases, and victims can make sure their rights and interests are protected by working with a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer.

The team at Clark Law Group works to ensure that people who are injured in commercial truck accidents will be able to receive compensation that fully addresses their damages. We will gather the necessary evidence to establish liability for a truck wreck, and we will provide representation in legal proceedings to ensure that truck drivers, trucking companies, and any other liable parties are held responsible for the damages that were inflicted. By aggressively advocating for the rights of injury victims, we will fight to make sure they receive the compensation they need and deserve.

Dallas Commercial Trucking Accident Liability Lawyers

Laws Affecting Truck Accident Liability in Texas

In most of the United States, the principle of “vicarious liability” applies in situations where accidents or injuries are caused by an employee while they are working for their employer. When an employee acts negligently, their employer may be held liable for injuries or damages that occurred as a result of this negligence. This means that in many truck accident cases, trucking companies may be held liable when the truck drivers who work for them act negligently and cause truck accidents.

However, some recent changes to the laws in Texas may affect victims’ ability to take legal action against trucking companies. The Texas state legislature passed a law in 2021 that made the process of pursuing lawsuits more complicated in cases involving truck accidents. This law created a two-part process for lawsuits involving commercial motor vehicles, separating a truck driver’s liability for these accidents from a trucking company’s liability. The first part of these lawsuits will address whether a truck driver acted negligently and is responsible for victims’ compensatory damages, such as medical expenses or lost income. The second part of a lawsuit may address liability by a trucking company and determine whether exemplary or punitive damages should be awarded as punishment for the company’s negligence.

With these changes in the law, it may be more difficult to hold a trucking company liable for an accident. This illustrates the importance of working with an attorney who understands the laws and the options that are available to injury victims. By gathering relevant evidence and making the correct arguments, a lawyer may be able to make sure a trucking company will be held responsible for negligent hiring policies, failure to provide the proper training for drivers, and failure to ensure that drivers were following the applicable laws and regulations. An attorney can also identify other parties that may be held liable, such as manufacturers of defective equipment, service providers that did not adequately maintain a vehicle, or logistics companies that did not ensure that cargo was properly loaded or secured on a truck.

Contact Our Dallas Commercial Truck Accident Liability Attorney

If you have been injured in a truck wreck that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries and damages. Our firm can provide you with representation in these cases, helping you make insurance claims or pursue a lawsuit that will allow you to receive monetary compensation to address all of the ways your injuries have affected your life and your family. Contact our office at 469-906-2266 and set up a consultation to learn how we can help. We provide legal help and representation to truck crash victims in Farmers Branch, Dallas County, Grand Prairie, University Park, Carrollton, Plano, Irving, Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Denton County, Garland, Highland Park, Valley Ranch, Fort Worth, Mesquite, Lake Highland, Lakewood, McKinney, Collin County, Dallas, North Dallas, and Coppell.

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