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Truck
Accident Lawyer

A truck accident can result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities. If you have been involved in an auto accident with a big rig, a truck accident lawyer at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm can help. Our team of experienced truck accident attorneys is dedicated to helping accident victims recover the compensation they deserve after such a devastating accident. Our compassionate, experienced legal team will handle every aspect of your case so you can focus on recovering and moving on with your life.

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How Can a Truck Accident Attorney Help?

Our team of dedicated truck accident lawyers understands how devastating the aftermath of an 18-wheeler accident can be and how important it is to obtain maximum compensation for your medical bills and other losses. 

Not only will we handle all communication with the insurance company, but our legal team can also help by:

Investigating the Accident

Our truck accident lawyers know what types of evidence are needed when building a strong case against the truck driver and their employer.

Work With Experts

We will work with a team of experts to value your claim and establish liability. 
Experts we may consult with include:

And more.

Gather and Analyze Evidence

Our legal team will gather vital evidence, including:

Each piece of evidence we gather helps us reconstruct the accident, establish liability, and prove your demand for damages.

Negotiate With the Insurance Company

We will handle all communication with the insurance company. Once we take your case, the insurance company must go through us first. We will bring you their settlement offers and advise you on whether to make a counteroffer or accept the offer. We know how to negotiate with the insurance company and are familiar with the tactics they try to use to deny a claim or minimize payout. We will not back down until they make a settlement offer that’s fair.

File a Lawsuit

If the insurance company refuses to play ball, we will prepare your case for trial. During this time, our trial-tested attorneys will continue to negotiate with the insurance company. Fortunately, most claims are settled out of court.

What Are Common Truck Accident Injuries?

Commercial truck accidents that involve passenger vehicles often result in life-altering or fatal injuries. At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our attorneys commonly handle big rig accident claims that involve the following types of injuries:

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What Are the Common Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents?

Big rig accidents can occur for various reasons, often resulting in severe damages, given the size and weight of these vehicles. 

Common causes of semi-truck accidents include:

What Are the Top 10 Common
Types of Texas Semi-Truck
Accidents?

Common types of commercial truck accidents include:

01

Rear-End Collisions

Due to their size and weight, trucks require longer stopping distances, making them susceptible to rear-end collisions, often resulting from sudden stops or slow reactions.

02

Jackknife Accidents

A jackknife accident can occur during hard braking or skidding, especially in slippery conditions.

03

Underride Accidents

Underride accidents can result in severe injuries or fatalities for occupants of the smaller vehicle.

04

Override Accidents

Override accidents occur when a truck drives over a smaller vehicle in a collision.

05

Blind Spot Accidents

Trucks have large blind spots, and accidents can occur when a truck driver is unaware of a vehicle in their blind spot.

06

Wide-Turn Accidents

Truck accidents can occur when a truck makes a wide turn, and a smaller vehicle attempts to pass on the right side, leading to collisions.

07

Tire Blowouts

A tire blowout can lead to loss of control, especially at high speeds.

08

Cargo Spill

Overloaded cargo or improperly secured cargo can lead to spills or shifting loads.

09

T-Bone

T-bone collisions occur when the front of a truck collides with the side of another vehicle.

10

Head-On Accidents

Head-on crashes involve the front of a truck colliding with the front of another vehicle.

What Damages Can I Recover
After a Big Rig Accident?

The types of damages you’re entitled to can depend on many factors, such as:

And other variables.

In some cases, the injured party may be entitled to the following types of compensation:

Is it Worth Hiring a Truck
Accident Lawyer?

While some accident claims may be fairly straightforward, accidents involving semi-trucks can be much more complex. With truck accident claims, there may be several liable parties involved, which can also mean multiple insurance policies and insurance companies to deal with. If you suffered life-changing injuries, dealing with the insurance companies and investigating the accident to gather vital evidence that can prove liability can quickly become overwhelming. 

Hiring a truck accident lawyer can help during this time, in a number of ways, especially in cases where the following issues are involved:

You Sustained Severe Injuries

Severe injuries often result in steep medical expenses, ongoing medical treatment, and potential long-term impacts on your life. A truck accident attorney can ensure that you receive fair compensation for past and future medical treatment.

Complex Liability Issues

As mentioned earlier, truck accidents can involve multiple parties, including the truck driver, trucking company, maintenance companies, and others. Determining liability can be challenging. An experienced truck accident attorney can investigate the accident and identify all liable parties.

Bad Faith Insurance Company Tactics

Insurance companies representing trucking companies often have experienced adjusters working to minimize payouts or looking for ways to deny your claim. Having a truck accident lawyer on your side can help level the playing field and ensure that your rights are protected.

Can I Sue a Trucking
Company for An Accident
Caused By Their Driver?

If you’ve been involved in a truck accident caused by a negligent truck driver, their employer can be held liable for the following reasons.

Lack of Proper Training

If the trucking company failed to provide proper training to its trucker and the lack of training contributed to or caused the accident, the trucking company may be held liable.

Poor Hiring Practices

If the trucking company hired a truck driver with a history of safety violations, substance abuse issues, or other disqualifying factors, and these factors contributed to or caused the accident, the trucking company may be held liable.

Failure to Screen or Monitor Truck Drivers

Trucking companies are expected to conduct regular screenings and monitoring of their truck drivers. If the trucking company failed to perform drug and alcohol screenings, medical exams, or background checks, and this contributed to or caused the collision, they may be held responsible.

Failure to Maintain Trucks and Trailers

Trucking companies are responsible for properly maintaining their trucks and trailers. If the collision resulted from a lack of maintenance, the trucking company may be liable.

Hours-of-Service Violations

If the trucker exceeded the legally allowed hours of service, resulting in fatigue and contributing to the collision, the trucking company may be held responsible for encouraging these violations.

Federal Regulations Violations

Trucking companies must comply with the federal regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Violations of these regulations can contribute to liability.

Contact Us Today!

If you were involved in an accident with a semi-truck, contact the Ben Dominguez Law Firm today. Our truck accident lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you’re owed for all of your accident-related costs

At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our legal team will work tirelessly to help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve for an accident that was not your fault. Contact us today to learn more.

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Our legal team understands how challenging it may be to visit us in person, especially if you suffered injuries in an accident, which is why we offer both in-person and virtual appointments. Our goal is to help accident victims in the great state of Texas, receive the experienced and knowledgeable legal guidance and support they need, conveniently, and as soon as possible following a personal injury accident or incident.