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18-Wheeler
Accident
Lawyer

If you were involved in an accident with a semi-truck, speak with an 18-wheeler accident lawyer at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm as soon as possible. Our truck accident lawyers have extensive experience handling complex truck accident claims and know how to build a strong case that will hold the truck driver and other liable parties accountable for the harm you have suffered.

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How Can An 18 Wheeler Accident Attorney Help?

At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our 18-wheeler accident lawyers can help you build a strong case that will hold the negligent trucker financially responsible for your accident-related damages. 

Our legal team can also help by:

Who Can Be Held Liable in a
Semi-Truck Accident?

Truck accident claims can be very complex due to the often life-changing injuries, extensive damages, and the multiple parties involved. An 18-wheeler accident lawyer at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm will investigate the collision to identify all liable parties. 

The parties that can be held liable may include:

The truck driver

Failing to follow traffic laws, violating their hours of service regulations, or driving under the influence, are common causes of truck accidents.

The company responsible for loading and securing the cargo

If the company responsible for loading and securing the cargo did not do so properly, they can also be held liable for damages if unsecured cargo caused or contributed to the collision.

Gather Evidence

Collect information at the accident scene. Take photos of the crash site, any damage to your vehicle, and any identifying features of the other vehicle. If there were any witnesses, obtain their contact information.

The person or entity responsible for maintaining the truck and trailer

If the person or entity responsible for maintaining the truck and trailer fails to do so, they can be held liable for damages.

The trucking company

If the trucking company pressured the driver to violate their hours of service regulations to deliver a load on time, did not properly train their driver, or failed to ensure the truck was road-ready, they can also be held liable for accident-related costs.

The truck manufacturer or truck parts manufacturer

If a defective truck part caused or contributed to the accident, the truck manufacturer or truck parts manufacturer can also be held financially responsible for your accident-related damages.

What Are Common Causes of
Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. These types of accidents often have devastating consequences due to the sheer weight and size of the big rig.

Common causes of 18-wheeler accidents include:

01

Driver Fatigue

Truck drivers are often under a lot of pressure to deliver their loads on time or early. This can cause them to violate their hours of service rule, driving for extended periods without taking a break. When this happens, a trucker may fall asleep at the wheel, resulting in a collision.

02

Distracted Driving

Truckers often spend several hours a day driving. During this time, a trucker may take their eyes off the road to text, talk on the phone, adjust the radio, or use a GPS device. Distracted driving remains the leading cause of auto accidents all over the country.

03

Speeding

Many truck drivers will speed to deliver their loads on time. When carrying a heavy load, a truck will require longer stopping distances. Speeding will reduce the driver’s ability to react to unexpected events or changing road conditions.

04

Impaired Driving

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can affect the trucker’s judgment and reaction time.

05

Inadequate Training

A lack of proper training can contribute to auto accidents. A shortage of truck drivers can cause a trucking company to send out a driver who has not been properly trained. Truck drivers who are not trained to handle heavy traffic, poor road conditions, or inclement weather, can cause deadly accidents with passenger vehicles.

06

Poor Truck Maintenance

Mechanical failure or poorly maintained trucks can lead to accidents. Regular maintenance is essential to preventing mechanical issues.

07

Overloaded or Improperly Loaded Trucks

Improperly loaded cargo or overloaded trucks can affect the truck’s stability and handling, increasing the risk of accidents.

08

Weather Conditions

Inclement weather conditions, such as rain, snow, ice, or fog, can contribute to truck accidents.

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What Are the Most Common Types of Big Rig Accidents in Texas?

Some of the most common types of commercial truck accidents in Texas include:

What Types of Damages Can I Recover After a Texas Truck Accident?

An accident with a commercial truck often results in significant damages. In many cases, accident victims can pursue compensation for:

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What to Do After a Truck
Accident

If you’ve been involved in a collision with a semi truck accident, you must follow certain steps after the accident to protect your health and your legal rights.

01

Contact 911 or the Police

Call 911 to report the accident and request emergency medical assistance if you or anyone else was injured. Law enforcement will also be dispatched to the scene.

02

Do Not Admit Fault Or Apologize

Do not apologize for the accident and avoid making other statements that could be considered admitting fault. State only the facts when speaking with the other parties involved and law enforcement.

03

Exchange Information With the Trucker

Exchange information with the trucker and any other parties involved in the crash. Obtain their names, contact details, insurance information, and the trucking company information.

04

Gather Evidence

Take photos of the accident scene, including the positions of each vehicle, any vehicle damage, road conditions, any skid marks, and any injuries.

05

Seek Medical Attention

Even if your injuries seem minor, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some injuries may not be immediately obvious, and a medical evaluation is crucial

06

Do Not Speak with the Insurance Company Alone

Avoid providing a statement to the trucking company’s insurance provider without speaking to a truck accident attorney. Insurance companies will try to deny your claim or minimize payout, and your statement could be used against you.

07

Contact Your Insurance Company to Report the Collision

Notify your insurance company about the accident as soon as possible. Provide a detailed account of the collision.

08

Speak to a Truck Accident Attorney

Speak with a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights and options. An attorney can protect your rights and negotiate with the insurance company to fight for the fair settlement you deserve.

09

Follow Medical Advice

Make it to every doctor’s appointment and follow your physician’s treatment instructions. Keep all medical records, medical bills, and document all medical expenses.

Contact Us Today!

If you were injured in an accident with a big rig, contact the Ben Dominguez Law Firm today. Our 18-wheeler accident lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you’re owed from the negligent truck driver’s insurance company and hold them accountable for your accident-related losses.

At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our legal team will work tirelessly to help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more.

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