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Big Rig
Accident
Lawyer

If you were involved in an auto accident with a semi-truck, you may be faced with steep medical bills, lost wages, and uncertainty about the future. Big rig accidents can cause life-changing injuries and fatalities. At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our big rig accident lawyers have extensive experience handling complex truck accident claims. Our legal team knows what it takes to build a strong case that will prove negligence and hold all liable parties accountable for the harm you have suffered.

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How Can a Big Rig Accident Attorney Help?

The results of a truck accident can be devastating. These types of collisions often result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities. Fortunately, our team of experienced big rig accident lawyers is familiar with state and federal trucking laws and knows how to build a strong case that will hold all liable parties responsible for your accident-related damages.
 
At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our truck accident lawyers can help by collecting vital evidence that can prove liability and your demand for damages. 

Evidence can include:

Police Reports

Reviewing the official police report for details on the accident, witness statements, and the officer’s assessment of fault.

Truck Driver Statements

Obtaining statements from the truck driver, if possible, to understand their perspective.

Witness Statements

Interviewing eyewitnesses to gather additional perspectives on the accident.

Vehicle Inspections

Examining the truck involved in the accident for maintenance issues, mechanical failures, or defects.

Black Box Data

Retrieving data from the truck’s electronic control module or event data recorder to understand vehicle dynamics leading up to the collision.

Driver Records

Obtaining and reviewing the truck driver’s driving record, including any previous accidents or violations.

Driver Logs

Analyzing the driver’s logbooks to ensure compliance with hours-of-service regulations.

Company Records

Investigating the trucking company’s records, including maintenance logs, training programs, and hiring practices.

Vehicle Maintenance Records

Reviewing maintenance records to identify any negligence in maintaining the truck.

What Expert Does a Truck Crash Lawyer Work With?

We will consult with the following types of experts to prove liability and value your claim.

Experts we work with include:

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Can An Attorney Negotiate
With the Insurance Company?

We will use the evidence gathered to build a strong case and negotiate a fair settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance provider. Insurance companies often make lowball settlement offers hoping an accident victim will accept the offer and go away. Our legal team will take over all communication with the insurance company and we will not back down until you have obtained the fair settlement you deserve.

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What our customers are saying about us.

Jose A

Sarah was amazing! I never had to step foot in an office, calls were few, but very precise, informative and momentous in the process. The entire Dominguez team was outstanding, and made my injury claim so stress free. Words cannot describe how grateful I am for them.

Sandra G

"Estoy muy agradecida por un servicio super profesional y de excelencia, es un equipo de trabajo muy servicial. Quiero reconocer al licenciado Fernando Basilio, por su trabajo de respeto y cortesía ante todo lo relacionado a mi caso. Definitivamente la firma de abogados Ben Dominguez, es "Excelencia y profesionalismo en su trabajo". Gracias!"

Brittany F

"This was my first accident ever and with that it was a 5 car pile up. I was scared and had no idea what to do. I called Ben's office to get me some help when the insurance was trying to say they didn't know who was at fault and I had to pay out of pocket."

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"I am very pleased with Ben Dominguez Law Firm for how they handled my case. I would recommend this Law Firm to anyone that is in need of a Law Firm. Everything was handled in a timely normal manner and I was pleased with the outcome."

What Are Common Types of
Truck Collisions?

Common types of truck accidents include:

01

Jackknife Accidents

Jackknife accidents occur when the trailer of a truck swings outward, forming a “V” shape with the cab.

02

Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents involve a truck tipping over onto its side or roof

03

Underride Accidents

Underride accidents occur when a smaller vehicle slides underneath the rear or side of a truck.

04

Override Accidents

Override accidents occur when a truck runs over a smaller vehicle, often due to braking issues, speeding, or failure to maintain a safe following distance.

05

Blind Spot Accidents

Blind spot accidents result from a truck driver being unaware of a vehicle in their blind spot.

06

Wide-Turn Accidents

Wide turn accidents occur when a truck driver makes a wide turn, and the rear of the trailer swings into adjacent lanes, colliding with other vehicles.

07

Tire Blowouts

Tire blowouts may be caused by overloading, underinflation, or poor tire maintenance.

08

Brake Failure Accidents

Brake malfunctions can result in the truck being unable to slow down or stop, leading to collisions.

09

Cargo Spill Accidents

Occurs when improperly secured cargo falls off a truck, posing a hazard to other vehicles on the road.

10

Side-Impact Collisions

This type of accident involves the front of a truck colliding with the side of another vehicle.

11

Head-On Accidents

This type of crash occurs when the front of a truck collides with the front of another vehicle.

12

Runaway Truck Accidents

A runaway crash involves a truck losing control while descending a steep incline, often due to brake failure, and posing a danger to vehicles in its path.

13

Drowsy Driving Accidents

A drowsy driving crash occurs when a trucker operates their vehicle while fatigued, leading to slower reaction times and impaired judgment.

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What Are Common Types of Truck Accident Injuries?

Truck accidents often result in severe injuries due to the size and weight of these massive vehicles. 

Common types of injuries sustained in truck accidents include:

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Truck Accident?

The following parties can potentially be held responsible for truck accidents:

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Truck Accidents: How the
Claims Process Works

The truck accident claims process can be complex and challenging.
Below, you’ll find the steps involved in filing a claim against a negligent truck driver:

Notify Your Insurance Company

Notify your insurance company about the accident as soon as possible. Provide the claims adjuster with a detailed account of what led up to the accident, and provide them with the truck driver’s insurance information and contact information.

Speak to a Truck Accident Attorney

Contact a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney can help protect your rights, value your claim, and negotiate with the insurance company.

Investigation

The insurance companies involved will investigate the accident to determine which party was liable. This process can include reviewing police reports, medical records, employment records, the driver’s HOS logs, and other evidence.

Assess Damages

Your truck accident attorney will assess your damages including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and other economic and non-economic losses.

Send a Demand Letter

If you are filing a claim against the truck driver’s insurance company, your attorney will send a demand letter, which outlines the details of the accident, the damages, and the compensation you’re pursuing. The demand letter starts the negotiation process.

Negotiations

The insurance company may respond with a settlement offer. Your truck accident attorney will negotiate to achieve a fair settlement. This process may involve back-and-forth communication until a settlement is reached.

Filing a Lawsuit

If the insurance company fails to make a reasonable settlement offer your attorney may advise filing a lawsuit. In most cases, once a lawsuit has been filed, the insurance company is more likely to make a reasonable settlement offer.

Contact Us Today!

If you were involved in a big rig accident and you sustained injuries, contact the Ben Dominguez Law Firm today. Our big rig 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. Contact us today to learn more.

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Servicing Clients Throughout The State of Texas

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.