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Dallas Dump Truck Accident Lawyer

Dallas Dump Truck Accident Lawyer

Car Accidents Involving Dump Trucks
If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident involving a dump truck in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas, call 1-800-ATTORNEY today.

When a car, van, pickup truck, or other type of passenger vehicle collides with any type of commercial truck, it can be very dangerous for the occupants inside due to the sheer difference in mass between the two vehicles. It doesn’t matter whether the truck is an 18-wheeler, dump truck or another type of commercial vehicle—the risk of catastrophic injury or wrongful death is increased.

While all accidents can be dangerous under the right circumstances, it is especially true when a 20-ton dump truck is involved. The sheer mass alone is enough to turn the accident into a fatality, especially when the unit is fully loaded. The difference in weight between a dump truck and a passenger vehicle can easily cause catastrophic and even fatal injuries for those in the smaller vehicle.

There are specific regulations that govern all trucks, including dump trucks. Any violations of those rules could place liability for the accident upon the driver and/or the company that employs him or her. A violation of the rules concerning time behind the wheel can be discovered through an investigation of the log books, which will be scrutinized by your attorney during the discovery phase of your case.

Responsibility for a Dump Truck Accident

After a truck accident, your attorney will determine the parties who may be held liable for the accident and ensuing damages and injuries. Some of the parties who may share responsibility for your accident could include the trucking company (under the respondeat superior doctrine), the manufacturer of the truck, the shipper of the cargo, and/or the vehicle maintenance company (just to name a few possibilities).  Because the stakes are so very high in this kind of accident, it’s essential for the victim to hire an experienced Dallas truck accident lawyer who has experience in these type of car accident cases.

Dump trucks can cause a substantial amount of damage when they hit another vehicle, person, or building. Their difficulty with maneuverability is the reason it is necessary for a truck driver to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) before operating a commercial vehicle.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a dump truck in Dallas-Fort Worth (or anywhere else), call 1-800-ATTORNEY and request a free over-the-phone consultation. If we can help you with your situation, we’ll explain the options available to you moving forward.

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