Truck Collisions and Fatalities Increasing

Truck Collisions and Fatalities Increasing

Contact the Law Office of Doug Goyen at (972) 599 4100 to speak with a Dallas Truck Accident Lawyer. 

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With NAFTA, our roadways in Texas have seen a huge increase in the number of 18 wheelers and other commercial truck traffic clogging our highways. Some truck drivers are very safe and rarely have any traffic mishaps. Unfortunately, others are not. When 18 wheelers collide into passenger automobiles, the impact can be devastating.  The number of trucks on our highways have increased, our regulations of truck drivers have decreased, speed limits for trucks have increased, economic demand for more hours on the road for truck drivers has increased, and the number of fatalities caused by truck drivers has doubled in Texas over the past few years.  Traffic Fatalities from Trucks Double

The attorneys in our office represent people who are caused injury in collisions with 18 wheeler, auto accident, on the job injury, personal injury caused by negligent acts, personal injury caused by intentional acts (such as road rage, or assaults). If you or someone you know needs an attorney, call the Law Office of Doug Goyen at (972) 599 4100. Our lawyers can help you navigate through the maze that the insurance company will throw up in your path to recovery.

Truck Accident information regarding drivers of commercial vehicles (18 wheelers, etc):

People who drive for a living (18 Wheelers, cab drivers, bus drivers), must rely on having a clean driving record in order to maintain their license, and for their company to be able to afford having them on their auto-insurance plan. If they have too many accidents, they lose their job. This is important to know, because it is one of the main motivating factors in commercial drivers lying about how an accident happened. They don't want to be fired. They have bills to pay.

If you are involved in an accident with an 18-Wheeler or other commercial vehicle, the company they work for will usually send investigators to the scene to photograph and take notes about how the accident happened. They are not on your side, they are on the company's side. Their goal is to avoid being responsible, and they will take notes, pictures, and investigate in order to meet that goal.

You must protect yourself if you are involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle. Get witness information. Take pictures. Insist on the police to make a report. Call an ambulance if anyone is hurt. Do not discuss the accident with the company representatives. Only talk to the police officer, witnesses, and other driver to make sure he is ok. Take notes of any admissions the other driver may make (such as admitting he was at fault or was distracted). Let the police know if you think the other driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

After you leave the scene, and have received medical care for any injuries, contact a lawyer immediately. You will need someone to fight for you.

Call today for a free consultation.

We charge a contingency fee in personal injury cases, which means that you pay nothing up front. The attorney only gets paid a percentage of what he recovers. So if the attorney cannot recover, he does not get paid.

If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you need to speak to a Dallas truck accident lawyer at the Law Office of Doug Goyen at (972) 599 4100 for a free initial phone consultation regarding your case. 

Personal Injury Areas We Help With Are:

Auto Accident and Injury Cases, Personal Injury Cases, 18 Wheeler & Commercial Vehicle Injury Accident Cases, Motorcycle Accident and Injury Cases, Wrongful Death Cases, Pedestrian Injured by Automobile Cases, Slip and Fall & Premises Cases, Workplace & Constructions Injury Cases, Dog Bite Injury Cases, Bicyclers Hit by Automobile Cases .

Types of Coverage in Automobile Injury Cases:

Automobile Liability Insurance, Uninsured Motorist Insurance, Personal Injury Protection (PIP), Medpay Insurance, Property Damage & Collision Coverages for Your Auto

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