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Dallas Truck Accident Lawyer

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At Hilliard Law, we have a national and international reputation for success, recovering upwards of multi-millions for victims through settlements and verdicts. We fight to obtain the maximum monetary compensation you need to help you move forward with recovery.

Truck accidents may be more severe than other types of motor vehicle accidents. Due to a truck’s significant weight and size, catastrophic injuries are more likely and may cause permanent disability. Truck accident claims may also be more complex than other types of accidents as a result of the various parties involved in an accident, such as trucking companies, manufacturers, or negligent drivers.

Working with an experienced Dallas truck accident lawyer can help you navigate the legal complexities of your truck accident claim and recover the maximum compensation you are owed. At Hilliard Law, we are an award-winning legal team familiar with all aspects of truck accident claims.  We will fight for the justice you deserve if you have experienced losses due to someone else’s negligence.

Dallas Truck Laws and Liability

Truck accident laws and regulations differ from typical motor vehicle accidents in many ways. Working with a knowledgeable truck accident lawyer can help you understand which federal laws and state regulations may pertain to your case.

The following laws may determine liability if negligence was the direct cause of your accident:

Federal Laws Governing Truck Accidents:  The Code of Federal Regulations sets the legal standard that companies, carriers, and drivers must meet and may help determine who’s responsible for a trucking accident. The following are basic requirements that truck drivers must follow:

  • A driver may work a maximum of 14 successive hours and may only drive for a maximum of 11 straight hours
  • The driver must be off-duty for ten successive hours before starting a shift
  • Federal law requires truckers to record driving information in logbooks

Other agencies also regulate essential driving requirements such as equipment, truck weight, maintenance, and emissions. If a truck driver or company has violated any set federal truck regulations, they may be held liable for losses incurred in a Dallas truck accident.

Negligent Maintenance or Company Negligence: If a trucking company or driver neglects to routinely maintain the commercial truck and a malfunction or defect causes a severe accident, then they may be held liable for negligence by endangering drivers on the road.

Modified Comparative Negligence in Dallas: Texas abides by a modified comparative negligence system when determining the monetary award for damages in a truck accident. If you are found to be some degree responsible for the truck accident that led to your injuries, your award will be determined by the percentage of fault you are responsible for. For “modified” comparative negligence states, your recovery is limited if your fault exceeds a certain degree, which is 50%.

Compensation You May Recover in a Dallas Car Accident Claim

In a truck accident claim, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages depending on the severity of the accident and the injuries you sustained. At Hilliard Law, we fight for the maximum, fair compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered. We will build a strong, detailed case on your behalf by conducting an investigation into the accident, gathering essential evidence, and acquiring witness and expert testimony.

By building a strategic case, you may be able to successfully recover the following damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation cost
  • Medication management
  • Property damages
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Physical limitations or disabilities
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Sustaining injuries in a severe Dallas truck accident may result in significant, long-term consequences. In order to recover the losses you have experienced, the skilled truck accident lawyers at Hilliard Law will handle all aspects of your claim so you may obtain the justice you deserve.

Speak With the Experienced Dallas Truck Accident Lawyers at Hilliard Law

A Dallas truck accident may cause financial instability and long-term physical harm. At Hilliard Law, we have a national and international reputation for success, recovering upwards of multi-millions for victims through settlements and verdicts. We fight to obtain the maximum monetary compensation you need to help you move forward with recovery.

The skilled truck accident legal team at Hilliard Law has fought against small and big companies that have harmed victims due to negligence. We understand the federal and state laws that may affect the complexity of your case, and we assess the strengths and challenges of obtaining a favorable outcome. We work closely with field experts and conduct investigations to gather persuasive evidence to build a solid case that closely captures the extent of the physical and psychological losses so you may obtain the justice you deserve.

At Hilliard Law, our personal injury lawyers have been helping victims of personal injury since 1985. We know how to fight for you.  If we take your case, we will work on a Contingent Fee basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we win.

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Real Results ReaL Justice

  • $50
    Million Settlement
    Wrongful Death

    In September 2021, Hilliard Law attorneys secured a $50 Million settlement for the family of a man who died in a commercial trucking accident.

  • $21.5
    Million Verdict
    Distracted Driving Accident

    Mr. Hilliard was the lead trial attorney in a case involving a woman who was injured in a two-vehicle accident. The driver of the second car, an employee of Coca-Cola, was talking on her cell phone at the time of the accident.

  • $20
    Million Settlement
    Catastrophic Injury

    After a week of trial, a $20 Million settlement was reached on behalf of a man who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury and back injury resulting from a commercial motor vehicle rollover crash caused by defective road construction conditions.

  • $7.5
    Million Settlement
    Rear-End Accident

    Hilliard Law recovered $7.5M for a client who sustained significant injuries after being rear-ended by a commercial truck.

  • $6
    Million Settlement
    Truck Accident

    Hilliard Law attorneys achieved a $6M settlement for a man who sustained serious injuries after being struck by an 18-wheeler.

  • $1.375
    Million Verdict
    Catastrophic Injury

    In 2019, Hilliard Law attorneys won a $1.375M jury for a man who sustained serious injuries in an automobile accident. This was a 2019 Top 100 Verdict.

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