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Victim's Guide After an 18 Wheeler Crash in Dallas

When traveling Dallas highways like I-35, I-30, 1-45, or I-635, drivers are sure to see 18 wheelers on the roads alongside them. These commercial vehicles are often carrying goods, supplies, and products to different locations across the country. Given the immense size and weight of these big trucks, a collision or accident with one can prove severe or even catastrophic. If you or a loved one has recently experienced such an ordeal, contact the Dallas 18 wheeler crash attorneys at Carabin Shaw as soon as possible.

Our legal professionals will investigate your accident, argue strongly on your behalf, and ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible for your case. Whether you are dealing with a personal injury claim or a wrongful death claim following an auto accident with a big rig in Dallas, TX, the assistance of an experienced lawyer can prove invaluable.

What To Do After a Trucking Accident in Dallas

Emergency services were called at the scene of the accident, and you’ve sought medical attention for your injuries - now what? If you are dealing with serious damages and severe injuries, you are likely now wondering about your legal options moving forward. Remember, it’s always advisable to consult with a Dallas personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident to discuss the specifics of your case.

In the meantime, adhere to the following helpful set of instructions:

  1. If it is safe and you are able, document the scene. Take photos of the scene, damage to vehicles, your injuries, traffic signs, and road conditions. An accident report should also have been filed with the Dallas Police Department at the time of the collision, so obtaining a copy of that is necessary.
  2. Avoid admitting fault and saying anything that could be misconstrued as accepting blame for the accident.
  3. Notify your insurance company about the accident as soon as possible.
  4. Keep copies of all medical bills, repair estimates, and other accident-related expenses.
  5. Consider hiring a Dallas TX truck accident lawyer to represent you if you feel the accident was caused by the negligence of another. Even if you were partially at fault, Texas’ comparative fault law enables victims to receive damages if they are less than 50% to blame. An experienced attorney can guide you through the legal process, all applicable state laws and regulations, handle communication with insurance companies, and argue to maximize your compensation.

That being said, be sure to prioritize your physical and mental wellbeing, and focus on your recovery. Don't hesitate to seek help from medical professionals and mental health experts if needed.

18 Wheeler Accidents & Wrongful Death

In 2021, the National Safety Council reported that large trucks, like 18 wheelers, accounted for 9% of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes totaling just under 6,000.

If you are wrestling with a wrongful death in Dallas resulting from one of these semi-truck accidents, our firm extends our utmost condolences during this difficult time. You deserve to grieve and heal in peace without the additional pressure of mounting medical bills, harassing insurance companies, etc. A wrongful death attorney in Texas, such as those at Carabin Shaw, are well versed in our state’s legal process, and are able to fight for the compensation you deserve.

What Damages Can be Claimed?

After an 18 wheeler accident, victims can typically claim economic and non-economic damages. A Texas attorney will analyze your case and argue for all losses you have suffered.

  • Economic damages include: medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, ongoing treatments, therapy costs, etc.
  • Non-economic damages include: pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, etc. This category also covers loss of consortium, which is available for spouses who have lost companionship, intimacy, and happiness due to the loss of their loved one.
Texas Lawyers for 18 Wheeler Accidents | What to Look for in a Potential Attorney
  • Strong reputation and overwhelmingly positive client reviews
  • Experience handling 18 wheeler injury cases in Texas
    • Trial experience
  • Respectful and timely communication
  • Extensive resources and an esteemed team of colleagues
  • Transparency about fees
    • The attorneys at Carabin Shaw, for example, offer a FREE CASE REVIEW to victims of these truck accidents and a contingency-fee agreement, meaning no money is owed to us unless your case is won.
  • Empathy and has a comfortable presence
Take Control and Justice Into Your Own Hands | Call 800-862-1260 to Schedule a Free Case Review with Carabin Shaw Today!

In your journey to seek justice after an 18 wheeler crash in Dallas, remember that you're not alone. At Carabin Shaw, we understand the complexities of your situation and are here to support you. Take advantage of our free case review to explore your legal options today.

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