About Tractor-Trailer Accidents

A tractor-trailer accident occurs when a large commercial truck collides with a passenger vehicle, motorcycle, or pedestrian. These accidents can cause catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputations. Tractor-trailer accidents often result in extensive property damage and require costly medical treatment.

Common Causes of Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Tractor-trailer accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Driver error, such as speeding, distracted driving, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Fatigue, as many truck drivers are required to work long hours without adequate rest breaks
  • Poor maintenance, including worn brakes or tires
  • Overloading the truck beyond its weight limit

Who Is Liable for Tractor-Trailer Accidents?

Determining liability in a tractor-trailer accident can be complex, as multiple parties may be responsible, including:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The manufacturer of the truck or its parts
  • Any third-party contractors involved in the truck's maintenance or loading

An experienced Dallas tractor trailer accident attorney can investigate the accident and determine who is liable for your injuries and damages. Your attorney can then negotiate with the responsible parties' insurance companies to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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Why Hire an Attorney to Handle Your Tractor-Trailer Accidents?

Hiring an attorney can be critical to your success if you have been injured in a tractor-trailer accident. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider seeking legal representation:

  • Knowledge of the Law: A skilled attorney will thoroughly understand the laws governing truck accidents and can easily navigate the legal system.
  • Investigation: Attorneys have the resources and experience to thoroughly investigate the accident to determine who is liable for your injuries and damages.
  • Negotiation: Insurance companies representing trucking companies will do everything possible to pay you as little as possible. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
  • Insurance Companies: Insurance companies are more likely to listen to attorneys representing clients than the individual clients themselves, given the legal and negotiating power attorneys possess.
  • Court Representation: If your case goes to trial, your attorney will be your advocate in court, presenting evidence and arguing on your behalf.

If you have been injured in a tractor-trailer accident in Dallas, contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. They can help you navigate the legal process and fight for your deserved compensation.

Why Choose Us?

The legal team at Frenkel & Frenkel is widely known as a group of talented legal professionals with a reputation for excellence in resolving cases of serious or fatal injuries.  Our team has a proven track record of success in high-value personal injury claims and lawsuits, having secured over $1 billion in compensation over our years in practice. 

We are honored to have received many awards and accolades and are on the longest streak of any business for being voted the Favorite Law Firm in Addison Magazine. Our founding attorney, Mark Frenkel, is a past President of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, and we handle large tractor-trailer cases in-house. As trial attorneys and former defense lawyers for insurance companies, we bring exceptional legal knowledge and skill to every truck accident case we represent.

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