Fort Worth Truck Accident Lawyer
Millions Recovered for Past Injury Victims
Large commercial trucks are a part of our everyday lives. We see them anytime we are driving on a highway. They are massive in size and much larger than a normal passenger vehicle. This is why when an accident occurs involving these trucks, the resulting damage can lead to catastrophic injuries.
If you were in a trucking accident and sustained an injury as a result, you can turn to our Fort Worth truck accident lawyer at the Law Office of James M. Stanley for help. With experience spanning more than 35 years and thousands of clients to our name, we are the team you can trust. Trucking companies are backed by large legal teams that may often try to devalue your injuries. We stand by your side to protect your rights and to fight back.
Contact the Law Office of James M. Stanley at (817) 591-4222 if you have been injured in a trucking accident.
Who is Liable for My Truck Accident Injuries?
Texas truck accident cases can be complex due to the many factors involved. This is why retaining legal counsel early is highly advisable. It is important to investigate as early as possible to gather evidence regarding the accident to help determine liability for your injuries. Truck accident liability can be placed on the following entities:
- The truck driver for fatigued, distracted, or drunk driving
- The trucking company for improper maintenance or failure to follow federal guidelines
- The truck parts manufacturer for defective products
- The cargo loader for improper procedures causing an unsafe load
In one of our recent cases, an 18-wheeler struck another vehicle head-on, forcing it across the median and into our clients' vehicle. This led to serious injuries. We filed a lawsuit against the trucking company, and after multiple discovery violations, their answer was stricken and a judgment of $7,410,362 in compensation was received. The claim against the insurer is still pending.
Hours of Service Regulations
Because of how much damage a truck can cause in the event of an accident the FMCSA has many regulations for truck drivers that aim to reduce the chances of an accident. The hours of service regulation are one such rule that is aimed at preventing fatigued driving. According to the hours of service regulation:
- Truck drivers can work up to 14-hour a day
- Three hours’ worth of meal or rest breaks must be taken during the day
- Driver must rest for a minimum of 10 consecutive hours at the end of the day
- Truck drivers must take days off work at regular intervals. If a trucking company is open seven days a week a driver is allowed to work 70 hours in an eight-day period before taking at least 34 consecutive hours off. If a trucking company is open less than seven days a week then a driver is then allowed to work 60 hours in a seven-day period before taking 34 hours off.
Why Do I Need A Truck Accident Lawyer?
Recovering the compensation you deserve after being injured in a truck accident without an experienced attorney on your side can be difficult. Trucking companies are often backed by top-tier attorneys who are hired to protect their company, and in essence, keep you from recovering a proper compensation amount. The Fort Worth truck accident lawyer at The Law Office of James M. Stanley are experienced in handling truck accident claims and know what to expect during the entire claim process. Call us today to learn more about what we can do for you.
Contact Our Fort Worth Truck Accident Attorneys for Your Free Case Review
When you are in need of skilled legal counsel after a trucking accident, you should hire a team of Fort Worth truck accident lawyers you can trust. We make it a point to sit with our clients and discuss their case in detail. We will explain the rights and options you have regarding your case, as well as develop a results-driven strategy to seek compensation. We look forward to guiding you through your legal matter. We are not intimidated by any insurance company or their lawyers - we fight for you and your rights.
We only charge you if we recover money for you.
To schedule your free consultation with our team, call (817) 591-4222.