Fort Worth Truck Accident Lawyer
Tractor-trailer accidents wreak havoc in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With so many major highways such as Interstate 20, I-30, I-35, I-45, I-67, 287 and Loop 820 running through the Fort Worth-Dallas area, it's not uncommon to see large trucks on roadways around the Lone Star State's busiest metropolitan area. It's not uncommon to see truck accidents or bus accidents in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, either. The injuries sustained in many different types of truck crashes can be serious or even fatal. To make matters worse, you might have done nothing wrong to cause your accident and be falsely accused of causing a serious truck accident.
A truck accident in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area could be caused by a number of different factors. A fatigued trucker who falls asleep at the wheel could jackknife into oncoming traffic. An intoxicated trucker could swerve across traffic lanes and cause a head-on collision. No matter the cause of your truck accident, make sure you take strong legal action after your crash to protect your rights. Otherwise, you could miss out on valuable compensation you're entitled to receive for your truck accident injuries.
Every second counts after a serious tractor-trailer accident. Don't delay. Contact Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C., today. Experienced Texas tractor-trailer accident attorney Coby Wooten can meet with you and help you get your life back on track.
Attorney Wooten has a demonstrated track record of success in winning compensation for his clients for their injuries.
With offices in Fort Worth and Dallas, we're strategically positioned to respond rapidly to truck accidents throughout the DFW area. We know how to determine the cause of a trucking accident, what evidence to look for and what steps to take when investigating trucking companies to determine if they engaged in negligent behavior. We leave no stone unturned in pursuit of justice.
Truck accidents in Dallas and Fort Worth are often very serious
Tractor-trailer accidents and other crashes involving large trucks often cause serious injuries and damage due to the large size and weight of such vehicles. Semi-trucks, tanker trucks, delivery trucks, 18-wheelers, and other commercial vehicles are often much larger and heavier than passenger vehicles. A fully-loaded tractor-trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. As a result, catastrophic injuries can occur when one of these vehicles hits a smaller car, pickup truck or SUV. In addition to pain and suffering and lost wages, there may be significant rehabilitation or other ongoing treatment resulting in skyrocketing medical bills. A semi-truck accident might cause any of the following severe injuries:
Traumatic brain injury
Spinal cord injury or paralysis
loss of limb
Fatal injury that results in
Understanding truck accidents and trucking companies
Determining the cause of a Texas truck accident can be extremely complicated. It's not just the truck driver who caused the accident that you need to worry about afterwards. It's the company that owns the truck, trailer, and contents themselves. It's also not uncommon for trucking companies to send someone within 24 hours to the scene of an accident to investigate the crash themselves. They immediately begin building their case and look for ways to minimize your case or claim and its value.
That's a major reason why you need an experienced Fort Worth lawyer on your side after your truck accident. We know how to investigate complicated commercial truck accidents in Texas. We know what questions to ask and what evidence to look for to build a strong legal case. Level the playing field. Contact Coby L. Wooten, P.C. right now.
Attorney Wooten knows what questions to ask after a truck accident
Truck accidents often raise question after question about trucking companies. Was the truck poorly maintained? Was the trailer overloaded? Was the truck driver inexperienced? Did the truck driver have a history of bad driving? And do the trucking company's records contain all that information? Or do the records look falsified?
Coby L. Wooten knows how to find the answers to your questions. He knows where to look for evidence of trucking company negligence. He understands that trucking companies in the state of Texas and throughout the United States are required to keep many different types of records. If you've been injured in a truck accident, a qualified attorney at our law firm can examine those records and investigate the truck company to determine if the company followed the proper procedures or contributed to the cause of your accident.
How does Coby Wooten investigate trucking companies?
Commercial trucking companies are responsible for hiring trustworthy drivers, regulating their hours spent on the road, and to keep well-maintained trucks in their fleet. When a trucking company fails to do so and a serious accident occurs, the trucking company needs to be held accountable for its actions. An experienced personal injury lawyer can:
- Examine safety records of both the trucker and tractor-trailer he or she was driving
- Look for evidence of a trucker's past alcohol or substance abuse problems
- Assess driver fatigue through examining the trucker's driving log
- Collect truck crash evidence such as breathalyzer results, truck-stop security camera footage, or items in a driver's cab
- Analyze all truck and trailer maintenance records available
- Examine truck "black box" and GPS-locator, which may reveal truck speed and how long the truck had been on the road at the time of the accident
Commercial Texas truck accidents can be complicated. Contact us.
Whether you were injured in an accident involving a delivery truck or a tractor-trailer, you need to take aggressive action. Your case is about more than just money. It's about justice. It's about holding negligent parties responsible for their actions. Take a stand. Contact Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C., today to speak with a truck accident attorney you can trust. Call (866) 408-0940 to schedule a free appointment at our Fort Worth or Dallas office locations. We can also meet with you in your home, your hospital room or anywhere that's convenient for you. We proudly serve truck accident victims and their families in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington and throughout Texas.