Semi Truck Accident

Semi Truck Accident Lawyers

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Note: If you have been involved in a semi-truck accident, or if a family member was killed in a semi-truck accident, you should consult an experienced trucking accident attorney right away. There are time limits for bringing claims; for example, in Texas, you have two years from the date of a semi-truck accident to file a claim.

Semi-truck accident, big-rig collision, 18-wheeler wreck, commercial-vehicle crash - whatever term you use, the fact is that too many victims die in trucking accidents each year. In fact, every 16 minutes, a person is injured or killed in a truck accident.

According to the Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS), in 2007 there were 4,584 large semi-trucks involved in fatal accidents throughout the United States, resulting in 4,808 fatalities. Of those, accidents in Texas accounted for more than 9% of all fatalities from semi-truck accidents. Based in Dallas, Texas, the Rasansky Law Firm has extensive experience handling semi-truck accident claims throughout Texas and nationwide. Our firm was founded by renowned trucking accident attorney Jeff Rasansky. Mr. Rasansky is an AV-rated* attorney who also has been recognized by the LawDragon 500 as one of the top 500 plaintiffs' attorneys in the United States. For additional information about our law firm and some of the many benefits of retaining us to assist you with your 18 wheeler accident claim, please visit our About Us page.

Call 1-877-659-1620 to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer about your semi-truck accident claim.

Common Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

There are many causes of trucking accidents. For instance, it takes a 40-ton truck much longer to stop than a 4,000-pound car. In addition, trucks need a much wider berth to make turns. Some of the more common causes of semi-truck accidents include the following:

  • Driver fatigue
    • Sleepy or tired driver
    • Driving too many hours without rest
    • Working during the time designated by trucking regulations for resting, e.g. assisting with loading or unloading during non-drive time
  • Inadequate driver training
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Oversized trucks
  • Poorly maintained truck brakes
  • Driving in conditions of poor visibility or traction
  • Speeding
  • Running off the road
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Aggressive, dangerous or reckless driving behavior
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Inadequate safety devices such as reflectors and lights

At the Rasansky Law Firm, our trucking accident attorneys understand how to properly investigate and present claims. If you have been hurt in a semi-truck accident or have lost a family member in a trucking accident, get experienced help.

Contact an Experienced Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer

Your future and the future of your family are too important to trust to a less experienced law firm. We have a track record of success, as well as the necessary experience and background to handle your truck accident claim, and we always provide the personal service you seek. To schedule a free confidential consultation with award-winning attorney Jeff Rasansky or one of our other experienced personal injury lawyers, call us toll free at 1-877-659-1620. If you prefer, you can fill out our contact intake form and we will contact you to schedule a consultation. Our track record and our service are our legacy - call today. For additional information about Semi-Truck , regulations dealing with 18-wheeler trucks, 18-wheeler accident statistics or some of the state laws regarding trucking and truck accident claims, please visit our Truck Accident Resources page. *AV, BV and CV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.


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The Texas personal injury attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm represent clients throughout Texas, including Arlington, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Garland, Houston, Kauffman, Lubbock, San Antonio and Tyler. Our personal injury lawyers handle a various types of personal injury claims, including automobile accidents, medical malpractice, birth injuries, nursing home abuse, product liability, defective products, premises liability, day care abuse, maritime injuries, workplace injuries, overtime pay, social security disability benefits and securities fraud.

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