The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is growing rapidly, outpacing many other cities around the country, both in growth and net revenue. And with that growth comes more people, more traffic, and heavy truck volumes. While more semi-trucks on the road could indicate a thriving economy, it could also mean an increased risk of serious or fatal crashes on the highway. If you’ve been seriously hurt in a trucking collision in or around Dallas, TX, Abrams Trial Law can help. Set up an initial consultation with an experienced truck accident attorney today.
Technology Has Not Been Able to Fix All Trucking Negligence
Semi-truck crashes account for a disproportionate percentage of serious and fatal highway collisions, primarily because of the sheer size of these large vehicles. On one hand, modern technology has greatly improved the safety of these large trucks. Yet human negligence and other issues still occur.
With the invention of electronic logs and high-tech satellite communications systems, the trucking industry has largely eliminated some of the “old school” negligence of years gone by. For instance, it’s rare to see a large commercial trucking operation still using paper logbooks today. Likewise, truck drivers don’t need a cell phone to communicate with dispatchers and supervisors, as most companies have moved to integrated technology that links the driver to the company without needing to call.
Nevertheless, negligent drivers continue to operate illegally and unsafely on the road, jeopardizing the safety of others. With every new invention, there will be those drivers who take advantage and try to cut corners.
Negligent Drivers Are Just Part of the Problem
In truth, the vast majority of truck drivers are wonderful, hard-working professionals who take their jobs very seriously. Yet some large trucking companies are negligent in how they operate. Here are a few brief examples of ways trucking companies cut corners for profits:
Pushing drivers beyond their limits
Ignoring driver safety violations
Short changing drivers and staff on training
Not making proper repairs
Falsifying maintenance records to save money
Not taking broken equipment out of service
Steps to Take When Injured in a Truck Accident
If you are injured in a truck crash, you need to take fast steps to preserve evidence and protect your rights. Here’s a quick set of steps to take:
Get to the emergency room right away
Don’t talk to insurance adjusters or investigators from the trucking company without first consulting an attorney.
If possible, take pictures of everything at the scene, including your vehicle, the semi-truck, your injuries and anything else you think may be helpful
Call an experienced truck accident lawyer for assistance with your case
Get Legal Help Today
If you’ve been in a truck accident in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Let Abrams Trial Law help you build your case for compensation. Don’t get stuck with expensive medical bills and lost earnings from work. Our team will fight to help you recover the compensation you deserve.