McKinney Truck Accident Lawyer
As commercial freight traffic continues to rise on US Route 75, I-635 and other North Dallas highways, so does the threat of being involved in an accident with a semi-truck or similar commercial vehicle. McKinney truck accident lawyers at The McCraw Law Group aggressively represent drivers and passengers who have been seriously injured in 18-wheeler collisions.
Big rigs and other large trucks regularly haul up to 80,000 pounds of freight. Due to the sheer size and weight of most commercial trucks, truck collision cases often result in catastrophic, life-changing injuries or death.
Making a personal injury claim in a trucking accident is far different than when two passenger cars or pickup trucks collide. For this reason, it is very important to hire a law firm with extensive experience in trucking collisions, to ensure you or your injured family member’s rights are fully protected.
An accomplished local attorney with The McCraw Law Group is ready to put our knowledge and resources to work for you.
Truck Crash Investigations
We use our knowledge of the commercial trucking industry to uncover the details and data necessary to make your case successful. We review the facts disclosed in the police and law enforcement investigation. Still, police analyses and reports are often incomplete. The team at The McCraw Law Group will leave nothing to chance.
Our investigations include the subpoena of critical information from the trucking company, such as Driver Qualification Files which commercial carriers are required by law to maintain on each driver. Our McKinney truck accident lawyers will request the truck’s black box data that may prove what occurred just prior to your accident. We probe diverse details that will establish if the truck driver violated one or more state or federal regulations, which can lead to or enhance a wrongful death or serious injury case.
Determining Liability in Semi-Truck Collisions
Our McKinney tractor trailer accident attorneys investigate all information that may show improper conduct or liability on the part of the
- Truck driver
- Employer of the driver
- Owner of the truck and/or trailer
- Trucking company
- Shipper of the cargo being hauled
- Party responsible for loading the truck’s freight (improperly balanced or secured load)
- Truck’s manufacturer, or a manufacturer of parts that may have contributed to the accident (bad break line, faulty tires, etc.)
The source of the wreck determines the potential liable parties. In many cases, there are multiple defendants who share a portion of responsibility.
Federal Trucking Laws
Because collisions with big rigs can be so deadly, truck drivers are expected to meet higher standards of safety than other motorists. If you are seriously injured in a truck collision, our truck collision lawyers in the area investigate whether the truck driver or commercial carrier violated the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation Act. If this can be proven, you may have a personal injury case against both the driver and the trucking company.
Federal law may affect your case in many other ways. For instance, a good truck accident lawyer acts quickly to secure important data found in the trucking log, because Federal law allows a trucking log to be destroyed after six months. Delay can lead to lawful destruction of critical evidence. Don’t let delay harm you or your family.
Filing a Truck Accident Injury Claim
When a truck collision leaves you severely injured or has resulted in the wrongful death of a loved one, our compassionate, responsive McKinney truck accident lawyers will help you through every step of this troublesome process. The attorneys at The McCraw Law Group can ensure that you are treated fairly and compensated justly.
Contact us to investigate the facts and evaluate the merits of your case.
TX 75069 Phone: (972) 854-7900