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Dallas Truck Accident Lawyers

Undefeated Dallas Truck and 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyers

Serious and fatal truck accidents are surging across Texas, and the roads and highways in and around Dallas are no exception.  

In fact, according to the Texas Department of Transportation, nearly 4,000 crashes involving semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, and other commercial vehicles were reported in Dallas County during 2022 alone, the second highest number in the state. That year, Dallas County also led Texas in deadly truck and 18-wheeler crashes, with 52 such accidents resulting in 43 deaths.

Despite the strict regulations imposed by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Administration (FMCSA) to prevent such tragedies, our Undefeated Dallas Truck Accident Lawyers have repeatedly seen how far trucking companies and their drivers will go to place profit over safety. 

Our Undefeated Dallas 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers Recover the Largest Trucking Verdicts and Settlements in History

Our Undefeated Dallas Truck Accident Attorneys are known for winning the largest truck and 18-wheeler accident recoveries in the state of Texas.

Just recently, we won a $37.5 Million Verdict – the largest in Dallas County in 2024 – for a truck driver who was tragically killed in a collision with an Oncor Electric Company service vehicle.

We also recovered the #1 Largest Truck Accident Settlement in Texas on behalf of a client who was injured in a head-on collision with a commercial truck.

Less than two years earlier, we won the largest truck accident verdict in Dallas County against R&L Carriers, one of the biggest trucking companies in the Country and negotiated the largest settlement in history against Oakley Trucking.

As a result of our unprecedented success, our Texas Truck Accident Lawyers have the resources and experience to take on any trucking company and legal team in the country and not only win – but set records.

Common Causes of Dallas Truck Accidents

From truckers who lack the skill to safely control their rigs and trucking companies willing to cut corners on vehicle maintenance to unrealistic delivery timelines that compel many long-haul drivers to speed and skip crucial rest breaks, it’s been our experience that the majority of Dallas truck and 18-wheeler accidents occur because trucking companies and their drivers ignored vital safety regulations and placed profits ahead of safety.

Some of the most common preventable causes of Dallas 18-wheeler accidents include:

Driver Fatigue

 While federal hours-of-service safety regulations allow truck drivers to stay on the road for 11 hours at a time, researchers at the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety study found they’re twice as likely to be involved in a crash after eight just hours. Our Dallas Truck Accident Lawyers are also aware of many instances where truckers falsified log books to get around hours of service limits, an illegal and dangerous practice that only increases the likelihood that a trucker will become fatigued while behind the well.

Inexperienced and Poorly Trained Truck Drivers

For many years, the trucking industry has been plagued by a severe shortage of qualified drivers. While companies are required to screen prospective truckers, some ignore these requirements and hire drivers with a prior history of crashes and traffic violations. In some cases, trucking companies have also hired drivers who were previously disqualified from operating a big rig after violating important state and federal safety regulations.

Poor Vehicle Maintenance

Another major contributing factor to Dallas truck accidents is poor vehicle maintenance. In an effort to keep their trucks on the road and profitable, some companies may skip or delay necessary maintenance and repairs. This can result in malfunctioning brakes, worn tires, and other mechanical issues that directly lead to a crash.

Excessive Weight and Overloading

Many commercial trucks are carrying loads that exceed weight limits and are not properly secured. This not only puts the driver at risk but also poses a danger to other motorists on the road. Overloaded trucks have a higher chance of tipping over, especially when making sharp turns or navigating through steep inclines. In addition, the extra weight can put added strain on the vehicle’s brakes and tires, increasing the risk of equipment failure.

Distracted Driving 

With advancements in technology, truck drivers now face more distractions than ever. Cell phones, GPS devices, and onboard computers all compete for a driver’s attention while they are behind the wheel. Any distraction, regardless of how minor, increases the likelihood of a crash. In fact, a 2009 study found that 71% of large-truck crashes occurred when the truck driver was doing something other than driving the truck.

Driving Under the Influence

Just like with any other vehicle, driving a truck while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is incredibly dangerous. Not only does it impair judgment and reaction time, escaping the potential for a crash.


While truck drivers are often under pressure to meet strict delivery deadlines, it’s important for them to prioritize safety over speed. In any vehicle, driving at excessive speeds greatly increases the risk of losing control and causing a serious accident. However, because 18-wheelers and other large trucks are so much bigger and weigh significantly more than typical passenger vehicles, they are more difficult to control and need much more room to brake safely, even at legal speeds.

Unsafe Lane Changes

Changing lanes without signaling, cutting off other vehicles, and not checking blind spots are all common causes of accidents involving large trucks. Truck drivers must always be aware of their surroundings and use proper signals and mirrors when changing lanes to avoid collisions.

Failure to Obey Traffic Signs and Signals

Running red lights, failing to yield at stop signs, and ignoring other traffic signals are dangerous behaviors that can easily lead to accidents. Because big rigs require more time and distance to come to a complete stop, it’s particularly important for truckers to follow traffic signals and signs carefully.

Consequences of a Dallas Truck or 18-Wheeler Accident: Common Injuries and Damages

In the event of a truck or 18-wheeler accident in Dallas, the consequences can be severe. Due to their size and weight, large trucks can cause significant damage and injuries to other vehicles and individuals involved. Common injuries sustained in a truck accident include:

  • Broken Bones: The force of a truck collision can result in broken bones, fractures, and other orthopedic injuries. These injuries may require surgery and lengthy recovery periods, causing the victim to miss work and incur significant medical expenses.
  • Internal Organ Damage: Being involved in a truck accident can also result in internal organ damage, such as bruising or lacerations to vital organs. This type of injury can be life-threatening if not immediately treated.
  • Burn Injuries: If a truck collision results in a fire, the victim may sustain severe burn injuries. These injuries can lead to permanent scarring and disfigurement, as well as significant physical and emotional pain.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Truck accidents often result in spinal cord injuries, which can cause partial or complete paralysis. This type of injury can have lifelong consequences, impacting the victim’s ability to work and perform daily tasks.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries: The impact of a truck accident can also cause traumatic brain injuries (TBI), ranging from mild concussions to severe brain damage. TBIs can affect cognitive function, motor skills, and behavior, making it difficult for the victim to live a normal life.
  • Severe Lacerations: The sheer size and weight of commercial trucks can cause severe lacerations, which can result in excessive bleeding and the need for extensive medical treatment. These injuries can also lead to permanent scarring and disfigurement.
  • Amputations: In the most severe cases, truck accidents can result in limb amputations, either as a result of the collision itself or the need for surgical amputation resulting from an injury sustained in the accident. 
  • Emotional Trauma: The emotional toll of being involved in a serious accident, witnessing the destruction and potential loss of life, and experiencing physical injuries can take a toll on a person’s well-being. It is not uncommon for victims to require therapy or counseling to help them cope with PTSD and the emotional aftermath of a truck accident.

In addition to physical and emotional trauma, truck accidents can also result in financial burdens for victims and their families. Medical expenses alone can quickly add up to thousands or even millions of dollars, especially if there are long-term injuries involved. Lost wages and potential loss of future earning capacity due to disabilities can also be significant.

What Dallas Truck Accident Victims Say About Working With Our Firm


Many personal injury law firms claim to represent truck accident victims, but few can say they remain undefeated in and out of the courtroom, and even fewer can say they consistently recover record-breaking verdicts and settlements against the biggest trucking companies in the world.

Why are we so successful?

  • We understand how trucking companies operate. Not only do we know what evidence is needed to prove the company and its driver were at fault, but we also know where to find that evidence and how to ensure it’s preserved before it’s “lost” or destroyed.
  • We will never accept a settlement offer unless it provides our clients with the maximum compensation possible for all of their injuries and losses. If the company doesn’t negotiate in good faith, we won’t hesitate to go to trial – where we remain undefeated.
  • Trucking companies understand that when our Dallas Truck Accident Lawyers are on a case, their only options are to offer a settlement that fully compensates our clients or risk a record-breaking verdict against the company at trial.

But our dedication to our clients goes well beyond the courtroom. From getting you to the best doctors and medical providers in Texas to making sure you have the financial resources to provide and care for yourself and family for the rest of your life, our Truck Accident Lawyers are always there for you—not just while your case is pending, but long after it’s already been resolved.

But you don’t have to take our word for it.

Visit our Client Video Testimonial page or our firm’s YouTube channel to see what other truck and 18-wheeler accident victims say about their experience with our Dallas Truck Accident Lawyers.

We Don’t Just Win for Dallas Truck Accident Victims – We Set Records: Call 1-888-603-3636 or Click Here for a Free Consultation

With Billions won and the largest truck and 18-wheeler accident recoveries in Texas, our Undefeated Truck Accident Attorneys have consistently demonstrated that our Truck Accident Attorneys don’t just win for truck accident victims—we set records.

If you or a loved one were injured or tragically killed in a truck accident, call 1-888-603-3636 or Click Here to send us a confidential email through our Contact Form.

We’ll answer your questions, explain your rights, and provide all of the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family.

All consultations are free, and you’ll pay nothing unless we win your case.

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