Any day, you can turn on the news and see stories of terrible traffic accidents involving tractor-trailers. March 8, 2014 was one of those days as a yet to be identified Dallas man died from the injuries he sustained in such a wreck just before 11 o’clock Friday night. The man was traveling on I-35 northbound in Waco before slamming into a semi truck, reportedly dying upon impact.
Semi trucks are massive machines that act as a double-edged sword. On one hand, they are a vital part of our country’s economy by allowing goods to be transported across the country from manufacturers to consumers. On the other hand, truck drivers are put to unique pressures in their occupation, which add to the possibility of a horrible accident. While there is no evidence at this point to suggest the driver in the Waco accident was at fault, many professional truck drivers operate at high speeds to meet tight deadlines, possibly under the influence of prescription medicines and non-prescription drugs alike. These large trucks are dangerous simply because of their size and weight. A negligent driver or trucking company can compound those dangers and turn events deadly for motorists.
If you have been involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, contact a Dallas truck accident lawyer, such as Kirkendall Dwyer LLP to find out your options. It is possible that you may be entitled to damages for things such as medical bills, lost wages and car compensation to make you whole again.
Because of the nature of huge semi trucks and the trucking industry itself, anyone can be involved in a major motor vehicle accident with a semi truck. If you or someone you love has suffered from such an accident, contact a truck accident attorney to learn the next steps you should take.