Being involved in a wreck with a semi-truck is unlike any other. There are many factors that must be taken into account. First, due to the massive size of eighteen-wheelers and other large trucks, the injuries can be catastrophic. Furthermore, professional truckers usually belong to a company that is experienced in defending itself and its drivers against liability claims. The truck itself may be owned by a third and the trailer could be leased from elsewhere. It can be a very confusing situation, which is why you need someone you can trust to help.
If you live or work in the Dallas area, you already know how common traffic accidents, especially those involving large trucks, can be. There was the case in September 2013 in which a mid-afternoon accident shut down the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 East for upwards of six hours. A drilling rig, that was being towed on the flatbed trailer of a semi-truck, fell off and spilled fuel all over the road. The rig did extensive damage to the road itself.
Imagine a similar accident happening right in front of or beside your vehicle during busy afternoon traffic. In addition to the damage that could be done to your car by a multi-ton machine falling on it, everyone inside would be in serious danger as well. If you or your family were hurt in such a way, it is important to know what rights you have and what steps you must take to explore the recovery of lost wages, damage to property or to cover the resulting medical bills. A truck accident attorney in Dallas like Kirkendall Dwyer LLP can help. The process will be complicated and there will be many parties involved. Find someone you can trust to fight for you.