Plano Trucking Accident Attorneys

Plano Trucking Accident Lawyers

Honest & Reliable Counsel for Clients Throughout Collin County

Truck accidents can have devastating consequences, from severe injuries to significant property damage and even loss of life. In 2021 alone, the United States witnessed over 5,000 fatal truck crashes, highlighting the critical need for experienced legal guidance in these cases.

At MAS Law, our team of Plano attorneys brings together years of experience, a thorough understanding of the legal landscape, and a steadfast commitment to our clients. Known for approaching each case with the individual attention it deserves, we are committed to providing comprehensive legal counsel for those affected by such devastating incidents.

You can trust that our attorneys understand the tactics used by insurance companies to minimize compensation, and we're prepared to counter them effectively. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping clients navigate the legal process, providing clear communication every step of the way.

Contact us online or via phone (972) 460-9339 to discuss your case with our Plano attorneys.

Truck Accident Injuries Can Be Severe

In 2021, Texas had the highest number of deaths caused by truck accidents, according to National Safety Council data. Several factors contribute to the severity of these accidents:

  • Size and weight. Trucks are significantly larger and heavier than most other vehicles on the road. A loaded 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000. Cars, on the other hand, weigh about 4,100 pounds on average. This size and weight difference often results in more serious damage and injuries in the event of a collision.
  • Rollover potential. Trucks have a higher likelihood of rolling over when making sharp turns or other sudden maneuvers. Because of this possibility, accidents can involve having the cargo spill out. The type of materials being transported by trucks can also escalate the severity of the accident. For example, hazardous materials could spill and cause additional harm.
  • Braking distance. Trucks need more time and a greater distance to come to a complete stop compared to smaller vehicles. If trucks do not maintain an appropriate following distance, a rear-end collision can easily occur and cause the passengers in the rear-ended vehicle serious injury.
  • Blind spots. Many Plano truck accidents can occur because a vehicle is in a truck’s blind spot because the cars are unnoticed. Blind spot accidents can be particularly dangerous as cars can be driven into other lanes or off the road or trapped under the cargo section of a truck.

What to Do After a Texas 18-Wheeler or Semi-Truck Accident

Being involved in a truck accident in Plano can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. However, the steps you take immediately after the incident can significantly impact your ability to recover damages for your injuries and losses.

Here's a step-by-step guide on what to do after a truck accident in Texas:

  1. Seek medical help. The first thing you should do is check yourself and others for injuries. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately. Even if you think you're not seriously hurt, it's essential to seek medical attention in Plano. Some injuries may not show symptoms immediately but could become severe later.
  2. Secure the scene. If possible, move your vehicle out of the way of traffic to a safe location. Use your hazard lights, flares, or cones to warn other drivers about the accident.
  3. Report the accident. In Texas, you're required to report any accident that results in injury, death, or property damage over $1,000. Such accidents must be reported within 10 days. However, you should report the accident sooner rather than later. If you call 911 to get medical help, the police will also likely arrive on the scene.
  4. Exchange information with others at the scene. Exchange contact and insurance information with the truck driver involved in the accident. This includes the driver's name, address, phone number, insurance company, policy number, and trucking company details. Also, note down the truck's license plate number and description.
  5. Document the scene. Use your smartphone to take photos or videos of the Plano accident scene. Capture images of your vehicle, the truck, the road conditions, any visible injuries, and any other relevant details. These can serve as crucial evidence when filing an insurance claim or lawsuit.
  6. Collect witness information. If there are any witnesses to the accident, gather their contact information. Their statements could provide valuable context to what happened during the crash.
  7. Preserve evidence as much as possible. Preserve any physical evidence from the accident, such as pieces of your vehicle or the truck and your clothing. This could be crucial in establishing fault.
  8. Inform your insurance company. Notify your insurance company about the accident as soon as possible. Provide them with all the details and cooperate fully. However, avoid admitting fault or making statements that could be used against you.
  9. Consult a lawyer. Truck accidents often involve complex legal issues, such as determining liability, especially if the trucking company is involved. It is advisable to consult with an experienced Plano truck accident attorney who can guide you through the legal process and protect your rights.
  10. Maintain records. Keep all medical records, repair bills, income loss information, and any other documents related to the accident. These will help substantiate your claim for damages.

Following the accident, you should also avoid making the following common mistakes:

  • Do not leave the scene of the accident before law enforcement arrives.
  • Avoid discussing the accident details or your injuries with anyone other than your attorney, doctor, and insurance company.
  • Do not sign any document from the truck driver's insurance company without consulting with your lawyer.

Contact Our Plano Truck Accident Attorneys

Remember, the choice of an Plano personal injury attorney after a truck accident can significantly influence the outcome of your case. With MAS Law, you have a dedicated partner who understands the stakes and works tirelessly to advocate for your rights.

Call (972) 460-9339 to schedule your initial consultation.


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