Texas Truck Accident Lawyer & Waco Truck Accident Attorneys on I-35
Waco Temple Killeen 18 wheeler crash attorneys at Dunnam & Dunnam have a successful track record of representing trucking accident victims. Although every case is different, Dunnam & Dunnam has secured millions for victims of trucking accidents. If you or a loved one has been hit by a truck, semi-truck or an 18 wheeler, you need an experienced Waco truck accident lawyer. After a serious injury, trucking companies and their insurers will immediately begin to protect themselves. Victims of trucking accidents need to do the same.
Dunnam & Dunnam’s recognized Waco trucking accident attorneys know that 18 wheeler accidents are different from other motor vehicle collisions. Many trucking accidents occur on I-35 in Waco and Temple. From the federal regulations governing trucking regulations to the electronic “black-box” data stored in the semi-truck, Dunnam & Dunnam attorneys know the law and the facts required for a successful case. For example, federal regulations allow a trucking log to be destroyed after 6 months. If an attorney does not work to quickly secure this critical data, it may be lost forever. Our law firm uses a team of experts and investigators to ensure that the case is fully evaluated. We will then take the case to trial if the trucking company fails to offer a satisfactory amount to our clients.
Federal Trucking Laws
All vehicles engaged in interstate traffic are governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Laws (Title 49, Parts 350-399). Although it is possible that some trucking is only conducted within one state, most trucks engage in interstate travel. The Texas Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382-384 and 390-399 of the federal regulations.
Texas Trucking Laws
In Texas, a commercial operator can be 18 years old instead of 21 years old. Additionally, Texas commercial operators are required to pass an English-language examination for a Texas commercial drivers license. If a commercial driver has a disability, a medical examiner must approve the driver before a license can be issued. During planting and harvesting seasons, the maximum driving requirements do not apply to commercial drivers transporting farm or agricultural products.
To access a trucking accident record, you may write or call Texas Department of Public Safety, Accident Records, P.O. Box 4087, Austin, TX 78773, (512) 424-7121.
Texas Trucking Collision Statistics
There are more than 450 fatal trucking accidents per year in Texas and more than 17,000 non-fatal collisions. Most collisions occur in rural areas. Weather or lighting conditions were not a factor in 85% of Texas truck collisions. Dunnam & Dunnam has represented many victims of truck accidents on Highway 6 or I-35.
Central Texas 18 Wheeler Attorneys, Waco Semi-Truck Crash Attorneys and Waco Truck Accident Attorneys
- Vance Dunnam
- Jim Dunnam
- Thomas C. West
- Merrilee Harmon
- Christie Ryan
- Andrea Michelle Mehta
- Eleeza Johnson
Contact one of Dunnam & Dunnam’s Waco trucking accident attorneys at 254-753-6437 to discuss your Central Texas truck accident claims.