Dallas Underride Accident Lawyer
Our Texas law firm can help with your tractor-trailer injury claim or lawsuit
Underride truck accidents in Dallas often cause serious injuries. In an instant, you or a loved one can be seriously hurt due to this particular type of tractor-trailer accident. Head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are especially common. Many fatal truck accidents also involve underride accidents.
Whatever the circumstances of your underride accident, make sure you understand your rights. Make sure you talk to a Dallas truck accident attorney at The Marye Law Firm. For more than two decades, our legal team has been fighting for the rights of injury victims throughout Texas. As a result, we know how to handle such complex cases. You can count on us to be there for you.
What is an underride accident?
Underride accidents are a particular type of rear-end truck accident involving tractor-trailers. Because such large trucks are higher off the ground than most vehicles, smaller vehicles can become trapped underneath when they hit the truck from the back or side. When this happens, the driver and any passengers in the smaller vehicle often sustain very serious injuries or even die.
Why do underride accidents happen?
These types of tractor-trailer accidents often occur due to negligence involving the truck driver or the trucking company that owns or maintains the truck. Specific examples include:
- Defective brake lights on the truck that don’t work, resulting in a smaller vehicle driving underneath the truck.
- Inexperienced truck driver slamming on the brakes, causing the car in back to drive underneath the tractor trailer’s trailer.
- Illegally parked truck, especially on a curve on a highway offramp that’s not visible until it’s too late.
- Multi-vehicle chain-reaction accidents, in which several vehicles crash into each other, resulting in an underride accident.
Whatever the circumstances of your underride accident, make sure you take legal action right away to protect your rights. Make sure you talk to a lawyer at our law firm as soon as possible after your crash.
What are my legal options?
If you or a loved one was injured in an underride accident caused by the truck driver or someone else, you often have several legal options available for obtaining financial compensation. This is due to Texas’ at-fault insurance system, which requires the at-fault party to pay for all accident-related expenses.
In many cases, your options often include:
- Accept a settlement offer from the at-fault party, which is often the truck driver, the trucking company, or their insurance provider.
- Ask for more money and negotiate a better settlement offer.
- File a lawsuit in civil court.
Whichever approach you decide to take, an attorney can help you every step of the way. Experienced lawyers understand how the legal process works when it comes to truck accident claims. They also know how to obtain the maximum financial compensation, which is critical since such cases often add up to thousands of dollars or significantly more in accident-related expenses.
Make your case matter. Contact The Marye Law Firm
Don’t simply assume you will be fairly compensated just because a truck driver caused your underride accident. In many cases, injury claims turn out to be complicated legal cases. That’s because truck drivers, trucking companies, and the insurance providers that represent them often do everything they can to reduce or deny such claims.
Our Dallas law firm can help level the playing field. We know how to handle such complex cases. We know how to deal with trucking companies. As your attorney, we can demand the maximum financial compensation you rightfully deserve. Contact us and schedule a free case evaluation right now. Our Dallas truck accident lawyers can help.
The Marye Law Firm – we’re serious about winning your case.