Super friendly people, they really are a caring group!
aimee west
aimee west
01:26 05 Sep 21
Extremely professional staff & outstanding attorneys that really care
Adolfo Lambert
Adolfo Lambert
04:36 31 Aug 21
Everyone was absolutely great! They actually showed some sympathy to our situation and I believe caring goes a long way especially when you’re already feeling down due to an accident. They ensured we received the care we needed. Shout out to Stephanie Ibarra! She was my main point of contact and it was always a pleasure speaking with her. Friendly, fast, and efficient. Love these guys!
Kemberly Cortez
Kemberly Cortez
22:37 19 Aug 21
I have the best experience ever with Carabin & shaw and Mr Bates, when I had my accident back to August 2018 at that moment I hired different attorneys firm that had my case cold until March 2020 when I fired them and look to Carabin & Saw direccion and in the very first moment the started with my case with professionalism, transparency and to be honest with you, nothing I says will be enough to express how happy I am with Carabin and Shaw, I will recommend you to consider your options when you need an attorney.I hope newer needs to go through this kind of process any more because is very difficult for all the parties involved even more for who's been affected financially and also injured by the accident but if I need someone who is going to fight for my rights that law firm is going to be Carabin & Shaw
Roberto Perez Diaz
Roberto Perez Diaz
17:12 29 Apr 21
I have had nothing but a positive experience with the CS team. I appreciate Mrs. Ibarra taking time to explain the process and what to expect. She has a way to make you feel valued and conveys empathy. Her professionalism and dedication deserves recognition. I could not have made it this far in the process without her patience and and professionalism.
G. McKendrick
G. McKendrick
02:04 17 Apr 21
Jamie took my case and it wasn’t a easy one . He was compassionate to me and got me help. I am forever grateful. You have to appreciate a good lawyer . I just dealt with a bad lawyer who doesn’t care about you it was all about money. Jamie was by far honest and helpful he was also going to cut his fee because he wanted to help me . Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Forever grateful. Kimberleigh Horton
Kim Gann
Kim Gann
12:19 10 Apr 21
This is a great company. Everyone is so wonderful. They are easy to get a hold to and are very timely on responding back as well as keeping you updated. Unfortunately I’ve been in two incidents with the last two years and both incidents I’ve used them as my legal representation. I have nothing, but wonderful things to say about these guys. If I were ever to be involved in another incident they would be my first call most definitely. I would recommend any and every one in need of legal representation to come here.!
Frederickea L
Frederickea L
00:58 23 Mar 21
Such a professional business with great phone etiquette manners. They are so responsive, and are willing to answer all the questions you may have. I highly recommend Carabin Shaw-Victoria for the best Attorney needs!
Maythy Camacho
Maythy Camacho
23:50 19 Jan 21
This firm stands by doing the best they can for customers. They have a great team of people that will help evaluate your injury and tell you what they can do to help. I have been impressed with how confident and straightforward this firm was to me. I will always recommend them because they stand by what they do for customers.
Elisa Nunez
Elisa Nunez
22:25 19 Jan 21
Recently had the opportunity to contact Carabin & Shaw due to some legal advice and was impressed with how responsive and fast they were to help. They were able to point me to the right direction and get me someone that could handle my case even though it wasn’t an auto accident. If your looking for legal advice I would contact them because they were able to help me.
Donna Ferrell
Donna Ferrell
22:03 19 Jan 21
The staff at this firm does an amazing job of keep you updated with your case. You can call any day and speak with helpful people who care about your situation. So many law firms keep their clients out of the loop. I felt so relieved that this was not the case with Carabin Shaw!
Liam Salinas
Liam Salinas
18:17 19 Jan 21
This law firm is by far the best I have ever encountered. I am astonished at their dedication to helping those in need. I also give a lot of respect to Mr. Shaw for his participation in the community and his back the blue mindset! I recommend Carabin Shaw to all my friends and family!
Roland Sanchez
Roland Sanchez
17:32 19 Jan 21
Absolutely love the staff. Very responsive, helpful and very respectful. I would recommend Carabin Shaw over and over again to anyone and everyone. They take care of their clients and get things done! 5 stars!
Destiny Rodriguez
Destiny Rodriguez
16:40 07 Dec 20
I was involved in a major crash with a drunk driver. A friend of mine referred me to Carabin & Shaw and after the first call I made, my case was taken care of immediately by the staff.Mr Joey Echavaria DEFINITELY gets 5 stars for being professional and knowledgeable with the case. I'm very satisfied with the outcome and give thanks to Carabin & Shaw for having top notch counsel working for this excellent law firm.
Mario Enriquez
Mario Enriquez
04:10 04 Dec 20

Dallas Truck Accident Lawyers

Our Truck Accident Attorneys Discuss Your Legal Options After You’ve Been in an Accident with an 18 Wheeler or Commercial-Truck.

With the size of an commercial truck, roughly around 80.000 pounds, you can imagine that if the truck driver looses control and hits your car or SUV you got the short end of the stick.

The wide-open spaces of the Lone Star State are crisscrossed with major and minor transportation routes for both Texans and the businesses that keep Texas humming. We’re shipping goods all over the state and to all points throughout the rest of America.

Dallas is a hub for shipping heavy cargo overland. That means there seem to be as many large trucks on the roads around Dallas / Fort Worth as there are cars. More trucks, more truck accidents….

With thousands of trucks driving across the country in a short amount of time, drivers logging long miles staring at the road as it passes by, accidents, injuries, and even deaths are a statistical inevitability. 2019 in Texas more then 39.000 commercial vehicles were involved in an accident, with Dallas holding a lions share of 53% of the serious truck accidents happening in the metroplex area.

Here are some numbers about Fatal Commercial Truck Accidents and Bus Accidents, 1975-2018

Large Truck and Bus Injury Crash Statistics, 1998-2018

Of the approximately 499,000 police-reported crashes nationwide involving commercial trucks in 2018, there were 4,415 (1 percent) fatal crashes and 107,000 (21 percent) injury crashes.

US Large Truck and Bus statistics:

If you have been injured in an truck accident, or if a loved one was hurt or killed in a Dallas 18 wheeler wreck, our Dallas truck accident attorney is here to help you. Over the past 25 years, we have litigated hundreds of trucking accident cases, and we empathize with the pain you have suffered. We can help. You are facing many challenges and hurdles as you seek compensation from a truck accident. We want you to know about the legal venues available, so that you can take the right action to achieve just restitution for your 18 wheeler accident injury.

The Dallas truck accident lawyers at our firm would like to take some time to explain some of the basics of a truck accident case, such as whether you have a valid claim, the purpose of semi-trailer 18 wheeler accident litigation, naming the defendants in your case, the two ways to win a claim, investigating the facts, obstacles to your claim, and why you should hire our Dallas truck accident attorney to spear-head your litigation.

Who Is At Fault for a Dallas Semi Truck – 18 Wheeler Accident?

Truck driver, trucking companies, manufacturers, companies that load trucks, and companies that plan routes are only a few of the many individuals or entities which may be responsible for a wreck. In order to hold the responsible party accountable and collect fully for your losses, it’s important to identify all of the parties who were at fault for causing the truck accident.

The Truck Drivers

First, there are the 18-wheeler- truck drivers themselves. A truck driver himself is most frequently responsible for causing the accident . Their actions often directly cause the truck accident. Sometimes, truckers are merely careless, reckless, or incompetent. They may speed, roll through stop signs, ignore traffic warnings, ignore traffic conditions, or make illegal turns.

When their own driving errors lead to the truck accident and your injuries, the truckers themselves may be held responsible for their carelessness in a Dallas personal injury civil suit. Sometimes, a 18 wheeler accident in the Metroplex does not result from ordinary carelessness or recklessness. Many times truck accident happen because the truck driver is sleep deprived. Did you know that, by law, truck drivers are required to take periodic rest breaks and keep track of their stops in their driving records? combined with the tight deadlines and demands a truck driver often face, can be a recipe for disaster. Some truckers are faced with impossible deadlines or with compensation systems which value speed over proper safety precautions.

Often, there is so much pressure that these drivers they may skip their rest breaks and falsify their logbooks. This happens way too often as many lawsuits and undercover press operations have discovered. There was one study that showed that around one of every five long haul truckers admitted to having fallen asleep at the wheel at least once in the month preceding the study. Truckers who skip their breaks and spend more than eight hours at a time behind the wheel double their likelihood of being involved in wrecks, according to studies conducted by such organizations as the National Transportation Safety Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Whether the 18 wheeler driver in your case was careless or fatigued, you may be able to name him or her as a defendant in your lawsuit if their actions can be proven to have led to your wreck.

When multiple parties contribute can be held accountable for an accident, all of them may be named as defendants in your lawsuit. Finding the right defendant or defendants is not always a simple proposition or a straightforward challenge in Texas truck accident litigation. This is because so many entities may play a role in preparing a truck to make deliveries, and there are so many people on the road.

Trucking Companies, a $800 Billion Industry

Trucking companies may be held responsible for accidents through either direct or indirect liability. A trucking company is directly liable for causing an accident if the trucking company did something negligent which ultimately led to a wreck. If a trucking company was supposed to have kept its fleet in good working order but failed to repair the brakes on one of its trucks, the trucking company may be able to be held directly liable for any resulting injuries.

In other instances, trucking companies do nothing wrong themselves, but may still be held indirectly liable for an accident. Employers are responsible for the on-the-job actions of their employees. This is the case even if the employer didn’t endorse the employees’ conduct. It’s the case if the employer didn’t know about the employees’ conduct, or otherwise did nothing wrong itself. In trucking accident cases, the legal doctrine of “respondent superior” usually allows a plaintiff to hold a trucking company liable for an accident caused by a trucker

Route-Planning Companies

Logistics companies that plan routes may also be to blame for wrecks if an 18 wheeler collides with an environmental obstacle that it didn’t have sufficient room to clear, such as a low overpass for a tall truck, or a narrow road for a wide load. The fact is that these heavy trucks can’t go on all of the roads that your car can. Weight, cargo, and height restrictions limit trucks from traveling certain bridges, tunnels, and roads. Individual truckers almost never make up their routes as they go along. If the roads that 18 wheelers travel are unsafe for semi-trailer truck traffic and an accident results, the company that planned the route may be named as a party to a lawsuit.

Cargo Loading Companies

Truck loading companies are usually different companies than the companies that own trucks, and these companies may be held responsible for accidents that result from improperly loaded, incompetently loaded, or overloaded cargo. Sometimes it’s the case that the individual responsible for loading an 18 wheeler will do a careless job, and the cargo won’t be properly secured to the trailer. Cargo can come loose during the truck’s travels and fall onto the roadways. This is a major hazard.

The truck cargo of any size that ends up lying in the middle of the road can create a serious danger for other drivers. Sometimes, companies responsible for loading trucks overload trailers and that creates its own hazard. By law, most trucks may only be loaded to 80,000 pounds but many companies, however, can and do cram more than 80,000 pounds onto a trailer in order to deliver more goods without the added cost of making additional trips. They are putting money over safety because overloaded trailers have a tendency to tip over. If overloaded or improperly secured cargo resulted in your accident, the company that loaded the truck may be held responsible.

Parts Manufacturers

Sometimes, manufacturers may be liable for causing wrecks if their defective products lead to accidents. Occasionally, truck parts leave the factory with manufacturing defects or design flaws which make the parts unsafe for use. In order for a truck to operate safely, its critical components must be working properly.

For example, if a tire is defective, an 18 wheeler runs the risk of rolling over or losing control. Or, if a brake fails, it can cause a wreck. If a strap designed to hold cargo in place is flawed, cargo could fall from the trailer onto the roadway and cause the wreck or the driver to lose control. If a manufacturer’s error caused your accident, you may be able to sue the manufacturer for damages.

Act Now!

If you or a family member have been seriously injured in a Dallas / Fort Worth Truck accident it is time to get in touch with our Dallas truck accident attorneys. We will protect and fight for your rights, being fully prepared to take on the large trucking companies and their endless resources. In Texas the statute of limitation for personal injury cases is 2 Years, act now.
Call us now for a free consultation! 1-800-862-1260 or 1-972-278-9202

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