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.
Results in Personal Injury Matters
- $27 million settlement in matter involving the close head injury of a two-week-old child. Read about this case as reported by the Waco Tribune Herald, KCEN-TV, Meat & Poultry Magazine and Topverdict.com.
- $15 million settlement in matter involving the injuries of an ATF agent in the Branch Davidian raid. Read about this case on Justia.com.
- $1.5 million settlement for the injuries caused by a straw purchase of a gun at a pawn shop. Read about this case as reported by the Waco Tribune Herald, and MoreLaw.com.
- $800 thousand verdict for motorcycle driver with broken femur involved in collision with a car.
We are proud of our results reported above, but please note that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Each matter depends on the facts of the case.
Central Texas 18 Wheeler Attorneys, Waco Semi-Truck Crash Attorneys and Waco Truck Accident Attorneys
Vance has 60 years of experience as a lawyer in Waco, Texas handling all types of cases in both the office and the courtroom.Read More
Vance has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1977 and has practiced law in Waco, Texas since 1978.Read More
Merrilee L. Harmon is a Family Law specialist, Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1985.Read More
Andrea's practice focuses primarily in Appellate Law, Civil Trial Law, Family Law, Immigration Law, and General Law.Read More
Thomas C. West is a Criminal Law specialist, Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.Read More
Jim Dunnam is a Board Certified Specialist in both Civil Trial Law and Family Law.Read More
Eleeza's practice areas include: Personal Injury Law, Civil Trial Law, Commercial Law, Family Law and Pharmaceutical Law.Read More
Gerald R. Villarrial has practiced family law, criminal law and civil litigation for over 20 years.Read More
Brittany is a member of the McLennan County Bar Association, and McLennan County Young Lawyers Association.Read More
Mason Dunnam is the fourth generation of Dunnam attorneys at the firm since 1925Read More