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Plano, TX Truck Accident Lawyer

With all the companies and industry in Plano, there’s no shortage of large trucks driving through the city and the rest of the DFW metropolitan area. This means that as a driver of a regular car, you have to share the road with them often, if not every day. If one of you is negligent while driving, it could lead to a catastrophic collision. Our Plano, TX truck accident lawyer is here to help you with the disastrous damages and getting you justice.

Tractor trailers are up to 30 times heavier than normal cars. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), on top of the weight difference, they also take up to 40 percent farther to come to a complete stop compared to regular-sized motor vehicles. This shows just how serious the damages can be when 18 wheelers can’t stop in time or get into an accident in general.

At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, we’re here to guide you through the claim process so that you can recover what you’re owed for your injuries. After a truck accident, you’re bound to have serious injuries, or your loved one might have been killed. That’s why you need one of our attorneys to help you hold the liable party accountable for their negligent actions that led to your collision.

Call us at (505) 388-0066 or fill out our form to tell us about your potential case and a personal injury lawyer will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • $16 Million Truck Accident

    Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.

  • $14 Million Dram Shop Liability

    Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.

  • 13 Million Truck Accident

    Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.

Plano Truck Accident Statistics You Should Know

Understanding how frequent and harmful truck wrecks are in Plano can help you navigate the city and avoid a collision as best as possible. Unfortunately, though, no matter how careful you are, you could always fall victim to a tractor trailer crash when a trucker or another party is negligent.

Plano is nestled within two counties, Collin and Denton, and in 2020, the two counties had a total of 1,209 crashes involved commercial motor vehicles, which includes commercial trucks. Within those crashes, the Texas Department of Transportation lists these values for the different levels of injuries that occurred in those two counties:

  • 911 non-injury crashes
  • 148 possible injury crashes
  • 98 non-incapacitating injury crashes
  • 23 suspected serious injury crashes
  • 17 fatal crashes

These numbers may seem small compared to car accident statistics in the same area, but these are still significant when you consider the severity of truck crashes. According to the IIHS, of the fatalities that happen in collisions involving tractor trailers, 67 percent of the deaths are for the passengers of the regular-sized vehicles. Truckers are less likely to sustain fatal injuries, as 16 percent of deaths in truck accidents are the truck drivers.

Now that you’re aware of how many commercial truck wrecks happen in our counties, you should know the different types of collisions that could have been what you were involved in. Our Plano, TX truck accident attorney is here to ensure you’re properly represented and that we get to the bottom of what happened to cause your wreck.

Types of Wrecks Involving Tractor Trailers

There are only so many types of accidents that can happen when it comes to a large truck. That doesn’t make the collisions, your injuries, and damages any easier to deal with, but it does at least limit the situations that could have happened to cause your accident.

Here are the most common types of tractor trailer wrecks that could have been what you experienced:

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