With the increasing safety requirements and technologies offered in our vehicles, it would seem that cars are getting safer all of the time. While there certainly have been advances, auto accidents are still the leading cause of serious brain and spine injuries in the United States:
- Motor vehicle accidents cause 17.3% of all traumatic brain injuries
- Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of all traumatic brain injury deaths
- Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries for people under the age of 65
In 2011, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 29,757 fatal crashes in the U.S., and over 2,000,000 people were injured in auto accidents. Of these accidents, some of the most serious were caused by large semi trucks, 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles. At Mitchell Goff, we know the value of a qualified auto accident attorney, and we have the qualifications and experience to address your legal needs after an accident. If you have a brain or spinal cord injury, as the result of a motorcycle injury, we can provide a motorcycle accident attorney to seek compensation for your special medical needs.
The Dallas brain injury lawyers at The Law Office of Carmen S. Mitchell, LLP understand the importance of providing their clients with the resources, case preparation and courtroom presentation necessary to hold the party/parties at fault accountable for their actions. The victim and/or the family should not have to worry about how to pay the medical bills, how to pay the mortgage, how to pay for a child’s needs, how to pay for a child’s college, etc. The person and/or persons responsible for the loss of a victim’s livelihood must assume the role of provider. Unfortunately, only the judicial system can guarantee this, via an attorney with a background in Personal Injury law.
What Types of Truck Accidents Cause These Injuries?
The sheer size and weight of large trucks, such as 18-wheelers, is enough to cause serious injuries in any accident. The force of a collision with one often produces the "whiplash" effect. This effect is capable of causing injuries as minor as a simple concussion, or to a devastating spinal cord injury. Secondary forces, such as a person's head striking the steering wheel, the windshield or another part his or her vehicle, can result in much more serious brain injury. When these suffer an injury as the result of a truck accident, the truck accident attorneys from Mitchell Goff have the expertise to give you the representation you need. Only a qualified Texas truck accident attorney should be entrusted with your case.
Catastrophic spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries are often due to “underride” or “override” accidents with trucks. A smaller vehicle moving beneath a truck or trailer is an underride. The truck or trailer moving over a smaller vehicle is an override. A truck accident attorney can look at the conditions of your accident and determine what steps to take.
If you or someone you love is hurt because of such a tragedy, you should not hesitate in seeking out an accomplished Dallas spinal cord injury attorney. All of the attorneys in our firm meet and exceed that qualification, evidenced by their accomplishments and accolades, including multiple appearances in the Super Lawyers list by Carmen Mitchell, achieved through the recognition of their peers and meeting high ethical standards. Additionally, Carmen Mitchell is a Martindale-Hubbell® Client Review Rated Lawyer of AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5. An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment—a testament to the fact that her peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence.
Regardless of the type or cause of a truck accident, the injured person or a family member should immediately contact The Law Office of Carmen S. Mitchell for a trucking accident attorney you can count on. For your convenience, we provide a quick and simple Online Case Evaluation form. Contact us when you need any type of auto accident attorney due to serious injury that relates to an auto accident.
Semi-Truck & 18-Wheeler Accidents
Due to their size and weight, semi-trucks have the potential of being some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road.
Because of this potential danger, commercial trucking is heavily regulated. There are limits to hours on the road and other requirements trucking companies must follow to ensure the safety of the roads and highways. If you have been injured in a semi-truck accident, it's critical to make sure that the driver of the truck was following all state and federal regulations.