Truck accident claims are some of the deadliest on our roadways, and if you’ve been injured by a truck driver’s negligence, recovering on your complete losses will play a primary role in your ability to regain your health and well-being. In order to bring your strongest claim – in support of full compensation – it’s in your best interest to have an experienced Plano truck accident attorney on your side.

The Negligent Party

To bring a successful truck accident claim, you’ll need to demonstrate that the truck driver, the trucking company, or the truck manufacturer is responsible for the accident that caused you to be injured. Truck accidents often come down to negligence on the part of the truckers involved – who are professional drivers and, as such, are held to more careful restrictions that include hours-of-service regulations.

Truck Driver Negligence

Truck drivers who fail to live up to their responsibility to safety can be held liable for the immense damages they cause, and common forms of truck driver negligence include:

  • Exhaustion
  • Failure to follow the rules of the road
  • Failure to adequately account for the large blind spots truckers experience around all four sides of their rigs
  • Distraction
  • Impairment
  • Excess speed
  • Aggression

Evidence Gathering

Proving a truck driver or trucking company’s negligence is a matter of evidence, and all the following kinds of information can help you make your claim in terms of the driver or trucking company’s fault and in terms of the losses you suffered:

  • The police report, any tickets issued, and any additional information generated
  • Dashcam footage that captured the accident
  • Any relevant security camera footage
  • Pictures and videos taken in the buildup to the accident and at the scene
  • Physical evidence gathered at the scene
  • The truck driver’s log and the trucking company’s relevant records regarding the trucker’s schedule and the truck’s overall maintenance and current load
  • The testimony of eyewitnesses
  • The expert testimony of professionals with relevant knowledge
  • Accident reconstruction models that represent the mechanics of the accident
  • Your medical records and your doctor’s report regarding the extent of your injuries and your prognosis
  • Your account of how the accident has affected your life and the same accounting as shared by those closest to you

The objective here is demonstrating the other party’s negligence and the significance of your losses, and your savvy truck accident attorney will zealously advocate for a just settlement that accurately reflects your full range of physical, financial, and emotional damages.

You Need an Experienced Plano Truck Accident Attorney in Your Corner

The losses you face in the aftermath of a truck accident can be overwhelming, and the practiced Plano truck accident attorneys at The Law Office of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C., have reserves of experience gathering the comprehensive evidence necessary to protect our client’s rights and their rightful compensation, and we welcome the opportunity to also help you. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call 972-380-4444 today.

Call a Truck Accident Attorney Today

Call us on (972) 380-4444 posthaste if you got into a truck accident.

Content author: Joel M. Vecchio, Attorney at Law


  • Texas State Bar license number 24033410, since 2001.
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, admitted in 2003.
  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Juris Doctor – 2001.

Content reviewed by Abraham C. Bloomenstiel, Attorney at Law, Texas Bar Card Number: 24106962

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