Pickup trucks are popular vehicles in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. As a result, they are commonly involved in auto accidents resulting in serious injuries.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle collision where the driver at fault was driving a pickup, it is important that you consult with a board certified personal injury attorney. You may be entitled to compensation.
According to TxDOT, pickup trucks were involved in a total of 153,497 wrecks throughout the state of Texas. 1,173 of these resulted in a serious fatality, while 22,375 resulted in a serious injury.
Collisions between a pickup and a smaller passenger vehicle such as a motorcycle or car often result in serious injuries, since pickup trucks are generally larger, heavier, and so produce a much greater force on the other vehicle upon impact. Pickup trucks generally also impact passenger cars at a high level, meaning the property damage to the car is more significant than the damage to the pickup.
This also means that the bodily injuries suffered by the occupants of the car are generally greater than those suffered by the pickup’s occupants. As an experienced Dallas-Fort Worth pickup truck wreck injury attorney, I know that some of the injuries most commonly caused by auto accidents involving pickup trucks include:
- Broken bones
- Neck and back injuries
- Blunt force trauma
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
Compensation Available to Accident Victims
It is important to note that despite the fact pickups are commonly described as “trucks,” they are not governed by the same laws as semi-trucks or other commercial vehicle. No special class of license is required to drive a pickup in Texas. Consequently, these large and oftentimes dangerous trucks are driven by people who are insufficiently experienced in operating such a powerful vehicle.
If you or someone you love has been badly hurt in a crash caused by a negligent pickup driver, make sure you consult with a board certified personal injury lawyer in order to make sure you get the full compensation owed to you under Texas law.
Contact the Anderson Law Firm today for a free, no obligation consultation at 817-294-1900.
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