Have you been injured in an accident caused by a Walmart truck driver in the Dallas-Fort Worth area?
It’s important to understand that accidents involving 18-wheeler trucks are subject to entirely different rules than normal passenger car accidents. Semi trucks are subject to additional federal rules instituted by the Federal motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and Wal-Mart trucks are no exception. Additionally, the companies who insure these trucks will stop at nothing to deflect liability and limit the value of your potential injury claim.
If you’ve suffered an injury after a collision with a Walmart semi truck, you need to understand that in order to have any real chance at recovering the money you deserve for your damages, you are going to need help. While most people think of lawyers as expensive, our Dallas-Fort Worth attorneys actually handle these type of claims for no up-front cost. If we don’t win your case, you literally pay us nothing! To discuss your case with our attorneys, call us 24 hours a day at 1-877-405-4313 or fill out the contact form found on this page.
Walmart truck accident facts and statistics.
According to the FMCSA’s records, Wal-Mart Transportation LLC has a fleet of 6,400 trucks with 7,705 registered drivers. In 2014 alone, these trucks traveled over 678 million miles in the US.
During the 24 months prior August 3rd, 2015, Walmart reported a total of 377 truck accidents and at least 121 of those resulted in a minimum of one injury. Ten others resulted in at least one fatality.
Notable Walmart truck accidents.
One highly publicized accident involving a Wal-Mart truck occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike in June of 2014. The crash left comedian Jimmy Mack dead and Tracy Morgan seriously injured. Since that time, the family of Jimmy Mack settled their wrongful death claim against Wal-Mart, as did Tracy Morgan, but it wasn’t without a struggle. Criminal charges are currently pending in New Jersey state court against the driver of the truck.
The widow of a victim who was killed in Florida in June of 2014 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit claiming that both Walmart and Swift Transportation are liable for the death of her husband. The 72-year-old man was driving his pickup truck on a Sunday morning to get breakfast when a semi truck that was traveling northbound crossed into the southbound lane and struck his car head-on. The driver of the semi was traveling 17 miles over the posted speed limit on a wet road and had insufficient tread on one of the tires. Walmart owned the trailed while Swift Transportation works with Walmart.
Your legal options moving forward.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a Walmart 18-wheeler, call or email a personal injury lawyer in your area and request a free consultation. Our law firm is happy to discuss the facts of your case, as well as your legal options, free of charge. Simply send us an email or call 1-877-405-4313 (toll-free).
While you may be apprehensive about talking to a lawyer, understand that these situations are exactly why our law firm exists. All we do is help those who’ve been injured, and we will help you through the entire process. When you’re not represented by an attorney, each day that passes only makes your claim that much more difficult to pursue. Call or email us today and let us explain what options are available to you.
Speak With a Dallas Car Accident Lawyer For Free
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.