Our client was driving down a feeder road in North Dallas when, suddenly and without warning, the driver of an 18-wheeler made an aggressive (and illegal) turn toward a side street. The tractor-trailer hit our client’s vehicle with such force that it dragged it about 20 feet before the truck driver finally stopped. The 18-wheeler was being driven by an out-of-state commercial driver for JS Logistics, a Maryland-based company.
Unsafe lane changes are one of the leading causes of trucking collisions in Texas and nationwide. Tractor-trailers are immense vehicles with large blind spots, which makes them a challenge to navigate on any roadway – particularly when changing lanes or merging into traffic. Truck drivers have an obligation to use their training and experience to safely change lanes. Trucking companies are also obligated to hire and train drivers who will maneuver their 18-wheelers in a safe and responsible manner. When they don’t, accidents like the one that happened to our client are the result.
Arnold & Itkin has extensive experience investigating and litigating truck accident cases for clients across the country, holding negligent companies like JS Logistics responsible for their wrongdoing. We look forward to getting answers for our client and helping him recover the compensation he rightfully deserves.
Our truck accident lawyers filed this case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas – Dallas Division.