Do Construction Trucks Crash more than 18-wheelers in Dallas?

April 23rd, 2013 by Michael Guajardo

The problem with large construction trucks is that they are too often operated by workers without the proper licensing. In a rush to finish jobs, foremen may ask workers to drive a construction truck from point A to point B, even if the worker is not qualified to operate the large truck. This lack of caution causes accident after accident in Dallas and across North Texas.

Multiple Threats to Public Safety

Many of the trucks and machines used by construction companies are not as safe as they should be. Construction vehicles that are most often cited for safety violations include:

  • Trucks with flatbed trailers
  • Dump trucks
  • Cement trucks
  • Backhoes and front loaders

The most common construction truck safety violations found on Dallas construction vehicles are faulty brakes. Clearly, bad breaks on very heavy vehicles are exceedingly dangerous and an accident is not a matter of if, but when.

If you have been hurt during an accident with a construction truck in Dallas, you are not alone. Contact a Dallas commercial vehicle accident lawyer with the experience and expertise to get you the compensation you deserve. Do not delay; call 972-774-9800 today for your free consultation.