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Attorneys for People Injured in Daseke Trucking Accidents

Lawyers for People Injured In Daseke Trucking Accidents

Daseke, Inc. Truck LogoDaseke, Inc., operates the largest specialized transportation and flatbed logistics company in North America. The company began in 2008 when Indiana DePauw University alumni Don Daseke expanded his existing trucking operations and purchased Smokey Point Distributing company.

The company now provides delivery through industrial shippers using a fleet of over 6000 tractor trucks pulling 13,000 flatbeds. Daseke, Inc. has a massive industrial warehouse for inbound and outgoing cargo.

By 2011, Daseke purchased E.W. Wylie and began delivery services in Canada. In the years afterward, the Daseke company acquired numerous trucking companies. In 2014, Daseke, Inc. purchased Fort Worth-based Lone Star Transportation to expand deliveries into Mexico.

Daseke stocks are publicly traded on NASDAQ (DSKE, DSKEW) and operate over 5200 semi-tractor-trailers and trucks pulling more than 11,000 specialized trailers and flatbeds. In 2018, the total of Daseke, Inc trucking groups generated annual revenue of over $703 million.

In addition to Daseke Logistics, the company also operates:

  • Aveda Transportation and Energy Services
  • Belmont Enterprises
  • Big Freight Systems
  • Boyd Brothers Transportation
  • Boyd Logistics
  • Builders Transportation
  • Bulldog Hiway Express
  • Essential Organ Truck Company
  • E.W. Wylie
  • Hornady Transportation
  • J. Grady Randolph
  • Kelsey Trail Trucking
  • Leavitt's Freight Service
  • Lone Star Transport
  • Mid Seven Transportation
  • Moore Freight Services, Inc.
  • Roadmaster Specialized
  • The Schilli Companies
  • Smokey Point Distributing
  • The Boyd Companies
  • The Roadmaster Group
  • Tri-State
  • TSH & Company (Tennessee Steel Haulers)
  • WTI Transport

Contact information for Daseke, Inc. include:

Daseke Headquarters
15455 Dallas Pkwy., Suite 550
Addison, TX 75001
Phone and messaging: (972) 248-0412

Interim Daseke CEO: Jonathan Shepko Past Daseke CEO: Chris Easter (entered retirement Dec 31, 2020)

Daseke is an LTL (less than truckload) carrier, meaning the company delivers mixed freight. This trucking type is opposite a Truckload (LT) bearer that delivers trucks containing similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations.

Daseke Inc Accidents

Accidents involving some subsidiaries of Daseke, Inc. include over the last few years:

  • Crash on August 24, 2019 - The Wisconsin State patrol filed a report indicating a collision with a motor vehicle involving an E.W. Wylie semi-tractor-trailer pulling a flatbed during daylight hours on a dry road surface. The incident occurred in La Prairie, Wisconsin. There was one injury.
  • Accident on February 13, 2013 - Kansas Highway Patrol filed a report of a collision involving a motor vehicle and a Smokey Point Distributing semi-tractor-trailer and flatbed on Interstate 135 outside of Wichita, Kansas. The report indicates there was one injury on the snowy pavement during daylight hours.
  • Accident on June 6, 2019 - The State Highway Patrol filed a report of a collision involving an E.W. Wylie semi-tractor pulling a flatbed on US 30 in the Township of Union, Ohio. The accident occurred when there were no adverse weather conditions and a dry road service during daylight hours. The report indicates there was one injury and no fatalities.
  • Crash on June 15, 2019 - The Texas Department of Public Safety filed a report of a collision involving two vehicles including an E.W. Wylie semi-trailer pulling an enclosed trailer in rural Carson County, Texas. There was one reported injury.
  • Accident on December 20, 2018 - The Florida Highway Patrol filed a report of a collision involving a motor vehicle and a Lone Star Transportation semi-trailer pulling an enclosed box on a two-way, divided highway (US 192) in St. Cloud, Florida. It was raining at the time of the incident, and the road surface was wet during daylight hours. The report indicates there was one injury and no fatalities.
  • Fatal Crash on December 13, 2019 - The Florida Highway Patrol filed a report involving a collision with a motor vehicle and a Tri-State Carrier semi-tractor pulling a flatbed. The accident involved four vehicles, with two injuries and one fatality. The incident happened in Davenport, Florida on US 27 (southbound).
  • Collision on December 20, 2019 - The Florida Highway Patrol filed a report of a crash involving a motor vehicle and a Tri-State Carrier dump truck on US 41 in Tampa, Florida. At the time of the daytime incident, the road surface was dry and there were no adverse weather conditions. There was one injury but no fatalities.
  • Crash on December 19, 2019 - The North Carolina State Highway Patrol filed a report of a collision involving a motor vehicle and a Tri-State Carrier semi-trailer pulling a flatbed at night with dry road conditions. The incident occurred in Lexington, North Carolina. The report indicates there was an injury and no fatalities.
  • Accident on September 6, 2019 - Alabama local law enforcement file a report of a two-vehicle collision involving a tri-state semi-tractor pulling an enclosed trailer on US 80 near Demopolis, Alabama. The incident occurred during daylight hours on a dry road surface with no adverse weather conditions. The report indicates there was one injury.

Many truck drivers in the trucking industry, including those working for Daseke or its many affiliates, work as owner-operators, partnering with the company to deliver shipments. However, the Daseke trucking company schedules and supervises the independent contractors who must follow companies' policies while loading, transporting and unloading cargo.

Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that truck accidents in the United States often involve:

  • Driving under the Influence - Operating a motor vehicle after consuming too much alcohol or taking illegal drugs can create a dangerous situation for everyone sharing the roadway, possibly taking a life.
  • Driving Drowsy- Operating a commercial vehicle over long hours can cause drowsy driving, which could lead to catastrophic harm to innocent victims.
  • Aggressive Behavior - Truckers' aggressive movement, including traveling at excessive speeds or reckless driving, could result in severe injuries or the wrongful death of innocent victims.
  • Illegal Maneuvering – Making illegal lane changes or following too close behind could result in a catastrophic accident.
  • Distracted Driving - The trucker should avoid the trappings of driving over an extended time, like talking on their mobile device or sending text messages, which could lead to distracted driving.
  • Driving under the Influence – Any truck driver operating a large commercial vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol could take the life of innocent people killed in a horrific crash.
  • Roadway unfamiliarity – Any truck driver unaware of their surroundings can quickly become confused, make the wrong decision, or turn the wrong way, creating an unsafe environment for any other motorist, bicyclist, or pedestrian in the area.
  • Lack of Driving Experience– Many truck companies are hiring extremely young truck drivers that lack the experience to operate a fully loaded tractor-trailer wearing 800,000 pounds or more.
  • Lack of maintenance – Trucking companies are responsible for maintaining their vehicles to ensure they are road-worthy when hauling heavy loads nationwide. Balding tires and faulty brakes could result in a catastrophic injury or death if the truck driver loses control of the vehicle. Companies often place profits ahead of maintenance due to the cost of transport including buying tires, parts, and diesel fuel.
  • Lack of Supervision – Every trucking business is required to supervise their drivers to ensure they are following Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations and traffic laws. Any lack of supervision could create a dangerous atmosphere that exposes innocent people to the truck driver's failure to inspect the vehicle or drive according to traffic rules.
  • Adverse weather conditions – News reports are filled with stories of multi-vehicle accidents due to hazardous weather conditions when trucks and passenger vehicles collide on icy roads or in dense fog.
  • Improper Cargo Loading and Unloading– Any improperly loaded cargo that is not sufficiently banned, secured, or strapped could become loose during transport, spreading debris or shifting the load, causing an accident.

Sometimes, a Daseke commercial vehicle driver will cause an accident because of erratic movements, or they were fatigued, having worked too many hours on a tight schedule. In these cases, both the trucking company and the Daseke truck driver should be held legally responsible for the crash and pay all associated costs and expenses that led to the wrongful death or severe injury.

File a Compensation Lawsuit for a Truck Accident-Related Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Case

All victims suffering injuries from a cargo van, semi-tractor-trailer, or commercial truck can file a lawsuit or claim and seek financial compensation from each party responsible for the accident.

Resolving your case requires following tort laws that can be highly complicated. The victim must follow legal rules when filing a compensation claim to the insurance company or presenting evidence in front of a judge and jury.

The injured victim typically has the right to file a claim for compensation or lawsuit against all responsible parties to negotiate an acceptable out-of-court settlement or litigate the case in front of a judge and jury.

Filing a Daseke trucking accident claim is the first legal remedy available to injured victims to ensure they can receive financial compensation for their damages, including:

  • Hospital costs, medical expenses, and bills associated with rehab and therapy
  • Loss of past, current, and future earnings due to a permanent or temporary disability
  • Rental vehicle costs while your damaged vehicle is under repair
  • Permanent or temporary loss of your vehicle
  • Emotional trauma and mental stress
  • Pain and suffering

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC Can Make the Difference

All the truck injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are ready to hear your case if a large commercial Daseke truck caused your injuries or the loss of a loved family member through wrongful death.

Our aggressive legal firm will represent your family and develop an effective strategy for fighting back against the commercial vehicle company wanting to avoid legal responsibility for causing your injuries or wrongful death.

Call a lawyer from our law offices now at (888) 424-5757. Our legal team can begin working on your case today. We accept all cases, including those involving Daseke companies and drivers, through a contingency fee agreement. This arrangement will ensure that your family will not pay anything until after we have negotiated an acceptable out-of-court settlement or have won your case at trial.

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