Daseke, Inc. Truck Accident Attorneys
Daseke, Inc., operates the largest specialized transportation and flatbed logistics company in America. The company began in 2008 when Don Daseke expanded is existing trucking operations and purchased Smokey Point Distributing. 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, the company purchased E.W. Wylie and began delivery services in Canada. In the years afterward, the company acquired numerous trucking companies. In 2014, Daseke, Inc. purchased Fort Worth-based Lone Star Transportation to expand deliveries into Mexico.
Stocks for the trucking company are publicly traded on NASDAQ (DSKE, DSKEW) and operates 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 an 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 Transportation
- Mid Seven Transportation
- Moore Freight Services, Inc.
- Roadmaster Specialized
- The Schilli Companies
- Smokey Point Distributing
- The Boyd Companies
- The Roadmaster Group
- TSH & Company (Tennessee Steel Haulers)
- WTI Transport
Contact information for Daseke, Inc. include:
15455 Dallas Pkwy., Suite 550
Addison, TX 75001
Daseke is an LTL (less than truckload) carrier, meaning the company delivers mixed freight. This type of trucking is opposite a Truckload (LT) carrier that delivers trucks containing similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations.
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 road 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 zero 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 and 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 and 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 one 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 and 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.
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.
- Driving Drowsy- Operating a commercial vehicle over long hours can cause drowsy driving, which could lead to catastrophic harm to innocent victims.
- Aggressive Behavior - Aggressive movement, including traveling at excessive speeds or reckless driving, could result in severe injuries of the wrongful death of innocent victims.
- Distracted Driving - 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.
Sometimes, a 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 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 Illinois 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 truck 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
The attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are ready to hear your case if a large commercial truck caused your injuries or the loss of a loved 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 our law offices now at (888) 424-5757. Our legal team can begin working on your case today. We accept all cases 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.