Debris Causing Accidents

Doug Goyen, AttorneyAttorney Goyen has handled thousands of auto accident injury cases and recovered millions of dollars in recovery for his clients since 1997. Debris-causing accidents are a major cause of injuries in Texas. People just do not seem to know how to properly secure what they are hauling. Ladders, mattresses, chairs, and all kinds of other items fall out of the back of trucks and off the beds of trailers every day causing injury and damage to drivers in Texas. Call us at (972) 599 4100 if you were injured by debris from someone failing to properly secure what they were hauling or carrying on their vehicle. Our Dallas auto accident attorney gives free case reviews and there is no fee unless you win. 

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Debris on Highway Causes Accident


Debris on roadways caused 200,000 auto accidents, 39,000 deaths, and 500 deaths from 2011 to 2014 according to a study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Many of those deaths were caused by people trying to avoid the debris on the highway. Others were caused by hitting the debris which caused collisions. 

The problem can be cured by people properly securing their loads when driving. Unfortunately, people are not securing their loads and we see debris on highways much more often than should be the case. 

Texas Transportation Code Section 725 states that any motor vehicle, trailer, or semi commits an offense in Texas if they transport loose materials and their vehicle has a hole, crack, or another opening where material can escape. The loose load should be covered and secured front and back. Section 600.001 states that a person who permits injurious or destructive material to be dropped on the highway shall immediately remove the material. 

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Liability for Unsecured Loads that Cause Injuries 

If a driver allows debris to cause a car accident injury, then that driver has violated their duty of reasonable care. They owe for any damage they have caused, including any injury caused. Their liability insurance covers the auto accidents that they cause. The Law Office of Doug Goyen has over 20 years of experience working as a Dallas car accident lawyer and getting compensation for those injured by debris on roadways. Contact us today for a free consultation and strategy session regarding your case. 


What types of compensation are available if you are injured in a car accident caused by debris? In most cases, victims of personal injury will be awarded both economic and non-economic damages. The specific damages available to you will be determined by the severity of your accident and the specific injuries you sustain.

Economic damages are paid to compensate you for the financial costs incurred as a result of an accident. These can include both your current out-of-pocket expenses and any reasonably anticipated costs. Medical expenses, nursing care, property damage, and lost wages during recovery are all examples of economic damages.

Non-economic damages are paid to compensate you for injuries and harms that do not have a monetary cost. These injuries are notoriously difficult to quantify, which is why a monetary award can vary greatly from case to case. Pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life are examples of non-economic damages.

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The attorneys at the Law Office of Doug Goyen have extensive experience handling civil claims in Dallas, including accidents and injuries caused by debris. After an accident, an injured person may believe that hiring an attorney is an unnecessary expense, but the reality is that an experienced lawyer has a much better chance of success with a lawsuit than a plaintiff does on his or her own. The Law Office of Doug Goyen’s legal team understands the Dallas court system and how to maximize our clients’ recoveries. Call us at (972) 599 4100. We can start working on your case today. 


If you are looking for a Dallas personal injury lawyer, call (972) 599 4100. We offer free phone consultations. We also provide a free strategy session. The strategy session includes a summary of your case, legal issues involved, and legal issues we identify as being critical to maximizing the compensation owed.


You owe us nothing if we are unable to recover. We charge a contingency fee structured to take a percentage of what we recover. As a performance-based contract, the better we do for you, the better we do for ourselves. This aligns our interests in the case with our client’s interests.


Law Office of Doug Goyen
15851 Dallas Pkwy #605
Addison, Texas 75001
(972) 599 4100 phone
(972) 398 2629 fax

Directions to our office: We are on the southbound side of the service road to the Tollway. Stay on the Dallas North Tollway until you come to the Keller Springs exit. Take the Keller Spring exit. Stay on the service road on the southbound side and go just past Keller Springs. Our office is the 2nd building south of Keller Springs, located on the service road to the North Dallas Tollway in the Madison Business Center on the 6th floor.

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