Trucking Accidents - Law Offices of Steven C. Laird

Trucking Accidents

Trucking Accidents

If you or a loved one is involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler or commercial truck, then you deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering as well as for any other losses you may be facing. In most cases, this compensation is more than what the responsible person’s insurance will pay.

For over 35 years, we have represented the victims of accidents. Our team of Texas truck accident attorneys handle all types of truck collision cases, including those involving: Tractor-trailer jackknifes, 18 wheeler accidents, big rig rollovers, semi-truck underride crashes, commercial truck wrecks, and delivery truck collisions. In each case, we: aggressively work to secure the proper financial recovery for the victims or their families. We also push trucking companies to institute operational changes to make the roads safer for all of us.

Retaining a lawyer with extensive Texas trucking accident experience as soon as possible after an accident is essential because many factors must be understood to pursue full recovery.

ALL OF OUR ATTORNEYS ARE BOARD CERTIFIED IN TRUCK ACCIDENT LAW AND PERSONAL INJURY TRIAL LAW.

Truck accident cases are some of the most difficult accident cases to litigate because:

WE INVESTIGATE EXHAUSTIVELY

As experienced, Fort Worth truck accident lawyers, we take the time to investigate each accident exhaustively. We know Federal and Texas trucking laws, we know what types of things to look for (including manufacturing problems and maintenance issues that often lead to accidents) and we don’t stop until we find all of the hidden information.  Instead of working a little on a large number of cases, we take the time to work the small number of cases that we take on wholly and thoroughly to ensure the best possible outcome for every client. In fact, because of our reputation, our opponents usually understand that we are prepared to go to trial, and this often helps us to negotiate aggressively on your behalf. Here is a small sample of the kinds of problems our truck collision attorneys have uncovered while investigating truck accidents on behalf of our clients:

  • A trucking company failed to conduct the necessary background check on the driver;
  • A driver entered false information in his logbook so that he could skip some of the required rest periods;
  • Another driver provided false or misleading information to obtain his medical clearance;
  • In one case, a driver did not have his commercial drivers’ license or lied to get a fraudulent version.

We won verdicts and or other monetary awards for our clients in each of these cases.

It doesn’t matter if your case is decided in arbitration, mediation, or by a judge or jury, we know what information and evidence to present to ensure that you get the help you need and the compensation you deserve.

 

COMMERCIAL TRUCK ACCIDENTS – RESOURCES

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
This website contains information about commercial truck safety programs, trucking industry regulations, regulation enforcement, adjudication decisions, and civil penalties. The site also contains facts related to the prevention of commercial motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities.

American Trucking Associations
This site includes information and research to help you if you are injured in a collision with a commercial truck. The site provides information on the trucking industry, best practices for commercial truck highway and driver safety, and reports on current trends.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety / Highway Loss Data Institute
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses – deaths, injuries, and property damage – from motor vehicle crashes.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This site provides information about crash statistics and articles about traffic accidents and vehicle safety.

National Safety Council (NSC): Driver Safety
This site features articles on commercial trucking industry safety and training, car maintenance safety, airbag, and seat belt safety, and more.

Share The Road Safely – The No-Zone
This site includes information about truck blind spots and truck blind spot accident prevention.

U.S. Department of Transportation
This site features statistics, dockets, rules, and references regarding automobiles,  commercial trucks, buses, and public transit.

Insurance Information Institute
This site includes information on vehicle safety, insurance, and more.

TESTIMONIALS

$9,144,440

RECOVERY TO CLIENT

Personal Injury

(Amount received by client)

$7,540,533

RECOVERY TO CLIENT

Personal Injury

(Amount received by client)

$8,717,054

RECOVERY TO CLIENT

Personal Injury

(Amount received by client)

$7,205,470

RECOVERY TO CLIENT

Personal Injury

(Amount received by client)