Trucking Accidents

Truck Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one is involved in a serious trucking accident, 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. As experienced truck accident lawyers, we know how to identify all the key players and hold them accountable.

We are a firm of nationally known, expert, truck accident lawyers. In fact, some of our clients say we “wrote the book” when it comes to representing victims of trucking accidents. We ensure that companies adhere to the rules and regulations for drivers and that they implement the necessary safety programs. We know all the relevant state and federal laws, and we are familiar with the types of manufacturing problems and maintenance issues that often lead to accidents. Most of these accidents are preventable and result from mistakes or negligence by the manufacturer, company or driver.

Steve regularly speaks and presents, as an expert truck accident lawyer, nationally, to groups of trial attorneys and industry professionals regarding best practices and advanced trial strategies and techniques in trucking cases.
He was a faculty member/presenter at the ATLA Trial College, Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course: Art of Persuasion at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

We have represented the victims of accidents involving buses, 18-wheelers, and other commercial trucks since we founded our firm. 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.

As experienced, truck accident lawyers, we take the time to investigate each accident exhaustively. We know what types of things to look for 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 we have uncovered while investigating trucking 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 log book 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 so you get the help you need and the compensation you deserve.

Commercial Truck Accidents – Resources

American Trucking Associations
This site includes information and research on the trucking industry, including highway and driver safety.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Information about safety programs, regulations, and facts related to the prevention of commercial motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities.

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

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety / Highway Loss Data Institute
These pages feature vehicle ratings, safety facts, publications and more.

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
Features articles on car maintenance safety, airbag and seat belt safety, and more.

Share The Road Safely – The No Zone
From the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, dedicated to reducing motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks.

U.S. Department of Transportation
Features statistics, dockets, rules and references.

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Our Results Speak for Themselves

Here are a few Outcomes from Trucking Accident Cases

$4.3 MILLION ($4,364,250.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – TRUCKING COLLISION – PARTIAL PARALYSIS A wife and daughter asked for our representation for their husband and father. The victim was in a collision with a water hauler tanker truck in Panola County that left him partially paralyzed. Because of our experience as truck accident lawyers, we uncovered, in our investigation, that the truck driver lied on his application. We also found that the trucking company was aware of the traffic dangers associated with their entrance. (more)

$3.4 MILLION ($3,421,444.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENTS – TRUCK ACCIDENT – CLIENT 1- SPINE INJURY, SPLEEN LACERATION, BRAIN INJURY, CLIENT 2 -FOREARM FRACTURE, BRAIN INJURY We represented the driver and passenger of a car that was hit by an 18-wheeler.  (more)

$1.2 MILLION ($1,207,672.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – GARBAGE TRUCK COLLISION – FATALITY The family of a man who was involved in a fatal collision with a garbage truck called on our team for help. Our investigation revealed that the truck driver had no training. We also found that his truck had a broken gas gauge, which his employer had repeatedly failed to repair.  (more)

$1.3 MILLION ($1,331,250.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – TRUCKING COLLISION – FATALITY We represented the family of a Missouri couple in a jury trial following a deadly 18-wheeler collision. As expert truck accident lawyers, we were able to show that the truck driver falsified his log books in order to minimize his rest time, violating federal law.  (more)

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