Experienced Fort Worth, Texas, Truck Accident Lawyers
STEVE LAIRD and Seth McCloskey are 2 OF ONLY 10 LAWYERS IN TEXAS – BOARD CERTIFIED BY NBTA IN TRUCK ACCIDENT LAW
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.
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.
There are only 11 REAL Board Certified Truck Accident Attorneys in Texas & 2 of Them Work Here
If you need a lawyer for a truck accident case, shouldn’t that lawyer be Board Certified in Truck Accident Law?
Board Certification in Truck Accident Law Requires a level of Expertise & Experience that Most Texas Lawyers Do Not Have
There are only 11 lawyers in Texas who have been able to demonstrate the level of expertise and experience that is required to achieve Board Certification in Truck Accident Law by NBTA by:
- Passing the rigorous National Trial Association board certification exam
- Providing evidence that they have the extensive trial experience litigating trucking accident cases that Board Certification Requires.
All of Our Attorneys Are Board Certified in Truck Accident Law.
Truck accident cases are some of the most difficult accident cases to litigate because:
- Truckers usually have layers of protection that individuals do not have. We understand the systems that trucking companies have in place to protect themselves and their drivers, like instructing drivers to call dispatch (not 911) when an accident occurs to enable their expert legal teams to start building a case against you immediately – even if you are not at fault.
- Texas has a complex array of laws that govern commercial truck drivers. As experts, we know all of those laws and will use that knowledge to investigate your case thoroughly – building the strongest case possible.
- Many parties might share blame in a truck collision case. As attorneys who are board-certified in truck accident law, we have demonstrated that we understand how to investigate every aspect of a trucking case, know how to identify all of the negligent parties, and know how to hold them accountable.
- Insurance adjusters and defense lawyers often use manipulative and/or aggressive tactics to minimize the amount of your claim. We know how to combat these tactics, ensuring that you recover the just and fair compensation you deserve.
Don’t allow the truck driver’s insurance company or your own to dictate what happens with your claim. Let us help you by making the strongest case possible and recovering the fair and just compensation that you and your loved ones deserve.
Phone: 817-531-3000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Faces of Fort Worth Trucking Accident Law 2021
We are pleased to announce that Steve Laird and Seth McCloskey are featured as THE FACES OF TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAW in Fort Worth Magazine’s 2021 Faces of Fort Worth issue. The Faces of Fort Worth issue of Fort Worth Magazine features some of Fort Worth’s finest local business leaders who are pioneers in their fields. Spotlighted in this issue to share their expertise in various industries from medicine and aviation to real estate, law, and wealth management.
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.
Our Results Speak for Themselves
Here are a few Outcomes from Trucking Accident Cases – See how our experience and exhaustive investigation enable our clients to maximize their recovery.
$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 ACCIDENT – FATALITY: The family of a man who was involved in a fatal trucking 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 – TRUCK 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 to minimize his rest time, violating federal law. (more)
Our lawyers will do anything to further their knowledge and expertise in truck accident injury law. Steve Laird and Seth McCloskey recently attended the hands-on Legacy Trucking Course for Legal Professionals to gain an in-depth first-hand understanding of what it is like to drive a commercial vehicle. Click here to view more videos providing accident information and help.
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.