Trucking Accidents

Experienced Fort Worth Truck Accident Lawyers | (3rd Largest Truck Accident Jury Award in Texas in 2017)

Phone: 817-531-3000 or email: info@texlawyers.com

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 involved in commercial truck collisions.

Steve Laird, Expert Truck Accident Lawyer and Facutly Member at ATLA's Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course: Art of Persuasion at Harvard Law School

Steve Laird, Faculty Member | ATLA Ultimate Trial Advocacy College for trial lawyers with 5 or more jury trials | Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

For over 30 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 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.

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 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

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 as well as tools and resources for passengers and consumers.

American Trucking Associations
This site includes information and research that may help you if you have been injured in a collision with a commercial truck. The site includes information on the trucking industry, best practices for commercial truck highway and driver safety as well as 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. The Highway Loss Data Institute shares and supports the mission of the IIHS through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles and by publishing insurance loss results by vehicle maker and model. 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 commercial trucking industry safety and training, 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. This site includes information about truck blind spots and truck blind spot accident prevention.

U.S. Department of Transportation
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.

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 in order to minimize his rest time, violating federal law.  (more)

See our Case Results page for additional information. | Email us with questions at info@texlawyers.com.

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What you should do to protect yourself and your family if you are involved in a collision with a commercial truck or 18 wheeler

Fort Worth trucking accident  attorney Steve Laird explains why it is important to contact an experienced truck accident lawyer if you are injured in a collision with a truck or 18 wheeler.

Attorney Steven C. Laird explains why it is important to contact an experienced truck accident lawyer immediately after being involved in a trucking accident. Call (817)531-3000 or (888) 501-1216 for more information. Click here to view more videos providing accident information and help.

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