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Beaumont Truck Accident Lawyers

Undefeated Beaumont Truck and 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyers

Nearly 14 million trucks drive our nation’s highways each day, hauling over 72% of American freight and goods across the country, according to American Trucking Association data

In Beaumont, 18-wheelers and semis are not only a common sight along Interstate 10 and the backroads of East Texas, but a common cause of fatal collisions.  

Though trucking companies and their drivers are required to follow strict Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, make no mistake: the trucking industry is notorious for violating important safety laws for the sake of profit. A nationwide trucker shortage also means more inexperienced, untrained truck drivers get behind the wheel every day.   

Our Undefeated Beaumont truck accident lawyers have repeatedly seen, first hand, the extent trucking companies will go to avoid responsibility after a serious crash.

In Beaumont alone, we’ve seen truck drivers who are unable to stay in their lane, unable to control their big rig, and distracted by their phone cause fatal collisions on the dangerous stretch of I-10 that Jefferson County residents know all too well.   

Our Undefeated Beaumont 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers Recover the Largest Verdicts and Settlements in History

Trucking companies know who we are. They know that once we get involved in a case, they need to be prepared to fully compensate our clients or risk a record-setting verdict at trial. 

They know that our Undefeated Texas Truck Accident Lawyers have consistently recovered the largest truck and 18 wheeler accident verdicts and settlements in history, and that we demand the maximum compensation possible for each and every one of our clients. 

Contact our Beaumont Truck Accident Attorneys for a Free Consultation at 1-888-603-3636 or click here

Serious Beaumont Truck Crashes are on the Rise 

In the Beaumont–Port Arthur metropolitan region, which comprises Jefferson, Hardin, Newton, and Orange counties, commercial truck accidents have increased steadily over the last three years.  Annual Texas motor vehicle crash statistics reveal that even as Beaumont-area car accidents have decreased, the number of truck accidents has grown to surpass pre-pandemic levels. 

In 2022 alone, for example, the Golden Triangle saw more than 781 commercial truck accidents, and these dangerous wrecks resulted in over 30 serious injuries and 14 lives lost. 

Unfortunately, there has not been a deathless day on Texas highways since November 7, 2000, as confirmed by the Texas Department of Transportation. When massive 18-wheelers and commercial trucks enter the equation, the risk for serious injuries or worse grows exponentially.

Common Truck and 18-Wheeler Crashes  

With over 3.5 million commercial truck drivers on the road in the U.S., there are many reasons why a commercial truck wreck can occur.  

Some of the most common big rig truck accidents include: 

Causes of Beaumont 18-Wheeler Accidents  

While there are a number of factors that can be involved in causing a truck or 18-wheeler crash, the vast majority of accidents are entirely preventable and often result from negligence on the part of the trucking company or its driver.

Some of the most common preventable causes include: 


Under federal hours-of-service safety regulations, truck drivers can be behind the wheel for up to 11 hours at a stretch. However, an Insurance Institute of Highway Safety study found that after eight hours on the road, truck drivers are twice as likely to crash. 

In an attempt to get around the daily driving limits, truck drivers falsify or forge logbooks so that they can drive more and spend less time resting. This deceptive practice only leads to more fatigued drivers on our highways, increasing the risk that a trucker may fall asleep at the wheel and crash. 

Inexperienced or Unqualified Drivers 

Truck drivers must have a valid commercial driver’s license (also called a CDL), but driving with a suspended or revoked license is more common than you’d think. As the commercial trucking industry faces a severe driver shortage, some companies have hired drivers with questionable driving records, including drivers with numerous past crashes, speeding and traffic tickets, and who have previously been disqualified for violating other important state and federal safety regulations. 

Trucking companies have a responsibility to fully screen their drivers before hiring them as drivers, and failing to do so can subject the trucking company to substantial liability if that driver is involved in a crash. Background searches are also required by federal law because a driver’s history of violations predicts future crash risk

Trucking companies may also hire inexperienced drivers, but fail to offer the proper training needed to get these drivers ready to handle the complexities of the job, leading to drivers who are ill-equipped to handle any number of situations on the road. 

When trucking companies hire inexperienced drivers without providing the training required by federal law, the trucking company can be liable for “negligent training” if that driver causes a crash. 

Defective Equipment 

Trucks must undergo regular inspections, and maintenance issues must be promptly addressed. When trucking companies fail to perform legally required pre and post-trip vehicle inspections, maintain the truck, and promptly address safety concerns like faulty brakes, worn tires, or malfunctioning lights, the outcome is often a catastrophic accident caused by equipment failure.  

Other common causes of truck accidents include:  

  • Distracted driving 
  • Drunk driving  
  • Drug use  
  • Speeding 
  • Unsafe lane changes 
  • Failure to obey traffic signals and signs 
  • Trucking companies violating the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 

Common Truck Accident Injuries  

Because of their size and weight, truck accidents are much more likely to result in serious injuries. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Large Truck Crash Causation Study, the most extensive report on commercial truck crashes, reveals that in large truck collisions, people riding in passenger vehicles are far more likely to be seriously injured. That’s not surprising, when you realize a commercial truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded — that’s 20 times the weight of an average car. 

Common injuries in a truck accident may include: 

  • Spinal cord injuries and disc herniations that cause substantial pain and, in some cases, partial, temporary, or complete paralysis, resulting in life-long pain and suffering.  
  • Traumatic brain injuries and concussions that result in life-long cognitive impairment, mood changes, trouble sleeping and concentrating, and a variety of other lifelong problems. What many people don’t realize is that traumatic brain injuries can occur even without direct trauma to the head due to the brain moving forward and backward in the skull at impact.   
  • Severe or fatal burns caused by a ruptured fuel tank that spreads to other vehicles, the drivers, passengers, and everyone else in the vicinity of a truck accident. 
  • Internal Bleeding caused by blunt force trauma. Because these injuries are difficult to detect and treat, you should seek immediate medical attention, even if you don’t think you’re injured at the scene. 
  • Fractures, including broken bones and/or herniated discs in the cervical or lumbar spine, due to the forces and momentum involved in the crash. 
  • Amputations that may be required because of crushing injuries, ejections, and other traumatic injuries caused by the crash. Amputees require long-term medical treatment and attendant (nursing) care, as well as prosthetics to ambulate and function in daily life. 

If you or a loved one suffered an injury in an accident with a large commercial vehicle, it’s important that you immediately take steps to protect your rights, before the trucking company starts losing or destroying important evidence. 

Why It’s Important to Hire an Experienced Beaumont Truck Accident Attorney 

With millions at risk, trucking companies and their teams of lawyers will do just about anything to avoid paying injured victims and their families, including hiding and destroying evidence, blaming the victims, and minimizing the severity of any injuries and damages. 

Our truck accident lawyers refuse to negotiate with the trucking company unless the settlement will fully compensate our clients for all their damages and losses. If the trucking company refuses, we take the case to trial, where we have a history of winning the largest truck and 18 wheeler accident verdicts and settlements in history. 

Having successfully represented over 1,000 truck accident victims across Texas, our 18 wheeler accident lawyers know what evidence to look for and how to force the trucking company to give it to us. We then use the evidence, along with our team of engineers, safety experts, and medical team, to prove how the crash could and should have been prevented and the effect that our client’s injuries will have on their ability to care and provide for themselves and their families. 

What is My Truck Accident Case Worth?  

Damages that may be recovered after a truck or 18-wheeler accident include: 

  • Medical Expenses 
  • Property Damage 
  • Lost Wages 
  • Pain and Suffering  
  • Disfigurement or Scarring  
  • Wrongful Death Damages 
  • Punitive Damages 

Hiring an experienced truck accident attorney significantly increases your chances of recovering larger damages. From getting you to the best doctors and medical providers to making sure you have the financial resources to provide and care for yourself and your family for the rest of your life, our team is always there for you—not just while your case is pending, but long after it’s already been resolved. 

We Don’t Just Win for Beaumont Truck Accident Victims — We Set Records. Call 1-888-603-3636 for a Free Consultation 

With Billions won and the largest truck and 18-wheeler accident recoveries in Texas, our undefeated truck accident attorneys have consistently demonstrated that we don’t just win for truck accident victims and their families – we set records.  

If you or a loved one were injured or tragically killed in a truck accident, call 1-888-603-3636, use the Contact Us form on our homepage, or click here to send us a confidential email. 

All consultations are free, and you’ll pay nothing unless we win your case.