Houston Truck and 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyers
Undefeated Texas Truck and 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyers
Our Texas Truck Accident Lawyers have won Billions and recovered the largest truck and 18 wheeler accident verdicts and settlements in history on behalf of accident victims across Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and the United States, including:
- #1 Largest Texas Truck Accident Settlement (2019)
- #1 Largest Accident Verdict in Texas
- #1 Largest Verdict in R&L Trucking Company’s corporate history
- #1 Largest Settlement in Oakley Trucking Company’s corporate history
- #4 Largest Accident Verdict in Texas
- 2 of the largest settlements in Texas
Trucking companies know that once our Truck Accident Lawyers are involved in the case, their only options are to offer a settlement that fully compensates our clients for all their injuries and damages or risk a record-setting verdict at trial, where our lawyers remain undefeated.
Contact our Truck and 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers for a Free Consultation at 1-888-603-3636 or Click Here
As our track-record confirms, we Don’t Just Win for Texas Truck and 18 Wheeler Accident Victims – We Set Records.
We’re able to consistently achieve these unprecedented results for our clients because we work longer and harder than our opponents, we understand how trucking companies and their team of lawyers operate, and we refuse to settle a case unless our clients are fully compensated for ALL their injuries and damages.
Because of our continued success—both inside and outside the courtroom—a majority of our client’s cases are settled for record-setting amounts before trial.
If you or a loved one were injured in a truck or 18-wheeler accident, our Undefeated Truck Accident Lawyers will hold the trucking company accountable and make sure that you and your family receive the compensation you deserve.
Call 1-888-603-3636, click the “live chat” button, or send us a confidential email through our Contact Form by Clicking Here.
All consultations are free—and you won’t pay a dime unless we win your case.
What Truck Accident Victims Say About Working with Our Truck Accident Lawyers
In this video testimonial, our client—who received a $23,500,000 Settlement (the largest Truck Accident Settlement in Texas)—discusses his experience with our truck accident lawyers and the record-setting settlement that we recovered on his behalf.
- Largest Truck Accident Verdict in Texas and R&L Trucking Company’s Corporate History
- Largest 18-Wheeler Accident Settlement in Texas and Oakley Trucking Company’s Corporate History
Billions Won and the Largest Truck and 18 Wheeler Accident Recoveries in History
As our track record confirms, the verdicts and settlements that our Truck Accident Lawyers have obtained for truck and 18 wheeler accident victims across Texas, Louisiana and the United States consistently set records as both the largest in the state and the trucking company’s corporate history.
We’ve highlighted some of these record-setting recoveries below.
Largest Truck Accident Settlement in Texas in 2019
To learn more about the record-setting settlement and our client’s experience working with our truck accident lawyers, watch his video testimonial by clicking here.
The settlement, which is the largest in Texas and the company’s corporate history, will ensure that our client receives the best medical care available and is able to provide for himself and his family for the rest of his life.
Record-Setting Truck Accident Settlement for Family of Man Tragically Killed by an 18-Wheeler while Driving to Work
Our Truck Accident Lawyers recently reached a record-setting (and confidential) settlement for our client and her 4 year-old boy after her husband was tragically killed by an 18-wheeler in Jefferson County, Texas while on his way to work.
The trucking company, the driver, and their team of lawyers initially refused to take responsibility for the tragic crash, claiming that our client’s husband was distracted by his cell phone when the collision occurred.
After several depositions and working with the Texas DPS officers who investigated the crash, our Truck Accident Attorneys not only proved that our client’s husband never used his cell phone that morning, but also that the trucking company had violated federal and state safety regulations by allowing the truck driver—who had already been on the road for over 14 hours at the time of the crash—to continue driving.
The case settled several weeks later and remains the largest wrongful death settlement in the trucking company’s history.
Largest Verdict in R&L Trucking Company’s History
Our 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers recovered the largest verdict in R&L’s corporate history after a 5-week trial against R&L Carriers, the largest privately owned trucking company in the United States. Our client was rear-ended by one of R&L’s drivers while driving on I-20, just outside of Weatherford, Texas. The impact caused her vehicle to roll-over multiple times before finally coming to a rest on the highway’s shoulder.
R&L immediately denied responsibility for the crash, offered less than $150,000 to settle the case, and called a team of over 15 experts at trial—including neurologist, neuropsychologists, orthopedists, and accident reconstructionists—to dispute our client’s injuries and attempt to prove that the crash was “unavoidable.”
After hearing the evidence, however, the jury disagreed with R&L’s witnesses and awarded our client $4.3 Million, plus punitive damages, for the company’s negligence and gross negligence in failing to properly train its driver.
The verdict is the #1 Largest Verdict in R&L’s corporate history, the only case where punitive damages have been awarded against the company, and the only reported truck accident case in Texas in the past 15 years where punitive damages have been affirmed by a Texas Court of Appeals.
Largest Settlement in Oakley Trucking Company’s History
Our Truck Accident Lawyers also obtained the #1 Largest Settlement in Oakley Trucking Company’s corporate history on behalf of a client who was rear-ended by truck driver who was distracted by his cell-phone on Christmas Eve.
The impact from the crash caused our client’s pick-up truck to rollover on the highway at over 50 mph.
Oakley initially refused to offer our client more than $125,000 to settle the case.
Less than 6 months later, Oakley settled the case with our client for over 25 times their original offer, making it the largest settlement in the trucking company’s history.
We Force Trucking Companies to Take Responsibility
Due to the repeated and unprecedented success that our truck and 18-wheeler accident lawyers have achieved for our clients, trucking companies and their lawyers take our clients and their cases much more seriously.
Why? Because they know that our Truck Accident Attorneys will never be outspent or overworked, that we take cases to trial—and set records, and that we refuse to settle a case unless our clients and their families are fully compensated for ALL their injuries, losses and damages.
We Prove the Trucking Company and its Driver Were at Fault
When we’re hired in a truck or 18-wheeler accident case, our Truck Accident Lawyers immediately obtain the truck driver’s logbook and the truck’s black box and ECM records and send an accident reconstruction team to inspect the scene and the vehicles involved in the crash.
This evidence not only allows our Truck Accident Lawyers to determine whether the trucking company or its driver violated federal safety regulations and state transportation laws, but it also provides us with physical evidence that establishes how fast the truck was traveling at impact, if and when it braked, and whether the driver was fatigued or distracted at the time of impact.
We then consult with both our client’s treating doctors and our medical experts to determine the nature and severity of our client’s injuries, the doctors and specialists who are most qualified to treat them, and the cost and frequency of medical care that our clients will require in the future.
After obtaining evidence proving how the crash occurred and the effect that the crash had—and will continue to have—on our client’s health and future earning potential, we work with our experts and engineers to determine what the truck driver could and should have done to avoid the crash, and the total amount of compensation needed to ensure that our clients are able to care and provide for themselves and their families for the rest of their lives.
If the trucking company refuses to offer a settlement that fully compensates our clients and their families for their injuries and losses, we take the case to trial—where our 18 wheeler accident attorneys remain undefeated.
Contact Our Undefeated Truck Accident Lawyers for a Free Consultation at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here
If you or a loved one were injured or tragically killed in a truck or 18-wheeler accident, our truck and 18-wheeler accident lawyers will devote whatever time and resources are necessary to holding the trucking company accountable and ensuring that you and your family are fully compensated for all your injuries and damages.
Just call 1-888-603-3636, click the “Chat Now” button, our send us a confidential email through our Contact Form.
We’ll answer your questions, explain your rights, and make sure you have the information you need to decide what’s best for you and your family.
All consultations are free, and you won’t pay us a dime unless we win your case.
Record-Setting Verdicts and Settlements Against the Largest Trucking Companies in the Country
While almost every personal injury attorney claims to have experience handling truck accidents, there are very few who have actually taken a trucking company to trial—and even less who have won record-setting verdicts for their clients.
Why is that important? Because, despite what some may think, trucking cases are nothing like car accidents.
In addition to substantial differences in the size and weight of the vehicles, truck accident cases are won or lost based on the attorney’s understanding of the Federal Safety Regulations, the technology that trucking companies and their drivers use to monitor the movement, speed, fuel consumption and driving activity of the trucks, and the lawyer’s willingness and ability to take your case to trial—and win.
In addition to having won over $1 Billion for our clients, our Truck Accident Lawyers have consistently recovered the largest verdicts and settlements in history against trucking and transportation companies and repeatedly distinguished our firm as the Best Truck Accident Lawyers in the United States.
Truck Drivers and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
Unlike in ordinary car wrecks, truck accident attorneys have to thoroughly understand the hundreds of state and federal safety regulations that trucking companies and their drivers are required to follow in order to operate commercial vehicles on public roads and highways across the United States.
Many of these rules are found in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations — laws created by the United States Department of Transportation that govern every trucking company and truck driver in the United States.
The FMCSRs dictate everything from the type of training a truck driver is required to receive and the maintenance that must be performed on the truck and trailer before and after each trip, to the number of hours a driver can spend behind the wheel or “on-duty” before the driver is considered fatigued and disqualified from driving.
Having successfully represented thousands of 18 wheeler and semi-truck accident victims against the largest trucking companies in the United States, our Undefeated Truck Accident Lawyers know what evidence to look for, where to find it, and—most importantly—how to use it to hold trucking companies and their drivers accountable for seriously injuring or killing other drivers or passengers in a crash.
Common Causes of Truck and 18-Wheeler Accidents
While there are typically a number of factors involved in causing or contributing to a truck or 18-wheeler crash, some of the most common include:
- Driver fatigue and Hours of Service Violations
- Hiring inexperienced and unqualified drivers
- Failing to provide proper training
- Failing to perform legally required pre and post-trip vehicle inspections
- Requiring drivers to drive in excess of the maximum hours permitted by federal law
- Speeding, unsafe lane changes, and other traffic violations
- Violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
- Drug use and intoxication
Contact our Undefeated Truck and 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers for a Free Consultation at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here
With over $1 Billion recovered and the largest truck and 18 wheeler accident verdicts and settlements in history, our Truck Accident Lawyers have consistently proven 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 by a truck or 18-wheeler, call 1-888-603-3636, click the “Chat Now” button, or send us a confidential email through our Contact Us form.
We’ll answer your questions, explain your rights, and make sure you have all the information you need to decide what’s best for you and your family.
All consultations are free, and you won’t pay us a dime unless we win your case.
FAQ Videos: Truck & 18-Wheeler Accidents
- Truck and 18-Wheeler Accident Information Page
- What to do after truck accidents or an 18-wheeler accident
- Why it’s important to hire a truck accident lawyer with trial experience
- What will it cost to hire a lawyer after a truck accident?
- What is the difference between a truck accident case and a car wreck case?
Some of our Recent Truck and 18 Wheeler Accident Verdicts & Settlements:
“10 stars need to be allowed! My journey with Ryan and his amazing group of Bulldogs who will never stop fighting for you! My story and nightmare began on December 5, 2011, when I was rear-ended by a speeding 18 wheeler on the interstate in a construction zone. That day will be forever etched in my memory and if I wouldn’t have had Ryan & associates, I know for a fact this wouldn’t have ended up as a happier ending. My life will forever be changed by this wreck. I was completely in agonizing pain and angry and unable to figure out what I was supposed to do. I was able to always call and even email and feel assured always and that made such a difference in this long overdue journey. I had to have surgery’s and do physical therapy and see doctors and never had to worry about these Bill’s Ryan and staff handled all my appointments flights medicine I was able to heal and not stress or at least try to. This group never waivered and ALWAYS had my back and never once gave me dought! My trail was in Dallas Texas and 6 weeks long the 2nd worst time in my life and I was taken care of by Ryan and his amazing associates. We won everything I mean everything from the beginning to the Supreme court and this is the outcome of dedicated and caring attorneys and staff Judgement $4,088,669 we were aware something that hasn’t happened in 20 years which is punitive damages of 50,00 this is why you want Ryan in your corner he will fight for you and do everything in his power to get you justice! Pre and post judgments interest is another million. I would never want anyone to experience loss and pain in their life, but I will say if you ever need an attorney, Please call Ryan & Associates and let them do what they do and get you justice. I’ve had a 7-year relationship with this wonderful group and they made a horribly painful process a lot easier and I trust them! Thank you”
– Bobbie M Bush