Truck and 18 Wheeler Accidents
Undefeated Truck & 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyers
Our Truck and 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyers have Won Over $1 Billion and the largest verdicts and settlements in the Country on behalf of truck accident victims, including:
- the #1 Largest Accident Verdict in Texas
- the #1 Largest Verdict in R&L Trucking Company’s corporate history
- the #1 Largest settlement in Oakley Trucking Company’s corporate history
- the #6 Largest Accident Verdict in Texas
- 2 of the largest settlements in Texas
Trucking companies know that once our firm is involved in a case, they have two options: (1) offer our client a settlement that fully compensates them for all their injuries and losses, or (2) risk a record-setting verdict against the company at trial, where our Truck Accident Lawyers remain undefeated.
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We’re able to consistently achieve these results because we value and understand the importance of trial experience.
Unlike at many other law firms, all of our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers, who are undefeated at trial and always prepared to take a case to court when the defendant refuses to offer a settlement that fully compensates our clients for their injuries and damages.
This approach has resulted in record-setting victories in the courtroom and enabled our truck accident lawyers to negotiate unprecedented settlements outside of the courtroom.
Click here to see what one of our recent clients—who obtained the largest settlement in Oakley Trucking Company’s corporate history—said about his experience working with our Truck Accident Lawyers.
Over $1 Billion Won and the Largest Truck Accident Verdicts and Settlements in History
The verdicts and settlements that our Truck Accident Lawyers have recovered for clients across Texas and the United States have consistently set records as:
1. the largest in the state, and
2. the largest in the trucking companies’ corporate histories
Largest Verdict in History Against R&L Trucking Company
Ryan Zehl and Kevin Haynes recovered the largest verdict in R&L’s corporate history after a 5 week trial against R&L Carriers, the largest private 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, resulting in a head and lower back injury.
R&L denied responsibility for the collision, offered less than $150,000 to settle the case, and called a team of over 15 experts—including neurologist, neuropsychologists, orthopedists, and accident reconstructionists—to dispute our client’s injuries and attempt to prove that the collision was a “side swipe,” rather than a rear-end collision.
After hearing the evidence, however, the jury disagreed with R&L and awarded punitive damages against the company for its negligence and gross negligence in failing to properly supervise and train the driver.
The verdict is the #1 Largest Verdict in R&L’s corporate history, as well as the only case where they’ve been required to pay punitive damages.
Largest Settlement in History Against Oakley Trucking Company
We also recently obtained the #1 Largest Settlement in Oakley Trucking Company’s corporate history on behalf of a client who was rear-ended by a distracted driver, which caused his pick-up truck to roll over off the highway.
Less than 12 months after filing the lawsuit, we were able to obtain a settlement that will provide for him and his 4 children for the rest of their lives.
We Know How to Make Trucking Companies Take Responsibility
Having won record-setting verdicts and settlements against the biggest trucking and transportation companies in the United States, our Truck Accident Lawyers understand how trucking companies operate and what it takes to hold them responsible.
As a result, trucking companies tend to take cases much more seriously once we get involved, because they know that unless they offer a settlement that fully compensates our client for all their injuries and damages, we’ll take the case to trial, where our lawyers remain undefeated.
Our Truck Accident Lawyers Recreate the Collision to Prove that the Trucking Company and its Driver Were at Fault
When we’re hired in a trucking accident case, we immediately send an accident reconstruction team to inspect the scene and the vehicles involved in the crash.
Our inspection provides us with physical evidence (like the location and severity of the damage to the vehicles and the length and direction of skid marks on the road) 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 the medical experts to determine the nature and severity of our client’s injuries, how their injuries can be treated, and the cost of the medical treatment our clients will need in the future.
After obtaining this information, we work with our client’s doctors and medical experts to determine the damages that are needed to ensure that our clients are fully compensated for both their physical injuries and past and future financial loses—such as lost wages and medical expenses.
If the trucking company or their insurer refuse to offer a settlement that fully compensates our client and their family for all their injuries and damages, we take the case to trial—where our lawyers 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 Undefeated Truck Accident Lawyers can help.
We’ll answer your questions, explain your rights, and provide you with the information you need to decide what’s best for you and your family.
All consultations are free and, because we work exclusively on a contingency fee, you won’t pay or owe us anything unless we win your case.
Call 1-888-603-3636 or simply click here to send us a confidential email through our Contact Us form.
Experience Matters: Our Clients Receive Record-Setting Recoveries Against the Largest Trucking Companies in the Country
While almost every personal injury lawyer claims to have experience handling trucking accidents, the number of lawyers who have actually taken a trucking case to trial is quite small.
Furthermore, despite popular belief, car accidents are nothing like truck accidents. In addition to size of the vehicles and substantial differences in force and momentum, truck accident cases are won or lost based on the lawyer’s understanding of the Federal Safety Regulations, the technology (like QualComms and Electronic Control Modules) 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 record-setting verdicts and settlements against the largest trucking and transportation companies in the United States, distinguishing our firm as one of the leading trucking accident law firms in the country.
Truck Drivers and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
Unlike in an ordinary car accident case, a qualified truck accident lawyer has to thoroughly understand the federal and state regulations that govern the trucking companies and their drivers.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, for example, are federal safety laws that govern every trucking company and truck driver in the Country.
The Federal Safety Regulations control everything from the type of training a truck driver is required to receive and the maintenance that must be performed on the truck to the number of hours a driver can spend behind the wheel before they’re considered to be fatigued and required to take an 8-hour rest break.
Having successfully represented thousands of truck accident victims against the largest trucking companies in the United States, our Undefeated Truck Accident Lawyers are thoroughly familiar with the federal safety regulations and, as a result, can quickly determine whether any of these rules were violated by the trucking company or its driver in connection with the accident.
Common Causes of Truck and 18-Wheeler Accidents
Common forms of negligence in truck and 18-wheeler truck accident cases include:
- Overworked and fatigued drivers
- Speeding and other traffic violations
- Violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
- Failing to properly maintain Driver Log Books
- Pattern Logging
- Hiring unqualified and inexperienced drivers
- Drug use and intoxication while driving
- Improper maintenance
Common Injuries From Truck & 18-Wheeler Accidents
While any automobile accident can lead to serious injuries, collisions with trucks and 18-wheelers are often catastrophic due to the substantial force and weight of the vehicles involved.
The types of injuries most commonly seen include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries and Concussions
- Fractures, dislocations and soft-tissue damage, and
- Back and neck injuries, including disc herniations and paraplegia
- Fatalities and loss of limbs
Because these injuries are often permanent and, in some cases, fatal, it’s critical that you work with an experienced Truck Accident Lawyer who has the resources and experience needed to ensure that you and your family receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries and losses.
Contact our Undefeated Truck Accident Lawyers for a Free Consultation at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here
Having won over $1 Billion and the largest trucking accident verdicts and settlements in history, our Truck Accident Lawyers have the resources, experience and skills needed to ensure that you and your family receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries and damages.
Our lawyers will 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, there’s no commitment involved and, because we work exclusively on a contingency-fee basis, you pay nothing unless we win your case.
Call 1-888-603-3636 or Click Here to send us a confidential email through our Contact Us form.
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