Undefeated Houston 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer | Truck Accident Attorney

Truck and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Houston Truck Accident Lawyer | Houston 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer

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 history on behalf of truck accident victims across Texas and the United States, including:

Trucking companies know that once our law firm’s involved, their only options are to fully compensate our client for all their injuries and damages, or risk a record-setting verdict at trial, where our Truck Accident Lawyers remain undefeated.

Contact our Undefeated Truck Accident Lawyers for a Free Consultation at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here 

We’re able to consistently win record-setting recoveries for truck accident victims because we value and understand the importance of hard work, preparation and trial experience.

Unlike at many other law firms, our Truck Accident Lawyers regularly take cases to trial—where we remain undefeated—and refuse to accept settlement offers unless the offer fully compensate our clients for ALL their injuries and losses.

Because our approach consistently leads to record-setting verdicts, many of our cases are settled for unprecedented amounts before trial.

Click here to see what one of our recent clients—who obtained the largest verdict in R&L Trucking Company’s history—said about her experience 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

  • the largest in the state, and
  • the largest in the trucking company’s corporate history

Largest Verdict in History Against R&L Trucking Company

Ryan Zehl 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 over $4 Million, as well as punitive damages, to our client for the company’s negligence and gross negligence in failing to properly train and supervise its driver.

The verdict is the #1 Largest Verdict in R&L’s corporate history, the only case where they’ve been required to pay punitive damages, and one of the only trucking cases in Texas where punitive damages have been upheld on appeal.

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 substantial settlement that will provide for him and his 4 children for the rest of their lives.

We Force Trucking Companies to Take Responsibility

Having won record-setting verdicts and settlements against the biggest trucking and transportation companies in the United States, trucking companies tend to take cases much more seriously when our Truck Accident Lawyers are involved.

Why? Because they know that our lawyers won’t hesitate to take the case to trial if the company doesn’t offer our client a settlement that fully compensates them for all their damages and losses.

We Prove that the Trucking Company and its Driver Were at Fault

When we’re hired in a trucking accident case, we immediately obtain the driver’s logs and all maintenance and employment records, and send an accident reconstruction team to inspect the scene and the vehicles involved in the crash.

This evidence not only allows us to determine whether the driver exceeded the maximum number of driving hours and committed other violations of Federal safety 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, how their injuries can be treated, and the cost of the medical treatment that our clients will need in the future.

After obtaining this information, we work with our experts to identify the total amount of compensation needed to ensure that our clients are able to care for themselves and their families for the rest of their lives.

If the trucking company or their insurer refuses to offer a settlement that compensates our clients for all their injuries and losses, we take the case to trial—where our truck accident 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 make sure you have the information you need to decide what’s best for you and your family going forward.

All consultations are free and, because we work exclusively on a contingency fee, you won’t pay 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.

Our Clients Receive Record-Setting Verdicts and Settlements Against the Largest Trucking Companies in the Country

While almost every personal injury lawyer claims to have experience handling trucking accidents, few have actually taken a trucking case to trial.

And, despite what many think, 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 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, an experienced truck accident lawyer has to thoroughly understand the federal and state laws and 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 United States.

These laws 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 understand the federal safety regulations and know where to look for critical evidence that proves that the trucking company and its driver were at fault.

Common Causes of Truck and 18-Wheeler Accidents

Some of the most common causes of truck and 18-wheeler accidents include:

  • Fatigued drivers
  • Improper training
  • Speeding, lane change and other violations of state traffic laws
  • Violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • Driving in excess of the limits imposed by federal law
  • Hiring unqualified and inexperienced drivers
  • Drug use and intoxication
  • Failing to regularly and properly inspect and maintain the tractor or trailer

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 truck accident 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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I wanted to express my outmost gratitude and appreciation to the Zehl&Associates law firm for the excellent representation in my accident case in December 2016; even though it was a difficult case I could not have been more pleased with how they handled everything. They are very knowledgeable and clearly the top in their field. I would highly recommend them. Thanks Zehl&Associates.
Arturo Estrada
Arturo Estrada
17:19 11 Dec 18
I don’t think I can ever be thankful enough for Lamar DeLong. I’m a single mom, on my way home from work two weeks after I started my new job and two weeks after graduating from college, I was in a horrible car accident. My car was totaled and I was really badly hurt. Lamar took my case and didn’t stop until I was going to be fully taken care of. I now will have little worries about taking the time off of work to get the back and knee surgery I desperately need to be able to function normally. I’m 26, I’m a single parent and Lamar kept that in mind. Zehl&Associates really took care of me. Especially being in completely different cities. A thank you won’t be enough for this firm treating me like family and making sure I was taken care of. Thank you Lamar and all the staff involved in my case.
Lyssa Brown
Lyssa Brown
01:01 22 Dec 18
Ryan Zehl is the best, very nice, helpful, and compassionate. His firm works very hard to help you! I hired them because my brother was killed on a work site, the firm's track record, and they seemed to really care about their clients and cases. Thank you all at Zehl & Associates for your help.
Rhonda M
Rhonda M
20:33 02 Oct 18
Theres not enough stars to rate the true quality on here! Everything I've heard about lawyers went out the window when Eric took time on Father's day of all days to contact me back and help assist me with a settlement. I was in desperate need of legal advice & guidance and running out of time. Eric was quick, efficient, HONEST, and did more than beyond more to make sure I was legally protected & being treated fairly. I was at my giving up point on everything until that first conversation with Eric. Zehl Law definitely breaks the mold on lawyers. He was more interested in protecting me than trying to take money from me. Which is a rare thing to find in any industry or just people in general, which has definitely been my case involving everything else in my life. But of all people, a lawyer restored my faith in humanity itself. Thank you for that. Thank you for everything! You've been more than amazing!!!
Arielle Fletcher
Arielle Fletcher
18:41 22 Jun 18
Eric was able to help our company by providing truthful and helpful legal counsel. We are extremely happy with how quickly he was able to resolve the issue and get back to us. Very professional and genuinely caring people.
Stan Ivanov
Stan Ivanov
14:17 20 Jul 18
Let me tell you a little something about. zale and associates they were the most wonderful law firm. we have ever had the pleasure of working with. my brother was involved in a head on collision causing the death of his wife. and they did everything they could do to help us as a family. we were treated like family. we were able to contact my team of lawers 24/7 any time we needed them.thay helped with the doctors bills and with the funeral of my sister in law .i would be glad to talk to you about zehl and associates any time my brother and i will always be family to them. thay got us max limits. this let us get the best doctors and care for my brother. thay seen that we had enough money to see us though this time. please look me up on Facebook. and i will be glad to tell you. that this is the way to go .you will not be sorry that you went with them.
Billy Burley
Billy Burley
03:56 11 Jan 19
Zehl and Associates took amazing care of me after my accident in January 2018. Lamar was kind, listened to all my fears, and helped me through the process of a lawsuit. I truly appreciate the care the office staff took with me whenever I called. Fantastic firm who were able to settle my case without ever stepping foot in court!
Alex Fox
Alex Fox
15:56 21 Jan 19
Zehl has been amazing and extremely helpful to our family since my husband was incolved in a plant expolosion in 2015. Everyone from the owner of the firm, Ryan, to each and everyone that has answered the phone has always been more than willing to help in anyway possible. The staff always checked on our family to be sure we had all we needed and showed to really care! I would recommend Zehl and associates to anyone looking for a lawyer to fight a good fight and make sure all clients’ needs are met at the same time!
Wayne Plaisance
Wayne Plaisance
21:08 30 Jan 19
My wife and I had no experience with this kind of suit. Ryan Zehl and his staff walked us through the process with great caring and helped us get a favorable settlement. We would recommend you meet with them and we think you will be very impressed
susie white
susie white
21:52 11 Feb 19
My husband got injured and we had no idea what to do or where to go. Dealing with personal injury is challenging. Zehl & Associates handled our case from beginning to the end and we could not have been more impressed. Matt, your professionalism is appreciated. Thank you very much for all you have done for us. If anyone is looking for a personal injury attorney, this is the place to go.
Ksana Menk
Ksana Menk
03:34 14 Feb 19