Undefeated Houston 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer | Houston Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Houston Truck Accident Lawyer | Houston 18 Wheeler Accident Attorney

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.

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

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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I hired Zehl when I was severely injured doing a Plug and Abandonment job offshore. I'm glad I did, they were incredible. They walked me through every step of the case, made sure that I got to the best doctors, and were always there for me when I was having trouble paying bills when the case was pending. I always felt that I was in good hands and well taken care of, which relieved a lot of my stress and helped put me at ease. Eric and the team at Zehl and Associates represented my best interests, I highly recommend them.
Derrick Collins
Derrick Collins
21:03 14 Jun 17
I was hesitant to file a lawsuit when I was injured at work, because I didn't know what to expect and my company kept telling me that "they were going to take care of me." But the medical bills kept piling up, I wasn't able to work and make money to support my family. Eric Allen and the staff at Zehl put me at ease about the process, kept me to up date about what was going on, and devoted all their resources to making sure that I had the money I needed to pay all my medical expenses and take care of myself and my family. I can honestly say that working with Eric, Ryan and the Zehl team was one of the best decisions we've ever made. Thank you.
Maura Burnett
Maura Burnett
22:17 12 Jun 17
After I was injured at a chemical plant, I needed time to recover from my injuries and a lawyer who could stand up for me and my family against my company. Ryan Zehl was recommended to me from a coworker. Ryan worked hard to prepare my case and kept me and my family in the loop through the entire process. At the end they were able to get me a settlement that was much more than we had expected. I’d recommend Ryan and the team at Zehl to anyone who needs an injury lawyer who’s aggressive, honest and dedicated to protecting their clients.
Jeffrey Hutson
Jeffrey Hutson
15:47 12 May 17
Thanks to the hard work from Ryan and his team, a dangerous product that could have hurt thousands of people is now off the street. Even though I suffered from the lack of safety checks from this product, I am happy to have “taken the bullet”, to keep other people safe. Special thanks to Tommy Servos, who kept me informed through out the whole trial and helped me get a record recovery!
Kevin Nunn
Kevin Nunn
20:30 14 May 17
I grew up in Texas and went to work on an oil rig just like my dad did. It was a point of pride to follow in the same career path as my father, but no one warned me about the constant pending danger of being on the rig. My team and I are professionals that follow the rules and keep safety as priority number 1. But there are some factors to this job that can’t be controlled. Just like the BP Deep Water Horizon oil spill, my rig suffered an explosion due to the lack of up keep and maintenance from our superiors. Ryan Zehl came to our aid to get the compensation my crew and I needed. Having a Houston personal injury attorney from back home represent us was truly a personal and eye opening experience. He truly cared about us and thanks to him, I can recover with my family and the safety precautions on the rig have never been tighter.
Catherine J. Bates
Catherine J. Bates
02:23 06 Mar 17
Husband was killed at a refinery to the lack of safety checks performed by the company he worked for. When I found out he was gone I was so devastated and scared for our family I wasn’t sure what the next step would be. At first I thought his company would do the right thing and take care of us. But was I wrong. They tried to say we could only recover worker’s comp and had no claim against the company. I hired Ryan because of their experience with plant and refinery accident cases. I was so impressed at how professional and caring Ryan and his entire team were. They would call to check on me and my kids and always made sure I had money to pay bills and get presents for my kids on there birthdays and at Christmas. I don’t know where we’d be without there help. Because of Ryan and his team, I was able to pay off the house, put a trust together for my kids to make sure they’re able to pay for college, and never have to worry about having enough money to take care of myself and the kids again. We are so grateful for everything they did for us. Thank you.
Silvana Teixeira
Silvana Teixeira
06:52 06 Jun 17
Ryan and his team at Zehl & Associates were outstanding from when I first hired them to when they got my case settled. I couldn’t be happier with the results and the work at this law firm has done. I am very thankful and don’t hesitate to give them 5 out 5 stars! You want these guys are your side.
Jhon Abraham
Jhon Abraham
16:53 13 May 17
I came to Zehl Law Firm after I was injured in a car accident. They made me feel comfortable and explained things so I understood what to expect. Along with excellent communication. They were always quick to respond and update me on everything. Kelvin Hayes did a great job with my case and I would be happy to refer him to anyone looking for a auto injury lawyer.
Cody Pennington
Cody Pennington
21:31 03 Jul 17
I highly recommend Zehl Law! When I was injured on the job, I reached out to Ryan’s office and was greeted with support. I was well taken and care of and really appreciate how the law firm professionals went above and beyond their call of duty to help me. Now I can recover without having to worry about money until I am well enough to get back on the job. Thanks guys!
Anna Cris
Anna Cris
12:07 12 Jul 17
I can't even explain the blessing of having Zehl & Associates in our life. This firm has been like family to us and changed our lives forever. Great, friendly Law Firm that I recommend everyone to go to. One on one with your attorney, the fact that you dont have to worry about anything, they handle the whole process! I want to thank Zehl & Associates for an amazing job! #best personalinjurylawyers
Laura Blanco
Laura Blanco
04:00 17 Aug 17
Tommy Servos handled my dads pharmaceutical suit and thanks to all his hard work, my dad is now getting the proper treatment he needs and we won't have to worry about the hefty costs that come with it.
Pasquale D'argenzi
Pasquale D'argenzi
02:29 07 Jul 17
Thanks to Ryan and his team, I was able to get the compensation I deserved after being hurt while at work. They kept me up to date and made sure that I had everything I needed going forward. This group is top notch
Jason Cordell
Jason Cordell
03:02 05 May 17
We've had the opportunity to work jointly on cases with Ryan Zehl and his law firm. The attorneys at Zehl & Associates are smart, professional, and great to work with. I recommend them without hesitation.
Hughes Ellzey, LLP
Hughes Ellzey, LLP
18:28 13 Feb 18
From the first time I contacted Zehl and Associates I knew they were going to take care of me. No matter what came at us, they were on it. Ryan, Kevin, Matt and Jennifer they treat you like you are part of their family. They truly improve people's lives. When I retained Zehl and Associates Ryan and his team traveled to my home over 1500 miles from Houston, they sat in my living room and told me they would take care of me and my family. Ryan and his team took care of us! I would without a doubt recommend Zelh and Associates to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney! My only regret was not retaining them sooner. Let Ryan and Kevin get started on protecting you and your family today. Thanks Ryan and Kevin I will never forget you guys! #mywolfpack
Jeremy Hepner
Jeremy Hepner
04:27 13 Mar 18
i cant begin to tell you how pleased i am with zehl & associates. From Ms. Jennifer being very punctual with car pick up anywhere in Houston. Mrs. Sarah was very , very helpful with anything i needed explained when it came to the medical, she made it very understandable for someone who knows nothing about the medical field. i was also very pleased with Mr. Tommy in the financial side of everything i never had to wait for a phone call because he was always available. Mr. Eric handled my case very very well i couldn't believe how in depth and how aggressive he was with my case. Their was no stone left unturned he always kept me in the loop of things i always knew what was going on and i never had to worry. I honestly couldn't believe how everything was handled with my case. I never had anything to worry about they were very aggressive and handled everything very professionally i couldnt have been anymore pleased with Ryan and his team at zehl and associates. I highly, highly recommend to anybody that needs representation, to call Ryan and his team i promise you will not be disappointed
Lil Goldy
Lil Goldy
18:08 23 May 16
Ryan and his team are amazing. They understand the law, how to work up a case, and win at trial. Ryan gets great results quickly and knows how to maximize recovery for his clients. I unequivocally recommend Ryan to anyone who has been impacted by an injury or loss.
Kyle Watson
Kyle Watson
19:37 03 Apr 18
I was hit by an 18 wheeler on I-20 and injured more than I realized at the time. My truck flipped over and I ended up spending almost 3 weeks in the hospital after 4 surgeries. I'm so grateful that I found Zehl. They know what they're doing and they REALLY care. Whenever we needed something, they were there for us the entire time...from getting me to the best doctors to helping us out at Christmas so we could get presents for the kids. Ryan recommended that we turn down the truck company settlement and get the case ready for trial. I'm glad I listened, because the truck company ended up paying 4 times more than the settlement we turned down. Ryan and his team are the best!
Marcie Lyndell
Marcie Lyndell
03:15 06 Apr 18
Ryan and his firm are sharp lawyers and tough advocates for their clients. I highly recommend them.
Rusty Sewell
Rusty Sewell
14:07 06 Apr 18
Just wanted to say how grateful I am to all of the lawyers at Zehl & Associates for the tremendous effort that was put into my case and the large settlement that I received from it. I have never met a more knowledgeable and respectful group of people. I was in a refinery explosion with third degree burns all over my body. Needless to say it was an absolute terrifying time in my life, but I felt great comfort after talking to the Z&A team. They immediately knew what to do, and secured a large settlement for me that not only gets me the best medical care for life, but also pays for both of my boys to go to any college they want. It also allows me and my wife to live the rest of our lives without ever having to worry about how we're going to pay the bills. Thank you again for the all the hard work.
Warren Bane
Warren Bane
16:18 06 Apr 18
I was injured in an offshore platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico where over 150 people, including myself, were injured and 2 people were killed. The companies responsible for causing the explosion hired a team of lawyers that fought me and my co-workers every step of the way. We were getting pushed around by the companies and their lawyers, until we hired Zehl & Associates. Zehl & Associates took our case, and got it ready for trial. When it came time to go to trial, the companies offered an amount as settlement that went way beyond my expectations. An offer that would not have been possible without Zehl & Associates hard work and diligence. Beyond the settlement, which helped me and family out tremendously as I could no longer work, Zehl & Associates treated me like family. Ryan and his team were always available to make sure that me and my family had everything we needed while the case was pending. I would recommend Zehl & Associates to anyone who was injured and needed the best personal injury lawyers to fight for them.
Sam Lepow
Sam Lepow
21:42 06 Apr 18
My husband was injured. This was such a scary time for myself and my family. My husband retained Zehl and Associates and immediately came a sense of relief as they paid medical bills that caused us a great deal of stress. They really took care of my husband....even came to our home over 1000 miles away. Ryan and his team were amazing! They truly took care of him and treated him like family. Thank you Zehl & Associates for all that you did for our family!
Jill Hepner
Jill Hepner
04:24 10 Apr 18
I was injured at work and did not know what firm to use. I found Zehl & Associates online and I am glad that I did. From the very beginning they explained the process and exactly what would happen step by step. Eric, Vickye and the rest of the Zehl staff were amazing to me. I am confident that I made the right choice in choosing Zehl & Associates to represent me. Every time I had a question they would respond back to me immediately. I definitely got more than I could ask for and knew that I was in good hands.
Tim Holbrook
Tim Holbrook
14:36 10 Apr 18
I was injured in 2016 while working offshore. I did not know what to do. I found Zehl & Associates online and called them immediately. From the first time I spoke with Eric he made me feel confident that I would have a positive outcome. I have worked all my life and not being able to work left me feeling scared an anxious. Eric always did a great job of explaining each step of the case to me, he explained it to me in terms that I could understand. Everyone that I meet at Zehl & Associates were kind and professional. Eric did a great job resolving my case.
Steven Randolph
Steven Randolph
14:41 10 Apr 18
On may way to work one morning, I was rear ended at high speed by an 18 wheeler. I suffered head, neck,and back injuries due to the truck driver's negligence. As a husband and father to 3 young children, I did not know what to do. I was suffering from some very serious symptoms as a result of the collision. I must admit that I was apprehensive about contacting an attorney at this point. But, did so as the severity of my injuries became more evident. I contacted Zehl & Associates to seek the help that my family so desperately needed. From the first phone conversation with the staff, I knew that I had made the right decision. The law office took immediate action for me. They assisted me in getting the highest quality medical treatment by some of the most respected physicians in the medical field. My family and I were treated with the most sincere respect possible. The staff at the office was top notch and very responsive to every request.They began to prepare my case for trial from day one. I quickly realized that the competence level of the attorneys and staff was absolutely through the roof. Proof of this was the fact that I agreed to a settlement that amounted in over 4 times what the defendant offered at mediation. It far exceeded my expectations. My family and I now have the financial security and satisfaction to know that we will be taken care of for the rest of my life. I will forever owe a huge debt of gratitude to the entire team at Zehl & Associates. I would not hesitate at all to recommend them to anyone who has been injured and is in need of help. Total dedication, respect and competence is what you can expect. We are one thankful family!!!!Tommy East
red bonnet
red bonnet
17:11 10 Apr 18
Zehl & Associates are a rare and truly unique group of personal injury attorneys. Beyond their impressive undefeated record each member of their team from the receptionists to Ryan Zehl himself take care of their clients as if they were members of their own families. To be a fly on the wall in their office is to witness the overwhelming amount of joy and expertise that Zehl & Associates pours into every case they are entrusted with. While justice for personal injury may often times be bittersweet Zehl & Associates have managed to prove to myself and others that for them justice it's worth fighting for no matter who walks through their door. I can't express enough how much that type is ethic is worth when you're in midst of an ongoing tragedy and need someone to fight for you and your family. I would highly recommend Zehl & Associates to anyone involved in a personal injury accident. My parting advice would be to call them sooner than later. Don't let your current situation no matter how dire consume you. With Zehl and Associates representing your case you have a team of legal experts and genuinely good hearted people going to bat for you.
Jeremy Jones
Jeremy Jones
17:23 12 Apr 18
When you need help, choosing an attorney is the most important decision you will have to make. My husband was seriously injured, when the tug boat he was working on, sank in the Gulf of Mexico. With the help of Kevin, Eric and their wonderful team, we were taken care of every step of the way. Vickye made sure that all of our questions and concerns were addressed and answered in a timely manner. They went above and beyond our expectations. We were treated with understanding and respect and made sure that all of our needs were met. We highly recommend Zehl and Associates.
Dinah Pitre
Dinah Pitre
00:23 21 Apr 18
I have never been in a situation to where I needed the help from a firm. I would like take the time to identify not just one person but the entire staff representing Zehl & Associates. They were punctual and focused diligently on providing me the help I needed after experiencing a truck accident. They made themselves available to me and reassured me that this is how a client should be treated with respect and when I had questions they had answers for me. Please... if you having a hard time deciding on a firm take heed to my review and give Zehl & Associates the opportunity to earn your business. You won’t be disappointed.
Peter Apuyan
Peter Apuyan
21:03 26 Apr 18
I would like to start out by saying that an accident that involves injuries are never easy to adapt to. Zehl and Associates made my ordeal a lot smoother than i expected. All my appointments and prescriptions were taken care of. My medication was delivered at my front door. If I needed transportation they supplied it for me. Zehl and Associates are hands down the best personal injury lawyers. During my ordeal i had no problems getting in contact with my lawyer. As we know communication is the biggest problem with law firms. After you obtain a lawyer it is hard to speak with him afterward. These guys treat you like family not a client. I can honestly say that they had my best interest in mind. As far as getting results in a case I can't express my satisfaction. These guys far exceeded my expectation.. i CAN'T BE HAPPIER! if you want results these are the guys. I could go on about these guys but words won't do justice. THANKS ZEHL AND ASSOCIATES!
Patrick Bridges
Patrick Bridges
21:38 25 May 18