Hurt in a truck or 18-wheeler accident?

When you or a loved one has been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, it is difficult to know what to do. Please know that time is not on your side. Insurance adjusters and trucking companies are trained to minimize your claim. They may try to encourage you to sign recorded statements or paperwork that is not in your best interest. Hiring an experienced 18-wheeler attorney is your best defense.  Our law firm dedicates our experience, time, and resources to getting you the best outcome possible in the shortest amount of time. Our job is to ease your mind and allow you to recover while we take on those at fault for your injuries.

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Truck accident and 18-wheeler crash cases are different than car accident cases

If you were hurt in an 18-wheeler accident or truck crash, you are not alone. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in a recent year, more than 110,000 Americans were injured in traffic accidents involving larger vehicles.  These vehicles include 18-wheelers, tractor trailers, and heavy trucks. Around 4,000 fatalities resulted. Truck crashes are often the most destructive of all traffic accidents due to their size and weight.

The laws and regulations that apply to 18-wheelers, trucks, and other heavy vehicles are different for regular cars. Truck drivers and trucking companies must follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) safety regulations. These regulations are designed so that if every rule is followed by every company, your chances of being hurt or killed are very low. Every company is expected to have their own additional safety rules as well. Learn more about the FMCSA’s safety regulations.


Trucking Companies often choose productivity over safety

Safety rules are designed to keep us safe. However, some truckers and trucking companies don’t always follow them. We have investigated hundreds of wrecks and have found that when truckers break safety rules, it is often because the trucking company has encouraged them to do so. This is not at all uncommon. Many trucking companies are more concerned about making money than saving lives by following the rules. However, studies have shown that companies that follow safety regulations actually save money as lawsuits cost more in the long run.

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Why you need an experienced truck accident attorney immediately

Trucking companies hire experienced lawyers who are familiar with keeping their clients free from responsibility. Their attorneys are knowledgeable on the special laws and regulations that cover truck drivers and trucking companies and will do all they can to delay or minimize your claim. Not all personal injury attorneys have experience handling truck accident cases, especially ones involving significant injuries. Hiring the right 18-wheeler accident attorney for your claim can make all the difference in the world. Our law firm has handled hundreds of accidents involving 18-wheelers, commercial trucks and company vehicles. We have the experience, resources, and reputation to take on the largest, most sophisticated trucking companies in the world. Schedule your free, confidential evaluation today and learn how our firm will ensure the trucking company and driver are held accountable for their dangerous behavior.

Top 5 tricks trucking companies resort to when being sued

We can promise you, the trucking company won’t play fair when you file an injury or wrongful death claim. The company, insurance company and lawyers are trained to try to protect their bottom line at all cost. In case after case, we see them use the same five tricks over and over again to try to avoid paying you a dime. Learn what these tricks are and what you can do to protect your rights. You have been through enough and should be able to focus on recovering from your injuries and taking care of your bills while doing so. Let us help.


Trucking companies have large insurance policies

Each state has minimum limits for the amount of insurance that must be carried by drivers of personal vehicles. The minimum amount of insurance for 18-wheelers and commercial vehicles is typically much higher than the insurance limits for personal vehicles. Because commercial vehicles and 18-wheelers are required to have higher insurance limits, the insurance adjusters and lawyers working on these claims tend to be more sophisticated. For example, when a crash happens involving an 18-wheeler truck, often the insurance adjusters and/or lawyers will go to the scene of the accident within hours to start their investigation. This gives them a huge head start in the legal process.

What is the statute of limitations for filing a truck accident lawsuit?

The deadline to file your truck accident claim varies from state to state. In Texas, 18-wheeler accident victims have two years to file a truck accident lawsuit. It is important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident because the trucking company will get to work immediately to make your claim go away. They are counting on you to be uninformed about your legal rights. An experienced attorney will be able to force the trucking company to save every piece of evidence and bring in experts to conduct independent investigations. The longer you wait, the easier it is for the trucking company to make the evidence disappear.

How our experience as truck accident attorneys benefits you

When you hire our firm, the trucking company’s insurance adjusters and lawyers will know that you are serious about protecting your legal rights. They keep careful records of law firms they go against and know which to fear. When they evaluate how much money to pay in a settlement, they look for whether our law firm has a history of winning large settlements. We have a well-deserved reputation of winning these types of cases with large settlements, and when you hire us, you are getting our decades of experience on your side.

Waiting to hire a lawyer can hurt your case and your financial recovery

By hiring our law firm immediately, you can level the playing field. When you hire our law firm, we get to work immediately. We obtain the police report, we take witness statements, and we recreate the accident using scientific and engineering experts. We get to work before evidence is lost or witnesses disappear or forget what happened. By gathering evidence immediately, we are able to put your case on the fast track to a fair settlement. A settlement that is controlled and dictated by you, not by the insurance company.

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If you are ready to get started, give us a call toll free at 877.724.7800. The consultation is free and confidential. We will walk you through the entire legal process, answer every single question, and help you make the best decision for your future. You can also use the contact forms on our website to send us a confidential email, and we will schedule an immediate appointment for you to learn your rights. Our Board Certified attorneys know time is not on your side. Don’t wait another second to get the maritime injury settlement you deserve.