Amarillo Truck Accident Attorneys
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More than 5,000 people will die in trucking accidents this year. As many as 700 of them will be truck drivers themselves. Despite making up less than 5 percent of the vehicles on the road, large commercial vehicles are responsible for 1 in 10 vehicle fatalities. Weighing between 10,000 and 80,000 pounds, big rigs and tractor-trailers weigh up to 20 times more than the average passenger vehicle. The accidents they cause are life-altering, and, in some cases, life-ending. Truck accident survivors and victims' families deserve a chance at justice.
Truck accidents often cause catastrophic injuries like:
- Burn injuries
- Orthopedic injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Neurological injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Blunt force trauma
Recovering from a trucking accident or recovering from the wrongful death of a loved one is costly—medical costs, the loss of regular income, and the compounding expenses of providing for a family can leave people in a financial hole that's impossible to escape. Meanwhile, the company that caused the accident may try to avoid paying a single dime. As a top-rated Amarillo truck accident law firm, Arnold & Itkin wants to change that.
We can take on truck accident cases involving:
- Box truck crashes
- Flatbed truck accidents
- Garbage truck accidents
- Jackknife accidents
- Underride accidents
- Tanker truck crashes
- Tow truck collisions
- Commercial vehicle accidents
Our Amarillo trucking lawyers have helped our clients win billions of dollars while holding their wrongdoers accountable. These verdicts and settlements have gone toward helping them build a better future without stress or insurmountable debt. Review your options for free with one of our trucking lawyers today!
Dial (888) 493-1629 or use our short online form to schedule a free consultation with our Amarillo trucking accident law firm. If we take your case, you pay nothing unless we win.
Truck Accidents in Amarillo, TX: Causes & Liability
Why? This is the first question on the mind of most truck accident survivors. Families of victims who have lost their lives in trucking collisions have the same question. They want to know why they've lost someone they love. Survivors and families alike deserve to get their questions answered. At Arnold & Itkin, we work with professional investigators and experts in accident reconstruction to determine precisely what caused a truck accident.
The following are examples of situations and behaviors that cause truck accidents:
- Inexperienced truck drivers
- Unsafe lane changes
- Following too closely
- Fatigued truck drivers
- Trucks with imbalanced loads
- Overloaded trucks
- Improperly secured truck cargo
- Poorly maintained trucks
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
Determining the cause of a truck crash is important because it reveals who is responsible, or liable, for a victim's injuries. Liability may lie with a trucking company, a truck driver, a shipping company, the manufacturer of a defective truck part, a motorist, or any person or company that contributed to the collision. Our Amarillo truck accident lawyers find out why and hold at-fault parties accountable. We do this so our clients can get the medical treatment and money they need to put the pieces of their lives back together.
Amarillo UPS & FedEx Accident Lawyers
When it comes to the general transportation industry, lists of the top players almost always include UPS and FedEx. The two companies together command a 50% market share of their industry, employ hundreds of thousands of vehicles, and influence the industry in the way that only large businesses can. FedEx alone has 51 lobbyists in Washington, 37 of whom were once federal government employees.
Find out how often trucking companies get into accidents on the FMCSA website.
However, their influence does not necessarily translate to a safe workforce. UPS was involved in more than 2,000 crashes from 2015 to 2017, injuring 689 and causing 49 deaths. FedEx has seen a 273 percent increase in the number of fatalities its crashes cause and a 254 percent increase in the overall number of crashes. Assuming that none of the UPS truck accidents involved the same vehicle twice, their crash rate means 1 in every 100 UPS vehicles crashed in that 2-year period.
If you were injured by FedEx or UPS, call our Amarillo FedEx & UPS truck accident lawyers for a free consultation. We have experience taking on global companies—and winning.
Get a Free Consultation to Learn Your Options
After an accident, trucking companies immediately send out a team of investigators and adjusters to make sure they're not found responsible. They'll pin the blame on their drivers, the other motorist, the road, or anyone else but them. However, many trucking accidents are caused (partially or wholly) by policies the trucking companies use to maximize profits. They deserve to pay for their mistakes.
Our trucking attorneys believe that survivors of truck accidents deserve the same resources as large companies—their own investigator, their own advocate, their own fighters in their corner. In short, we fight to level the playing field. Our approach has helped our clients win billions of dollars to secure their futures and help them move forward. Get a free consultation—we'll tell you your best options, and if we take your case, our Amarillo trucking firm will cover the costs of your case from end to end. No out of pocket expenses, no bills. You only pay if you win.
Call (888) 493-1629 or fill out our short online form to schedule your free consultation today.