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Truck Accident Attorneys

When Trucks Change Lives, We Step In To Demand the Answers Survivors Deserve

Brownsville Truck Accident Lawyers

We've Restored Balance to Lives by Winning Billions of Dollars for Clients

Speeding down the highway at 60 mph and weighing between 10,000 and 80,000 pounds, trucks are the lifeblood of our economy. While railways and maritime shipping is limited to specific areas, trucks carry freight from enormous, centralized hubs to the doorsteps of millions of Americans every day. Sadly, it comes at a steep cost—thousands of truck accidents claim the lives of thousands of people every year.

When people become the victims of catastrophic injuries or wrongful death, Arnold & Itkin helps them get the money they need to get their lives back to normal. Our clients have won billions of dollars to get medical care, keep their homes, and provide for their families. Whether you're a driver for a major carrier, an independent contractor, or a regular driver or passenger, our Brownsville truck injury attorneys are here to help you hold the wrongdoers responsible for what you've suffered.

Call (888) 493-1629 or contact us online to discuss your case with a Brownsville trucking accident lawyer. Learning your options is always free—get the answers you're looking for.

The Reason Thousands of Truck Accidents Happen Every Year

For decades, truckers' wages have been declining. Trucking companies have been helping to flood the industry with new drivers who know nothing about the industry, putting them into pay-by-mile arrangements that don't pay them enough to support themselves or their families. Pay-by-mile incentivizes drivers to haul as long and as fast as they can—neglecting sleep, keeping two logbooks to violate hours of service regulations, and putting themselves and the public at serious risk.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has research showing that at least 13 percent of truck crashes are directly caused by tired drivers—however, many experts believe this number is too low because fatigue often impairs drivers without being reported. To back up that claim, 25 percent of truck crashes happened when a driver was hauling for 17 hours or longer without a break.

Of the 3,000+ people killed in truck accidents every year, around 700 are truck drivers. The fatality rate makes trucking one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. In the end, it's the policies of trucking carriers and their lobbyists that are putting people (including their own drivers) at risk. And for what? To raise profits? To keep costs low and predictable? No amount of profit should be worth thousands of lives.

Truck accidents we've represented include:

UPS Accident Lawyers Serving Brownsville

United Parcel Service is one of the largest freight delivery services in the United States. They have a total market share of 27 percent and employ more than 119,000 drivers. The sheer size of their market share and drivers on the road allow them to dictate the safety trends of the industry. Unfortunately, since 2012 their injury and fatality rate has climbed.

From 2015 to 2017, their crash statistics included:

  • 2,003 crashes
  • 689 injuries
  • 49 fatalities

Brownsville FedEx Injury Attorneys

Trailing just behind UPS, FedEx has a market share of 23 percent in the total freight delivery service. They employ more than 90,000 drivers and vehicles, and like UPS, have incredible influence in the world of long-haul safety practice. That influence can be quantified—from 2013-2014, FedEx employed 51 lobbyists in Washington, and 37 of them previously served in federal government.

From 2015 to 2017, their crash statistics included:

  • 1,762 crashes
  • 575 injuries
  • 41 fatalities

See for yourself. Find out how safe any trucking company really is on the FMCSA website.

Get a Free Consultation with Brownsville Trucking Lawyers Who Take the Fight Personally

Arnold & Itkin has been protecting the injured from unfair practices and bullying since 2004. When large carriers and insurance companies stonewall our clients, pressure them into giving up their claims, or use hired investigators to cover up the causes of the accident, we turn those tactics around on them—forcing large companies to face what they did and make things right.

Call our office for a free review of your case. By calling or contacting us online, we'll be able to schedule a time for you to meet with a Brownsville trucking attorney. If we can help you, we'll cover the cost of your case from end to end—no bills, no upfront fee. Any expenses from your case, from the cost of hiring investigators to build your case to our fee, will be advanced to your verdict or settlement. If your case doesn't win anything, Arnold & Itkin absorbs the cost. In other words, you only pay if you win.

Call (888) 493-1629 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation.

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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