Truck Accident Attorneys Serving Brownsville When an 18-Wheeler, Flatbed or Tanker Causes a Devastating Accident

Brownsville Truck Accident Lawyers

Trucking Attorneys Serving the Residents & Drivers of Brownsville

Speeding down the highway at 60 mph and weighing between 10,000 and 80,000 pounds, trucks are the lifeblood of the American 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: the trucking companies that create policies that endanger us all.

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 Trucking 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.Brownsville trucking accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin.

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 who are killed in truck accidents every year, around 700 of them are truck drivers. The fatality rate makes trucking one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. 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 a Brownsville Trucking Lawyer: (888) 493-1629

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. If your case wins, we'll be paid a portion of it.

In other words, you only pay if you win.

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

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