Dump Truck Accident Lawyers in Houston
We’ve Won Billions for Our Clients in Texas & Nationwide
Have you been injured in a collision with a dump truck? Are you a dump truck driver who has been treated unfairly by your employer, resulting in a serious accident? If you or someone you love has been involved in any type of dump truck accident, Arnold & Itkin is here to help. Our firm realizes how difficult it is for a person who has been seriously injured or has lost a family member to get the answers they need and the compensation they deserve. That’s why we fight in and out of the courtroom to seek justice in their names. We won't settle for less than the best results.
We won a record-setting $117 million verdict for a pregnant woman who was catastrophically injured in a truck accident while being transported by ambulance to the hospital for serious stomach pains. We saw to it that she got the care and support she and her family needed.
Why Dump Truck Crashes Are So Dangerous
Dump trucks are massive vehicles that play a crucial role in construction and other operations. They’re typically equipped with open-box beds that are hinged at the back and have hydraulic lifts at the front to deposit whatever materials they’re carrying at the delivery site. Also referred to as tipper trucks or dumper trucks, they can carry anywhere from 13,000 to 28,000 pounds of materials. Superdump trucks and semi-trailer bottom dump trucks can carry more. The heavier the load, the more difficult it is to maneuver a dump truck.
When vehicles like this are involved in roadway crashes, the results can be catastrophic. Dump truck accidents can cause life-changing injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Crush injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Severe burns
These injuries can disrupt every aspect of a person’s life. Getting the right treatment and enough financial support can make all the difference in helping a victim and their family start to move forward.
To find out more about your legal options, call (888) 493-1629 for your free case review. Our Houston trucking accident attorneys are standing by to help.
Houston Dump Truck Accident FAQ
How does your firm investigate a dump truck accident?
A dump truck accident investigation typically involves an analysis of all the physical evidence at hand, such as tire marks, damage to each vehicle, road conditions, and more. We will also interview witnesses and review police reports and other applicable records and logs. Our investigators, accident reconstruction specialists, and expert witnesses use this information to paint a clear picture of an accident’s cause—and therefore what party (or parties) should be held legally responsible. When you work with Arnold & Itkin, you can trust that nothing will be overlooked in our investigation of your Houston dump truck accident claim.
What is my case worth?
No two dump truck accident cases are the same. The value of your case will vary depending on how severe your injuries are and what impact they have had—and will have—on every aspect of your life. Involving medical experts and economists, our team works to determine the full and fair value of each client’s case. This is our opportunity to set things right for people whose lives have been turned upside down because of negligence and wrongdoing by others. We stop at nothing to maximize each client’s recovery. To find out what your case is worth, give us a call at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation.
Who can I hold liable after a dump truck accident in Houston?
If you were injured in a dump truck accident in the Houston area, you’re probably wondering who is responsible for paying your medical bills, covering your lost earnings, and helping you rebuild. The answer will depend on what caused the accident. Some accidents are caused by more than one contributing factor, such as heavy weather and a truck driver who was texting. We’ll focus on the primary cause of an accident to determine who is legally responsible.
Liability for a dump truck accident may fall with:
- The driver of the dump truck
- The individual/company responsible for loading the truck
- The construction company that employs the dump truck operator
- The manufacturer of the dump truck and its parts/systems
- The company responsible for maintaining the dump truck and its parts
- Another driver who acted negligently or violated a traffic law
When dump truck drivers are paid by the load, this can increase the chances of speeding, overloading the truck, driving while fatigued, and other forms of recklessness that put everyone on the road at risk. Negligent drivers and the companies they work for should be held accountable.
Call (888) 493-1629 for Your Free Consultation
Involving an attorney may not be the first thing on your mind after a serious truck accident, but with your future in jeopardy, you need a qualified professional fighting to protect your interests. The dump truck company is already conducting their own investigation and working to counter your claim. Without legal counsel, you may experience unnecessary delays or may be offered a settlement that doesn’t even cover all of your medical bills, not to mention your lost income and future expenses. As Houston dump truck accident lawyers, we are familiar with the tactics insurance carriers and trucking companies use to try to deny or undervalue injury claims. We use this knowledge to remain a step ahead as we negotiate a fair settlement or take defendants to court to hold them accountable for their wrongdoing. We’ve recovered billions for our clients. It’s time to find out how we can help you.
Contact our team to get the answers and results you need.