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Fatal Truck Accidents

Our Truck Accident Law Firm Demands the Answers that Grieving Families Deserve

Fatal Truck Accident Lawyers

Our Wrongful Death Law Firm Holds Negligent Parties Accountable

Trucking accidents are among the most fatal incidents that can occur. The average tractor-trailer, when fully loaded, can be up to 80,000 pounds, or roughly the weight of a freight train car. The average passenger vehicle is about 3,000 pounds, 4% the weight of a loaded truck. As a result, truck collisions are almost always catastrophic.

At Arnold & Itkin, we have handled many trucking accident cases. Our experience with these tragic stories makes us well-suited for presenting claims against negligent trucking companies. If you have lost a loved one in a trucking accident, we know no amount of money could ever replace them. Wrongful death claims are designed to recover medical costs, funeral costs, and the pain and mental anguish that results from grief. In the end, seeking compensation is designed to secure justice for your loved one’s memory while allowing you the resources to heal.

You deserve compensation for your loss. Hold at-fault trucking companies responsible by contacting us at (888) 493-1629.

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The Commonality & Causes of Fatal Truck Accidents

According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, 2013 saw 3,602 deaths in all collisions involving large trucks, including tractor-trailers, semis, and commercial trucks. That is a little over 10% of all fatalities in vehicle collisions in the United States. Of these deaths, over 82% were the deaths of people who were not occupants of the large truck. Other statistics reveal that 98% of accidents involving a semi-truck resulted in at least 1 fatality.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s findings on truck fatalities, the critical failure that led to the crash was on the part of large trucks 55% of the time. Of these instances, the driver was directly responsible 87% of the time, and the vehicle was responsible an additional 10% of the time. That means nearly all truck crashes that are the fault of the driver are preventable by adhering to existing safety regulations, best practices, and health requirements.

The top 5 riskiest factors that cause truck accidents are:

  • Illegal maneuvers
  • Unsecured / poorly-packed cargo
  • Driver was distracted or unfocused
  • Driver illness or pre-existing condition
  • Driver was following too closely to another vehicle

Trust Arnold & Itkin with Your Case Today

No matter whether your loved one was involved in a truck accident caused by a texting driver, a negligent driver who was driving while drunk, or even if employer negligence resulted in equipment malfunction, Arnold & Itkin can help. By seeking the assistance and guidance of our skilled attorneys, you will be able to take the necessary steps toward pursuing maximum monetary compensation to hold liable parties accountable and to cover all damages.

You can trust our firm for the following reasons:

  • We have a proven history of success and incredible results
  • Our attorneys are nationally-recognized and renowned trial lawyers.
  • We have recovered billions of dollars for our clients.
  • Our verdicts have set award records for our clients across the nation.
  • We are seasoned trial lawyers, with hundreds of cases' worth of experience.

Do not let your loss go unanswered. Schedule a free consultation with our wrongful death attorneys today by calling (888) 493-1629.

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $12 Million Massive Settlement Obtained for Truck Driver Arnold & Itkin is proud to announce that our firm has secured a $12 million settlement on behalf a truck driver who was crushed by his own cargo—which then led directly to a stroke. The driver, who was 56 years old at the time, now requires costly ...
  • $10 Million Settlement Obtained for Family Affected by Fatal Vehicle Accident Our firm represented the family of two people who were killed after their vehicle was hit by an 18-wheeler running a red light. We were successful in reaching an eight figure settlement on their behalf.
  • $10 Million Settlement Won for Family Against Negligent Trucking Company Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Ces Tavares represented a family who had lost their father in a tragic 18-wheeler accident. He was driving home when a trucker made a dangerous maneuver and caused a massive collision. The trucking company ...
  • $3.2 Million Settlement Reached for Injured Husband & Wife Attorney Cory Itkin represented a husband and wife who were injured after being hit by two semi-trucks. The wife sustained back injures while the husband was knocked unconscious; he needed several surgeries. Our firm was successful in reaching a ...
  • $2.1 Million Settlement Obtained for Truck Accident Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a multimillion-dollar settlement for a man who suffered severe neck and back injuries in a truck accident. Our firm aggressively pursued the case until the defendant settled with our client days before trial.
  • $2 Million Large Settlement Obtained for Grieving Family Arnold & Itkin is proud to have secured a massive settlement for a family who lost their loved one due to the negligence and reckless action of a commercial vehicle driver. Our work will allow our clients to live in financial stability while they ...
  • $1.6 Million Large Settlement Reached for Victim of Severe Truck Accident Truck accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin secured a sizable settlement for a client who was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler on the highway. Her injuries required multiple surgeries, but the defendants refused to take responsibility. Her $1.6 million ...
  • $1.5 Million Big Rig Accident Victim Received Jury Verdict Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a $1.5 million verdict on behalf of a client who suffered a torn meniscus when he was bumped by a tractor trailer. We are especially pleased with this result because the defendants accepted no responsibility for the injury ...
  • $1.5 Million Jury Verdict Ruled in Favor of Longshoreman Arnold & Itkin obtained a $1.55 million verdict on behalf of a client who was seriously injured when a yard mule driver collided with the pickup truck in which he was standing. The defendants only offered to settle for $35,000 while denying the ...
  • $1.49 Million Settlement for Man Struck by a Truck Our firm helped represent a client who was severely injured after he was struck by a truck. We helped recover $1.49 million on his behalf.
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