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Houston Lawyers for Injured Truck Drivers

Are You an Injured Truck Driver? Get Counsel from Our Texas Truck Accident Attorneys!

Truck drivers work long, hard hours. When accidents do occur, it can be difficult to deal with insurance companies and employers to get the compensation needed for damages. If you are an injured truck driver, you need to secure legal representation you can depend on.

At Arnold & Itkin, we assist drivers in claiming compensation for accidents caused by:

  • Trucking company negligence
  • Poor truck maintenance by mechanics / providers
  • Faulty truck components
  • Negligent truck manufacturers
  • Any other negligent party

Don’t let the blame be unfairly placed on you following a truck accident. Talk with our firm today. With billions of dollars recovered for injured clients, we are ready and qualified to stand up for your right to compensation. Start by contacting Arnold & Itkin for a free consultation.

What to Do After a Truck Accident

Truck drivers are well trained professionals. They undergo extensive training to become qualified drivers. The job is challenging, requiring hours of concentration on the road. Even with all that training, not everything that happens on the road is in a truck driver’s hands. Regardless of whether you have a perfect driver record, are a defensive driver, or follow every single safety regulation, you may still find yourself in an accident at some point in your career just through sheer law of averages—driving hundreds of miles daily almost guarantees it.

If that day comes, make sure to follow these steps:

  • Get to safety / medical attention in emergency situations.
  • Document the scene of the accident with photographs / write down your side of it.
  • Exchange contact information and insurance information with over driver(s).
  • Get information from possible witnesses.
  • Never admit fault or apologize for the accident.
  • Report it to your trucking company in a timely manner.
  • Speak to a Houston truck accident lawyer about your case.

Truck Driver Injury FAQ

What rights do I have as an injured truck driver?

As a commercial truck driver, you face an immense amount of pressure to meet deadlines. You may be experienced and may do everything in your power to safely operate your vehicle, but you may still find yourself injured in a serious trucking accident. You need to know that you have rights too. You have the right to seek financial compensation from the party that caused your collision. If you’re covered by workers’ compensation, you have the right to seek the medical care and financial support this provides, regardless of who caused the accident (and even if you were at fault). At Arnold & Itkin, we represent injured truck operators in cases involving trucking collisions across the country—protecting their rights to the fullest extent of all applicable state and federal laws.

What injuries do truck drivers experience in crashes?

Truck drivers can be seriously injured in accidents while driving, and they may also suffer harm during loading, unloading, inspections, maintenance, or other parts of their jobs.

The following are examples of truck driver injuries:

  • Severe burns
  • Head trauma
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Crush injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Amputation/loss of limb

When these injuries significantly impact a truck driver’s life, he or she deserves to seek medical treatment and financial support. This can be done through workers’ compensation or a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent third party. To find out which applies to your case, contact our team at Arnold & Itkin for a free consultation.

How can a lawyer help an injured truck driver?

If you were injured while driving a commercial truck, there is no one looking out for your interests—except for you. If you’re employed by the trucking company, you may be covered by workers’ compensation, but this does not mean that you’ll see a fast and fair payment and that you’ll get the quality medical treatment you need. If you’re an independent contractor, you’re at risk of being sued for allegedly causing the collision. An experienced truck driver injury lawyer will know exactly what to do to protect your interests, while pursuing the financial compensation you need to recover and move on.

Powerful Legal Help for Injured Client Nationwide. Offices in Texas & Louisiana.

Truckers may find themselves at odds with their employer after an accident. In some cases, a truck company and their insurance company may try to deny fault and point the blame completely on the driver. With a team of lawyers on their side, this can often be detrimental for a driver. For this reason, our Houston truck accident attorneys stand strong for injured drivers. We help drivers and their families craft strong, effective claims for compensation. Our skilled team gets to work investigating your accident and identifying potential parties that may have been at fault. Once we determine the party whose negligence caused your damages, we build a compelling claim to pursue compensation for your sake.

Don’t face your employer and their insurance company alone.
Call Arnold & Itkin for honest representation.

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $12Million 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 around-the-clock care to carry out basic tasks. The defendants argued that the stroke was his fault—but Cory Itkin was able to counter their arguments enough to compel them to settle. Our client has received everything he needs for a stable future.
  • $10Million 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 ultimately settled for $10 million.
  • $10Million 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.
  • $3.2Million 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 settlement of $3.2 million for the couple.
  • $2.1Million 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.
  • $2Million 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 grieve and heal from this tragedy.
  • $1.6Million 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 settlement will get her the medical care and financial support she needs.
  • $1.5Million 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 and only offered to settle for $5000.
  • $1.5Million 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 existence of an injury at all.
  • $1.49Million 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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