McAllen Truck Accident Attorneys
Billions Won by Trucking Lawyers Serving McAllen
Large commercial vehicles only make up 5% of the vehicles on U.S. highways, but they're involved in 11% of fatalities each year. Weighing in between 10,000 and 80,000 pounds, these road behemoths are often driven by tired truckers. People who make mistakes and may be unprepared for the rigors of the road.
And shipping companies have designed it that way.
When big rig crashes cause catastrophic injuries, post-traumatic stress, or wrongful deaths, our McAllen trucking lawyers at Arnold & Itkin help the victims pick up the pieces and rebuild their lives. Our clients have won billions of dollars with our team's help because we poured our resources and experience into getting answers and holding trucking companies accountable. We know hundreds of victims of trucking accidents are truck drivers themselves so we represent all injured parties—from employees to independent contractors to innocent bystanders.
Find out what you can do to get your life back. Call (888) 493-1629 or fill out our short online form to schedule a free case consultation today.
Trucking Companies Have a 'Problem' They Won't Solve
Drivers are overworked, underpaid, and putting themselves—and others—at unnecessary risk. Shipping companies know it; in fact, that's how they designed the industry. New drivers come in, knowing nothing about trucking, and leave trucking 'school' thinking that a.) getting paid by the mile is fair pay, b.) federal regulations only get in the way of making good money, and c.) they need to bend or break the rules to make ends meet.
Carriers encourage this culture of "hard driving," putting drivers' health and public safety at risk—all while drivers struggle to make ends meet. As a result, new drivers quickly learn to keep two logbooks to flout hours of service regulations while operating for far longer than the daily limit of 14 hours. That has a serious effect on the safety of our roads—the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration suggests that 13 percent of truck crashes are caused by fatigue, while 25 percent occurred when a driver was hauling for longer than 17 hours.
Truck accidents we've represented include:
- Box truck crashes
- Flatbed truck accidents
- Garbage truck accidents
- Jackknife accidents
- Underride accidents
- Tanker truck crashes
- Tow truck collisions
McAllen FedEx & UPS Accident Attorneys
The two leaders of the general freight industry in the United States, FedEx and UPS, collectively own 50 percent of the industry's market share. FedEx employs dozens of lobbyists in Washington—most of them have held federal government positions. FedEx and UPS employs 90,000 and 119,000 delivery vehicles in their fleet, respectively. Our FedEx accident lawyers also know that FedEx has seen their crash rate rise by 254 percent since 2012, with their injury rate increasing by 192 percent and their fatality rate increasing by 273 percent. Our UPS accident attorneys have seen the parcel service involved with 2,003 crashes from 2015 to 2017, causing 689 injuries and 49 deaths.
Find out how often trucking companies get into accidents on the FMCSA website.
One Free Consultation Could Change Everything
Truck accidents are major traffic events—which means the shipping company has already sent its own investigator to gather evidence that puts everyone but the company at fault. Injured people deserve the same resources that massive companies utilize. Our firm puts our own trucking investigators and experts on the case, putting pressure on trucking companies to do right by the people they hurt. If we can help you, our firm covers the cost of the case. If you don't win, we absorb the costs. If you do, we make sure everything is paid for while ensuring you get enough money for medical care, replacement income, groceries, and whatever else you need to rebuild your life.
To get started, call our McAllen truck accident lawyers for a free consultation. Dial (888) 493-1629 or use the short form.