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San Angelo Truck Accident Lawyers Representing Victims of 18-Wheeler Crashes

San Angelo Truck Accident Lawyers

Big Rig Accident Lawyers Serving San Angelo & Beyond

When trucking company policies lead to an accident, carriers and insurers immediately deploy all of their resources to protect themselves from liability. Their teams of investigators, adjusters, and attorneys do everything they can to put the blame on the driver or the motorist—whoever can be pressured into settling.

Truck accidents often cause catastrophic injuries like:

Arnold & Itkin believes it's only fair that crash victims get the exact same resources. Our San Angelo trucking accident attorneys level the playing field by hiring accident reconstruction experts and investigators to determine the true cause of your 18-wheeler crash. Thanks to our approach, our attorneys have helped our clients win billions of dollars to rebuild their lives.

Get a free consultation today—call (888) 493-1629 or use our online form to review your options with a trucking attorney.

The Underlying Cause of All Truck Accidents

For decades, truck companies have protected their profits by cutting into the wages of their drivers. Most truck drivers—particularly the ones who have only been driving for a few years—are only paid a few pennies for every mile they haul freight. Few things have eroded highway safety like pay-by-mile arrangements. Their companies convince them that only if they "drove harder" and had longer hours, they'd be able to make good money.

Pay-by-mile means that truckers aren't paid for necessary work like:

  • Route planning
  • Driving to new loads
  • Waiting for loading and unloading
  • Getting a rig inspection
  • Safety checks every day

Unfortunately for drivers and motorists, pay-by-mile pushes drivers to violate federal regulations governing how many hours a day a trucker can safely work. Many new drivers learn to keep two logbooks so they can appear compliant while driving 18-, 19-, or 20-hour days. As a result, thousands of tired truckers get behind the wheel of their 80,000-pound behemoths every morning—endangering their lives and the lives of others on the road.

Sleep researchers believe that our driving is as impaired by moderate tiredness as it is by drinking alcohol.

Tired driving is not just a theoretical danger. Experts estimate that 13 percent of truck crashes are caused by exhaustion, but the number is likely far higher—most people don't report when their tiredness caused a crash. At least 1 in 4 truck crashes happened when a trucker was hauling for 17 hours or longer. Lack of sleep is making the roads more dangerous.

San Angelo UPS & FedEx Accident Attorneys

Among the largest players in the freight driving industry include UPS and FedEx, who collectively own 50 percent of their industry's market share. The two giants are naturally leaders in the trucking industry—UPS utilizes 119,000 vehicles in its fleet, and FedEx employs more than 90,000 vehicles. Their brand is synonymous with long-distance delivery.

Unfortunately, their brand is also synonymous with frequent crashes. From 2015 to 2017, UPS trucks were involved in over 2,000 crashes that injured 689 people and killed 49. In the same period, FedEx were involved in nearly as many crashes and fatalities. However, when compared to the same window 5 years earlier, FedEx has seen its crash and fatality rate more than double.

See for yourself—find out how often trucking companies get into accidents on the FMCSA website.

Get a Free Consultation with San Angelo Trucking Lawyers

Arnold & Itkin's 18-wheeler attorneys serving San Angelo want to help get you back on your feet. If we can help you, our firm will cover the cost of your case from start to finish. Any investigative costs, filing fees, and our own fee will all be advanced against your verdict or settlement. If you don't win one, don't worry—our firm absorbs the risk, so none of it costs you.

All it takes to start is a phone call. Dial (888) 493-1629 or contact us online to review your case with a trucking lawyer for free.

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin tried a case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about a drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained for an individual ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $193 Million Settlement Won for Victims of Pipeline Explosion Offshore injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin fought for two workers who were injured in a pipeline explosion at sea, one of whom passed away. Our relentless investigation and advocacy resulted in a nine-figure settlement that will provide for our ...
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement.
  • $139 Million Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a huge $139,000,000 settlement for injured families affected by an oilfield incident in the eastern United States, settling one week before trial.
  • $125 Million Settlement Won for Widow of Dredge Worker Offshore lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP won a nine-figure settlement for a woman who lost her husband in a pipeline explosion. By pushing the case toward trial, our firm pressured the defendant into settling with our client, allowing her to rebuild ...
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
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