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Truck Accident Lawyers

Our South Texas Truck Injury Attorneys Fight for Survivors & Grieving Families

South Texas Trucking Accident Lawyers

18-Wheeler Accident Attorneys in South Texas. Nationwide Representation.

Trucking accidents are the most devastating vehicle crashes that can happen to anyone. Because large trucks—defined by more than 10,000 pounds in weight—are everywhere, the risk of a truck crash exists on every road, street, and highway in America. Our South Texas truck accident attorneys have represented drivers (both commercial and passenger vehicles) who have suffered from catastrophic injuries, loss of a loved one, or post-traumatic stress as a result of 18-wheeler crashes. As lawyers, we've had the honor of helping our clients secure billions of dollars to pay for medical care, provide for their families, and create a stable financial future for themselves and their loved ones. Whether you're a regular commuter or an independent contractor with a leading carrier, our South Texas trucking law firm is ready to get your life back in the wake of a grievous accident.

Review your case with an experienced lawyer for free—call (888) 493-1629 or contact us online today.

Why Trucking Accidents Happen More Often

1 in 4 trucking accidents happened when a driver has been on the road for 17 hours or more. FMCSA officials believe that at least 13 percent of trucking accidents are attributable to fatigue—with the real number much higher, as fatigue likely contributes to many crashes without being reported. Evidence suggests that even moderate tiredness impairs driving as much as being drunk does.

Why are exhausted drivers on the road more than ever before? Because the trucking industry believes it's cheaper to hire hordes of new drivers and pay them a barely-livable wage. Most drivers, including independent contractors and employees alike, are paid by the mile (and aren't paid for all of the necessary non-driving work that truckers have to do). That means they're incentivized to stay on the road as long as possible without rest, to push themselves harder and harder to make their miles. If they don't, their families don't eat.

In that sort of climate, companies turn a blind eye toward illegal manipulation of logbooks—the federal requirement that keeps track of how long a driver has been hauling without rest. By keeping 2 logbooks, drivers are able to make it seem like they've gotten adequate rest...while driving for hours, even days without sleep.

Instead of investing their money toward practices that take care of their drivers, companies would rather put truckers (and everyone else on the road) at serious risk—all while the largest freight carriers make a larger profit.

Truck accidents we've represented include:

South Texas UPS Truck Crash Attorneys

Take United Parcel Service, for example. UPS is one of the largest general freight delivery services in the United States, commanding a market share of 27 percent. According to them, they have 119,000 vehicles on the road today. Over the last several years, UPS' accident rate has increased by nearly 40 percent, with a 27-percent increase in injury and a 25-percent increase in fatalities.

According to FMCSA data, UPS has been involved in 2,003 crashes, injuring 689 and killing 49 from 2015 to 2017.

South Texas FedEx Truck Crash Lawyers

FedEx is another example of how the economy's growth has only led to greater public risk. With 23 percent market share, FedEx could afford to pay drivers well and create safer systems. Instead, their crash rate has more than doubled since 2012 (1,762 accidents), with the number of injuries and fatalities increasing by 192 percent (575 injuries) and 273 percent (41 deaths), respectively. Why hasn't such a dramatic increase in FedEx's record made them a target for some kind of regulatory oversight? It might have to do with the fact that FedEx had 51 lobbyists in Washington from 2013-2014 alone, with 37 of them former government employees.

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

Review Your Options with a South Texas Trucking Accident Law Firm

The trucking company won't pay for your losses—they won't help you replace your income, feed your family, find a new career, or pay for your medical care. The insurance company might pay a small portion of it, but only if you fight them for months without letting up. Even then, they have the money to outlast you and they know it.

There's one way to force companies to do the right thing and help you recover—hold them accountable in court. Our South Texas trucking accident lawyers have won billions for our clients because we don't let up, and we have the resources to go toe-to-toe with any insurer in the world. Our team levels the playing field between you and the industry's largest corporations, allowing you to bring these practices into the light (while fighting for your right to be repaid for your suffering).

Get a free review of your case today—we only get paid if you win, so you have everything to gain and nothing to lose. Call (888) 493-1629 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $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.
  • $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 of $171 million.
  • $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.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
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