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Rebuild Your Life with 18-Wheeler Crash Attorneys. Helping Clients Nationwide.

At 80,000 pounds, most general freight 18-wheelers are road monsters—weighing as much as a train cabin (with comparable force behind them). At that weight and at speeds between 50-60 mph, there is no such thing as a 'minor' accident with a tractor-trailer. These accidents are devastating, leading to wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, and lifelong consequences.

As a result, regular passengers and professional truck drivers alike can lose their income, incur enormous medical expenses, and be pushed into a lifetime of financial uncertainty in a single moment. When that happens, the trucking accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin fight to hold insurers and shipping companies accountable for the accidents they cause. We've helped injured people win billions of dollars nationwide, ensuring people get the money they needed to keep their homes and provide for their families. Our team has represented passengers, commuters, independent contractors, and company employees alike, recognizing that it's company practices that are to blame for 18-wheeler accidents.

If you've been injured in a trucking accident, you can get answers. Call (888) 493-1629 or send us a short message to schedule a time to review your case with a lawyer for free.

The Cause of Trucking Accidents

Injury lawyers handling 18-wheeler accidentsFor decades, trucking companies have been investing less and less into their fleets and their drivers. The costs of doing business—compliance with federal regulations, fuel prices, health benefits—have all been passed onto drivers. Employees and independent contractors alike are paid by the mile, meaning they're not paid for all the vital work that doesn't involve driving, like filling out logbooks, getting regular rest, waiting for loading and unloading, or driving safely through congested areas.

So drivers push themselves to the limits of sleep deprivation in order to make their miles, putting thousands of dangerously exhausted drivers behind the wheel every day. Companies encourage this sort of behavior and even turn a blind eye to common illegal practices—like having two hours-of-service logbooks to hide the number of hours each driver is actually working. Company policies blame drivers for not "making miles" instead of holding themselves responsible for providing bad runs for little pay. Everyone pays the price for this arrangement.

Every year, around 3,000 people die in trucking accidents—several hundred of them are truck drivers themselves, making trucking one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States.

Truck accidents we've represented include:

UPS Truck Accident Attorneys

United Parcel Service is one of the largest shipping companies in the United States, with a total market share of 27%. They have an even higher market share when just accounting for UPS Ground. Although UPS does not report how many 18-wheelers it operates, it has more than 119,000 vehicles carrying its freight. At that level of volume (and with the trucking industry practices we just mentioned), it's not hard to imagine that UPS trucks are responsible for a great deal of personal injury and death. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, UPS trucks were involved in 2,003 crashes between Dec. 2015 and Dec. 2017—the results of which were 49 deaths and 689 injuries.

UPS crashes have increased by more than a third since 2012, with 25% more fatalities. The public bears the cost of these crashes, both in terms of who foots the bill and who suffers harm.

FedEx Trucking Accident Lawyers

Federal Express (FedEx) is another giant in the general freight delivery game. Their market share clocks in at 23%, and there are more than 90,000 FedEx vehicles on the road at this very moment. They're also a giant when it comes to the trucking lobby—of the 51 lobbyists representing FedEx interests in Washington in the 2013-2014 session, 37 of them had worked in federal government positions prior. Their lobbying has worked—did you know that the last few years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of crashes and fatalities involving FedEx trucks? According to data from the FMCSA, FedEx drivers were involved in 1,762 crashes that injured 575 people and killed 41 more. That's 254% more crashes.

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

We Stand Toe-to-Toe with Giants in the Trucking Industry

Our trucking injury lawyers handle cases against some of the largest trucking companies, such as:

  • AAA Cooper
  • ABF Freight System
  • Averitt Express
  • Cardinal Logistics
  • Celadon Group
  • Central Freight Lines
  • Central Transport
  • Con-Way
  • Covenant Transport
  • Cr England
  • Crete Carrier
  • CRST International
  • Daylight Transport
  • Estes Express Lines
  • FedEx
  • Heartland Express
  • JB Hunt
  • Knight Transportation
  • Landstar Systems
  • Marten Transport
  • New England Motor Freight
  • New Penn Motor Express
  • NFI Industries
  • Oak Harbor Freight Lines
  • Old Dominion Freight Line
  • Penske Logistics
  • Pitt Ohio Transportation Group
  • Prime Inc.
  • R+L Carriers
  • Reddaway
  • Roadrunner Transportation
  • Ruan Transportation
  • Ryder Systems
  • Saia
  • Schneider National
  • Southeastern Freight Lines
  • Stevens Transport
  • Swift Transportation
  • U.S. Xpress
  • UPS
  • Werner Enterprises
  • Western Express
  • YRC Freight

Speak with a Truck Accident Lawyer Today. Call (888) 493-1629 for a Free Consultation.

When someone loses everything in a trucking accident—their income, their mobility, their loved ones—our trucking accident lawyers hold shipping companies and insurers responsible for the cost. Insurers are supposed to provide people with security in the wake of a disaster, but they design the claims process to be nearly impossible to navigate. Most people end up with less than they need. Shipping companies are worse—they're supposed to equip their drivers to drive safely, but poor practices means dangerous drivers.

When their mistakes result in a truly grievous loss, shouldn't they be the ones to pay for it? Often, it's individual families who bear the burden of the trucking industry's complacency.

Arnold & Itkin has helped our clients win billions of dollars to rebuild their lives when an accident took everything away. We've helped people become providers again, empowering them to put food on the table and pay for medical care without going into debt. To start getting your life back, call our truck accident attorneys for a free consultation. We'll schedule a time for you to review your options with us—if we can help you, we'll cover the cost of your case from start to finish. Our fee, investigative costs, even some of your basic living expenses are all advanced against the verdict or settlement. If you win, we'll take our fee out of the reward; if you don't, we'll absorb the costs. The risk is ours—the choice is yours.

Call (888) 493-1629 or use our online form to review your options with a truck accident lawyer for free.

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