Western Express Truck Accident Lawyers
Representing People Hurt or Killed in Western Express Truck Accidents
Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Western Express is one of the 25 largest truckload carriers in the United States. Western Express operates more than 3,000 commercial freight vehicles and employs approximately 4,000 drivers nationwide, but despite its vast resources, the company has seemingly failed to make safety a priority. In the past 2 years, the company was involved in 705 crashes and received over 1,600 unsafe driving violations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
All of this data was taken from the FMCSA website, which you can see for yourself here.
When a company has thousands of commercial vehicles under its control, its chief responsibility is ensuring that their drivers are well rested, well trained, and on well-planned routes. Not doing so could have catastrophic consequences, as we’ve made clear below.
From 2020–2021, Western Express was cited for violations that included:
- Reckless driving
- Speeding 15+ mph over the limit
- Speeding in a construction zone
- Texting while driving
- Using a hand-held mobile telephone while operating a CMV
Injuries & Deaths Caused by Western Express Crashes
Western Express’s unsafe driving is not without consequence. Many of the crashes that have involved the company resulted in injuries or death. Since June 2019, Western Express has been involved in collisions causing 13 fatalities and over 300 catastrophic injuries. That’s hundreds of lives that have been worsened as a result of collisions involving Western Express trucks or employees. Due to rising truck driver injury rates, it’s reasonable to assume that some of these injuries or fatalities happened to Western Express employees.
Due to their size and speed, commercial trucks often cause serious injuries:
- Blunt force trauma
- Crush injuries
- Orthopedic injuries
- …and many others
Statistics like these are why our Western Express truck accident lawyers fight to get our clients as much as possible to pay for medical care, lost income, and pain and suffering. Companies like this are obligated to operate their trucks safely and carefully. When they don’t, their policies and lack of driver training cause serious harm to motorists nationwide while company lawyers deny responsibility for any of it.
Over $10 Billion Won by Western Express Accident Lawyers
Trucking companies as successful as Western Express have a duty to their employees and to motorists across the country to keep them safe—or, failing that, to make up for the damage they cause. Making things right requires paying for medical care, long-term treatment, lost wages, and other serious losses often incurred by commercial vehicle crashes. Unfortunately, our firm has never seen a trucking company willingly offer to help drivers or motorists recover from the harm its own practices caused.
That’s where Arnold & Itkin LLP comes in. Our truck accident lawyers see it as our duty to fight for our clients by holding companies like Western Express accountable for the grievous harm they cause. We do everything possible to help our clients get back on their feet, from auditing the data from the onboard truck recorder to hiring an outside accident expert to investigate the collision. We’ll prepare, spend, and advocate for whatever it takes to get our clients the best possible chance of rebuilding their lives.
Why? Because your life is worth fighting for—no matter what.
If you were harmed by a Western Express 18-wheeler or commercial truck, speak with our trucking attorneys today: call (888) 493-1629 or use our short online form.