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“Representing somebody involved in a truck accident is totally different than a car accident. You have to remember there are so many different things that go into putting together a case against a trucking company.”

- Kurt Arnold
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We Protect Truck Accident Victims' Rights

In a worldwide anonymous survey of truck drivers, over 50% admitted to taking drugs or drinking while driving. Considering that a semi-truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds while traveling at high speeds, that's a terrifying statistic. Truck drivers are often pushed to drug use because their employers give drivers demanding schedules or incentives to drive past their rest period.

These practices are unacceptable—which is why Arnold & Itkin fights so aggressively when representing truck accident victims.

Truckers and their employers have a federally-mandated obligation to keep the roads safe. That means increased training, regular maintenance, and accountability for drivers with a history of substance abuse or a poor driving record. When a company knowingly hires a driver with a poor safety record or encourages drivers to work without breaks, they become liable for the harm that occurs. It’s not enough for companies to offer condolences. They need to make real changes.

Arnold & Itkin fight for those changes through massive settlements and verdicts. The unfortunate truth is that companies don’t change their practices unless their bank accounts are hurting. Our work accomplishes two things: it provides for injured people’s medical bills and lost wages, and it motivates companies to write policies that help drivers keep you and us safe.

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  • “My future looks very bright through Arnold & Itkin. I can honestly tell you that my family is well taken care of, our worrying is over. Everything is just fine now.”
  • “I really feel like Arnold & Itkin brought justice to my family. Not only my family, but many other families. It was just unreal how tirelessly they worked.”
  • “What sets Arnold & Itkin apart is the way they treat you. It is just the respect they show you—the care.”
  • “My thoughts are that I have the best. I knew I was going to win because I had them on my side. Because I had the best lawyers, that was it. That’s what I felt in my heart.”
  • “They just have a lot of integrity. They did what they said they were going to do—things didn’t work one way, they would find a way to make things work.”
  • “They genuinely care. Their goal is to get what is just due to their clients, to provide that better quality of life that is due to them.”
  • “They took care of me. They took care of everything that I needed to be handled; financially, mentally, and physically—they were there for me.”

Truck Accidents

Case Results
  • $2 Billion

    Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin have won record-setting victories for their clients since founding Arnold & Itkin LLP. In the past few years alone, they have recovered billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for their clients.

  • $1 Billion

    Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin recovered more than $1 billion in record-breaking settlements and verdicts on behalf of their clients in just one year. This achievement sets the standard for outstanding results for clients.

  • $171 Million

    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

    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 to sustain serious brain injuries. We succeeded in obtaining a $117 million verdict for the mother, as well as her two daughters.

  • $110 Million

    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

    Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.

  • $97 Million

    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.

  • $87 Million

    Arnold & Itkin was able to secure a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of a man who was caught in life-threatening flames while performing his work duties. Find out how our firm secured the rest of his financial future.

  • $77 Million

    We represented a young man who grew female breasts from taking Risperdal as a boy before the drug was approved for use by children. Johnson & Johnson was aware their drug caused abnormal breast growth, but they hid the information from doctors and patients. Our patient received $76.6 million for the suffering, humiliation, and treatment costs.

  • $72 Million

    Arnold & Itkin has achieved a record settlement for a worker who was injured in a severe oilfield accident less than 2 years after the incident. His accident was a result of negligence from multiple parties--all of whom settled with our client only a week before trial. We are thrilled that our client will receive the medical care and future security he deserves.

  • $44 Million

    Arnold & Itkin represented a construction superintendent who required a leg amputation after a crane collapse. At the time of the collapse, our client had been standing behind a safety fence 100 feet away when a fallen piece of crane equipment pinned him down. Our firm got him the largest award ever given in a case involving loss of limb, including $8.5 million in punitive damages.

  • $41 Million

    Our client was a Houston-based investor who was cut out of a deal to acquire Honsador Lumber Corporation, one of Hawaii’s largest lumber suppliers. The jury found Key Principal Partners LLC and its parent Key Corporation guilty of breaching their fiduciary duties, interfering with Foreman's efforts to acquire the Honsador Lumber Corporation, and violating Hawaii's unfair competition statute. We won a massive $41 million verdict for the wrongdoing committed against our client.

  • $40 Million

    Attorneys Kyle Findley, Kala Sellers, and Adam Lewis obtained a record $39.744 million verdict on behalf of a client who was burned in a severe dust fire and explosion at a plywood plant in Corrigan, TX.

  • $29 Million

    Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, and Cory Itkin successfully secured a record settlement for a single family who tragically lost a loved one. It is the largest known settlement for a death that occurred offshore. While a settlement is not an admittance of responsibility, our firm was pleased that the company was willing to provide fair compensation to the family of their employee without a fight.

  • $28 Million

    Arnold & Itkin is thrilled to announce that we have secured a massive settlement for our clients.

  • $19 Million

    In our second trial on behalf of victims of the 2013 plant explosion in Geismar, LA, Arnold & Itkin won a massive verdict for 4 workers and their families. The verdict will go toward providing the extensive care they have required in the years since the explosion as well as the care they will need for the rest of their lives. This was the second of 2 massive verdicts Arnold & Itkin won against Williams Companies, Inc.

  • $15 Million

    Arnold & Itkin won a landmark verdict against Williams Companies, Inc. and child company Williams Olefins LLC for their part in the 2013 explosion that killed 2 workers and injured over 100 more. Williams Companies tried to blame the incident on their limited liability shell company, but the jury saw through the defense. They awarded 95% of the blame to Williams Companies, Inc. and gave our clients the money they needed for medical care.

  • $14 Million

    Arnold & Itkin represented a seaman after he suffered a head injury on the Hercules 15 inland barge. Hercules employees tack welded a three foot pipe to the derrick and then forgot to remove it before starting drilling operations. The pipe was jarred loose and hit Plaintiff in the head, causing severe injury. We presented his case under the Jones Act against Hercules, who chose to settle just before trial.

  • $14 Million

    Arnold & Itkin represented a plant worker who was seriously injured in an accident on the job. Plant injuries are often complex, taking years to fully investigate and litigate. Fortunately, our firm’s work was able to secure a multi-million dollar settlement mere months after the injury took place. Now our client’s medical expenses and other needs are taken care of for the rest of his life.

  • $13 Million

    Sometimes accidents keep people from working. When that happens, they need more than medical care—they need financial security. Arnold & Itkin represented a worker who was seriously injured in an accident on the job, and he needed both medical care and hope for the future. As a result, we won him a settlement that will allow him to recover without worrying about income.

  • $13 Million

    Arnold & Itkin won a massive settlement for an industrial worker who lost both of his legs in a workplace accident. The company, after months of delays and appeals, finally settled with our team—allowing him and his family to move forward in peace.

  • $13 Million

    Arnold & Itkin represented individuals who suffered catastrophic economic losses after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We were successful in navigating the complexities of the case and recovered $12.5 million.

  • $12 Million

    Arnold & Itkin is proud to announce that our firm has secured a $12 million settlement on behalf a truck driver who was crushed by his own cargo—which then led directly to a stroke. The driver, who was 56 years old at the time, now requires costly around-the-clock care to carry out basic tasks. The defendants argued that the stroke was his fault—but Cory Itkin was able to counter their arguments enough to compel them to settle. Our client has received everything he needs for a stable future.

  • $12 Million

    Our industrial injury lawyers have recently recovered $12 million on behalf of a plant worker who suffered burns when a safety valve failed at the refinery where he was employed. His settlement will go toward providing him with extensive and long-term medical care. His employer chose to settle his case two weeks before trial was set to begin.

  • $12 Million

    Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin successfully recovered $11.75 million on behalf of a man who was injured while working a turnaround at an industrial plant. He was injured because he and his team were not informed of the plant’s dangers, and his family turned to Arnold & Itkin shortly afterward. Our team was able to get him money for his present and future medical expenses less than a year after he was injured.

  • $12 Million

    Our client was only offered $300,000 by the defendant for his near-total loss of sight in one eye, but the jury only deliberated for less than 2 days before they found the defendant guilty of defective equipment design. They gave our client an award of $11.6 million.

  • $12 Million

    Arnold & Itkin obtained a settlement of $11.5 million on behalf of an offshore accident victim suffering from both physical and psychological injuries. His settlement will ensure that our client gets all the time, financial support, and stability he needs to fully recover and get back on his feet.

  • $11 Million

    Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin won a $10.9 million verdict after a three week trial involving a 5-year-old girl who was paralyzed and a mother who was killed in a crossing accident. The firm was able to prove that the crossing was not safely designed, requiring Union Pacific to pay for the emotional and medical costs suffered by our clients.

  • $10 Million

    Arnold & Itkin is proud to have aggressively pursued compensation for our client before the trial even began. Our pretrial preparation resulted in nearly two dozen depositions before the defendant chose to resolve the case.

  • $10 Million

    Our firm represented the family of two people who were killed after their vehicle was hit by an 18-wheeler running a red light. We were successful in reaching an eight figure settlement on their behalf.

  • $10 Million

    Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Ces Tavares represented a family who had lost their father in a tragic 18-wheeler accident. He was driving home when a trucker made a dangerous maneuver and caused a massive collision. The trucking company ultimately settled for $10 million.

  • $10 Million

    Against all odds, Arnold & Itkin secured a settlement for an injured longshoreman. Our team of attorneys proved he was 100% innocent of an industrial crane accident that took his leg.

  • $9 Million

    Attorneys from the Arnold & Itkin legal team represented a family that lost a loved one in a fire. We helped recover $9.25 million on their behalf.

  • $9 Million

    Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Tara Arnold, and Adam Lewis represented a client who had been trying to reach a settlement on their own for years. Our firm took on the case and was able to achieve a $9 million settlement just days before trial, despite the fact that the defendant’s last settlement offer was only $100,000.

  • $9 Million

    After being told by a previous lawyer that he would likely not recover any compensation, an injured oil field worker came to Arnold & Itkin. Attorneys Caj Boatright and Kurt Arnold created such a strong case that the defendant chose to settle rather than face a trial. We were able to secure $9 million on our client’s behalf.

  • $9 Million

    Arnold & Itkin represented a Louisiana man who suffered severe burn injuries after he fell through an open hole at a Texas plant. His employers knew about the danger but did nothing to protect their employees. They chose to settle the case one week before trial was scheduled to start after multiple depositions.

  • $9 Million

    Kurt Arnold represented a handful of Louisiana landowners who brought suit against big oil companies to clean up their property, winning a $9 million settlement. Each plaintiff’s family had owned their land for generations, making this particular case emotional for our clients. The money went toward full restoration of the land to its former health.

  • $9 Million

    Arnold & Itkin helped secure a settlement on behalf of a seaman who injured his head when working aboard an offshore drilling vessel. Our firm helped to recover $8.9 million on his behalf.

  • $8 Million

    Our firm represented an offshore worker (a steward) who seriously injured his back in an accident. The injury prevented him from making a living. While other lawyers told him his case was only worth a few hundred thousand dollars, our attorneys knew better. Due to intense negotiations by the firm, Arnold & Itkin was able to obtain a settlement for $8 million from his employers.

  • $7 Million

    Our attorneys helped recover more than $7 million on behalf of an injured client. The settlement will go toward taking care of our client and the family for the rest of their lives, both medically and financially.

  • $7 Million

    Arnold & Itkin recovered more than $7 million in a settlement for a severely injured Louisiana client. Our client suffered brain injury and memory issues while working on an offshore platform. The defendant settled his case during jury selection, and our client now has the money he needs to receive quality medical care for the rest of his life.

  • $7 Million

    Arnold & Itkin represented an offshore worker with a concussion and a herniated disk from an accident on the job. These injuries inhibited our client’s ability to make a living, requiring him to pursue a claim. His employers eventually resolved the case by settling for $7.1 million.

  • $7 Million

    Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler helped represent the rights of individuals who had been severely injured when an explosion at an oil refinery covered them with hot steam and coking material. We were successful in recovering $7 million on their behalf and ensured they receive the proper medical care.

  • $7 Million

    Arnold & Itkin negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement for the family of a man who died offshore. Though the defendant attempted to get away with an extremely low offer, our team obtained a settlement that was many times larger.

  • $7 Million

    Arnold & Itkin helped a woman and her family get justice after her husband was killed in an incident offshore. Despite undue pressure from the defendant, our firm made sure our clients were taken care of for the rest of their lives.

  • $7 Million

    Arnold & Itkin obtained a seven-figure settlement for an offshore worker who was injured off the coast of Florida while working in needlessly dangerous conditions. His settlement will help him move forward after irreparable damage was done to his head and face.

  • $7 Million

    Arnold & Itkin LLP attorneys represented two man exposed to dangerous chemicals in a refinery accident. Their employer wanted the incident to go unreported, so refused to give them the medical care they needed. The defendant negotiated a settlement of $6.5 million just weeks before trial was set to begin.

  • $6 Million

    After losing her father, Arnold & Itkin was able to obtain justice for a young girl. The defendants were unwilling to take responsibility, but Arnold & Itkin was able to hold them accountable.

  • $6 Million

    We negotiated a settlement of $6.25 million on behalf of a family whose loved one died from a heart attack while working off the coast of Africa. He was working as a barge engineer when he suffered the heart attack, and it was hours before a qualified medical professional was able to see him. Despite all of the employer’s arguments, Attorneys Cory and Jason Itkin secured a settlement for the family.

  • $6 Million

    Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for our client after a prolonged attempt by the defendant to limit her compensation. Despite pressure from the defendant to settle for very little, our client called us. We negotiated a result over 12 times what she was originally offered.

  • $6 Million

    Attorneys from Arnold & Itkin have helped a family from Louisiana who had been affected by severe contamination to their property. Attorney Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley took on the case.

  • $6 Million

    Kurt Arnold represented a widow and her family after her husband was tragically killed in a workplace accident in Southeast Texas. He was crushed by pipes that weren’t properly secured, and he succumbed to his injuries weeks later. His employer settled the case just weeks before arbitration was set to begin.

  • $6 Million

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys were able to obtain a $5.8 million settlement on behalf of an injured maritime worker. Our client suffered a head injury in an accident that also led to severe PTSD, impacting his quality of life. We successfully compelled the employer to settle, giving our client the financial security he needed.

  • $6 Million

    A momentous settlement was obtained on behalf of a grieving family by Attorneys Noah Wexler and Jason Itkin. Our team was proud to help a hurting family in a big way.

  • $6 Million

    Arnold & Itkin has achieved a $5.6 million settlement on behalf of a woman who lost her son in a fatal accident while working offshore. Our client’s son was tragically killed during a crane accident that the defendant attempted to blame on other parties. Despite playing the blame game, the employer settled the case after we took around 20 depositions in preparation for trial.

  • $6 Million

    Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin get compensation for a young offshore worker who will likely never work again. As a result of her accident, the young woman suffered depression and PTSD. Our work (and her settlement) ensured that she will never need to worry about financial security for the rest of her life, allowing her to recover in peace.

  • $6 Million

    Arnold & Itkin was able to obtain a $5.5 million settlement on behalf of the client, an injured rig worker. Our client suffered serious head and back injuries that caused him chronic pain. His settlement will cover the cost of continuous treatment and pain management.

  • $6 Million

    Our legal team fought hard to recover a fair settlement on behalf of a family who lost a father and husband after he was involved in a fatal elevator accident. We recovered $5.5 million on their behalf.

  • $6 Million

    The team at Arnold & Itkin is honored to have been able to help four injured workers recover a favorable $5.5 million settlement in a case involving several difficult obstacles. Our relentless determination has allowed our clients to receive the support they’ll need for the rest of their lives.

  • $6 Million

    Arnold & Itkin recovered $5.5 million for an oil platform worker who was severely hurt by the negligence of his co-workers and employer. He was doing plug and abandonment work in the Gulf when he was struck by a loose pipe. This caused severe injury to his neck, requiring surgery and extensive care. The defendant hoped to avoid paying compensation on a technicality, but eventually settled with our client.

  • $5 Million

    Arnold & Itkin took on the case of a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder and were able to obtain a $5.4 million settlement on their behalf. Cases like our client’s address the very real mental injuries caused by traumatic accidents. His settlement will now help him and his family face the future with confidence and peace.

  • $5 Million

    A $5.2 million settlement was won on behalf of an injured offshore worker who suffered from a herniated disc and concussion. Our client also received PTSD from the trauma of the accident. His settlement has provided him with the peace and security he deserves.

  • $5 Million

    One of the strongest tactics our lawyers employ is pushing a case to trial in order to pressure the other side into a settlement or the courtroom. That's what happened in this case. Our firm is honored to have helped our young client get justice and rightful compensation before trial even began.

  • $5 Million

    Our team worked to represent a client who was severely injured while working at a chemical plant. He was performing construction and maintenance work at the time of the incident. In the end, our firm was successful in settling the case for $4.97 million.

  • $5 Million

    Arnold & Itkin won a $4.9 million verdict in a unanimous jury decision in a case where the plaintiff was seriously injured while working for Diamond Offshore. Deliberation lasted for about 10 days while jurists decided to award our client—a 30-year-old driller who was hoisted over 20 feet in the air without fall protection. He sustained serious back and arm injuries as a result.

  • $5 Million

    Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a settlement of $4.8 million on behalf of their client, an injured offshore worker. He suffered a concussion and a herniated disc from his accident. Our client has received excellent medical care thanks to his settlement.

  • $5 Million

    Kurt Arnold recovered $4.8 million for a client whose father was killed after suffering a severe head injury in Port Arthur, Texas. Winning justice for grieving clients is a primary reason we became lawyers, and it's our honor to help clients like this one receive help.

  • $5 Million

    A woman was injured in an offshore accident while performing her job duties, suffering a bulging disc and a concussion. After seeking the help of Arnold & Itkin, she was able to obtain a $4.6 million settlement.

  • $5 Million

    The victim of an offshore accident sought the help of Arnold & Itkin and received a $4.5 million settlement. The accident caused him to suffer a herniated disc and multiple ankle injuries. The settlement will now allow him to recover while caring for his family’s needs.

  • $4 Million

    Kurt Arnold brought suit against oil companies that had left behind contamination on a piece of property in Cameron Parish. The land had belonged to our client’s family for generations when it was severely damaged by poor environmental practice. Our team secured a $4.4 million settlement for the client.

  • $4 Million

    An injured rig man who couldn’t return to work sought the help of Arnold & Itkin, who secured $4.1 million on his behalf. Our client unfortunately suffered a concussion that left him unable to work or support his family. His settlement will provide for his medical care while giving his family the security they deserve.

  • $4 Million

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys negotiated a settlement on behalf of a Texas worker who was injured in a workplace accident. His injuries required numerous surgeries, including a neck surgery. We are proud to have secured his future so quickly.

  • $4 Million

    An offshore worker was injured while performing his job duties, so Arnold & Itkin fought to obtain a $4 million settlement on his behalf. The settlement went toward helping him recover from his neck, knee, and ankle injuries.

  • $4 Million

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys represented a Mississippi man who was severely injured in a Texas refinery plant explosion. Cases like these require a high level of experience and investigative resources due to the myriad factors involved in a plant explosion. Our attorneys are proud to have helped our client receive a settlement of $4,000,000.

  • $4 Million

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys negotiated a $3.995 million settlement on behalf of a mariner who contracted an infection from contaminated water while aboard a vessel. Due to the infection, our client was forced to get his lower leg amputated. While his employers blamed it on diabetes, we were able to hold them accountable and make things right.

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