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Houston, Texas Truck Accident Lawyers Experienced Personal Injury Representation
Our Houston truck wreck law firm serves victims of 18-wheeler truck accidents in Houston and across the state of Texas. We have been taking on trucking companies and their insurers and winning big in 18-wheeler accident cases for over 35 years. Call us at 281-893-0760 to discuss your rights and options.
We have an unparalleled record of holding truck drivers and trucking companies accountable for serious injury and fatal truck accidents.
Attorney Greg Baumgartner is nationally recognized in trucking litigation and has the highest possible lawyer rating available. Many defense attorneys refer their friends and family members injured in a commercial vehicle crash to us. We are one of the very few law firms in the country that maintain a quick response team for some truck accidents.
WHY 18-WHEELER CRASHES HAPPEN
Professional truck drivers required to have specialized training in safety and follow specific regulations establishing the minimum safe conduct for both drivers and their companies. Unfortunately, drivers and their companies frequently put profit ahead of safety and endanger the motoring public.
Sometimes truck drivers can be driving their 18-wheeler after they are required to stop operating the vehicle. Hours of Service violations are common and lead to tired and fatigued driving.
Other wrecks are caused by the negligence on the part of the trucking company in failing to keep the tractor-trailer in proper operating condition by failing to maintain such important features as brakes, tires or other components putting everyone at risk.
With the shortage of truck drivers, many companies are hiring drivers who are not qualified to operate an 80,000-pound vehicle which leads to crashes.
Some tractor-trailer collisions happen simply because the driver does not follow the rules of the road that applied to everyone or fails to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
Whether the driver was impaired, fell asleep at the wheel, following closely, speeding or not paying attention to the cars around them, contacting a leading 18-wheeler accident attorney quickly after an incident is a smart choice.
TRUCK ACCIDENT LITIGATION PROCESS
Investigation: Soon after the insurance company for the trucking company and the driver learn of the accident, they will send teams to the scene of the crash to interview witnesses and gather evidence to defend a personal injury or wrongful death claim that they suspect will be coming against them.
it is crucial that you contact an 18-wheeler trucking accident attorney as soon as possible after the crash so they can counter the efforts of the defense insurance company and preserve important evidence.
The insurance company is in the business to make profits, and they do that by paying as little as a possibly can on any individual claim. Further, trucking regulations require substantial commercial policies for each big rig.
Persons involved in a truck accident should refrain from giving a written or recorded statement to the adjusters investigating the claim until after they have had an opportunity to discuss the matter with the best truck accident attorney they can find.
Medical Treatment: The most important thing a person can do after a commercial,
accident is to seek appropriate medical care and follow doctor’s orders to the letter. Do not attempt to resolve your claim against the trucking company before you have a clear handle on the extent of her injuries and your prognosis.
Negotiation: Studies have conclusively shown that insurance companies do not deal with individual victim’s same way that they do when those people have attorneys. Taking advantage of folks who are unrepresented happens every day to the detriment of the public. Frequently, after a severe truck wreck, an insurance company reach out to the family seeking an early settlement hoping to pay pennies on the dollar.
A common trick is to say something like "we accept responsibility," and they injured assume that the insurance company means they will pay reasonable compensation. That is not the case. There is a reason why insurance companies do not want to hire a skilled attorney.
Lawsuit: Serious injury or wrongful death 18-wheeler accident cases usually end up in litigation to obtain full and fair compensation. It seems a trial setting frequently provides the incentive for many insurers to reevaluate the damages of the injured.
Make sure the attorney you choose has the commercial vehicle lawsuit experience necessary to maximize the value of your case!
GETTING THE BEST HOUSTON 18-WHEELER TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Selecting the best attorney for your 18-wheeler accident is an important first step toward protecting you and your family’s financial future.
Experience: Finding a lawyer with extensive experience in trucking litigation is mandatory for optimum results. You do not want the attorney you select to be learning on the job with your case. Likewise, you do not want to get handed off to an inexperienced associate after you sign on with the law firm.
We have been winning top settlements from truck wreck lawsuits for over 30 years and have an unparalleled winning record.
Results: Looking at the lawyer’s performance in semi-truck wreck cases will give you an idea of both the experience of the attorney and results that they have achieved for other people.
Trustworthy: It is important that you do your homework to ensure you select a reliable attorney before you sign any paperwork with that lawyer. Many people call our office after already retaining an attorney, and then it is too late.
Do your homework and select the best truck accident attorney to handle your case!
TRUCKING ACCIDENT QUICK RESPONSE TEAM
We are one of the few truck accident law firms that maintain a quick response team to investigate your accident. Our team of attorneys, accident reconstruction experts and trucking regulation experts can put you in the position to compete and win against the insurance company defending the truck driver and company.
We also take a hands-on approach to coordination for the medical treatment of our clients. We use treating physicians and other medical experts to help explain to our jury the damages done by the truck driver and company. In some cases, we use life care planners who specialize in documenting future medical expenses needed by the victim. We have over 35 years’ experience in winning cases against trucking companies.
WE KNOW HOW TO GET MAXIMUM COMPENSATION FOR TRUCK ACCIDENTS
One main benefit of our three decades of experience in winning truck accident cases is our winning approach can be used when your case. We have never lost a truck accident case in over 30 years. All results speak for themselves and our clients have been extremely satisfied with our personal approach to representing them.
Insurance carriers for the main trucking company lines know us well and for that reason we are able to settle many cases early.
PUT OUR DECADES OF EXPERIENCE TO WORK ON YOUR 18-WHEELER ACCIDENT CASE
There’s a big difference between a personal injury attorney who wants to handle trucking accident cases and the lawyers who have been specializing in this area for decades. Truck accident cases are much different than those involving car to car crashes for many reasons. First, the damages are almost always significant in a trucking accident given the size of the 18-wheeler. Second, additional safety rules and regulations apply to truck drivers and the truck company that are powerful evidence in commercial vehicle accident lawsuit. We have obtained numerous multi-million-dollar awards on truck accident cases and in most of those the trucking company required the amount they had to pay to remain confidential, so others would not know how much they had to pay our clients.
TRUCK ACCIDENT INJURY
The physics of a crash with an 18-wheeler are such that an accident is much more likely to lead to very serious injury then the same crash involving a car to car collision. In our three decades of representing accident victims these are the injuries that we see the most commonly from a truck accident:
- Spinal cord injury which can be fractures or herniations often requiring surgery
- Head injuries involving fractures of the skull or traumatic brain injury
- Shoulder injuries
- Leg injuries
- Fractures and dislocations
- Wrongful death
when a truck accident involves serious injuries t or the loss of a loved one, the selection of right truck accident attorney it is vital to the success of the claim. Choosing an experienced and successful attorney increases your opportunity to maximize compensation and protect your financial future.
AVOID MISTAKES IN CHOOSING THE RGHT TRUCK ACCIDENT LAW FIRM
Doing your homework when selecting a lawyer to represent you in your truck accident case should be your first priority as soon as possible after the collision. Some of the areas to be aware of include:
- Avoid Law firms where you think you are hiring the experience partner but the work on the case will actually be done by an inexperienced associate. If you cannot get a commitment from the partner to actually take the depositions and do the work your case will suffer.
- Avoid high volume law firms as your case will most likely be handled by legal assistants and inexperienced attorneys. Further, the case mill lawyers tend to settle quickly and cheaply and move on to the next case.
- Avoid attorneys who are too busy to talk with you or if you are unable to get open and honest responses.
- Avoid personal injury law firms without substantial truck litigation experience. Check out the results of the law firm specifically from commercial vehicle accidents.
I have the highest regard for Greg Baumgartner and his law firm. I suffered a serious spinal cord injury in an accident and words can‘t express my gratitude. I was overjoyed with the outcome of my case. L.W.
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- Truck Accidents
- Negligent Trucking Companies
- Speeding 18-Wheelers
- Improperly Loaded Tractor –Trailers
- Violations of Federal Regulations
- Jackknife Accidents
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