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A collision with a large truck can spell disaster, and even death, for anyone traveling in a car, SUV, or motorcycle on interstates and highways. Statistics show that most fatalities in large truck crashes happen to vulnerable occupants in passenger vehicles. Large trucks can weigh 20-30 times more than passenger cars, and big rigs have greater ground clearance, meaning cars and SUVs can slide under the carriage of a large truck upon impact.
A fully loaded semi-tractor trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. This is an enormous amount a weight. When you compare it to an average passenger vehicle (weighing 4,000 pounds) or a motorcycle (weighing roughly 700 pounds), you can see why the overwhelming number of crash injuries and deaths are inflicted on passengers in the smaller vehicles or on motorcycles, rather than in the large trucks
Collisions often result in mangled steel, fires, shattered glass, and crumpled seats, leading to severe and even catastrophic injuries among crash victims. That is even if the victim is able to leave the scene of the accident.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, your world has probably been turned upside down.
We see a lot of clients who are frightened and confused after a truck accident, but our skilled and experienced truck accident lawyers at Crain Brogdon, LLP are among the best and the brightest legal teams in the nation. We are tough on defendants and compassionate with our clients. We know that if you’ve been in a collision with an 18-wheeler, you’re dealing with a lot of trauma and medical challenges. Our staff is caring and exceptionally knowledgeable, and we’ll walk beside you every step of the way.
We’ll give you informed legal guidance and work around the clock to show you why we’re always a step ahead of the competition. We won’t just represent you; we’ll fight for you. And we’ll settle for nothing less than the outcome you deserve.
Let us put together the game plan in your truck accident case.ABOUT US
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If you’ve been injured in or lost a loved one in a truck accident, you have the right to hold the at-fault parties accountable for their negligence. We’ll work tirelessly to build a game plan that matches your unique situation so that at the end of the day, you aren’t forced to cover costs associated with the semi accident and resulting injuries.
Crain Brogdon, LLP is committed to building strong and enduring relationships with each of our clients, no matter where they are located. We believe that pursuing a legal claim is a collaborative effort between lawyer and client, and we treat our clients like extended family. We care about your spouse, your children, your job, and your personal life goals. We understand the hardships you have endured due to your or your loved ones’ accident and encounter with the legal system. Our firm is focused on securing the best possible outcome for your case so you can rest and heal from your injuries and build a meaningful life.
We’re based in Texas, but our service extends across the nation, and beyond our nation’s borders.TESTIMONIALS
We believe that for our lawyers to perform at their best and for our nation’s legal system to continue to perform at its best, it takes leaders who are willing to put in the time and effort to make progress towards improvement in daily practice and in furthering education. Crain Brogdon, LLP accomplishes this through striving to provide the highest quality of care, staying on top of current practices throughout the country, and ensuring that we have access to the expert knowledge, technology, and outside advice that truck accident cases require to achieve a top settlement. With this level of trust and respect from the legal community at an international level, you can trust your case is in good hands.RESULTS
A truck driver’s negligence led to the death of another driver. When the at-fault party tried to place blame on the deceased, our firm got the justice the deceased’s family deserved.READ Story
The discovery of a truck driver’s falsification of their DOT log was central in proving in this case. Where the negligent truck driver rear-ended our client in a construction zone, causing head injuries.READ Story
A hit-and-run delivery driver caused the death of two other semi-truck drivers. We tracked down the individual and brought justice to the families.READ Story
Crain Brogdon, LLP has been trusted to provide their expert opinion for decades across many major news outlets to millions. Our day-to-day experience with the law has allowed us to become deeply involved with many experiences our clients may be facing, allowing us to be confident in the delivery of our opinions to millions of viewers on the wide array of catastrophic injury cases we take on as a firm.
No matter how horrific and unexpected of an accident you and your loved ones may have faced, we have the experience to tackle it head on.
When you’re ready to pursue the compensation you deserve but are unsure of how to go about filing your claim, work with our experienced truck accident lawyers at Crain Brogdon, LLP. We’ll thoroughly investigate the cause of the wreck to determine who should be named as the defendant(s) in your case, and we’ll calculate the value of your losses so that you can achieve compensation for all you’ve been through.
You need an attorney who can fight for your rights and help you through what is likely one of the most difficult times in your life. Finding the best lawyer may seem like a big challenge when you’re already dealing with an injury, but we’re here to help you put an end to your search for an attorney.
With a truck accident lawyer from our firm by your side, you’ll be able to regain the control of your life.ABOUT
Crain Brogdon, LLP has been recognized for providing outstanding representation to their clients and families from the effects of catastrophic events.
When you work with Crain Brogdon, LLP, you’re not just working with another local firm – we bring nationally, and internationally recognized insight and authority to your case. We know that what you really want when you partner with a catastrophic injury lawyer, is results. Awards and accolades are important when choosing the best attorney for your case, but the ultimate goal is to recover the compensation you and your loved one deserves. Your goal is our goal, and that’s why we fight hard for you to win.
An accident with a truck is, to say the very least, traumatic. As a victim, you are likely overwhelmed even thinking about the legal process that is necessary to help you recover the losses associated with your accident. You are not alone. While each accident is unique, the single common factor we can attribute to all of our clients is that they have many questions. Below, we have shared some of the most common, along with our truck accident attorney’s responses.
Truck accidents fall under the umbrella of personal injury law. Thus, you should engage a seasoned personal injury attorney who has specific experience in handling truck accident cases. There are specific nuances relating to these suits that require an attorney who has managed them in the past.
Effectively managing a personal injury lawsuit for a truck accident requires considerable knowledge of the applicable laws, experience in the local court system and skill negotiating with insurance companies. You simply don’t have the ability to handle your case appropriately on your own. Working with a seasoned truck accident attorney puts you in a much better position to maximize your settlement.
Yes, you do. The statute of limitations in Texas for personal injury lawsuits (under which truck accidents fall) is two years from the date of the accident. But, you should contact a Texas truck accident lawyer immediately, providing them the opportunity to leverage the time remaining to investigate and file your claim.
The answer to this question is dependent upon what caused the accident and who was responsible. We will investigate your accident and determine the negligent party or parties (there can be more than one). Among those who may be held liable are the driver, the truck owner, the cargo shippers, the trucking company, and the truck manufacturer. If your accident was caused by issues with road maintenance or signage, state and local governments may also be held responsible.
Don’t engage with any insurance company representatives. Refer anyone who contacts you regarding your accident to your Dallas truck accident attorney. This professional knows how to communicate effectively, without damaging your case, and can review all offers for appropriateness; their first offer may not be their best.
In order to answer this question accurately, we would need a greater understanding of the specifics of your case. That said, should negligence be proven, you may receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, lost future wages, property damage, loss of consortium and even pain and suffering. In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded.
Punitive damages, which are awarded by a unanimous jury decision, are not designed as compensation. Instead, they serve as punishment for malicious or grossly negligent behavior in personal injury suits. Your truck accident attorney can review your case and let you know if these may come into play and what the dollar limitations may be.
Loss of consortium is, basically, the loss of a relationship. But not all relationships qualify for these damages. For example, siblings and stepparents (who have not gone through legal adoption processes) cannot sue for this. Your truck accident lawyer can provide more specific direction related to your case.
In cases like this, if you are found to be 51% or more liable for the accident you will not be eligible for damages. However, if others are 51% or more liable, then you may still be awarded a settlement. Your award will be reduced by your percentage of fault. Your truck accident attorney can explain how this works.
Our goal is to settle your case in the negotiation phase and avoid a court hearing. However, if we are unable to reach an appropriate settlement we will not hesitate to litigate. In this situation, you are your own best witness. As your truck accident lawyer, we will prepare you fully for this experience so there are no surprises.
You should avoid posting details regarding your accident on your social media accounts. Your comments can be seen by others and used as evidence to minimize or deny your claim.
Depending upon your relationship with the deceased, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. By law, those able to pursue this are the surviving spouse, children, and parents. Unfortunately, grandparents and siblings cannot file legal action.
Hopefully, the information shared above provides you a bit of clarity regarding your truck accident legal options. That said, we know you have many more questions regarding your accident and the ensuing legal process.
We encourage you to reach out to our Dallas truck accident attorneys at (214) 522-9404 and schedule a free consultation.
During this meeting we can learn the specifics of your accident and provide more detailed answers to your questions. Additionally, you can learn more about our team and how they will leverage their knowledge and experience to help prove negligence and maximize your settlement.
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