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No – we charge no money up front to handle your case. If we take your case, we will only get paid if we collect money from the defendant. You will have no out-of-pocket expenses for your attorneys or litigation expenses when you hire us.
Commercial vehicle accidents require specialized expertise in investigation and prosecution. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations are always changing what the minimum level of safe conduct by professional truck drivers and trucking companies is. These safety rules are the most critical evidence in many big rig accident lawsuits. Additionally, the commercial truck accident case is generally more complicated when it involves multiple parties such as maintenance companies, motor carriers, and other potential defendants. We have been helping Texas families after an accident with an 18-Wheeler for over 35 years and have not lost a case. You deserve a nationally top-rated truck accident lawyer who can be there for you.
It depends – there are many different factors involved in valuing trucking accidents. The three main areas which applied to all personal injury or wrongful death cases are a) liability b) damages and c) insurance. Because we have been handling tractor-trailer accident cases for over 35 years, we have unique experience in evaluating your case. Our results have been spectacular, and we have never lost a trucking accident case.
18 -wheeler truck accident cases have been the primary focus of our law practice for over three decades. While we are very selective in the cases that we accept, if we take your case you can rest assured you will receive the highest quality representation. We intentionally limit the number of cases that we accept and only handle tractor-trailer or other truck accident injury cases that involve severe injury. We are undefeated in truck injury cases. You will not find a more experienced or successful 18-wheeler accident attorney.
Some of the most influential evidence in an 18-wheeler collision lawsuit will be violations of the safety regulations by the truck driver or the trucking company. The federal rules are the minimum level of safe conduct acceptable for both the company and the driver. Establishing violations of the laws is the priority to secure liability in the lawsuit and support the personal injury or wrongful death damages. We have a team ready to investigate your case and aggressively prosecute it to a successful conclusion.
The main insurance issues in commercial vehicle collision cases involve the amount of insurance for the commercial vehicle and health insurance issues for the victims.
Generally, tractor-trailers or other commercial vehicles carry a minimum of $1 million of liability insurance. There are few situations where the truck may have less insurance and many cases where the truck is covered by more than $1 million of liability insurance. The larger the trucking company the more likely it is that they have excess insurance above their primary policy.

Anytime your health insurance company pays a medical bill that can be part of a lawsuit against a trucking company; the health insurance company can be expected to seek to be paid back for the medical expenses that they have paid. The payback obligation is called subrogation. If we accept your case, we will also handle the subrogation issues and work to maximize the compensation that you take home in your pocket.

The truck driver, the trucking company, and other potential defendants can be many. Some examples of other defendants that we have pursued in commercial vehicle accident accidents include, truck and parts manufacturers, maintenance companies, and companies that loaded the vehicle.
The insurance company for the negligent truck driver is the ultimate payer of settlements or judgments against the truck driver or the truck company. In some instances, the truck company will self-insure or pay out of its pocket a large deductible.

Insurance carriers for trucking companies are like other insurance companies in that they do not want to pay fair value unless they are made to do so. Do not for one second believe that an insurer for the truck driver will treat you fairly without an attorney. If an insurance company adjuster is “accepting responsibility” or telling you to “send us your medical bills”- run do not walk, to the best trucking accident attorney you can find.

The most important thing for anyone injured in an accident is to receive necessary medical treatment. We only have one body and taking care of it should be everyone’s priority. If you do not have health insurance and we accept your case, we will work with you to get you the treatment that you need from your doctors without you having to pay out of your pocket to get better.
The truck accident claim process can vary wildly depending on the extent of the medical treatment and actions taken by the trucker’s insurance carrier. If your case goes to litigation, the timeline in Texas can depend upon the specific court and also the county of the crash. The more serious the injuries, generally the longer the case will take.
In Texas, wrongful death beneficiaries are limited to spouses, children, and parents who have survived the deceased. Other family members such as brothers and sisters are not able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas.
The police officer’s determination of fault is not binding upon the court and may or may not even become evidence in a lawsuit. If you feel the accident was the responsibility of the truck driver, you should consult with a real truck accident attorney as soon as possible after the collision. Texas is a proportionate responsibility state, meaning that you can be partly at fault and still recover money as long as you are not more than 50% at fault. A Texas jury makes the ultimate determination of responsibility.
Since 1985 the Baumgartner Law Firm has been winning record multimillion-dollar settlements for people severely injured or who lost a loved one in a truck accident. We have been nationally recognized with many awards for our expertise in truck accident injury cases. For over 35 years, the Baumgartner Law Firm has been obtaining record compensation in truck accident cases. If you want one of the best truck accident lawyers in the country on your side, call us today at (281) 587-1111.
Maximizing your compensation involves proving a strong case for liability and damages. Getting significant evidence about the actions of the truck driver and the trucking company is vital for getting that top dollar for your case. Also, damages must be developed, documented, and proven. Treatment and testimony from reputable physicians, preferably specialists (like orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, or neurologists), are needed to prove causation and damages. We have been helping Texas families maximize their compensation after a truck accident for over 35 years. Call us at (281) 587-1111.
No- We suggest that you do not speak with the insurance company for the trucking company. Adjusters will seek recorded statements where they will ask questions designed to damage your case and help them defend their case. Nothing good comes out of a recorded statement given to the adverse insurance company. What you say will be used against you but cannot be used to help you. If we accept your case, we will handle the communications with the adverse insurance company on your behalf.

Successful Truck Injury Lawsuits

We strictly limit the number of cases we accept to represent our clients. Our truck accident lawyers have won countless multimillion-dollar settlements. For our 18-wheeler truck accident clients.

We have the reputation, skill, and experience for your truck crash case. We work to obtain the maximum compensation for your injury or loss of a loved one.

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