Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe us nothing unless you are compensated for your injuries.
Representing Victims of Life-Changing Injuries
If you were involved in a truck accident and suffered injuries, our Houston truck injury lawyers will fight tirelessly to help you receive the compensation you need to move forward.
- We will contact the trucking company and demand all evidence related to the crash be preserved while we conduct a comprehensive investigation and determine all responsible parties.
- We will determine what caused the truck accident and hold the responsible party accountable.
- If your injuries are permanent, we will work with medical experts to identify the lifelong impact of your injuries so you can receive the medical treatment you need and compensation to cover future medical costs.
- We will work with industry experts to understand the pain and suffering you have experienced so you are appropriately compensated for your harm.
- We will negotiate a fair settlement with the trucking company and never encourage you to settle for an unfair amount.
- If the trucking company is reluctant and unwilling to accept responsibility, we will take your case to trial, where we have a history of record-setting verdicts.
- We will provide our services without any upfront costs so you can receive the highest quality legal representation available despite your current financial position.
- We will communicate with you regularly to inform you how your case is progressing.
- We will do everything in our power to hold all wrongdoers responsible and get you all compensation available under the law.
The Ammons Law Firm is a preeminent truck injury law firm with a reputation for successfully prosecuting complex truck accident cases. We pride ourselves on working harder for our clients than other firms in the industry. You will find our Houston truck accident attorneys working tirelessly every day of the week to make sure each of our clients receives the justice they deserve. When you are seriously injured, and your future hangs in the balance, you need a law firm you can trust to get the job done. You can trust the truck accident attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm.
Legal Damages and Compensation Available in Truck Accident Lawsuits
If you have been injured in a truck crash, you have the right to hold the wrongdoer responsible for all harm caused by their actions. The financial costs of a truck accident are staggering; from medical bills to lost wages, truck accident victims are often financially devastated and unable to enjoy the life they led before the accident. This injustice is the very reason personal injury law was formed and the very wrong it seeks to remedy.
Under Texas law, if another person’s negligence injured you, you are entitled to recover economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are the financial costs associated with an injury. These include medical expenses, future medical care, lost wages, and changes in future income. For instance, if you are seriously injured and cannot return to work, the wrongdoer must provide you with financial compensation to offset your lost earnings.
Non-economic damages focus on your mental, physical, and emotional harm. A severe injury is a traumatic event that leads to dramatic life changes. While it is difficult to pinpoint the exact value of these losses, the law provides compensation for pain and suffering, changes in lifestyle, and other intangible harms caused by an injury. These damages are often significant because they change a person’s quality of life. For instance, losing the ability to play with your children is invaluable, and the wrongdoer must be held accountable when their actions take that right away.
Our truck accident attorneys will build your case to ensure you receive all compensation you are entitled to under the law.
Our Houston 18-Wheeler Crash Lawyers Prosecute All Types of Commercial Vehicle Claims
Following a truck accident, it is crucial to begin the investigation and litigation process as soon as possible. Trucking companies are very familiar with litigation and move quickly to escape liability. Waiting to begin the litigation process may allow important evidence to be lost, making it more difficult to prove liability and damages.
Additionally, under Texas law, the statute of limitations in personal injury cases is two years from the date of injury. This two-year deadline acts as a bar to recovery. If the lawsuit is not filed within two years, your right to sue the trucking company is lost.
At The Ammons Law Firm, we immediately notify the trucking company and all other interested parties of a pending lawsuit and identify all evidence that needs to be preserved. This ensures that no evidence is lost from the accident and gives us time to formulate a legal strategy against all potential parties long before the statute of limitations runs.
Hold All Responsible Parties Accountable
A truck accident case has many potentially responsible parties, including the truck driver, trucking company, shipping company, service and repair company, and manufacturer of the truck or parts. Truck drivers and their companies are generally the first parties sued. However, as litigation advances and further information is revealed, it is not uncommon for more parties to be added to the lawsuit. This ensures that all wrongdoers are held accountable for their actions, and you receive all compensation you are entitled to under the law.
Once all parties are properly identified and joined in the lawsuit, it is the job of your attorney to negotiate a favorable settlement on your behalf. If the parties cannot agree on a settlement amount, we get to bring your case to trial, and we will have a jury determine who is responsible and award you damages according to the injuries you suffered in the crash.
If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in a truck crash, call our Houston truck accident lawyers today at (281) 801-5617.
Other Areas We Serve
If the trucking company will not settle your claim for a favorable amount, our Houston truck accident lawyers get to bring your case to trial, where the trucking company risks a nuclear verdict that could put them out of business. Having skilled trial attorneys with a long history of success puts the risk on the defendants and increases the likelihood of a favorable settlement.
Determine What Kind of Truck Accident You Were Involved In To Begin Recovery
If you are not entirely sure what kind of truck accident you were involved in or why it matters, it is important to have a trained lawyer investigate the crash. Different truck accidents point to different liable parties. For instance, if a tire blows out and causes an accident, the tire manufacturer or repair shop may be liable for a defective product or negligent maintenance and repair. Regardless of what kind of truck accident you were involved in, our Houston truck accident attorneys will investigate your case and determine who was responsible for the crash.
Our Houston truck Accident lawyers handle all types of truck accidents, including:
- Accidents with Dump Trucks
- Accidents with Garbage Trucks
- Truck crashes involving tire blowouts
- Truck crashes involving parked semi-trucks
- Truck rollover crashes
- Truck Jackknife crashes
- Head-on truck collisions
- Rear-end truck collisions
- Accidents caused by Fatigued driving
- Unsafe lane-change truck accidents
- Unsecured truck cargo accidents
- Underride tractor-trailer accidents
- Inadequate driver training
Houston Commercial Vehicle Accident Facts and Statistics
Commercial truck accidents are very common. Every year, more than 500,000 large trucking accidents occur in the United States, resulting in over 5,000 fatalities and 140,000 injuries. Many of these accidents result across Texas and a large portion right here in Houston. According to 2020 – 2022 data compiled from Texas Peace Officer Crash Reports and published by The Texas Department of Transportation, Harris County had more commercial vehicle accidents than any other county in Texas.
Harris County Commercial Vehicle Accidents between 2020 – 2022:
- 19,268 commercial vehicle accidents.
- 3,961 commercial vehicle accidents that resulted in non-incapacitating injuries.
- 481 commercial vehicle accidents that resulted in serious injury or death.
For commercial vehicle accidents that resulted in non-incapacitating injuries, the primary causes of accident include:
- Failure to control speed accounts for 25.8% of all accidents.
- Unsafe lane changes account for 19.79% of all accidents.
- Failure to drive in a single lane accounts for 11% of all accidents.
- Driver inattention accounts for 9.11% of all accidents.
- Disregard traffic control devices account for 7.7% of all accidents.
For commercial vehicle accidents that result in serious injury or death, the primary causes of accident include:
- Failure to control speed accounts for 25.77% of all accidents.
- Disregard traffic control devices account for 11.65% of all accidents.
- Failure to drive in a single lane accounts for 10.4% of all accidents.
- Failure to yield right of way accounts for 9.14% of all accidents.
- Driver inattention accounts for 9.11% of all accidents.
Commercial Motor Vehicle data for Harris County clearly indicates that most truck accidents are preventable with greater care.
Trucking Companies That May Be Responsible for a Truck Crash
- C.R. England Trucking Company
- CRST Expedited Trucking Company
- Three Way Logistics Trucking Company
- Heartland Express
- Dayton Freight Lines
- JB Hunt Transport
- Old Dominion Freight Line
- Penske Logistics
Contact our Houston Truck Accident Attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm Today
At The Ammons Law Firm, our truck accident attorneys have one goal, to provide you with the best legal representation available. Our industry knowledge, legal experience, and firm resources allow each client to receive unparalleled representation. If you are injured and need an attorney to provide you with the individual care and attention you need to feel confident in your future, look no further than The Ammons Law Firm. Our clients are our mission, and we are here to serve you.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, contact the Houston truck accident lawyers at The Ammons Law Firm to move forward.
Can I receive compensation for my injuries if I am partially responsible for the truck accident?
Yes. Under Texas comparative negligence law, you are allowed to recover financial compensation as long as you are not found to be more than 50% responsible. This means that your actions, as well as the actions of the other parties, will be considered when determining who is responsible for the crash.
Who determines responsibility in a Texas truck crash?
Under Texas law, a judge or jury will decide responsibility. However, since many cases settle before trial, the trier of fact is rarely called upon to determine responsibility. Instead, trained attorneys use the litigation process to negotiate a favorable settlement based on the facts of the case. If you decide not to settle, we get to take your case to trial, where the trier of fact assigns responsibility based on the evidence.
Should I consult a truck accident lawyer if I am not sure who is responsible?
It is often a good idea to speak with a truck accident attorney after any truck accident. Truckers and their employers are subject to special rules that must be followed to ensure safe travel. Further, many parties are involved in the maintenance, loading, and transportation of a semi-truck, and each may have some level of fault in a truck crash. Trained truck accident lawyers know how to identify potentially responsible parties and gather the information needed to determine fault.
How much does it cost to hire a truck accident attorney?
There are no upfront costs. Truck accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning the lawyer’s fee is a percentage of your recovery. Typically, contingency fee agreements are structured depending on when your case is resolved. For instance, if your case goes to trial, the lawyer has significantly more of his own time and money invested in the case and will require a larger percentage of any recovery. On the other hand, if your case is resolved without having to file a lawsuit, the attorney will typically receive a smaller percentage since the case didn’t require as much time and effort.
Under our contingency fee contract, you are not responsible for any costs associated with your case unless we win a recovery for you.
Can I settle my truck accident claim without filing a lawsuit?
Yes. a truck accident claim may settle without filing a lawsuit. Ideally, you and your lawyer hope to resolve your case for a favorable amount as quickly as possible so you can receive the financial support you need to move forward. However, filing a lawsuit and going to trial is the right thing to do when the insurance provider does not willingly settle for what you deserve. If the trucking company does not believe they are at fault or that you were injured, they will be reluctant to settle the claim without being forced.
How does a trial lawyer help my case?
Defense lawyers know the personal injury attorneys that want to take cases to trial. Since a trial is required before a defendant is legally responsible, if your attorney is not a trial lawyer with a track record of courtroom success, the defense has little motivation to settle your case for a fair amount. It is like asking a child to clean their room when they know there is no consequence for disobeying. The risk of trial against our firm gives defendants a strong motivation to settle a lawsuit.
Are truck accident claims handled differently than car accident claims?
Truck accident claims tend to be more complicated than car accident claims. An insurance provider is only responsible for damages up to the insured’s policy limits. In car accident cases, it is often more expensive for an insurance company to fight a claim than pay policy limits. However, in a truck accident claim, the trucking company must carry at least $750,000 in insurance coverage, a substantial amount of money to pay without a fight. Additionally, in a truck accident lawsuit, there are often more than two parties, complicating liability.
What if a truck crashes into more than one car?
If other motorists are involved in a crash, their fault must be determined when considering liability. Additionally, if there is only one insurance policy to cover all injured motorists, the available proceeds must be distributed between all parties according to their loss. It is important to have a good lawyer in these situations.
Is the trucking company’s insurance responsible for the financial damages caused by a truck accident?
In most situations, when you bring a lawsuit against a trucking company, the company’s insurance provider is responsible for hiring lawyers to defend the trucking company and is responsible for paying damages to injured motorists. The purpose of liability insurance is to protect motorists from liability resulting from an accident. Before a commercial trucking company can operate as a motor carrier, it must obtain proof of insurance to ensure motorists injured by a covered truck can be compensated.
Can I recover money to pay for my medical expenses after a truck accident?
Yes. Under Texas law, an injured motorist can recover all expenses incurred due to another party’s wrongful conduct. This includes the cost of reasonable medical care in the past and medical care that, in a reasonable probability, will be required in the future. In a personal injury lawsuit, it is vital to properly identify future medical care to ensure you receive all compensation available to you under the law.
Can I recover money for my pain and suffering after a truck accident?
Yes. Under Texas Law, injured motorists can recover legal damages for the pain and suffering they have experienced because of their injuries.
Does it matter what truck accident attorney I hire?
Yes. Lawyers are not created equal. When your health, financial future, and the stability of your family hang in the balance, you need an attorney that has a proven track record of success.
We Wrote the Book on Tire Defect Litigation
Attorney Rob Ammons has not only handled some of the most complex tire defect cases but also wrote the book on how to properly litigate these types of cases.
Team Approach to Handling Each & Every Case
Unlike smaller law firms, we have the resources necessary to tackle even the most complex cases. To ensure our clients get the best possible results, we hire industry experts and other professionals to advise on any complex legal issues.
Over a Billion Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
Our seasoned legal professionals have handled some of the largest personal injury claims nationwide and have a strong track record of favorable outcomes.