Truck Accidents

The Ammons Law Firm has recovered over $1 billion for accident victims, many of whom were involved in 18-wheeler accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a trucking accident, call The Ammons Law Firm to speak with our Dallas truck accident attorneys and receive a free consultation.

Dallas Truck Accident Attorneys

The Ammons Law Firm, known for its team of skilled truck accident lawyers, is dedicated to assisting victims of commercial truck accidents in Dallas, Texas. Our truck accident attorneys meticulously examine each case, identify the responsible party, and determine the best path forward for each client.

When you are injured in a truck accident, you deserve to be compensated for the harm you have suffered. Motorists injured in a truck accident may be eligible for compensation that covers their medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. At the Ammons Law Firm, our skilled truck accident lawyers will provide you with a complimentary case review to assess your claims and provide you with the guidance you need to move forward.

If you have a truck accident claim, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not have to pay any upfront costs or expenses to bring a claim against the trucking company and/or driver for their wrongdoing. If we are successful in holding the wrongdoers responsible, we are paid a percentage of your recovery.

Determining Liability in a Semi-Truck Accident

Before you are entitled to recover compensation for injuries suffered in a truck accident, you must prove wrongdoing. Under the law, this is known as negligence.

Under the law of negligence, you are entitled to recover compensation for your damages when you are injured due to another’s wrongdoing. This can be the wrongdoing of an individual or company.

Immediately following your truck accident, our attorneys will investigate the accident to determine what happened and who is at fault. During the course of our investigation, we will uncover evidence that may not be immediately apparent.

For instance, we will request the driving records of the driver to determine if he or she had been driving beyond legal limits. Truck drivers are limited to how long they can drive on a given day and week. Following driving limit rules ensures truckers receive adequate downtime before operating a big commercial semi-truck.

We will also request video footage of the accident from the truck’s dash cam, if available. This will provide important evidence of what the truck driver was doing leading up to the crash. Many commercial vehicle accidents are caused when truck drivers are distracted by cell phones or other objects or activities.

During our investigation, we may determine that the trucking company itself is at fault for the accident and your injuries. Trucking companies may be directly responsible for an accident when the company fails to take reasonable precautions in hiring, training, and supervising drivers.

For instance, in one case we recently handled, the trucking company employed a driver who had his commercial driver’s license suspended multiple times for drug use, never trained its drivers on safe driving practices, and took no steps to ensure its drivers operated the company trucks safely. In that case, it was clear that the company was operating negligently, and had it taken greater care to protect the motoring public, the negligent driver would never have been on the road, endangering others.

When determining who is at fault for a truck accident, you need trained truck accident attorneys with the knowledge and skill to determine all wrongdoing. Trucking companies and their lawyers know the law firms that get the job done. Trucking companies know Ammons Law.

If you or a loved one were injured or killed in a truck crash, contact our Dallas truck accident attorneys to protect your rights. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe us nothing unless you recover. 

  • $9.75 Million

    18-wheeler Accident

    The Ammons Law Firm represented the adult children and spouse of a truck driver killed in a fatal accident. After the completion of three days of pre-trial hearings, the defendants paid $9,750,000 to settle the claims.

  • $9.5 Million

    18-wheeler Accident

    Rob Ammons and his team of lawyers recovered $9,505,000 on behalf of a client who was seriously injured in an 18-wheeler accident. The client was traveling on a divided highway when the driver of an 18-wheeler experienced a tire failure. The 18-wheeler crashed through the center median, crashing head-on into the client’s vehicle.

  • $8.8 Million

    18-wheeler Accident

    The Ammons Law Firm recovered $8,800,000 on behalf of a client who suffered serious injuries when a company driver crashed into his vehicle. During the investigation, Ammons revealed the negligent driver had been reprimanded on 16 different occasions by his employer but was permitted to drive despite his reckless behavior.

  • $8 Million

    18-wheeler Accident

    Rob Ammons and his team of lawyers recovered $8,000,000 on behalf of a client whose loved one was violently struck from behind and run over by a tractor-trailer. The force of the impact severed the client’s arm and leg and pushed her vehicle over 400 feet. The severity of the accident caused the vehicle to burst into flames, and she was killed.

  • $3.025 Million

    Truck Accident

    The Ammons Law Firm recovered $3,025,000 for clients whose loved one was killed when a tractor-trailer made an unsafe turn and crashed into the victim’s motorcycle.

  • $1.7 Million

    Truck Accident

    The Ammons Law Firm recovered $1,700,000 on behalf of a client who was injured while sleeping in the cab of an 18-wheeler. The client was part of a two-person driving team with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend allegedly crashed the 18-wheeler while watching a video on his cell phone.

  • $1.5 Million

    Truck Accident

    The Ammons Law Firm recovered a $1,500,000 jury verdict on behalf of a paramedic injured when a dump truck crashed into his ambulance. The Ammons Law Firm alleged that the driver’s company was negligent for failing to train their drivers on hauling overweight loads in their trucks.

  • $750,000

    Truck Accident

    The Ammons Law Firm recovered $750,000 on behalf of a client who was seriously injured in an 18-wheeler accident. The man was stopped in highway traffic when an 18-wheeler violently crashed into the back of his vehicle. The driver of the 18-wheeler was distracted and failed to control his speed.


    “I would like to thank you and your staff for all that you have done for us. When we started talking to you, we started to feel confident that it would be handled with understanding and care. You and your staff showed us the utmost courtesy and kindness, even when I broke down in the bathroom. I would like to thank you again for your understanding, caring and the swiftness that you handled this matter.”

    – Bobby, Former Client

    “I can’t say enough for what you guys did. I really appreciate what you have done for me and my family. You always listened and treated me with a lot of respect.”

    – Stephanie, Former Client

    “There are not enough words for me to say how grateful I am to Mr. Ammons. I would recommend him for any type of accident such as the one I was involved in.”

    – Jesusa, Former Client

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    – Elizabeth, Former Client

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    – Arthur, Former Client

    “Rob fought for me like no man has ever fought for me … he’s made me whole again and I can now move forward with my life.”

    – Joe, Former Client

    “A little over two years ago I received a telephone call that all parents dread to hear. The person on the other line simply said, “Your daughter has been in an accident”. Well here I was 1500 miles away from her , trying to absorb the rest of the conversation, trying to stay focused enough to get the details. Shortly after I arrived in Texas my lovely daughter of 38 years passed away from injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident. I won’t continue this story, however what I will say is, when things calmed down a little, I knew I must become a voice for my daughter. Though a chain of events our family was introduced to The Ammons Law Firm of Houston, Texas. From the first initial contact with Mr. Robert Ammons and his staff, I hung up the telephone feeling as if I and my family were in good hands. We had constant contact from Ohio to Texas via the telephone and the computer for two years. The staff made all the arrangements anytime I had to fly to Texas and made sure I had comfortable accommodations while I was there. My family and I were kept abreast of the progress for our case on a regular basis. Anytime I had any questions, the staff was polite, informative, and punctual with the answers. I am very satisfied with the level of concern and commitment Mr. Ammons and his staff displayed from the beginning to the conclusion of our association. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone who might be seeking one. Thank You Mr. Ammons and your staff.”

    – Sandra, Former Client

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Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe us nothing unless you are compensated for your injuries. 

Potential Parties That May Be Responsible for Truck Accidents Include:

Truck Drivers

Truck drivers have a duty to drive prudently by obeying all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Drivers that fail to follow the law and act negligently cause accidents and injuries.

  • Reckless driving
  • Improper turning
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Unsafe merging
  • Driving under the influence
  • Distracted driving, such as cell phone use
  • Driving beyond legal limits, fatigued driving
  • Driving too fast in conditions
  • Disregarding traffic lights, signs, and other devices

Trucking Companies

Trucking companies have a duty to hire, train, and supervise safe drivers. Trucking companies have more influence over training and regulating drivers than any other party. Trucking companies must follow federal law to ensure their drivers are driving safely. Trucking companies must ensure their drivers follow the law.

Trucking companies that fail to follow these rules allow serious accidents to occur. Trucking companies can be held directly responsible for a truck accident caused by its failure to hire, train, and supervise responsibly.

Manufacturers of Semi-Trucks

Truck manufacturers and suppliers of component parts have a duty to produce trucks free from defects. This means that the truck should perform as intended without any unreasonable risk of injury.

When a truck is defective, and the defect causes the accident, the injured motorist can bring a strict product liability claim against the truck manufacturer and hold it responsible for their harm.

This is a difficult area of the law that requires training and resources that most firms do not have.

Manufacturers of Truck Parts and Components

If a specific part on a truck is defective, the part manufacturer can be held responsible for the crash. This often happens when a truck’s tires are defective. Our firm handles many cases caused by defective steer axle tires on trucks.

When a tire in the steer axle position is defective and fails at highway speeds, dangerous crashes follow, and people are seriously injured.

If you were involved in a semi-truck accident, it is important to have the accident investigated to determine if a part of the truck was defective and caused the crash.

Companies That Maintain Commercial Vehicles

Many trucking companies will outsource the maintenance and repair of their trucks to third-party companies. When a third-party repair company fails to do its job correctly, and the truck breaks down and causes an accident, the third party may be responsible for the crash.

To determine if a third-party company is responsible for a semi-truck crash, you must investigate the repair and maintenance records, as well as company contracts.

Our truck accident attorneys will build your case to ensure you receive all compensation you are entitled to under the law. 

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Dallas Truck Accident Lawyer?

At the Ammons Law Firm, our truck accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means we only charge our clients if we successfully hold the wrongdoers responsible and recover compensation on their behalf.

A contingency fee payment structure is advantageous to our clients in multiple ways. It ensures that financial constraints do not prevent accident victims from hiring qualified legal representation. Additionally, it reduces our clients’ risk.  If we are not successful, our clients are not responsible for any costs associated with the case.

Additionally, this arrangement motivates attorneys to strive for a successful result, as their payment is dependent on your ultimate financial recovery. This gives clients confidence that their attorney will work towards securing maximum compensation.

What Rules Must Trucking Companies and Their Drivers Follow?

The trucking industry is regulated by state and federal entities. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the FMCSA regulates trucking companies and drivers engaged in interstate commerce.

Under the FMCSR, trucking companies and their drivers must follow strict rules designed to prevent accidents and injuries. Failure to follow these rules results in serious injury and death and constitutes negligence per se.

Pursuing a Wrongful Death Claim After a Truck Accident in Texas

Statistics show that accidents involving semi-trucks often result in serious injury and death. If a negligent truck driver has caused the death of your loved one, you may be entitled to damages such as:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of companionship
  • Medical costs
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering for both the victim and the surviving family members

The surviving family of the deceased may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit under Texas law. Our truck accident attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm in Dallas, Texas, aid families and estates in navigating the legal process of filing such a claim.

Contact Our Trained Truck Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one were injured or killed in a truck accident, contact us today. Our attorneys are industry leaders in truck accident litigation and can help you recover the compensation you deserve following a life-changing accident.

If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in a truck crash, call our Dallas truck accident lawyers today at (281) 801-5617

18-wheeler Accident Claims and Lawsuits

Following an 18-wheeler accident, our attorneys will begin building your case to maximize your recovery and hold all negligent parties accountable for their actions. During the litigation process, there will be multiple opportunities for the trucking company to accept responsibility and settle your claim for a fair amount. However, if the trucking company does not accept responsibility and settles your lawsuit for an amount that compensates you for the pain and suffering you have endured, we will continue litigation until they accept responsibility and pay or are forced to accept responsibility and pay at trial.

Step 1
Consultation with our Trucking Attorneys

Following a truck accident, one of our truck accident attorneys will meet with you in person, over the phone, or via Zoom to learn more about you and your family. We want you to feel comfortable and trust that we have the skill and experience to advocate on your behalf. During the consultation stage, we will gather information from you that we will need to conduct our investigation into the accident quickly and thoroughly. We will also learn more about your goals and what you hope to achieve through your lawsuit.

Step 2
Investigating the Truck Accident

During the investigation stage, we will begin compiling the information related to the truck accident needed to prosecute your claim. During this stage of the truck accident lawsuit, we gather the information that is available independent of the defendant, such as how the crash occurred, the driving history of the trucker, the safety rating of the trucking company, and where the defendants are located. We also begin gathering information about your injuries and your life to better understand the pain and suffering you are going through and the potential costs associated with the crash. During the investigation stage, we will form a general theory of liability and identify the parties to the lawsuit.

Step 3
Filing the Lawsuit

The theory of liability developed during the investigation stage provides the basis of your lawsuit. The first parties to the lawsuit will generally be you as the plaintiff and the truck driver and trucking company as the defendants. Once a lawsuit is filed, the trucker and trucking company must hire a law firm to defend them. This costs money, and the trucking company and its insurers do not want to pay legal fees in a case where they know they will eventually lose at trial. Before a lawsuit is filed, the trucking company does not need a lawyer, so they do not have legal fees, meaning they have no financial incentive to settle the claim.

Step 4
Demand to Settle the Lawsuit

With the information gained through the investigation stage, we will create a demand for settlement. This demand is a detailed presentation that sets forth the theory of liability and your damage model. The theory of liability walks the defendants through the accident, the wrongful conduct of the truck driver, and evidence that the truck driver was at fault, including witness statements, video footage, police reports, and your own testimony. The damage model walks the defendant through the effects their wrongful conduct has had on your life, including the injuries you have suffered, the cost of medical care received and the cost of future medical care needed, how your injuries have changed your life, the pain and suffering you have endured because of your injuries, and how your injuries have affected others in your life, such as your family and friends. The demand for settlement gives the defendant a picture of what your trial will look like if they do not accept liability and settle your lawsuit for the amount you and our attorneys have determined to be fair and reasonable.

Step 5

If the trucking company does not accept responsibility and pay our demanded amount, we will continue forward through the discovery process. During this stage, both sides are permitted information unavailable to the other side. For instance, we will take the sworn testimony of the truck driver that caused the accident, as well as corporate representatives from the trucking company responsible for safety and training. During this stage, we learn a great deal about the trucking company and its culture. Often during this stage, we learn of wrongful conduct that was not available during the investigation stage, such as phone records that show the truck driver was using a phone prior to the crash or that the trucking company forced the trucker to drive beyond legal limits. This information is very important because it strengthens our theory of liability and puts significant pressure on the trucking company to settle the lawsuit for the amount we demanded.

Step 6
Mediating your Claim

Mediation is the first formal opportunity to settle your lawsuit. Mediation is an organized meeting between the lawyers from both parties where a neutral third-party mediator helps the parties reach a decision on settlement. The defendant trucking company will express its reservations about settling for the amount you and our attorneys demanded, and we will express our basis for such a demand. The neutral third-party mediator will help both parties see the other party’s view with the goal of reaching an agreement. With your trial nearing and the risk of a bankrupting verdict, the defendant trucking company is running out of time to accept responsibility and pay the demanded amount. Many cases are settled at mediation or following mediation.

Step 7

If the trucking company refuses to accept responsibility for the crash and your injuries and damages, we get to take them to trial, where a group of your community has the opportunity to determine the value of your loss. This means we get to ask the jury how much money would fairly compensate you for back pain that has changed every aspect of your life or a facial scar that will have a lifelong effect on your self-esteem and confidence. No one should have to suffer these losses because of someone else’s mistakes, and the defendant trucking company is at risk of bankruptcy, depending on the jury’s decision. Our trucking lawyers will have already taken your case through a mock trial in our courtroom, where a jury from your community will have determined the outcome of the case and placed a value on it. Given our preparation, it is not uncommon for our cases to settle right before trial, during the trial, or prior to the jury returning their verdict once the defendants see how well our attorneys have represented you. It is rare to find defense lawyers that have the trial experience and training that our attorneys have, and there is no substitute for trial experience.

FREQUENTLY Asked Questions


  • 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.

Joe C., Former Client

"The Ammons Law Firm is a law firm that seeks out justice, righteousness for those who have suffered and I can now move forward with my life."
Joe C., Former Client

Why Choose Us?

Our Firm Will Fight for Your Right to Compensation
  • 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.

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