Truck Wrecks

Aug 7

5 Deadliest Highways in Texas

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Auto Accidents, Truck Wrecks

Texas

While Texas is certainly a beautiful place to both live and drive, it also has some of the deadliest highways in America. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the fatality rate for Texas in 2019 was 1.26 deaths per one hundred…

Aug 3

Blinking Lights Reduce Tanker Truck Accidents by Nearly 34%

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Truck Wrecks

Groendyke Transport, an Oklahoma-based trucking company, found a creative way to improve safety for its truckers and everyone around them on the road. The safety solution came about when the company noticed a serious issue with its trucks getting rear-ended….

Jun 26

NHSTA Forecasts More Truck Accident Fatalities as Overall Crash Fatalities Decline

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Car Accidents, Truck Wrecks

Odessa Truck Routes | Truck Accident Lawyers Texas

Based on preliminary traffic data, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration estimates that fatal crashes involving at least one large truck increased by 1 percent in 2019. Meanwhile, the administration estimates that overall traffic fatalities declined during the same period….

Dec 20

Safety Ratings Show Pickup Trucks Are More Dangerous Than Cars and SUVs

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Car Accidents, Truck Wrecks

Pickup Truck Accident Lawyer

Here in Texas, trucks are almost synonymous with the state itself. Something about driving a pickup truck down the dusty roads of Texas just seems right. And when you think of a truck, you usually think “safe.” Right? Pickups are…

Sep 3

Houston Truck Driving Safety

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Truck Wrecks

Truck Accident Lawyer

As one of the largest cities in the U.S., Houston is booming. As the city has grown, so has its traffic. With the amount of truck traffic, there has been an increased number of truck accidents. The Houston Chronicle has…

Jul 23

Four Myths About Driving Near Trucks

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Truck Wrecks

Commercial truck accidents

Myths abound about commercial trucks and truck accidents. This article will dispel four of these common myths while providing factual information on truck accidents. We hope you find this information useful. If you have any questions about truck accidents or…

Jun 12

Major Companies Operating Trucks in Midland/Odessa

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Truck Wrecks

Oil trucks

Oil field work is widespread around Odessa and across Midland and West Texas. The number of companies actively drilling in this area means that there is also a significant number of commercial trucks and tractor-trailers on roads all over the greater…

May 15

Why Are Truck Accidents Happening in Odessa?

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Truck Wrecks

Truck Accident Lawyer

The Odessa District ranked first out of the state’s 25 Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) districts in the number of fatal commercial motor vehicle crashes, Houston Public Media reported. Even though the Odessa District only about accounts for 1.5 percent…

Mar 1

Blind Spot Safety

Blind Spot Accidents

Vehicle blind spots are safety hazards that can lead to serious accidents. It is vital to be aware of these areas on your own vehicle as well as other motorists’ blind spots. This is especially true when it comes to…

Feb 27

Oil Rigs and Truck Accidents – Why Do These Crashes Happen?

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Truck Wrecks

Oil Rigs and Texas Truck Accidents - Tate Law Offices

Commercial trucking plays a crucial role in U.S. commerce, and the transportation of oil contributes significantly to the Texas economy. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets regulations for trucking companies to ensure that drivers and their employers adhere…

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Featured FAQ

How do I get the most money for my case?

Evidence is essential in order to get top dollar for an injury case. This means there must be proof of who was at fault for the accident and that the accident caused your injuries. Police reports and witness statements go a long way to proving fault while detailed medical records from qualified doctors (many times orthopedics or neurologists) are used to show the cause and extent of the injuries. We work to build a solid case in order to seek maximum compensation for our clients’ injuries.

Is there a benefit to being represented by a lawyer?

Most of the time in an accident injury situation, an insurance company will be your opponent. Insurance companies are very skilled at denying or minimizing injury claims – that’s how they make money. Insurance adjusters regularly deny claims that should be paid, or they offer only a small percent of the fair value of a claim. Our goal is the opposite. We develop a settlement package presenting our client’s case that often can result in our client receiving 10 to 20 times more compensation than what the insurance adjusters might offer for their injury claim. In such case, even after legal fees, our clients can net more money in their pocket. Even better, we work on a completely contingent basis, so there are no legal fees unless we are successful in collecting compensation for our clients.

Should I talk to the insurance company?

Do not talk to anyone at the insurance company. This includes their insurance adjusters and defense lawyers. Insurance companies frequently record phone conversations during which they ask leading questions designed to produce testimony that they can use to deny your case. If we are your lawyers, we will do the talking for you so you do not fall into the insurance company traps that are designed to decrease the value of your claim.

How do I pay my medical bills?

Medical bills can be paid through various manners such as health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Personal Injury Protection insurance funds, deferred billing, and letters of protection. Depending on all of the facts surrounding your case and the insurance companies involved, we produce a strategy that we believe will best benefit our clients. Also, even if our clients do not have access to health insurance, we can assist them with getting medical care that is paid at the end of the case – which means no upfront medical bills.

How do I collect my lost income?

Even if an injured person is not able to work after an accident, insurance company tactics are to disagree and assert that the person could work so the insurance companies can deny the claim for lost income. It is important to have a qualified doctor’s medical documentation that proves the inability to work for a certain period of time due to an injury. We work with our clients’ doctors and employers to prove the medical reason for not working and the calculation of lost earnings. This frequently results in a fight with the insurance company, but we believe that with solid evidence we are ultimately able to win the fight and collect our clients’ lost income.

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