Experienced Commercial Vehicle and Large Truck Accident Attorneys

Every day the Dallas-Fort Worth truck accident lawyers at Tate Law Offices fight for people like you throughout Texas so that you can recover from your injuries and damages.

We’re here to assist you 24/7 and answer your questions regarding truck accidents involving injuries, in cases of all sizes. And, we have the skill and experience to help you seek maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.

When you contact us with the details of your situation, we can get to work for you right away. Our attorneys know that to protect your rights and maximize your recovery after an 18-wheeler accident, it’s in your best interest to take prompt action. That’s why we will send a team to your accident scene immediately to document and preserve crucial evidence before it is lost or destroyed. Call us or fill out our convenient online contact form now to get started with a free case evaluation. We charge no legal fees unless we win compensation for your case.

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What Do I Need to Know About Truck Accidents?

  1. The faster you put a Dallas truck accident lawyer to work for you, the stronger your case will likely be.
  2. Obtaining and preserving evidence as soon as possible is critical for putting together a winning case for truck accidents.
  3. Due to the cost, severity, and complexity of commercial vehicle accident cases, you will need qualified help to recover the maximum amount for your losses.
  4. Truck accident cases are usually far more complex than a typical auto accident, involving elements that are specific to this area of law. Truck accident cases require resources and expertise that many personal injury lawyers don’t actually have, despite the fact that some personal injury lawyers will represent truck accident cases knowing they lack sufficient understanding and experience. No matter what truck accident law firm you hire, please don’t make the mistake of hiring a lawyer that is not fit to maximize the compensation you receive. Failing to select a highly qualified lawyer could seriously impact your health and livelihood. You need experienced guidance to be compensated fairly.
  5. An experienced truck accident lawyer can usually add a substantial amount of value to your case. Trucking companies and their insurance companies work very hard to deny or limit compensation paid to accident victims. The right lawyer can protect you from their claims tactics.
  6. You should never speak to an insurance company, the trucking company or anyone except for your lawyer about your truck accident. However, it is ok to speak to and cooperate with police officers.
  7. NOTHING about the claims process is structured to work to your benefit. If an insurance company doesn’t think a jury is going to make them pay for a truck accident, they are inclined to pay as little as possible (in some cases, nothing).
  8. Your injuries should be treated by a qualified medical doctor right away. We can assist you with your medical treatment and get you connected with medical professionals whose testimony will hold up in court, should your case go to trial.
  9. If you don’t have health insurance don’t let this stop you from going to the hospital.
  10. Tate Law Offices has the resources and experience necessary to help you recover your losses. We have fought for many victims of truck accidents and have won numerous high-dollar settlements. Tim Tate is a member of The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA) which is a national association of committed lawyers who have joined together to help eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices. Tim Tate and Chris Rehmet are also members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum where they are included as two of the “Top Trial Lawyers in America®”. Our team of Dallas truck accident lawyers is here to take on your case. If you, a loved one, or friend have been injured in a truck accident, please contact us now by calling or texting 972-499-4813 or by using our chat feature or contact form.

 

For more information, please see the Related Information on Truck Accidents on this page.

To learn more about the steps you should take after a truck accident, please see our What to Do Immediately after an Accident page.

Our Dallas accident lawyers will review your case for free and pay for all of the upfront costs in your claim. We only accept legal fees and reimbursement for these costs if we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. Our goal is simple: We want you to receive the maximum amount of compensation you deserve without worrying about whether you can afford legal help.

Compensation After Your Truck Accident Injuries

Obtaining the compensation you deserve for your truck accident injuries will likely be challenging. Insurance settlements in CMV accident cases are frequently complicated, and insurers work tirelessly to keep payouts low.

One reason many truck accident claims tend to be more complicated is that collisions involving large trucks, semis, and tractor-trailers can cause significantly more severe injuries and property damage. As such, the average large truck accident insurance claim is particularly expensive. This means insurance adjusters will do everything in their power to deny claims and minimize the value of cases.

Another complicating factor in 18-wheeler accident settlements in the presence of multiple parties that may be held responsible for the accident. A truck driver, his or her employer, the company that owned the truck, the company that manufactured any freight being hauled, or the loading company that packed cargo into the truck could all potentially bear some fault. Each of these parties has an interest in denying responsibility, and all of them have their own insurance providers and attorneys working against you to protect their bottom lines.

If you have medical expenses and other bills piling up, you may be eager to accept a truck accident settlement. Insurance companies know that many 18-wheeler accident victims are desperate. They use this to their advantage, presenting lowball offers in the hopes of ending negotiations quickly.

However, this kind of settlement will rarely account for all of your losses and may leave you with few options if you end up facing long-term consequences. Whether you end up accepting an insurance settlement or taking your case to trial, the help of an experienced Dallas tractor trailer accident lawyer can help you pursue rightful compensation for losses such as:

  • Current and future medical bills related to your injuries
  • Past and future physical impairment
  • Costs of rehabilitation, prescriptions, medical equipment, and in-home services
  • Other treatment-related expenses, such as transportation to appointments
  • Loss of current income and future earning potential
  • Pain and suffering from your injuries
  • Mental anguish, PTSD, and emotional trauma
  • Loss of enjoyment of life or consortium with loved ones