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Truck accidents involving large commercial vehicles are distinct from typical car wrecks due to the substantial size and weight of these vehicles. Such accidents often result in more severe damage, injuries, and fatalities. At The Sloan Firm, with offices in Texas and New Mexico, we fully understand the complexities associated with big truck wrecks. Our team of knowledgeable truck accident attorneys possesses the expertise necessary to advocate for your case and ensure you receive the rightful compensation you deserve.

Our experienced truck accident lawyers have assisted numerous people throughout Texas and New Mexico. Regardless of the type of truck accident you have experienced, our truck accident attorneys are here to support you. We recognize that what matters most is not just injury, but the individual behind it.

Common Types of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can result in severe injuries and fatalities due to the size and weight of commercial trucks. Understanding the common types of big truck accidents is crucial for promoting safety on the roads.

Here are some common types of big truck accidents:

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions occur when a truck crashes into the back of another vehicle. Factors such as distracted driving, tailgating, or driving too fast contributes to these accidents.

Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions involve a truck crashing into another vehicle or object while traveling in the opposite direction. These accidents can be devastating due to the force of impact.

Sideswipe Collisions

Sideswipe collisions occur when the side of a truck scrapes against the side of another vehicle. These accidents can happen during turns, lane changes, or when vehicles are driving in close proximity.

Jackknife Accidents

Jackknife accidents happen when a truck's trailer swings out to the side, forming an angle with the cab. This can occur when the truck loses control, often due to braking too abruptly or adverse road conditions.

Dump & Garbage Truck Accidents

Dump trucks and garbage trucks pose risks to motorists and pedestrians. The size and nature of these vehicles can make them hazardous, especially in close proximity to other road users.

Wide Turn Accidents

Larger trucks with trailers, such as semi-trucks or tractor-trailers, can be involved in wide turn accidents when the turning radius requires them to swing out wide. These accidents occur in congested urban areas with narrow streets and can result in collisions with vehicles, pedestrians, or stationary objects.

Tire Blowout Accidents

Tire blowout accidents occur when a tire suddenly fails, causing a rapid loss of air pressure and leading to the driver losing control of the vehicle. These accidents can happen due to tire defects, improper inflation, worn-out treads, or road hazards. They are particularly dangerous at high speeds and can result in single-car or multi-car accidents, as well as collisions with objects on the road.
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Common Injuries in Truck Accident

Truck accidents often result in severe injuries with long-lasting consequences.

Common injuries include:

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries


Internal Organ Damage

Soft Tissue Injuries Like Whiplash

These injuries lead to significant medical expenses, ongoing rehabilitation, and a diminished quality of life. At Sloan Law Firm, our experienced attorneys collaborate with medical professionals to assess your injuries and fight for your right to compensation, covering medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Trust us to support your recovery and fight for your rights.

How Our Lawyers Can Help Truck Accident Victims

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, our dedicated team of truck accident attorneys is here to seek justice on your behalf. We understand the devastating impact that truck accidents can have on victims and their families, and we are committed to holding responsible parties accountable for their actions. Our experienced truck accident lawyers have a deep understanding of the complexities involved in these cases, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve. With our compassionate approach and unwavering determination, we will fight for justice and strive to make a positive difference in your life during this challenging time.

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Our Services for Truck Accident Cases

When you choose our firm to handle your truck accident case, you can expect a comprehensive range of services aimed at ensuring your rights are protected and maximizing your chances of a successful outcome.

Here are the services we provide:

Thorough Investigation

We will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of your truck crash, gathering crucial evidence to determine the cause of the accident. Our team will work closely with engineers, accident reconstruction specialists, and other experts to establish liability.

Identification of Responsible Parties

We will diligently identify all parties who should be held accountable for your damages. This includes not only the truck driver but also the trucking company, maintenance providers, and other potentially liable entities.

Documentation Handling

Our experienced truck accident attorneys will handle all the necessary paperwork involved in your insurance claim or lawsuit. We understand the complexities of the legal process and will ensure that all documentation is properly prepared and submitted within the required timeframes.

Pursuit of Maximum Compensation

Our primary goal is to seek maximum compensation for you. We will skillfully negotiate with insurance companies and, advocate for your rights in court to secure the financial recovery you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Timely Disbursement of Funds

We understand the urgency of your situation, and we will work efficiently to disburse the funds owed to you as soon as possible. Our team will ensure that you receive your rightful compensation in a timely manner.

By choosing our firm, you can feel confident that we will provide you with dedicated representation and a comprehensive approach to your truck accident case. We are committed to fighting for your rights and helping you navigate the legal process with compassion and expertise.

Seeking Justice for Truck Accident Victims

At our firm, we are dedicated to advocating for the rights of truck accident victims and seeking justice on their behalf. We understand the devastating impact that a truck accident can have on your life, and we are committed to helping you navigate the legal process and obtain the compensation you deserve. Our experienced team of truck accident attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that your voice is heard and that those responsible for your injuries are held accountable.

Holding Negligent Parties Accountable in Truck Accident Claims

We are dedicated to fighting for justice in truck accident claims. Our thorough investigation gathers evidence, establishes liability, and identifies all responsible parties. With proven legal strategies, we negotiate fair settlements and are prepared to go to trial. Our goal is to maximize compensation for our clients, seeking damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Throughout the process, we provide dedicated client advocacy, keeping you informed and alleviating your burden. Contact us for a consultation and let us help you seek the justice you deserve in your truck accident claim.

Why Choose The Sloan Firm For Your Truck Accident Case

At The Sloan Firm, we understand the importance of selecting the right legal representation for your truck accident case. With over 150 years of combined legal experience and a team of dedicated truck accident attorneys, we are committed to fighting for your rights.

Experienced and Knowledgeable

Our lawyers are highly experienced in truck accident cases, familiar with insurance company tactics, trucking regulations, and insurance policy complexities. This expertise enables us to navigate your unique case effectively.

Personalized Attention

We provide individual care, listening to your story, understanding your concerns, and tailoring our approach to meet your specific needs. Your best interests are our priority, aiming for the best possible outcome in your truck accident case.

Proven Track Record

Our firm has a successful history, securing significant settlements and verdicts for clients, ensuring rightful compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Our track record demonstrates our effective advocacy and maximizing recovery.

Client Testimonials

Watch video testimonials from previous clients, highlighting our dedication, professionalism, and commitment to achieving justice for truck accident victims.

Compassionate and Supportive

We understand the emotional and physical toll of truck accidents, providing compassionate guidance and support throughout the legal process. Our aim is to alleviate your stress and handle the legal complexities, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

Don't navigate the legal process alone after suffering a truck accident.

Choose The Sloan Firm as your trusted legal advocates.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let our experienced team fight for your rights, helping you obtain the compensation you deserve.
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Get a Free Consultation With a Truck Accident Attorney Today

At the Sloan Firm, we provide personal attention, support, and guidance throughout the legal process. Our dedicated truck accident attorneys will address your questions, explain the legal process, and guide you towards the best course of action. You can expect clear answers, regular updates on your case's progress, and open communication to keep you well-informed. We value accessibility and responsiveness, ensuring that our truck accident attorneys and staff are readily available to support you and encourage open communication. We prioritize building strong client relationships, seeing you as an individual and offering personalized attention, clear communication, and a commitment to keeping you informed. Contact us for a free consultation today.

We will handle all upfront costs, and we won’t charge you anything for our legal services unless we obtain a truck accident settlement or verdict that benefits you.

Truck Accident FAQ

It may not come as a surprise that the majority of big truck/18-wheeler wrecks are not the sort of wrecks where those involved walk away sustaining little to no injury. Many big truck and 18-wheeler wrecks that occur are caused by entirely preventable causes, including:

  • Distracted Driving – Distracted driving is a major cause of big truck wrecks in Texas. Whether the distraction is from talking on a cell phone, texting, streaming a movie/show and/or video while driving, or in the form of a different distraction, any distraction that takes a big truck driver’s eyes and/or attention off the roadway is a serious hazard to the other motorists on the road.
  • Truck driver fatigue – This occurs when the truck driver is tired, and typically while working longer hours than legally allowed. State and federal minimum safety rules limit the number of hours a driver can be on duty in a day and in a week; however, these limits are often violated by big truck companies and their drivers.
  • Aggressive Driving/Speeding/Failure to Yield Right of Way/Failure to Keep A Safe Following Distance – Aggressive and unsafe driving choices like failing to yield the right of way, ignoring traffic lights and signs, failing to maintain a single lane, following too closely, and passing illegally are all dangerous choices made by big truck and 18-wheeler drivers daily and are extremely dangerous to other motorists on the road. This is a significant factor in traffic wrecks across the United States, and particularly in Texas.
  • Driving under the influence – Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is still a major cause of wrecks, despite the fact that some big truck and 18-wheelers drivers undergo random drug testing and medical exams.
  • Failure to properly load or secure cargo – If the driver does not follow the minimum safety rules when securing or loading cargo, this can cause an unequal distribution of weight and/or a shift in weight which makes it more likely for a wreck to occur.
  • Driving in adverse weather conditions – The minimum safety rules require big truck drivers to alter their driving (and/or get off the road) when they are faced with adverse weather conditions. The reason is that these big trucks take much longer to stop than normal passenger vehicles. Driving in conditions with poor visibility/traction due to fog, rain, sleet, ice, snow, or smoke, among other adverse weather conditions, greatly increases a big truck driver’s chances of causing a wreck.

In addition to the tractor-trailer 18-wheelers, trucking accidents can also involve garbage and dump trucks, flatbed trucks, oilfield trucks, delivery trucks, box trucks, tow trucks, and tanker trucks.

Yes, big truck accidents are often caused by the trucking company’s failure to follow the minimum safety rules regarding hiring and training a truck driver. The minimum safety rules are found in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and require that the trucking company, before putting a driver on the road in a big truck, ensure that the truck driver is qualified to drive. The trucking company has common sense responsibilities, such as

  1. obtaining a copy of the truck driver’s driving record
  2. reviewing the driving record
  3. performing a road test
  4. ensuring that the truck driver knows the basic safety rules of driving a big truck, etc. Many times after a serious big truck wreck, an investigation reveals that the truck driver should never have been hired in the first place because his driving history demonstrates an unsafe and dangerous driving history.

Some big truck wrecks are caused by defects on the truck itself. Many times, these defects are due to the trucking company and truck driver performing poor maintenance, or no maintenance at all. For example, big truck wrecks are commonly caused by

  1. bald and/or poorly maintained tires
  2. improperly calibrated brakes
  3. and failure to properly install retro-reflective tape

Truck Accident Case Results

$6 Million

18-Wheeler Collision

Settlement for a client whose 18-wheeler collided with another 18-wheeler that backed out of a private drive. Our client suffered a brain injury, multiple broken bones, a punctured lung, and torn ligaments in his knee.
$4,000,000.00 – net amount awarded to our client after attorney’s fees and expenses

$1.85 Million

Personal Injury

Settlement for client who suffered burns when the ground beneath him collapsed and he fell into a hole filled with steam.
$1,104,446.86 – net amount awarded to our client after attorney’s fees and expenses

$1.84 Million

Improper Vehicle Maintenance

Settlement for a client whose husband was killed when a car with improperly installed tires hydroplaned and struck our client’s vehicle head-on. Our client suffered multiple broken bones and injuries to her back.
$1,125,600.00 – net amount awarded to our client after attorney’s fees and expenses

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