Truck Accidents Are on the Rise
The number of large trucks on Texas streets and highways has skyrocketed. Roads are congested with 18-wheelers, oversize load trucks, delivery trucks, and more. The number of accidents and fatalities is also up sharply. A recent study of federal transportation data shows that Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston are among the 10 most dangerous places to drive in the nation—and statistics released by the Texas Department of Transportation since that time show that the state’s highway deaths jumped more than 7% between 2019 and 2020 and more than 15% between 2020 and 2021.
A Truck Accident Can Change Your Life in an Instant
A serious truck accident can change everything for you and your loved ones. You may face catastrophic injuries, a long and painful recovery, costly medical expenses, and lost income.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can be caused by a wide range of factors, including:
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Truck driver falling asleep at wheel
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Overloaded truck or trailer
- Truck driver with lack of training or qualifications
- Truck driver with unsafe record
- Lack of maintenance to truck or trailer
- And more
The Roach Law Firm Handles All Types of Truck Accidents
Don’t fall victim to the negligence of others! The Roach Law Firm’s Gilmer truck accident lawyers recently won $730 million in a truck accident case, the fourth-largest verdict in the nation in 2021. We have decades of experience handling cases like these:
- Truck accidents
- Car accidents
- 18-wheeler accidents
- Semi-truck accidents
- Trailer truck accidents
- Oversize load truck accidents
- Oil and gas truck accidents
- Utility truck accidents
- Delivery truck and delivery van accidents
- FedEx truck accidents
- UPS truck accidents
- Amazon truck accidents
- Moving truck and moving van accidents
- And more
Our Record Speaks for Itself
The Roach Law Firm’s Gilmer truck accident lawyers have won judgments and reached settlements totaling billions of dollars over the years, for clients just like you. They have participated in the following landmark cases:
- $730 Million Truck Accident Verdict
In 2021, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach won $730 million in a case arising from a Texas truck accident, the fourth-largest jury verdict in the United States and third-largest in Texas that year. The case was filed by the family of East Texas resident Toni Combest, a 73-year-old great-grandmother who was killed in a collision with an oversize-cargo truck hauling a propeller for a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine.
- The State of Texas Tobacco Litigation
In 1995, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach and his former law firm were among a group selected by the State of Texas to prosecute the state’s claims against the tobacco industry. Roach and his team members won $17 billion for the state, setting a record for the largest settlement of a single legal case in U.S. history.
- Freeport-McMoRan Mining Contamination
In 2008, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach filed a class action against mining giant Freeport-McMoRan on behalf of thousands of Oklahomans whose property was contaminated by toxic smelter debris. Roach and his former law firm won $119 million and remediation services for their clients.
No Fees Unless You Win
The Roach Law Firm operates on a contingency basis, meaning we are paid only if we win your case. We charge no upfront fees for filing your truck accident case, and we will not bill you for any expenses while it is pending.
If you or one of your loved ones have suffered a serious injury or death related to a truck accident, call us at (903) 645-7333 or fill out the electronic form on this page. One of our truck accident lawyers will be touch with you as soon as possible.
Contact us today for a free consultation!