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Truck Accident Claims

Have you or a loved one suffered a permanent personal injury in a truck accident? Have you lost a family member due to wrongful death in a trucking accident?

Do you believe that the accident was the result of negligence on the part of the truck driver, the trucking company, or some other party involved?

With the assistance of an experienced lawyer from the law firm of Caddell & Chapman, you can investigate who was at fault for the accident. You can see that the negligent party is held responsible for what they have done. You can seek full compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages and any other costs associated with the truck accident.

Getting to the Bottom of Semi-Truck Accidents

In our quest to obtain results in these cases, we are  aggressive and creative. When we take a case, we are prepared to take swift action. It is not uncommon to find us at the scene of the accident that very day, reviewing the situation and working with experts and investigators to get to the bottom of a semi-truck accident.

With more than two decades of experience on our side, we know the causes of truck accidents. We know exactly what to look for to determine who was at fault and to build a case to hold that party accountable.

In recent years, we have had a number of successes representing families for commercial truck accidents, which include the following:

In Las Vegas, Nevada, Caddell & Chapman handled a trucking negligence case arising from a multi-fatality accident on an interstate highway in rural Nevada. The firm represented the families of four Mexican nationals who died when their disabled vehicle was struck by a Rebel Oil commercial truck. The decedents had been involved in a prior head-on collision, and their vehicle was disabled in the lanes of travel. Other drivers saw the initial accident and stopped to render aid. Before assistance could be provided, the Rebel Oil tractor-trailer, which was coming from the opposite direction, failed to see the car and crushed it at near highway speed. In the course of its investigation, Caddell & Chapman learned that the tractor-trailer driver had a history of mental illness, criminal conduct, driving citations, and prior trucking incidents. In the heavily contested case, Caddell & Chapman had to have sanctions imposed against defense counsel three times and, on the eve of trial, the parties settled for a substantial recovery of approximately $5.1 million for the decedents' families (total attorneys' fees: $2,040,000; litigation expenses: $240,000).

In South Texas, Caddell & Chapman successfully resolved personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from a multiple-fatality tractor-trailer accident. The rear-end collision occurred after an Averitt Express truck driver failed to see a family's disabled car on interstate 35 near San Antonio. Claiming that he could not have seen the family's car, the tractor-trailer driver never slowed from the posted highway speed limit, and his truck struck and killed three people and seriously injured three others. In the development of their clients' case, the firm persuaded the Texas Department of Transportation to close part of I-35, one of the busiest interstate highways in the country for a successful, midnight re-enactment of the accident. The case settled soon thereafter without the need of trial. The trucking company insisted on the confidentially of settlement terms.

In Northwest Texas, Caddell & Chapman represented the family of a teenage girl who died in a nine-vehicle, tractor-trailer accident. The accident occurred because four passenger vehicles and five eighteen-wheelers drove into the smoke of a grass fire along the side of the interstate highway. The teenager was the passenger in a vehicle that rear-ended a commercial truck that had slowed almost to a stop in the lanes of travel, and her passenger car was then rear-ended by several vehicles including one or more tractor trailers. Caddell & Chapman recovered $1.45 million in settlement funds for the child's surviving parents (total attorneys' fees: $581,020; litigation expenses: $115,002).

In the Rio Grande Valley, a South-Tex concrete truck rear-ended a sedan and killed two men. Retained soon after the accident, Caddell & Chapman immediately filed suit. The firm obtained favorable settlement terms for the family, and a Hidalgo County court approved the confidential settlement within three months after the collision.

A Hands-On Approach to Obtaining Results

Our law firm is made up of experienced attorneys. These are the attorneys who handle the cases. You deserve results, and we know how to get them.

We are available to represent clients in our home state of Texas, as well as clients throughout the country.

Contact us today at our office in Houston to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer.

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