Commercial trucking accidents and 18-wheeler wrecks cause more than 30,000 deaths and greater than 300,000 injuries every year.

Negligent drivers do not always cause truck wrecks. Accidents that often result in the most damage and injuries may be caused by:

  • Defects in the commercial vehicle
  • An unqualified driver
  • Driver fatigue
  • Faulty equipment or maintenance
  • And more

Commercial companies must be held accountable for the harm and tragedy caused by them and their drivers.

At the Law Offices of Patton, Nix & Young, we fight for our clients and aim to win fair compensation on their behalf. If you’ve been seriously hurt or someone you love has been tragically killed in a truck crash, we are here to help.

Our semi truck accident lawyers in Longview, Texas are committed to fighting for a fair settlement on your behalf.

Don’t Face An Insurance Company Or Trucking Company Alone

Many people believe all it takes to get compensated for their accident is to file a claim. However, this is not always the best course of action. When a person is seriously injured in an accident (which is often the case during a truck wreck), medical bills can quickly stack up.

The insurance company that represents the commercial truck driver may offer you a settlement. However, we strongly urge you not to accept it. These companies are incentivized to save themselves money. They rarely offer sufficient compensation to cover all of your expenses, and they often get away with it.

When you hire the Patton, Nix & Young Law Firm, you’ll have confidence that you have a team of highly qualified and respected attorneys on your side.

Why Hire Us?

If you’ve ever worked with a lawyer before, chances are, you hardly ever saw him or her. You probably dealt primarily with the legal assistant or paralegal for the majority of your case. Many clients never even meet their lawyers until they represent them in trial. Without knowing the client personally, they may not always make decisions that represent your goals.

That’s not the experience our clients have. Starting with your first consultation at Patton, Nix & Young, you will meet face to face with one of our board certified personal injury lawyers in Longview. Our truck wreck attorneys will spend time getting to know you, understand what you want out of your injury claim, and determine the best way to help you.

Truck wreck lawyers are common in East Texas. But a lawyer who takes time to understand the needs of his clients is unfortunately rare.

How do 18 wheeler accident lawsuits work?

Truck accidents are truly traumatic experiences. Rarely does anyone get hit by a truck without suffering an injury, or worse. Unfortunately, this trend is not slowing down. Truck accidents have increased by 43% since 2010.

Our firm is committed to doing everything possible to get our clients the restitution they deserve, not only for their sake, but for the sake of other drivers. Our hope is that the more we file these lawsuits, the more these corporations will implement new safety measures to prevent these tragedies from happening.

Here is our process for filing your injury claim:

1. Request An Initial Consultation

You will meet with one of our 18 wheeler accident lawyers face to face to share the details of your case. Our attorneys will provide the best legal advice to help you move forward with your claim.

2. Thoroughly Investigate The Case

Once you agree to work with us, our team will get to work investigating every aspect of your case. We want to ensure we have all the facts to argue for the best outcome and highest settlement possible.

3. Assess The “Damages”

“Damages” are the costs that you will be compensated for. We include both hard costs (such as medical bills and car repairs) and intangible costs (such as “pain and suffering”). We’ll calculate the damages to determine how much compensation we will sue for.

4. Take Your Case To Trial (if necessary)

Typically, truck accident lawsuits are settled outside of court, making the process much faster and less stressful. However, when a claim cannot be settled and must go to court, you can be confident that you have a team of board certified personal injury lawyers fighting for you.

Schedule A Consultation

If you’ve been seriously hurt or a loved one has experienced a catastrophic injury or wrongful death in a truck wreck, call us. Our Longview truck accident lawyers will handle every aspect of your case and help you get your life back.

You are not alone. We are here to help.