Help When
You Need a
Truck Accident
Lawyer

It happens in seconds. A truck slams into your vehicle, turning your life upside down. The devastation of such an event calls for the experience of OnderLaw. Our attorneys are intimately familiar with the laws designed to protect you from truck accidents.

You were in a
truck accident.
We can help.

Have you
been injured in a
truck accident?

Why choose
OnderLaw?

Getting the right law firm matters. Getting the right care matters more.

If you’re in a truck accident, working with an experienced lawyer is important. The local and state laws regulating commercial trucking can profoundly affect your case, so having an attorney who knows them is critical. But what’s just as important is someone who knows you.

OnderLaw has been fighting for victims of truck accidents since 2002. The people we serve are our neighbors, friends, and family, so it’s important for us to surround them with the kind of support and resources that make them feel understood and cared for.

That’s why, before we take your case, we ask a few simple questions to match you with the right lawyer. The better we know you, the better we can represent you.

When you become our client, we do more than just take on your case. We provide you with unsurpassed support and surround you with resources designed to remove as much of the burden of the court case from you as possible.

 

We provide you with

a qualified legal team

Chosen for your case, based on the information you provide

a compassionate legal care team

Dedicated to keeping you connected to your case

a network of service providers

Ready to support your recovery
We keep you at the center of everything we do.

There are more trucks than ever on our roads.

Inexperienced drivers, improper vehicle maintenance, and the pressure to deliver loads faster, all increase the likelihood of a truck accident. 

A truck accident is different than a passenger vehicle accident. Trucks are larger and heavier, and can result in severe injuries and vehicle damage. Commercially operated trucks are held to a variety of state and federal regulations, so being in an accident with one may entitle you to compensation.

OnderLaw truck accident attorneys are experienced in the complex details of these unique cases.

To get started, call 855-729-0524 for a free consultation, or fill out the form.

How can we help you?

Deciding to file a lawsuit against a company or other negligent party is a big decision.

However, it’s important to remember that the lawsuit is simply a means of recovering the financial compensation you need to move on from your physical and/or emotional trauma. 

You should know that rarely do lawsuits result in out-of-pocket costs for the party you bring a suit against. Instead, it’s usually their insurance that will cover the cost. In fact, these reasons are exactly why people carry insurance—to protect them financially in the event of an accident. 

What is more likely to happen is that a claim against the insurance company will be filed and you’ll reach a settlement, so your case won’t have to go to court. Regardless of whether your claim is settled or eventually goes to court, the negligent party’s insurance still pays.

How can we help you?

This can be the most important decision you make, so don’t leave anything to chance.

Truck accidents are subject to a host of laws and regulations that should be handled by someone knowledgeable and experienced with their ins and outs. In addition, your attorney should keep you aware of important deadlines you must meet to pursue your case.

As a firm that’s won a total of over $4 billion in judgments and settlements for clients, we’re uniquely qualified to help you with your case. 

As a client you can expect us to do the following when you’re filing a claim:

  • Prepare documents. We draft a complaint that lays out all the elements of the case, and a summons that notifies the defendant that they’re required to appear in court on a specific date. After preparing these documents, we’ll file them with the appropriate civil court.
  • Serve the complaint and summons. We’ll hire a process server to deliver the documents and hand them over to the defendant.
  • Begin discovery. After the defendant files their answer to our complaint, your OnderLaw attorney and the defendant’s attorney will request copies of evidence. We’ll also file documents asking each party to answer questions concerning the case and submit documents needed to investigate the accident.
  • Schedule depositions. During discovery, we may schedule a deposition to ask the defendant questions under oath about the case. It is conducted in front of the defendant’s attorney and recorded by a court reporter.
  • Request mediation. We may request a meeting with the defendant, their attorney, and a mediator to try to reach a settlement agreement. If we agree to compensation that you believe is fair, we can avoid going to trial.
  • Prepare for trial. If we’re unable to settle during mediation, we will typically begin to prepare for trial, gathering evidence, locating witnesses to testify, and preparing our arguments for court.

How can we help you?

Every case is unique, so the amount of money you may be able to recover depends on the circumstances of your accident. If you’ve suffered financial, emotional, and physical losses for your injuries, you may be entitled to injury compensation and receive a settlement check for 

  • past and future medical bills
  • loss of enjoyment of life
  • loss of consortium (loss of comfort, care, and society)
  • emotional distress
  • pain and suffering
  • property damage
  • lost wages
  • lost earning capacity
  • out-of-pocket expenses
  • psychological trauma

How can we help you?

When you file a truck accident injury claim, we fight for the maximum available settlement you need to compensate you for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses resulting from the accident.

We will handle the following steps on your behalf:

  • Request insurance policies. We’ll request a copy of all available insurance policies from the truck driver’s insurance company. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires all trucking companies to provide their drivers with liability insurance.
  • File an insurance claim. Once we determine how much coverage there is from the truck driver, we’ll take care of filing the claim so you don’t have the stress of dealing with it.
  • Gather evidence. We’ll obtain all necessary evidence that proves the truck driver and/or their employer was at fault for the accident and should be liable for your injuries. We’ll submit it to the insurance company for review and follow up with them regularly to find out if they approve the claim or provide a settlement offer.
  • Negotiate a settlement. If the insurance company approves your claim, we’ll typically begin negotiations. We’ll attempt to reach a settlement that will cover your past and future losses, so you don’t pay for anything out of pocket. If the insurance company refuses to settle for a fair amount, we’ll be prepared to move forward with a lawsuit.
  • Prepare for trial. If we’re unable to negotiate a settlement with the aid of a mediator, we will typically begin preparing for trial. This involves the continued gathering of evidence, locating witnesses to testify, and preparing our arguments for court.

To learn how we can work together to have a real impact on the way companies do business, call 855-729-0524 to schedule a free consultation.

How can we help you?

Truck lawsuits are complex procedures which should only be undertaken with lawyers who have specific experience with truck accidents. Your OnderLaw truck accident attorney will take this on for you.

We start by preparing the necessary legal documents. A complaint lays out all the elements of a case: what happened, who caused it, and why we’re suing for damages. We’ll prepare a summons to send to the defendant, notifying them that the at-fault party must appear in court for the complaint and e-file your case so all important documents are available digitally.

We walk you through each step of the process. Many parts will require your participation and might seem confusing, but we will help you with every document and obtain all evidence you need to find.

To learn how we can work together to have a real impact on the way companies do business, call 855-729-0524 to schedule a free consultation.

How can we help you?

You pay no upfront fees for us to represent you

If you’ve been in a truck accident, the damage isn’t just physical and emotional; it’s also economic. OnderLaw avoids adding to your stress by never expecting any advance payment. We work on a contingency basis.

That means there are no upfront costs for our services. In fact, we don’t take our legal fees unless we recover compensation. If we don’t win, you don’t pay. So you can just focus on moving forward.

We don’t just
take on cases,
we fight causes

OnderLaw strives to make a difference by fighting for ordinary people who were harmed by the negligence of others.

We take on the challenge of fighting your case not only to make sure clients are compensated for their suffering but to hold negligent parties accountable for the harm they’ve caused.

Making you feel supported and cared for throughout your case is the most important part of our work. Get started today to see how we can help.

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No two situations are alike, so learning about your case starts with learning about you.
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Once we have a complete picture, we pair you with the right legal team for your needs.

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Our biggest advocates are
the people we advocate for

See how OnderLaw has helped clients navigate their legal journey.

Jabar Gaddie

For them to have already have met for settlement talks in my case is quite impressive. I have never had any communication issues with them. They are quite thorough and have no problem updating you on your case, just give them a call. Be proactive in your communication with them and patient as they fight for us. I understand concerns regarding the time frame, I often daydream of being financially secure and providing a better life for my family, that day will come. I trust Onder Law.

Suzanne Reynolds

I have nothing but confidence in Onder Law Firm. I’ve had the honor of meeting several of their staff at a social event and my fiance has since signed with them to handle a claim against a company. What alot of these people who have left bad reviews about them fail to realize is that their types of cases don’t get resolved overnight, they have a massive caseload on top of an already delayed court system, and they’re not going to call you just to say they have no update on your case They are going up against billion and trillion dollar companies who have an endless supply of resources. Be patient and let your attorneys do what they do…… THEY WILL WIN FOR YOU AND THEY WILL WIN BIG. They’ve never hidden the fact that the process will be long. But it WILL be worth it.

Robert Read

They are so friendly and caring. I trust them. They are doing the right thing for me and my family.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You’ll want to avoid discussing or admitting fault for the accident that injured you. Truck accidents are extremely complex, so it’s important to let the investigators determine fault. And admitting fault could negatively impact the compensation you’re entitled to receive.

In addition, pursue recovery even if you are predominantly responsible for the accident. If you are 90% responsible for the accident, you could still recover 10% of your losses.

Every case is unique and there are various factors that contribute to the compensation you might be entitled to. The monetary award you receive could depend on the

  • type and severity of the injury
  • duration of required medical care
  • estimated costs of future treatment necessary for permanent injury, disability, or impairment
  • total expenses incurred from the accident
  • impact of the crash on daily life and routine
  • availability of evidence to prove the truck driver or trucking company was liable for your injuries
  • time it takes to recover or reach maximum medical improvement, where further medical treatment won’t improve the condition
  • hours and wages missed from work

There are thousands of trucking rules and regulations. Breaking any of them could be a factor in an accident. These are some of the most common truck accident causes:

  • Driver error – Common errors include speeding, failing to signal, illegal U-turns, and leaving insufficient stopping distance. 
  • Fatigue – Some trucking companies compensate truck drivers based on how many miles they cover, which can encourage drivers to skip mandatory rest breaks and work illegal overtime.
  • Unqualified/untrained drivers – Operating a truck requires highly specialized knowledge of truck mechanics. Truck drivers who lack this knowledge put everyone on the road at risk.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol – This issue is so serious that the acceptable blood alcohol content limits for commercial drivers are much lower (.04% BAC) than for non-commercial drivers (.08%  BAC). 
  • Aggressive driving – If a driver speeds or tailgates, they could be a danger to others. Frustration that results in more aggressive driving could, and often does, cause a serious crash.
  • Technical issues – Trucking companies must maintain their truck fleets on strict schedules. If the company fails to do so and there’s an accident as a result, the company could be held liable.
  • Dangerous or reckless driving – The accidents caused by reckless truck drivers are often serious. Reckless truck drivers typically have caused more than one accident during their driving career.
  • Rollover accidents – Commercial trucks often have a high center of gravity, making them prone to rolling over when a trucker drives recklessly, causing severe, sometimes fatal, injuries.
  • Jackknife accidents – These dangerous accidents happen when the cab and trailer of a truck fold together to create a 90° angle, causing it to sweep across lanes of traffic into other vehicles. 
  • Oversized or overloaded vehicles – Accidents involving oversized or overloaded commercial vehicles are unfortunately all too common, and they often result in serious injuries or fatalities.
  • Underride accidents – In this type of accident the roof of a car is often ripped off by the impact of the crash. When a victim does survive, the resulting injuries are often severe and life-altering.

Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, so when one of these trucks crashes into a car weighing only 3,000 pounds, the results can be disastrous. Below are some of the most common injuries truck accidents cause:

  • loss of limb
  • internal bleeding or organ damage
  • traumatic brain injury
  • crush injuries
  • broken bones
  • soft tissue damage
  • paralysis
  • concussion
  • whiplash
  • burns
  • head, neck, and spinal cord injuries

To determine the cause and who should be held liable for your resulting expenses, we’ll work to obtain evidence that you sustained an injury and should be compensated for your pain and suffering. Supporting evidence includes

  • crash reports
  • copies of medical records and bills
  • truck driver employment history and driving records
  • eyewitness statements
  • video surveillance and accident scene photos
  • truck driver’s insurance policy
  • truck maintenance and repair records
  • repair estimates for all vehicles in crash

When you’re looking for a truck accident lawyer, there are several things you should consider. Obviously, the firm they work for should have extensive experience and a track record of success. But it’s even more important for you to feel supported as a client. Before you hire a firm, ask questions. 

Does the firm understand you, so they know which attorney to assign to your case? Are they empathetic about the ordeal you’ve been through? Do they communicate with you regularly and return calls and emails promptly? Do they take care of the deadlines and details of your case so you don’t have the stress of worrying about them? Are they realistic about what kind of compensation you can expect? 

Getting the right answers to questions like these will go a long way toward making sure you have the right lawyer and improve your chances of getting the best outcome for your claim or case.