Truck Accidents

Big truck accidents can be awful. 18 Wheeler, flatbed truck, and tractor-trailer accidents are often caused by overworked drivers.

Bagby Law works to hold those responsible for these devastating accidents accountable and will fight for what is rightfully yours.

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Large commercial trucks often called 18 wheelers are a common sight on our nation's roadways. They are not always without their dangers. 

Should a tractor trailer be operated by a tired driver, for example, it could be the cause of horrendous accidents – such as rollovers or T-bone accidents. In these cases, you will not only be dealing with an individual driver – you could very well be dealing with the insurance company of a large company that will desperately want to avoid paying out a big settlement.

When a car is hit by a 18-wheeler truck, not only will a car be damaged, but serious injury or death may occur.

In fact there are more than 500,000 accidents involving large truck (including commercial box trucks and tractor-trailer combinations) in the US each year. In 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) revealed that there were more than 510,000 reported crashes involving large trucks with 4,479 fatal accidents and 114,000 injury related accidents.

If a family member is killed or severely injured by an 18-wheeler accident, you need an attorney who will not only seek compensation for your family, but also who will seek to bring the responsible party to justice. A lawsuit is about seeing justice done. Bagby Law will always follow the direction of its clients. If a client wants justice and her day in Court, the attorneys at Bagby Law will make sure they get it. Money does not drive our firm, our clients do.

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Bagby Law focuses on the details of the trucking accident and your particular goals.

Investigate the cause of the accident to make sure the responsible people and companies are held accountable.  

For example an exhausted 18 wheeler may have been sent on a dangerous, icy route by a dispatcher because it is shorter even though the dispatcher knows that it is more dangerous because of the weather conditions.  In that scenario the dispatch company holds just as much if not more blame than the driver whose 18 wheeler slid into an innocent family causing serious and devastating injuries.

Determine the long-term effects of your injuries. 

By working with the best doctors and experts, we discover the full scope of your injuries so we can fight for fair compensation for you. Often people think their issues will go away with treatment, but those injuries can often come back after a person stops treating them. 

Interact with the insurance companies & help you get your medical bills get paid.

We deal with the insurance companies so you don’t have to. 

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Frequently asked questions

Why Do I Need an Injury Lawyer?

When an individual gets injured in an accident as a result of a negligent act, it falls on the negligent party’s insurance provider to determine to what extent they will cover the costs of any medical or injury related expenses.  From the time the insurance company is notified of a claim, they are building their case to pay you as little as possible. Every statement will be used to accomplish their goals. In order to avoid the serious threat of under-compensation for your injuries, it is essential that you hire a knowledgeable attorney that will fight to ensure all your needs, present and future, are addressed in your claim.

Why do you need a personal injury attorney?

Engaging an experienced personal injury attorney from the beginning can be crucial for the outcome of your case. As soon as you call Bagby Law, our team will begin the investigation process, uncovering if the other driver failed to comply with the applicable traffic rules. These initial consultations are so important because the at-fault party’s insurance will be doing the same thing. You want a lawyer that will be able to gather information, understand police reports, and medical records. The more time that goes by, the easier it is for important facts to be overlooked, missed or even erased. We are available 24/7 and ready to assist you with your call.

What exactly is negligence?

Negligence is one of the most important aspects of a personal injury case. In fact, it is what an entire claim is based on. Negligence is what causes the accident you were injured in in the first place. A person can be is negligent when he fails to act in a way that a reasonably careful person would act in the same situation.  In the legal field, proving negligence has four aspects. First, the individual accused of negligence must have owed the injured individual a duty of care. Second, they must have violated that duty. Third, that breach directly caused the injury. Fourth and finally, that the damage from the injury is provable. If all four elements are met, an individual may be accused of negligence.

What happens if my case is not successful?

There is no charge for our time unless your personal injury case is concluded successfully. We are dedicated to our clients and will do everything in our power to help ensure you receive a successful verdict. While every case has its unique circumstances, our attorneys are confident that they have the skill and know-how to secure the compensation your injuries demand. The costs of an exceptional personal injury pale in comparison to the overwhelming hardships you would have to endure without adequate compensation. With our firm you owe us nothing should our handling of your case not be successful.

Should I try to reach a settlement?

When you try to reach a settlement for your personal injury case, you are essentially making an agreement before going to trial. This is done when one party, either the defendant or the insurance company, offers a certain monetary payment in hopes of avoiding going to court. Reaching a settlement can be beneficial in some situations. However, you must be wary of individuals and insurance companies that are trying to lowball you. If you are not sure if the settlement that is offered to you is appropriate, you should hire an attorney. A legal professional will be able to help you determine whether or not you would receive full coverage by accepting their offer.

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Why should you work with Bagby Law on your case? 

If we don’t win, you don’t pay.

When you hire Bagby Law, there is no charge for the firm's time unless your personal injury case is concluded successfully. While every case has its unique circumstances, our attorneys are confident that they have the skill and know-how to secure the compensation your injuries demand. With our firm you stand to lose nothing should our handling of your case not be successful.

We care; you aren’t just another case to us.

We care about our clients and work to get to know them. We want to advocate for your unique and specific circumstances when we fight your case. We want to help make sure you get better.

Honesty, hard work and expertise are hallmarks of our firm.

Honest answers and advice help you evaluate the risks and rewards early in a case, and we pride ourselves in giving you the most honest appraisal of your situation. We put in the work and money to develop and fight your case aggressively. We have tens of thousands of hours spent as trial attorneys fighting cases like these, and we bring all that expertise to your case. If we need the additional expertise of outside lawyers to help win your case, we bring them in to fight for you at no additional charge. This is our commitment to bringing you the best team to win your case.

We are a modern, technology-forward firm.

We embrace modern business practices, communication standards and technologies (hello text and zoom!) so we can move quickly on your case, unlike older, slower, more old-school firms.

With locations in Colorado and Texas, we're standing by to help you.

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