Top-rated Truck Accident Lawyers in Fort Worth, TX – Mullen & Mullen

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wendy crookswendy crooks ★★★★★ Joe and his team were great to work with. They were so compassionate about my injuries and very responsive to my questions. Hopefully I won’t need them again, but I highly recommend them to anyone who has been injured in a car accident. They took care of the details so I could concentrate on healing.Scott CameronScott Cameron ★★★★★ I suffered a back injury in a high impact rear end collision in 2022. I contacted Mullen and Mullen to represent me and to help navigate the process with doctors, procedures and rehabilitation. Shane Mullen and his staff took a personal interest in seeing that I received the best medical care for my injury and ultimately a multiple six figure settlement. If you want serious results and a profession & successful attorney, choose Mullen and Mullen, you will be glad you did.LaKaiya GarrettLaKaiya Garrett ★★★★★ I had my first car accident and didn’t second guess to call Josh. He has made this a smooth and comfortable experience. Definitely always having my best interest first.alexis paytonalexis payton ★★★★★ JOSH AND JESSICA WORKED VERY HARD TO GET ME THE SETTLEMENT I NEEDED! I RECOMMEND THEM 10/10. EVERY SINCE MY CASE STARTED THEY HAVE BEEN NOTHING BUT NICE TO ME AND MY SISTER, THEY BECAME FAMILY! IF YOU ARE EVER IN A WRECK CALL MULLEN AND MULLEN AND ASK FOR JOSH HE WILL MOST DEFINITELY WORK HARD TO GET YOU EVERYTHING YOU DESERVE!Lisa MyersLisa Myers ★★★★★ I highly recommend Mullen and Mullen Personal Injury Lawyers. They were great about handling my case. Excellent on answering questions that I had throughout. I greatly appreciate the Lawyers and their team. They handled my case great and they are very reliable and dependable. I am forever thankful for them.Michael CogliandroMichael Cogliandro ★★★★★ After 27 years of driving, I was in my first ever accident and it was 1000% the other guys fault. I hired Mullen & Mullen after an uninsured driver blew a stop sign and we collided. Both cars were totaled. I got the medical care I needed and they were even able to get the full policy amount from the insurance of the other cars owner, even though the driver himself was not covered and should not have been driving the car. Not sure how they did that, but that is why you hire Mullen & Mullen to work some magic.Thank you very much.Nothing personal towards Mullen & Mullen, I am very happy with the results, but I hope I never see you again! Haha (Because I hope I am never in an accident again)Gina WestGina West ★★★★★ These are professional people who really do care. I called them for the first time on yesterday about my vehicle accident and Josh represented the firm with compassion. He listened, explained that someone would be contacting me today and minutes later Matt called me. I was given the option of an appointment the same day or early the next morning at my home. Matt provided me with his direct contact phone number and his email address. It's with 27 years of serving, training and experience in the United States Air Force that I give this law firm the highest recommendation. Grateful indeed, Gina W.Marvinette MonroeMarvinette Monroe ★★★★★ I can’t say enough about Josh and the team at Mullen & Mullen with assisting with my motor vehicle accident in Dallas, TX. They’re consistently courteous, professional, and provide exceptional service. I will recommend their team for any motor vehicle accidents and slip & falls.Amber BurnettAmber Burnett ★★★★★ Mullen & Mullen assisted my husband when he was injured in a motor vehicle collision on Main Street. They are absolutely wonderful Frisco personal injury lawyers. They assisted him in getting the medical attention he needed following the wreck. When it came time to negotiate with the insurance companies, they wouldn't take no for an answer. Our attorneys kept the heat on until they finally had to do the right thing. I feel like a lot of firms would have given up and recommended a lawsuit right away but Mullen & Mullen attorneys are super ethical and determined. They were eventually able to help my husband get almost the full available policy limits without the stress and time associated with a lawsuit. If you need a Frisco car accident attorney these are the injury lawyers you should call. Highly recommended!Chad BurnettChad Burnett ★★★★★ I hired Mullen & Mullen following a motor vehicle collision. I could not be more pleased with the Dallas personal injury lawyers I selected. They are the real deal! I was always kept in the loop on case developments. My attorneys sent the at-fault liability carrier multiple demands to make them agree to pay the policy limits. My lawyers also sent my own insurance company several demands to get them to offer me nearly the policy limits. A lot of attorneys would have given up and just recommended filing a lawsuit but Mullen & Mullen kept pounding the insurance companies until they did the right thing. This saved me a tremendous amount of money and time. I'm so very grateful that I found ethical, tenacious, and skilled attorneys to represent me. Mullen & Mullen gets my highest recommendation if you need a Dallas car accident attorney.C. BurnettDiane WallaceDiane Wallace ★★★★★ Mullen and Mullen did an absolutely brilliant job representing me in an injury lawsuit and getting me maximum settlement results. I recommend them highly!Mari HksMari Hks ★★★★★ Highly recommend this law firm, Josh took care of my case he was very nice and professional along with everyone else.Cayleb MurphyCayleb Murphy ★★★★★ Honestly 5 stars doesn’t do them justice. Had an amazing experience working with Mullen and Mullen. I really felt taken care of throughout the entire process. Greg was especially nice to work with, he provided me with updates and answered all my questions whenever I had them. Would definitely recommend!Zac CanidaZac Canida ★★★★★ I’m only 22 and this was the first case I’ve ever had, I got recommended Mullen and Mullen by a friend who has used them plenty of times and said nothing but good things about them. I have yet to see or hear anything that contradicts her statements! Everyone on the Mullen and Mullen team has been super helpful and kind to me by explaining everything that had and needs to be done to get the case in the right direction. Greg especially has been very helpful by keeping me updated and answering any questions I might have about the situation, he’s been an amazing help and I’m glad I was able to get him assigned to help me get what I deserve from my car accident. Very professional and fast responses, If you are ever injured in a car accident I 100% recommend this team to fight for you, ask for Greg!Tossem'Up52Tossem'Up52 ★★★★★ Wow! What a Great Law Firm Mullin and Mullin. I was in an accident not long ago and if there's ever a misfortune in my life as such, Mullin and Mullin will be the Law Firm that I choose again to take care of everything. Thank you Mullin and Mullin again for everything.sisay Aberasisay Abera ★★★★★ Highly recommend this law firm, filled with very nice and professional people who put their clients first. Josh took care of my case and were able to reduce my medical bills significantly which was awesome! Very pleased and glad I had them to work on my car accident case.Thank you, Mullen & Mullen Law Firmclara johnsonclara johnson ★★★★★ I was involved in a personal injury car accident in Dallas Texas, l worked with Josh and Jessica, they were fantastic. If I ever need help again l won't hesitate to contact them again.Kimberly PalmooreKimberly Palmoore ★★★★★ The best Accident Attorney's in the whole metro plex. Thanks Mr Morrison.Terrie RachallTerrie Rachall ★★★★★ Joe Morrison with Mullen and Mullen was fantastic representing me for an injury on someone's property. He kept me updated through the entire 2 year process. If I had any questions, Joe took the time to personally take my call and provide answers. Joe negotiated a settlement very quickly and ensured I received a fair settlement. I highly recommend Mullen and Mullen and would hire them again if I need help in the future. Best experience with any lawyer I have ever had!!Caryn BonosevichCaryn Bonosevich ★★★★★ Mullen & Mullen is awesome! Joseph and Erika made the process simple. I am thankful for the personal service I received.Andrew BrownAndrew Brown ★★★★★ Shane Mullen helped me with a complex medical malpractice case. His commitment to my case and attention to detail led to a favorable outcome. I highly recommend Shane and the Mullen & Mullen Law Firm.Alex MalcolmAlex Malcolm ★★★★★ I was injured in a motorcycle accident, and Shane Mullen took on my case with determination and empathy. His attention to detail and commitment to my case led to a favorable outcome. I'm grateful for his hard work and highly recommend Mullen & Mullen Law Firm.Christopher CastilloChristopher Castillo ★★★★★ I was involved in bad accident, Thanks to Jessica and Josh from mullen and mullens they help through the whole process. Help me get treatment and really took care of me. Help get back on my feet I really appreciate them.R BrownR Brown ★★★★★ I have had such a wonderful representation under Joseph Morrison. He is a injury lawywer from Dallas and represented me on a case with several parties in a car accident. He worked hard, efficiently and quick to get me help and get the case settled. He is such an amazing attorney and his office staff is A+!Natasha MaloneNatasha Malone ★★★★★ I had the honor to work with Mr. Morrison and his team recently and he was a life saver. He was thorough, detail oriented and down to earth as they come. He knows his law and doesn't make you feel like a number in line, but like a human. You can't go wrong with direct access and a discounted rate, I made the right decision and you will too.Roison FoxRoison Fox ★★★★★ They helped me out of a tough situation, and never stopped fighting for what I deserved. I am so great full to have them as my law firm when I got in a bad wreck, I highly encourage they will support and guide you through out it all.falisha jones (l0velisha)falisha jones (l0velisha) ★★★★★ I was involved in a car accident in Dallas texas off mockingbird. I was T bone by someone who had ran a red light. Me being a young female, I felt lost and taken advantage of by the other parties insurance.I chose Mullen Mullen because they were the only law firm who physically wanted to meet me and hear my side. They helped me with all on the medical assistance that I needed . Although it was a lot of therapy, I was really happy with the doctors they sent me to. Josh was very welcoming and I honest in the process. Every time I felt so at ease after speaking with him. I am so happy I had him on my case. Very hands on. Highly recommend!!!Jacob ColerickJacob Colerick ★★★★★ I cannot express how much Mullen & Mullen helped me turn a rough situation into something I could get through and manage properly.I was in a car accident on the way to work, and had chosen Joseph Morrison to represent and advise me on the matter. He provided me with solid advice and the right information to make educated decisions in the process of recovery. He was also extremely responsive and forthcoming whenever I had any questions. I had very little experience in legal matters so everything was new to me. Joe walked me through all the steps, helped coordinate my appointments with the right doctors, and definitely went above and beyond expectations. I am more than pleased with the outcome and would recommend both him and this firm to anyone!Rudy SanchezRudy Sanchez ★★★★★ This was the 1st accident I was involved in. I didn't know which law firm to call. Someone I know told me to use Mullen Law. I can say it has been the best choice. They came to my home in the beginning. They let me know what I needed to do and what they will do for me. Since then The Lawyers as well as the entire staff has been their for me whenever I have question or concerns. They will return your calls within minutes of you calling.My case isn't over yet and it does take time having to deal with Doctors and therapist. The whole process does take time with no complaints whatsoever. Mullen Law Firm has you feeling cared for and appreciated. Their kindness and professionalism is superb. I recommend them to everyone who needs a lawyer who will not only get you the best settlement but who also makes you feel like your case is above the rest.To the lawyers and entire staff who worked on my case. As well as those who didn't. Thank you very much for your help. I pray that I never need a lawyer again but if I do. You will be who I will turn too.TiyaTiya ★★★★★ Josh Banks is excellent! He handled my case with care and very professional. I will recommend Josh to family and associates.Zion WilsonZion Wilson ★★★★★ My case was finished pretty fast and the process was also easy thanks to Josh Banks and the legal team at Muller & Muller.. Josh was even able to help me on a matter related to my totaled car but not the apart of the settlement/case process.. 10/10 would recommendRonniqual AndersonRonniqual Anderson ★★★★★ I’m really glad I made the decision to go with this firm . Josh is wonderful and makes sure to take care of business . He’s very professional, and you can tell he’s very passionate about his work . If you ever need someone to represent you , I vote Josh hands down . You won’t be disappointed. Great service , just all around , great work .Camry AdamsCamry Adams ★★★★★ Karen Lavigne is my name, and I had a great experience with Mullen & Mullen. Josh and Jessica was very patient and informative. If I had to decide again on which law firm to go with it would be Mullen & Mullen. Very transparent about ALL of my money down to the penny. I definitely recommend.Evelyn RoldanEvelyn Roldan ★★★★★ Thank you to lawyer Mullen for calling and clarifying my husband’s case.LaQuitaLaQuita ★★★★★ The most amazing team! Thank you so much to Josh who made sure me and my family understood everything that was happening at each and every stage. Always there to listen and showed compassion for my injuries and the situation this accident caused in our lives. Will always recommend.A AA A ★★★★★ It Honestly baffles me to see ANY negative or low reviews on this law firm. My case is far from over, however, I have never known a lawyer or law firm to not only give you their personal cell phone number but to also respond within 15 minutes. Never a complaint on the 10 plus text messages asking questions or the 2-3 paragraph e-mails. Never telling you it's to late or they are off the clock. They are NEVER off the clock. This firm has two or three lawyers dealing with numerous clients and STILL manage to do all they can to make you feel you are the only one. Try to remember they are human. They truly do everything to put you and your recovery first. The process is long but not something they have any control over. They don't control the Dr. Appointments or your recovery. They will help you find amazing Dr.s then it's up to you to be proactive in your recovery and keeping your appointments. It's been over a year and a half since my injury and my amazing, patient, and hardworking Attorney Joe has been here with me every step of the way. Hundreds of 5 star reviews. 3 or 4 low ones. You do the math.otis jarrettotis jarrett ★★★★★ I just want to say my experience with this Law Firm has always been perfect they friendly and respond quick Josh was my paralegal and he does a great job they are people friendly and I will fight hard for you number one Law Firm Mullen and Mullen💪💪 Thanks for the loveEpphanie milesEpphanie miles ★★★★★ Josh was amazing! He explained the process thoroughly. The drs he sent me to were amazing. Josh made sure he went above and beyond between setting expectations for treatments and handling the insurance company. I'd definitely refer him to all friends and family when in need. Thanks again JoshJulie HannahJulie Hannah ★★★★★ Very knowledgeable, helpful and explain everything in detail!!Paul SPaul S ★★★★★ Mullen and Mullen are the best personal injury team in DFW. When you hire Mullen and Mullen, you have the best personal injury attorneys in DFW. You are getting the best support staff in the state of Texas.Knowing every case is unique. My case took 3 years to complete. My team was professional in the face of a lot of stalling tactics. Without a bat of an eye, the team turned up the heat on the defense for the best possible outcome for all parties.Without details, this group changed not only my life. Mullen and Mullen helped me change my outlook on life after the accident.The most important lessons I learned: 1) Do not try to navigate an personal injury case no matter the cause 2) Listen and follow the advice of your attorney. Get the best in Texas.Shane and Paul, thank you from me and my family.A SmithA Smith ★★★★★ Best Personal Injury Law Firm in the DFW Metroplex.Larry JohnsonLarry Johnson ★★★★★ I would like to thank Mullen and Mullen for the great service I received. I was involved in an accident and they really helped me out. I worked with the paralegal named Josh and he really made everything a simple process. Josh did a wonderful job and I couldn't be happier!Lisa TennantLisa Tennant ★★★★★ I want to share our experience with Mullen & Mullen who Truly is a five star law firm.My daughter was involved in a serious accident she was 8 1/2 months pregnant and she suffered serious injuries and lost her baby.The person that hit her had no drivers license and no insurance.Not deterred by this Joseph Morrison was masterful at working our case. He was able to get our insurance company to agree to the maximum settlement under our uninsured/underinsured coverage. In addition he was also able to get our health insurance company to drop a huge lien against our settlement.Joe Morrison and his team were so empathetic to our situation. Even though there are limits to what you can be awarded under uninsured/underinsured they never made us feel unimportant.They fought for us and we felt as though they truly cared about us and wanted to have the best possible outcome.Joe Morrison was a true champion for our family and we highly recommend him and their firm.We are so glad that we chose Mullen and Mullen and so grateful for the quality services they provided.We all feel they are the best choice among many and were the right choice for our family.Richard TaylorRichard Taylor ★★★★★ I cannot say enough good things about Mullen and Mullen, they are the best in the business! With a permanent neck injury, after already having a discectomy, my future was looking very dark. They got the full term limits from all parties and gave a light for my future instead. Always professional, and the best I've ever seen at answering concerns, and returning phone calls and messages. They are not just a cut above, they are the gold standard of what great attorneys should be. I especially want to thank Joe Morrison and Rosa, you are tops. Thank you both so very much.Klaus DausmannKlaus Dausmann ★★★★★ Mr. Joseph Morrison represented my daughter during that difficult time did not only get the professionalism that we needed but also a insurance of true empathy and respect for us as human beings. not one time did I feel that I am just a case. outstanding performance and customer service.
I would recommend Mr.Joseph Morrison to my family and friends with good cognition
Ms. Macias 2AMs. Macias 2A ★★★★★ They really took care of me and did everything possible for me to get the most out of my accident! Highly recommend! Friendly staff that genuinely cares about you and makes you feel like they’ll do do anything in their power to help you.Paul NolanPaul Nolan ★★★★★ I've consulted with Joseph Morrison on a number of legal issues. He's a fantastic attorney and I highly recommend this firm.Stephanie HullStephanie Hull ★★★★★ Shane is a great lawyer. Him and his team were very understanding, professional, and informative. They deserve more than 5 stars and were great to work with. Thank you Shane!Veronica Da PonteVeronica Da Ponte ★★★★★ The Top Choice community thanks you for your dedication to your city and celebrates your 2020 win with enthusiasm!Ellis Leigh GardnerEllis Leigh Gardner ★★★★★ Josh Banks at this law firm did such a wonderful job helping me with my case that started in 2017. It may have taken some time, but he was very meticulous and made sure he had everything ready to go. I definitely would recommend him to anyone that is in need of a good lawyer!!Nathan NetoNathan Neto ★★★★★ As a 2019 Top Choice Award Winner, they have proven their dedication to their city by consistently providing excellence through their services. 5 stars!Dyvine SilvestreDyvine Silvestre ★★★★★ They won the 2019 Top Choice Award for their excellence in the pursuit of top customer satisfaction and that equals to hundreds of great customer reviews! Thank you for sharing your passion with your beautiful city!Tami Gray JordanTami Gray Jordan ★★★★★ I am thankful to this law firm. Mr. Shane Mullen is not just an impressive and talented attorney, he also treats a person with respect. He takes his job very seriously, and he is compassionate with a case he takes on. To add, his assistant is awesome. Thanks!Roy C.Roy C. ★★★★★ The handling of my case from a car wreck incident from the beginning, Josh Banks always had time to answer my questions and would give me updates when I asked. Aside from injury that I sustained, I always felt supported because they proved to me that they where working for the best interest of my situation and needs. I do not know what I would have done without you guys! Especially you Josh! I appreciate your kindness, patience and professionalism. The settlement amount was enough for my future concerns to help me reestablish myself because of my continued long term effects from the accident. Thank you so much!!!Laura ServidoneLaura Servidone ★★★★★ Mullen and Mullen, was the law firm I choose to represent me for a commercial accident case. I worked specifically with Joe Morrison who went above and beyond to help get a settlement during the most difficult time in my life. I was in and out of the Hospital for a year. Surgery was necessary immediately on my hand, also suffering from multiple herniated disks, 5 hematomas, and stiches where my left eyebrow used to be. I feel blessed to have such a competent law firm and lawyer on my side. Thank you Joe!Laura VillaLaura Villa ★★★★★ I am beyond grateful to this law firm and especially to Josh Banks. Josh delivered the greatest news several weeks ago. He notified me that my case had settled for an amount that I never imagined!!! Thank you Josh for suggesting to wait it out. This money couldn't have come at a better time. If yall only knew how many sleepless nights I had worrying how my situation would end. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Oh and by the way Josh I will be plugging in your number into my telephone and I will definitely be recommending you to anyone who needs representation!!Tape Mastah StephTape Mastah Steph ★★★★★ Mullen & Mullen are 100% true honest life savers.. They deserve 10 Stars!! Thank you for everything, Shane. You're the best! - StephanDanielle JohnsonDanielle Johnson ★★★★★ Mullen & Mullen is an awesome law firm and they are very professional and provide excellent service would give them 6 stars if it was possible and I want to add a special thanks to Josh Banks who was with us every step of the way and made sure I was taken care of through this rough time.Jessica CullumJessica Cullum ★★★★★ Josh Banks is awesome to work with! Mullen and Mullen is such a great law firm!!Kyshia RoneyKyshia Roney ★★★★★ I really love MullennMullen law firm they really came through for me when I need them the most Joshua banks was able to get me back more then though I would get back. He returns my phone calls the same day and explain everything very well I highly recommend them.Good LifeGood Life ★★★★★ I must admit before choosing Mullen & Mullen. I took advice from a friend who insisted that I contact another law firm who's name I was very familiar with, from constantly hearing there commercial on the radio. When I called the other law firm they set me up an appointment to come in an speak to someone. I went and was very impressed with how nice there office was, however I was not impressed with how much there fees where. Let's just say that I could see why the decor was so nice after I learned what they would charge me for representation. I politely declined and limped right out of there office. I then went home and started doing my own research online going from one firm to another, reading review after review and came across Mullen & Mullen. I called the office explained my situation just as I had done with the other law firm and the first thing that the lady asked me from Mullen & Mullen was would I like to come in? or Would I like for someone to come out to my home to talk with me? They sent someone out, he answered all of my questoins. He was very thorough and professional so I was only a little impressed at this time, until he explained to me what there fee would be. And that's when I became even more impressed. I was told that a Mr. Josh Banks would be contacting me and would be handling my case. Mr Banks always kept me informed with what was going on and would check to see if I was satisfied with the services that I was receiving. He also got me the maximum amount that I could receive without charging me an arm and a leg, the process didn't take long and I didn't have to go into some fancy smancy office. Over all my experience with Mullen & Mullen has been great! Keep up the good work Mullen & Mullen!Debbie WilsonDebbie Wilson ★★★★★ Truly great firm! Joseph Morrison went the extra mile to secure great results in a timely manner. I feel lucky to have found the firm and highly recommend, thanks again Joe!Joyce TerryJoyce Terry ★★★★★ Josh and Jessica did an awesome job working on my case and got me the settlement I deserve. Other staff member were great and welcoming.Mason DuPontMason DuPont ★★★★★ Shane assisted me with my second case and much like the first one, was very informative and got me taken care of better than I'd hoped for. I recommend this law firm to anybody that would need an attorney!Talia LozanoTalia Lozano ★★★★★ My husband and I worked with Joseph at Mullen & Mullen, he was extremely sincere and personable, he did everything he said he would and always followed up when promised. Mullen & Mullen took care of us from the very beginning making everything extremely easy to get the help we needed. It was our first time having to go through something like this and Joseph took care of us the whole way. We also had a recent bankruptcy due to loss of job, and Joseph was able to work with the trustee to get us even more than the court's exception would allow in our particular circumstances.My husband also wants to shout out to "Mike", the original representative we met with after our accident, he was extremely knowledgeable and made everything feel right when signing on with Mullen & Mullen, and gave us the confidence we had nothing to worry about.We were referred by my brother Carlos L. who went to school with Mr. Mullen's son and are glad we took his advice!Stacey LawrenceStacey Lawrence ★★★★★ I cannot say enough about Mullen & Mullen... I've been working with Shane Mullen and from the beginning he has taken the time to answer all of my questions and explain the process to me in terms which I could understand. He has personally called me through all of this giving me updates and advising me of my options. Other than showing up to my rehab appointments, Mullen & Mullen has done everything else.I am very grateful that I looked at the reviews such as this one and decided to give them a call because it has truly worked out in my favor.Thanks Shane!Deon JohnsonDeon Johnson ★★★★★ Definitely the best in the business. It is seriously a team effort with the Mullen and Mullen law firm. I hope No one has to go through a situation like mine but if you do I strongly recommend going to Mullen and Mullen . You will rest a lot easier knowing they have you back .Allie FarooqAllie Farooq ★★★★★ We were hit by a drunk driver in Mesquite Texas, and immediately went to google search to find an attorney at the scene. We were very apprehensive because we had never been in this type of situation, and never had hired an attorney for a car wreck. We solely chose Mullen and Mullen based on their 5 star review. We are so glad we made this decision! We were both hurt bad and had to see doctors and go through physical therapy. Joseph Morrison handled our case and was so extremely caring and understood our pain, he took his time with our case. Every time I called, he answered, and spent so much time on the phone answering each question. He made sure we got all the treatment necessary before closing our case. We were extremely pleased with the end and will always call if we ever need him. My husband told me it's so easy and they are so nice it makes me nervous. We learned it really was just easy! They really did have our best interest at heart. Our neighbor had a similar wreck and we told them to call and they didn't. They lost so much and the wife still has pain to this day. She always says to me we should have called.Brittany PuckettBrittany Puckett ★★★★★ I want to thank Joseph with Mullen & Mullen for being the best attorney anyone could have asked for. He worked very hard in getting the medical help I needed after my auto accident. He made me feel like I was his only client. He kept me informed on what was happening during my case and truly cared about my health care needs. His hard work and legal knowledge helped me in getting the insurance limits for pain and suffering allowed. It was more than I expected. Thank you for everything you did for me. I highly recommend Joseph Morrison with Mullen & Mullen Law Firm.Kimberly Greer NicholsKimberly Greer Nichols ★★★★★ I hired Shane Mullen as my personal injury lawyer for a slip and fall case. I hired them because of the positive reviews they had as well as the amount of experience. I was not disappointed. Shane and Mullen & Mullen did a great job for me and I couldn't be more pleased.Razieh ShoorabRazieh Shoorab ★★★★★ As a future chiropractor who also works for a successful chiropractic office, I deal with many personal injury cases as well as different lawyers. Hands down Mullen & Mullen has been the best. They really do take their business to a personal level. After a screening call from one of his assistance, it was the next day that Shane Mullen called me. I will never forget our first conversation and one thing in particular that he said to me. I said, “This is the first time I am talking with you but I trust you so much” and he replied: “I Fully Trust Myself Too.” That was what I wanted to hear. I wanted to make sure that my lawyer is confident and my case is in good hands and with that settlement he proved his confidence and competence. As an experienced client I suggest that if you ever involve in an accident and need an attorney, do yourself a favor and call Shane Mullen. He will represent you with a passion for justice. Thank you Shane, you are amazing!Razieh ShoorabRazieh Shoorab ★★★★★ There is no way I can express my gratitude towards Mullen & Mullen law firm. Working with them has been by far the best legal experience I have ever had. I was not a million dollar client but was treated like one. I am so grateful that my case was accepted by them and very thankful that I have been awarded a great and beyond imagination settlement because Shane Mullen fought for me relentlessly. I highly recommend everyone to give him a call before turning into any other lawyer. Great job and Thank you again!Danielle ValentinoDanielle Valentino ★★★★★ I had used them before and I delt with Shane Mullen and I can say by far the BEST lawyer I have used! Helped me tremendously! If you need a lawyer call them. Hands down the best!!!!!Diane MacNeilDiane MacNeil ★★★★★ Having Shane on your case is like sending a pit bull after any other dog - they may "bow up" to try to look bigger and stronger, but the pit is going to win in the long run!Milagros YatesMilagros Yates ★★★★★ This is the best law firm in Dallas Tx. This is my second case with this law firm, If I ever have another case I will go right back to him.
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Mullen & Mullen Awarded Texas Top 10 Personal Injury Settlements 2021 by Top VerdictIf you were hurt in a commercial vehicle or big truck accident, our skilled Fort Worth attorneys fight tenaciously to ensure the maximum available settlement while offering you the lowest contingency fee. We handle your case the way we would want our own case handled.

Mullen & Mullen is consistently recognized by TopVerdict for obtaining some of the largest recoveries in the entire state of Texas. In the last 3 years our firm made the Texas “Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements” list 43 times. One of those years we had 19 of the “Top 50” results and all of them were for clients injured in motor vehicle accidents. Our stellar results allow us to offer a below industry standard 29% pre-suit contingency fee which means more money in your pocket.

Our experienced local team has an incredibly strong work ethic and truly cares. We’ve been privileged to serve North Texas for over 40 years. This is our backyard. Call (817) 768-6680 now for a free consultation and some excellent advice.

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A Message From Our Managing Partner

Shane V. Mullen, Managing Partner, Mullen & Mullen Law Firm“We hold commercial drivers to a higher duty of responsibility – these are supposed to be professional drivers.”

When dealing with trucking and other commercial accident cases, it’s crucial to act swiftly. Insurance companies often dispatch defense attorneys and “crisis teams” to accident scenes in an attempt to minimize their liability and influence the direction of investigations. If you’ve been injured in a commercial vehicle collision, they are already devising strategies to delay, deny, defend, or even dismiss your claims.

Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum MembersIt’s not uncommon for vital evidence to mysteriously go missing or be lost altogether. That’s why, the moment Mullen & Mullen takes on a commercial case, we promptly send comprehensive spoliation letters and preservation demands for specific evidence.

Three Best Rated: Best Business of 2023Unlike many firms that only involve experts after a lawsuit is initiated, we routinely retain professionals such as accident reconstructionists, life care planners, and vocational rehabilitation consultants. We frequently conduct inspections and retrieve data from the electronic control modules of the vehicles involved. Our pre-litigation efforts significantly improve your chances of securing an early settlement within the limits of the insurance policy, sparing you the stress and expense of protracted legal battles.

Surprisingly, some attorneys refrain from engaging in a personal injury case until it’s ready for evaluation and presentation. By that time, the situation is usually beyond remedy. At Mullen & Mullen, our clients have direct access to their attorneys from the very beginning and at every stage of the case development process. In fact, most of our clients possess their attorney’s personal cell phone number.

You also deserve a firm with extensive medical expertise. Establishing a clear link between your injuries and the accident may appear straightforward but often proves otherwise. Some injuries don’t manifest on imaging studies. In other instances, your MRI might reveal a significant disc herniation or tendon/ligament tear, but it may also show asymptomatic spinal disc protrusions, bulges, herniations, minor joint cartilage tears, or arthritis, among other pre-existing conditions. Commercial insurance companies are likely to argue that your pain and discomfort are the result of these pre-existing conditions, rather than your actual injury, especially if there are no acute objective findings on imaging studies.

TopVerdict.com Top 10 Texas Truck Accident Settlements in 2020We recently represented a client whose MRI showed no abnormalities. We successfully argued that this lack of findings was expected, given her clinical diagnosis of facet joint syndrome, which isn’t reliant on imaging. Furthermore, we presented prior medical records indicating that she had never complained of similar symptoms before her accident. She underwent a rhizotomy procedure, and we retained a certified lifecare planner expert to calculate her future medical expenses since, even though her pain had temporarily resolved, there was no guarantee it wouldn’t return.

Ultimately, our client was overjoyed when we secured the full remaining liability policy limits of $968,844.03 without the need for litigation. We are extremely confident that this was one of the most substantial recoveries in Texas for facet joint injuries, made possible by our profound understanding of our client’s specific injury.

Shane Mullen

Shane Mullen, Attorney at Law

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Our Results Speak For Themselves

Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum Members(Gross Settlements Before Fees & Expenses)

We have achieved numerous multimillion-dollar settlements across all practice areas, but we are restricted from displaying some very large results due to settlement confidentiality. Here are a few recent results without confidentiality agreements:

  • $4,000,000.00 Wrongful death involving auto accident
  • $2,978,104.95 Motor vehicle accident
  • $2,550,000.00 Motor vehicle accident
  • $2,550,000.00 Client needed surgery after an automobile collision
  • $2,024,050.73 Client hit by a drunk driver and sustained a TBI and multiple broken bones
  • $1.3 million Client hit by commercial driver who sustained a TBI
  • $1 million Client hit by inattentive commercial driver
  • $1 million Client hit by negligent commercial motorist
  • $978,569.77 Client hit by commercial driver
  • $996,292.00 Client hit by truck driver
  • $960,576.60 Commercial driver hit by another commercial driver
  • $954,543.87 Commercial driver hit by another commercial driver
  • $925,000.00 Client hit by an inattentive motorist
  • $845,000.00 Client hit by truck driver

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Success Story: Winning a $962,500 Settlement for a Neck Injury in a Commercial Truck Accident

Million Dollar AdvocatesTo witness our legal expertise in action, delve into this concise narrative showcasing how a client secured a $962,500.00 settlement for a neck injury sustained in a commercial truck accident:

On a westward journey along US 287, a truck driver, regrettably, disregarded safety precautions and executed an unsafe lane change. This reckless maneuver resulted in a collision with another motorist who subsequently suffered a neck injury. It’s important to note that the injured party had a significant spine surgery in her medical history, potentially complicating matters, as insurance companies often exploit pre-existing conditions to reduce their liability.

However, we foresaw this potential argument and relied on the protective shield of Texas law, often referred to as “The Eggshell Doctrine.” Under this doctrine, plaintiffs are to be compensated for all injuries resulting from an accident, irrespective of whether pre-existing conditions contribute to the severity of those injuries.

In order to bolster the client’s case, our legal expert, Shane Mullen, recommended meticulous documentation of any new or exacerbated symptoms post-accident. This entailed securing medical records confirming the emergence of fresh symptoms necessitating multiple laminectomies to rectify damaged vertebrae.

When negotiations with the insurance company commenced, as anticipated, they contested that the accident’s impact couldn’t have warranted surgery. In response, Shane underscored the importance of the documented new symptoms and the fact that even a moderate accident could exacerbate pre-existing injuries.

In the end, the insurer yielded, agreeing to a settlement of $962,500.00. Furthermore, our client benefited from a reduced 29% case fee, saving $70,000, as the claim was resolved without the need for litigation.

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Why Choose Mullen & Mullen?

At Mullen & Mullen, we stand out as a top choice in the DFW area for the following reasons:

  • Four decades of established presence and a collective experience of over 95 years successfully handling commercial truck accident claims with situations similar to yours.
  • Enjoy direct communication with your attorney through phone calls and the convenience of texting your dedicated legal team 24/7.
  • Potentially secure thousands, if not tens of thousands, of additional dollars in your settlement, as we charge only a 29% contingency fee (while most firms charge 33.3%-35%) when your claim resolves outside of court—something that frequently occurs at Mullen & Mullen.
  • Save money with our in-house private investigators. Unlike most firms that outsource these services, our approach is cost-effective for you.
  • Access connections to medical professionals and institutions that postpone billing until after you’ve won your claim, easing your financial burden.
  • Benefit from our extensive network of resources, including auto repair, financial services, counseling, and more, to assist you during this challenging period.
  • Experience the compassion and approachability of our lawyers who are always ready to listen and support you.

A Little About Our Highly Skilled Attorneys

Attorney Shane V. Mullen, Managing Partner

Attorney Shane Mullen, Managing Partner at Mullen & Mullen Law Firm
Shane Mullen, Personal Injury Attorney

Managing Attorney, Shane V. Mullen has been handling truck accident cases for 21 years. He is “Top Rated” by Thompson Reuters who named him as a Texas Super Lawyer 3 consecutive years. Shane is also a lifetime member of both the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, solidifying his expertise in handling significant cases. He is also an esteemed member of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America, further attesting to his exceptional legal prowess. Shane brings hard-won, battle born knowledge to your case.

Attorney Joseph R. Morrison, Senior Associate

Attorney Joseph Morrison, Senior Associate Attorney at Mullen & Mullen Law Firm
Joseph Morrison, Personal Injury Attorney

With 18 years of truck accident experience, Attorney Joseph R. Morrison has established himself as a highly skilled legal professional. Notably, he served as counsel of record in a case that garnered recognition from VerdictSearch.com as a top 5 Premises liability (slip and fall) settlement in Texas. The defendant in this case was a Fortune 500 company with an annual revenue exceeding 11 billion. The specific case, Jeffrey Young v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., showcased Joe’s exceptional abilities in achieving favorable outcomes.The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers

Joe is a distinguished member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, solidifying his standing among the nation’s most esteemed legal practitioners. Furthermore, his membership in both the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums further attests to his expertise in handling substantial cases.

Attorney Regis L. Mullen, Founder

Regis L. Mullen, Attorney at Law - Personal Injury Lawyer
Regis Mullen, Founding Attorney

Attorney Regis L. Mullen, our Founder, received his Admission to practice law in 1967 and has 56 years of truck accident experience. Previously a Litigation Supervisor at Allstate Insurance Company, he knows all the tactics liability carriers use to deny or reduce personal injury settlements. Drawing upon his profound comprehension of the inner workings of the insurance industry, Regis established a law firm dedicated to meeting the legal needs of injured individuals in North Texas.

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Medical Diagnostics & Treatment with Deferred Billing

What Types of Car Accident Injuries Get Misdiagnosed? Our extensive network provides access to state-of-the-art medical diagnostics, along with well-established relationships with a wide range of healthcare professionals, including doctors, chiropractors, and surgeons, throughout Fort Worth and the entire state of Texas. The healthcare providers we recommend specialize in the treatment of individuals injured in various accidents and are willing to postpone invoicing until your case is fully resolved. This means that you won’t have to worry about medical bills until your claim is settled. Many physicians are hesitant to treat accident victims due to concerns about potential involvement in legal proceedings.

Are Your Medical Expenses Accumulating?

What is Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance & Should I Have It?Unfortunately, accidents involving large vehicles like semi-trucks often result in severe injuries, sometimes even fatalities. Consequently, substantial medical expenses can quickly pile up. The good news is that we can connect you with reputable medical professionals and healthcare institutions that are willing to defer payment until you successfully resolve your claim. This arrangement ensures that you won’t need to pay anything upfront out of your own pocket for the essential medical care you require.

Addressing Your Existing Medical Bills

If you’re concerned about your current outstanding medical bills, rest assured that we will assist you in resolving those as well. While your claim is pending, we can offer guidance on setting up manageable payment plans with healthcare providers to prevent any collection actions that might adversely affect your credit score.

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Testimonials From Clients Injured by Commercial Truck Drivers

Jennifer Foster’s Review

“I have three children under the ages of 6, the youngest one is disabled. I was unable to care for my children, after I was hit by an 18-wheeler. My financial support was lost. When I hired the Mullen & Mullen Law Firm, they immediately earned my trust. They made it easy for me.”

Josie Gonzales’s Review

“I was hit by a commercial vehicle… They made sure all my medical needs and expenses were taken care of. I have recovered from my injuries. Shane is a great attorney and I was awarded the maximum. I highly recommend this law firm. They were very professional & sincerely cared about me.”

Review from Shonye B.

“I was hit by a commercial truck while stopped at a stop light. Joseph did his absolute best to get me what I deserved. Mullen and Mullen are the best.

Review from Moll M.

“Joseph Morrison did a fabulous job with handling my accident with a commercial vehicle. I was injured and required surgery. Joseph made sure all my bills were covered and handled my case with a caring attitude making sure I received a good settlement. I truly appreciated Joseph and his staff! I would recommend Mullen and Mullen to family and friends.”

Review from Mark M

“My aunt had met with an accident when a truck rammed into her car. She had suffered severe injuries and had to be kept in the hospital for a long time. Needless to say, the expenses added up to quite a bit, so I was determined to fight for adequate compensation from the other party. It was my friend who recommended your firm to me. Mullen & Mullen is certainly different from the other law firms that I have come across so far. They offered me a free consultation and the contingency charges were very lenient. The best part is that they helped me through all the procedures and ensured that we received the money that was due.”

J. Melville’s Review

“Mullen and Mullen was incredible in terms of both how understanding they were to my problems as well as in settling my case quickly and fast. A truck from a local construction company ran into my parked car and pretty much totaled it a few months back. Initially they refused to pay me a dime, and even threatened to bury me in litigation. But as soon as Mullen & Mullen took up my case up, things went so much better. I was compensated for my loss, and I didn’t even have to go to court for it. Those guys do an incredible job.”

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Proven Experience and Exceptional Expertise

Top 10 Texas MVA Settlements in 2021Our distinguished Fort Worth attorneys at Mullen & Mullen secured a noteworthy achievement in 2021, clinching a spot in the “Top 10” truck accident personal injury settlements in Texas, as reported by TopVerdict.com. Remarkably, 19 of the “Top 50” personal injury settlements in Texas for the same year were attributed to Mullen & Mullen clients. Among these accolades, one of our claims ranked in the Top 10, eight ranked in the Top 11-20, and ten claimed positions in the Top 21-50, with several related to commercial vehicle accidents. This remarkable track record fuels our unwavering confidence in our ability to secure maximum compensation for you, especially when considering our reduced contingency fee.

The attorneys at Mullen & Mullen possess the expertise and experience required to effectively handle your commercial vehicle accident case. With a comprehensive grasp of trucking laws, regulations, and industry practices, our dedicated team has successfully navigated numerous claims, consistently achieving favorable outcomes for our clients. We are well-versed in the intricate nuances of these cases, encompassing accident investigations, pinpointing responsible parties, amassing evidence, and constructing a robust legal strategy.

In Fort Worth truck accident cases, Mullen & Mullen’s accomplished lawyers bring a wealth of knowledge and extensive expertise to the forefront, ensuring your legal representation is of the highest caliber.

Our Truck Accident Claims that made the “Top 50” Highest Settlements in Texas List in the Last 3 Years

  • $1,300,000; Motorist v. Commercial Driver
  • $1,000,000; Motorist v. Inattentive Commercial Driver
  • $1,000,000; 18-Wheeler Driver v. Commercial Motorist
  • $996,292; Auto Driver v. Commercial Truck Driver
  • $978,569.77; Auto Driver v. Commercial Driver
  • $968,844; Motorist v. Truck Driver
  • $960,576.60; Commercial Driver v. Commercial Driver
  • $954,543.87; Commercial Driver v. Commercial Driver
  • $845,000; Motorist v. Commercial Truck Driver
  • $663,354.69; Passenger in a Vehicle v. 18-Wheeler Driver
  • $600,000; Injured Driver v. Commercial Driver
  • $550,000; Motorist v. Tow Truck Driver
  • $542,350; Commercial Driver v. Negligent Motorist
  • $500,000; Injured Driver v. Commercial Driver
  • $425,000; Motorist v. Semi-Trailer Truck Driver
  • $350,000; Motorist v. 18-Wheeler Driver
  • $348,055; Professional Driver v. Negligent Motorist
  • $325,000; Commercial Driver v. Premises Owner

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Taking Responsibility for Commercial Drivers

Trucking and insurance companies often resist paying out claims, engaging in aggressive tactics and frequently delaying or denying legitimate claims. Fortunately, you have the advantage of our 95+ years of combined experience. For over four decades, we have been dedicated to assisting victims of commercial accidents. Our knowledge allows us to anticipate the insurance carrier’s moves before they make them. They are well aware of our reputation for ensuring you receive fair treatment.

Supporting Your Financial Needs During Claim Resolution

An unexpected accident can disrupt your life and leave you in need of immediate financial assistance. We have established relationships with major “law loan” companies that typically advance 5-10% of your potential final settlement value. We’ve negotiated favorable terms for Mullen & Mullen clients, offering lower interest rates. Once you retain us as your legal counsel, you can usually access a loan once liability and insurance coverage are confirmed. These law loan companies trust our case assessments due to our track record of success, making it an ideal solution if you have limited financial resources.

Prioritizing Case Quality Over Quantity

The responsibility to prove your claim falls on you, and failure to do so means no compensation for your injuries or financial losses. The compensation you receive depends on your attorney’s experience and dedication to securing maximum compensation. With over 95 years of combined experience, and because we prioritize quality over quantity, we handle fewer cases. This ensures that your case receives the time and attention necessary for you to be fully compensated for your damages.

Support for PTSD After Your Accident

Commercial truck accidents are highly stressful and can turn your life upside down. We have relationships with counselors who can help you cope with the aftermath. It’s common for injury victims to experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a motor vehicle collision. A counselor can assist you in managing stress, anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issues resulting from the accident.

Comprehensive Legal Assistance

Mullen & Mullen Law Firm in Fort Worth is committed to offering comprehensive legal support throughout the entire process. From the initial consultation to the resolution of your truck accident case, we will stand by your side, providing guidance, support, and aggressive representation. Our attorneys take the time to understand the specifics of your case, assess your damages, and develop a personalized strategy tailored to your unique needs. We do not operate as a volume firm with an assembly-line approach.

Thorough Investigation and Evidence Collection

Investigating a commercial truck accident demands specialized knowledge and resources. Our experienced team will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident scene, interview witnesses, and consult accident reconstruction experts when necessary to establish liability. Mullen & Mullen Law Firm routinely collects vital evidence, including black box data if available, to build a strong case on your behalf from the outset. In litigation, we can obtain additional evidence such as logbooks and maintenance records.

Identifying All Parties Responsible

Commercial truck accidents often involve multiple parties, each potentially liable for damages. Our skilled lawyers will diligently assess your case to identify all responsible parties, which may include the truck driver, trucking company, vehicle manufacturers, maintenance providers, and others. Holding all liable parties accountable is crucial to ensure you receive full compensation.

Aggressive Negotiation and Litigation

Mullen & Mullen will vigorously negotiate with insurance companies and opposing counsel to secure a fair settlement covering your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, impairment, and other damages from the truck accident. If a fair settlement is not attainable, our top-rated lawyers are prepared to take your case to court and continue to fight tirelessly on your behalf. Mullen & Mullen Law Firm attorneys have a proven track record of success in the courtroom and strong relationships with top litigators across the State of Texas.

Client-Centric Approach

At our Fort Worth law firm, you are more than just a case number. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges you may face after a commercial truck accident. That’s why we prioritize open and honest communication, keeping you informed about your case’s progress, and addressing any concerns or questions you may have. Mullen & Mullen Law Firm offers compassionate support and personalized attention, always putting your best interests at the forefront of our legal strategy.

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Case Studies About Truck Accident Claims We’ve Settled

You Can Afford The Best Truck Accident Lawyer in Fort Worth Because You Pay Nothing Until After You Win

Rest assured that you won’t have to reach into your wallet until your settlement victory is secured. What’s more, choosing Mullen & Mullen Law Firm can put thousands more dollars in your pocket at the conclusion of your case. We charge a mere 29% contingency fee, a substantial savings compared to the industry standard of 33.3% to 35% for settlements without litigation. This 4.3% reduction can make a significant difference. For instance, on a $500,000 truck accident settlement, it translates to an extra $21,500 in your hands.

Common Types of Injuries Resulting from Trucking Accidents

Truck accidents can have catastrophic consequences due to the significant size and weight disparity between commercial trucks and passenger vehicles. These incidents often lead to severe injuries that can have enduring physical, emotional, and financial ramifications for victims. Familiarizing oneself with the most prevalent types of injuries sustained in commercial truck accidents is essential for both accident survivors and their legal representatives in the pursuit of compensation and justice.

Head Injuries

Truck accidents frequently result in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), which can range from mild concussions to severe brain damage. The sudden impact or violent jolt can cause the head to collide with objects within the vehicle, leading to cognitive impairments, memory loss, concentration difficulties, personality changes, and long-term complications. Swift diagnosis and appropriate medical intervention are imperative for managing and treating TBIs.

Spinal Cord Injuries

The forceful impact of a truck accident can damage the spinal cord, resulting in partial or complete paralysis. Spinal cord injuries often entail a loss of sensation, impaired motor function, and a substantial impact on an individual’s daily life. Recovery usually necessitates rehabilitation, adaptive equipment, and ongoing care for individuals with spinal cord injuries.

Back and Neck Injuries

Whiplash, herniated discs, spinal fractures, facet joint syndrome, and other back and neck injuries are common in truck accidents. The abrupt jerking motion during a collision can strain or damage muscles, ligaments, and vertebrae, leading to chronic pain, limited mobility, and long-term discomfort. Recovery may require physical therapy, pain management, and in some cases, surgical interventions.

Broken Bones and Fractures

The immense force involved in truck accidents can result in fractures and broken bones throughout the body, affecting limbs, ribs, pelvis, and even the skull. These injuries often demand immediate medical attention, surgical procedures, immobilization using casts or braces, and extensive rehabilitation to restore functionality.

Internal Injuries

Truck accidents may cause significant internal injuries due to the collision’s impact. Organs like the liver, spleen, kidneys, or lungs may sustain damage, resulting in internal bleeding, organ failure, and life-threatening conditions. Timely medical evaluation and treatment are critical for addressing internal injuries, which may not manifest immediately.

Cuts, Lacerations, and Bruises

The shattered glass, debris, and objects inside a vehicle can lead to cuts, lacerations, and severe bruising. These injuries can vary from minor wounds to deep lacerations requiring stitches or reconstructive surgery. In certain instances, scarring or disfigurement may occur, causing both physical and emotional distress.

Burns

Truck accidents involving fires or explosions can cause burn injuries, which can range from first-degree burns to more severe third-degree burns affecting deeper layers of the skin and underlying tissues. Burn injuries typically necessitate specialized medical treatment, including wound care, skin grafts, and extensive rehabilitation.

Psychological Trauma

Truck accidents can have a profound psychological impact on individuals involved. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and phobias are common psychological consequences. Victims may experience flashbacks, nightmares, social withdrawal, and difficulty resuming daily activities. Psychological support and therapy are vital for their recovery.

It’s important to note that the severity and type of injuries can vary based on various factors, including collision speed, angle of impact, use of safety restraints, and the size of the vehicles involved. Seeking immediate medical attention after a commercial truck accident is crucial, even if injuries may not initially appear severe, as some injuries may exhibit delayed onset symptoms.

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Regarding Claims for Accidents Involving Commercial Trucks

Claims involving accidents with commercial trucks are notably complex, involving significant risks. The seasoned attorneys at Mullen & Mullen possess the essential expertise, abilities, and financial resources required to confront the trucking firms and their insurance providers to secure compensation. We ensure that the responsible driver and their employer are held accountable for the harm caused.

A Trucking Company’s Private Investigator May Covertly Record You

It’s crucial to be cautious during your recovery period, as insurance firms may exploit any situation to their advantage, especially when commercial trucks like 18-wheelers are involved, due to their high insurance policy limits, typically around $1,000,000. These companies and their insurers, equipped with specialized departments for handling such claims, might go to lengths including secret surveillance to undermine your case.

Our Firm Utilizes In-House Private Investigators for Your Case

Mullen & Mullen boasts a team of two dedicated in-house accident investigators adept at securing essential evidence swiftly, including the Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report when accessible. They proactively document the accident scene and involved vehicles through photographs and videos, and strive to identify witnesses to solidify your claim. In instances where the police report does not mention witnesses, they are skilled in searching the area to find any additional eyewitnesses.

Our Legal Team Engages in Comprehensive Witness Interaction

Our attorneys are diligent in interviewing witnesses and securing affidavits to strengthen your case. They also conduct thorough public records searches and make use of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to obtain various records related to the accident, including details on the truck driver and the employing company.

What Organizations May Have Records Related to My Truck Accident?

Depending on the facts and circumstances of your collision, the following agencies may have documents that could assist your personal injury case:

  1. Texas Department of Public Safety
  2. United States Department of Transportation
  3. Federal Highway Administration
  4. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  5. Federal Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety
  6. National Driver Register
  7. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  8. National Transportation Safety Board
  9. Texas Department of Transportation
  10. Texas Transportation Commission

Our lawyers routinely request documents from various government entities. If you retain Mullen & Mullen Law Firm, we will quickly and efficiently secure all available documents that could be helpful in your case including police officer body worn camera footage when available.

What Texas Rules and Regulations are Commercial Drivers and Trucking Companies Subjected to?

18-wheeler drivers and the companies they work for are generally subject to a substantial number of rules and regulations. Depending on the circumstances of your case, the following could be applicable:

  1. Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations
  2. State of Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations
  3. State of Texas Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  4. Texas Transportation Code

Our attorneys are knowledgeable regarding various rules and regulations applicable to commercial truck drivers. We will identify any possible violations by the trucking company and its driver.

Initiating Claims for Damages After a Truck Accident

When it comes to seeking compensation for injuries and damages following a collision with a commercial truck, the timing of filing insurance claims is crucial. Don’t assume that a simple apology from the truck driver at the scene guarantees liability acceptance by the trucking company or its insurer. Commercial semi-truck drivers often operate under a point system, and the fear of losing their commercial driver’s license can incentivize them to be less than truthful.

Which Claims Should You Establish with the Trucking or Your Insurance Company?

After an 18-wheeler accident, you may have multiple insurance claims to set up. Here are some potential claims we can assist you in establishing:

  • A liability claim against the 18-wheeler driver for property damage and injury damages.
  • A liability claim against the company the truck driver was employed by at the time of the accident, covering property damage and injury damages.
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits through your own auto insurance policy, reimbursing you for medical expenses and lost income if you cannot work.
  • Medical Payments (MedPay) benefits through your insurance or the at-fault party’s insurance, with the possibility of offset if you obtain a settlement.

What Are the Typical Liability Limits for Commercial Vehicle Policies?

Most policies offer coverage of at least $250,000 per person and $500,000 per accident. Often, these policies have higher limits, such as $1,000,000 per person and $2,000,000 per accident.

For instance, if three individuals are injured in the same semi accident, and the at-fault driver’s policy limits are $250,000 per person and $500,000 per accident, a single person could receive a maximum of $250,000, and the liability carrier’s total payout would not exceed $500,000, even if the combined damages exceeded this amount.

Exploring all potential sources of insurance coverage is crucial if you’ve suffered severe or life-altering injuries in an 18-wheeler accident. Our Dallas attorneys excel at investigating whether separate insurance policies or an umbrella policy may cover the semi-tractor-trailer, thus maximizing your potential recovery.

Does the Driver’s Employment Status Matter?

Yes, the employment status of the driver does matter. Employers are generally not held liable for the negligent actions of independent contractors. However, Texas follows the doctrine of Respondeat Superior, making companies liable for the negligent actions or omissions of employees while they are performing tasks for the company. For example, if you were injured in an 18-wheeler accident involving a Swift Transportation truck, both the driver and Swift Transportation would be suitable defendants in a lawsuit.

The amount of available insurance proceeds may depend on whether the semi-tractor-trailer driver was an independent contractor (covering the driver only) or an employee (covering both the driver and the trucking company). Our lawyers are well-versed in the criteria used to determine the driver’s status and can make legal arguments to establish employee status, even if the trucking company claims the driver was an independent contractor.

The company’s insurance policy limits may not be a concern if they have substantial assets. For instance, if you’ve suffered severe injuries due to a JB Hunt 18-wheeler, you might not need to worry about insurance limits, as JB Hunt possesses significant assets that could be subject to a judgment.

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Repairing or Replacing Your Vehicle After a Commercial Truck Accident

Is it advisable to use the repair shop suggested by the trucking company’s insurance?

Absolutely not. The repair shops suggested by the insurance provider of the trucking company are chosen because they often charge less for repairs. This is advantageous for both the trucking company and its insurance provider, as it helps them argue that the damage to your vehicle indicates you were involved in a “minor” accident. It’s better to get an estimate from an auto dealership or choose a body shop yourself.

Will I Receive a Rental Car After a Commercial Truck Accident?

Yes, you typically receive a rental car if your vehicle can be repaired and is not a total loss. If your car is repairable and drivable, you’re usually entitled to a comparable rental vehicle for the duration it takes to repair your car. However, if your vehicle is considered a total loss, you’re most likely to receive only the fair market value of your car, and insurance companies generally do not cover the cost of a rental vehicle once your car is deemed a total loss.

How Can I Get a Rental Car After the Accident?

Certainly, our attorneys are available to assist in arranging a rental vehicle for you while your car is being repaired or while it’s being assessed by the trucking company’s insurance carrier as a total loss.

Am I Eligible for Compensation for My Car’s Diminished Value?

In most cases, yes. Claiming compensation for diminished value often necessitates an expert assessment. Our law firm is willing to front the cost for an expert report if the damage to your vehicle justifies such a claim.

What Compensation Can I Expect if My Vehicle is a Total Loss?

If your vehicle is totaled in an accident involving an 18-wheeler, you are entitled to the fair market value of your car. This valuation is based on the price of similar vehicles in the market, not on figures from the Kelly Blue Book or NADA Book Value.

Securing a Law Loan

Do companies exist that loan money based on securing an interest in your settlement?

Yes, but many of these law loan companies charge a ridiculous interest rate. Most law loan companies require you to be represented to qualify for a loan. Our legal team routinely help clients secure loans that charge a flat fee, as opposed to a continuously compounding loan. This sometimes saves our clients thousands of dollars.

Seeking Essential Medical Care After an Accident

Is it necessary to visit the hospital for pain and discomfort? Yes, it is. Experiencing pain or discomfort after being involved in a collision with an 18-wheeler or a commercial vehicle warrants a medical examination for your safety. Given the immense weight of large semi-tractor-trailers, it’s prudent to err on the side of caution and undergo a medical check-up. This is not only a safety measure but also crucial in dealing with the trucking company’s insurance, which may claim your injuries were minor if you refrain from seeking immediate medical attention.

Handling Medical Bills Paid by Health Insurance

In instances where your health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid covers medical expenses for injuries sustained in a truck accident, these entities typically have a right—known as subrogation—to be reimbursed from your settlement. While the reimbursement amount varies, our team at the Dallas-based Mullen & Mullen Law Firm frequently negotiates reduced claims on health insurance or workers’ compensation liens.

Finding Medical Providers for Truck Accident Injuries

Despite some doctors’ reluctance to treat truck accident injury cases due to potential legal entanglements, there are healthcare professionals who specialize in treating such injuries. Mullen & Mullen Law Firm, leveraging our four decades of experience, facilitates access to healthcare providers skilled in managing injuries from commercial truck accidents. We can guide you to local doctors who will defer their fees until the resolution of your case, working with a network of specialized physicians, therapists, and medical facilities willing to postpone payment until your claim is settled.

Recovering Lost Wages Due to the Accident

It’s possible to recover lost wages resulting from the accident. Documenting your earnings loss comprehensively is crucial as the trucking or insurance company will scrutinize this claim. Our attorneys have successfully secured lost wages for accident victims using various forms of evidence, including affidavits, correspondence, and financial documents. We have represented clients unable to meet their job’s physical demands due to injuries, assisting them until they could return to work safely.

Compensating for Loss of Earning Capacity

You may also be eligible for compensation for future loss of earning capacity, which represents the income you will lose over your lifetime adjusted for current value due to your injuries. Our legal team employs economists and vocational experts to substantiate claims for past and future earnings losses.

Additional Financial Compensation

Beyond the aforementioned damages, you might be entitled to compensation for:

  • Past and future medical expenses deemed reasonable and necessary
  • Automobile repair and replacement costs
  • Diminished value of your vehicle

Mullen & Mullen Law Firm often engages life care planners for cases involving severe, life-changing injuries to ensure comprehensive future care planning. We cover the initial costs for expert reports needed for clients facing long-term disabilities.

Compensation for Non-Economic Damages in Commercial Truck Accidents

Following a commercial truck accident, you may be eligible for compensation that addresses non-economic damages, which include:

  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Past and future mental anguish
  • Past and future physical impairment
  • Other types of non-economic damages

Unlike economic damages, which can be quantified (e.g., lost wages), non-economic damages such as pain, suffering, and mental anguish do not have a fixed monetary value. For instance, if an accident caused you to miss work for four months, with a monthly income of $5,000, your economic loss is clearly $20,000. However, quantifying the personal experiences of pain, suffering, and mental distress requires a more nuanced approach, often determined at the discretion of a jury.

At Mullen & Mullen Law Firm, we recognize the power of personal storytelling in conveying the extent of your non-economic damages. We often prepare a “day in the life” video, leveraging our in-house videographer, to showcase the real impact of your injuries on your daily life. This approach can significantly influence the settlement value, offering a vivid illustration of your unique circumstances and the accident’s toll on your life.

It’s important to have a comprehensive evaluation of your case to identify all potential damages, as this list is not exhaustive.

Eligibility for Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are awarded to penalize particularly reckless or grossly negligent behavior. In Texas, securing these damages can be challenging and requires a thorough case evaluation. Every incident involving an 18-wheeler or commercial vehicle should be assessed for the possibility of punitive damages, especially under circumstances indicating recklessness or gross negligence, such as:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Violation of mandatory rest periods
  • Failure to secure cargo properly
  • Reckless speeding

Assessing Your Claim’s Value

Many attorneys might predict overly optimistic outcomes, but the true value of your claim hinges on the specifics of your injuries and factors that might influence a jury, like evidence of the driver’s negligence at the time of the accident. At Mullen & Mullen, we base our assessment of your claim’s potential value on a thorough review of all relevant case materials and the insurance adjuster’s arguments. We believe in providing realistic expectations, akin to expecting a surgeon to review medical records before offering a prognosis.

Significantly, claims involving objective injuries (e.g., fractures, herniated discs, or conditions requiring surgical intervention) are typically viewed as having greater value compared to more minor injuries like sprains or strains. Our firm is committed to a detailed and honest evaluation to guide you through understanding the potential outcomes of your case.

Addressing Partial Negligence in Truck Accident Claims

In instances where you’re found partially at fault in a commercial truck accident, the degree of your negligence impacts your compensation. Should the jury find you 20% responsible in a scenario where $50,000 in damages is awarded, your compensation would be adjusted to $40,000, reflecting your share of the fault. However, you’re not disqualified from receiving compensation unless found more than 50% at fault. Even with a 50/50 fault division, you could still recover half of the awarded damages.

Understanding “Reasonable and Necessary” Medical Expenses

Under Texas law, you’re entitled to seek reimbursement for medical expenses deemed reasonable and necessary. It’s common for trucking companies to challenge the necessity or reasonableness of medical treatments, often employing a medical expert for a peer review of the treatments.

The Significance of Pre-existing Conditions

Our practice carefully examines your medical history to leverage the “Eggshell Plaintiff” doctrine when applicable. Reviewing your medical records before the accident provides crucial evidence to support claims of pain, suffering, mental anguish, and physical impairment.

Deciding Against the Trucking Company’s Final Settlement Offer

You maintain the right to reject the final settlement offer from the trucking company, opting instead to sue both the driver and their employer.

To Settle or to Sue?

Deciding whether to settle or initiate a lawsuit is a critical decision that should be made based on the specifics of your case. It’s important to consider:

  • Attorney Fees: Engaging in litigation usually results in higher legal fees.
  • Case Expenses: Costs associated with commercial truck accident claims tend to spike during litigation.
  • Time Commitment: Litigation can extend for 9-12 months, consuming considerable time.
  • Negotiation Leverage: Health insurance or workers’ compensation providers might be more amenable to reducing liens before litigation begins.
    Ultimately, an early settlement offer might net you more, even if it seems lower, once you factor in increased expenses and the time involved in litigation.

Securing Records from the Truck’s Daily Log and Driver Management System

Understanding Daily Logs and Driver Management Systems

Commercial truck drivers are subject to strict regulations regarding the number of hours they can drive consecutively, necessitating periodic rest stops. The truck’s daily log records the distance covered by the driver in a day, while the driver management system provides detailed insights including the truck’s location, hours spent driving, and details about the cargo’s weight and distribution.

The Importance of the Driver’s Qualification File

The Driver Qualification File, as outlined in Title 49 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (parts 382, 383, and 391), is crucial for verifying a driver’s eligibility and safety training. These documents, combined with the driver’s personal and professional history, are key in assessing their qualification for operating the vehicle safely.

Leveraging GPS Data for Your Claim

GPS data, if accessible, becomes a powerful tool in litigation, offering precise details on the truck’s whereabouts, timing, and the path it followed. It’s imperative to engage legal representation promptly to ensure the issuance of a spoliation letter, which mandates the preservation of essential evidence like GPS data for your claim.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Personal Injury Attorneys Shane Mullen & Joseph Morrison
Attorneys Shane Mullen & Joseph Morrison

Call (817) 768-6680 to talk to a Fort Worth truck accident attorney right now. We won’t put any pressure on you to hire us on the spot. Simply learn how we’ll approach your case and get some excellent free advice. Make your decision only when you feel 100% ready. Do remember though, that the Texas statute of limitations gives you just 2 years from the date of your accident to file a claim.

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