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Chad BurnettChad Burnett
16:28 30 Oct 23
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. Burnett
Diane WallaceDiane Wallace
17:43 26 Oct 23
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
17:38 04 Oct 23
Highly recommend this law firm, Josh took care of my case he was very nice and professional along with everyone else.
Zac CanidaZac Canida
17:14 26 Sep 23
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!
sisay Aberasisay Abera
15:50 13 Sep 23
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 Firm
Terrie RachallTerrie Rachall
20:13 28 Jul 23
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!!
Alex MalcolmAlex Malcolm
22:05 17 May 23
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.
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!!!
Camry AdamsCamry Adams
16:21 14 Dec 22
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.
14:57 01 Oct 22
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.
Paul SPaul S
21:36 05 Sep 22
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.
Larry JohnsonLarry Johnson
17:00 06 Jul 22
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!
yolanda Rodriguezyolanda Rodriguez
23:17 15 Jun 22
I love they way they work and communication is the best, they will reach out to you and see if you need anything. Questions you have them they will answer you. Josh is an excelente person that help me so much he was always there for me and if I called him he would return my call as fast as he could. He explained everything I asked and I was really comfortable with him. Josh you are an awesome person. Thank you for everything. I love their services n I would highly reconmand them. Mullen and Mullen are there for you as soon as you call them.
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In the last 3 years, we’ve made TopVerdict’s annual Texas “Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements” list 43 times.

2022 Texas Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements Mullen & Mullen
2021 Texas Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements Mullen & Mullen
Award for Texas Top 20 Personal Injury Settlements 2021 by Top Verdict
2021 Texas Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements Mullen & Mullen
2020 Texas Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements Mullen & Mullen
2019 Texas Top 20 Settlements All Practice Areas Mullen & Mullen

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Top Trucking Accident Lawyers Who Settle For More


If 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.

What Your Attorney Says

“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.

It’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.

Unlike 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.

We 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 V. Mullen

Our Results Speak For Themselves

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:

Work Accident

Wrongful Death

Vehicle Accident

Vehicle Accident

Vehicle Accident

Premises Liability

Why Choose Mullen & Mullen to Handle Your Case?

According to, our Dallas attorneys consistently achieve some of the highest recoveries in the state of Texas. As a matter of fact, in the last three years we’ve made their “Texas Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements” list 43 times. For example, in 2021 one of our claims made the Top 10 list, eight made the Top 11-20 list, and ten made the Top 21-50 list. When you factor in our reduced 29% contingency fee, we are confident we will help you recover more. At Mullen & Mullen, we pride ourselves on routinely recovering full policy limits for our clients without the necessity of costly and time-consuming litigation.

We have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic technology through well-established relationships with medical doctors, surgeons, physical therapists, chiropractors, neurologists, counselors, and other healthcare providers in the entire DFW Metroplex. You receive the quality medical attention you need from local providers near where you live or work. These providers specialize in treating people hurt in accidents of all kinds and they know how to properly document injuries to meet the legal burden of proof in your personal injury case. These providers are also willing to delay billing collections until after your case is resolved so you can focus on recovering without additional stress. Physicians that don’t routinely treat accident victims as part of their practice usually turn away patients over fear of being involved in the legal process or fear of health insurance companies refusing to pay accident-related healthcare bills. Please call us at 214-747-5240 for a free consultation and some advice.

Even if you don’t have health insurance or can’t afford your deductible, Mullen & Mullen will secure you the quality healthcare and state-of-the art diagnostics you deserve with no upfront out of pocket costs.

Shane, Joseph and Regis have almost 100 years of combined experience practicing personal injury law. That doesn’t even include the combined experience of the attorneys that serve as of-counsel to Mullen & Mullen at no additional cost to our clients. Our firm continues to evolve, but we never forget our Core Values. We do the right thing, handle cases the way we would want our own case handled, and we truly listen to clients. We have over 40 years of local knowledge, and that matters!

Some lawyers forget that they represent the client, but we never have. Our legal team will make YOU the priority. You are the boss, and we will respond quickly to your requests for case updates and assistance. We guarantee that when you need to speak to your counsel, you will speak directly to your counsel, not to a paralegal or secretary, because that’s the way it should be.

Most firms hire an investigator to help develop evidence on your case and charge you back for that service. Our firm, however, has 2 full-time accident investigators on staff and we offer their services to you for free. This is another way we will maximize your compensation.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Video footage is worth a lot more. Our in-house videographer allows us to capture the true impact the accident has on your life beyond mere words on a piece of paper.

When necessary, Mullen & Mullen Law Firm uses cutting edge technology like 3D imaging videos to fully demonstrate the extent of our clients’ injuries to the insurance companies. This also helps maximize the value of your claim.

Mullen & Mullen’s attorneys live and work right here in Dallas, and always have. We believe in paying our success forward by helping people in the North Texas community, and are dedicated to supporting these local charities.

About Our Highly Skilled Attorneys

Attorney Shane V. Mullen, Managing Partner
Shane V. Mullen, Attorney at Law

Shane V. Mullen, Managing Partner

Our Managing Partner, Shane V. Mullen, has been handling personal injury 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
Joseph R. Morrison, Attorney at Law

Joseph R. Morrison, Senior Associate

With 18 years of personal injury 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 as a top 5 Premises liability (slip and fall) verdict 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.

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.

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum member

Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Both Shane and Joseph are lifetime members of the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, meaning they have each settled cases in excess of two million. This solidifies their expertise in handling significant personal injury cases.

Regis L. Mullen, Founding Attorney
Regis L Mullen, Attorney at Law

Regis L. Mullen, Founder

Our Founder, Attorney Regis L. Mullen, has 56 years of personal injury experience. Regis received his Admission to practice law in 1967. 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.


To 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.

Need More Reasons to Choose Mullen 7 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.

Are Your Medical Expenses Accumulating?

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.

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.”


Our 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 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


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

We’ll come to your home or hospital room if it makes it easier on you! Phone and Zoom consultations are also available. You can call us, or use the form or chat feature on this page to request a free consultation now.


Mullen & Mullen Law Firm
9500 Ray White Rd #241
Fort Worth, TX 76244
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