Top-rated Truck Accident Lawyers in Plano, 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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Awarded Texas Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements 2020 by Top VerdictIf you were hurt in a commercial vehicle or big truck accident, our skilled Plano 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.

Special Offer 29% Discounted Attorney FeeMullen & 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 (972) 947-3370 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.”

Accidents involving commercial vehicles demand a swift and strategic response. Insurance companies often dispatch defense attorneys and “crisis teams” to accident scenes in a bid to minimize the company’s liability and influence the investigative process. If you’ve suffered injuries in a commercial vehicle collision, rest assured that they’re already formulating tactics to delay, deny, defend, or even dismiss your claims.

Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum MembersIt’s not uncommon for crucial evidence to mysteriously vanish or be misplaced. That’s precisely why, as soon as you enlist the services of Mullen & Mullen for commercial cases, we promptly issue comprehensive spoliation letters and preservation demands for specific evidence.

Three Best Rated: Best Business of 2023While many law firms refrain from engaging experts until a lawsuit is filed, we take a different approach. We consistently retain experts such as accident reconstructionists, life care planners, and vocational rehabilitation consultants. We routinely conduct inspections and extract data from the electronic control modules of the vehicles involved. Our pre-litigation efforts significantly enhance your chances of securing an early settlement within the confines of the insurance policy limits, sparing you the stress and expense of protracted legal battles.

Remarkably, some attorneys only step into a personal injury case when it’s ripe for evaluation and presentation, leaving little room for corrective action. At Mullen & Mullen, our clients enjoy access to their attorneys right from the beginning and throughout every phase of case development. In fact, most of our clients possess their attorney’s personal cell phone number.

In addition to legal expertise, you also deserve a firm with an extensive understanding of medical intricacies. Establishing the connection between your injuries and the accident may appear straightforward but is often far from it. Some injuries may not manifest on imaging studies, while at other times, an MRI may reveal a significant disc herniation or tendon/ligament tear alongside other pre-existing conditions like spinal disc protrusions, minor cartilage tears, or arthritis. Commercial insurance companies are prone to attributing your pain and discomfort to these pre-existing conditions rather than your actual injury if there are no acute, objective findings in imaging studies.

TopVerdict.com Top 10 Texas Truck Accident Settlements in 2020Recently, we represented a client with a completely normal MRI. We successfully argued that this was expected since her diagnosis was clinical, not reliant on imaging, and we presented prior medical records demonstrating no prior complaints of similar symptoms. She underwent a rhizotomy procedure, and we enlisted a certified lifecare planner expert to calculate her future medical costs, acknowledging that her pain may resurface in the future. Ultimately, we secured the full remaining liability policy limits of $968,844.03 for our client without the need for litigation. This achievement stands as one of the most substantial recoveries in Texas for facet joint injuries, made possible through 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 AdvocatesIf you want to witness our legal expertise in action, take a moment to delve into this compelling case, illustrating how one of our clients secured a substantial $962,500.00 settlement for a neck injury sustained in a commercial truck accident:

The incident revolved around a truck driver traveling west on US 287, who regrettably failed to exercise due diligence, resulting in an unsafe lane change. This maneuver led to a collision with another motorist, inflicting a severe neck injury. Notably, the injured party also had a significant history of prior spine surgery.

Tragically, insurance companies often leverage pre-existing medical conditions to diminish their financial obligations. It was our foresight that led us to anticipate their potential argument, claiming that a portion of the injuries suffered by the motorist was attributable to her previous spine surgery.

While it may indeed be the case that prior surgery could influence current injuries, Texas law adheres to the “Eggshell Doctrine.” This doctrine mandates that a plaintiff should be compensated for all injuries resulting from the accident, regardless of whether pre-existing conditions exacerbate them. In essence, one must take the plaintiff as they are found.

In order to bolster our client’s case, Shane Mullen recommended meticulous documentation of any new or exacerbated symptoms. This entailed obtaining medical records detailing any fresh symptoms that became apparent after the accident. The client underwent multiple laminectomies to rectify damaged vertebrae.

When negotiations with the insurance company commenced, their predictable stance was that the accident’s force could not have necessitated surgery. Shane skillfully directed attention to the documented new symptoms and highlighted the fact that even a moderate accident could worsen pre-existing injuries.

In the end, the insurer was compelled to disburse an impressive $962,500.00. What’s more, our client benefited from a reduced case fee of 29%, saving her $70,000, as her claim was resolved without the need for a lawsuit!

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Why Choose Mullen & Mullen?

Mullen & Mullen stands out as your top choice in the DFW area for several compelling reasons:

  • A solid 40-year track record in the industry, coupled with a collective experience exceeding 95 years, consistently achieving success in commercial truck accident claims similar to yours.
  • Immediate access to your attorney via phone and the convenience of texting your dedicated legal team around the clock, ensuring you’re always in touch.
  • The potential to put thousands, if not tens of thousands, of extra dollars in your pocket due to our competitive 29% contingency fee, significantly lower than the industry norm of 33.3%-35%, particularly when your claim is resolved outside of court—an outcome frequently achieved by Mullen & Mullen.
  • Substantial cost savings courtesy of our in-house private investigators, in contrast to most firms that outsource these services at a higher expense to you.
  • Access to a network of healthcare professionals and facilities willing to postpone billing until your claim is successfully settled.
  • Comprehensive connections to various essential services you may require during this challenging period, including auto repair, financial assistance, counseling, and more.
  • Approachable and compassionate attorneys who are always ready to lend a listening ear.

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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Advanced Medical Diagnosis and Treatment with Deferred Billing

What Types of Car Accident Injuries Get Misdiagnosed? We provide access to state-of-the-art medical diagnostics and have established strong relationships with a network of healthcare professionals, including doctors, chiropractors, surgeons, and various medical specialists in Plano and throughput the entire state of Texas. Our recommended providers specialize in treating individuals who have sustained injuries in accidents of all types, and they are willing to postpone billing until after your case has been resolved. This means that you won’t have to pay any medical expenses until your claim has been completely settled. Many physicians are hesitant to treat accident victims due to concerns about potential legal proceedings.

Are Your Medical Expenses Accumulating Rapidly?

What is Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance & Should I Have It?Accidents involving large vehicles such as semi-trucks and commercial vehicles often result in severe injuries, sometimes even fatalities. Unfortunately, these major injuries come with a pile of medical bills that continue to accumulate. Fortunately, we can connect you with reputable medical professionals and healthcare facilities that are willing to delay payment until you successfully resolve your claim. This means that you won’t have to pay anything upfront for the medical care you require and deserve.

Managing Your Existing Medical Bills

Concerned about how to handle your existing medical bills? Rest assured, we can assist you in resolving those as well. While your claim is pending, we can guide you on establishing manageable payment plans with healthcare providers to prevent collection efforts that could 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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Expertise and Proficiency

Top 10 Texas MVA Settlements in 2021Our distinguished team of Plano attorneys at Mullen & Mullen achieved a significant accolade in 2021, securing a place in the Texas “Top 10” for truck accident personal injury settlements, as recognized by TopVerdict.com. Impressively, 19 of the Texas “Top 50” personal injury settlements in the same year were secured on behalf of Mullen & Mullen clients. Among these, one of our claims ranked in the Top 10, eight fell within the Top 11-20 category, and ten secured spots in the Top 21-50 list. Many of these achievements were related to commercial vehicle accidents. This track record instills us with unwavering confidence in our ability to help you recover the maximum compensation, particularly when considering our reduced contingency fee.

Mullen & Mullen’s legal practitioners possess the skills and expertise essential for managing your commercial vehicle accident case. With an in-depth comprehension of trucking laws, regulations, and industry norms, our team has effectively handled numerous such claims, consistently achieving favorable outcomes for our clients. We are well-versed in navigating the intricacies of these cases, which include conducting thorough accident investigations, pinpointing responsible parties, amassing compelling evidence, and constructing a robust legal strategy.

In Plano truck accident cases, Mullen & Mullen’s seasoned attorneys bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the forefront, ensuring that your case is in capable hands. Our deep understanding of trucking laws, regulations, and industry practices, combined with our extensive track record, positions us as a trusted advocate for our clients. We are well-prepared to tackle the intricacies of these claims, from meticulously investigating the accident to identifying the liable parties, gathering vital evidence, and building a compelling case on your behalf.

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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We Uphold Accountability for Commercial Drivers

When it comes to handling claims involving commercial trucking accidents, the resistance from trucking companies and insurance providers can be formidable. They vigorously contest cases, often employing tactics to delay or deny legitimate claims. Fortunately, you have the advantage of our team’s combined experience spanning over 95 years. For four decades, we’ve been supporting victims of commercial accidents, giving us insight into insurance carriers’ strategies even before they execute them. They are well aware of our commitment to ensuring your fair treatment.

Easing Financial Burdens While Your Claim Progresses

The sudden aftermath of a trucking accident can disrupt your life and leave you in urgent need of financial support. We have established affiliations with major “law loan” companies, which typically advance 5-10% of your potential final settlement value. Through negotiations, we’ve secured lower interest rates for Mullen & Mullen clients. Once you engage us as your legal representation, access to a loan becomes available once liability and insurance coverage are confirmed. These law loan companies trust our case assessments due to our track record of success, offering a valuable solution if you lack other financial resources.

Quality Over Quantity: Devoting Time to Your Case

Successfully proving your claim is your responsibility, and without proper proof, you won’t receive compensation for your injuries or financial losses. The compensation you recover greatly depends on your attorney’s experience and dedication to securing maximum compensation. With our team’s 95+ years of combined experience and our focus on handling fewer cases, your situation will receive the time and attention it deserves, increasing your chances of a full recovery for your damages.

Support for PTSD After the Accident

A commercial truck accident can be a highly distressing experience, causing immense stress or even triggering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in many injury victims. We have connections with qualified counselors who can assist you in coping with the aftermath of your accident, addressing issues like stress, anxiety, depression, or any other mental health challenges you may be encountering.

Comprehensive Legal Assistance

At Mullen & Mullen Law Firm in Plano, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support throughout every stage of your truck accident case. From the initial consultation to the resolution, our lawyers will be by your side, offering guidance, unwavering support, and assertive representation. We take the time to fully comprehend your unique case, assess your damages, and tailor a personalized strategy to meet your specific needs. Our approach is far from that of a high-volume law firm; we prioritize quality over quantity.

Thorough Investigation and Evidence Collection

Investigating a commercial truck accident necessitates specialized knowledge and resources. Our skilled team, when required, conducts a meticulous examination of the accident scene, interviews witnesses, and consults with accident reconstruction experts to establish liability. Mullen & Mullen Law Firm also consistently collects critical evidence, including black box data when available, to build a robust case from the outset. If litigation becomes necessary, we can obtain other relevant evidence such as logbooks and maintenance records.

Identifying All Parties Responsible

Commercial truck accidents often involve multiple parties, each potentially accountable for the damages incurred. Our experienced attorneys diligently scrutinize the circumstances surrounding your case to identify all responsible parties. This may encompass the truck driver, the trucking company, vehicle manufacturers, maintenance providers, and others. Holding all liable parties accountable is vital in ensuring you receive the full compensation you are entitled to.

Assertive Negotiation and Litigation

Mullen & Mullen will engage in assertive negotiations with insurance companies and opposing counsel to secure a fair settlement covering medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental distress, impairment, and other damages stemming from the truck accident. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, our top-rated lawyers are prepared to litigate your case vigorously in court, drawing from their own successful track record as well as established relationships with leading litigators across the State of Texas.

Client-Centered Approach

At our Plano law firm, we recognize that you are not just a case number. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges you may face in the aftermath of a commercial truck accident. Therefore, we prioritize transparent and honest communication with our clients, keeping you informed about your case’s progress and addressing any questions or concerns you may have along the way. Mullen & Mullen Law Firm offers compassionate support and personalized attention, always placing 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 Plano Because You Pay Nothing Until After You Win

You won’t need to dip into your wallet until your settlement is secured. Moreover, Mullen & Mullen Law Firm charges only a 29% contingency fee, in contrast to the industry standard of 33.3%-35% for cases resolved without litigation. This 4.3% reduction can make a substantial difference. For instance, on a $500,000 truck accident settlement, it translates to an extra $21,500 in your pocket.

Common Types of Injuries Resulting from Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents can inflict catastrophic harm due to the significant size and weight disparity between commercial trucks and passenger vehicles. These accidents frequently lead to severe injuries with long-lasting physical, emotional, and financial repercussions for victims. Familiarizing oneself with the most prevalent types of injuries sustained in commercial truck accidents is vital for both accident victims and their legal advocates in their pursuit of compensation and justice.

Head Injuries

Truck accidents can result in traumatic brain injuries, ranging from mild concussions to severe brain damage. The abrupt impact or forceful jolt can cause the head to collide with objects inside the vehicle, leading to cognitive impairments, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, personality changes, and lasting complications. Swift diagnosis and appropriate medical treatment are crucial for managing and addressing traumatic brain injuries.

Spinal Cord Injuries

The forceful impact of a truck accident can harm the spinal cord, resulting in partial or complete paralysis. Spinal cord injuries can lead to sensory loss, impaired motor function, and a substantial impact on daily life. Rehabilitation, adaptive equipment, and long-term care are often necessary to support individuals dealing with spinal cord injuries.

Back and Neck Injuries

Whiplash, herniated discs, spinal fractures, facet joint syndrome, and other back and neck injuries are prevalent in truck accidents. The sudden jerking motion during a collision can strain or injure muscles, ligaments, and vertebrae, leading to chronic pain, limited mobility, and persistent 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 cause fractures and broken bones throughout the body, including limbs, ribs, pelvis, and the skull. These injuries typically necessitate immediate medical attention, surgical intervention, immobilization using casts or braces, and extensive rehabilitation to restore functionality.

Internal Injuries

Truck accidents can result in significant internal injuries due to the impact of the collision. Organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys, or lungs may be damaged, leading to internal bleeding, organ failure, and life-threatening conditions. Prompt medical evaluation and treatment are imperative for addressing internal injuries, as they may not manifest immediately.

Cuts, Lacerations, and Bruises

Shattered glass, debris, and objects within the vehicle can cause cuts, lacerations, and severe bruising. These injuries can range from minor wounds to deep lacerations requiring stitches or reconstructive surgery. In certain cases, scarring or disfigurement may occur, resulting in both physical and emotional distress.

Burns

Truck accidents involving fires or explosions can result in burn injuries. The severity of burns varies, from first-degree burns to more severe third-degree burns affecting deeper layers of the skin and underlying tissues. Burn injuries often demand specialized medical treatment, including wound care, skin grafts, and extensive rehabilitation.

Psychological Trauma

Truck accidents can profoundly affect individuals psychologically. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and phobias are common psychological consequences. Victims may experience flashbacks, nightmares, social withdrawal, and difficulties resuming daily activities. Psychological support and therapy are essential for their recovery.

It’s worth noting that the severity and nature of injuries can vary depending on factors such as collision speed, impact angle, seatbelt usage, and the size of the vehicles involved. Seeking immediate medical attention after a commercial truck accident is crucial, even if injuries initially appear minor, as some injuries may exhibit delayed onset symptoms.

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Regarding Claims Involving Commercial Truck Accidents

Claims related to accidents involving commercial trucks often involve significant stakes. The seasoned attorneys at Mullen & Mullen possess the requisite expertise, abilities, and financial resources to challenge both the trucking firms and their insurers to secure compensation for you. We are committed to ensuring that both the driver at fault and their employer are held accountable for your injuries.

The Possibility of Covert Surveillance by a Trucking Company’s Private Investigator

As you recuperate from your injuries, it’s important to be cautious about your surroundings. Insurance companies are known to use any available means to their advantage, especially when commercial vehicles like 18-wheelers are involved, due to their higher risk exposure. Typically, trucking companies are covered by liability insurance policies with a minimum value of $1 million, and many major insurers have specialized departments dedicated solely to handling these types of injury claims.

Our Law Firm Employs Dedicated Private Investigators

Mullen & Mullen Law Firm boasts a team of two dedicated in-house accident investigators who immediately seek to obtain the Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report when it’s accessible. They are diligent in photographing and filming all vehicles involved and the scene of the accident. They also strive to find any witnesses to bolster the case. If the police report does not mention any witnesses, our investigators are skilled in canvassing the area to find potential witnesses.

Our Legal Team’s Approach to Witness Interviews and Gathering Evidence

Our attorneys are adept at conducting interviews and securing affidavits from witnesses they manage to locate. They also perform searches of public records databases and make use of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to request various documents related to the accident, the semi-truck driver, and the company the driver works for.

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 Insurance Claims After a Commercial Truck Collision

When is the appropriate time to initiate claims for injuries and damages following a collision with a commercial vehicle? It’s crucial to start the process for various insurance claims as early as possible. Don’t assume responsibility will be acknowledged by the trucking firm or its insurer merely because the truck driver expressed regret at the incident site. Given that commercial drivers are subject to a point system which can affect their licensing, there’s often a significant incentive for them to avoid admitting fault.

Establishing Claims with the Trucking Firm or Your Own Insurer

After an accident involving an 18-wheeler, you may need to establish several insurance claims.

Here are some examples of potential claims we can assist you with:

  • A liability claim against the driver of the 18-wheeler for both property damage and injury.
  • A liability claim against the trucking company employing the driver at the accident time, covering both property damage and injuries.
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP) funds through your car insurance to cover medical bills and lost wages if you’re unable to work.
  • Medical Payments (MedPay) funds, either from your insurer or the responsible party’s insurer, to assist with medical expenses (settlements may affect this).
    Understanding the Liability Limits for Commercial Vehicles

Typically, commercial vehicle policies offer a minimum coverage of $250,000 per individual and $500,000 per accident. It’s not uncommon to see policies with limits up to $1,000,000 per individual and $2,000,000 per accident.

For instance, if a semi accident injures three people and the responsible driver’s policy limits are $250,000 per individual/$500,000 per accident, the maximum any one person could receive is $250,000, with a total payout limit of $500,000, regardless of the total damages.

It’s vital to investigate all possible insurance sources after sustaining severe or life-changing injuries in an 18-wheeler accident. Our Plano attorneys excel in identifying whether additional insurance policies or umbrella policies may cover the semi, thereby enhancing your potential compensation.

The Impact of the Driver’s Employment Status

The driver’s status as an independent contractor or an employee affects liability. Typically, companies aren’t held responsible for the actions of independent contractors. However, under Texas law, companies can be liable for their employees’ negligent actions during employment. For example, in a collision involving a Swift Transportation truck, both the driver and Swift Transportation could be named in a lawsuit.

The available insurance might vary depending on whether the driver was an independent contractor or an employee. Our legal team is skilled in determining the driver’s status and arguing for employee status to maximize coverage, even against companies claiming their driver was an independent contractor.

Regardless of a company’s policy limits, substantial company assets could be targeted for compensation. For instance, if a collision with a JB Hunt 18-wheeler resulted in severe injuries, the company’s significant assets, beyond insurance limits, could be pursued for damages.

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Vehicle Repair or Replacement Following a Commercial Truck Collision

Should I Take My Car to the Repair Shop Recommended by the Trucking Company’s Insurance?

It’s not advisable. The repair shops suggested by the trucking company’s insurance are chosen because they typically offer lower repair costs. This is beneficial for the trucking company and its insurer, as they aim to minimize the perceived severity of the accident by keeping repair costs low. It’s better to get your vehicle assessed and repaired at an auto dealership or a body shop of your personal choice.

Is a Rental Vehicle Provided After a Commercial Truck Accident?

You are entitled to a rental vehicle under specific conditions, primarily if your car is repairable and not a total loss. If your vehicle can be repaired and is drivable, you’re usually eligible for a comparable rental vehicle for the duration of the repairs. However, if your car is considered a total loss, you’ll likely only receive compensation for its fair market value, and insurers typically do not cover rental costs after declaring a vehicle a total loss.

Can You Help Me Get a Rental Car?

Yes, our attorneys can assist you in arranging for a rental car while your vehicle is under repair or while it’s being assessed for total loss by the trucking company’s insurance.

Can I Claim Compensation for My Vehicle’s Diminished Value?

Yes, in most cases. Claiming for diminished value typically requires an expert assessment. Our firm is prepared to cover the costs of obtaining such a report if the damage to your vehicle justifies it.

Compensation for a Vehicle Deemed a “Total Loss”

If your vehicle is totaled in a collision involving a commercial truck, you’re entitled to the fair market value of your car. This valuation is based on the selling price of similar vehicles in the open market, not on estimates from sources like 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 Attention After an Accident

Is it necessary to visit a hospital if you’re feeling pain and discomfort? Definitely. Experiencing pain and discomfort after being involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler or other commercial vehicle means you should err on the side of caution and get a medical evaluation. Given the massive weight of semi-tractor trailers, it’s prudent to seek a medical examination not only for your safety but also to counter any claims by the trucking company’s insurance that your injuries are minor.

What Happens If Your Health Insurance Covers Some of the Medical Costs?

Should your health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid pay for treatments related to your accident with an 18-wheeler or commercial vehicle, they typically have the right to be reimbursed from your settlement – this is known as subrogation. The exact reimbursement amount can vary, but our team at the Plano truck accident law firm often successfully negotiates lower repayments for health insurance or workers’ compensation claims.

Are There Medical Providers Specialized in Handling Such Injuries?

Indeed, there are. Although some doctors hesitate to treat truck accident injury victims due to potential legal entanglements, there are healthcare professionals who specialize in treating such cases. Our attorneys at Mullen & Mullen are committed to ensuring you receive the necessary medical care post-accident. With over 40 years in practice, we’ve built strong connections with medical practitioners skilled in treating accident-related injuries. Upon request, we can facilitate access to doctors who will defer your medical billing until your case is resolved, including specialists in various fields who understand the importance of deferred payment arrangements until you secure your settlement.

Can Lost Wages Be Recovered?

Absolutely. It’s important to meticulously document any loss of earnings for the trucking or insurance company. Our legal team has extensive experience in validating claims for lost wages using various forms of evidence, such as affidavits, correspondence, and financial records. For example, we represented an individual who, after a physical assessment, was found unable to meet the physical demands of her job post-accident, leading to a successful claim for her time off work.

What About Damages for Loss of Earning Capacity?

Certainly. Loss of earning capacity reflects the future wages you’ll miss out on due to your injuries, adjusted for their current net value. Our attorneys collaborate with Economists and Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants to substantiate claims for both past lost wages and future loss of earning potential.

Additional Financial Compensation

Beyond the compensations mentioned, you might also be eligible for:

  • Past and future medical expenses deemed reasonable and necessary
    Costs for vehicle repair or replacement
  • Compensation for the diminished value of your vehicle

At Mullen & Mullen Law Firm, we leverage the expertise of life care planners for cases involving severe, life-changing injuries requiring long-term care, assuming the cost of these expert reports to support your claim.

Compensation for Non-Economic Damages

After a commercial truck accident, you may be eligible for non-economic damages, including:

  • Pain and suffering for past and future experiences
  • Mental anguish experienced previously and anticipated in the future
  • Physical impairment you’ve endured and may continue to face
  • Other non-economic losses you’ve suffered

Unlike economic damages, which can be precisely calculated (like lost wages from missed work), non-economic damages for pain, suffering, and mental anguish are not easily quantifiable. For instance, if an injury from a truck accident prevented you from working for several months, calculating lost income is straightforward. However, assigning a monetary value to your personal experiences of pain and suffering is more complex and typically falls under the discretion of a jury.

To effectively communicate the extent of these impacts, Mullen & Mullen can produce a “day in the life” video, thanks to our in-house videographer. Such a video can vividly convey the challenges you face daily due to your accident, potentially leading to a more favorable settlement. Our experienced attorneys guide you through sharing your story to highlight the profound effects of your accident.

This list of potential damages is not comprehensive. It’s important to thoroughly review your case with your attorney to identify all applicable damages based on your unique situation.

Eligibility for Punitive Damages

Punitive damages aim to penalize the negligent party for reckless or grossly negligent actions. In Texas, securing punitive damages can be challenging and requires a detailed examination of each case’s specifics.

Every case, especially those involving commercial vehicles or 18-wheelers, should be assessed for the possibility of punitive damages. Instances that may warrant such damages include:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Ignoring mandatory rest periods
  • Failing to secure cargo properly
  • Reckless driving behavior

Assessing Your Claim’s Value

While many attorneys may offer optimistic estimates to align with your expectations, the true value of your case hinges on the nature of your injuries and other influential factors, like evidence of distracted driving at the time of the accident. Mullen & Mullen commits to providing a realistic valuation of your settlement potential after a comprehensive review of all pertinent case details and insurance adjuster arguments. Just as you would expect a surgeon to review medical records before offering an opinion, we base our assessments on thorough examination and evidence.

Significantly, claims involving objective injuries (as opposed to subjective complaints like sprains or strains) tend to have higher value. This includes verifiable injuries such as fractures, herniated discs, or conditions requiring surgical intervention like fusions or discectomies.

Addressing Shared Negligence in Truck Accident Claims

In the event that you’re found to have contributed to the negligence leading to a commercial truck accident, the impact on your compensation is directly tied to the degree of fault assigned to you. For instance, if a jury awards $50,000 in damages but finds you were 20% responsible, your compensation would be reduced to $40,000.

Can you still receive compensation if found partially at fault? Yes, unless you’re deemed over 50% responsible for the incident. Even with a 50/50 fault determination, you’re still eligible for recovery, albeit with a deduction of 50% from the total damages awarded.

Understanding “Reasonable and Necessary” Medical Expenses

Under Texas law, you’re entitled to seek reimbursement for medical expenses deemed both reasonable and necessary. It’s common for trucking companies to contest the validity of certain treatments, often employing a medical expert for a peer review to challenge these claims.

Pre-existing Conditions and Your Claim

Our approach involves thorough review of pre-accident medical records to leverage the “Eggshell Plaintiff” doctrine where relevant. This strategy not only bolsters the argument for your current suffering and limitations but also helps in demonstrating the extent of your injuries’ impact.

Rejecting the Trucking Company’s Final Offer

Should you decide against accepting the final settlement proposal from the trucking company, you retain the right to pursue litigation against both the driver and their employer.

Deciding Between Settlement and Litigation

Deciding whether to settle or proceed to court should be a carefully considered decision, unique to each case. Occasionally, accepting an offer before litigation can actually result in a higher net gain, even if the pre-litigation offer seems lower. This is due to several factors:

  • Attorney fees typically rise when a case goes to court.
  • Litigation can significantly increase case expenses, especially in commercial truck accident claims.
  • The litigation process is lengthy, often extending between 9 to 12 months.
  • Engaging with health insurance or workers’ compensation providers about lien reductions can be more straightforward before litigation begins.
  • Evaluating these considerations is crucial in making an informed decision about how to proceed with your claim.

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

Daily Log and Driver Management System Overview

Commercial drivers are mandated by law to adhere to strict driving time limits, necessitating breaks and rest periods to ensure safety. The truck’s daily log provides insight into the distance covered by the driver on any given day, while the driver management system offers detailed information on the truck’s location, hours spent driving, load distribution, and stability, among other critical data.

The Significance of the Driver’s Qualification File

The Driver Qualification File, as outlined in Title 49 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (sections 382, 383, and 391), is essential for verifying a driver’s competence and legal compliance for vehicle operation. These documents, along with the driver’s investigative and personnel records, are invaluable for establishing whether the driver met safety standards.

Leveraging GPS Data to Support Your Case

GPS data, if accessible, plays a significant role in legal proceedings by offering precise information on the truck’s movements, including its location, timing, and chosen routes. Prompt engagement with legal counsel is imperative to issue a spoliation letter, ensuring the preservation of crucial evidence like GPS data, which can be pivotal in substantiating your claim.

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

Call (972) 947-3370 to talk to a Plano 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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