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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 four years, our firm made Top Verdict’s “Top 50” Personal Injury Settlements in Texas list 44 times, and the “Top 100” list 70 times.

2023 Top 20 Personal Injury Settlements
2021 Texas Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements Mullen & Mullen
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 Plano Trucking Accident Lawyers Who Settle For More


If 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.

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 (972) 947-3370 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.

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.

It’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.

While 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.

Recently, 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 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 four years, we’ve made their Texas “Top 50” Personal Injury Settlements list 43 times, and their “Top 100” list 70 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.

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.

What To Do Or Not Do

We’d like to tell you to tend to your injuries first. While important, unfortunately it’s just as important that you document the accident scene and gather as much evidence as possible.

If you are hurt too severely to do any documentation, try to get a witness to do so for you. Here’s the basic steps you should follow:

Figure Out the Extent of Your Own Injuries

First, make sure you’re okay. You can’t do anything else unless you’re stable. Next, check on any passengers or other accident victims to make sure they’re okay.

Don’t move them unless the situation becomes even more dangerous and warrants it. You could accidentally make their injuries even worse.

Get Medical Treatment

It’s up to you whether or not to go to the hospital for emergency medical attention. If you feel you don’t need it, make sure you at least go to your primary care physician for a general check-up as soon as you can.

It’s important to make sure you don’t have any injuries you aren’t aware of. Some injuries, like whiplash or a traumatic brain injury, can actually show up weeks or even months after an accident.

At Mullen & Mullen, we have relationships with medical professionals who delay billing until after you win your claim. So, if you can wait for medical care, you do have that available so you can focus on your recovery.

Keep Records of Everything, Including a Journal

Document everything related to this situation. Store all documents (medical bills, pay stubs, unemployment payments) related to this situation in place (either a file folder or in online cloud storage). Just make sure you have everything. Don’t worry too much about organization – Mullen & Mullen can figure that out for you later.

Keep your own personal journal related to the incident too. Record your thoughts, feelings, and all physical symptoms. Don’t embellish. Just state the facts as you experience them.

None of this is fun stuff. No one wants to be in a truck accident. But it’s what you need to do if you want to be fairly compensated for your injuries and damages.

And then, as soon as you’re able, contact Mullen & Mullen for a free consultation at (972) 947-3370.

Now, Document

Once everyone looks like they will be safe until emergency personnel arrive, document the accident scent.

Shoot a video and narrate how the accident happened from your perspective. Focus particularly on any damage to your vehicle, the semi truck, and any physical evidence at the scene (skid marks, destroyed tree branches, smashed signs, broken windshields, and so on…)

Take pictures of everything. Take a photo of the truck driver’s license plate. Snap pics of your own injuries. You cannot go overboard.

If witnesses are available, get their name, email, phone number, and physical address.

Don’t Talk to the Trucking Company, Insurer, or Any Lawyers

Because they don’t want to pay any more than they have to (and ideally nothing at all), the trucking company, insurer, or any lawyers representing either will only talk to you to gather evidence to use against you.

Even the most seemingly benign statements can be twisted to make your story look inaccurate.

So, just keep your lips tight, and talk to a truck accident lawyer in Plano first.


If 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!


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?

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.

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.”

Shonye’s Review

“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.

Moll’s Review

“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.”

Mark’s Review

“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 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 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


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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