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Laredo Texas Truck Accident Attorney

Helping Victims of 18-Wheeler or Commercial Truck Accidents

Commercial trucks have become more and more common to see on the road, especially as online delivery services have increased. However, this increased normalization and expectation of fast deliveries put truck drivers are under pressure to arrive at their drop-off and pick-up locations within shorter time frames. This can cause many drivers to be unable to properly rest or take unnecessary risks to make it to their destinations on time. Oftentimes the negligence is more than just the driver’s responsibility, but the company’s as well.

If you or a loved one have been a victim of commercial truck driving negligence, the Laredo truck accident lawyer at The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC is here to help.

“I was hit by an 18 wheeler when the driver changed lanes, striking my vehicle. This resulted in my car being totaled and months of medical treatment for me. Mr Stewart represented me in a lengthy lawsuit. He personally touched base with me often, keeping me updated at all times. He and his caring staff made a difficult time much easier.”
T. S.
Why should you hire the professionals at The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC?
  • We work on contingency fees – no recovery, no fee!
  • Our firm can take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • We are trial-tested litigators with decades of legal experience
  • We’ll start your case with a FREE, no-risk case evaluation

The Stewart Law Firm is dedicated to providing our clients with support, not only to reach a just conclusion to their truck accident case, but to navigate the steps towards healing from such catastrophic injuries. 18-wheelers and tractor trailers can result in crashes that lead to severe injuries, and we understand the need these victims have for compensation and justice.

The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC is available 24/7 to review your truck accident case


We Hold ALL Negligent Parties Accountable, Even Truck Companies

Many of our clients logically assume that their claims will be filed against at-fault commercial truck drivers. They’re understandably surprised to learn that, in fact, trucking companies may be held partially or primarily responsible for their accident.

Employer negligence refers to a situation in which a trucking company fails to take adequate precautions in its work environment, often resulting in accidents. Under the law, the company, not just the driver, can be held responsible for these accidents.

A trucking company can be deemed liable under the following circumstances:

  • Unreasonable scheduling: Trucking companies in the United States must adhere to strict federal standards set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). According to these guidelines, truckers are allowed a maximum of 11 hours of driving time after 10 consecutive hours off-duty. The Hours-of-Service Rules also ensure that truckers have sufficient time for breaks and rest. However, some trucking companies disregard these rules and pressure their drivers to meet unrealistic deadlines solely for profit. In order to retain their jobs, truckers may feel compelled to skip breaks and falsify their logs. Consequently, our roads and highways are plagued with fatigued drivers operating vehicles weighing up to 80,000 lbs.
  • Negligent Safety Standards: A trucking company has the final say in matters such as loading freight and planning routes. When a company chooses to improperly load or overload a vehicle, it can lead to the truck overturning and causing harm to nearby passenger cars.
  • Poor Fleet Maintenance: Inadequate truck maintenance is a major and avoidable cause of accidents. Trucking companies have a legal obligation to properly maintain and care for their vehicles. Negligent maintenance practices can result in tire blowouts, brake failures, malfunctions in steering equipment, and even detachment of the cargo hold.

When trucking regulations are disregarded, it can result in harm to innocent individuals. At The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, we rely on the expertise of accident reconstruction professionals to pinpoint instances of negligence and determine the responsible parties in truck accident cases.

  • Brake failure
  • Jackknife accidents
  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Improper loading
  • Intoxicated drivers
  • Company negligence
  • Utility truck accidents
  • Unsecured cargo

What Can Commercial Truck Accident Compensation Cover?

Commercial truck accident compensation can cover a range of damages and losses resulting from the accident. Here are some of the potential areas that can be covered:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation may include reimbursement for medical bills related to injuries sustained in the accident. This can include hospital stays, surgeries, doctor visits, prescription medications, rehabilitation services, and ongoing medical treatment.
  • Lost Wages: If the accident causes the victim to miss work or results in a decreased ability to work, compensation may cover lost wages and future earning capacity.
  • Property Damage: Compensation can include the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property, such as the victim’s vehicle or personal belongings that were in the vehicle at the time of the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: Damages for pain, suffering, and emotional distress experienced as a result of the accident may be included in the compensation. This takes into account the physical and emotional impact of the injuries and their lasting effects on the victim’s quality of life.
  • Disability and Impairment: If the accident results in long-term or permanent disability or impairment, compensation may cover the associated costs and impacts.
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy: Compensation may cover the costs of rehabilitation programs, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other treatments aimed at restoring function and improving the victim’s quality of life.
  • Wrongful Death: In the unfortunate event that the accident results in the death of a loved one, compensation may cover funeral expenses, loss of financial support, loss of companionship, and other damages associated with the wrongful death.

It’s important to note that the specific compensation available will vary depending on the circumstances of the accident and the extent of the damages suffered. It is recommended to consult with a legal professional experienced in personal injury and truck accident cases.

Contact The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC – We Accept Calls 24/7

At The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, our dedicated truck accident attorneys in Laredo are committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients who have suffered wrongful injuries. We tirelessly pursue fair and comprehensive compensation for individuals whose lives have been profoundly impacted by truck accidents. Our firm specializes in handling cases involving severe and catastrophic injuries, as well as wrongful death claims for families who have tragically lost their loved ones.

Led by our esteemed founding attorney, Stephen Stewart, we possess extensive knowledge in the intricate regulations governing the trucking industry. These regulations are established and enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Furthermore, Mr. Stewart holds a position on the State Board of Directors for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Texas, which equips him with valuable experience in holding accountable those truck drivers who operate under the influence of alcohol.


If you were injured in a trucking accident in Laredo, please contact us today for a free consultation:

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