The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers show

The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers

Summary: From the high chances of being injured, to the property damages they can leave behind; it’s in everyone’s best interests to avoid being involved in an accident. And if you are injured in an accident, it may not be a bad idea to see whether you could recover compensation. You need a Houston auto accident injury attorney with the expertise needed to comprehend and demonstrate in detail injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents. The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers 9039 Katy Fwy Suite 209 Houston, Texas 77024 281-623-1701 https://www.joestephenslaw.com/

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 Blind Spot and Truck Accidents - The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers Houston TX 77024 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 93

FMCSA reports that one third of all accidents involving a tractor trailer occur in the truck's blind spot. Vehicles on the road have a duty to check their blind spots and it is no different from a semi-truck. As a driver on the road, it is important to be aware of a truck's blind spot and try to avoid a wreck but sometimes it cannot be avoided if the big rig driver neglects to clear their blind spots as well. 18 wheelers have blind spots on all four sides of the vehicle creating more chances to cause an accident. Motorists on the road can make sure they maintain safe distances when driving next to these trucks to steer clear of a wreck. However, if a truck driver is tailgating, driving aggressively or not checking their blind spots before changing lanes they would be at fault for the accident. Truck drivers have been properly trained to drive these vehicles and it is part of their job to ensure they are being safe while on the road. Don't let the reckless driving of an 18 wheeler cost your medical bills, time from work, and your vehicle. Contact a personal injury lawyer like the Joe Stephens Law Firm immediately. The legal team is dedicated to getting justice for victims of truck driver negligence such as these. We partner with you to ensure you get the most compensation for your claim. Don't wait, contact our office today for a free consultation. The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers 9039 Katy Fwy Suite 209 Houston, Texas 77024 281-623-1701 https://www.joestephenslaw.com/

 Driving While Tired and Truck Accidents - The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers Houston TX 77024 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 92

Not all drivers of commercial vehicles follow the truck driver regulations set by the state which poses danger to other vehicles on the road. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) are a set of guidelines in which truck drivers must adhere to when operating a commercial vehicle. Whether drivers neglect the 11 hour driving limit or work over 70 hours a week, any resulting accident requires legal action to be taken against them. Driving while tired is found to be similar to driving with a blood alcohol level of .10. Driving while tired is extremely dangerous and should not be the reason a motorist is injured or killed. That is why the FMCSR has created specific instructions on how long a driver can consecutively drive a semi truck and how long their rests need to be. If the driver ignores those guidelines and causes a wreck, they must be held liable for their mistake. If you have suffered an accident from a negligent 18 wheeler driver, you need to contact our commercial vehicle accident lawyer for legal help. We will personally make sure that your injuries and losses are being compensated while protecting others from the same mistake. We perform no obligation consultations to help determine what our law firm can do for you. We are available 24/7 for all of your needs. The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers 9039 Katy Fwy Suite 209 Houston, Texas 77024 281-623-1701 https://www.joestephenslaw.com/

 Trucking Companies and Commercial Accidents - The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers Houston TX 77024 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 92

Most trucking companies that are involved in a commercial vehicle accident have a lot of experience in dealing with such situations and will try their best to pin the damages on you. A trucking company is likely to have encountered a vast majority of accidents with their fleet and know what needs to be done to minimize their financial burden in a truck wreck case. Commercial trucking companies will hire skilled lawyers to represent their drivers to ensure they do not lose money leaving you paying for someone else’s mistakes. Hiring a personal injury attorney that is proficient in helping victims of trucking accidents is of utmost importance. With the stiff competition a trucking company hires, you need someone in your corner to represent you properly. Don't allow insurance companies to intimidate you into a settlement that doesn't cover the expenses caused by their negligent driver. When it comes to fighting for your rights, we don’t settle for anything less than what you deserve for your undue pain and suffering. Our Houston-based truck accident law firm leaves no stone unturned during your litigation process and provides aggressive measures to deal with the multiple stakeholders involved. We work on a no win no fee basis so you won't pay a dime unless we win your case. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation to see what your claim may be worth. The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers 9039 Katy Fwy Suite 209 Houston, Texas 77024 281-623-1701 https://www.joestephenslaw.com/

 Negligence and Truck Accidents - The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers Houston TX 77024 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 92

When a truck wreck occurs, it can be very frightening and result in severe injuries. This causes people to be very upset and focused on making sure they and any other passengers get the medical attention necessary. If the wreck was caused by the negligence of the truck driver, it is important to gather as much evidence as possible at the crash site. This can be difficult if injuries are involved and give the trucking company time to get their legal team in order and cover any incriminating evidence. This is why you need a truck wreck lawyer on your side when an accident occurs. Just as the trucking company has a team to represent them, you need one as well while you recover. Our staff specializes in collecting evidence on your behalf such as getting photographs of the scene, collecting citations, transcripts of interviews, gathering medical records, and more. We partner with you to help you get the compensation you deserve without sacrificing the healing time needed after a wreck. Our legal team takes a personal approach when it comes to cases like these. It is our mission to stifle the number of deadly accidents seen by the negligence of truck drivers. We will work hard to get you justice for your losses. We work on a contingent basis so you won’t pay a dime unless we win your case. Call now to see what our firm can do for you. The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers 9039 Katy Fwy Suite 209 Houston, Texas 77024 281-623-1701 https://www.joestephenslaw.com/

 Common Causes of Truck Wrecks - The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers Houston TX 77024 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 90

It is rare for anyone involved in a semi-truck crash to come out of it without any injuries. The weight of a semi-truck causes many issues when a wreck happens leading to major consequences, especially if the truck is overweight. Causes of a wreck due to it being overweight include steering complications, stress on the mechanic components, rollover of the vehicle, and tire blowouts. A commercial vehicle is regulated to haul a maximum weight, designated as the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) based on the mechanics of the truck. If the trucking company or driver exceeds the maximum weight limit of the big rig, it can lead to a truck wreck. Due to the extra weight of the truck, it can lead to loss of steering control by shifting the traction from the front tires to the rear. With excessive loads, mechanical parts such as axles and brakes can malfunction and lead to destruction. If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury due to an overweight semi-truck, contact the Joe Stephens Law Firm today. Our legal team has handled hundreds of these kinds of cases and will work hard to get you the most compensation you deserve. Don't let the negligence of trucking companies cost you pain, suffering, and financial difficulties. Contact our office today for a no-obligation consultation. The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers 9039 Katy Fwy Suite 209 Houston, Texas 77024 281-623-1701 https://www.joestephenslaw.com/

 Distracted Driving and Truck Collisions - The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers Houston TX 77024 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 90

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of trucker accidents in the United States. It is known that distracted driving in personal vehicles can be catastrophic, the results of an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer causing a wreck are typically deadly. Despite the extreme risk of driving while distracted, truckers continue to do it and put you and your family in harm's way. The FMCSA creates rules around distracted driving which bans texting, holding a phone while making or receiving a call, reading texts, using the internet, or even checking emails. Truckers that text while driving are 23 times more likely to cause a crash so this ban is necessary to avoid reckless accidents. Other forms of distracted driving can include smoking, eating or drinking, reaching for something in the truck, or using a GPS. Just like any motorist, it is the driver's responsibility to practice safety first when driving. If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver, contact our firm for a free consultation today. We strongly believe that these types of wrecks need to be sought after for reparations to the victims. Our team will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a no-obligation consultation and see what our office can do for you. The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers 9039 Katy Fwy Suite 209 Houston, Texas 77024 281-623-1701 https://www.joestephenslaw.com/

 Commercial Trucks and Insurance Companies - The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers Houston TX 77024 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 89

Semi-truck companies require multiple insurance policies because of the large size of the vehicles and the potentially dangerous materials they contain. Commercial trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds require a minimum $750,000 truck insurance policy. If the company has more than a few trucks, they may carry an umbrella policy, and if they are hauling hazardous materials a more substantial policy is necessary. With multiple insurance policies, their agents are quick to act on any semi-truck accident claim they receive. Insurance companies will visit the scene and try to gather as much evidence to prove their innocence and find you guilty for the wreck. That is why you need a responsive and skilled semi-truck wreck attorney on your side. Your lawyer will go out to the scene and gather evidence on your behalf and ensure the insurance company isn't trying to cover up their driver's mistake. While they have many insurance policies to cover any accidents that may occur, insurance companies try their hardest to pay the minimum necessary for a claim. Don’t let insurance carriers short-change the compensation owed to you. Contact The Stephens Law Firm today to see what compensation you may recover for your injuries. Our legal team is available 24/7 to speak with you. The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers 9039 Katy Fwy Suite 209 Houston, Texas 77024 281-623-1701 https://www.joestephenslaw.com/

  Long Hours Driving and Truck Crashes - The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers Houston TX 77024 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 87

The job of a commercial vehicle driver is filled with long hours driving by themselves with minimal breaks to ensure their cargo gets to its destination on time. Operators can be driving for up to 11 hours a day which leads to fatigue. If you have been on a long-distance car ride you know how easy it is to get tired behind the wheel. Some companies have strict deadlines that force drivers to work even longer hours than that and make fraudulent log books to comply with federal regulations. When drivers are put under that much stress and are stuck behind the wheel for too long it is easy to become fatigued and risk getting into a collision. Too many times people who have been injured in a truck wreck wait too long for an attorney which allows trucking companies to cover logbooks or destroy evidence that leads to a driver at fault. We do not want to see that happen to anyone and continue to have negligent drivers on the road. If you have been in a truck accident call our office immediately. We can get the evidence needed to make your case and get you the compensation you deserve. We have worked with hundreds of clients and verify that all evidence is preserved. We work on a contingent basis so we won't get paid unless you win. Contact us today to get legal advice on your truck wreck claim today. The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers 9039 Katy Fwy Suite 209 Houston, Texas 77024 281-623-1701 https://www.joestephenslaw.com/

 18 Wheeler Wreck Attorney - The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers Houston TX 77024 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 87

If you intend to take action against a commercial truck accident, it is best to do it immediately to ensure there is no loss of evidence. At the scene of a wreck, it may be difficult to know what could be used as evidence for your case. That’s why we highly recommend calling an 18 wheeler wreck lawyer immediately after calling the police. They can help preserve the scene and avoid any crucial evidence from being destroyed. If you have been injured by an 18 wheeler accident, we want you to focus on seeking medical attention immediately. Our legal team will visit the scene on your behalf and collect any evidence needed to help with your case. We want you to focus on recovering from your injuries and let us handle the legal responsibilities necessary to get you the most compensation. Our lawyers will speak with insurance companies, gather evidence, and prepare your case for trial while you concentrate on healing. In order for you to ensure that your rights are protected and those in the wrong are held accountable for their actions, the quicker you act the better your chances at getting compensated will be. Direct your attention to your health needs and let us handle your legal needs. Our Houston-based commercial vehicle accident attorneys are just a call away. Contact us immediately to evaluate your claim for free. The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers 9039 Katy Fwy Suite 209 Houston, Texas 77024 281-623-1701 https://www.joestephenslaw.com/

 Heavy Load Trucks and Accidents - The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers Houston TX 77024 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 87

Tractor-trailers are known for hauling heavy loads and traveling long distances. With the fast-paced world we live in, truckers are pressured to make drop-offs in record timing which means they need to drive at record speeds. Due to the heavyweight of trucks, it is much harder to slow down and avoid a wreck. This causes big rigs to travel too fast and cause reckless driving leading to accidents. No one should fall victim to a collision from a truck driving too fast. If you have been injured in a semi-truck crash as a result of speeding, it can be costly to bring up an investigation on your own. Our law firm has the tools necessary to investigate the cause of a crash and hold the trucker responsible for their negligence. Since we work on a contingent basis, you won’t have to pay a dime until you receive a successful verdict. Joe Stephens consistently obtains the highest settlements and jury verdicts in Houston and across Texas. Our legal team focuses on ensuring each case is awarded the largest compensation that is deserved based on the harm suffered by the victims. This carelessness should never happen and while we cannot take back the pain caused by the accident, we can help you not have to financially pay for the mistakes of others. Call our office today for a free consultation. The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers 9039 Katy Fwy Suite 209 Houston, Texas 77024 281-623-1701 https://www.joestephenslaw.com/

 Legal Representation and Truck Accidents - The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers Houston TX 77024 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 85

If you have been injured in an 18 wheeler accident it is vitally important to obtain as much evidence of the crash as you can. The best way to preserve evidence is to take photo or video evidence of the scene as soon as it happens. If there are any witnesses make sure you get their contact information and then contact an 18 wheeler attorney. Oftentimes when involved in a semi-truck accident, you or a loved one is injured and needs to be taken to the hospital making it difficult to gather evidence at the scene. A skilled lawyer will go to the scene and get as much evidence as possible while you focus on being medically treated. They will also reach out to your insurance company on your behalf and assist with any claims that need to be filed. Having someone on your side while you focus on recovery is extremely beneficial and can help progress your claim faster. At Stephens Law Firm, we aim to help you get the best legal representation by our outstanding truck accident attorneys. We know how frightening and harmful truck accidents can be and therefore our purpose is to get you compensated for physical injuries and damages. If you are involved in a truck accident, it is imperative that you hire our truck wreck lawyer as soon as possible so your losses can be compensated for. The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers 9039 Katy Fwy Suite 209 Houston, Texas 77024 281-623-1701 https://www.joestephenslaw.com/

 Texting While Driving and Truck Accidents - The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers Houston TX 77024 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 85

Texting while driving has influenced the rise of motor vehicle accidents in the United States. Just with a car accident, the ramifications of texting while driving can be deadly for semi-truck drivers. There is no excuse for texting while driving and even more so for a truck driver. With trucks weighing up to 80,000 pounds, they can cause tragic injuries for themselves and others. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a trucking collision due to distracted driving, it is best to contact a personal injury attorney immediately. With an experienced lawyer by your side, you can seek retribution for your losses and help prevent this from happening to other drivers. If you have been severely injured, the last thing you should be worrying about is trying to gather evidence for a lawsuit. Let the legal staff at The Stephens Law Firm help you get the compensation you deserve while you focus on healing from your injuries. With 35 years of experience with truck accidents, Joe Stephens is the right choice to help you with your claim. He is renowned for his aggressive approach and success with large settlements for his clients. Don’t wait to speak with someone from our staff today for a consultation. We are available 24/7 to give legal advice for your trucking accident needs. The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers 9039 Katy Fwy Suite 209 Houston, Texas 77024 281-623-1701 https://www.joestephenslaw.com/

 Safety Regulations and Truck Accidents - Joe Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers Houston TX 77024 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 83

Wheeler operators and their companies are regulated by The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). The FMCSR gives guidelines on the proper duties necessary for drivers on the road. If a client suffers a semi-truck wreck, lawyers look to these guidelines to confirm if there was negligence involved. One of the main things to look for is the number of hours a truck driver has been working that week. If a driver had worked more than 11 hours consecutively in a 14-hour window, the driver may be at fault for a wreck. FMCSR strictly regulates how long a driver can be on the road without a break to avoid distracted driving and driver fatigue. Disobeying these guidelines is what leads to disastrous wrecks and injured victims. Make sure a negligent driver is held responsible for their actions and you receive a proper payout for damages. Our truck wreck attorneys are fluent in big rig safety guidelines and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our procedure includes a thorough investigation of the accident scene and goes on to pursue legal action in cases of carelessness by a commercial truck driver. Call us today to consult with our legal team regarding your case. The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers 9039 Katy Fwy Suite 209 Houston, Texas 77024 281-623-1701 https://www.joestephenslaw.com/

 Inexperienced Drivers and Truck Wrecks - The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers Houston TX 77024 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 83

Training to drive a big rig can take up to four months if properly done. Unfortunately, some drivers can get away with as little as 28 days and put drivers on the road at risk. Lacking the experience of driving an 80,000-pound vehicle can lead to catastrophic injuries for anyone involved. If you have been injured by a semi-truck driver due to negligence, you deserve compensation. The need for 18 wheeler drivers has steadily increased over the years and there are simply not enough drivers currently to handle all the work. Due to this, companies will cut corners to get drivers out on the road as soon as possible. The more transporting of goods, the more the company has a chance of making. Profits should never override the proper training needed for a truck driver leading to wrecks on the road. These drivers and companies need to be held responsible for their actions. If you are involved in a terrible truck accident, our truck accident attorneys at Stephens Law Firm are definitely your best choice. Our experienced attorneys are renowned in this business and always strive to get the best settlements for their clients. We work on a contingency basis so you won’t pay unless we win. Contact our legal team today for a consultation. The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers 9039 Katy Fwy Suite 209 Houston, Texas 77024 281-623-1701 https://www.joestephenslaw.com/

 Driver Under the Influence and Truck Accidents - The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers Houston TX 77024 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 83

There’s nothing more valuable than a person’s life and it should never be taken due to a truck driver under the influence. Unfortunately, this is a harsh reality of the trucking industry because of the long hours and demanding deadlines set for the drivers. Driving under the influence or failure to get sufficient rest can create unsafe conditions for the truck driver and other drivers on the road. Thirty six studies have been done and found that truckers commonly use alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and amphetamines to help them get through their work week. If a semi-truck driver is caught using any of these substances on the road they can be penalized by suspending or revoking their license, higher insurance rates, fines, or even jail time. If you or a loved one has suffered from a truck driver under the influence, let us help you get justice for their criminal behavior. Our Houston-based truck accident attorneys promise to stand by you. Your grief is undoubtedly beyond compensating for, however, those at wrong deserve punishment for their actions and we can help hold them accountable for you. Our diligent lawyers have handled many cases of this kind and are well equipped with the knowledge and skills to manage your case in the best way possible. The Stephens Law Firm Accident Lawyers 9039 Katy Fwy Suite 209 Houston, Texas 77024 281-623-1701 https://www.joestephenslaw.com/

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