Truck Accident

Truck Accident Attorneys in Texarkana

Commercial trucks are larger and heavier than standard passenger vehicles. Meaning that a collision involving an 18-wheeler can result in even more severe injuries and long-term consequences than a crash involving two cars. Any accident involving semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, log trucks, chemical or tanker trucks might constitute a truck accident claim and therefore requires the assistance of an attorney.

The Texas is particularly dangerous for drivers, with 5,222 Texas vehicles involved in fatal truck accidents during one recent year alone, accounting for more than 13 percent of the national total. If you or a family member has been hurt in an accident with a large truck, you know how devastating these crashes can be. The experienced Texarkana truck accident lawyers at Collins, Collins & Ray, P.A., are here to help. We have the skills, resources, and experience required to handle any big rig accident case in Texarkana.

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Why Choose Our Texarkana Truck Accident Attorneys

Our truck accident attorneys know how to help the right away. At Collins, Collins & Ray, we take a team approach to the entire accident. We have industry experts assist us in the investigation of the accident scene, including taking important photographs and videos, conducting witness interviews, evaluating the equipment involved in the accident and investigating safety records that might have an impact on your claim. You can have the confidence that our team will be there every step of the way and that we will work hard to ensure you receive a complete and fair compensation for the accident you or a loved one have endured.

Major Causes of Truck Accidents

The law provides all of the tools necessary to hold the operators and their insurance companies accountable. All you need is a lawyer who can help navigate the claim and we would be happy to help!

  • Driver tiredness or fatigue
  • Distracted driving
  • Faulty maintenance practices
  • Brake failure or out-of-service brakes
  • Driver error
  • Override accidents
  • Runaway trailers
  • Overloaded trailers/ semi-trucks
  • Tire blowouts
  • Jack-knifing
  • Highway conditions/weather
  • Trying to make on-time deadlines

Our Achievements

  • Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms, US News


  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Lawyers

    The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers: Brian Ray 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021

  • Martindale Hubbell

    Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent: Brian Ray 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

  • Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers

    The National Trial Lawyers – Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers: Brian Ray 2021

  • Little Rock Soiree – Best Lawyers 2013

    Little Rock Soiree – Best Lawyers: Brian Ray 2013

  • Avvo – Clients' Choice Award 2012, 2017 and 2019

    Avvo – Clients' Choice Award: Brian Ray 2012, 2017 and 2019 10.0 Superb Top Rated Personal Injury 10.0 Superb Top Attorney Criminal Defense

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association

    DUI Defense Lawyers Association: John C. Collins

  • AY Magazine’s Arkansas Best Lawyers

    AY Magazine’s Arkansas Best Lawyers: Brian Ray 2020, 2021

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top One Percent

    National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top One Percent: Brian Ray 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys – 10 Best Client Satisfaction

    American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys – 10 Best Client Satisfaction: Brian Ray 2014, 2015, 2016

  • Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)– 2014, 2015, 2018-2021

    Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters): John Collins 2014, 2015, 2018-2021

  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys – 10 Best Client Satisfaction - 2016

    American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys – 10 Best Client Satisfaction: John C. Collins 2016

  • Arkansas Life Magazine

    Arkansas Life Magazine’s – Top Attorneys: John C. Collins 2016, 2019

  • Nation’s Premier Top Ten Attorney – Personal Injury – 2016

    Nation’s Premier Top Ten Attorney – Personal Injury: Brian Ray 2016

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top One Percent

    National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top One Percent: John Collins 2015, 2020, 2021

  • Avvo Reviews

    Avvo 5 Star Rating: Brian Ray

  • Avvo Clients Choice Award

    Avvo Clients Choice Award - Brian Ray 2019

  • Avvo Top Attorney

    Avvo Rating - Top Attorney: Brian Ray

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Is there a time limit to filing my claim?

      In Texas, the window to file is two years from the date of your accident, which is known as the “statute of limitations.” If you don’t file within that time frame, you may not be able to pursue your case. Under specific circumstances, there are exceptions.

    • How is negligence determined?

      Several factors can determine negligence. Do not try to make that determination on your own. Do not assume negligence does not exist. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can evaluate your case and advise you.

    • If the insurance company offers a settlement, why do I need a lawyer?

      The insurance company makes money by collecting premiums and paying out as little as possible. If it can convince you to agree to a settlement, you may be giving up your rights to fair compensation. You should have an expert personal injury attorney on your side to make sure you get a fair settlement.

    • How do I know how much my claim is worth?

      You may be entitled to compensation for short- and long-term medical expenses, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering, and emotional anguish. You may be awarded punitive damages as well. All factors surrounding the incident have to be evaluated and considered.

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