At Arnold & Itkin, we have won billions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We prepare every case as if its going to trial and have, in fact, tried more cases than most lawyers do in a lifetime.
Injured in an accident with a large commercial truck? If so, then it is likely that you are feeling overwhelmed by the legal process that you find yourself facing. These types of claims are complex—especially for someone who has never had to deal with personal injury law. So where do you turn? At Arnold & Itkin, we have a reputation that speaks for itself. In fact, over our time spent in the legal field, we have successfully recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
Watch the following video to hear more about what makes our firm qualified to handle your case.
It's simple: we put our money where our mouth is. We are not afraid of taking a case to court, and we are there on a regular basis fighting for our clients. In the end, we believe that you cannot expect a full payout from a defendant who knows you're intimidated or unwilling to fight in court. So we make it clear that we're fully prepared. We give them an uncertainty factor so that they never know what to expect—a tactic that, in the end, means that we can recover more.
Our legal team has handled more cases than most lawyers handle in a lifetime.
This has given us an aggressive approach that comes from confidence in our ability. We don't take the first number that defendants throw out. We meet with our clients and determine what best suits them. We then provide the other side with an ultimatum: they either pay or we take them to court. If they don't? They can trust that we're good on our word.
Ultimately, our goal is to get you back to a normal life as much as possible. While we fight for our clients, they focus on healing. They don’t have to divide their attention between resting up and handling paperwork.
All tractor trailer trucks have what are called Event Data Recorders, or "black boxes.” These crucial pieces of equipment record information such as how long the truck has been operating without breaks, the speed of the truck before impact, and more.
This information could be vital to your case, but you have to send a preservation letter to the trucking company before they destroy it. Inexperienced lawyers sometimes throw away cases by forgetting to send this simple request.
Experienced lawyers help their clients find answers to questions such as:
Lawyers also prevent the truck from being altered after the accident. Many trucks hit the roads in a less-than-roadworthy state, which is why companies sometimes repair trucks immediately after an accident: to cover up poor maintenance.
Without a vigilant eye, crucial pieces of evidence could be destroyed.
You'll know when you've found the right lawyer. When that time comes, trust yourself. Until then, ask yourself these questions and consider the answers carefully.
Do I want a lawyer who will settle my case quickly?
That depends. Everyone hopes to get quick resolution, but if settling quickly means compromising and settling for less than you deserve, the answer is "no." Sometimes a settlement outside of the courtroom is possible, but until you've won all the compensation you deserve, you'll need a team that is willing to try your case.
How much experience should my truck accident lawyer have?
Your attorney should have experience—but what's most important isn't the number of years or even the number of cases, but their track record. We have successfully represented clients in lawsuits against large companies with well-funded, competent defense teams. We are simply not intimidated by big companies.
What about efficiency?
Some law firms are so large that their organizational structures are an impediment to efficient practice. At our firm, we proudly operate in a way that avoids costly pyramid structures. Instead, we remain lean. We counter the mess of other firms by maintaining several associates for every partner—allowing our firm to foster an environment of creativity and efficiency. Throughout the years, we have learned what is truly important—and what's just extra. We therefore limit everything we do to the essentials and ignore everything that's a waste of time, money, and resources.
Our legal team has been recognized and honored on the local, state, and national level. Learn more!
When people hesitate to call a lawyer, they weaken their ability to fully recover. Here's why:
Insurance companies are legally obligated to begin investigating claims within two weeks of filing. After an accident, a trucking company investigator inspects the scene of the wreck. It is not uncommon for the insurer's investigator to get to the accident before the police. The insurance company then gathers evidence that protects them from claims or litigation.
If you were involved in a trucking accident in which a trucker suffered or caused a great deal of property damage, the other party’s insurance company (or the trucking company's insurer) may reach out to you as part of its investigation.
This is a very dangerous step for you. By answering questions without representation, you are putting your ability to recover damages at risk. For this reason, insurance companies are legally barred from speaking with you when they know that you have legal representation. It is also a good idea to make that clear if they call you.
Below are four reasons why you need a lawyer who specializes in truck accident litigation to handle your injury claim.
We have proven that we can take on complex cases and win substantial verdicts. It is important that you realize what this experience will do for you. Our victories and our accolades are more than just shallow terms—they are representative of the work that we have done for our clients. You can rest assured knowing that you will have considerable experience on your side and that we will there every step of the way to help you obtain the maximum financial compensation that you deserve.