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Maximizing Compensation: How Altman Legal Group Helps Personal Injury Victims Rebuild Their Lives

Being injured in an accident can have devastating consequences, both physically and financially. At Altman Legal Group, we understand the challenges you’re facing, and we’re here to help you rebuild your life. Our team is dedicated to maximizing compensation for personal injury victims, ensuring you have the resources you need to recover and move forward.

We’ll carefully assess the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future rehabilitation needs. Then, we’ll work diligently to negotiate with insurance companies and pursue every available avenue for compensation. Our goal is to secure a settlement or verdict that reflects the true value of your losses.

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, don’t hesitate to reach out to Altman Legal Group for help. Call us today at (940)761-4000 to speak with a knowledgeable attorney and take the first step toward rebuilding your life. You don’t have to face this journey alone.

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Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

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TRUCK WRECK – 18 Wheeler causes crash and serious injuries to Bellevue resident on 287 near Triangle Brick Company near Henrietta

A man sustained serious injuries Tuesday morning after his pickup crashed into an 18 wheeler on 287 outside Henrietta and near the Triangle Brick Company plant.

According to DPS Sgt. Dan Buesing, John Schroeder of Bellevue was driving his Ford pick-up going north on hwy 287, when a 18 wheeler semi-trailer was leaving the brick plant and entered southbound traffic.

The driver of the 18 wheeler failed to yield the right of way to the Schroeder vehicle causing the pick up truck to collide into the 18 wheelers trailer, according to Sgt. Buesing.

Schroeder suffered severe personal injury and was airlifted to JPS Hospital in Fort Worth.

Altman Legal Group has extensive experience representing those severely injured or killed in 18 wheeler wrecks. If you or anyone you know has been injured or killed in an 18 wheeler wreck have them contact us ASAP! Timing is important so that critical information can be gathered and investigation can be done as quickly as possible after a wreck since evidence gets removed and skid and tire marks fade.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

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Over 40 Years of Experience

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Big Rig Crashes in Texoma

On Tuesday evening, a big rig crash near Iowa Park sent one person to the hospital. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened on 287 near Harmony Road sometime after 5:00 p.m. Although very few details about this crash have been released, we do know that a southbound pickup truck and an 18-wheeler were involved. The pickup truck was struck on the driver’s side. The driver in the pickup truck, Dylan Bowden of Electra, was transported to United Regional for treatment of injuries.

18-Wheeler Crash in Texoma

On Tuesday night, a woman was killed in an 18-wheeler crash in Bowie. KFDX News Channel Three reports that the semi truck was pulling out of the Star Travel Center on FM 174 at the time of the crash. The other driver, Chelsea Cleveland of Bowie, was transported to United Regional Hospital for treatment, but she died as a result of her injuries. Since the potential for catastrophic and even fatal injuries can occur in crashes involving commercial trucks, there are strict Federal rules and regulations that apply to interstate trucking companies and their drivers. These rules include regulations about hours of service, substances and what type of cargo can be hauled. Investigators have to determine whether or not commercial trucking companies and drivers were complying with all federal safety regulations.

Commercial Vehicle Black Box

These large commercial vehicles often have a “black box,” or GPS tracking device onboard. These devices can help lawyers and investigators to determine what happened prior to and during a crash. The data collected from these devices might have information about speed, timing of brake application, gear shifts and RPMs. All of this information, in addition to the location and time details taken from an onboard GPS unit, helps investigators to reconstruct the accident. Determining exactly what went wrong will be the investigator’s top priority after a truck accident.

FMCSA’s Inspection Documents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) also places strict laws on the requirements of inspections and documentation of commercial vehicles. Pre-trip and post-trip inspection documents must be retained for a certain amount of time. Your lawyer could use these documents as evidence to prove a personal injury case against a negligent truck driver.

The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest condolences to Cleveland’s family members and friends and wishes Bowden a swift and full recovery from his injuries.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

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Deadly Truck Crash on Highway 287

On Sunday night, a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler happened on Highway 287 in Wichita Falls. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened sometime before 8:45 p.m. in front of the Harrold Truck Stop. The large 18-wheeler was reportedly facing south, and heading left across the northbound lane into the truck stop, when a Chevrolet pickup truck crashed head-on into the side of the semi truck’s trailer. The front of the pickup truck became wedged under the trailer. The driver of the pickup truck, 40-year-old Travis Lee Higginbotham, died as a result of his injuries in the crash.

Second Deadly Crash This Year

The semi truck was hauling bees at the time if the crash, which made it difficult for first responders on the scene. The truck was patched up and the remaining bees were contained after the wreck. Sadly, this is the second fatal crash to happen in this particular area just this year. In February, a Jeep rear-ended a car on this same stretch of roadway. The driver of that car, a woman from Amarillo, was killed instantly in the crash. Advocates and concerned citizens have called on the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to do something about this dangerous and deadly stretch of roadway.

A Deadly Intersection

Unfortunately, representatives with the TxDOT have reportedly done all they can do to increase safety at this particular intersection. Adele Lewis, a TxDOT representative, said that they’ve had engineers out several times over the last 20 years to look at and assess the area in question. Troopers with the Department of Public Safety (DPS) are encouraging drivers to exercise additional caution on this deadly stretch of highway. This is a particularly dangerous area, because vehicles traveling at highway speeds mix with the slower traffic coming in and out of the truck stop.

Truck Accidents in Texoma

Crashes involving high speeds and slower traffic can have devastating results. Add commercial trucking vehicles to the mix, and you could be looking at catastrophic and fatal injury causing wrecks, and any wreck involving a semi truck is going to need a comprehensive and detailed investigation to ensure the truck driver, truck and trucking company were in compliance with all federal safety regulations at the time of the wreck.

The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest condolences to Travis Lee Higginbotham’s family members, friends and loved ones.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

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Over 40 Years of Experience

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Commercial Trucking Safety Compliance

This week, inspectors and investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) have been participating in Roadcheck 2015. According to KFDX News Channel Three, Roadcheck is an annual three-day enforcement event to increase safety compliance of motor carriers, vehicles, drivers, cargo and security in the commercial trucking and bus industry. This year, Roadcheck 2015 is running from June 2 – 4, and DPS troopers will be out in full force looking for semi trucks and buses with equipment violations or drivers who are not complying with both state and federal regulations.

Roadcheck 2014 Results in Texas

Last year, DPS troopers and other law enforcement agencies across the state inspected 8,714 commercial vehicles during Roadcheck. They found that over 20 percent of all vehicles had serious violations that required the trucks or buses to be put out of service until issues were addressed. Driving violations also caused 263 drivers to be put out of service. These types of violations included drivers who were on the road for too many hours or failure to be properly licensed for the rig they were driving. Both of these violations can be incredibly dangerous and put other motorists on Texas roadways at great risk for injury-causing or fatal accidents.

Trucks Accidents in Texoma

Truck accidents in Wichita Falls and other Texoma communities can leave victims in the hospital, or worse. Since commercial trucking companies and truck drivers have additional federal regulations to follow, accident investigations involving large trucks and buses often take much longer than traditional car accident investigations. If you were injured in a truck accident, it’s a good idea to speak with a personal injury lawyer who has extensive truck accident case experience. Determining whether or not the truck driver and rig were in compliance with all state and federal regulations is an essential part of any truck accident case.

What to do After a Truck Accident in Wichita Falls

Accidents involving commercial trucks and larger buses can have devastating results for drivers and passengers in smaller passenger occupant vehicles. After a truck accident or bus accident in Wichita Falls, your first step needs to be speaking with an experienced lawyer about your options. If your have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a truck or bus accident in Wichita Falls, contact the skilled legal team at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for an immediate free case consultation.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

Free Consultation

Over 40 Years of Experience

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Semi Truck Crash in Dallas

On Monday afternoon, a semi truck crashed on Interstate 45 in Dallas. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the one-vehicle wreck happened in the northbound lanes of I-45 over a bridge, near Simpson Stuart Road. The truck driver apparently lost control of the large big rig, and the cab portion of the truck slid over the edge of the bridge. The trailer remained overturned in the roadway until Tuesday, as the front portion of the truck dangled above the ground.

Truck Driver Escapes Cab Dangling Off Bridge

Thankfully, the truck driver was able to escape from the cab by jumping into a creek below the bridge. He then climbed back up the median and called emergency services. Lieutenant Matthew Edwards, of the Dallas Police Department, said the driver was lucky to escape with his life. Although few details were released about the crash, and the cause is likely still under investigation, the bridge was reportedly covered with ice at the time of the crash. Luckily, no other vehicles were involved, and the truck driver was able to escape safely.

Crashes Involving Semi Trucks in Texoma

Wrecks involving semi trucks and smaller passenger occupant vehicles can be devastating and deadly for victims. Tractor-trailers are so much larger and heavier than smaller cars and light trucks. Commercial truck drivers and trucking companies have additional rules and regulations to follow in order to keep the roads safe for all users. If truck drivers or commercial trucking companies are found to have violated regulations that resulted in an injury-causing or fatal crash, they need to be held accountable.

After a Tractor Trailer Accident

In 2012, 3,921 people were killed and 104,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks. Semi truck accidents can leave victims in the hospital, or worse. If you’ve been injured in a tractor trailer accident, you need to have an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side as soon as possible. Cases involving commercial trucks are much more complicated than cases involving only traditional passenger occupant vehicles. There are additional rules and federal regulations involved and more in depth investigative efforts may be necessary to determine the cause of the crash.

Wichita Falls Truck Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash involving a semi truck, contact the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for a free case consultation today.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

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Over 40 Years of Experience

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Fatal 18-Wheeler Crash near Slidell

Last week, a crash near Slidell involving a semi-truck took the life of a Sanger woman. According to the Wise County Messenger, 64-year-old Anita Eugster was headed westbound on Farm Road 455 on Wednesday morning just before the crash. As she attempted to turn south at the intersection for Farm Road 51, her car was struck by an 18-wheeler. Witness reports indicate that both vehicles were airborne in the moments following the collision.

Sadly, Eugster died on the scene as a result of her injuries. Her four-year-old granddaughter was air lifted to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth for treatment. As of Thursday, she was still listed in critical condition, but there’s no word on the extent of her injuries. Witnesses jumped into action to help the victims, and first responders were swiftly on the scene.

Although the large tanker truck overturned on the west side of the roadway, slid and crashed into recreational vehicles nearby, the driver was able to walk away from the scene. Thankfully, the tanker was hauling saltwater at the time, so the risk of a large explosion wasn’t as great as it could have been.

Crashes Involving 18-Wheelers

Crashes involving large commercial trucks can be devastating and fatal for drivers and passengers in lighter cars and trucks. Semi trucks are so much larger and heavier than traditional passenger occupant vehicles, and truck drivers have a duty to drive responsibly to keep roadways in Texas and across the country safe for other motorists.

Keeping Roadways Safe

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been charged with regulating the commercial trucking industry to improve safety for commercial and non-commercial drivers across the country. Since big rigs are so large and heavy, commercial truck drivers and trucking companies have additional rules and regulations to follow to keep everybody safe.

After a Semi Truck Crash

Investigations involving semi truck crashes need to be incredibly in depth. Commercial truck drivers have more rules and regulations to follow than other drivers on the roadway. It’s important to have a lawyer with semi-truck case experience who can help to determine if any safety violations were made or if any of the laws governing the safe operation of a large truck were broken at the time of a crash. The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Anita Eugster and wishes her granddaughter a full and speedy recovery.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

Free Consultation

Over 40 Years of Experience

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