No one expects to be involved or lose someone they love in a semi or tractor trailer crash. Yet, it happens every day. Almost without exception, these crashes are not accidents. There is a reason it happened. As one of the nation’s premier truck injury law firms, we do not stop until we find out why and hold those at fault accountable.
Truck crashes are not your typical car accidents. It is imperative to have someone on your side, a truck crash attorney, that understands what you are up against and how to effectively fight for justice and change. At Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe, four of our partners, including three of our founders, specialize in truck crash litigation. We have tried truck crashes in 33 of the 50 states and have handled more trucking cases than any other firm in the country. States we work in the most often include, but not limited to, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Florida, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Georgia.
Our experience has resulted in more than a quarter of billion dollars in settlements for our clients as well as numerous and significant safety changes to local, state and national laws.
When the unthinkable happens your first thought is not about hiring a lawyer or bringing a lawsuit. It is about your loved one and bringing about change to ensure this does not happen to another family in the future.
We know because we have been there. It is not uncommon for one of our attorneys to hop on a plane the night of the crash to be there to gather critical evidence and be that guiding light on what to do next. We have seen firsthand what these types of crashes do to family and friends.
Being there during what is the worst moments of someone’s life has emboldened us to work our hardest to pursue full and fair compensation as well as enact legislative changes to ensure safer roadways. For many of our clients, we become far more than an attorney. We become a counselor, a friend, a person you know you can count on to get you through your darkest days.
Our truck crash attorneys at Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe have represented thousands of truck crash victims and their families. We have built a nationwide reputation for being the best because we know the patterns that lead to semi-truck crashes, what rules and regulations the drivers should have been following and what the companies are willing to do to make this crash disappear from their safety records. We also fully understand state and federal laws and regulations surrounding these type of accidents.
Our experience enables us to identify the likely cause of a crash. We then work quickly to gather and preserve evidence before it’s damaged or lost. We employ the most credible experts from around the nation to confirm the cause of every accident and determine conclusively the party at fault. We hold companies accountable and have successfully required the largest truck firms in the nation to make significant safety changes.
Our attorneys at Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe are ingrained in the trucking industry. Due to our breadth and depth of experience, we have been called upon to advocate for victims’ rights before the United States Congress. We hold board positions in national organizations such as the Trucking Litigation Group for the American Association for Justice. We are involved in organizations like the Truck Safety Coalition, a partnership between the Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways and Parents Against Tired Truckers. Why do we get involved? We want to put an end to truck crash injury and deaths.
At Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe we use our extensive experience and knowledge to vigorously represent victims of every type of truck crash, regardless of cause. We employ all necessary resources to identify the cause of the truck crash and the party at fault. We never settle for less than full justice for our clients.
Courtroom presentation can greatly enhance your case in the courtroom. Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe employs the latest technology to make the greatest impact with various types of visual aids. These tools are provided by Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe to ensure crashes and injuries are clear to jurors:
Video Re-creations – Letting a jury see as accurately as possible a re-creation of a truck crash (as shown in the examples below) or catastrophic injury eliminates misunderstandings and confusion. We use the latest video techniques to make it seem like the jury was actually there at the scene.
Expert Photography – Photographs of the crime scene provide juries with additional visual reference to enhance your case. We may also use photographs of the victim receiving medical treatment.
Other Visual Aids – As needed, we may also use visual aids to show juries the specific laws or regulations that relate to truck safety. Detailed color charts and graphs related to a client’s specific injuries or medical condition may also be employed.
Our semi truck lawyers at Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe are staunch advocates of victims’ rights, both in and out of the courtroom. In addition to our vigorous pursuit of compensation, we force defendants to increase their safety practices and other standards to avoid causing harm in the future.
While financial compensation is a critical element of litigation, many families are also motivated by the opportunity to leave a legacy for their loved one(s). Whether helping clients establish a memorial fund or advocating to reduce the number of trucking accidents down the road, we represent our clients’ desires entirely so no other family has to needlessly experience their tragedy.