Truck Accident Lawyers in El Paso, Texas

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Accidents involving 18-wheelers are among some of the most complicated cases that personal injury lawyers process. That is because the accident does not just involve the driver of the 18-wheeler and the other vehicle. There are often multiple insurance companies involved and the company that manufactured the big rig. These types of accidents often result in more fatalities and more serious injuries than other types of motor vehicle crashes. Compared to the average car, 18-wheelers are bigger and more difficult to maneuver safely, leading to a disproportionate number of crashes. That’s why it’s important to know an El Paso truck accident lawyer you can trust in the event of an accident.

If you or a loved one have been in a truck accident, call Zinda Law Group at (888) 329 2813 for a 100% free case evaluation with an experienced El Paso truck accident lawyer.

Do You Have A Truck Accident Claim? 

If you’ve been in a wreck with a truck or 18-wheeler, you may be wondering if you have a case. Some factors to consider are: 

  • Were you injured in a collision? 
  • Do you need medical treatment?
  • Did someone else cause the collision? 
  • Did you miss work due to the accident?
  • Are you experiencing a reduced quality of life due to the truck wreck and resulting injuries? 

Even if you’re not certain how to answer one or more of these questions, remember that there’s no risk in contacting Zinda Law Group’s truck accident attorneys for a free consultation. 

Truck Accident Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2020 over 4,900 people died, and 146,930 were injured nationwide in accidents with trucks or 18-wheelers.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) also reports on truck accidents in the state. In 2020 there were 580 deaths in Texas. Eight of those truck accident deaths occurred in El Paso. TxDOT reported 705 fatalities in the state in 2021, and 17 occurred in El Paso County.


What to Do After A Truck Accident?

1. Seek Medical Attention if Injured

It is crucial to immediately seek medical attention if you have been involved in a truck accident. Even if no injury is apparent, you may still be injured and should seek medical care as soon as possible. By immediately seeking diagnosis and treatment of your injuries from a qualified medical professional, you not only secure necessary medical help, but you are also able to ensure documentation of your injuries and their subsequent treatment.

2. Report the Truck Accident

Once you have sought medical attention, you should report the accident to the proper authorities. Depending on where the accident occurs, this may be local police, sheriff, or highway patrol. They will respond to the accident, offer assistance where needed, take statements from any present witnesses, and complete an accident report that documents the details of the accident.

3. Document the Truck Accident

After a truck accident, you should document as much evidence surrounding the accident as possible. If possible, take photos of the injuries you have received. You should also take photos of any damage done to your vehicle, as well as of the entire accident scene. You should get the contact information of any witnesses that may have witnessed the accident.

4. Contact an El Paso Truck Accident Attorney

After a truck accident, you should contact an experienced El Paso semi-truck accident attorney as soon as possible. By consulting an 18-wheeler accident attorney quickly, your attorney can begin investigating the accident right away while the evidence is still fresh and readily available. Your attorney will work to discover who was liable and if negligence may have been involved in the accident.

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I had the privilege of working with Zinda Law Group recently and was thoroughly impressed with the level of service and support they provided. When we began, I had reservations about the likelihood of reaching a settlement, but the team's professionalism, intelligence, and dedication quickly put those doubts to rest. They went above and beyond to ensure that I was informed and comfortable throughout the process, and their hard work and strong advocacy ultimately led to a successful outcome. I cannot thank Zinda Law Group and their staff enough for their exceptional service and support, and I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of legal assistance. Their commitment to their clients and their willingness to fight for what's right truly sets them apart. In short, I give them a rating of five stars for their outstanding work.
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I hired Zinda for a crazy situation involving an 18 wheeler where an object flew off a trailer and blasted through my windshield.I reached out to Zinda and spoke with Michael Cupero, my attorney at Zinda, after the accident once I realized this is affecting my day to day life in a significant way (PTSD from a "Final Destination" type of incident) and Michael was nothing short of fantastic through the entire process.The Zinda team, including Michael and Mary-Catherine Holt and several others, guided me through the entire process from initial settlement offers, filing the lawsuit, depositions, the whole 9.They listened to my concerns, provided clarity and perspective when needed, and not once did I feel that my best interest was not at the forefront of their actions and behavior through my experience as a client.Thank you Michael, Mary-Catherine and Zinda!If you want a team that will treat you with professionalism, respect, and understanding then do yourself a favor and reach out to Zinda!
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I found myself in a situation where I needed legal representation. After looking over reviews in the area, I decided to contact Natasha at Zinda law group in the hopes that she could represent me . Natasha put me at ease with her responsiveness and her ability to accommodate my last minute needs. I had no idea what to expect. It felt like a wave of relief knowing that you're working with a professional that knows what she's doing, and knows how to get things done quickly and efficiently. I appreciate the time and attention that Natasha put into my case. I hope I won't be needing their services again in the future, but I would absolutely contact them again if I do. Thanks again
I am very satisfied with the service and the outcome of my case.Since the first phone call, and every step of the way until the end, Zinda Law was on top of every detail pertaining to my auto accident case.The case is now closed, and looking back, they made every step of the process easy and manageable. They were very thorough in explaining the different scenarios, and extremely transparent with all the possible outcomes.Thank you to every person who aided in the success of my case, all of whom were exceptional in their tasks and working as a team.
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I would like to recognize a fantastic attorney named Joe Caputo from Zinda Law Group. I was involved in an auto accident that had many complicated moving parts that were hard to navigate and understand as a victim. Joe was so gracious and spent quality time explaining what courses of action I needed to take as a victim to protect myself. Joe was also diligent in following up with me regarding my case and provided guides and checklists that were extremely helpful to keep things organized and moving. Joe was always readily available for my questions and responded promptly. Joe Caputo's excellent counsel ensured I protected myself when dealing with the opposing insurance company and ensured the best possible outcome for my case. Joe's expertise in personal injury lawsuits helped alleviate the stress and anxiety that follows the aftermath of an auto accident. Thanks again Joe! You are truly an amazing, kind person and attorney!
Zinda Law was incredibly amazing. I had the pleasure of working with Michael and his incredibly hard working team after my wreck in November. They went above and beyond keeping up with my health, bills, insurance companies, all that fun stuff I had no time for. After what felt like such a short amount of time, they were able to win every last penny from the "bad guys" insurance (loved that term). I couldn't happier, and even though I went through something traumatic, it was still the best experience I could have ever asked for. Thank you Michael and everyone that helped with my case, yall are the best!!
My attorney was Christina , she and her team gave me the best outcome for my case .I am giving an honesty review at first I was very upset because I kept getting moved around and I never knew who I was talking to because they switch attorneys and kept changing my paralegals.. I was going to go with another law firm but Christina helped me with my case from then on out and she worked around my schedule to talk to me which I appreciate. Also my last law firm took 30 percent, and this one took 33 percent which I wasn’t to happy so just a heads up. Overall I rate this 4 stars cause I’m just happy the case is over with and I get to go back to my life.Update: I just received another call from my attorney and they have worked to negotiate my case with the billing and have put more money in my pocket. All the money that I had spent while working on the case has came back to me. I can fully move on and say that I have gain every penny that was lose during those hard times. I’m so happy and thankful to Zinda law group!!!!!!
Zinda Law Group did an excellent job with my case. The staff was super friendly and super effective as far as communicating with me throughout the entire case. I highly recommend Zinda Law Group for your next case and for any of your future cases. 5 Stars across the board thank you so much for everything!
Joh Harper, Priyonka Bhikha, and the rest of the team gave my case a quick and satisfactory conclusion. The attorney, Mr. Harper did an absolutely amazing job keeping me on the same page as far as the case goes. Honestly, if anybody is hurt in a car wreck or another personal injury case, I WILL STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU SPEAK TO THEM.
I was in a motor vehicle collision about two years ago. From the minute I picked up the phone to speak with a representative to the case finally settling, it was a great experience. I worked with Burgess Williams and his team (Kathy, Ryan, and Linda) throughout the process. They were all very professional and helpful when I needed them the most.
Great Firm. I was in motorcycle accident- T-boned at a full stop with my daughter riding on back. Zinda's team was instantly responsive. Christina was very compassionate, organized and scheduled time before every legal event to discuss goals and overview. The process was 2 years but during that time the lawyers and staff (John and Shane were also great) were always available and understanding. The team is focused on doing what is right and by the book. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone who is suffering from a motorcycle accident.
Jason Aldridge and his paralegal Mara did an absolutely amazing job on my case. They were very responsive to all emails, calls and even texts. They treated me with dignity and respect from start to finish. I never once felt like my case was at the back of the list or anything. Not only did they explain and walked me through everything, they got me the help I needed and a final outcome over what I had expected. I would highly recommend this law firm, Jason and Mara to anyone seeking legal assistance.
Highly Recommended-100% Satisfied!.From the initial phone call I felt confident I chose the right firm. They explained the process and I was always in the loop, even when we were at a stand still. Very grateful I was quickly referred to them by a friend who had a similar case. Both of us are happy with the end result. Thank you!
My team of lawyer were very professional and communicated extremely clearly. They kept me updated on their status and did not make me worry at all about my situation. They explained everything to me very well and put things into simple terms for my understanding. I am very satisfied with their performance.
I would recommend them to anyone that's been involved in an accident and feels skeptical in engaging an attorney.When one gets into an accident, you're traumatized, confused, angry and helpless.That was me last year, getting all kinds of advice becomes your next norm, to use or not to use an attorney.I was in so much pain from my injuries but at the same time knew I had to act fast.I called Zinda Law Group for consultation, they took my case seriously and treated me with respect, they were very professional and understanding.Elizabeth, kudos to you, you're true to your word, Integrity should be your last name.Jason Aldridge my attorney went to work immediately, he assured me that all be well and I should concentrate on my healing and he will do the rest. Thank your Sir, You did just that.His team, Mara, Zuleyma and Andrew, they all become my support system, so professional and lots of respect in each and everyphone call or email. Thank you guys.I would recommend anyone to use Zinda Law Group.
I honestly loved not dealing with the hospital bills while I was recuperating. It gave me peace of mind going through this process and Zinda took care of everything. They found awesome health providers for me and haven't had to worry about anything while they've been taking my case. I've been well informed, communicated with, responded to and understood by Zinda. They have been efficient and effective while working on my case and I'm so glad I choose to go with this law firm.
When I was injured in a car accident in March of 2020 the insurance companies were not concerned with my well being. I called Zinda Law group & spoke with Reagan, who went over my concerns & later had Jono contact me. After reviewing my information with Jono my case was immediately put in motion. I worked mainly with Sam Thomas who truly was a blessing to me, he was very supportive & genuinely concerned with my well being, everything wasn't simply about the case it was about me being healed & getting the proper treatment that I needed. Sam was also emotionally supportive when I went through several losses in my family & is a great friend. In all everyone was extremely supportive & all worked for me which was quite a different legal experience for me from Law groups in my past. I was well supported, always informed, treated with respect & made the priority in all decisions. Zinda Law Group made sure I was compensated completely & that I didn't have financial stresses over hospital bills after all was said & done. Sam, Katrina, Mary Catherine, Reagan & Jono I just want to thank you & all of Zinda for the incredible experience & the wonderful caring people that you all are, you are truly Golden in your field.
They helped me after I got into car accident, they are such a great professional business. I would honestly recommend them to anyone that would need help after a car accident for sure, they kept me up to date with everything that was happening on with my case. I had multiple people working on my said case and they were very professional and nice whenever they had called me and kept it very simple for me to understand what was actually going on. I'm extremely happy that I had found them and went with them to help me and I'm so thankful for them. 10/10 would recommend!
I am so glad I got in touch with Zinda! My car accident occurred just 4 days prior to moving, during the busiest week of the year at my job, and just a week before the quarantine was declared a new reality for all of us. Everyone at Zinda remained persistent, supportive, and most of all advocated for me throughout such a chaotic time. I’ll always be grateful for the care they took to make sure my health and well-being were taken care of. So super grateful to know that a split second mistake someone else made doesn’t have to dictate my life. Thanks!
My experience with Zinda Law Group was better than expected. After an accident that totalled my car, I reached out and was paired with a wonderful attorney. She communicated frequently and responded to my calls and texts in a timely manner. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and answered all of my questions. I was kept in the loop during every step of the process. I would call Zinda Law if I ever need this type of support again.
I had an excellent experience working with the attorneys at Zinda Law Group! They were knowledgeable, professional and patient. They walked me through every step of the long process of getting treatment after my car wreck and kept me updated with timeframes and next steps. I would absolutely recommend anyone working with them!
They helped me with so much! I had a dog bite happen 2019 and it was very heart breaking! This law group made everything so easy to help me through a rough time! John Rogers and Shane Eckert were very easy to talk to and open about if I needed to talk about frustrations I had with bills. Everything got closed before Christmas and I was so blessed! I highly recommend them no matter what! Thank you guys so much!
Zinda Law Group helped me with my personal injury case after an auto accident. I was hurt pretty badly and I wasn't sure which attorney to call, I looked at reviews for Zinda Law and called right away.Kaitlin Nares and her team were so responsive and helpful. Kaitlin called me right away and helped me navigate through a very difficult process and time in my life. Being hurt in a car accident changes you!!! My case settled for more than I thought it would, and a lot quicker. I know sometimes things are more complicated, but my case was settled in only 3 months after my accident. Mary-Catherine was also so helpful in making sure everything was finalized! I have referred two people who have recently been in auto accident because it's not IF, its WHEN these days... I usually don't write reviews unless I feel strongly about sharing my experience to help others! Thank you!!!
I was referred here by a family member. Our lawyer jason and his team did and amazing job. They kept me updated in everything made sure I understood what was going on. My son was hit by a van in the hospital jason came right over. He's awesome so much down to earth straight forward. I would recommend him and his firm to everyone and I have thank you zinda but most of all thank you Jason for being there for us for being a friend
Zinda Law Group was recommended to me from another satisfied client and I certainly received excellent service. The attorneys and staff are very proactive with communication and I knew every step of the way what was happening on my case. I never felt pressured with decision making and they went above & beyond to answer questions with satifactory explanations. This is a very professional group of attorneys & support staff. In addition, they were willing to meet me at a location more convenient for me. I appreciated their concern for my time.
Could not speak highly enough of the firm. I was involved in my first accident and thankfully had Zinda Law Group supporting me through the scary time. Jono took care of me every step of the way. He made me feel like I was a priority through the entire process. A big thank you to Jono and the rest of the Zinda crew!

Types of El Paso Truck Accident Claims

We’ve helped El Paso clients with all types of truck accident claims. Some of the common ones include:

Wide Turn

Large trucks making a right turn will often swing left to do so, sometimes resulting in a vehicle to the right of the truck being caught between the truck and the curb.

Brake Failure Accidents

If a truck’s brakes are not properly installed, maintained, or replaced as needed, they can fail, causing the truck to be unable to slow down or come to a stop.


When a truck driver is speeding and suddenly brakes, it can result in the driver losing control of the truck, with the trailer dangerously turning at a 90-degree angle in relation with the cab of the truck.

Tire Blowout

The size and weight of large trucks mean a tire blowout can be much more difficult to manage by the driver and may result in the loss of control of the truck by the driver.


Rollover accidents can occur when a truck climbs or descends a steep incline at a high speed, causing the truck and/or trailer to roll over.

Shifting Loads

When a truck’s cargo is loaded improperly, it can shift during travel, and such a weight shift can lead to the truck driver losing control while driving.

Blind Spots

An area of a vehicle in which the driver does not have visual access is a blind spot. Due to the size of semi-trucks and 18-wheelers, these blind spots are much larger.

Under-ride Collision

Under-ride collisions occur when an automobile collides with the rear of a truck in which the trailer’s underside is higher than the car, causing the car to go under the trailer.

T-Bone Collision

T-Bone collisions occur when a truck impacts the side of a passenger vehicle and often occur at intersections, especially if the truck driver has run a stop sign or red light.

Rear-End Collision

Rear-end collisions are often caused by drivers failing to accurately judge the distance required to stop or adequately reduce speed to avoid colliding with the vehicle in front of them. With the heavy loads they carry, trucks require more time and distance to safely slow down or stop.

Head-On Collision

Head-on collisions occur when a truck collides with the front of a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction. These collisions can occur when a truck drives the wrong way down a highway or drifts into the wrong lane, into oncoming traffic.

Motorcycle-Truck Accidents

The difference in size between small motorcycles and large trucks can make it difficult for truck drivers to see and account for motorcyclists on the road, which can lead to an accident if a truck driver fails to notice the presence of a motorcyclist in its vicinity.

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Common Causes of El Paso Truck Accidents

Many of the truck accidents in the El Paso area occur on busy commercial routes such as U.S. Route 54, Interstate 25, and Interstate 10 and may be caused by:

Speeding and Reckless Driving

This includes speeding, not slowing down in work zones or in dangerous road conditions, such as rain or fog, as well as reckless behavior such as weaving in and out of traffic, passing where it is unsafe or unlawful to so, or even drifting across lanes haphazardly.

Driver Fatigue

Truck drivers are expected to travel great distances to deliver their cargo as quickly as possible, leading to some drivers going too long without rest and failing to pay proper attention to the road and the vehicles around them.

Substance Abuse

Along with alcohol and illegal drugs, legally prescribed drugs and medications can also interfere with a truck driver’s ability to drive safely, even if prescribed.

Distracted Driving

Using mobile devices, eating while driving, looking for items within the truck, and interacting with passengers are all dangerous distractions that can cause a driver to lose focus and cause an accident.

Worn or Punctured Tires

A truck’s tires must be properly monitored for wear and replaced. Worn tires can lead to a decrease in traction, especially on wet or icy roads. Worn tires, as well as tires that have been punctured, if not repaired or replaced, can also cause a blowout while the truck is moving.

Malfunctioning or Non-functional Lighting

Drivers at night have drastically-limited vision. If a truck has rear or sidelights that are not working properly, the truck can be more difficult to see at night or in other low visibility environments, such as fog. Other drivers can also have difficulty accurately determining a truck driver’s intentions if brake lights or turn signals are not functioning properly.

How To File A Truck Accident Lawsuit in El Paso

1. Call A Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accidents can cause serious injuries, resulting in costly medical bills and severe damage to other vehicles. To ensure you can seek the compensation you may be entitled to, it is critical that you call and consult with an El Paso truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after you are involved in a truck accident. An experienced semi-truck accident lawyer will be able to immediately begin investigating the accident and gathering evidence surrounding the accident.

2. Investigation

Once you have secured the services of an 18-wheeler accident attorney, they will investigate the accident, seeking to determine the facts and gather evidence to determine who is liable and if negligence may have been a factor in the accident. They will collect police reports, photos, and witness statements if available, as well as documentation of your injuries and property damage.

3. Case Settlement

With the facts and information gathered during the investigation, your attorney can begin negotiating a settlement with the insurance company. Your lawyer will present your claim to the insurer, along with any evidence that may help to prove liability or negligence. This negotiation will usually go back and forth between your attorney and the insurer until a settlement can be agreed upon by both parties. If no settlement can be reached, the case may go to trial.

Who Is Liable for my Truck Accident?

Truck Drivers

The truck driver involved in the accident may be liable if they exhibited negligent behavior that led to the accident, such as driving while under the influence, distracted driving, or fatigued driving.

Trucking, Shipping, or Cargo Company

In some cases, the company which owns the truck may be liable. If the company was negligent in their maintenance of the truck or its equipment, the truck was improperly loaded, the company places unsafe expectations on the driver that causes driver fatigue, or if the company has failed to ensure only properly trained drivers were employed, they may be responsible for the accident.

Government Agencies

If the accident was caused by poor road conditions due to the condition of the roadway, whether through poor maintenance, poor construction, or poor design, the government entity responsible for that roadway may be liable.

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Proving Truck Driver Negligence

To prove negligence by the truck driver, your semi-truck accident attorney must prove four elements:

Duty of Care

In a truck accident case, the truck driver generally has a duty of care to others on the road to operate the truck safely and lawfully.

Breach of Duty

Your attorney must prove the driver negligently breached this duty of care, such as by driving fatigued or under the influence or by failing to properly maintain the truck and its equipment.


The victim of the accident must be able to prove that they suffered damages, including physical and emotional and property damages.


Finally, you must prove your damages were caused by the driver’s breach of duty.

Types of Compensation For El Paso Truck Accidents

Many factors will be considered when calculating compensation in truck driving accidents, including:

Economic Damages

Medical Damages

Medical damages include costs of diagnosing and treating any injuries you suffered from the truck accident, including the cost of hospital visits, specialist consultations, surgeries and other treatments, and medications. Future medical costs may also be awarded in some cases if you require them for your recovery.

Property Damage

Compensation for property damage covers the cost to repair or replace property damaged in the accident. If your vehicle is damaged beyond repair, you may be compensated based on the fair market value of your vehicle.

Lost Income

You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages if you missed work due to injuries you suffered as a result of a truck accident preventing you from performing your normal duties.

Loss of Earning Potential

If you are unable to return to your job as a result of a truck accident, you may be able to claim damages for loss of earning potential.

Non-Economic Damages

Pain and Suffering

You may be able to receive compensation for the physical and psychological pain you may have experienced as a result of your injuries from a truck accident.

Wrongful Death

If you have lost a loved one due to a truck accident, you may be able to file for wrongful death damages, such as loss of consortium or loss of earning potential.


Texas Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations for personal injury cases is a time limit on how long you have to make your claim for compensation after your accident. In Texas it is two years from the date of the accident.

In cases involving minors, those under the age of 18, the time limit imposed by the statute of limitations is tolled and may not begin until the minor has turned 18 and becomes a legal adult.

In wrongful death cases, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of death.

It is important to consult an attorney as soon as possible to ensure you can file your claim before this time limit expires, as most cases presented after the statute of limitations has expired will not be successful.

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Why Choose Zinda Law Group As Your El Paso Truck Accident Lawyers?

Our team of honest and aggressive injury attorneys will fight to help you get the compensation you need to get back on your feet. We offer free consultations 24/7 and we never collect a fee unless we win your case so there is no risk in contacting us. Our El Paso truck injury lawyers have helped El Paso clients just like you collect damages that you may be entitled to receive under the law.

At Zinda Law Group, our El Paso accident lawyers can help you determine if you have a case and what the best course of action is for moving forward. Any questions that you may have concerning a truck accident in can be answered by one of our injury attorneys. Don’t wait to see if their insurance carrier will “make things right”; protect yourself and consult with an El Paso truck accident lawyer today.

Call 888-345-9407 for a free consultation with one of our Texas trucking accident attorneys. As our client, you will pay nothing unless we win your 18-wheeler accident case.

You can also call us to make an appointment to visit our El Paso office located at 2300 George Dieter Dr, El Paso, TX 79936. Please note that in-office visits are by appointment only. 

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