When business interests, property owners or individuals cut corners on safety, our legal team ensures that they are held accountable for damages caused by their reckless and negligent actions. Boyd Powers & Williamson has extensive experience representing individuals and their families who have suffered serious injury as a result of negligent trucking and transportation companies, dangerous worksites, defective products and oilfield accidents.
Our team is led by firm co-founder Allen Williamson, who has decades of experience handling serious injury litigation in state and federal courts across the Southwest.
When dealing with serious injuries caused by businesses and other parties, there is no substitute for experience and an aggressive legal strategy. To accomplish this, we tap industry experts to conduct independent investigations, quickly and aggressively gather evidence and prepare for trial with a strategy that resonates with jurors.
We fight to hold trucking and transportation companies accountable for injuries caused by commercial vehicle accidents. Accidents involving 18-wheelers and large commercial vehicles are different than typical motor vehicle wrecks. Because of the massive size of these vehicles, the fatality rate for trucking accidents is 50 percent higher than other motor vehicle accidents, and more than 80 percent of those killed in collisions involving trucks are someone other than the truck driver. When trucking and transportation companies fail to properly train and monitor their drivers or fail to properly maintain these vehicles, we make sure they’re held accountable.
The Boyd Powers & Williamson team has developed special litigation skills and a thorough knowledge of the extensive state and federal regulations that govern the trucking industry, as well as insider knowledge of trucking industry practices. We understand the industry requirements imposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), including regulations related to mandatory drug testing, vehicle maintenance requirements, hours of service regulations, and drug use and drug screening requirements. Common factors leading to transportation accidents include driver fatigue, reckless behavior, improper maintenance, improper training, and defective equipment and machinery.