When you are involved in a truck accident, you may be facing not only severe injuries but also the frustration of dealing with a large trucking company. The experience can leave you feeling small and powerless. Our truck accident lawyers serving Clear Lake City can instead empower you to fight for justice.
Seek Financial Recovery for Injuries and Losses
We know you have many questions about receiving financial help after your accident. Firstly, you should know any accident-related expenses could qualify for damages, including:
- Emergency care
- Rehabilitative care
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Financial recovery can range from bill reimbursement to personalized damages that acknowledge your pain. The bottom line is if you suffered from negligence, you could receive financial consideration.
If You Sustained Permanent or Long-Term Injuries
Commercial trucks are taller and weigh 20 to 30 times more than passenger vehicles, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This can spell serious injuries for those in passenger vehicles, including:
- Disfiguring injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Lost limbs
- Crushing injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Permanent disabilities
Severe injuries can equal more expenses and longer recovery times, all of which should be covered by damages. Moreover, you may not recover to the same level of health you had prior to the accident. That gap should also be covered, providing you with the help you need to maintain your condition in the future.
Financial Recovery Can Help Get You the Treatment You Need
We can work for you to have access to:
- Reconstructive surgery
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Job retraining
- Medical equipment
- Adult daycare
- Home and car modifications
- Mental health support
- Reduced earning capacity
Our truck accident attorneys can consult your doctors and specialists to understand your prognosis. We also consult economists to project your loss of income and earning capacity over time. You have a full team behind you.
If You Lost a Loved One in a Truck Accident
Tragically, the size difference between large trucks and passenger vehicles often causes fatalities. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that 67% of truck accident fatalities in 2019 were passenger vehicle occupants. Another 15% were pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists.
You can pursue a wrongful death claim or lawsuit to recoup costs and losses associated with:
- Medical bills
- Lost financial support
- Funeral expenses
- Burial costs
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Your family member deserves proper services to honor them, and your family deserves damages for the income and support that person represented.
Get a Team to Back You Up
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, we want you to focus on healing, not on the minutiae of your case. Consequently, we can:
- Set up meetings in your home or hospital room
- Handle communication with adjusters and trucking companies
- Review settlement offers and negotiate terms
- Identify liable parties and their negligent actions
- File paperwork within the statute of limitations
- Remain available 24/7 and responding to communication promptly
In short, we handle the details and logistics while you get better. Texas law typically allows two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. We use that time to evaluate your condition and gather evidence.
If You Aren’t Sure What Evidence You Need
Leave evidence gathering to us! Whatever information you can bring to your consultation will be helpful, but it’s okay to just bring your story and questions. We know what to look for while investigating your case, such as:
- Medical records
- Traffic camera footage
- Truck transportation logs
- Photos from the scene
- Police reports
- Eyewitness testimony
- Expert analysis
- Accident reconstruction
- Drug or alcohol tests
Substance abuse can be high among truck drivers, with Reuters reporting U.S. drivers as having the highest frequency of positive alcohol tests in the world. Drivers may also use amphetamines to stay awake. Evidence of substance abuse can illustrate driver negligence and support your case.
Likewise, we can create a timeline of events leading to the collision, consult experts to offer an analytical perspective, and even determine if the driver or trucking company has a history of negligence or problems. By using many pieces of information, we can craft a comprehensive case in support of your right to financial recovery.
Get Answers About Your Accident
The truck accident lawyers at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ serving Clear Lake City have experience with several forms of negligence. We can pursue cases of:
- Driving under the influence
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
- Road rage or aggressive driving
- Following too closely
- Improper lane changes or turns
- Failure to yield
- Ignoring signs or signals
- Wrong way driving
Some roadways are more prone to accidents than others, such as the intersection of NASA Parkway and Interstate 45 in the Clear Lake area. However, negligence can happen anywhere. A truck driver who falls asleep on a rural road can pose a danger to drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. One who doesn’t adjust speed or stopping distance in bad weather can also cause accidents.
In other words, many forms of negligence can be grounds for a truck accident case. If someone’s carelessness harmed you, you could qualify for financial recovery.
If You Suspect Other Factors Played a Role in Your Accident
Truck accidents can feel especially complicated because you often must deal with large trucking companies and their insurance. However, other parties may have caused or contributed to your collision, including:
- Other drivers
- Maintenance crews
- Auto part manufacturers
- Car or truck designers
- Government entities
Moreover, the trucking company and their insurance may try to shift blame onto another party. We can identify which parties to hold responsible and even pursue more than one if they share liability.
Get a Free Case Evaluation Now!
Since 2002, the lawyers at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ have been helping truck accident victims like you. Take a look at our previous clients’ testimonials. We serve Clear Lake City by offering 24/7 availability, free consultations, and even Facebook live streams to answer your questions.