After a Dallas truck accident, seek out all necessary medical attention and consider seeking help from a truck accident lawyer. We can help you to understand and take advantage of your right to seek damages.
Damages serve several purposes. They can help you hold the liable party to account for their reckless behavior. They can help you support your family through this difficult time.
What Forms of Recovery Are Available To Me?
When preparing your case, your lawyer will compile a list of all the injuries and losses you sustained because of the accident. These injuries will then be broken down into the following two categories.
Truck accidents can get very expensive. You may struggle to pay for:
- Medical care: This could include emergency room visits, tests, surgery, medication, follow-up appointments, assistive devices, and much more.
- Repair expenses: In addition to the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle, you could be reimbursed for rental car costs or public transportation costs.
- Other bills: This may include medical-related travel expenses, the cost of a housekeeper or landscaper (if you never used them before), and other costs.
Covering these expenses can be even more difficult if you experienced:
- Loss of income: You reduced your working hours or took time off from work while your injuries were healing.
- Loss of employment: You lost your pre-accident job, and/or you are no longer capable of maintaining any sort of gainful employment.
- Loss of earning capacity: You can still work, but you have to permanently reduce working hours or switch to a lower-paying position that accommodates your injuries.
All of the above are economic damages.
As difficult as economic damages are to deal with, they are often secondary to the non-economic damages. These are the physical and emotional toll your accident has had on you.
This can take the form of:
- Disfigurement or scarring: Even after healing, you have marks that permanently alter your appearance and/or your physical capabilities.
- Disability: Your injuries temporarily or permanently affected your physical and/or intellectual capabilities.
- Reduced quality of life: You are no longer able to take care of yourself or your dependents without help; you have to rely on others to complete basic tasks.
- Pain and suffering: Your injuries—or even the accident itself—have caused you physical and emotional harm.
It may be painful to describe your accident and injuries to your attorney. However, it is a necessary step in any personal injury case. If there is anything we can do to make this process easier for you, do not hesitate to let us know.
How Can A Truck Accident Lawyer Help With My Dallas Case?
Injury cases involve many steps and legal tasks. D. Miller & Associates, PLLCTM can handle everything, giving you more time to focus on your recovery and your family.
Our services include:
- Advising you about your options
- Investigating your accident
- Communicating with the liable party
- Answering your questions
- Filling out and submitting paperwork
- Negotiating with the insurance company
- Preparing the settlement agreement for your signature
- Advocating for you in the courtroom
By performing these and other legal tasks, we can help you figure out:
- Who to seek a recovery from: Suing the truck driver may seem like the obvious choice. They might not have been following Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) guidelines. However, you may also be able to sue a truck parts manufacturer, a maintenance crew, or someone else.
- When to act: Texas law generally gives you two years to start a lawsuit after suffering a personal injury.
- What to seek a recovery for: We can review your case to determine which economic and/or non-economic damages you qualify for.
We will keep you in the loop every step of the way
Finally, there is nothing more important to us than making our clients feel as comfortable as possible throughout the legal process. We can do this by:
- Responding promptly to your phone calls
- Hosting Facebook livestreams to answer your questions
- Updating you about important changes in your case
- Helping you make decisions about your case’s future
How Can I Prove That I Need A Financial Recovery?
In far too many cases, insurance companies are more interested in protecting themselves than in paying accident victims what they need and deserve. That is why it is so important to consult a law firm. We know where to look for evidence in truck accident cases.
D. Miller & Associates, PLLCTM can strengthen your case by collecting corroborating evidence from a variety of sources, such as:
- Police reports: The responding officer should have recorded information pertaining to where the accident occurred, who was involved, and so on.
- Witnesses: Anyone who saw the accident can testify as to the liable party’s guilt.
- Inspection reports: Trucking companies have to keep their vehicles in good repair. We can find out whether or not they have done so by seeking documentation like inspection reports.
- Medical records: All of your visits, tests, and treatments should be recorded here. This will prove that your injuries occurred after the accident and that you spent money to treat them.
- Expert witnesses: For example, someone who knows about commercial trucking can confirm that the liable party’s behavior was unacceptable.
Begin your case as soon as possible to build strong evidence
The earlier you begin your case, the easier it will be for us to collect evidence on your behalf. This is especially important for impermanent forms of evidence, which may be:
- Destroyed: Police reports and surveillance footage may not be preserved forever.
- Forgotten: Human memory is imperfect, so witness statements may be more valuable if taken closer to the accident date.
- Unavailable: Experts are busy people. If you wait until the last minute to ask for their statements, they may not have time to give you what you need.
Get Started With A Free Case Evaluation
When you are ready to begin, D. Miller & Associates, PLLCTM can provide you with a truck accident lawyer serving Dallas. Call our office at (713) 850-8600. We have team members standing by to speak with you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Related Frequently Asked Questions
- What if You Have Trouble Paying Medical Bills After a Serious Car Accident?
- When Should You Contact a Lawyer After a Car Accident?
- Are Trucking Companies Required By Texas Law To Have Full Coverage Insurance?
- How Do You Know If You’ve Been Injured By a Defective Medical Device?
- If I Have Been Injured In A Truck Accident Can I Sue The Trucking Company?