You might be entitled to recover damages if you were injured in a commercial vehicle accident caused by the other party. It is possible to file an insurance claim against the other party’s coverage and receive a settlement. You also have the right to take legal action with a personal injury lawsuit.
Texas has complex liability and negligence laws that may make it difficult for people to navigate on their own without an attorney.
A Fort Bend County commercial vehicle accident lawyer with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC may help you pursue financial recovery after an accident. Do not hesitate to call soon because you have only two years to file a personal injury lawsuit under Texas’s statute of limitations. Please call us at (713) 850-8600 for a free case evaluation.
What Makes Commercial Vehicle Accident Cases Challenging
Commercial vehicles are used by businesses to transport people or products. They can include:
- Large trucks
- Town cars
- Fleet cars
- 18-wheeler and semi-trucks
- Dump trucks
The various sizes and weights of these vehicles add to the complexity because they each have different injury risk factors.
Having a lawyer may also help you in the event of:
- Multiple liable parties
- Various types of liability among these parties
- Several insurance carriers
You also should consider your physical and emotional well-being, and a lawyer may help you pursue compensation for noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
We Handle Many Types of Accidents
D. Miller & Associates, PLLC may help you after any kind of accident involving you and a commercial vehicle. You may call us after other types of motor vehicle accidents, including:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bus accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- 18-wheeler and semi-truck accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Head-on collisions with injuries
- Rear-end accidents
- Left-turn accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drowsy driving accidents
- Drunk driving (DWI) accidents
- Defective tires, parts, or repairs
A member of our team can help you determine how your specific accident applies in a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. We will evaluate your case at no cost or obligation when you call (713) 850-8600.
How Commercial Vehicle Accidents Occur
Commercial vehicle accidents prove preventable when drivers abide by the duty of care other motorists on the road deserve. Often, a reckless act or failure on the part of the commercial vehicle driver contributes to accidents.
Fort Bend County had 507 commercial vehicle accidents in 2018, according to the Texas Department of Transportation’s motor vehicle crash statistics. Contributing factors in commercial vehicle accidents may include:
- Lack of initial or ongoing training
- Inadequate attention to safety and maintenance
- Improper or excessive cargo-loading procedures
- Failure to obey state and federal statutes for breaks between driving shifts
- Insufficient equipment checks
- Improper weighing or cargo verification
Even if you bear some responsibility for the collision, you may recover a percentage of losses from an insurance policy or from the company through a law referred to as vicarious liability, according to Texas’s Civil Practice and Remedies Code.
How We Determine Who Is At-Fault
We have a team of lawyers and investigators who can determine the cause of the accident. Some of today’s commercial vehicles have sophisticated onboard information systems that can assist our investigation. We may request this information, along with:
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Photos, scans, and expert medical opinion on your injuries
- Estimates from your mechanic for car repair or replacement
- Photos or video footage before, during, or after the accident
A Fort Bend County commercial vehicle accident lawyer with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC may arrange for expert testimony or supporting documentation that helps us recover awards for you. For a free case evaluation, call (713) 850-8600.
“Duty of Care” and Other Legal Considerations
Once we have collected evidence, our lawyers can determine how the other party breached their expected duty of care. All drivers who share the roadways are expected to follow the law. We owe other motorists a duty of care to take reasonable measures that prevent harm to another person.
These reasonable measures include:
- Obeying speed limits, red lights, stop signs, and other traffic laws
- Yielding as appropriate
- Being sober and rested before getting behind the wheel
You could be entitled to recoverable losses if we successfully prove that the other party was negligent in taking the same reasonable measures that the average person would take in a similar situation.
Damages that We Can Help Recover
Since 2002, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC has helped other clients recover damages from negligent parties. While this does not guarantee financial recovery for your individual case, we take on even the toughest of cases and invite you to a free consultation even if other law firms denied you service.
Your compensatory losses may differ from those listed below, or you may have several of the following:
- Ambulance and emergency treatment
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Prescription medicine
- Medical equipment, such as wheelchairs or crutches
- Lost pay from time off work due to injuries
- Disability or disfigurement, or both
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Property damage
- Other related out-of-pocket costs
The sooner you call for a free case evaluation, the sooner we might be able to help. Call us today at (713) 850-8600.
Let Our Legal Team Help You After a Commercial Vehicle Accident
If you or a loved one was hurt in an accident involving a delivery truck, van, or another type of commercial vehicle, please call to find out how we can help you. You should understand your legal rights.
Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at (713) 850-8600 for a free case evaluation.
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