When you are injured in a truck accident that was not your fault, you could recover damages for medical bills, lost pay, and other expenses. A truck accident lawyer serving Fort Worth, TX can pursue financial recovery while you focus on your health and your loved ones.
Miller & Associates, PLLC™ handles all types of truck accidents, including delivery vans, 18-wheelers, semi rigs, and panel trucks. A careless driver should be held accountable for your injuries and damages. An attorney with our firm can help.
What a Truck Accident Lawyer Can Do for You and Your Loved Ones
In our experience as truck accident attorneys, these collisions are typically more complex than other kinds of traffic accidents. Truck accidents tend to result in more serious injuries that could require an operation, a hospital stay, or a lengthy recovery period.
At the same time, the clock is ticking on your chance to recover damages from the liable party. That is why connecting with a truck accident lawyer can be beneficial for you and your loved ones.
An attorney with our firm can:
- Evaluate your injuries and damages
- Secure evidence of the other party’s negligence
- Compile bills, expenses, and medical information
- File a claim with the other party’s insurance
- Negotiate a settlement from the claim
Some insurance companies make things difficult when it comes to paying claims for truck accident victims. They may delay, downplay, or even deny your claim for a variety of reasons. Our legal team is prepared for these tactics and is vigilant in pursuing financial recovery.
Recoverable Damages After a Truck Accident in Fort Worth
While past results do not guarantee future outcomes, our personal injury lawyers have successfully recovered damages for many injured people. Your damages might include:
- Medical care and treatment, including ambulance, emergency room services, hospitalization, specialists, medical tests, surgery, and prescriptions
- Lost wages due to accident-related work absences
- Property damage including car repairs and temporary transportation
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
Each truck accident is different. The nature, extent, severity, and prognosis of your injuries plays a major role in determining financial recovery.
Recovering Damages from an Insurance Settlement
While insurance companies might be reluctant at first to offer a settlement, they are usually even less willing to go to court. Many truck accident cases are settled without stepping foot in a courtroom with benefits to both you and the liable party. For example, settlements tend to proceed faster, which means you could see a settlement check sooner.
However, a truck accident lawyer with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ can take your case to court if the insurance company does not properly negotiate or continues to offer a lowball settlement. You generally have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit under Texas law.
Establishing Liability Based Upon Four Elements
When you are hurt in a truck accident, the trucking company usually sends out an insurance adjuster and an investigator. Often, they may try to blame you for the accident and protect themselves from financial accountability.
Our firm has the resources and knowledge to conduct our own investigation into the nature of your accident. We establish proof of liability based upon four elements:
- Establish that the other party owed you a duty of care to take reasonable measures to avoid you harm
- Show how the other party failed to uphold this duty through carelessness or omission
- Demonstrate that this failure caused your injuries
- Provide a detailed list of damages due to your injuries
Types of Truck Accidents
- Miller & Associates, PLLC™ has a large practice area covering all kinds of truck accidents, including:
- Drunk driving with injury accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drowsy driving accidents
- Defective parts accidents, including defective tires
- Cargo related accidents
- Turning, lane change, or intersection accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Rear end collisions
- T-bone accidents
- Jackknife accidents
- Underride accidents
- Reckless driving accidents
- Failure to yield right of way accidents
- Aggressive driving (road rage) accidents
- Hit and run accidents
- Food delivery truck accidents
- Moving van accidents
- Commercial delivery truck accidents
If you or a loved one was hurt in a truck accident that was not your fault, we may be able to help with financial recovery from the liable party or parties.
Liable Parties in a Truck Accident
There can be several parties who share the liability for your injuries and damages. A truck accident lawyer with our firm identifies and communicates with these liable parties, which might include:
- A trucking company
- A trucking carrier, if different
- A truck manufacturer
- A truck part manufacturer
- A shipping company
- An inspection and/or maintenance service provider
Each of these entities may have insurance coverage that could be applied to your damages.
Steps After the Accident
It is important that you follow your healthcare provider’s instructions for your injuries and care.
There are a few other steps that we recommend after a truck accident, including:
- Sharing only the required facts with the insurance company
- Choosing to make a written statement to the insurance company after you talk to a lawyer
- Staying away from social media with photos or comments about the accident
- Discussing your case with someone from our team
If you choose to work with us, an attorney from our firm will be available to answer your questions and concerns. We can also help to protect you against bad faith insurance practices and protect the value of your case.
Get a Free Case Evaluation Before the Deadline
You have a short time to pursue financial recovery after a truck accident. Connect with a truck accident lawyer serving Fort Worth, TX today.
Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ for a free case evaluation: (713) 850-8600.