Passenger car occupants usually suffer the worst injuries in truck accidents. That’s because large trucks’ weight and size are often a danger to others on the road.
If you or someone you love are recovering from severe injuries from a Frisco truck accident, our lawyers can help you pursue the financial recovery you need to begin healing. If you lost a loved one to fatal injuries from such an accident, we could also help you recover damages related to their death.
Except in cases that involve minor injuries and small claims, victims may have a hard time obtaining recovery for their truck without legal assistance. We can make the process easier by managing your case for you and pursuing fair financial awards for your losses.
Call the legal team at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, today at (713) 850-8600 to take the next step.
How a Truck Accident Lawyer Serving Frisco Can Help You with Your Case
Seeking financial recovery in a truck accident case involves many steps, each with its own process. Our lawyers take a comprehensive approach to each of these steps, ensuring that we have all the necessary information we need to move forward. This method helps us build strong cases for our clients so that we can pursue optimal results for each one.
Collecting Evidence to Support Your Case
No two accidents are the same, and truck accidents, in particular, often involve a series of events that occur before and during the collision. We believe your account of the accident, but unfortunately, the insurance company that should provide you with coverage for your losses may not.
We can investigate your case right away to get as much evidence as possible to support your claims, which can help us prove negligence in your case. Some of the items we may collect from you or others involved in the accident include:
- Your statement
- Insurance information
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Witness testimonies
- Videos or photos from the scene
- Information from the truck’s black box
In complex cases, we may also seek the assistance of a medical expert or accident reconstruction professional to help us piece together how the accident occurred and how it caused your injuries.
Establishing Liability for the Accident
Drivers in Texas must carry liability insurance policies, which cover medical bills, lost wages, and property damage for victims if they cause an accident. Seeking financial recovery from the truck driver in your case requires us to prove that they hold responsibility for the accident that led to your injuries or the loss of your loved one and the damages that resulted.
We can use the evidence we gathered during the initial investigation to demonstrate that the driver failed to take reasonable measures to keep you safe from harm, such as obeying the speed limit, and that this failure caused the accident, your injuries, and ultimately your financial losses.
Seeking Financial Recovery for Your Damages
There is no standard award amount for truck accident victims because settlements vary based on the circumstances of your case. Some of the types of damages you could receive may include:
- Emergency medical care and other injury-related expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Pain and suffering
A truck accident lawyer serving Frisco can determine the types of damages you may qualify for and pursue financial recovery for you accordingly.
Protecting You from Insurance Companies’ Manipulation
Drivers carry liability insurance to benefit victims injured in accidents, but that does not mean the insurance company will readily provide the coverage you may deserve. Insurance adjusters are trained to prioritize the company’s profit over the victim’s well-being. They often give victims the impression that they sincerely care about their case while attempting to withhold a fair settlement.
You should watch out for these red flags when speaking with an insurance company. It may:
- Attempt to doubt the severity of your injury
- Allocate an unfair share of liability for the accident to you
- Reject your claim
- Tell you a lawyer would take your settlement from you
- Misrepresent the actual terms of the insurance policy
If an insurance company offers you a settlement after your truck accident, you do not have to accept it right away. You can hire a truck accident lawyer serving Frisco to help you negotiate for a fair settlement.The lawyers at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, will negotiate on your behalf to help you avoid the manipulative tactics of insurance adjusters and pursue fair financial recovery.
Call our legal team today at (713) 850-8600.
File Your Case Before the Statute of Limitations Is Up
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 typically allows victims of truck accidents and family members of deceased victims to file personal injury and wrongful death actions against the liable party for up to two years after the date of the injury or passing.
However, there are some exceptions that may impact how much time you have left to file your lawsuit. Our lawyers can determine how the statute of limitations deadline applies to your case. If time remains, file your lawsuit as soon as possible so that you do not miss the deadline.
We Will Take Your Case to Trial if Necessary
Many truck accident cases are settled outside of court. This process typically starts when we issue a demand letter to the insurance company with a requested settlement amount. The insurance company will usually respond by countering the offer, and negotiations may continue until we feel we have reached an adequate award amount in your case.
If the insurance company does not agree to a fair settlement, we can take the case to trial to seek the results you may deserve.
Contact D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, as Soon as Possible
Truck accident victims may suffer not only physical, emotional, and financial distress, but they can also struggle with unpaid bills and the inability to earn an income.
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, we understand the difference that financial recovery would make in your life, and we fight to help you receive it. Contact our legal team right away at (713) 850-8600 to get started on your free truck accident case evaluation.