Were you or someone you love injured in a collision involving a large truck? If you are unsure of how to proceed with the claims process, we can help. Our La Porte truck accident lawyers at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ can determine who is liable for your accident.
We’re ready to recover the cost of your medical bills, loss of income, the repair or replacement of your car, and all other costs related to the collision. With our guidance and direction, we will aim for the best possible outcome. We also offer free case evaluations where you can explore your options.
Your Right to File a Lawsuit Is Limited by Texas Law
The sooner you get our personal injury team involved in your case, the better. Early intervention means we can access time-sensitive evidence, locate and interview witnesses, and canvass the surrounding area for photos, videos, and other supporting evidence.
Getting us involved early also protects your legal ability to recover damages. Texas law imposes a statute of limitations on personal injury cases. In general, you have up to two years to file your lawsuit. If you fail to meet the state’s filing deadline, the courts would refuse to hear your case.
We will make every attempt to resolve your case with a settlement. That way, you wouldn’t have to attend court. However, our personal injury lawyers will keep litigation an option if a lawsuit could yield what you need.
Damages You Can Recover from the At-Fault Party
Part of representing you is listening to your recollection of the accident. We use your version of events, statements from witnesses, and accident reconstruction data to prove the accident’s cause.
We also prove the at-fault driver:
- Owed you a duty of care
- Breached their responsibility
- Caused your physical injuries
- Caused your financial damages
After establishing and documenting these elements of negligence, we help you recover economic and non-economic damages. In rare cases, you might also be entitled to punitive damages, which punish the at-fault party for their conduct (rather than pay for your injury-related losses).
Our team will evaluate your case and pursue your past, present, and future damages.
Recoverable Economic Damages (Losses with Financial Values)
Economic damages can be documented because they can be substantiated with receipts, estimates, and other documentation. They include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Temporary transportation expenses
- Childcare costs
Funeral and burial expenses, where applicable, can also be recovered. The key to recovering economic damages is waiting for all receipts and bills to become available before assigning a value to this portion of your case. We do not want to accept a settlement that leaves you with out-of-pocket expenses.
Recoverable Non-Economic Damages (Losses Without Inherent Financial Values)
Because they do not come with the same documentation as economic damages, non-economic damages are difficult to quantify and assign value to. They can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional trauma
- Permanent scarring
- Lasting disabilities
- Loss of consortium, household benefits, and parental guidance
Our team will do this for you based on your prognosis and other factors related to your situation.
Punitive Damages (Damages That Punish the At-Fault Party)
As previously noted, punitive damages are awarded to penalize the defendant (the at-fault party), rather than to reward you (the plaintiff). They are rarely awarded but are a possibility when the negligent party’s actions are intentional, malicious, or egregious.
For instance, if a trucking company hired a fleet of truckers with previous traffic infractions and histories of drug use, this would be considered egregious negligence, and this could result in punitive damages.
Put Our Truck Accident Lawyers Serving La Porte to Work for You
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, we work hard to ensure you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery without compromising your ability to seek financial recovery.
Toward that end, we will:
- Ensure your case is filed on time
- Determine what constitutes a fair settlement offer
- Fight for a favorable settlement
- Manage all communications with the involved parties
- Advise you on your next steps
- Answer your legal-related questions
We will also help you identify the at-fault party or parties. In your truck accident case, the at-fault party could include the trucker, the company he works for, or the manufacturer of the truck or its parts.
We will also field settlement offers and handle back-and-forth negotiations. You can trust that we’ll never settle your case without your permission. However, we will offer our guidance so you can make well-informed decisions.
Our Clients in Texas Appreciate the Work We Do for Them
We founded our law firm in 2002 with one mission: to advocate for injured people and their loved ones. Whenever we receive positive feedback from one of our clients, we rest assured knowing that we’re achieving our goals.
One particular client shared:
- “I have been represented by D. Miller & Associates, PLLC…and I have nothing but positive things to say. The people there are always friendly and do their best to answer any questions to the best of their ability. I would strongly recommend this firm.” — Wayne Peacock
We are committed to client care and rendering the legal services you need and deserve. We also believe in making ourselves easily accessible to our clients, so you are never left wondering about the progress of your case.
Get Your No-Cost Case Evaluation Now
If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident in La Porte, our client-focused law firm can help you get financial recovery. We will build your evidence file and negotiate with the at-fault party.
Find out how our truck accident lawyers will fight for you by calling one of our D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ team members today. We also host Facebook livestreams to answer questions and address concerns from online users.
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