An accident with a large truck can result in severe and fatal injuries for the passenger vehicle occupants. If you were in a collision involving a truck, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, can help you recover your costs. Our accident lawyers serving Laredo can assist with an insurance claim or a lawsuit.
We Will Fight to Recover Your Financial Losses
Our attorneys will work hard to get you the highest settlement or verdict possible for your accident. Various factors affect the value of your potential awards, including:
- The extent of your medical care
- Your future medical needs
- How long you are out of work
- If you can return to work
- The severity of your injuries and pain and suffering
We can help you seek costs associated with:
- Emergency room care
- Hospital stays
- Surgeries and medical procedures
- Medications and medical devices
- Physical and cognitive rehabilitation
- Mental health services
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Your vehicle and personal property damages
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
You Can Seek Awards for Your Loved One’s Wrongful Death
If a truck accident caused your loved one’s fatal injury, you might have the right to seek awards for their wrongful death. You could recover awards for:
- Pain and suffering caused by the loss of your loved one
- The loss of your loved one’s support, companionship, and love
- Your loved one’s lost earnings
- Lost inheritance
D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, Can Help You Get Started on Your Case Right Away
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a truck accident, contact our firm before the statute of limitations on your case expires. Texas law allows two years from the time of your injuries to file a personal injury lawsuit. The same law grants you two years from the time of your loved one’s passing to sue for wrongful death.
Insurance companies are aware of the statute of limitations, and these time limits will affect your case even if you attempt to settle outside of court. The insurance company could use an expired statute as a reason to deny or underpay your claim, and you will no longer have the option of moving forward with a lawsuit.
Truck Accident Cases Can Involve Multiple Parties
Truck accident liability can be complicated and may involve more than one party, including:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The truck owner
- The owner or loader of the cargo
- The truck manufacturer
To succeed in your case, you will need to prove that the person or entity responsible for your injuries behaved negligently.
How the Trucking Company Could Be Liable
The truck driver may bear financial responsibility if a driving error, such as speeding, driving under the influence, or tailgating, caused your accident. The trucking company could be at fault if it did not properly train its drivers, maintain its fleet of trucks, or conduct required alcohol and drug screenings.
If your accident was due to a defect with the truck, a faulty part, or lack of safety equipment, the truck owner may be liable (this could be a third party, separate from the trucking company). Vehicle issues could also be the fault of a vehicle or auto parts manufacturer. Finally, if overweight, shifting, or improperly loaded cargo contributed to your accident, liability may rest with the owner or packer of the transported goods.
Our Attorneys Will Help You Prove Your Case
Our firm has helped accident victims seek justice since its founding in 2002. We know what it takes to prove negligence. We will build your case using available evidence, which may include:
- Eyewitness testimony
- Expert opinions
- Photographs of your injuries
- Your medical records
- Accident site data
- Surveillance videos
We understand that you have injuries and may be grieving. The last thing you need to worry about is tracking down documents or locating witnesses. Let us build your case for you so that you can focus on healing.
Truck Drivers and Trucking Companies Must Follow Special Safety Rules
Truck drivers and trucking companies have rules and regulations they must follow to protect themselves and others on the road. For example, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Hours-of-Service regulations limit how long truckers may drive without rest or a break. The FMCSA also sets truck weight limits and mandates that trucks have certain safety features, like underride guards.
Texas law holds commercial vehicle drivers to a higher standard when driving under the influence (DUI). The legal limit for truck drivers is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.04 percent or higher. The legal limit for private motorists is 0.08 percent. Our attorneys can use a violation of DUI law, FMCSA regulations, or other state or federal laws as proof of negligence.
We Can Handle Your Insurance Claim Or Lawsuit
We will file your insurance claim and negotiate for the most advantageous settlement possible for your accident and injuries. We will:
- Handle communications with all involved parties
- Promptly return your phone calls and emails
- Answer all of your questions without using “legalese”
- Meet you at our office, your home, the hospital, or wherever is most convenient for you
- Keep you updated on your case and let you know what to expect
- Submit documents according to established deadlines
- Review your settlement offers
- Fight for the awards to which you are entitled
If we cannot achieve a successful outcome through insurance, we will not back down from taking your case to trial.
D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™
Our team prides itself on our service and accessibility. When you work with our accident attorneys serving Laredo, you get a full-service personal injury firm.
Our primary goal is to help you fight for every dollar you are entitled to. Call our team at (713) 850-8600. A member of our team can get you started with a free case evaluation.
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