A truck accident can leave you with serious physical injuries that transform your quality of life. A collision can also leave you with mental and emotional trauma. If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident, you have financial recovery options under Texas law.
Our Lewisville truck accident lawyers will do everything possible to recover what you’re owed. At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, we will compile and organize evidence, locate and interview witnesses, and prepare a solid case file. A complimentary case evaluation can alleviate your concerns about the claims process and set your case in motion.
Prompt Legal Action Protects Your Right to Damages
According to Texas law, you generally have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. Being unaware of the statute of limitations does not excuse you from complying with it. Having to deal with severe injuries, both physical and psychological, does not toll the deadline, either.
If the statute of limitations expires, you could face the following consequences:
- The court would refuse to hear your case.
- You couldn’t sue the at-fault party.
- The insurance provider would have little reason to compensate you.
- You might have to pay for your losses out of pocket.
Our personal injury lawyers will evaluate your case and explain your filing deadline, along with any factors that could give you more or less time to sue.
We Will Create a Detailed List of the Damages You Can Recover
On your own, it can be easy to overlook some damages you are entitled to recover. For example, you might be focused on your current healthcare expenses instead of those that haven’t manifested yet.
Once we examine your situation, we will explain whether you can pursue:
- Emergency, follow-up, and ongoing medical expenses
- Current and future lost wages, if you cannot return to work
- Vehicle damage, total loss, or diminished value
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Funeral expenses
- Childcare costs
- The cost of having to rent a vehicle or use rideshare services
- Monetary recovery for any physical disabilities or accident-related deformities
The claims adjuster may offer a settlement immediately after your truck accident. However, it will likely not account for your anticipated expenses. With our team on your side, we can evaluate any settlement offers and explain whether they meet your needs.
The Benefits of Hiring Our Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Lewisville
Since 2002, our personal injury law firm has helped injured clients build strong cases for financial recovery. To build your case, we will:
- Read and review the police report
- Request and review your medical records
- Locate and interview accident witnesses
- Canvass the accident scene for photos and videos
- Negotiate with the at-fault party or their insurer
- Represent you in court if your case goes to trial
Our truck accident team at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of damages. As such, we may employ additional measures to those listed here.
We Go Above and Beyond for Each of Our Personal Injury Claimants
When you turn to us for legal support, we work hard to ensure you feel like a priority to our team. Our previous clients say:
- Maria Moreno: I called D. Miller after an 18-wheeler hit me. I was skeptical at first, but my daughter told me one of her friends went with them and [they] helped her…I am so glad I called them. They were great and I definitely would recommend them!!!
- Derick Costa: I was hit by a semi fuel truck and life has been pretty challenging since the accident…It is my professional opinion that Mr. Miller and his staff are above industry standards and will fight for you through every step of your case.
We take pride in providing outstanding, easy-to-access support to injured clients. We even host Facebook livestreams where we answer clients’ questions.
We Can Identify the At-Fault Party in Your Truck Accident Case
Assigning liability and identifying the at-fault party after a truck accident can be a complex legal matter. This part of your case does not have to overwhelm you. Our personal injury team will obtain all necessary information to determine who should pay for your losses. We may find that multiple parties owe reimbursement for your damages.
When To Assign Liability to the Truck Driver
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), truck driver fatigue is an established risk in collisions. Other driver behaviors that can contribute to collisions include:
- Hours-of-service violations
- Driving while distracted
- Driving under the influence
- Disobeying traffic signals
Our team will collect evidence, including the driver’s logbook and driving record, to establish the trucker’s negligence.
When to Assign Liability to the Trucking Company
Financial liability for your accident could belong to the company that employs the truck driver. We can assign liability to the trucking company if:
- The driver was improperly trained.
- The driver was unlicensed and unvetted.
- The truck was overweight or imbalanced.
- The driver was encouraged to exceed time limits.
- The truck was inadequately serviced or maintained.
We can delve into company and employment records to prove one of these factors contributed to the collision.
When to Assign Liability to the Manufacturer
In some truck accident cases, fault will not rest with the trucker or his employer. If the truck itself was the cause of the accident because of a design or manufacturing failure, its maker could be held responsible.
For instance, if a truck manufacturing company released vehicles without properly functioning brakes, and the truck’s failed brakes caused your accident, the manufacturer could bear liability for your losses.
Call for Your Free Lewisville Case Evaluation
Were you or someone you love injured in a truck accident? If you were, or if a loved one was fatally injured, our truck accident lawyers can help you seek financial recovery. Right now, you can explore your options during a no-obligation case evaluation.
Contact one of our D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ consultation team members by calling us or reaching out online.
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