If a truck driver caused your Lubbock, TX, motor vehicle accident, you may be able to pursue financial recovery based on the facts of your case. Your recovery could include a wide range of economic and non-economic damages. An attorney from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC serving northwest Texas will evaluate your case for free. Let us help you understand your rights after an 18-wheeler accident.
Call (713) 850-8600 today to discuss your accident with an 18-wheeler and semi-truck lawyer serving Lubbock from our team. If we believe we can secure the necessary evidence to support your claim, we can file an insurance claim on your behalf. We may be able to file your claim and negotiate financial recovery without having to take your case to trial.
18-Wheeler And Semi-Truck Accidents in Lubbock And Northwest Texas
Lubbock, Texas, earned the nickname “Hub City” because of the numerous highways and interstates used for transportation leading in and out of the city, such as:
- Interstate 27
- Marsha Sharp Freeway
- United States (U.S.) Highway 62
- U.S. Highway 82
- U.S. Highway 84
- U.S. Highway 87
- State Highway 114
These roads all support a high level of 18-wheeler, semi-truck, and tractor-trailer traffic. When the driver of one of these large trucks acts negligently and causes an accident, the occupants of passenger cars often pay the price. If this happened to you, you may be able to file an insurance claim or lawsuit to seek financial recovery.
Texas law makes it possible for us to hold the driver’s employer liable in many of these cases under a doctrine known as respondeat superior. Respondeat superior is a legal theory that says an employer is directly or vicariously liable or has a responsibility for the acts of others (referring to their employees).
Texas case law applies respondeat superior in automobile negligence cases when both of the following are true:
- The truck driver was an employee of the trucking company at the time of the accident.
- The truck driver was working and engaged in actions that were within the “course and scope” of their job when the accident occurred.
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, our 18-wheeler and semi-truck lawyers serving Lubbock can help you understand if it may be possible to hold the truck driver’s employer vicariously liable for your accident injuries and damages. Our case evaluations are always free. Call (713) 850-8600 today to learn more.
Seeking Financial Recovery After a Lubbock Truck Accident
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, our 18-wheeler and semi-truck attorneys serving Lubbock may be able to help you pursue financial recovery based on the facts of your case. All you have to do to get started and learn more about your options is to call (713) 850-8600 now for your free case evaluation.
Since 2002, our legal team has helped 18-wheeler and semi-truck accident victims seek and secure recoveries. If we represent you, we will:
- Handle your insurance claim and all related communication
- Allow you to focus on your treatment and healing, but keep you up-to-date about your case
- Answer all questions and address your concerns, remaining accessible to you throughout the process
- Secure the evidence necessary to prove your claim and build a strong case
- File a lawsuit and take your case to trial if it becomes necessary
While there are no guarantees, and every case is different, we can often secure a financial recovery for our clients without having to take their cases to court. Insurance companies are often willing to negotiate in good faith, and we may be able to recover damages on your behalf through this process.
Financial Recovery in a Lubbock Tractor-Trailer Truck Accident Case
Financial recovery in a Lubbock truck accident case could include many expenses and losses. These can vary from case to case, but some common recoverable damages include:
- Medical treatment, ongoing care, and related costs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Reduced earning ability because of permanent injuries
- Property damage, including to your vehicle
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- And possibly more
Wrongful Death Actions After a Lubbock Truck Accident
In some cases, immediate family members of those who passed away may be able to pursue recovery through a wrongful death action. Our 18-wheeler and semi-truck attorneys serving Lubbock can help you understand how this process works and evaluate if your family may qualify. We know that no amount of financial recovery can bring your loved one back or ease your grief, but it can help relieve your financial stress.
The Texas Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Cases
The Civil Practice and Remedies Code of Texas statutes of limitations generally gives victims of negligence accidents, such as motor vehicle accidents, two years to take legal action under Texas law. While it is not always necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit to secure financial recovery in a truck accident case, we need to ensure you retain the right, so we have the necessary leverage to negotiate with the insurance company.
Reach out to discuss your case with a member of our team as soon as possible after your injuries stabilize. If we are going to handle your insurance claim, we need to take action quickly to secure the evidence to support your case.
Talk to an 18-Wheeler And Semi-Truck Attorney Serving Lubbock
If you suffered injuries in an 18-wheeler or semi-truck accident in Lubbock or greater Lubbock County, an 18-wheeler and semi-truck lawyer from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can evaluate your case for free today. Reach out to us to discuss your case with a member of our team, and we may be able to go to work securing evidence quickly.
Call (713) 850-8600 today for your complimentary consultation. If we believe you have a strong case for financial recovery following your Lubbock truck accident, we can handle your insurance claim. Let us evaluate the general facts of your case today.
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