Our lawyers serving Lubbock can help you recover financial losses related to your truck accident.
If you suffered injuries or other damages, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, can help you pursue awards to cover your medical treatment and more.
We Can Help You Pursue the Awards You Need to Get Back on Your Feet
If your accident was not your fault, you should not be responsible for the damages. We will help you seek financial awards from the person or party whose negligence led to your injuries.
Our attorneys serving Lubbock can help you pursue your losses from a truck accident, including:
- Medical care: We can help you recoup your medical bills. This may include the cost of hospitalizations, surgeries, long-term nursing care, medications, rehabilitation services, and mobility aids. We can also help you seek the cost of your future accident-related medical treatment.
- Pain and suffering: These damages award victims for the negative impact a serious accident can have on their lives. Pain and suffering may include awards for permanent injuries and disabilities, severe scarring, loss of mobility, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and mental anguish.
- Lost wages: We can help you seek your backpay. We can also help you pursue awards for the loss of your earning capacity if your injuries leave you unable to return to work.
- Personal property: This includes costs related to your damaged vehicle or other damaged property.
- Wrongful death: If your loved one suffered fatal injuries in a truck accident, we could help you pursue awards for the loss of their love, companionship, and financial support. You can also seek damages for your pain and suffering over their loss.
D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, Has Helped Clients Collect Millions in Successful Settlements and Verdicts
Your case’s value will depend on many factors, such as:
- Your injuries’ extent and medical treatment costs
- Your wages
- How long you are out of work
- If you can work in the future
We promise to work tirelessly in pursuit of every dollar available to you.
Since 2002, we have helped victims recover settlements and verdicts for their injuries. We promise to help you pursue the highest amount of financial recovery possible for your case. We want to get you the awards you need to get back on your feet.
State and Federal Regulations Hold Commercial Drivers to a Higher Standard
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), large trucks can weigh 20 to 30 times more than passenger vehicles. A collision with a truck can have devastating consequences for the occupants of the smaller car, including severe injuries and total vehicle damages.
The law recognizes this, and there are rules and safety measures in place to protect truck drivers and those with whom they share the road.
We Can Use Rule Violations as Proof of Negligence
Commercial vehicle regulations apply to drivers, truck companies, truck owners, and those responsible for a truck’s cargo. The following rules may affect your case:
- Hours-of-Service Regulations: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) limits drivers’ consecutive driving hours and mandates rest periods. This is to prevent long-haul truckers from driving while drowsy or falling asleep behind the wheel. Drowsy driving may prove driver negligence, but it could also show negligence on the part of a trucking company. Employers must not set unreasonable delivery schedules or otherwise encourage drivers to disobey drive-time regulations.
- Size and weight limits: There are both state and federal regulations regarding a truck’s size and how much weight it may carry. In general, Texas Law limits a truck’s gross weight to 80,000 pounds. A truck that is too heavy can cause safety problems, such as increasing the likelihood of a rollover. Overloaded or improperly packed cargo can shift or fall off a truck, contributing to an accident. If a problem involving weight or transported goods led to your injuries, the owner or packer of the cargo might bear financial responsibility.
- Drug and alcohol testing and consumption: The FMCSA requires that commercial drivers and their employers adhere to drug and alcohol testing rules. Driving while intoxicated is proof of driver negligence, but it may also point to a lack of testing and oversight by the driver’s employer. Additionally, according to Texas Law, the legal limit for truck drivers is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.04. The legal limit for non-commercial drivers is 0.08.
Liability Could Rest with the Owner or Maker of the Involved Vehicles
There are many types of truck accidents, including underride collisions, side-swipe accidents, and jackknife accidents. Sometimes, the cause of an accident is a lack of safety equipment, lack of vehicle maintenance, or a vehicle defect.
If a vehicle problem causes your injuries, we can help you pursue damages from the truck owner, which is not always the same entity as the trucking company. If a vehicle or parts defect, either involving the truck or your vehicle, contributed to your accident, we can help you with a case against the responsible manufacturer.
Let Us Handle Your Case So You Can Focus on Getting Better
We can handle your case from start to finish. We will:
- File your insurance claim
- Prove negligence
- Negotiate on your behalf
- Take your case to trial, if necessary
Throughout the process, we will provide you with case updates, give you clear answers to your legal questions, and promptly return your calls and emails.
Make sure you contact us before the statute of limitations on your case expires. In general, Texas Law allows two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, for a Free Case Evaluation
Call our offices at (713) 850-8600 to learn more about what our team of lawyers, investigators, and paralegals can do for you after a Lubbock truck accident. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can start down your road to financial recovery.
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