If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a McAllen, Texas, accident involving a commercial vehicle or truck, the team from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can help. We offer free case reviews. We can help you understand your right to recovery and pursue the damages you need to heal and move forward. .
Let the D. Miller & Associates, PLLC team work for you today. Our McAllen commercial truck accident lawyers will identify the liable party and work to hold them responsible for the damages you suffered. We will fight for the recovery you deserve. Call us today at 713-850-8600 for a complimentary consultation with a member of our team.
Commercial Truck Accidents Are Complicated Cases
Commercial truck accident cases are especially complex and difficult to navigate. It can be difficult to identify the liable party in these cases. If the driver is the at-fault party for your accident, they may not be the only party responsible. Their employer may also be vicariously liable.
If an employee acts negligently while on the job, you may be able to also hold their employers liable. This means we may be able to pursue our claim against the trucking company or corporation. This is possible in almost any commercial vehicle accident case. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Delivery trucks
- Dump trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Semi trucks
- Work vans
- Mobile food trucks
- Other commercial vehicles
If your accident in McAllen involved a commercial truck, tractor-trailer, or another large commercial vehicle, let the team from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC review your case for free today. Call us at 713-850-8600 to learn more.
We Will Identify and Pursue Your McAllen Commercial Truck Accident Damages
As commercial truck accident attorneys in McAllen, our goal is to help you file a claim and pursue damages.
If a commercial truck driver caused your accident, we will file a claim to hold them financially responsible for your losses. Some of the most common damages include:
Medical Treatment And Related Expenses
Treating a severe truck accident injury can cost thousands. We can help you seek the cost of your current medical bills and future necessary medical needs. This may include the cost of emergency transportation, medical procedures, medications, rehabilitation and therapy, and long-term care services.
Other Economic Damages
We can pursue recovery of your lost income, earnings, and benefits, and the loss of your future earning capacity. You may also qualify for awards for your vehicle repair or replacement costs, personal property damages, loss of support and household services, and other miscellaneous, out-of-pocket expenses.
Pain and Suffering Damages
You may qualify for pain and suffering awards for:
- Physical pain
- Loss of mobility
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Post-traumatic stress
- Reductions to your quality of life
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a family member due to a commercial truck accident in McAllen, TX, you may be eligible to file a claim and pursue compensation for your family. Let our team review your case during a complimentary consultation. Call us today at 713-850-8600 to learn more.
Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Accidents
More commercial vehicles on the road can increase truck accidents. As home to McAllen International Airport, the McAllen Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), and U.S. Route 83 (a major north-south corridor), McAllen sees its fair share of large trucks on its roadways. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), nearly 500 commercial vehicle collisions occurred in Hidalgo County in 2020.
Our team will investigate your accident, determine who or what caused your collision, and seek recovery from one or more liable parties. Common causes of large truck and commercial vehicle accidents include:
- Driver inexperience
- Driver fatigue
- Alcohol or drug use
- Shifting/falling cargo
- Improperly attached trailers
- Truck maintenance issues
- Defective vehicle parts
- Lack of underride guards or other safety features
- Violation of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, including commercial vehicle weight limits
Potentially Liable Parties
Depending on the cause of your accident, liable parties may include
- The trucking company
- The commercial vehicle driver
- The entity in charge of the truck’s maintenance (if not the driver/trucking company)
- The owner/loader of the cargo
- A commercial vehicle parts manufacturer
- A third-party motorist
- A roadway owner (this could be a private or government entity)
Whether taking on an individual, large corporation, or multiple parties, our attorneys will fight for you.
Proving Your Case
To achieve a successful case outcome, we must prove that the responsible party behaved negligently. To do this, we will collect evidence, including eyewitness statements, cell phone, surveillance, dashcam video, medical records, police reports, and information from the scene of your accident.
We will also take steps to ensure the trucking company preserves critical evidence, including:
- Employment records
- Alcohol and drug test results
- Vehicle maintenance records
- Official accident reports
- “Black box” data recorders
- Driver complaint history
How Can You Help?
You can assist our attorneys by keeping a record of your out-of-pocket expenses. You can also keep a written daily account of your physical pain, mental anguish, and emotional stress.
If an insurance adjuster calls you, be polite, but do not answer questions about your injuries, medical treatment, damages, or the cause of your wreck. Do not allow them to record you, and do not accept a settlement if offered. Instead, firmly tell the insurance company they should speak to your attorney.
Let Us Pursue Damages on Your Behalf
Pursuing Damages in a Texas Commercial Truck Accident Case
- Miller & Associates, PLLC will be with you every step of the way. Our McAllen commercial truck accident lawyers will take the steps to build your case and pursue a recovery for the damages you suffered. We will also:
- Identify all at-fault and liable parties
- Manage all communication related to your case
- Answer your questions and address your concerns
- Preserve evidence held by the trucking company
- Work with expert witnesses, accident reconstruction, and medical specialists
- Document your accident-related losses and expenses
- Take legal action on your behalf if necessary
We can sometimes reach an out-of-court settlement agreement with the insurance company in these cases before we need to file civil charges. While this is the preferred option, we can and will pursue damages in court by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the liable parties.
You Need to Act Quickly Before Time Runs Out
In Texas, we must take legal action in a truck accident case before statutes of limitations expire. The statute of limitations gives us two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party and any of the other liable parties. If we do not file a complaint in civil court by this date, we may lose the right.
We encourage you to give us a call as soon as possible if you have been in a commercial truck accident in Hidalgo. We can review your case for free. Let us go to work for you!
Talk to a Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer in McAllen, TX
If you sustained injuries in a car versus commercial truck crash in McAllen, TX, the team from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC is here to help. A member of our team can talk to you about your case for free today. We can explain your rights and help you understand your legal options.