McKinney Truck Accident Lawyer

D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ can help if you or a loved one suffered injuries in a truck accident. Our attorneys serving McKinney can help recover the cost of your medical bills, vehicle damages, and more. 

If Another Party Caused Your Injuries, They Should Pay for Your Medical Care

Trucks, semi trucks, and 18-wheelers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). Because of their large size and weight, when trucks and smaller vehicles collide, those inside the passenger cars are more vulnerable to severe and fatal injuries. 

If a negligent truck driver or another party involved with the truck or its goods caused your accident, they should pay for your resulting medical treatment. Our truck accident attorneys can help you seek recovery for your past and future medical bills, including the cost of:

  • Emergency medical transportation and treatment
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Hospital stays
  • Surgeries and medical procedures
  • Medical devices and mobility aids
  • Medications
  • Cognitive rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Medically related travel expenses
  • Long-term care services

Lost Wages, Pain and Suffering, and Other Available Damages

Medical bills may only be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your accident-related losses. D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ wants to help you pursue a fair financial recovery.

We can help you seek recovery for wages you have lost due to your injuries and recovery time. If you cannot return to work, we can help you fight for reduced earning capacity. 

Our attorneys can help you determine losses related to your physical pain, emotional suffering, and mental anguish. You may recover damages for severe scarring, disfigurement, loss of a limb or bodily function, stress, anxiety, depression, and more. 

Wrongful Death Awards in Texas

If your loved one sustained a fatal truck accident injury, you may have the right to pursue losses on their behalf, according to Texas law. The deceased’s surviving spouse, children, and/or parents may seek awards for:

  • Pain and suffering over the death of their loved one
  • Loss of the deceased’s support, services, advice, and counsel
  • Loss of the deceased’s love, companionship, and society
  • The deceased’s lost earning capacity
  • Lost inheritance, including the value of what the deceased would have left, had they lived 

You Can Pursue Your Losses Through an Insurance Claim

Texas motorists must have liability insurance to pay for accidents they cause. The same is true for commercial drivers, who often have employer-provided policies that far exceed the minimum coverage amounts required of private drivers. Trucking companies also carry liability insurance, as do packers, shippers, truck manufacturers, and most other parties involved in your collision. 

Proving Negligence in Truck Accident Cases

Responsibility for your injuries and losses will depend on the specifics of your truck accident. Our attorneys can help you investigate your accident, pinpoint liability, and pursue financial recovery from every involved entity. 

When we look into your accident, we may find the following forms of negligence occurred:

  • Driver error, such as speeding, drinking and driving, making an improper turn, or driving recklessly
  • Overloaded or improperly loaded cargo
  • Dangerous cargo, such as flammable materials or harmful substances
  • Vehicle problems, such as engine trouble, faulty tires, or defective brakes
  • Employer negligence, such as a failure to vet and train drivers or test for drug/alcohol use
  • Lack of safety equipment, like side and rear underride guards

Our Attorneys Can Take Action So You Can Focus on Your Health and Family

Once we determine liability for your accident, our attorneys will work to prove negligence and seek a fair recovery. We will:

  • Gather evidence, including photographs, videos, and eyewitness and expert testimony
  • File insurance claims against all at-fault parties
  • Draft and send your demand letters
  • Track and follow deadlines set by the insurance companies
  • Negotiate with insurers 

Do Not Let Insurance Companies Pressure You Into Accepting Less Than You Deserve

Trucking companies and other involved parties likely have their own teams of attorneys working on your case. Their insurers may undervalue or deny your claim.

If an insurance company reaches out to you, do not let them pressure you into accepting their initial offer. Answer their questions politely, but give only the most basic details, like your name, address, and phone number. Do not respond to questions about fault or go into detail about your accident or injuries. 

Firmly tell them that all future communication should go through your lawyer. Directing the insurance company to your attorney saves you the stress of dealing with insurers and also ensures you do not say or do anything that could negatively impact your case. 

We Will Not Back Down from Taking Your Case to Court

If the insurance company denies your claim or refuses to offer adequate financial recovery, we can take your case to civil court. We are not afraid to represent you at a trial. 

You must file your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit within two years, according to Texas law. The clock on the statute of limitation starts at the time you sustained your injuries or at the time of your loved one’s passing. If you do not take action before the statute expires, the court may bar you from pursuing financial recovery through a lawsuit. 

We Offer Individualized Attention

D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ has served clients since 2002. Our staff of lawyers, paralegals, and investigators has one common goal, to get you the awards you need. We are a full-service personal injury law firm, and we pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients. We will:

  • Answer all of your questions
  • Return your calls and email
  • Explain your case and provide you with frequent updates
  • Treat you with courtesy and respect
  • Meet where and when is most convenient for you

Let D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ Work for You

To learn more about working with a truck accident lawyer serving McKinney, call our offices at (713) 850-8600. Our team can get you started today with a free, no-obligation case evaluation.