Injury victims of truck accidents can pursue damages from negligent truck drivers and trucking companies who caused their accidents. Accident victims could collect a financial award or settlement to compensate them for their injuries and other losses.
You can rely on a Richardson truck accident lawyer from our law firm to evaluate your case and pursue any legal claims that you have.
Determining Damages in Your Truck Accident Case
Every truck accident case is different, so knowing the exact worth of your case is impossible at the start. Several factors can affect the outcome of the financial award in your case, including:
- The seriousness and treatability of your injuries
- The costs of treating your injuries and anticipated future medical expenses
- Any permanent impairments that you will suffer due to your injuries
- Expenses for repairing or replacing your damaged vehicle or other property
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Lost income and lost future earning capacity if you are unable to return to work
You may be entitled to recover these types of damages (and others) in your truck accident case. Some of these damages are economic and directly tied to an economic loss. Others are non-economic and will vary widely according to your individual circumstances.
Knowing Where to Turn After Your Truck Accident
Truck accidents can be complicated and involve multiple parties. You may not be the only injured party. Multiple parties may even be responsible for causing the accident. Sorting out the facts and the cause of a truck accident can make a financial recovery more challenging. This is especially true as you struggle to recover from severe injuries.
We offer you a free case consultation so you can learn about your legal rights after suffering injuries in a truck accident. If you have a potential case, you can decide whether to move ahead with legal representation with our law firm.
When you are injured, you need legal advocates that you can rely on to answer your questions and handle the details of your case. Our team will guide you through each stage of your case, so you do not need to worry about it. Instead, you can focus on your physical and mental recovery from your injuries.
Understanding How Our Law Firm Can Help in Your Truck Accident Case
Our Richardson truck accident lawyers can perform the full array of tasks needed to move your case toward resolution. These tasks can include:
- Investigating who is at fault for the accident
- Collecting relevant evidence proving fault
- Documenting your injuries through medical records and bills
- Enlisting experts such as accident reconstructionists, vocational professionals, and doctors as needed
- Building a strong case to maximize your financial recovery
- Communicating with the insurance company about your case
- Proceeding to trial when necessary
We are here to work closely with your family from day one of your case until we resolve it. Your lawyer can keep you updated on your case. We also can answer your questions as they arise throughout your case.
Our lawyers working with Richardson families are prepared to use our experience and knowledge handling truck accident cases to assist you in your case. Whether you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a truck accident, we are here to help. A lawyer from our law firm can accompany you through every step of your personal injury case.
You Can Transfer Some Stress to Our Truck Accident Legal Team
While you are preoccupied with your medical concerns, our firm can focus on holding the negligent parties accountable for their actions. We can seek justice for you as an injury victim when you are unable to do so.
Our goal is to help you through this challenging time in your life using our legal experience and knowledge, just as we have done for other clients like you since 2002.
Identifying Who Is Liable For Your Truck Accident
Truck accidents are different and typically far more complex than regular motor vehicle accidents. In a regular car accident, you most often pursue the driver at fault for your accident. In a truck accident, however, a trucking company could be liable. You could sue the driver or the company, depending on your circumstances.
Trucking companies are subject to many federal regulations that do not apply to regular vehicles. Violating these regulations can lead to truck accidents. For instance, trucking companies must comply with rules concerning:
- Hours of service (as described by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration)
- Drug and alcohol use and testing
- Hiring and training drivers
- Maintaining vehicles
- Driving while ill or fatigued
Trucking companies may face millions in liability for truck accidents that can severely injure multiple people. Their insurance companies will often do everything they can to deny fault and minimize their damages. Having a strong advocate on your side can be key to a more successful result in your case.
Realizing How Long You Have to File Your Truck Accident Case in Court
Texas law sets a deadline for injury victims of truck accidents to file their cases in court. They generally have two years from the dates of their accidents to file their lawsuits. If they do not file before this deadline, they may be unable to seek a financial recovery from any of the parties who caused the accident.
Two years may seem like plenty of time to pursue a lawsuit, but these cases can take longer than you might expect. Gathering evidence and opposing a large insurance company is no small endeavor. Your attorneys will need every bit of that time to build a strong case against those who caused your accident.
You Can Rely On Our Law Firm to Help You After a Truck Accident
Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ at (713) 850-8600 for a free case consultation today. Get more information about your rights to a financial recovery after a truck accident. Learn what steps you need to take to hold negligent parties accountable for their negligent behavior.
If you lost your family member, we could tell you what you could recover for a wrongful death from a truck accident in Texas.