If you suffered injuries in an 18-wheeler or semi-truck accident in The Woodlands, TX, you may be entitled to recover your medical bills, lost pay, and pain and suffering. Call 713-850-8600 to learn how an 18-wheeler and semi-truck accident lawyer in The Woodlands, TX from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC may be able to assist you with your case.
Types of 18-Wheeler & Semi-Truck Accident Cases We Handle
Miller & Associates, PLLC handles a wide range of 18-wheeler & semi-truck cases, including accidents resulting from:
- Intoxicated or impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Driver negligence
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Trucking company negligence
- Loose cargo or liquid spills
- Manufacturer defects
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident with an 18-wheeler or semi-truck, our injury attorneys in The Woodlands can help you determine whether you might have a valid case. Call us today to learn more: 713-850-8600.
Establishing Liability for Your Truck Accident
Liability for your accident depends on a lot of factors, including how the accident occurred and who owns the truck. Our legal team can investigate your accident to identify fault and liability.
Some of the parties that may be liable for the accident and your injuries include:
If the driver’s inexperience, recklessness, or negligent behavior caused the accident, they may be liable for your damages.
If the driver caused the accident, it is likely that the carrier will also be liable for your injuries. This is due to vicarious liability which allows injured parties to hold employers liable for any actions their employees take within the scope of their employment.
A carrier can also be directly liable for actions like negligent hiring and maintenance.
If a defective part caused the accident to occur, a manufacturer might be liable.
A Third-Party Shipping Company
The shipping company may have overloaded the truck or added too much weight to one side of the trailer. If this improper loading caused or contributed to your accident, the shipping company may share liability.
Liability for your injuries depends on the circumstances and details of the accident. Please call us at 713-850-8600 for a free case review to see if we may be able to help you identify liability and pursue a recovery.
How D. Miller & Associates, PLLC Can Assist with Your Case
If you retain our help with your case, we can:
Handle Insurance and Legal Procedures
A truck accident lawyer in The Woodlands, TX from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can help you file your injury claim, gather any necessary evidence, communicate and negotiate with insurance companies, and meet all necessary deadlines within the claims process.
Produce Evidence of Liability and Case Value
Our firm can gather the following to prove liability and case value:
- Accident report
- Photos or surveillance video
- Eyewitness testimony
- Expert witness testimony
- Hours of service logs
- Maintenance logs
- Personnel file
- Drug and alcohol test results
Some of this evidence is in the hands of the trucking company. To ensure it preserves all necessary evidence, we will send the carrier a spoliation letter soon after taking your case. This will direct the company to preserve and hand over any evidence we specify in the letter.
Obtain Testimony From Experts
If necessary, we can discuss your case with expert witness to establish how the accident occurred and how your injuries will continue to affect you going forward.
Negotiate an Insurance Settlement
The insurance company may offer you a settlement shortly after we file your claim. This settlement may not cover your losses. We can negotiate with the insurer to obtain a recovery that covers your losses.
File a Lawsuit
If the insurer refuses to offer you a fair settlement, we can take your case to court to pursue a recovery.
Pursuing Recovery for Your Expenses and Losses
The amount of your recovery differs depending on the severity of your injuries and your prognosis. We cannot determine how much your case may be worth without first investigating the accident. However, the following are common types of damages that accident victims recover in semi-truck accident claims:
Your economic damages might include:
- Medical expenses
- Ongoing care
- Assistive devices
- The costs of renovating your vehicle or home to accommodate your disability
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of benefits and pension
Noneconomic damages can include:
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Diminished quality of life
File a Claim Within the Statute of Limitations
gives injured parties only two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If you do not take legal action in time, you may be unable to pursue a recovery.
Get Help From an 18-Wheeler and Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer in The Woodlands, TX
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a truck accident, an 18-wheeler and semi-truck accident attorney at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC may be able to help you file a claim and seek a recovery.
Get a free, no-obligation consultation. Call us at 713-850-8600.