After an accident with a commercial vehicle, the team at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can protect your rights and help you pursue damages as you recoup from your injuries.
We can collect evidence, identify liable parties, and seek damages for your physical and emotional suffering. You deserve to know your legal options, including your right to seek financial recovery. We invite you to call (713) 850-8600 for a free case evaluation.
D. Miller & Associates, PLLC Can Help After any Commercial Vehicle Accident
The term commercial vehicles is an umbrella term for any type of motor vehicle that is used for commercial purposes. In 2017, there were 4,889 fatal accidents involving commercial vehicles, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
These types of commercial vehicles include:
- 18-wheelers and semi-trucks
- Large trucks
- Town cars
- Fleet cars
- Construction vehicles and equipment
Our team understands that there are many circumstances that can lead to an accident involving a commercial vehicle. We use evidence from the scene of the collision, such as traffic surveillance footage, witness statements, and the police report to analyze the case.
We Work with Many Types of Accidents
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, we understand that no two commercial vehicle accidents are the same. We work with many types of accidents, including:
- Drunk driving (DWI) accidents
- Drowsy driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Rollover accidents
- Defective tire accidents
- Cargo-related accidents
- Jackknife accidents
You deserve to have a legal advocate by your side. We invite you to call today for a free case evaluation at (713) 850-8600.
Proving Liability in a Commercial Vehicle Accident
Determining who is responsible for your injuries is paramount to any personal injury claim. Accidents involving commercial vehicles are different from accidents involving personal vehicles because more than one party can be held accountable.
Our lawyers can help you pursue recovery if the evidence shows that certain conditions exist:
- Duty of Care. This condition establishes that the other party owed you a reasonable level of safety in preventing you from harm.
- Breach of Duty of Care. Next, we demonstrate how the other party breached this duty (for example, driving under the influence).
- Causation. After establishing a breach of duty occurred, we show how the breach directly caused your injuries and loss.
- Damages. Finally, we prove that your injuries have left you with emotional, physical, and financial burdens.
- Miller & Associates, PLLC will use our resources and in-depth knowledge of civil law to help you recover your losses.
We Have Helped Other Clients Recover Damages
Since 2002, our firm has helped many injured people recover damages in cases like your own. While past results are not a guarantee of future outcomes, we are committed to helping you pursue damages from all liable parties.
Depending on your injuries, your damages may include:
- Past and future medical treatment
- Lost pay for the time that you are recuperating
- Diminished earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from working full time
- Property damage including temporary transportation
- Other accident-related expenses, such as mileage from your home to the doctor’s office
- Disability (either short-term or permanent)
- Lifecare costs
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
We are often able to recover damages without the need to go to court. However, if we are not able to reach a reasonable settlement agreement, we are ready and willing to take your case to court.
Simple Steps You Can Take to Help Your Case
A commercial vehicle accident lawyer will take care of the details in helping you seek recovery. However, there are a few simple actions that you can take to help your case that you can do from home while you are recuperating.
Avoid Giving a Statement to the Insurance Adjuster on Your Own
Please do not give a statement over the phone or in person to an insurance adjuster without consulting an attorney. Your lawyer with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can answer your questions and make sure that you understand the legal documents.
Do Not Share Details on Social Media
Posting inflammatory remarks or photos of your accident on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other social media sites could jeopardize your case. It is best to avoid discussing your case with anyone other than your lawyer.
Follow Your Doctor’s Orders
Please follow your medical provider’s instructions. They are the medical professions that will help you recover from your injuries. You do not want to agitate your current injuries, and you do not want the insurance adjuster questioning the extent of your injuries. Discontinuing treatment can give credibility to the stance that you were not as injured as first claimed.
Keep Records of All Relevant Documentation
Keep a record of your medical records, communications with your insurance company, and any other useful paperwork will prove helpful in establishing your claim. This evidence will provide a link between yourself and the accident, which will build a strong foundation for your case.
Our legal team can let you know of any additional steps you can take to assert the validity of your claim.
Pursuing Recovery for a Commercial Vehicle Accident Is a Complex Process
Texas has specific requirements for plaintiffs seeking damages. It can be daunting to navigate this legal maze on your own. It is especially difficult if you are facing a lengthy recuperation process while recovering from your injuries.
A commercial vehicle accident lawyer at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can help you seek recovery with a thorough process. We can assess your injuries and damages to help you determine the accurate value of your case. Additionally, we can gather evidence, documentation, and testimony to assign fault to the responsible party. Leave the communications with the insurance adjuster to us; we will handle all negotiations and keep you updated on your options throughout the legal process.
We offer free case evaluations and help recover damages for you on a contingency basis. That means that we do not get paid unless your case is settled or resolved. Under Texas law, you have two years to file a lawsuit from the date of loss. Please call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at (713) 850-8600 today to learn more about your potential financial recovery.