njuries from an Atascocita motor vehicle accident can affect all aspects of your life. We understand how stressful this can be. If the driver who caused your Atascocita, Texas, car accident was working at the time of the accident, your pursuit of financial recovery may become more complex.
The commercial vehicle accident lawyers from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC may be able to help. Our team can evaluate your case today and explain your options. Call (713) 850-8600 now to get started with your free initial consultation.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents in Atascocita, Texas
While many commercial vehicles are much larger than most passenger cars, commercial vehicles can come in almost any size or shape.
- Corporate cars
- Delivery trucks
- Dump trucks
- Food trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Recycling trucks
- Work vans
If the owner of the at-fault vehicle was a company or the negligent driver was working at the time of the accident, it is worth considering that you might have a commercial vehicle accident case. Let one of our commercial vehicle accident lawyers serving Atascocita evaluate your case and help you identify all potentially liable parties.
Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at (713) 850-8600 today for your free case evaluation. We can explain the viability of your case and whether we believe we can secure a financial recovery on your behalf based on the facts of your case.
You May Be Able to Pursue Multiple At-Fault Parties
The lawyers from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC understand how to navigate the legal process and pursue financial recovery following a commercial vehicle accident. While this process is somewhat similar to other types of car accidents, there is one significant difference with how we identify the liable party or parties.
Under a legal doctrine known as respondeat superior, the company that employs a negligent driver may be vicariously liable for the damages others suffer in an accident caused by their employee. In general, you will need to prove two things:
- The at-fault driver is an employee of the company
- The driver was working at the time the accident occurred, involved in activities that fall under the “course and scope” of their job
A truck driver employed by a company to haul their cargo may trigger vicarious liability, but someone running out to get lunch on a break might not. We can evaluate the facts of your case to be sure.
Under the Texas statute of limitations, motor vehicle accident victims generally have two years from the date of an accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, this deadline can vary depending on the facts of your case. Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC now at (713) 850-8600 to learn about how quickly you need to act.
Types of Potentially Recoverable Damages
If we decide to work together on your Atascocita commercial vehicle accident case, we will likely prepare your claim based on the liability insurance provided by the at-fault driver’s employer. This includes identifying and gathering the evidence and facts that support your claim. We will build a compelling case in support of your pursuit of financial recovery based on the facts of your case.
If the insurance company refuses to work with us to reach a fair settlement value, we may need to take your case to court. This requires filing a personal injury lawsuit and presenting your case to a civil court.
Regardless of the format of the legal action, we can pursue damages to cover losses like:
- Medical treatment and related care costs
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity, if applicable
- Replacement or repair of your car
- Other property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
We can also pursue wrongful death actions on behalf of the immediate family members of commercial vehicle accident victims who passed away as a result of their injuries. While we know that no amount of money will soothe your grief or soften the loss you suffered, we believe you should not have to face financial losses as a result of your loved one’s accident.
Reach out to us today, and a compassionate member of our team will discuss your case with you for free.
Talk to Our Team Serving Atascocita, Texas
Since 2002, the car accident attorneys from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC have helped accident victims deal with insurance companies and pursue financial recovery following commercial vehicle accidents in and around Harris County and in the greater Houston area. We understand what it takes to prove your case and can secure the evidence and facts to support your claim for recovery.
While we build a compelling case and focus on your financial recovery, you can focus on getting the treatment and rest you need to heal and complete your physical recovery. We handle these cases on a contingency basis, so you will not need to pay us for representation out of your pocket.
Call (713) 850-8600 now for your free case evaluation. A member of our team can explain your legal rights and evaluate the specifics of your case today.