If you sustained injuries in a Corpus Christi semi-truck accident, you may be able to pursue financial recovery by filing an insurance claim or lawsuit in civil court. Depending on the facts of your case, the truck driver’s employer could be financially liable for your injuries, expenses, and related losses.
Let an 18-wheeler and semi-truck lawyer in Corpus Christi from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC evaluate your case today. We can explain the merits of your case and help you understand your rights. Call (713) 850-8600 now for a complimentary telephone consultation.
Liability in a Semi Truck Accident
The Port of Corpus Christi is the seventh busiest U.S. port, meaning there are many goods transported into and out of Nueces County and the surrounding counties of Aransas, Kleberg, and San Patricio. In addition to freight trains, semi-trucks move tons of items through Corpus Christi each year. There is an extensive freeway and highway system that links South Texas’ Gulf region with other areas of the state, and the rest of the nation. These roads include:
- Interstate 37
- Interstate 69E
- S. Highway 77
- S. Highway 181
- Crosstown Expressway
- North Padre Island Drive/South Padre Island Drive
- Texas State Highway 35
- Texas State Highway 44
- Texas State Highway 357
- Texas State Highway 361
When a truck driver acts negligently behind the wheel, all motorists are in immediate danger. These large 18-wheelers can involve other vehicles in an accident quickly, causing serious or even life-threatening injuries to the occupants.
Liability in a semi-truck accident case often works differently than most motor vehicle cases. This difference is because of a doctrine known as respondeat superior. Under this legal doctrine, a company is vicariously liable for injuries caused by their employer. This is true when the answer to these following questions is “yes.”
- At the time the accident occurred, was the driver an employee (not an independent contractor) of the company?
- At the time the accident occurred, was the driver acting in the “course and scope” of their job?
If we can gather evidence to prove both of these questions—and show the driver acted negligently and caused your accident—we can pursue financial recovery on your behalf in a truck accident case.
Reach out to D. Miller & Associates, PLLC now and let a member of our team serving Corpus Christi evaluate your case. Contact us at (713) 850-8600 today.
We May Seek Financial Recovery on Your Behalf
Since 2002, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC have helped accident victims seek and recover damages following 18-wheeler accidents. Our clients appreciate that we are accessible to them, available to answer their questions and address any concerns they have about their cases. We even hold Facebook live streams to answer some of our most common client questions.
If we represent you in your pursuit of financial recovery following a truck accident in Corpus Christi, we will:
- Identify all potentially liable parties
- Manage communication with the insurance company and others
- Protect your right to recovery
- Preserve and gather evidence to support your claim, including the evidence currently held by the trucking company
- Work with accident reconstruction specialists and other experts when needed
- Collect proof of your accident-related losses and expenses
We may be able to negotiate an out-of-court settlement in many accident cases. Sometimes, we have to take additional action and file a lawsuit in civil court. Throughout this process, we will represent your interests and ensure you understand your options every step of the way.
Call an 18-wheeler and semi-truck lawyer in Corpus Christi at (713) 850-8600 to get started today with a free case evaluation.
Potential Recovery in an 18-Wheeler Accident
Financial recovery in an 18-wheeler accident case depends on many factors. If we gather evidence to support your claim and are able to use the facts of your case to make a compelling argument about negligence, liability, and damages, your recovery could include a wide range of accident-related expenses and losses. These damages may include:
- Medical treatment and care
- Lost wages and benefits
- Reduced earning ability
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death damages, if your family member passed away from their accident injuries
Statute of Limitations in a Personal Injury Case
Texas law generally gives personal injury accident victims two years from the date of their accident to file a lawsuit in civil court to pursue financial recovery.
If this time limit expires, you could lose the right to take legal action and potentially hold the liable party or parties accountable.
Talk to a Truck Accident Lawyer Serving Corpus Christi
A truck accident attorney serving Corpus Christi from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can evaluate your personal injury case for free, including any type of motor vehicle accident. Depending on the strength of your case, we may be able to seek financial recovery on your behalf.
Discuss your case with a personal injury attorney serving South Texas and the Gulf region today. We have attorneys who can talk to you during your complimentary consultation now. Contact us at (713) 850-8600 and let us go to work for you.