You may be able to obtain financial recovery following an 18-wheeler accident in Fort Worth, Texas. A truck accident attorney from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can evaluate your case and possibly gather evidence to support your claim. We may be able to show that the employer of the negligent truck driver is liable for your injuries and damages, including medical care costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Call (713) 850-8600 now to discuss the facts of your case with an 18-wheeler and semi-truck lawyer in Fort Worth. We can evaluate the strength of your case as a part of our complimentary initial consultation.
Fort Worth 18-Wheeler and Semi-Truck Accidents
Fort Worth serves as the headquarters for dozens of large companies, and many others have a significant presence there, including distribution and fulfillment facilities, regional offices, and more in Tarrant, Denton, Parker, and Wise counties. Fort Worth makes a great distribution hub, since interstate highways 20, 30, 35W, and 820 all pass through the city. In addition, there are a number of U.S. and state highways to support truck traffic, including:
- S. Route 81
- S. Route 287
- S. Route 377
- Texas State Highway 114
- Texas State Highway 121
- Texas State Highway 183
When a truck driver hauling cargo for one of these companies acts negligently and causes a traffic accident, the company may also be the legally liable party. Under Texas law, an employer is responsible for their employee’s actions in some cases under a legal doctrine called respondeat superior. This may be possible when:
- The driver is an employee of the company, not an independent contractor, at the time of the accident
- The driver was acting in the “course and scope” of their job for their employer when they acted negligently
We may be able to pursue a financial recovery on your behalf based on the company’s insurance policy if we can provide evidence to show both of these are true in your case. We will handle all dealings with the insurance company if we represent you in your case.
This includes gathering the information we need to support your claim and negotiating with the insurance company. If we cannot arrive at a fair settlement, we may need to take your case to trial in civil court.
Reach out to D. Miller & Associates, PLLC today by calling (713) 850-8600. We have members of our truck accident team standing by for your free case evaluation.
Our Tractor Trailer Truck Accident Attorneys Handle These Cases on a Contingency Basis
Our attorneys work toward building a compelling case to support your claim and seek a financial recovery for you. We pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients, able to answer questions, address concerns, and managing all communication related to your case. We even sometimes address frequently asked questions from our clients on social media, often using Facebook live streams on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. or Thursdays at 3 p.m. for Spanish.
If we represent you in your Fort Worth 18-wheeler accident case, we can help you seek recovery by:
- Identifying all potentially liable parties
- Preserving and obtaining evidence, including evidence held by the trucking company
- Enlisting the help of expert witnesses when necessary
- Gathering evidence of your accident-related damages
Since 2002, we have served truck accident victims in Texas. We understand the steps necessary to prove the trucking company is vicariously liable and to seek financial recovery on your behalf. Talk to an 18-wheeler and semi-truck lawyer in Fort Worth from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC about your case now by calling (713) 850-8600.
Pursuing Financial Recovery After a Fort Worth Truck Accident
Our attorneys understand that suffering injuries in a semi-truck accident can affect every aspect of your life. Many accident victims require treatment, suffer through painful rehabilitation, and deal with mental anguish that is difficult to overcome. When we pursue recovery for our clients, we seek to document their expenses and losses, both economic and noneconomic. These are the damages we hope to include in financial recovery. They often include:
- Medical treatment
- Lost wages and benefits
- Reduced earning capacity, if you cannot return to your previous job
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Wrongful death damages, if your loved one passed away as a result of the accident
Act Quickly to Let One of Our Attorneys Evaluate Your Case
There are two primary reasons why it is important to reach out to our team for your free case evaluation as soon as possible after your accident.
Texas Has a Two-Year Statute of Limitations
Texas law sets a two-year statute of limitations that applies in most truck accident cases. Fort Worth truck accident victims generally have until the second anniversary of the accident to take legal action against the liable party. If you do not act quickly, you could run out of time and lose the right to file a civil suit in your case.
The Potentially Liable Party Has Much of the Evidence to Support Your Claim
Truck accident cases have more evidence than most motor vehicle accident cases because federal regulations require these vehicles to have data recorders, keep rest logs, and drivers must undergo post-accident alcohol and drug testing. Any of this evidence could be central to proving your claim, but it is all in the possession of the driver’s employer.
We need to act swiftly to protect this evidence and ensure we have access to it to build your case.
Talk to an 18-Wheeler and Semi Truck Accident Lawyer Serving Fort Worth
An 18-wheeler and semi-truck lawyer in Fort Worth from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can evaluate your case today at no cost to you. Call (713) 850-8600 now to discuss your case with a member of our team.