If you suffered injuries from an accident caused by the driver of a commercial vehicle, you might be able to seek financial recovery based on the details of your case. D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, can evaluate your case for free and explain your rights and legal options.
We offer a complimentary consultation with a team member to explain your options. Our commercial vehicle accident lawyer serving Houston can represent you throughout the entire process. Our team takes on all kinds of personal injury cases. Since 2002, we have helped accident victims secure the recovery they deserve following this type of accident.
Commercial Vehicle Accident Recovery in Houston, Texas
A robust infrastructure supports Houston’s population of more than 2 million people, including three major interstates and numerous freeways that allow for both commuters and commercial vehicles to move into and out of the city.
With all this traffic on the roads, it is no surprise that commercial vehicle accidents occur frequently. This can include accidents involving:
- Delivery and Box trucks
- Dump trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Work vans
Facing an accident with any one of these vehicles can result in devastating injuries. To learn more about your rights and options for recovery following a commercial vehicle accident, reach out to a member of our team at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™.
Financial Recovery After a Houston Commercial Vehicle Accident
Securing financial recovery following a commercial vehicle accident is somewhat different than in most car accident cases. This is because of a legal doctrine known as respondeat superior. Under this doctrine, a company is responsible for its employees’ negligent actions under very specific circumstances.
This doctrine may apply to a commercial vehicle accident in Texas when:
- The negligent driver was classified as an employee of the company at the time of the accident.
- The accident occurred when the driver was behind the wheel because of the “course and scope” of their job (i.e., traveling to different cities).
Our staff will evaluate the evidence and supporting details of your case to determine if holding the trucking company vicariously accountable may be an option. If not, we may be able to proceed with an insurance claim against the individual driver.
How We Establish Financial Liability
Proving the negligence that led to your accident is the first step to identifying the at-fault party and establishing they are responsible for your monetary recovery. That requires proving the four legal elements of negligence, which include:
All drivers on the road owe a duty of reasonable care to everyone else on the road—other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Our team establishes the at-fault party’s responsibility to provide you with reasonable care.
The at-fault party breached their duty of care to you if they ignored traffic signs and signals, drove while distracted or intoxicated, or otherwise disregarded your safety. Our investigation will uncover the evidence that establishes it.
Our team will use your police report, the truck driver’s logbook, witness statements, and a range of additional evidence to prove the driver or his employer was negligent. Since a truck accident can also be caused by negligent maintenance and faulty parts, we also collect any evidence that may identify those entities as the actual at-fault party.
The financial damages that result from your injuries become the responsibility of the at-fault party once we prove their breach of duty. This includes the costs of treating your injuries and the costs stemming from your injuries, like lost wages and pain and suffering.
What Your Financial Recovery May Include
We understand that an accident involving a commercial truck can not only impact your physical well-being but also cost thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses. The financial recovery that may be available through this type of case can include:
- Medical treatment and care
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damage
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Physical impairment
- Wrongful death damages, when applicable
We understand that there may be many reasons why you are seeking recovery for your accident. If we are unable to reach a fair settlement, we will represent you in court.
Let Us Evaluate Your Commercial Vehicle Accident Case
When you agree to work with us, an attorney from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, can evaluate your case at no cost to you. Only after we discuss your case will we be able to explain your rights and options based on the circumstances of your accident.
If we agree to work together, you can count on our team to be accessible to you throughout the process. This includes answering your questions and giving you regular updates on your case.
Building a Compelling Case
We will also identify and secure the evidence necessary to support your claim or lawsuit. By letting us take on the difficult tasks, you can focus on healing from your injuries and reaching the most complete physical recovery possible.
Even though commercial vehicle accident cases can be complex, few go to trial. We may be able to negotiate an out-of-court settlement on your behalf based on the facts of your case. If we cannot reach a settlement to cover the cost of your damages, we can represent you at trial.
Read About How Hard We Work with Injured Clients
When they talk about our commitment to client-focused legal support, previous clients leave reviews like the following:
- Wayne Peacock: The people there are always friendly and do their best to answer any questions to the best of their ability. I would strongly recommend this firm for any of your personal injury or any other claims you may have.
- Sherry Creech: Very hardworking people. Helped me when I could find no one. THANK YOU We Are SO GRATEFUL… Thank you so much for taking my case.
- Kiana Skyy: Great firm and they follow up on everything and they make sure you are comfortable and that everything is correct with your claim. I would highly recommend.
Read more reviews and recommendations about our client service and support on our client testimonials page.
We Work Hard to Meet Prospective Clients Where They Are
We mean it when we say we stop at nothing to fight for you and for the damages you are entitled to recover. We make sure you know your rights and the at-fault party’s responsibility. We know it can be frustrating to wonder endlessly about your case, so we will continually update you on its progress.
We also make a point of providing easy and accessible contact with your lawyer. To help answer your questions and address any concerns, we also host Facebook live streams to reach our clients. In short, you are never alone when our commercial accident team is on your side.
Texas Has a Two-Year Statute of Limitations on Injury Cases
Texas law sets a deadline on personal injury lawsuits. It is generally two years. This means most commercial vehicle accident victims have until the date of the second anniversary of their accident to file a lawsuit against the responsible company.
You might also face additional filing and notification deadlines if the commercial vehicle involved in your accident was owned or operated by a government or municipal entity. There may be other factors that affect this timeline, so it may be a good idea to contact a commercial vehicle accident attorney in Houston in a timely manner following your accident. At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, we have lawyers standing by who can evaluate the strength of your case today.
Talk to a Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney in Houston, TX
If you sustained injuries in a Houston accident caused by the driver of a commercial vehicle, you want representation from a personal injury accident lawyer from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™. You may be able to pursue financial recovery, and we can help. Our commercial vehicle accident attorneys in Houston know how to navigate the claims process, leaving you free to focus on healing from your injuries.
Call today for your complimentary consultation with a member of our commercial vehicle accident team.
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