Since 2002, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC has helped truck accident victims pursue financial recovery. We may be able to help you pursue recovery for medical care costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Let us evaluate your case for free.
We handle 18-wheeler accident cases. Depending on the facts of your case, we may be able to hold both the negligent driver and their employer responsible for your financial recovery.
Call (713) 850-8600 to get started with a free case evaluation.
Pursuing a Claim Against the Trucking Company
There are many corporate headquarters, regional offices, and fulfillment centers in Plano and in other areas of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. These companies mean many 18-wheelers on the roads in the area, including U.S. Highway 75, Dallas North Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike, Texas State Highway 121, and Preston Road.
More semi-trucks on the road may be more accidents with greater injuries. In many cases, when a truck driver’s negligence causes one of these accidents, the trucking company is legally responsible for the victim’s financial recovery, due to a legal doctrine known as respondeat superior.
A case based on respondeat superior requires evidence to prove two things:
- Was the driver an employee of the company at the time they acted negligently and caused the accident?
- Was the driver working in the “course and scope” of their employment at the time of the accident?
In many truck accident cases, the answer to both of these questions is yes. If this is true in your case, we may be able to help you hold the driver’s employer vicariously liable for your injuries and losses.
Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC today to discuss your case with an 18-wheeler and semi truck lawyer serving Plano. One of our attorneys will evaluate the strength of your claim for free.
We May Be Able to Seek Financial Recovery on Your Behalf
The 18-wheeler and semi truck attorneys from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC will deal with the trucking company and their insurer, so you do not have to. We will secure the evidence to show negligence and liability, including any evidence in the possession of the at-fault driver’s employer. We pride ourselves on our accessibility to clients, even hosting Facebook live streams to answer frequently asked client questions.
If we represent you in your Plano truck accident case, you can focus on healing from your injuries while we take steps to pursue a financial recovery for you. This may include:
- Identifying all potentially liable parties
- Protecting your right to recovery
- Gathering and preserving all evidence held by the trucking company
- Working with experts such as accident reconstruction specialists
- Documenting your accident-related losses and expenses
We can often attempt to negotiate a settlement based on your insurance claim. If necessary, we will file a lawsuit and take your case to trial in civil court. Call (713) 850-8600 today to learn more about how we may be able to help you pursue financial recovery following a Plano, TX truck accident.
Potential Financial Recovery Following Your Accident
The goal of filing an insurance claim or lawsuit in civil court is to obtain a financial recovery on your behalf. This type of recovery could include a wide range of damages you suffered as a result of your accident and injuries. We will document your expenses and losses as a part of building your case for recovery.
Some damages we may pursue in a semi-truck case are:
- Medical treatment and related costs of support and care
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity if you cannot return to your previous position
- Property damage to your vehicle and other possessions
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
Truck accidents can cause serious injuries and may result in fatalities. If a member of your immediate family lost their life in a Plano tractor-trailer accident, we will evaluate your case and help you understand how wrongful death claims work in Texas. You may be able to pursue financial recovery for losses, including funeral and burial costs.
The Statute of Limitations May Affect Your Case
Texas law gives most victims of Texas motor vehicle accidents two years from the date of the accident to file a case in civil court. There may be exceptions to this rule that could be relevant to your circumstances.
It is important that we get to work on your semi-truck accident case as soon as possible. Federal regulations for data collection, drug testing, and rest records are often potential pieces of evidence in the possession of the trucking company. We need to protect this evidence before it is lost, erased, or disappears. We can take action quickly once you sign up for representation in your Plano truck accident case.
Talk to an 18-Wheeler and Semi Truck Attorney Serving Plano
An 18-wheeler and semi truck accident attorney from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can evaluate your Plano truck accident case for free today. We may be able to pursue financial recovery on your behalf through a negotiated settlement with the insurance company, taking the negligent driver’s employer to court, or seeking other options. We will handle building a case to support your claim while you focus on undergoing treatment and healing from your injuries.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 616 total commercial vehicle accidents in 2018 in Collin County alone. As you can see, truck accidents are far too common. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, we can help.
Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at (713) 850-8600 now for your free case evaluation with a member of our tractor-trailer accident team serving Plano, Texas.