Delivery trucks move multiple loads daily. As they rush to meet deadlines, these drivers have an increased risk of accidents. A crash with a truck like this could result in catastrophic and severe injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), paralysis, or burns. You could be out of work and struggling to stay afloat. However, you shouldn’t have to suffer these consequences on your own, especially if someone else’s negligence caused your accident.
If you suffered serious injuries or lost someone you love, a Houston delivery truck accident lawyer at Domingo Garcia can help you recover compensation. You can discuss your case with a member of our legal team during a free case review. We’ll answer your questions and assess your options for financial recovery.
We Hold the Delivery Truck Driver Accountable for their Negligence
When a delivery truck driver fails to act with care, they should face the consequences of their negligence. Our Houston truck accident lawyers work hard to hold them accountable for the harm they’ve caused. When we take on your case, we:
- Investigate the delivery truck accident, searching for evidence of the driver’s fault (e.g. driver distraction, fatigue, or speeding).
- Gather evidence. We may collect the crash report from police, delivery schedules and routes, traffic camera footage, witness statements, delivery driver work history, driving record, and photos of the crash to help support your claim.
- Identify liable parties. We will identify whoever is financially responsible for paying your damages. In many cases, this is the delivery driver’s employer, but it may also be a third-party contractor or the driver themself.
How Much Will a Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer Cost in Houston, Texas?
While you’re on the road to recovery or mourning the loss of a loved one, you shouldn’t have to worry about how you will cover the cost of a lawyer. That’s why the truck accident attorneys at our firm work on a contingency-fee basis.
You pay nothing upfront or out of your own pocket. We receive our legal fees as a percentage of the compensation we help you recover at the end of your case.
Truck Accident Victories for Our Clients in Texas
Our Houston delivery truck attorneys have handled numerous truck accident cases with positive results. Some of our successes include:
- $8.75 million for a truck accident victim
- $3 million for a motorcycle rider injured in a collision with a commercial vehicle
- $2.75 million for a truck accident victim’s family after a wrongful death
- $1 million settlement in a commercial vehicle accident involving a lumbar fracture
Though we can’t guarantee the results, we will dedicate ourselves to making sure that you receive fair compensation for your delivery truck accident in Houston.
Recoverable Damages for Your Houston Delivery Truck Accident
Under Tex. Civ. & Rem. Code §41.001, you can recover economic and non-economic damages for your truck accident losses. Economic damages will compensate you for direct financial losses you incurred as a result of the crash, while non-economic damages aim to mitigate your personal losses. One of our delivery truck crash lawyers can help you recover damages that include:
- Hospital bills and other medical expenses
- Lost income and benefits
- Cost of chiropractic care and physical therapy
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life due to loss of independence and mobility or your physical pain
Your total compensation may vary depending on your losses, so our injury lawyers will calculate what your case is worth based on your specific experience. We’ll gather the necessary documentation, such as medical bills, vehicle repair estimates from auto body experts, bank statements, and receipts. Armed with the proof of your losses we can properly negotiate a settlement from the liable insurance company on your behalf.
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one in a delivery truck accident, we are so sorry for your loss. We know how difficult it can be to take legal action while you’re mourning, so let us take the lead on your case. Our wrongful death attorneys will pursue compensation for funeral and burial expenses, your loved one’s medical bills, lost financial support, and more.
Liable Parties in a Truck Accident Claim
The delivery driver may be driving for a retail establishment that sells goods, such as Amazon or Walmart. Alternatively, they may be working for a courier like FedEX, DHL, or UPS. If the driver was working at the time, their employer may be liable for your damages.
Sometimes delivery drivers are contractors who hold their own liability insurance. In other cases, a third party may be financially responsible. For instance, if the truck malfunctioned or a road defect like a pothole caused the crash, the truck manufacturer or local government could be liable.
Delivery Trucks Must Follow Federal Regulations
Delivery trucks over 10,001 pounds are subject to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, such as maintaining hours of service logs and spending 10 hours off the road after driving for 11 hours. If the delivery driver failed to follow these rules, it may be at the employer’s insistence.
Our delivery truck accident lawyers will determine the liable parties and pursue your compensation from them. We work on cases involving:
- Flower delivery
- Appliance delivery
- Food delivery
- Supply delivery
- Furniture delivery
- Other types of delivery trucks
Statute of Limitations for Delivery Truck Accidents in Texas
There’s limited time to seek justice through a truck delivery accident case. Texas law only allows two years from the date of the crash to file a lawsuit in court. Waiting too long could risk your right to recover compensation from the at-fault party.
An attorney from our firm can interpret the statute of limitations and possible exceptions for your situation. Once you’re our client, we will track and manage these deadlines on your behalf.
Let a Houston Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer at Domingo Garcia Fight for You
With more than 35 years of experience, Domingo Garcia is an attorney you can count on in your darkest hour. Coping with severe injuries from a truck accident is difficult when you also have to fight a legal battle for the compensation you deserve. Let our Houston delivery truck accident lawyers fight for you instead. Call us today for a free consultation.