Weighing in at more than 10,000 pounds, a commercial truck is significantly larger than the passenger vehicles on the highways in and around Abbeville. When commercial trucks collide with passenger vehicles, the outcome can be devastating. If this has happened to you, you need the Bart Bernard team of Abbeville personal injury lawyers. You’re Smart. Get Bart.™
Bart Bernard has spent decades defending the legal rights of Abbeville accident victims. He and his expert team understand the devastating impact a truck crash can have and will work tirelessly to recover compensation on behalf of their clients. If you are ready to hold the truck driver responsible for your injuries accountable, schedule a case evaluation with a truck accident lawyer right away.
The frequency of truck accidents
According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, fatal truck accidents are on the rise. In 2017, fatal truck crashes increased nationwide by more than 9 percent. What’s more, the rate of fatal crashes has increased by 42 percent since 2009.
Truck crashes with non-fatal injuries are also on the rise. From 2009 to 2015, the number of commercial vehicle crashes with injuries increased by more than 62 percent. This sharp rise has slowed somewhat, but the volume of truck crash injuries grows larger each year. All told, there were nearly 500,000 vehicle collisions involving a commercial truck in 2017 alone.
Injuries in a truck crash accident
Because of the enormous size of a commercial vehicle, the potential for serious injuries in a truck crash is high. While there are endless ways in which the human body can absorb damage, some are more common than others. Some of the most common include:
These injuries could result in a strong claim for monetary damages if they were the result of a truck accident.
No fee unless we win your case
When we take on a new client, our priority is recovering monetary compensation on their behalf. Their interests come first, which is why we never charge a fee unless we recover damages. We never ask for a fee upfront, and we will never surprise our clients with a change to our contingency rate. The bottom line is simple: if we do not recover monetary damages in a case, our client doesn’t owe us a dime.
Hit Hard with Bart Bernard™
If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident, your first step should be to call Bart Bernard. With decades of experience advocating for injury victims across Louisiana, he and his team have the skill and experience needed to help you maximize your recovery. To learn more about the viability of your claim, schedule your free case evaluation right away.