The commercial trucking industry is booming, and passenger vehicles are forced to share America’s roadways with these powerful vehicles. The highways of Baton Rouge are no different. On Monday through Friday, Baton Rouge residents are driving to and from work, going to school, and running errands. During the week, with more vehicles are on the roads, the risk of accidents is higher, up to 85 percent, especially collisions with semi-trucks, trailers, and 18-wheelers.
Even at low speeds, the impact can produce devastating results. From whiplash to broken bones, disfiguration, and loss of limb or life– the types of injuries one can suffer in a trucking accident can vary greatly. Beyond the physical injury, the stress can be overwhelming– emotionally, mentally, and financially.
A knowledgeable and compassionate Bart Bernard truck accident attorney can help. Scheduling a free consultation will help you or your family decide on a course of action, and whether you have a potential claim for compensation against a responsible party.
An injured party can seek to recover economic and non-economic damages. Compensation for economic losses would include direct costs incurred, from medical expenses to loss of wages, vehicle damages, or assistive living technologies, and home modifications. It could also include future diminished earning capacity.
Restitution for non-economic damages is intangible costs that directly impact the quality of life for the individual. This would include disfigurement or scarring, emotional pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and reduced quality of life.
Time limitations for filing a claim
Should you and your family decide to pursue a claim for potential compensation, it’s important to file immediately. In Louisiana, the statute of limitations is one year– you have exactly 365 days from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against another party.
The claims process
Whether a lawsuit goes to trial or is settled out-of-court, a Baton Rouge truck accident lawyer thoroughly prepares and builds the strongest case possible. We work with you to understand the details of the case, review medical expenses and costs, and research and gather evidence to determine the responsible party. While large trucking accidents can be quite complex to establish liability, Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers know how to expertly navigate this process.
Contact our team of Baton Rouge Truck Accident Lawyers
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