According to Louisiana State University data reports from 2012, large trucks were involved in accidents that led to 92 deaths and 2,353 injuries. The report goes on to state that 2.8% of vehicles in accidents that led to injuries were trucks, and 9.3% of vehicles in crashes that led to deaths were trucks.
These statistics mean that truck accidents are more common in the Broussard area that you might think. They also mean that if you or someone you love was injured; you are far from alone. You, and everyone else involved in a collision have a legal right to seek compensation for your injuries and losses.
Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers can advocate for you. With years of experience and a reputation for tenacious litigation, they are your best bet when it comes to your accident. You’re Smart. Get Bart.™
I was in a truck accident, now what do I do?
As soon as the police and other emergency responders have been called, take it upon yourself to document the accident and the scene. Take pictures of your vehicle, the passengers, the truck, and surrounding property. Do not speak with any other party’s insurance company.
Of course, the most important priority is your health. Always take care of your injuries and seek any necessary medical attention first. It is also important to seek medical care right away because a thorough record of injuries and treatments can help your case.
Will my truck accident case go to trial?
It is nearly impossible to determine if a truck accident claim will or will not go to trial before it begins. This is because the possibility of an out-of-court settlement depends on the other party’s insurance company and if they offer a fair settlement. Your team of Broussard personal injury lawyers will be there to guide you.
You, as the plaintiff, will have the final say in whether you want to accept a settlement offer. Your truck accident attorney will advise you, but ultimately it’s your decision. Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers will not hesitate to take a case to trial if the other party only offers a lowball settlement.
How long do I have to file my truck accident claim?
The state of Louisiana has a statute of limitations law in place that dictates that legal action must be filed within one year of the accident for it to be valid. This law does apply in the Broussard area, so you only have one year from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. This time restriction means that it’s vital that you contact Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers as soon as possible to get started on your case.
Our Broussard personal injury lawyers offer 100% free initial consultations, so you have nothing to lose by calling Bart Bernard today:
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