In 2017, 8.6 percent of fatalities on Louisiana roadways involved large trucks. For the thousands of those who annually survive the impact of an 18-wheeler crash, life is never the same. At this point, you may not know whether you can expect a full recovery, but the road ahead is long and hard. Along with your pain and suffering, you are facing the possibility of permanent impairment and perhaps the inability to ever hold a job again. You are frantic with worry because you do not know how you will pay your bills and feed your family.
If the truck accident occurred due to the negligence or recklessness of another party, a compassionate Kenner truck accident attorney at Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers can protect your interests while holding those responsible for your injuries accountable. Most cases are settled, but we go to trial when necessary.
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Truck accident causes
Truck accidents are not always straightforward matters, which is why a thorough legal investigation is needed. Human error often plays a role, especially if a truck driver is:
Improperly secured cargo in a semi results in many accidents, including:
Poor truck maintenance or a design flaw may result in failing brakes or other system failures or blown tires. The key for a truck accident attorney is determining which parties are liable for the accident. Several entities may be responsible, from the driver, trucking company, freight loader, and repair service– even the manufacturers of the truck or parts.
Truck accident damages
In Louisiana, victims of truck accidents may receive damages, or compensation, for:
If a loved one dies from their truck accident injuries, the family has one year to file a wrongful death lawsuit to receive certain compensation. This includes burial and funeral expenses, loss of future wages, loss of companionship, and more.
Those who hesitate may lose
Right after a truck accident, your focus should remain on recovery. However, Louisiana’s statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit demands prompt legal consultation, as such lawsuits require filing within one year of the accident date. Failure to file by this time limit means you lose your right to sue for your injuries.
Your attorney handles all communication with the insurance company, allowing you to concentrate on healing.
Contact our Kenner truck accident lawyers
When another party causes a serious accident, you may not know where to turn. Trust an experienced truck accident lawyer at our firm to help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. To schedule a free consultation, use our online contact form or call us 24/7. We work on a contingency basis, so there is no fee unless we win.
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