In just seconds, your life changes forever. A serious truck accident has put all your hopes and dreams on hold, perhaps permanently. Instead of planning for the future, your life now consists of trying to recover and managing the fear about how you will pay your mounting medical bills and living expenses as working is not a possibility. When the truck accident resulted from the negligent or reckless actions of the driver or another entity, help is available.
A Luling truck accident attorney at Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers protects your rights and holds those responsible for the crash and your injuries accountable. We are by your side every step of the way.
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Truck accident injuries
When an 18-wheeler collides with a smaller vehicle, the resulting injuries are often among the worst of any motor vehicle crashes. Those lucky enough to survive the impact may suffer permanent or long-term impairment. Such injuries may include:
Truck accident victims may also deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Many accident victims will never return to employment and may no longer live independently. They may require special equipment, including vehicle and housing modification.
An insurance company may offer what sounds like a reasonable settlement to vulnerable truck accident victims, but insurance companies want to pay out as little as possible. A personal injury lawyer knows the fair amount of a settlement for their client’s particular injuries and their long term prognosis.
Truck accident compensation
Compensation, or damages, for truck accident injuries may include:
Do not wait to obtain legal help
In most states, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit after a serious accident is much longer than in Louisiana. Here, such lawsuits require filing within just one year of the accident date. Many truck accident victims are still recovering or undergoing rehab during that period, but obtaining legal assistance as soon as possible after the accident is crucial. Otherwise, you could find yourself unable to pursue a lawsuit against the parties who caused your injuries.
When it comes to truck accidents, several parties may prove liable. In addition to the driver, that may include the trucking company, the cargo firm, a repair service, or even the manufacturer if an investigation reveals the wreck occurred due to a design defect. If the road itself contained defects resulting in the crash, a government agency might also have liability. Claims against government agencies usually have an even shorter statute of limitations.
Contact Luling truck accident lawyers
After a truck accident, you need the help of an experienced truck accident lawyer from our firm. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation. While most cases are settled, we will head to trial, when needed. There is never a fee unless we win.