As the freight industry is at an all-time high in the U.S., passenger vehicles are forced to share the highway with large commercial trucks.
When a collision involves commercial and passenger vehicles, even at low speeds, the impact can be significant– emotionally, physically, and financially. In an instant, a left turn or side impact in a work zone can forever change the life of a Terrytown family.
Stacks of medical bills, potential loss of work and wages, and uncertainty about the future can be overwhelming. While no amount of money will diminish your suffering, a seasoned attorney can help to lessen the financial burdens associated with the accident.
A Terrytown truck accident attorney of Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers is standing by ready to help you.
Types of losses and potential compensation
If you’ve been injured as a result of a collision with a commercial vehicle (semi-truck, 18-wheeler, tractor-truck, or other), you are entitled to compensation. Filing a claim could help you recover associated losses, both economic and non-economic, including:
Identifying fault or responsibility
In many cases, the potential causes of a truck accident will vary, and it can be very difficult and complex to determine liability. While a sideswipe or rear-end may seem straightforward, the responsibility may not be solely the result of the driver. Many people are involved in truck routes and planning, operations, and maintenance. An accident could also result from:
It takes an expert in trucking accidents to identify the responsible party, and gather detailed evidence to support this claim. Our Terrytown truck accident lawyers can help you, and your loved ones navigate this process and build the strongest case possible in the pursuit of justice.
Building a case
These large trucks carry insurance policies between $300,000 and $750,000, and the companies that support them want to keep as much of it as possible. Whether for-hire, owner-operators, or private carriers, they’re not interested in doing what’s right– they only want to protect their bottom line.
After a free consultation with the Bart Bernard team of Terrytown truck accident lawyers, we can help you determine the best course of action for you and your family.
Whether you or a loved one can take photographs or video from the accident site, or you hire one of our seasoned lawyers to help– this can be critical evidence to showcase fault or responsibility. We also sit down with you to review medical records and related expenses, lost wages, and other impacts on your life as a result of the accident. Be Smart. Get Bart.™
Filing a claim
In the state of Louisiana, a lawsuit must be filed within one year from the date of the collision– whether for personal injury or vehicular damages. If you don’t make this deadline, regardless of your situation, you will lose any rights to potential compensation.
For families who have lost a loved one, whether upon impact, at the scene, or even later, a claim can be filed against the driver or person responsible within one year from the moment of loss.
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