Texas and Louisiana Truck Accidents Lawyer

Truck accident

When massive commercial vehicles collide with passenger cars, the consequences are catastrophic. Truck accidents are a whole different ball game, and at Bart Bernard Injury Law, we understand the unique challenges they bring. With expertise in litigating these cases, we fight tirelessly to hold negligent parties accountable. Many truck accidents are preventable, and we are here to seek justice for you.


Texas & Louisiana Truck Accidents:

Your Reliable Resource for Legal Guidance

When a massive truck collides with a smaller vehicle, the consequences can be catastrophic. Louisiana’s busy highways witness countless truck accidents, leaving victims grappling with injuries, financial burdens, and emotional trauma. If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident in the Pelican State, you’re not alone. We provide you with essential information and expert legal guidance to help you navigate through these challenging times.

Understanding the Impact: Truck accidents change lives forever, inflicting severe injuries like spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injuries. At Bart Bernard Injury Law, we stand with you, advocating for your rights, and fighting for justice and fair compensation.

Navigating the Legal Maze: Dealing with insurance companies and legal complexities can be overwhelming. Our experienced attorneys specialize in Taxes and Louisiana truck accident law, leaving no stone unturned to build a strong case on your behalf.

The Battle for Justice: The road to justice may seem daunting, but with Bart Bernard Injury Law, you’re not alone. Our dedicated team fights tenaciously to hold negligent parties accountable, ensuring you receive fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and the pain endured.

Truck accident

Why Choose Us?

We understand that choosing the right legal representation is crucial during this challenging time. Our commitment to our clients sets us apart. With an impressive track record of successfully handling truck accident cases in Louisiana, we bring a depth of knowledge and expertise that few can rival. Our compassionate approach and personalized attention ensure that you receive the support and guidance you need to move forward.

Proven Track Record

Experienced legal team with successful cases and millions recovered in settlements.

Compassionate Advocates

Dedicated attorneys providing personalized support for your car accident case.

Thorough Investigation

Comprehensive research, expert consultations, and witness interviews to build a strong case.

Trial-Ready Representation

Skilled trial attorneys ready to fight for your rights if needed.

No Fees

Unless We Win

Your Recovery, Our Mission: No Win, No Fee! At Bart Bernard Injury Law, we’ll fight for your compensation on a contingency basis, so you can heal without financial worries.

Frequently Asked


How Common Are Truck Accidents in Texas and Louisiana?

Very common. In Lafayette, LA & Baton Rouge, LA in 2012, large trucks were involved in 92 fatal crashes and 2,353 injury crashes. Overall, 2.8% of the vehicles in injury crashes were large trucks or busses and 9.3% of the vehicles in fatal crashes were large trucks or busses. If the percentage of crashes (rather than the percentage of vehicles) is considered, 14% of fatal crashes involved large trucks or busses. Pick-up trucks also feature prominently in Louisiana crashes. In 2012, 21.5% of all vehicles involved in injury crashes were pick-up trucks; 22.5% of the vehicles in fatal crashes were pick-up trucks.

Why Should I Hire Lafayette, LA Lawyer Bart Bernard?

Bart Bernard understands that you have many options when it comes to choosing a legal representative. Not all personal injury firms, however, are the same. The “resume” of a firm speaks to its success in handling cases like yours, and our resume is strong. We maintain more clients who have been injured in 18 wheeler accidents than any other firm in Lafayette, LA. We have gained entry into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum, a very prestigious group that admits only 1% of U.S. trial lawyers. The bottom line is that we’ve been very successful in 18 wheeler accident cases. But don’t take our word for it—listen to what past clients have to say.

Liability In A Truck Accident

There are many possible defendants in a truck accident case. They include the truck driver, the company that employs the driver, the owner of the truck, the owner of the trailer, the company leasing the truck or trailer, the facility that loaded the truck’s cargo, and a company that performed repairs/maintenance on a truck. Truck accident liability is not always straightforward, and often requires a thorough investigation. Bart Bernard and his staff of experts will determine which party—or parties—made a mistake that led to the truck accident.

What Types of Damages (Losses) are Compensable in a Truck Accident Lawsuit?

Damages in a truck accident are broadly divided into two categories: economic and non-economic. Economic losses are things like medical expenses (past and future), lost wages (past and future), and property damage. Non-economic damages are more difficult to quantify. They include things like mental anguish, emotional distress, the effects of disfigurement and scarring, and other psychological harm that a serious truck accident might cause. The spouse of a truck accident victim may also be able to obtain non-economic damages based on their loss of marital benefits. Contact Bart Bernard to learn more about the types of truck accident compensation you may be entitled to.

I Lost a Loved One in a Truck Accident. Can I Sue on Their Behalf?

Yes. In Louisiana, a fatal accident victim’s relatives—usually the surviving spouse and children—can pursue what’s known as a “wrongful death” lawsuit. The types of compensation available in a truck accident wrongful death lawsuit are financial losses (including medical bills, funeral expenses, and lost future wages) and non-financial losses (loss of companionship and other emotional distress the wrongful death causes to the victim’s surviving relatives). If there is no surviving spouse or children, surviving parents, brothers and sisters, and grandparents may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Will My Truck Accident Case Settle Out of Court?

Whether or not your case reaches out-of-court settlement or goes to trial depends on the willingness of the other party’s insurance company to offer you a fair amount of compensation. You have the final say in deciding whether a settlement offer is fair or not, although your lawyer will advise you on this matter. If an insurer offers a “lowball” settlement, going to court may be the only way to ensure adequate compensation for your losses. The Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers, will not hesitate to litigate should it prove necessary.

Why Is an Immediate Investigation By a Law Firm Important?

Evidence begins to disappear quickly after a truck accident, especially on interstates and other busy roadways. Having our own investigator on the scene ensures that crucial evidence in your case is preserved. In addition, the trucking or insurance company will probably dispatch their own investigator soon after the accident. If your attorney doesn’t have his own investigator at the accident site, it increases the likelihood that evidence will be tampered with or the investigation performed dishonestly.

What Should I Do if an Insurance Company Contacts Me?

Under no circumstances should you speak to an insurance company other than your own. An adjuster may try to get you to make statements or sign documents that paint you as the liable party. When you retain Bart Bernard, our team will handle all communications with the other party’s insurer.

How Long Do I Have To File a Truck Accident Lawsuit?

Laws known as “statutes of limitations” set the time limit for how soon legal action must be taken after a personal injury occurs. Louisiana has some of the country’s strictest statutes of limitations. From the date you are injured in a truck accident, you have only 1 year to file a lawsuit. It is therefore important to contact Bert Bernard as soon as possible after your accident.

What Are the Most Important Steps I Can Take Following a Truck Accident?

Once the police and other emergency responders have been notified, you should, if you are feeling up to it, take pictures of the accident scene. Also get pictures of yourself, your passengers, and your property. Discuss the facts surrounding the accident with the police, but do not say anything that makes you appear responsible for the crash. Certainly don’t speak with an insurance company from another party. You may be taken from the scene in an ambulance and treated for injuries immediately. If not, see your doctor right away and get checked out. Some injuries aren’t immediately apparent, and you’ll need to document the harm you suffer. This includes taking photos of your bruises and other injuries.

Contact Us

Today for a Free Consultation

Your journey to justice starts here. If you or a loved one has suffered due to a truck accident in Louisiana, don’t delay seeking legal help. Contact Bart Bernard Injury Law today for a free, confidential consultation. Let us be your trusted allies, guiding you toward a brighter, more secure future. Together, we’ll make a difference and stand strong against truck accidents on Texas’s and Louisiana’s roads.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is not legal advice. It is for general informational purposes only. The use of this website does not establish an attorney-client relationship.