In the average year, there are more than 4,000 casualties caused by commercial vehicles on American roadways. This number only tells part of the story, however. For every fatal accident, there are thousands of other collisions that result in severe injuries. Zachary residents face the risk of a crash with a negligent truck driver any time they drive on a public roadway. If this has happened to you, you might need the help of our team of Zachary personal injury lawyers.
When you work with us, you can expect fierce advocates who will never stop fighting for your legal rights. Rest assured that, when your case is in the hands of one of our skilled truck accident lawyers, your claim will be treated with the highest priority. To learn more about your options moving forward, call today to schedule a free consultation.
We will carefully evaluate your claim and guide you on your options for recovering compensation. While we settle most of the cases that we file, we are always prepared to take it to trial to get you the compensation you deserve. Hit Hard. Get Bart Bernard.™
Time limits for filing a truck accident lawsuit
There is no time to waste when it comes to filing a truck accident lawsuit. Like all states, Louisiana has a statute of limitations—and if the deadline passes, it bars you from filing suit, no matter how valid your claim.
The purpose of this statute is to ensure the court is not bogged down with years-old cases. By limiting the amount of delay between an accident and a lawsuit, the courts hope to avoid a backlog of old injury lawsuits. The rule also is intended to protect defendants in these cases from a surprise lawsuit years after an accident.
Unfortunately, this rush to protect negligent truck drivers can limit the time you have to file suit. In Louisiana, the time limit is even shorter than most other states. You have only one year from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit. If you miss that deadline, your ability to recover monetary damages is likely gone forever.
Damages available in a truck accident lawsuit
If you prevail in your suit, there are many types of damages available after a truck crash. These damages could relate to your medical injuries or even the physical damage to your car. Examples of damages recoverable in a truck accident lawsuit include:
How Zachary personal injury lawyers could help
When you work with Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers, your attorney will bring the skill and experience that could help you maximize your monetary recovery. Have questions for us? We offer free, no-obligation consultations where you can ask any question you have related to your injury claim. If you are ready to move forward, contact Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers today to schedule your free consultation. We work on a contingency basis, so there are no upfront fees: You’re Smart. Get Bart.™