When a truck and another smaller vehicle collide, it can cause devastation and possibly death.
No matter what the results are, this type of accident is horrific. If you suffered an accident like this, you are probably upset and stressed about the situation. It is especially upsetting when the accident was due to the truck being improperly loaded. Although you may not have noticed whether the cargo was loaded correctly or not, you may want to have a lawyer investigate it further. There are laws on your side if this was the case in your accident. A lawyer will guide you through the process of recouping your financial losses for damages, injuries, and pain and suffering.
An Andrew improperly loaded cargo lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you get your life back together again. Our more than 350 years of combined experience allows us to communicate to you what your case is worth. We are prepared to help you fight for a fair settlement for your case.
When you contact Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we will go over the details of what to expect moving forward. You will not have to pay anything in advance until we collect on your behalf.
Begin seeking help today by contacting Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers. We will provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation. Call the office at (337) 777-7777.
Laws Concerning Cargo Loads of Which You Should Be Aware
You may not realize it, but trucks have to abide by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) laws and rules concerning trucks and their cargo. These are referred to as the Cargo Securement Rules. A summary of these rules are as follows:
- Semi-trucks must have their cargo adequately secured
- Cargo must be immobile and unable to roll around or move
- Truckers must use the proper number of securing mechanisms based on the length and weight of their cargo
When these rules and laws are not followed, disastrous results may follow. A truck driver may not be able to safely manage their truck. A rollover accident may occur. Also, road spills are possible, which can cause havoc on the highway. By contacting us, you will know how to proceed forward with your case.
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How Your Lawyer Can Help You with Your Case
Your lawyer will begin building your case by gathering information. They will research the relevant cargo securement laws for the type of truck involved in the accident and information regarding what type of measures the trucker was using to keep their cargo in place.
The next steps in helping prove your case include:
Showing Duty of Care
Duty of care refers to how the other party owes you a degree of protection from harm. In other words, they have a “duty” to keep you from harm. This duty of care is a “given” for all drivers.
Showing Breach of Duty
Your lawyer must show that the other driver did something wrong and caused your accident. In other words, they breached the duty that they owed you. Your Andrew improperly loaded cargo lawyer will collect all the necessary evidence to prove your case. Eyewitnesses may come in handy, as well as other documentation that can provide support for your testimony.
Your lawyer will also need to link your injuries to the accident and show that there is a direct connection between the two.
If you had an accident and you suspect it was due to the truck’s driver not following proper protocol, contact Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers to discuss the case for free. Contact us today at (337) 777-7777.
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Injuries You May Have Suffered in Your Truck Accident
Many accidents result in injury, but those involving trucks can be especially horrendous. With the huge weight difference between a truck and other smaller vehicles, potential resulting injuries could be devastating. Some injuries for which you can collect compensation are as follows:
- Spinal cord damage, including paralysis
- Whiplash or other head/neck injuries
- Cuts and bruises
- Burns and smoke inhalation (if your car rolls and ignites or the truck catches fire)
- Emotional anguish, including resulting mental health conditions like PTSD, anxiety, and depression
- Broken bones
Your lawyer will represent you and help you pursue a fair amount of money for your injuries.
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Your lawyer can fight for damages in all the various areas for which you are eligible. Some of these include:
- Out-of-pocket medical costs
- Loss of income
- Future income, if the amount of money you can make in the future will be affected by your injuries
- Mental and emotional pain and suffering
- Property damage
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Get in Touch with a Lawyer
Retain a lawyer to represent you and preserve your rights. We can advocate for your case. We fight hard for our clients.
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, an Andrew improperly loaded cargo lawyer is standing by ready to assist you. We can provide free legal advice and a helping hand. Take the next steps today by accepting a no-obligation case consultation. We do not charge until we reach an agreeable settlement. Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777 for more information. Civil Code (CC) 3492 may limit how long you have to take legal action, so act now!