Your passenger vehicle is no match for a large truck. A collision between your passenger car and a large truck can leave you with devastating physical injuries and a totaled personal vehicle.
In addition to the bodily injuries and property damage it causes, a collision with a large truck can leave you unsure of who to pursue for financial compensation. After you receive medical attention, speak to a Breaux Bridge truck accident lawyer who can help you determine where to assign liability. We may be able to pursue damages from the truck driver, the trucking company, or another party such as the manufacturer of a faulty part of the truck that caused or contributed to your injuries.
It can be difficult to fully understand your legal and financial options in the aftermath of a collision. Discuss the details of your truck accident with a Breaux Bridge truck accident lawyer for a clear understanding of the financial compensation to which you could be entitled. Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777 today.
The Dangers of Distracted Truck Drivers
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that driver errors account for more than 32% of reported accidents between trucks and passenger cars. Truck drivers move goods and products all over the country and might drive long hours to do so. Sometimes truck drivers can become overly tired or distracted while driving.
The FMCSA states that distracted driving is the second leading cause of large truck accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines distracted driving as anything a driver does that takes their attention off the safe operation of their vehicle and the road ahead. So, a truck driver might engage in distracted driving if he is eating, drinking, or adjusting the radio station.
Additionally, a driver may have received guidance from their employer to violate the FMCSA’s Hours of Service Requirements and drive long hours until they are drowsy. In these situations, we may be able to hold the trucking company at least partially liable for the accident and your losses.
If you believe distracted driving or any other form of driver error may have played a role in the accident you were involved in on the Breaux Bridge, speak to a lawyer immediately. You can reach a team member from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (337) 777-7777 today.
Driver-Related Errors That Might Lead to Collisions
While smartphones, text messages, and social media are everyday parts of society, their use while driving should always be avoided. LA §300.5 only allows the use of a smartphone in a car by police officers, doctors, or someone calling for emergency assistance.
Large truck drivers can and should actively avoid driving distractions and other driver-related accident causes (as defined by the Insurance Information Institute) such as:
- Exceeding the posted speed
- Alcohol and drug use
- Improper lane changes
- Disobeying posted traffic signs
- Drowsy or fatigued driving
- Obstructed vision
- Road and weather conditions
Notify your Breaux Bridge truck accident lawyers right away if you believe distracted driving or another form of driving error may have led to a truck’s collision with your passenger car on Breaux Bridge.
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A Collision With a Large Truck Can Cause Severe Injuries
A collision with a large truck in Breaux Bridge can be deadly. Passenger car drivers and occupants who survive a large truck collision can sustain serious injuries that may include:
An accident with a large truck can result in one or more of these injuries. If you or a family member endured any of these injuries (or others), seek immediate medical attention. Once you have been assessed by a physician, get in touch with a lawyer who can help you identify the right party to pursue for coverage of your medical bills. We are prepared to help you establish liability for your accident and help you in any way we can. We may:
- Represent you in court, if necessary
- Valuate your damages
- Keep you updated at every stage of the case
- Answer any questions you may have
- Work with expert witnesses or accident reconstructionists
- Gather and analyze evidence that supports your case
- File all paperwork within relevant timelines
- Handle all communication with insurance companies
Contact us as soon as you can after the accident. Your lawyer can help you assess your current and future medical needs and their related costs.
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Assign Liability for Your Accident to the Responsible Party
Were you or a family member hurt in an accident with a large truck? A collision with a large truck should not leave you in a financial hole. The truck driver, the company that employs him, or the manufacturer of the truck he was driving should cover your accident expenses.
Breaux Bridge truck accident lawyers can help you determine the right party to hold responsible for your injuries and other expenses. Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777 to review your financial compensation options today. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you owe us nothing until and unless you get paid.
Do not wait to reach out to us. The statute of limitations on taking legal action for your injuries and losses is generally one year under Art. 3492 of the Louisiana Civil Code. There may be exceptions that could pertain to your case. Speak to a team member from our firm who can tell you more, today.