If you were injured in a truck accident, you may deserve compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and a myriad of other losses, both economic and noneconomic. The party or parties who caused the accident—not you—should be the ones to foot the bill. At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, our lawyers fight for the rights of injured victims. We have a long and successful track record of winning compensation for our clients, and we want to put our knowledge and resources to work for you.
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, our clients are like family members to us, and we take the outcome of your case as seriously as you do. From the moment you contact us, we will work tirelessly on your case, investigating the accident, identifying the responsible parties, gathering evidence, and aggressively pursuing compensation. We will make sure you understand all your legal options and what to expect. Best of all, there is never a fee until we win
To learn more about our firm, and to receive a free, no-obligation case evaluation from a Forked Island truck accident lawyer, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777.
Truck Accidents Are Especially Dangerous
Truck accidents are some of the most devastating motor vehicle collisions on the road. The imbalance in size and power between 18-wheelers and most other cars and trucks can lead to devastating results, with the occupants of the non-truck vehicle in the collision tending to sustain the brunt of the impact. Victims of truck accidents may suffer head or spinal injuries, broken bones, lacerations, injuries to internal organs, and more.
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we believe that the financial liability for those injuries should fall on the responsible parties, not on the injured party. We fight for the rights of injured clients in Forked Island and will fight for you as well.
We will begin by conducting a full investigation of your accident and identifying every party that played a role in causing or contributing to your injuries.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accident lawyer serving Forked Island, call 337-221-9907
Determining Liability in Your Truck Accident
It would be impossible to produce an exhaustive list of the parties that might bear liability for your Forked Island truck accident injuries, but the following parties sometimes bear liability:
The Truck Driver
We can hold the truck driver liable for your injuries if they were at fault in any way for the accident. The driver may be at fault due to their violation of the law or their general careless or reckless behavior behind the wheel.
Truck drivers are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s Interstate Truck Driver’s Guide to Hours of Service to keep logbooks detailing such information as how many hours they drive, how many hours they rest, and how often they get their truck serviced.
If the driver’s logbook contains incomplete or inaccurate information, if it is not up to date, or if it features evidence of a violation, a Forked Island truck accident lawyer can use it to hold them liable for your injuries.
The Trucking Company
Since the truck driver who hit you was likely acting as a representative of their employer at the time of the accident, we can often hold that employer vicariously liable based on their expected minimum truck liability insurance responsibility. By going after the employer instead of just the driver. We want to hold all responsible parties liable for the damage they caused. Let us help you pursue justice.
The Truck Manufacturer
A Forked Island truck accident lawyer may be able to pursue a truck parts manufacturer for damages if evidence is found that the truck or one of its components was defective, and that the defect caused or contributed to the collision.
Other Potentially Liable Parties
We will investigate your accident and identify any other liable parties that do not appear on the above list. Every truck accident is different, and it is impossible to know exactly who might have been involved before conducting a thorough investigation.
To start the process today with a free consultation from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, call (337) 777-7777.
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We Can Help You Valuate of Your Losses and Damages
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we always pursue the full and fair compensation our clients deserve. Upon taking your case, we will tabulate the damages you incurred and come up with a dollar value you can pursue for compensation. This value will include both your economic damages, meaning those involving actual financial loss, and your noneconomic damages, which refer to losses that cannot be quantified in dollar terms.
You may be eligible to recover a settlement or award that includes compensation for the following and more:
- Medical bills: We can help you recover the cost of your current and future medical expenses.
- Lost wages: We will fight to make sure you get compensated for the value of all wages you lost while missing work to recover from your injury.
- Reduced earning capacity: If your ability to earn a living has been compromised on a long-term basis, we can help you recover the difference in what you can earn and what you should be earning.
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience: We can help you recover compensation for a number of noneconomic losses, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
We may be able to pursue other forms of damages. Reach out to our firm today for more information.
Keep the Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Lawsuits in Mind
Under LA Art. 3492, accident victims have one year to file a personal injury lawsuit in Louisiana against the responsible party or parties. If this deadline expires, you could lose the right to recover compensation. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers will take quick legal action to prevent the statute from expiring, if necessary.
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Our team is ready and eager to get to work for you today. Remember: there is never a fee until we win money for you. For a free consultation, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777.