If you suffered injuries in a truck accident in Hammond, you may be eligible to collect awards to cover your losses.
Our firm will provide full-service representation. We review your case, gather evidence, determine your losses, and fight for a settlement. If need be, we will take your case to court. A truck accident lawyer serving Hammond will show you why Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers has recovered over $200 million for our clients.
What Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Can Do for You
Our team works to maximize your financial recovery. This generally means completing a lawsuit or insurance claim on your behalf.
We deal with the insurance companies and negotiate suitable compensation if this is the right approach for your case. We also handle wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits for victims of truck accidents.
We Establish Liability for Your Accident
Truck accidents differ from car accidents when it comes to liability. Multiple people may generally be responsible for covering a truck accident victim’s losses. Those liable for your accident may include:
- An at-fault truck driver
- The company that employs the at-fault truck driver
- The owner of the cargo that the truck driver was hauling
- The owner of the truck
- The truck manufacturer
- The city of Hammond
We rely on Louisiana law to establish liability. Parties may be liable because of their negligence.
We Gather Evidence to Support Your Case
We collect evidence for your case. Documentary evidence could support that you are the victim of an accident caused by negligence.
The evidence we can gather includes:
- Police reports
- Photographs of injuries
- Photographs of your vehicle’s damage
- Witness testimony
- Video footage of the collision
- Service records for the truck driver
- Blood or urine tests where applicable
We may hire an expert to reconstruct your accident. Reconstructions are evidence-based recreations of an accident. These can be especially helpful if there is no video footage of your collision.
We Negotiate a Settlement Based on Your Losses
We document losses that have come from your truck accident. In cases involving non-fatal injuries, your losses may include:
- The cost of emergency care for your injuries
- The cost to diagnose your injuries
- The cost of treating and rehabilitating your injuries
- Lost wages caused by your injuries
- Harm to your earning power
- Pain and suffering
- Counseling for emotional and psychological trauma
- The cost of medication for physical, psychological, and emotional trauma
- Damage to your vehicle
Your list of losses may be much longer. We will create a record of your losses and assign a monetary value to each. A truck accident lawyer from our firm will negotiate for the compensation that you deserve.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers is ready to serve you after your truck accident in Hammond.
We Also Handle Fatal Truck Accident Cases
If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, we will take action to seek compensation. Your family’s recoverable losses may include:
- Immense pain and suffering
- The loss of the deceased’s financial support
- The loss of comfort, companionship, and parental guidance
- The cost of the deceased’s funeral
- The cost of medical care
- The cost of property damage
We provide the empathetic approach that wrongful death cases require. As your family copes with grief, we will pursue all recoverable awards.
Statute of Limitations on Truck Accidents in Louisiana
Victims injured in truck accidents in Hammond, Louisiana, have one year following their accident date to file a civil lawsuit under CC §3492. If you do not file within this timeline, you could lose your right to compensation.
There are exceptions to this deadline, and a lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can tell you how long you have left to file.
Our Firm Works for a Contingency Fee
We provide all of our services at no upfront cost to you. From investigating your accident to hiring experts and securing a settlement, you do not have to pay us until we win.
Should we win your case, you still do not pay us out-of-pocket. We receive only a percentage of your settlement or judgment. You will be aware of this percentage before we begin representing you.
If we do not win your case, you do not pay.
You Could Receive a Settlement to Cover Your Losses
As the American Bar Association (ABA) explains, settlements are usually the outcome of civil lawsuits. We tailor our legal approach to fit your case, but we generally pursue a settlement first.
A settlement may provide fair compensation for your losses. We will engage in negotiations until we obtain an offer that you believe is fair. If we cannot secure a fair settlement, our firm is prepared for trial.
We Remain in Contact Throughout Your Case
We respect clients’ desire to be involved or uninvolved with their cases. You may choose to avoid the legal process altogether or may want to be kept up to date about your case’s progress.
We have someone available at all times of the day. We will provide updates about your case, but you can also always contact us via email or phone. We take your case off your hands to allow you to focus on:
- Physical recovery
- Emotional recovery
- Psychological recovery
- The grieving process
As your law firm of choice, we put our hard work, experience, and knowledge to work for you.
Reach Out to Our Attorneys for a Free Consultation Today
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers is there for truck accident victims in Hammond. We want to hear from you. Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777 for a free case evaluation.