If you were injured in a truck accident in Harvey, you might have the right to seek financial compensation from the liable party. On your own, determining the right party to pursue might be challenging. When our team represents you, we may examine your evidence and determine whether or not you have a case against:
- The at-fault driver
- The truck driver’s employer
- The truck driver’s manufacturer
- Truck component manufacturer
Determining the at-fault party in a collision between your passenger vehicle and a large truck can be complex. A Harvey truck accident lawyer from our firm can help you navigate the personal injury compensation process. When you are ready to get help identifying the at-fault party and assigning liability, consider contacting the case review team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers.
How Our Attorneys Can Handle Your Case
No matter what type of collision caused your accident, our investigative team fights hard to prove the at-fault driver’s negligence and financial responsibility. We also work hard to prove the extent of your injuries and your right to compensation.
Assess Your Truck Accident Injuries
Injuries you sustain in a vehicle versus truck accident might range from mild to severe depending on the speed of the truck, the impact points on each vehicle, and your seating position. Occupants of the smaller passenger vehicles have less protection from the force of the impact and have a greater risk of sustaining serious damage than the occupants of the larger truck. Commonly reported truck accident injuries include:
- Broken ribs
- Limb amputations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken collar bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
Your Harvey truck accident lawyer can help you seek compensation for the cost of treating your injuries.
Document Your Injuries and Their Costs
When we start building your case file, we may request your medical records and bills to prove the immediate and future costs of your required medical care. In addition to your medical care, you might also be required to pay the costs of the expenses that stem from your injuries. Your overall recoverable damages include:
- Immediate and future income loss
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Physical impairment or disabilities
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional pain and suffering
To help us establish the cost of your injuries and related expenses, we may ask for a range of documents and evidence. Our goal is to present the liable party with documentation of your losses and recover compensation for your damages.
Present Your Evidence to the At-Fault Party
Evidence in your truck accident case may be presented to the liable party during settlement negotiations. If your case proceeds to court, it may be presented as evidence at trial. In addition to medical, rehabilitation, and in-home assistance records and receipts, we may also request:
- Crash report
- Video footage
- Accident photos
- Recent paychecks
- Witness statements
Because you were injured in the accident, a crash report is mandatory. It may also help us contact the truck driver, his employer, or their insurance company. Let a team member know if you need assistance obtaining any of the items we request.
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Additional Legal Assistance We Can Provide
When we represent you in your fight for financial recovery, we will:
- Read and review your crash report
- Read and review your medical records
- Scrutinize the at-fault party’s insurance policy
- Identify and interview available witnesses
- Build a comprehensive evidence file
- Assign an accurate value to your losses
- Handle all insurance company formalities
We may also ensure your potential lawsuit is filed on time and help negotiate a favorable financial settlement. If a settlement agreement cannot be reached, we may also represent you in court.
Meet Louisiana’s Statute of Limitations
In Louisiana, you typically have one year to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit after a truck accident. According to CC §3492, the personal injury statutory clock starts ticking on the date of the accident. Similarly, according to CC §2315.2, the wrongful death statutory clock starts ticking on the date of your loved one’s passing.
Because the filing deadline is short, you may consider hiring a personal injury lawyer sooner rather than later. When you do involve us in your case early, we might be able to ensure compliance with the relevant filing deadline. In addition, we might also be able to interview you and any witnesses while memories are fresh or locate and review smartphone or dashcam photos and videos.
I thank God for Digger & David. I don’t know what we would have done if it hadn’t have been for them.Rick Smith | Client
Let Our Lawyers Handle Your Harvey Truck Accident Case
If a negligent truck driver collided with your passenger vehicle, get our team involved in your case right from the beginning. Learn more about how our Harvey truck accident lawyers fight for financial recovery for injured clients. Contact the client intake team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (504) 777-7777 today.