We need big trucks to keep America’s goods moving, but they are the whales of the road. If you’ve been involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you know that it’s the size of it that makes the encounter with your passenger vehicle so dangerous.
Our Henderson 18-wheeler accident lawyers are here to help you fight for the settlement or judgment you deserve. Our personal injury attorneys understand the devastating damage that can be done by a collision with a big truck. We want to account for everything you’ve lost as a result of your accident, so we can fight for compensation that improves your life now and in the future.
Compensable Damages in Your Large Truck Accident Case
An accident with an 18-wheeler can cause immediate and catastrophic damage to you and your vehicle. The harm that is done affects unexpected areas of your life from your finances to your relationships.
Our 18-wheeler accident attorneys in Louisiana, are your partners in pursuit of fair and just compensation to cover damages such as:
- Immediate and ongoing medical bills associated with injuries from the accident, including but not limited to costs for treatment, medications, surgery, rehab, medical equipment, and counseling
- Vehicle damage repair or replacement
- Wages lost during your recovery period and, if you’re unable to return to your usual work, the loss of earning potential
- Adaptation of your current living space or a new living space to accommodate any changes in your physical needs
- Out-of-pocket expenses including unexpected but necessary expenses such as transportation to and from appointments
- Pain and suffering that might manifest as grief, anxiety, PTSD, depression, or other emotional discomforts
Whether your losses are financial or personal, you would not have experienced these adverse life changes were it not for someone else’s negligence. This is why you have a legal right to compensation. Our attorneys will fight beside you in your pursuit of a life-improving financial award that we hope will counteract some of these negative consequences.
Laborde Earles injury was great for me they took care of me very fast and professional. If for any reason I need legal help they will be who I use.Client
How Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Helps Injured Clients
Our 18-wheeler accident lawyers help you identify all the areas of your life that have been affected by the crash both now and in the future. We use our 350 years of combined service in personal injury law to protect your rights as we battle for fair compensation.
We have helped our Louisiana clients recover over $600 million in settlements and judgments.
Michelle shares her experience:
“My experience with the insurance company was like a disaster. Phone calls, no returns. Without Laborde Earles, I don’t know what I would have done. I would have been totally lost.”
This client, who prefers not to share his name, tells his story:
“My advice to anyone who’s been through a horrific accident, there’s gonna be some dark days and you’re gonna feel like everything’s stripped from you. But it will get better. Put your trust, your hope, your future, in the right hands and they’ll take care of you. At the end, Laborde Earles is gonna get you through it.”
We know that the quality of our services is important to injured clients who need peace of mind after a serious accident. For this reason, our firm strives to provide the best quality of care in addition to fighting for a positive resolution to your case.
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
What is the Cost of a Personal Injury Lawyer?
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, our team provides a free initial consultation. This allows you, and us, to get a clear understanding of what your case is about.
You pay no attorneys’ fees until we recover a settlement or judgment for you. Only at that point will we accept payment for the work we’ve done on your behalf.
The reassurance from Digger and his staff gave me that renewed hope that it’s going to be okay down the road.Client
Potentially Liable Parties in Your 18-Wheeler Accident Case
As mentioned, truck accident cases are complex because more than one party may be at fault for your accident. While the most obvious responsible party would be the driver, there may be red flags in the trucking company’s hiring practices or history.
- The truck driver
- The driver’s employer
- The 18-wheeler’s manufacturer
- The truck’s parts manufacturer
- The company and mechanics who service the 18-wheeler
- The owners of the cargo, and those who loaded the cargo
Our 18-wheeler accident attorneys will investigate what caused the accident, and this may help us determine who is liable. Some common causes of car accidents, such as exhaustion or mechanical failure can also be attributed to parties other than the driver. We will use the evidence at our disposal to demonstrate their fault and pursue them for what they owe you.
They treated us like no other people would. Whenever we needed something they were there for us. I put my trust in them and I don’t regret it.Client
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injuries in Louisiana
In Louisiana, you have one year after the date of your semi-truck accident to file a claim per CC Art. 3492.
If a wrongful death has occurred, a claim may be filed within one year of the date of the loved one’s passing per CC Art. 2315.2. We know it can be difficult to take legal action after losing someone you love. We hope you’ll allow us to take on this burden, so you can mourn with financial security and peace of mind.
Our Henderson 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer Can Fight for Your Compensation
After a collision with a large truck, it’s not uncommon for accident victims to suffer for months and years to come. As a victim of someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to bear these consequences alone. As your legal representatives, we will fight for compensation that will help to lessen the sting of a serious auto accident.
To learn more about how we can help your case, take advantage of your free consultation. During our discussion, we can talk about your options and determine the best path forward for you. Call or visit us online to get started.