Did you lose a loved one in a fatal truck accident? Your family has legal options.
We can help your family ensure all liable parties are held accountable. Our team can access driver logs, maintenance records, and cell phone data. We can prove that negligence caused your loss. We have the resources needed to stand up and fight large transportation companies, so you can count on us to effectively advocate for you. A Henderson fatal truck accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers wants to represent you.
Your Fatal Truck Accident Claim’s Value
A fatal truck accident claim is valued at the total of your financial and emotional losses. Your lawyer can identify and calculate your damages to determine the compensation you’re entitled to.
While no money can heal your loss, it can make your family’s ability to recover and be resilient easier. Your lost family member may have been the primary breadwinner. You may have minor children or another family member that depended significantly on the income your loved one provided. Additionally, your family member may have provided services for your household you now must pay.
Starting your claim can help you begin the healing process. You and your family shouldn’t be left bearing the costs of your loved one’s death. Someone else is responsible for your loss, and we will fight to hold them accountable for their wrongdoing.
For a free legal consultation with a fatal truck accident lawyer serving Henderson, call (337) 777-7777
Types of Recoverable Damages
Family members can claim damages from two categories. You may claim special damages, sometimes referred to as your economic losses. You could also obtain compensation for non-economic losses, which include emotional and physical pain.
Below are common damages in a wrongful death case that your family could claim:
- Property damage
- Medical bills
- Transportation costs
- Lost wages
- Funeral costs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Emotional trauma
- Mental anguish
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Working with a Law Firm Is Beneficial
The most significant benefit of working with a law firm is peace of mind. Your family is undergoing one of the most stressful and devastating experiences. It can be exhausting to process the emotional toll of a loss. It isn’t the time you want to start paperwork, phone calls, negotiations, or gathering evidence.
As your law firm, we can perform all those tasks for you. We will manage your case in St. Martin Parish from beginning to end. We gather evidence and take calls from insurance companies. Your only responsibility is to take care of yourself and your family. Here are some of the tasks we handle on your behalf:
- Investigate the accident
- Determine what caused the accident
- Gather all necessary evidence, medical records, and police reports
- Identify your damages and calculate them
- Request additional information through the courts, such as cell phone data
- Work with experts and get their testimony
- Reach out to eyewitnesses to gain their testimony
- Negotiate with insurers
- Represent your case in court, if necessary
Our Skills Are Demonstrated in Real Case Results
Our team takes great pride in our success in cases helping injured victims. Here are some recent developments:
- $23,000,000.00 – Judgment for the wrongful death of a mother
- $7,000,000.00 – Awarded for injured 18-wheeler driver
- $5,000,000.00 – Judgment for a paralyzed driver
- $2,700,000.00 – Negotiated for a truck accident victim
- $1,800,000.00 – Settlement for a victim of a truck collision
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What Our Clients Say
We love when our clients tell us how we are doing. Our team works hard to defend them and restore their lives. Here are a couple of reviews we are grateful to share:
“He worked with me all the way and was like a good friend in a time of need. I don’t think anybody could have done a better job than he did.” – Keith
“I felt secure; I felt that he was protecting me and my family, and he was going to get what us what we deserved. He was a great lawyer and went above and beyond.” – Kelsie
Affordable Legal Services
Don’t allow financial worries to prevent you from getting legal advice. We understand that after an accident, your financial concerns skyrocket. It can certainly be emotionally challenging when you lose a contributing family member, and the bills related to their loss begin to arrive. It can include medical bills, funeral costs, and more. We can help.
We offer accident victims a contingency agreement to cover the cost of their legal fees. For a small percentage of your awarded compensation, we can start immediately and manage all aspects of your claim. We will gather evidence, negotiate a settlement, and get you the money needed to carry on. You will only owe legal fees if we win or settle your case.
We Can Determine the Parties Responsible for Your Loss
Truck accident cases can be more challenging than your average auto accident case. There can be several parties involved in your lawsuit other than the driver. When our investigation determines the cause of the accident, it helps us know which parties to take action against.
Possible Responsible Parties
- Transportation company
- Truck driver
- Shipping company
- Parts manufacturer
- Loading contractor
Who Can File for Loss of a Family Member?
Louisiana Civil Code § 2315.2 determines which family members are permitted to file suit on behalf of the deceased. The law also states the order in which these relationships can apply:
- Spouse or children
- If no spouse or children, then parents
- If no parents, then siblings
- If none of the above, then grandparents
Louisiana Court Deadlines
Louisiana Civil Code § 3492 informs you of the time you have to file your wrongful death lawsuit. The state will allow you up to one year.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Here a few of the leading causes of truck accidents:
- Hours of service violations or fatigue
- Aggressive driving
- Poor road conditions
- Blind spots
- Not adjusting to the weather
- Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Connect with Our Henderson Fatal Truck Accident Lawyer
If you have been suffering from a terrible loss caused by a negligent truck driver, we can help. Our compassionate team of lawyers is ready to help you recover the financial loss this caused your family. When you are ready to file your claim or discover your legal options, contact Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers.
We are ready to listen. Let us help get your family on the road to healing. Call us today for a free consultation.