If a truck driver caused your Louisiana traffic accident, you might be able to file a claim and recover compensation for your related damages. A Houma truck accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you gather evidence to support your claim.
You can learn more about your case and our services by letting us review your case for free today.
Our Team Has a History of Settlements and Trial Verdicts for Motorcycle Accident Victims
Our New Orleans office serves accident victims in Terrebonne Parish and other nearby areas, in addition to New Orleans. We know what is necessary to prove a truck accident case, hold the liable parties responsible, and secure a payout for our clients. Some recent case results include:
- $2,700,000 out-of-court settlement for a victim of an 18-wheeler collision
- $1,800,000 settlement in a truck accident case
- $1,750,000 verdict at trial for our client hurt in a semi-truck accident
- $1,200,000 trial verdict for a victim of a truck crash
- $1,000,000 insurance settlement for an 18-wheeler accident claim
- $410,000 in a rear-end commercial vehicle accident case
- $375,000 for a back injury caused by a commercial truck driver
Our lawyers work based on contingency. We do not get paid unless we secure a financial recovery for you in your case. Our fees come out of your payout, never out of our pocket. This way, you can feel assured we will fight for your best interests throughout this process.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accident lawyer serving Houma, call (337) 777-7777
Why Hire a Lawyer?
You can count on a Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers attorney to:
- Protect your rights and handle all communication about your accident case
- Gather the evidence to show negligence, liability, and damages
- Prepare your claim and demand a fair and just settlement
- Negotiate a fair settlement with the insurer when possible
- Represent you in court and seek a trial verdict in your favor
You can learn more during your complimentary case evaluation today.
Houma Truck Accident Lawyer Near Me (337) 777-7777
Recoverable Damages After a Houma Truck Collision
A Houma truck accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to recover compensation to pay for your current and future medical needs related to your accident injuries, as well as other expenses and losses. We seek damages for our clients either by filing an insurance claim or taking the case to trial and arguing for a verdict and court-ordered payout. Your recoverable expenses and losses could include:
- Pain and suffering
- Current and future treatment
- Related care costs
- Lost wages
- Future lost income; diminished earning capacity
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous expenses
Some surviving family members can pursue wrongful death damages as well. This is possible if a member of your immediate family passed away from their truck accident injuries and you meet other criteria. Let us review your legal options during your free consultation and case review.
Assigning Liability in a Houma Truck Accident Case
Liability in a Houma truck accident is somewhat unusual in many cases. This is true of any commercial vehicle accident in Louisiana. That is because, under CC §2320, employers are legally accountable for their employees’ bad behavior while they are working.
This statute makes many trucking companies vicariously liable for the accidents caused by the negligence of their drivers. When we file an insurance claim or lawsuit, we do not only consider the driver as a liable party. We also file a claim with their employer’s insurer or name the employer as a defendant in the lawsuit.
We Won’t Back Down From a Fight
Holding a large corporation or even an international conglomerate responsible in a civil case is not always easy since they usually have their own:
- Team of lawyers
- Industry experts
- A lot of money to back their case
However, we will not back down because of the company’s size or the strength of its legal team. We will fight to preserve our client’s rights and move forward with our demand for a fair and just settlement or our Terrebonne Parish civil suit.
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Time Limits for Starting a Terrebonne Parish Civil Suit
You likely only have one year from your truck accident date to start a civil suit in Houma-Terrebonne Parish. Under CC §3492 for personal injuries and CC §2315.2 for wrongful deaths, most accident victims only have 365 days to file the paperwork that names the defendants in the case and begins the legal process.
Our team may be able to negotiate an appropriate settlement before this date, after we file this paperwork but before the trial date, or even during the trial. Alternatively, we will work toward winning a verdict in your trial and secure the payout to cover your damages.
Speak With a Laborde Earles Injury Lawyer for Free Now
A Houma truck accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers helps victims of Louisiana truck collisions pursue damages. We may be able to get a payout for you and your family with no upfront cost. We can build a case against the truck driver and their employer if the law allows us to hold the trucking company vicariously liable.
You can count on our team to assess your case today for free. Reach out to the New Orleans office and speak with a staff member now. Call (337) 777-7777 today.