At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we want to apologize for your tremendous loss. Our team is compassionate and here to listen to your needs. Many clients facing these circumstances find themselves overwhelmed. We understand. There is no way to prepare for such a tragedy.
Losing a family member can cause financial stress in a household. You may have lost your family’s primary breadwinner. Your loved one’s income may have been a necessity to manage your home. A truck accident attorney can help you determine which damages your family can claim. They can also answer questions about who can file. Your Jeanerette fatal truck accident lawyer can handle all aspects of your case while you focus on family.
Recovering Damages After a Jeanerette Fatal Truck Accident
There are several damages a family can endure following a loved one’s death. Your lawyer will fight to recover compensation for all these losses.
There are two categories your damages will fall under, economic and non-economic. Take a look below to find out common economic and non-economic damages in a wrongful death case:
- Property damage to car or belongings
- Ambulance fee
- Hospital bills
- Prescription costs
- Loss of financial support
- Household services
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of benefits
- Loss of guidance
- Loss of companionship
Your Jeanerette fatal truck accident lawyer will identify all damages, calculate them accurately, and pursue the compensation your family needs.
For a free legal consultation with a fatal truck accident lawyer serving Jeanerette, call (337) 777-7777
How Our Lawyers Can Help
Our attorneys will explain the options available to your family. We will discuss with you how this loss is impacting your lives. As lawyers, we know that when you openly discuss your pain, it helps begin the process of healing. We want to learn the details of your loss to determine all damages you have endured. This helps us ensure you’re all fairly compensated.
In every case, attorneys do much more than present your case in court. Investigations, research, and data are gathered long before a court date. In many cases, attorneys use this valuable information to negotiate a settlement before going to court. We will fight for you in court if a fair settlement is unattainable.
Tasks We Manage on Your Behalf
- Review of your claim
- Investigate the accident to determine its cause
- Identify the liable party
- Collect testimony from eyewitnesses
- Gather all needed evidence, including medical records
- Request cell phone data and police reports
- Determine all damages
- Negotiate with insurers
- Keep you updated on your case
- Defend you in a court of law
This is not an exhaustive list of actions we handle. Your family can rest assured we’re doing everything we can to build a solid, successful case.
Jeanerette Fatal Truck Accident Lawyer Near Me (337) 777-7777
Our Clients Leave Great Reviews
We love the reviews left by our clients. We work hard to deliver to them the compensation they need to carry on their lives. Check out these glowing testimonials:
“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
“Digger helped me a lot. If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be in the position I am right now. I would have nothing. He took care of everything for me.” – Carl
Our Case Results
We are proud to share with you some recent case results. Our hard work paid off. When choosing representation, you must see experience in getting results.
- $23,000,000.00 – Judgment for a mother’s wrongful death
- $7,000,000.00 – Awarded to an 18-wheeler driver with injuries
- $5,000,000.00 – Award given to a paralyzed driver
- $2,700,000.00 – Settlement for a victim hurt by a commercial truck
- $1,800,000.00 – Negotiated a victim’s settlement from a semi-truck collision
- $1,750,000.00 – Trial verdict award for victim hit by an 18-wheeler
We Offer Accident Victims Affordable Options
Our firm handles cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means clients pay nothing up front or out of pocket for our services. If your lawyer is successful, they take a portion of your settlement to pay attorney fees. If we are not successful, we get paid nothing. So, there are zero financial risks with this payment arrangement.
If you have questions, you can get answers for free. We offer a free consultation to review your claim. We can inform you of your options and what to expect from the process. All you must do is call.
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Truck Accident Cases Are Complex Due to the Multiple Parties Involved
There is a tremendous difference between settling a truck accident claim and a car accident claim. Multiple parties can be named in your lawsuit if it involves a commercial truck. If a poorly manufactured tire caused the accident, then your case may include the tire manufacturer. Determining the cause of the accident is essential as it tells us who’s liable.
The shipping company could also be responsible, or even the mechanic. Your team of investigators will help determine which parties are responsible for the accident.
Possible Responsible Parties
- Shipping company
- Parts manufacturer
- Truck driver
- Transportation company
- Loading contractor
- Government agency
Your lawyer will determine the liable party and fight to hold them accountable for their negligence.
Louisiana Has a Deadline to Follow
Louisiana Civil Code § 3492 states there is one year to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This is very little time to build a robust case, so it’s best to reach out for legal counsel immediately. If the deadline to take action expires, your family will miss their opportunity to potentially collect necessary compensation.
What Family Members Are Eligible to File?
Louisiana Civil Code § 2315.2 shares with us a list of family members permitted to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Those members are listed below in the order in which they can file:
Commercial Truck Accident Causes
When investigated, common causes of truck accidents surface. A truck driver must drive with additional caution based on the size and weight of his vehicle. These are some of the top reasons behind these accidents:
- Service hour violations
- Aggressive driving
- Disobeying traffic signs
- Cell phone use or texting
- Distracted driving
You can count on your lawyer to determine how the fatal truck accident happened and take appropriate action. Allow us to handle all legal matters so you and your family can properly grieve your loved one.
Get in Touch with Our Firm Serving Iberia Parish
When you are ready to learn what options are available to your family, we are here. Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers for your free case evaluation. We can help you obtain compensation for the financial losses impacting your family.
Please speak with our compassionate staff. We are here to help your family recover from this tragedy.