Delivery trucks have become an essential part of our world. Ecommerce and home deliveries have made delivery trucks more popular than ever. Because they are so prevalent, delivery trucks must safely share the road with ordinary passenger vehicles every day.
If an accident involving a delivery truck in Lafayette injured you or someone you love, you might have the basis of a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. A Lafayette delivery truck accident lawyer from our team may be able to review your accident, examine its cause, and start building a comprehensive claim for financial recovery.
Are you ready to find out how hard our lawyers work to help our injury clients get the financial compensation negligence entitles them to? Call the personal injury team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (337) 777-7777 today.
Understand the Impact of Time on Your Compensation Claim
Every state has a statute of limitations on personal injury claims. In Louisiana, the statute of limitations is generally one year from the date of the accident, according to the Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492. That means you must file your lawsuit against the at-fault driver or their employer within a year, or you may not be able to file it at all.
Because the statute of limitations is so short, a delivery truck accident in Lafayette requires your full and immediate attention. Contact a member of our personal injury team right away to ensure we have time to comply with the statute of limitations.
If the delivery truck accident fatally injured a family member, Louisiana Civil Code Art. 3492 also generally entitles you to a year to file a wrongful death lawsuit for your family’s loss.
When we work on your case, we might also be able to identify the involvement of any minors in your vehicle or others and the impact their presence might have on the statute of limitations. We might also be able to help you avoid going to court by negotiating a financial settlement on your behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a delivery truck accident lawyer serving Lafayette, call (337) 777-7777
Your Compensation Claim Does Not Have to Go to Court
You may avoid the time and inconvenience of a court case by concluding your delivery truck accident claim with a financial settlement. You, not us, will always have the final decision when it comes to your settlement. We will work hard to ensure you make an informed decision by:
- Accurately valuing your expenses and losses
- Not encouraging a speedy, but flawed, settlement
- Ensuring you understand the finality of an accepted offer
When you are ready to resolve your compensation claim with a financial settlement, our claim assessment team will make sure you understand the feasibility of each offer you receive. Call (337) 777-7777 to learn more about how a Lafayette delivery truck accident lawyer at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may evaluate your claim and support you through the financial settlement process.
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You Might Be Entitled to These Costs
A collision with a delivery truck can cause an overwhelming amount of financial damage. Whether your truck accident is resolved in court or with a financial settlement, negligence entitles you to these recoverable damages, according to CC §2315:
- Current medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Your current loss of income
- Future loss of income
- Property damage
- Property loss
- Pain and suffering
- Mental distress
- Emotional trauma
- Physical impairment
- Physical disfigurement
Keep track of your accident expenses—especially large or long-term expenses like medical care and lost income. Our goal is to fight for your best possible financial recovery. Accurate records can help ensure an accurate value is assigned to your claim and used as the basis for negotiating a financial settlement.
Assess the Value of Your Delivery Truck Accident Injuries
Your compensation claim after a delivery truck accident may include the full scope of healthcare required to treat your injuries. Emergency medical assistance at the accident scene can ensure your injuries are evaluated, stabilized, and noted in your crash report.
If you do not receive emergency care at the scene, see your physician immediately. It is important to have your injuries—especially potentially hidden injuries like soft tissue damage—treated right away. Do not let the fear of the cost of treatment prevent you from getting the help you need after an accident.
All medical expenses you incur as a result of the accident should be the at-fault party’s responsibility. Your lawyer can help ensure they are included when valuing your current and future medical expenses.
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Your Crash Report Can Speak for You
Any motor vehicle accident in Lafayette is required to generate a crash report if it causes injuries, results in fatalities, or causes more than $500 in property damage, according to Louisiana Revised Statutes (RS) §32:398.
Your crash report can speak for you and share many details of the accident that may help prove your right to compensation. It may contain:
- Contact details
- Witness information
- Accident diagrams
- Vehicle details
- Contributing factors
- Damage details
- Accident narratives
Our client support team may be able to help you obtain copies of your crash report, medical records, proof of income, and other documents that attest to the cause of the accident and confirm your right to negligence-based compensation.
Contact Our Personal Injury Team Today
If a delivery truck accident recently injured you or someone you love, a Lafayette delivery truck accident lawyer might be able to help you prove the cause of the accident, determine the right at-fault party to pursue, and assign a monetary value to your compensation claim.
When you are ready to seek financial compensation for your injuries and their related expenses, contact the personal injury team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (337) 777-7777 today. Our team will fight hard for your financial recovery so you can fight hard for your physical recovery.