If you or a family member suffered injuries in a flatbed truck accident, you likely have many losses. You may be able to recover them yourself, but you’d have to establish liability for the damages and negotiate or sue for them. All that would be difficult, especially since the liable party is probably a large commercial entity.
A truck accident lawyer from Laborde Earles can take on the commercial company and recover your damages for you. In a free consultation, we’ll tell you how we’ve been able to recover hundreds of millions for clients already and what you can expect from your Lafayette flatbed truck accident lawyer.
What Damages Can I Get for a Lafayette Flatbed Truck Accident?
Today, you may have many economic and non-economic damages you’d like to recover. There may even be some damages you don’t know you can recover, and in the future, you may have further damages.
Your recoverable damages could include:
- Pain and suffering
- Disability and even disfigurement
- Mental anguish and even trauma
- Emotional suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss in your ability to work
- Lost work income and even benefits
- Property-related losses, like the cost of repairing your vehicle
- Medical losses, including the costs of physical therapy and occupational therapy
- Wrongful death damages, such as loss of love and funeral expenses, if a family member lost their life due to the accident
Through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit against the other party, you might be able to recover some or many of those damages. However, the other party may try to avoid liability. Also, their insurance provider and legal team may try to shift the blame onto you. Our personal injury lawyers can help counter an insurer’s determination of fault.
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 Can a Lafayette Flatbed Truck Accident Lawyer Establish Liability?
In your case, the liable party is likely the flatbed truck driver’s employer. This employer is probably a commercial company. Regardless of who’s liable, your lawyer will have to seek out and show evidence that indicates liability. Such evidence could be data from the truck’s black box, for example.
Your lawyer will also have to show each of the elements of negligence in your case. For example, your lawyer will show that the truck driver owed you a duty of care, such as a responsibility to drive carefully. The other elements of negligence are breach of duty, causation, and damages.
It isn’t easy to establish a commercial entity’s liability, so you should let one of our lawyers do it for you.
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
How Will My Truck Accident Lawyer Negotiate for Damages?
It also isn’t easy to negotiate with a commercial entity, its insurance provider, and its legal team. They may not be willing to negotiate in good faith. For example, the insurer might try to diminish your damages in order to avoid having to cover them. If the insurer acts in bad faith, your lawyer could threaten them with a bad-faith lawsuit. Your lawyer can also threaten to sue the commercial company.
It might not come to that. Your lawyer may easily be able to secure a fair settlement covering many or all of your damages.
Before negotiations, your lawyer will help you identify all of your damages, including any future economic damages and your non-economic damages. Then, your lawyer will determine fair monetary values for your non-economic damages so your lawyer can request them in negotiations.
The reassurance from Digger and his staff gave me that renewed hope that it’s going to be okay down the road.Client
How Would My Truck Accident Lawyer Sue for Damages?
If your lawyer is forced to sue for your damages, your lawyer will take care of the entire litigation process. Or, if you and your lawyer decide to skip negotiations and sue right away, your lawyer will litigate right away.
Litigating means preparing a lawsuit, serving it to the company, taking your case to court, dealing with the opposing legal team, and resolving the case with a judge.
Before litigating, your lawyer can hire experts, like a medical specialist and a truck accident reconstructionist, to provide court testimonies. This could be invaluable for your case.
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
How Will My Lawyer Work for Me?
Today and in the future, you might have many economic damages, including medical debts. The last thing you need is legal debt.
If you hire a lawyer from our firm, your lawyer won’t charge you any upfront or ongoing fees that would add up. Instead, your lawyer will charge a fee once your case resolves and only if the case resolves with a settlement or verdict. The fee will simply be a small portion of your payout.
This arrangement is very affordable, and you won’t incur any legal debts.
Should I Hire My Lafayette Flatbed Truck Accident Attorney Soon?
You may want to hire your lawyer soon, especially if you’re thinking about suing a commercial company. You’ll want to meet the filing deadline for the personal injury lawsuit.
Even if you’re not thinking about suing, you may want to hire soon. You and your lawyer may have to sue at a point in your case and meet the deadline.
In Louisiana, this filing deadline is within 1 year of the date of an accident, per CC Art. 3492. Your lawyer can prepare your case quickly in order to meet this deadline.
About Your Flatbed Truck Accident Lawyer in Lafayette, LA
Your new attorney will know how to handle your case, even if it goes to court. Our attorneys have over 350 years of combined experience with personal injury cases like yours and have recovered hundreds of millions for their clients. Each of our attorneys benefits from that experience since they’re all members of a collective legal team.
You can expect your attorney to work hard for you. We’re a client-centered firm, and we’re highly motivated to recover a fair payout for you, even if we have to fight for it in court. We’ll tell you more about us in a free consultation.
Contact Us for a Flatbed Truck Accident Attorney in Lafayette, LA
If you or a family member suffered injuries in a flatbed truck accident, our firm can take on the commercial company for you and recover your damages. We’ve been very successful already, and we intend to continue with this success.
If you consult with us, we’ll go over your case with you and tell you more about working with a member of our team. To consult with us for free, contact Laborde Earles today.