UPS and other package delivery and freight trucks share roads with larger and smaller vehicles on a daily basis. When large trucks and passenger vehicles collide, the people in the passenger car are more likely to suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries. When the truck driver’s actions and behaviors contribute to the accident, it might entitle you to financial compensation.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), accident causes that might be attributed to the at-fault driver include:
- Driver fatigue or exhaustion
- Exceeding allowable on-the-road hours
- Alcohol involvement
Were you or a family member injured in an accident with one of these causes or contributing factors? A Lafayette UPS truck accident lawyer might be able to help you prove the cause of the accident and the role of negligence on the part of the truck’s driver or his employer.
Truck mechanical errors, brake failures, or other design and component flaws may cause some UPS truck accidents. Contact a personal injury team member at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (337) 777-7777 today to get help proving the cause of the collision, identifying the at-fault party, and confirming your right to compensation.
Keep Track of the Cost of Your Injuries
The injuries you sustain in a collision with a UPS delivery or cargo truck can change your physical appearance and abilities. Your injuries start incurring costs right at the scene of the accident. Depending on the extent and severity of your injuries, necessary medical care may include:
- On-scene emergency stabilization
- Ambulance transportation
- Emergency room care
- Diagnostic tests and exams
- Hospital admission
- Ongoing treatment plans
Your lawyer may be able to help you compile proof of the full range of medical records and bills needed to prove the cost and extent of your medical care. We can also use your prognosis to estimate the cost of medical care your injuries will require in the future.
Track These Additional Injury-Related Expenses
The UPS driver whose negligence caused the accident might be responsible for more than the cost of your medical care. The driver, company, or truck manufacturer might also be liable for the income you lose when you cannot work or when your injuries require ongoing treatments and doctor’s appointments. In addition to medical care and income loss, you might also be entitled to compensation for:
- Damaged vehicle repair
- Destroyed vehicle replacement
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional stress
Your Lafayette UPS truck accident lawyer may help you carefully tabulate the cash value of your compensation claim. Call (337) 777-7777 to speak to a member of the personal injury team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers to learn more about your claim’s financial value.
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We Will Fight Hard for Your Compensation
When you hire us, we will help you understand the importance of correctly valuing your claim and getting the compensation you deserve. The negligent party should carry the financial burden of the accident they caused. Full financial compensation is the goal for our clients who were injured through no fault of their own. When you trust your monetary compensation to our team, we fight hard for the maximum recovery amount and the best possible financial outcome.
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In the U.S., each state has a predetermined timeline for filing a civil suit against someone who injured you. The statute of limitations in Louisiana generally limits your ability to collect financial compensation to one year, according to the Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492. The date of the accident determines the timeline.
Missing the filing deadline could mean you inadvertently relinquish your right to financial compensation. Even if your case file is complete and your negligence claim is fully proven, not filing your lawsuit on time might still mean you can no longer compel compensation from the at-fault driver. Our team will use your crash report and medical records to establish the correct date and ensure compliance with the statute of limitations.
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Your Crash Report Is Important Evidence
In Lafayette, a crash report is mandatory when an accident results in injuries, fatalities, or at least $500 in property damage, according to Louisiana Revised Statutes (RS) §32:398. Because you were injured in the UPS truck accident, responding law enforcement will generate a crash report. It may capture important information for lawyers and insurance companies on both sides of your injury claim, including:
- Contact information for the at-fault driver
- Contact information for their insurance company
- Contact information for accident witnesses
The crash report also tells the story of your UPS truck accident. It will indicate the date, time, and location of the accident, making the statute of limitations clear. It may also note the accident’s primary and secondary causes, the points of impact on each involved vehicle, and each involved person’s condition.
Your crash report may also state whether alcohol was involved in causing the accident and include the investigating officer’s notes and observations. Our team will aim to use these details to prove the negligence that caused the accident and your right to compensation.
Let Us Help You Seek Compensation
Were you injured in a collision with a UPS truck? A Lafayette UPS truck accident lawyer might be able to help you get the compensation you deserve due to negligence. You do not have to determine the right person to pursue or navigate the personal injury system on your own.
Our support team is ready to help you prove the cause, cost, and effect of your injuries. Once negligence has been established, you might be able to compel compensation from the at-fault driver with a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. Contact the personal injury team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (337) 777-7777 today.