If you suffered injuries in a collision with a large truck, a New Iberia truck accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you pursue financial compensation based on the cause of your collision.
You can reach our personal injury team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777 to start building your lawsuit today.
Recoverable Damages After a Truck Accident
When you or someone you love suffers an injury in a truck accident, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you recover compensation for your losses.
Your health care costs continue to accumulate until your recovery is complete. When we help assign a value to your lawsuit, we include every compensable medical expense, including:
- Ambulance fees
- Emergency room fees
- Hospital stays
- Prescription medications
- Assistive medical devices
In addition to your known and anticipated medical expenses, the at-fault driver may also need to compensate you for known and anticipated wage and income loss. We may also fight for the recovery of:
- Damage to your motorcycle
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
When a family member suffers fatal injuries in the accident, our New Iberia truck accident lawyers can also help you recover the costs of their funeral and burial expenses.
Are you ready to have us take on your lawsuit and ensure it is filed on time? If so, contact Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777 for your free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accident lawyer serving New Iberia, call 337-221-9907
Filing Deadlines in Louisiana
Your personal injury lawsuit has a statute of limitations, or a specific time by which you have to file. You might not be entitled to compensation if the statute of limitations expires. Depending on the outcome of the truck accident in New Iberia, you may need to comply with one of the following filing deadlines:
- The personal injury statute of limitations is generally one year from the date of the accident, according to CC Art. 3492
- The wrongful death statute of limitations is generally one year from the date of your loved one’s death, according to CC Art. 2315.2
The circumstances of your accident might mean additional deadlines apply to your case. If the truck that hit you was a municipal vehicle, you might be required to make specific notifications to the corresponding governmental body. Our team can help ensure you meet every relevant timeline and avoid putting your right to compensation in jeopardy.
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We Can Help You Find Out What Caused Your Truck Accident
While filing a crash report is not always mandatory, it is always a good idea. RS Art. 32:398 requires reporting a truck accident that caused injuries, fatal injuries, or property damage exceeding $500.
When our team gets a copy of your crash report, we review it to:
- Find key contact details
- Comply with the statute of limitations
- Define accident causes and contributing factors
If your accident was caused by impaired or distracted driving, driver exhaustion or fatigue, or manufacturing or mechanical failures, we might find proof of these details in your crash report. Once we prove the cause of the accident, we can assign a financial value to its consequences.
Compile and Organize Your Evidence
Our team and the team representing the at-fault driver rely on the evidence we receive and review to understand the cause of a vehicle versus large truck collision. To support your right to financial recovery, the evidence we ask for may include:
- Medical records and bills
- Written prognosis reports
- Proof of income loss
- Truck accident report
- Statements from witnesses
A complete evidence file tells the story of your truck accident. We may request some of these items from you and some from their respective sources.
If your injuries prevent you from participating in your case, or if you need assistance obtaining any of the evidence or documents we request from you, we can help. Do not hesitate to ask for help from our client-focused, responsive team members.
Tell the Story of Your Accident
Photos and videos may help enhance your evidence file and prove your accident’s severity. To create an accurate depiction of your accident, take or obtain the following pictures, where possible:
- Pictures of your injuries at various stages of recovery
- Pictures of your vehicle from a variety of angles
- Pictures of the accident scene and the truck
If possible, provide us with pictures of your vehicle before the accident to prove its pre-accident condition. If your injuries allow you to take pictures, take ones that indicate vehicle paint transfer and points of impact.
When we get involved in your case early and conduct our own investigation, we might also be able to locate residential, commercial, smartphone, and dashcam video footage.
Get Your Case Reviewed Today
The difference in size between passenger vehicles and large trucks might contribute to the disproportionate physical damage passenger vehicle occupants typically experience. You can work with our team to try and recover these losses.
If you or someone you love was injured in a collision between your car and a large truck, your physical recovery should be your primary focus. Your injuries might be extensive enough to prevent you from seeking compensation on your own and within the statute of limitations.
Eliminate these worries and leave your case to us. When you are ready to trust your truck accident lawsuit to a New Iberia truck accident lawyer, our team is ready to fight by your side. Contact the Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers team at (337) 777-7777 today.