If you were hurt in a construction truck accident caused by another party’s negligence, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your damages, such as your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
A New Orleans construction truck accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to help you pursue compensation from the responsible party via an insurance claim or lawsuit.
For a free case review with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777. We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required.
Construction Truck Accident Causes
Construction truck accidents may have a variety of causes, such as:
Although construction truck operators are professional drivers required to carry commercial driver’s licenses, they are still capable of taking negligent actions that cause accidents. A truck driver may cause an accident by breaking a traffic law or by driving while drowsy, intoxicated, or distracted.
Construction companies that employ truck drivers have a duty of care to hire licensed drivers, provide training, and schedule shifts that obey the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) hours of service limits. However, there are times when construction companies cut corners. If a truck accident is caused by a construction company’s negligence, they may be liable for any resultant accidents.
Construction trucks have complicated operating systems that can malfunction if they are not properly operated or serviced. A failure to maintain a truck may be the responsibility of the truck operator or owner. Mechanical failures may also be the fault of a negligent mechanic or a defective component manufacturer.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can investigate your accident to determine the cause and the responsible party when we represent you.
For a free legal consultation with a construction truck accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 777-7777
Evidence of Liability
Your insurance claim or lawsuit may require evidence of both the responsible party’s liability and the extent of your damages. When you work with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, a New Orleans construction truck accident lawyer from our firm may be able to handle all evidence collection on your case.
The evidence we gather for you may include:
- Photos from the accident scene
- Photos of your injuries and your property damage
- The police crash report, which may provide details of the incident by first responders
- Your medical records, to verify your injuries and their severity
- Maintenance logs, which may provide evidence of potential neglect to properly maintain the construction truck that caused the accident
- Surveillance footage of the accident from dashcams, commercial buildings, or private residences, if available
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
- Testimony from anyone who witnessed the accident, such as other motorists or pedestrians.
If you have injuries from a construction truck accident in New Orleans, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777 for a free consultation on your case with a member of our team.
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Truck Accident Injuries
Some examples of injuries that victims may experience in a construction truck accident include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
If you were hurt in a truck accident, make sure to see a doctor for an immediate evaluation. In addition to helping you receive treatment, this visit can create an important piece of evidence in your medical record that your injuries came from the truck accident and not some other cause.
Potentially Recoverable Damages in a Truck Accident Case
If you can prove that the responsible party’s negligence caused your injuries, you may be entitled to a variety of accident-related damages. Depending on the details of your case, the potentially recoverable damages may include:
- Medical expenses: including emergency treatment and transport, hospital stays, medical tests, physical therapy, drugs prescribed for your injuries, and any necessary medical equipment for at-home treatment. Your estimated future costs of medical care may also be covered.
- Lost wages: if you had to forfeit income because you were unable to work at full or partial capacity during your recovery.
- Pain and suffering: for general pain inflicted by your injuries, as well as mental anguish and emotional trauma.
- Property repairs: including repairs or replacement for your vehicle if it was damaged in the incident.
These are not the only damages you may be able to recover. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you identify your damages and their potential value when we represent you.
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The Statute of Limitations in Louisiana
The statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits in Louisiana is generally one year, per Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492. This means that you may have just one year from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit. If you wait longer than this to act, your lawsuit may be dismissed, and you may be unable to recover compensation for your damages.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you understand what specific deadlines apply to your case and file your paperwork on time when we represent you.
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
When you work with a New Orleans construction truck accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers on your case, you can focus on your recovery while we fight for compensation on your behalf. Our firm handles all communications, deadlines, and paperwork for our clients.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777.
We may be able to provide you with representation on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required. In this arrangement, we do not charge our clients attorney fees unless and until we help them recover compensation for their damages via a settlement offer or court award.