Has your family experienced the loss of a loved one in a fatal truck collision? You have the condolences of every member of our team. You also have our commitment to helping your family recover financial compensation for your loss.
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we never stop fighting for the rights of surviving families. Our St. Charles Parish fatal truck accident lawyer will thoroughly investigate your loved one’s demise. We do all the hard work of building your case so you can focus on your family’s emotional recovery.
Compensation Available for the Families of Fatal Truck Accident Victims
The costs of your loved one’s final arrangements can be recovered in a wrongful death case. Our law firm will also help you recoup:
- The loss of their financial support
- The loss of their domestic support
- Loss of companionship and society
- Loss of guidance and affection
Our fatal truck accident attorneys will carefully assess the financial impact of your loss on your family. Our goal is to ensure your case is not undervalued or underpaid.
Which Family Members Can Sue the At-Fault Party?
The loss of a loved one will affect your entire family. Louisiana law, though, limits who can file a wrongful death action. But, in most cases, the state will allow the at-fault party’s parents, spouse, and children to seek compensation.
Some exceptions may apply in your case. For example, our law firm will review your relationship with the decedent and your right to take legal action. We also ensure the appropriate family member files your suit.
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
Louisiana Law Limits Your Time to Hold the Liable Party Accountable
In Louisiana, you have limited time to file a wrongful death lawsuit. That means that the sooner you contact our law firm to work for you, the better. According to CC Art. 2315.2, you generally have one year from the date of your loved one’s demise to file suit.
If the statute of limitations expires:
- You could be prevented from filing your lawsuit at all
- Your lawsuit will be dismissed without being heard
- You could have no legal avenue to compel compensation
Our fatal truck accident lawyer serving St. Charles Parish, LA, will not let that happen. With enough notice from you, we will ensure your lawsuit is filed on time.
How Can Your Law Firm Help with My Case?
We work hard to provide outstanding service and support to every client we represent. To bolster and support your case, our fatal truck accident attorneys will do all of the following:
- Read and review your police report and medical records
- Oversee all written, verbal, and electronic communication
- Collect, review, and organize all evidence in your case
- Locate and interview accident and expert witnesses
- Obtain, complete, and submit insurance claim forms
We also negotiate with the at-fault party and their insurance provider on your behalf. We will quickly take your case to court if a fair settlement agreement cannot be reached. We know how hard it can be to wait for your case to be resolved, so our team ensures you get ongoing updates on the progress of your case.
A Testimonial of Our Firm’s Legal Service
“I made an appointment with David, and it was a real good experience. He worked with me all the way and was like a good friend in a time of need. I don’t think anybody could have done a better job than he did.” — Keith
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
Determining Liability in Fatal Trucking Accidents
Our fatal truck accident lawyers know the importance of proving one or more parties’ negligence contributed to the loss of your loved one. We collect evidence that proves the at-fault party:
- Owed your loved one a duty of care
- Failed to provide it
- Caused the fatal accident
- Caused the resulting financial harm
We will collect evidence that defines liability, including your truck accident report, medical records, and witness statements. We also collect evidence you might find hard to obtain, like the trucker’s driving record and truck maintenance records.
If the truck driver is an owner/operator, liability for your post-accident expenses and losses could fall to them. Additional factors that may lead to trucker liability include driving while distracted or under the influence. Our investigation will uncover all truck driver actions and behavior that may have contributed to the collision.
The company the trucker drives for could be liable for your accident if the driver was improperly trained or did not have the required license. Our fatal truck accident attorney serving St. Charles Parish, LA, will help you prove the trucking company’s negligence.
Truck and Parts Manufacturers
The company that built your truck could bear some responsibility for your accident if a manufacturing or design flaw caused the accident. The company that built its parts could also be responsible if a blown tire, faulty windshield wiper, or non-functioning brakes contributed to the collision.
Repair and Maintenance Provider
Trucks are massive machines that require professional and ongoing maintenance, service, and repairs to function properly. If the truck in your accident was not properly cared for, you could hold the repair facility financially liable for their negligence.
Cargo Loading Facility
Large and commercial trucks carry a wide variety of goods throughout the country. Sometimes, the cargo trucks carry can be improperly loaded or secured or may shift while in transit. If either of these happened, the cargo loader could bear some responsibility for contributing to the accident.
The reassurance from Digger and his staff gave me that renewed hope that it’s going to be okay down the road.Client
Call a St. Charles Parish Fatal Truck Accident Attorney for Your Free Case Review
If your family endured the loss of a loved one in a fatal truck accident in St. Charles Parish, our fatal truck accident lawyers will help you build a strong wrongful death case. At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we fight hard for surviving families and the compensation they are entitled to recover.
Contact one of our team members for a free review of your family’s case today.