It is impossible to say exactly what percentage of all accidents large trucks backing up are involved in, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states in their 2017 Traffic Safety Facts Sheet on Large Trucks that 22% of fatal, two-car accidents between large trucks and passenger vehicles involve a truck’s rear colliding with the …
Truck accidents are too common and can leave you with severe injuries. From driver error to a poorly maintained vehicle, a serious crash can leave you with mounting expenses. What’s more is that in a collision with a truck, there can be more than one party held responsible for your accident. The other driver, their employer, and even the company that built the truck can be held liable for your injuries. When considering these factors, you may want to secure legal representation.
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we work hard to secure fair compensation for our clients. We can gather evidence to assign fault, initiate prompt legal action, and protect your rights throughout the legal process. If we are unable to reach the settlement you deserve out-of-court, we are ready and willing to go to trial.
If you experienced life-changing injuries due to the reckless actions of another party, do not speak with insurance companies by yourself; they may offer you less than the value of your claim and pressure you to take a quick settlement. Working with a member of our team can make sure justice is served.
Due to the size of most commercial vehicles, truck accidents often result in loss of life. If you lost a close loved one due to a truck accident, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. Possible compensation for your loss may include funeral and burial costs, final medical expenses for the decedent, and more. Wrongful death cases are complex and require the skills of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Again, do not let insurance companies pressure you into accepting a settlement while you are mourning.
Time is of the essence due to the Louisiana statute of limitations for both personal injury and wrongful death claims. The law allows one year from the date of your injuries, and one year from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a civil action. Twelve months can pass in the blink of an eye.
To protect your best interests, contact our legal team today for a free case evaluation. Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777.