If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a Baton Rouge accident involving a concrete truck, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact a Baton Rouge concrete truck lawyer at the Morris Bart law firm to discuss your legal options. We will help you identify the liable parties, determine how much your case is worth, and fight for compensation on your behalf.
Call (225) 341-5694 for a free case assessment today. The Morris Bart law office has 16 different locations to serve you.
How Concrete Truck Accidents Happen
Driving a vehicle as massive as a concrete truck or cement truck is a big responsibility. Concrete truck drivers are required to undergo training and obtain a commercial driver’s license. Even a minor mistake behind the wheel of a concrete truck can lead to a catastrophic accident.
Concrete truck accidents may be caused by:
- Driver inexperience or inadequate training
- Failure to obey traffic signals and road signs
- Drunk driving or drugged driving
- Drowsy driving
- Negligent hiring practices, such as hiring truck drivers without the proper license
- Texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving
- Inadequate truck maintenance
- Faulty truck parts
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Investigating Your Baton Rouge Concrete Truck Accident
Investigating the circumstances of a concrete truck accident and determining how the accident occurred is often the first step in the injury claims process. A Baton Rouge concrete truck lawyer from the Morris Bart law office may be able to help you determine who is at fault for your accident and then file a claim against the liable party to pursue damages.
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Elements of a Successful Concrete Truck Accident Claim
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a concrete truck accident caused by negligence, our team will help you build a strong case for damages. To win your claim, we will need to prove four main components:
- The defendant had a legal obligation to use a reasonable degree of care.
- The defendant breached this duty of care.
- The defendant’s negligent actions caused your injuries or your loved one’s death.
- You suffered damages, such as medical expenses, lost income, and property damage.
Evidence We May Use to Prove Your Claim
A Baton Rouge concrete truck lawyer will help you find evidence that demonstrates each of these components. Our team may use pictures of the accident scene, camera footage from dash cameras, security cameras, and red-light cameras, police reports, the location of vehicle debris, maintenance records, data from vehicle event data recorders (EDR), and other forms of evidence to build your case.
We may consult with engineers and accident reconstructionists to recreate your accident’s circumstances and explain how the accident occurred. Expert testimony from doctors and other professionals may be used to show how your injuries occurred and how these injuries impact your everyday life.
Preservation of Evidence
If you choose to file a claim after being hurt in an accident involving a concrete truck, you will most likely be bringing this claim against a trucking company, construction company, manufacturing company, or another commercial organization. These organizations will likely have their own legal team who will immediately start building a case defending the company and its employees from liability. Time-sensitive evidence, like logbooks and vehicle data, may be lost or even intentionally destroyed.
Spoliation of evidence refers to a party purposely destroying evidence so that the opposing party cannot use this evidence. One of the reasons that it is important to speak with an attorney soon after a truck accident is to preserve crucial evidence. This preservation is often accomplished through a “spoliation letter” or a notice to the defendant preventing them from destroying or manipulating evidence.
Damages in a Louisiana Truck Accident Case
The damages you may be entitled to through a truck accident injury claim will depend on the severity of the accident, the type of injuries you sustained, and how long it will take to recover from these injuries. You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Property damage, including damage to your personal property as well as vehicle repair or replacement costs
- Medical bills from your ambulance transportation, doctor and specialist visits, hospitalization, x-rays, surgery, and other medical treatment
- Ongoing and future medical expenses caused by your accident, including occupational or physical therapy, prescription medication, counseling, and more
- Lost income from missed work, including past lost income and future lost income
- Impairment to your ability to earn income
- Noneconomic damages, such as your pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life
- Out-of-pocket costs related to your injuries
Damages in a Fatal Concrete Truck Accident
If your loved one was killed in an accident involving a concrete truck, the team at the Morris Bart law office understands that financial compensation could never make up for this tragic loss. However, compensation can help reduce the financial burden caused by your loved one’s passing. Your compensation could include:
- Your loved one’s medical bills
- Burial and funeral costs
- Your loved one’s lost income and lost employment benefits
- The loss of childcare and other household services performed by your deceased loved one
- Your loved one’s conscious pain and suffering before their death
- The loss of companionship and care experienced by the deceased person’s immediate family members
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Call Morris Bart, LLC Today for Help
A Baton Rouge concrete truck lawyer from the Morris Bart law office may be able to protect your legal rights and help you pursue financial compensation for your damages. Whether you were hurt or your loved one was killed in a fatal concrete truck accident caused by negligence, we are here to help.
According to the Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492, there is a one-year statute of limitations for Louisiana personal injury claims and wrongful death claims. If you do not file your claim before the statute of limitations expires, the court may decline to hear your case at all.
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