Semi-trucks, big rigs, 18-wheelers, delivery trucks, and other commercial trucks can cause massive damage in a car accident, especially when speeding. Truck accident victims or the victim’s family may be able to bring legal action against the truck driver or trucking company. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, you might be entitled to seek financial reimbursement for the resulting losses.
Contact a Baton Rouge speeding accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law office to learn more. Our team can help you file a claim and pursue financial compensation for your losses. Call us at (225) 341-5694 today for a free case assessment.
Losses You Can Claim in a Truck Accident Caused by Speeding
Your truck accident could have had a profound impact on your life. You may be left with painful injuries, reduced independence, steep medical bills, and more. A Baton Rouge speeding accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law office may be able to help you seek financial compensation for the losses caused by your accident.
You may be entitled to pursue compensation for your:
- Medical bills resulting from ambulance transportation, emergency room care, hospitalization, surgery, specialist treatment, and other medical care
- Ongoing and future medical expenses, such as rehabilitative care or prescription medication
- Lost income from missed work
- Diminished earning capacity
- Scarring or other disfigurements
- Pain and suffering, mental anguish, and reduced quality of life
- Damage to your vehicle and other personal property
To learn more, contact the Morris Bart law office. Call us today at (225) 341-5694 for a free consultation.
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Filing a Wrongful Death Claim After a Fatal Truck Accident
Truck accidents caused by speeding can be fatal. The Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §2315.2 gives surviving family members the right to file a wrongful death action if their loved one’s death was caused by the illegal or negligent actions of another.
If you lost a loved one in a fatal truck accident, a wrongful death claim might enable you to seek financial compensation for the losses caused by the accident. The claim may also help hold the driver or the trucking company accountable.
Possible recoverable losses in a wrongful death truck accident claim may include:
- Medical bills
- Loss of the deceased person’s wages and benefits
- Expenses resulting from the deceased person’s funeral services and burial
- Property damage
- The deceased person’s pain and suffering
- The immediate family’s loss of the deceased person’s affection and companionship
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Your Statute of Limitations in Louisiana
The statute of limitations refers to the time constraint certain legal actions are subject to. In Louisiana, the personal injury and wrongful death statute of limitations is just one year, according to the CC §3492. If you do not file your claim within one year, you may lose your opportunity to take your case to trial, if necessary.
Contact Morris Bart, LLC Today
If you were injured or had a family member pass away in a fatal truck accident, contact an attorney today to discuss filing a claim. We can determine the liable parties, file a claim, and negotiate with the trucking company and insurance companies on your behalf. We can also calculate the value of your case, and pursue compensation for your losses. Call our office for a free case evaluation today at (225) 341-5694.
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