If you or a loved one were hurt in a semi truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, and more.
A semi truck accident lawyer serving Lafayette may be able to help you build a robust claim and fight for compensation. We have 15 locations serving truck accident victims and their families. The Morris Bart law firm is a contingency-fee law firm, meaning you pay nothing up front. We only collect a fee if we secure financial compensation for you.
How a Truck Injury Claim Can Benefit You After an Injury
Semi truck accidents often lead to severe injuries. Whether you were hurt in a truck collision or injured in an accident caused by dropped cargo, you should know about your legal options. A personal injury claim may allow you to recover compensation for financial and non-financial damages caused in a truck accident. The claim may also hold the at-fault party answerable for the accident.
A Lafayette semi truck accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can explain your legal options, protect your rights, and provide strong legal advocacy during your truck accident claim. Our law firm understands how devastating a truck accident can be. We are committed to protecting our clients’ rights and pursuing compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a Semi-Truck Accident lawyer serving Lafayette, call (337) 446-4571
You May Recover Compensation in a Semi Truck Accident Case
The compensation you may recover through a semi truck accident claim depends on several factors, including:
- The severity of your injuries
- The financial losses you suffered because of your injuries
- The amount of time that you need to recover from the injuries
- Whether you suffer permanent impairment or disabilities from the accident
- The degree to which your own actions may have contributed to the accident
Financial Compensation for Property Damage
Truck collisions often cause catastrophic property damage. If your car was totaled, you may be entitled to compensation for the cost of replacing the vehicle. If you can repair your vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for the repair costs. You could also be compensated for other property that was damaged in the accident.
Reimbursement for Past and Future Medical Costs
Injuries from a truck accident usually require significant medical treatment. You may be compensated for past medical bills incurred by your truck accident injuries as well as expected future medical costs.
You could be compensated for:
- Emergency medical care
- Ambulance transportation
- Inpatient care
- Hospital bills
- Surgical procedures
- Imaging tests
- Laboratory tests
- Physician appointments
- Rehabilitative treatments like physical therapy
- Psychological treatment such as counseling
- Outpatient care
- Follow-up care
- Medical equipment and devices
Compensation for Your Lost Income and Reduced Earning Capacity
If you were seriously hurt in a truck accident, you may be out of work for days, weeks, months, or even years. You may even be left with permanent disabilities. Compensation for past lost income from missed work as well as expected future lost income may be available. If your injuries reduced your ability to earn income, you may be compensated for the impairment of your income-earning ability.
Compensation for Pain and Suffering
The term “pain and suffering” is often used as a catchall term for an accident’s non-economic damages. You may receive financial compensation for your:
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Emotional suffering
- Disability/loss of functioning
- Scarring and other disfigurements
Wrongful Death Damages for a Fatal Truck Accident
If your loved one was killed in a truck accident, we understand a wrongful death action cannot make up for your loss. However, there may be benefits to bringing a wrongful death claim against the liable party. A wrongful death claim may allow you to hold the responsible party accountable, as well as recover compensation for damages.
Damages in a fatal truck accident claim may include:
- The loss of your loved one’s income and benefits
- The loss of services your loved one provided
- The loss of your loved one’s companionship and support
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
- Medical and funeral expenses
- Property damage
How Morris Bart, LLC Can Help You
Whether you were injured in a truck crash or lost a loved one in a fatal truck accident, you should be able to concentrate on recovering—not dealing with stressful legal matters. Let a lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm handle your case on your behalf.
Identifying the Liable Party
Commercial truck accidents are often much more complicated than other types of auto accidents because the liable party may be the driver, the trucking company, the manufacturer of a defective truck part, the party that loaded the truck cargo, or another party. The Morris Bart law firm can identify who is liable for your accident.
Gathering Evidence to Strengthen Your Case
The strength of your truck accident injury claim is directly tied to the strength of the evidence supporting your claim. We may be able to obtain evidence such as the truck’s electronic control module (ECM), trucking company records, witness statements, photographs and videos, medical records, and more. We may also use expert testimony from accident reconstruction professionals, medical experts, and economists to bolster your claim.
Advocating on Your Behalf
The Morris Bart law firm can advocate on your behalf during settlement negotiations. We will not accept a lowball settlement offer. If needed, we can even take your case to trial and represent you in court.
Filling Before the State’s Deadlines
Per La. Civ. Code Art. 3492 and La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2, personal injury claims and wrongful death claims are subject to a one-year statute of limitations. It is important to act quickly. Exceptions may even shorten your deadline. As our client, we will ensure that your case does not miss any of these important deadlines.
Contact Morris Bart, LLC for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one were involved in a semi truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for damages. Our Lafayette personal injury lawyer can provide strong legal advocacy and help you develop a fair settlement. Call the Morris Bart law firm today at (337) 446-4571 for a free case evaluation.
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