If a careless or reckless truck driver caused your truck accident and personal injuries, you have a legal right to pursue damages. You may be able to recover a payout for your medical care, lost wages, vehicle replacement, and other losses. An attorney working with Morris Bart, LLC will review your case for free today. For a free case review with a Saint Bernard Parish truck accident lawyer, call us at (504) 613-4771. We can help you understand your rights and explain if we believe you have a strong enough case to hold the trucking company or another liable party legally responsible for the damages you suffered. If we believe you have a personal injury case, we will likely offer to handle it on a contingency basis.
Truck Crashes and the Complexities of Proving Liability
Navigating a trucking accident claim or personal injury lawsuit is more difficult than handling a typical car accident case because of Louisiana Civil Code Article 2320. This civil statute allows us to hold the truck driver’s employer liable for the injuries and damages in a wreck caused by the trucker, which generally provides a path for us to pursue a payout from a large corporate liability policy. We will need to take steps to identify and secure evidence to prove:
- The truck driver was at fault in your accident.
- The truck driver was employed by the company at the time of the accident.
- You sustained physical injuries and financial losses as a result of the accident.
This may require us to demand the trucking company preserve and provide certain types of evidence they hold, including:
- Telemetry data from the truck’s onboard computers.
- Dashcam video of the accident.
- The trucker’s rest logs.
- Results of post-accident drug and alcohol testing.
- Information about the wrecked tractor and trailer.
We will work to negotiate a fair insurance settlement in your case, based on this and other evidence we gather. If this is not possible, we may need to take your case to trial. Let the lawyers for truck accidents from Morris Bart, LLC seek the payout you deserve based on the facts of your injury accident case. Call us today at (504) 613-4771 to discuss your legal rights and preferences with a member of our personal injury law firm.
Compensatory Damages Available in a Personal Injury Claim
An out-of-court settlement with the trucking company’s insurance provider or a court award, as ordered by the judge, could provide compensation to cover or help cover a wide range of expenses and losses. Some of the most common include:
- Current and future medical treatment related to your accident injuries.
- Current and future lost wages and benefits.
- Diminished earning capacity.
- Property damages, including replacement of your vehicle.
- Pain and suffering.
- And possibly more.
Wrongful death damages may also be available to the immediate family members of those who passed away as a result of their semi crash injuries. We will review your wrongful death case and explain the process of securing this type of payout during your free consultation.
Driving Negligently is a Common Cause of Truck Wrecks
If you were the victim of a truck accident in Arabi, Chalmette, Meraux, Poydras, Violet, or elsewhere in Saint Bernard Parish, we will investigate your case and gather evidence to prove fault and liability. The causes of truck accidents can be complex, but we understand the most common causes and how to identify them. They typically include:
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions.
- Navigating unfamiliar roadways.
- Roadway defects.
- Red lights, crosswalks, stop signs, and other required stops.
- Prescription drug use, over-the-counter drug use, or other causes of impaired driving.
- Inadequate surveillance, such as not checking blind spots.
- Fatigue, sometimes including violations of hours of service rules.
We know how to identify these causes and many others when we investigate your semi accident. We will prove how the trucker acted negligently and how their negligence led to your truck wreck and injuries. This investigation allows us to pursue a case and possibly recover compensation on your behalf. To learn more, reach out to a Saint Bernard Parish truck accident lawyer with Morris Bart, LLC. We will review your case for free. Call (504) 613-4771 now to learn more or get started right away.
Louisiana Statute of Limitations in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Louisiana law makes it possible to hold the trucking company liable for your damages following an accident with an 18-wheeler truck, but it also limits how long you can wait to take legal action and prove the case. Under Civil Code Article 3492, truck crash victims generally have one year from the day their accident occurs to file a personal injury lawsuit before time runs out. In addition, we need to take quick action to preserve the important evidence held by the trucking company after this type of crash. The earlier we know about your accident with a large truck, the better. We recommend calling us as soon as your injuries stabilize.
Our Truck Accident Attorneys Are Ready to Help You Today
At Morris Bart, LLC, we have more than 15 offices across the Gulf South to help injury accident victims protect their rights and fight for the damages they deserve, which includes serving clients in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. We serve Saint Bernard Parish and other New Orleans suburbs. Let a member of our personal injury law firm review the facts of your truck wreck case today for free. We will help you understand what you can do to seek recovery in your case. Call (504) 613-4771 now to get started with a free consultation and evaluation of your case. We have a truck accident attorney standing by who can explain your options.