No one gets in their car expecting to experience a collision, much less a devastating crash like those involving commercial vehicles. Large trucks wreak havoc when they collide with smaller vehicles, leaving victims severely injured or dead.
If you or your loved one has been involved in a truck accident, you have our deepest sympathies. Getting a fair settlement can’t bring your loved one back or remove the pain that has been caused, but it can lighten the burden on your family by making it possible to pay for the costs involved after the crash.
Insurance companies typically offer a settlement that is far too low. Don’t make the mistake of accepting a lowball offer without consulting with a legal representative like those on our legal team. Call our law firm today at 225-263-6194 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.
What Forms of Negligence Do Trucking Companies Practice?
Many trucking accidents are caused by negligent trucking companies that engage in practices that save money but put other drivers at risk. It is important to know what these practices are so you can recognize whether your injuries were caused by truck company negligence.
Some negligent practices used by trucking companies include:
- Delaying maintenance on vehicles
- Allowing drivers to use defective vehicles
- Failing to properly inspect vehicles regularly
- Using improper loading practices, leading to cargo being off-balance
- Employing drivers who are not qualified
- Failing to train drivers properly
- Forcing drivers to work when they are fatigued
What Makes a Strong Trucking Accident Claim?
One of the most important things to establish in a car accident claim is the liability of both parties. You should have a skilled legal representative on your side to provide evidence that you were not at fault for your injuries.
Some examples of evidence that can back up your claim include:
- Police reports
- Surveillance videos and photos
- Eyewitness accounts
- Photos and videos of the accident scene
- Medical records showing the costs and pain of your injuries
- Other receipts that show the expenses caused by the accident
What Compensation Can I Recover for My Injuries
Successful truck accident claims can recover damages for far more than a typical insurance settlement is worth. Some items that would be covered in a lawsuit include:
- Doctor’s visits
- Hospital costs
- Ambulance fees
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic care and other specialists
- Surgical procedures
- Lost income, including wages and salaries
- Lost vacation time and bonuses
- Decreased income-earning ability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disfigurement, such as blindness or loss of limb
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental trauma, including PTSD, depression, and anxiety
- Catastrophic damages
- Wrongful death
- Funeral costs, to an extent
- Punitive charges
Don’t rely on the insurance company to cover the many costs incurred because of your semi-truck accident. Reach out to a trusted legal representative for counsel on how to get compensated for your injuries.
Should You Hire Our Personal Injury Attorneys?
Trucking companies typically hire lawyers to protect the company’s interests. You deserve the same amount of dedication and protection which you can get by hiring a talented legal team like those at our law firm.
We have helped many clients like you get the compensation they deserve for devastating injuries incurred in a truck accident. We understand how personal injury laws work and will fight aggressively to protect your rights as the victim of a truck accident. We will investigate every detail to uncover the truth about what happened, including who was at fault and how your injuries have affected you and your family.
Many victims feel alone, frustrated, and confused following an accident with a semi-truck. You don’t need to go through this challenging time without help. When you hire our law firm, you will have strong allies to defend your rights and help you make a full financial recovery.
Don’t risk your family’s financial well-being when recovering from the catastrophic injuries of a truck accident. Act now to recover the full amount of damages you deserve. Call our skilled legal team at 225-263-6194 to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss the unique details of your case.