Truck Accident Lawyers in Alexandria

Has a truck accident affected you or a loved one? You are probably wondering who to call and what to do. Truck accidents may occur for a number of reasons; weather, speeding, roadway conditions, other drivers and equipment malfunction can all contribute to a trucking accident.

However, determining cause and fault is not always so straightforward. There are certain steps you can take immediately to protect yourself if you or someone you know has been involved in a trucking accident.

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The victim of a truck accident might suffer severe injuries – if the injured party can’t work, medical bills and other daily expenses can pile up. Along with everyday necessities, the process of replacing your vehicle can be costly and inconvenient. The emotional trauma after an accident can be devastating for the victim and their loved ones. By contacting Broussard & Hart, you will have an experienced trucking accident attorney that can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Why Time Is Of The Essence
Trucking companies have access vital information, such as driver log records, vehicle maintenance records or data that is registered in the truck’s black box. However, if you don’t take action quickly enough, the trucking company might wipe out that evidence before our team has a chance to evaluate it.

What Issues Must Be Considered After A Truck Accident?

Truck accident cases are complex. A common car wreck usually involves personal vehicles. Trucks can deal more damage than smaller vehicles, and the truck driver may not be able to cover the losses.

The trucking company may be liable for a number of reasons:

  • The company may have been negligent when hiring the driver.
  • The trucking firm may have neglected to properly inspect, repair or maintain the vehicle.
  • The driver or the company may have violated safety regulations.

Truck drivers are governed by certain regulations that can affect your case. The attorneys at Broussard & Hart, LLC understand the ins and outs of these regulations so that we can help you navigate your case.

Government regulations are in place to help truck companies avoid accidents. Some of the following guidelines are put in place to keep truck drivers safe:

  • Truck drivers must take a break after a certain time period of driving to avoid driver fatigue or “drowsy driving”
  • Trucking companies must keep a record logging maintenance and required inspections
  • Load Limits and Cargo – Oversized loads, unbalanced loads, and improperly secured cargo can all result in an accident; trucks must be properly loaded in order to operate as safely as possible

Our attorneys will prepare a strong case for you and hold truck drivers and trucking companies accountable for their negligence.

What Are Some Examples Of Negligence In A Truck Accident Case?

Some cases concerning trucking negligence have involved:

  • Distracted driving
  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Falsified log books
  • Overweight vehicles
  • Improper loading and unsecured cargo
  • Truck driver deadlines
  • Truck maintenance negligence
  • Equipment design flaws
  • Equipment failure
  • Intoxicated driving

How Do We Investigate Trucking Accidents?

More than one vehicle might be involved in a truck accident. The accident may have caused severe injuries or several fatalities. The process of investigating the incident and recovering compensation can take a long time because more than one party may be at fault. Every liable party must be identified. A thorough investigation of the truck accident must be conducted. This can help our team determine which federal regulations have been violated. We will obtain a statement of the accident from all involved parties. State and federal agencies may become involved in the investigation. We will thoroughly review log books and search for signs of falsified information. We work with experts who can examine the truck’s black box to look for critical information about speed, braking and other factors that may pin negligence on the truck driver.

What Should You Do If You Have Been In A Truck Accident?
If you have been in a truck accident:

  • Call 911 immediately
  • Never admit fault for an accident
  • Take pictures of the scene if possible
  • Encourage witnesses to provide you or the police with their contact information. The police may ask witnesses to make a statement for the accident report
  • Call a lawyer

We understand that accidents are overwhelming. That’s why we can take the hassle of investigating your case off your hands. The sooner you get in touch with us, the more quickly we can begin investigating the details of your case. You only have a certain amount of time to file a case. Don’t let the time limit expire.

Why Should You Call Our Truck Accident Attorneys?

Although we want to believe that everyone will deliver honest information, we know the lengths to which the trucker’s insurance company may go to reduce or deny your claim. You need someone who can conduct a comprehensive, unbiased investigation. At a time that you need help the most, the trucker’s insurance professionals may try to blame you for the accident. The more serious your injuries are, the harder it will be for the trucking company to claim you are liable.

When there has been a serious accident that caused major injuries or death, it is in your best interest to file a lawsuit. A lawsuit allows us to demand access to physical evidence such as company records and logs. Without a lawsuit, the trucking company is under no obligation to disclose any information.

Compensation after a Trucking Accident

Filing a lawsuit will allow us to build a strong case in order to compensate you for all of your damages. You may get compensated for:

  • Current Lost Wages
  • Loss of Future Earnings
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Medical Bills
  • Wrongful Death

Finding the Right Attorney

There are many precautions you can take while driving that can help avoid any accident, but sharing the road with a negligent truck driver working for a company with dishonest practices can result in disaster. If you or a loved one have been involved in a trucking accident, don’t hesitate to call Broussard & Hart, LLC. Our aggressive truck accident lawyers will gather and analyze the necessary pieces of information to help get you the compensation you deserve. Call now: (866) 281-4774.

We Also Help Victims of Trucking Accidents in these Areas of Louisiana
LafayetteBaton Rouge Lake Charles | New Orleans | Shreveport

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Our attorneys will review your case and represent you throughout your trucking accident claim. Contact Broussard & Hart L.L.C. today for help pursuing a trucking accident settlement. Your first consultation is free and we won’t charge fees unless money is recovered.

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