Truck Accident Lawyers in Baton Rouge

Vehicle accidents involving trucks can be some of the most devastating accidents that happen on our nation’s highways. With large trucks weighing many tons more than passenger vehicles, the harm they can do is immense. Because trucking accidents often cause fatalities or serious injuries, these accidents can take a high toll on the other vehicle’s occupants. Injuries like traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury are common and can change someone’s life in a heartbeat. They can also strain the victim’s finances to the breaking point, through medical costs, lost income and, in many cases, ongoing care. In trying situations like these, you need someone in your corner who is experienced in personal injury law and trucking accident cases in Southwest Louisiana in particular—someone like Broussard & Hart L.L.C. who can protect your interests and effectively present the case for monetary compensation.

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Helping Trucking Accident Victims Get Compensated

If you or your loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, you may be entitled to collect damages or recover the costs of medical care or other accident-related expenses. Our firm has built a solid reputation presenting the evidence on behalf of our clients who have been the victims in Louisiana trucking accidents, and our track record involves winning millions of dollars in monetary awards for those clients.

By offering free consultations and working on a contingency basis—meaning we are only paid if we win your case—we make it possible for trucking accident victims like you to pursue justice. Our experienced trucking accident lawyers would be happy to discuss your case and help you determine whether or not you have a valid claim to monetary compensation for your injuries or other losses. We strongly believe that every victim who has been harmed in a trucking accident deserves a chance to prove their case for compensation.

Trucking Accident Causes & Contributing Factors

According to the scientific data, the required braking distance for a semi truck to come to a full stop once the driver recognizes the need to stop is more than 60 percent longer than it is for a passenger vehicle, such as a car or pickup truck. And this is a contributing cause to many trucking accidents. Precise stopping distance depends on truck weight and speed, driver attentiveness and other variables such as weather and road conditions.

Types of Truck Crashes

Depending on the circumstances of the incident, the accident may be one of the following types:

  • Big rig jack-knife accident
  • Truck rollover accident
  • Rear-end collision
  • Under-ride accident
  • Brake-failure incident
  • Truck vs. motorcycle mishap

Each of the above accident types can be extremely serious due to the size and weight difference between the commercial truck and the passenger vehicle involved.

Most Common Causes of Truck Crashes

Every trucking accident involves a unique combination of causes and contributing factors. Some of the most common are listed below. Whatever the cause of your accident, you can depend on our attorneys to get to the bottom of it. We work closely with knowledgeable accident investigators to determine the precise scenario that led to your trucking accident.

Driver Related Causes

  • Inattention/Distraction
  • Fatigue/falling asleep at the wheel
  • Driving too fast for road/weather conditions
  • Heart attack, seizure or other disabling condition
  • Driver error or misjudgment
  • Panic or overcompensation
  • Alcohol, prescription or over-the-counter drug abuse
  • Inadequate training/lack of experience
  • Illegal driving maneuver

Vehicle related Factors

  • Brake failure (possibly due to inadequate truck maintenance or overloading)
  • Load shift (potentially indicating improper loading)
  • Equipment malfunction (e.g. steering, tires, gears—possibly caused by a manufacturing flaw or poor truck maintenance)
  • Improperly fastened flatbed cargo striking vehicle behind

Environmental-Related Factors

  • Traffic congestion
  • Previous accident
  • Road problems
  • Bad weather

Any combination of the above factors could be present at the same time, setting the stage for or contributing to a trucking accident. The degree to which these factors might have been foreseen, avoided or controlled to prevent the accident is a key factor in determining fault and relates to the potential liability of the truck driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer and/or truck mechanic responsible for truck maintenance. Since the relationships between these factors can be complex, you need to have an experienced trucking accident attorney working on your case. And that’s exactly what you’ll have at Broussard & Hart, L.L.C.

Truck Accident Victim’s Rights

After a trucking accident, you have a right to file injury or wrongful death claims against the parties involved, based on the specific circumstances of your case. Our attorneys will help protect your rights after a trucking accident by helping you determine which parties you can take legal action against and then aggressively investigate, prepare and present your case.

What to Do After an Accident?

It’s critical that you contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible after the accident occurs. Trucking companies are powerful entities, and accident victims are no match for them. Our big truck accident lawyers have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively represent you and help you recover the compensation that’s coming to you.

Types of Compensation You May Be Entitled To

If you can prove the responsibility of the defendant(s) for your injuries or other losses and you successfully sue or settle the case after a trucking accident, you may be entitled to one or more of the following types of compensation:

  • Past, present and future medical costs related to the accident
  • Loss of income/wages during recovery and projected future losses
  • Final expenses (in wrongful death cases)
  • Pain and suffering (physical and emotional)
  • Loss of companionship (of your loved one involved in the accident)

    Aggressively Pursuing Justice for Trucking Accident Victims

    Our highly skilled trucking accident attorneys will help you make the case for compensation by retaining accident reconstruction specialists and other experts as needed, interviewing witnesses and examining other evidence that may be pertinent to your case, such as driver logs and trucking company maintenance records. As your attorneys, we will put our considerable legal expertise and years of experience to work to aggressively pursue justice on your behalf. If you’ve been involved in a truck collision in Louisiana, call Broussard & Hart L.L.C. right away so we can get started on the road to getting you the monetary compensation you deserve.

    We Also Help Victims of Trucking Accidents in these Areas of Louisiana
    Alexandria Lafayette | Lake Charles | New OrleansShreveport

Contact Us at 337-439-2450 or fill out the form below.

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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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