Many Louisiana residents have suffered serious physical, emotional and financial trauma following accidents involving semitrailers or other types of commercial trucks. When truck accidents happen, victims may feel alone and lost. They may feel they may never recover, in one way or another. If you’ve found yourself in such a situation and are struggling to get the help you need so that you can move forward, an experienced personal injury attorney may be able to assist you.
Truck accidents happen for a number of reasons. Some of the most common are speeding, truck driver fatigue, defective equipment, distracted driving and violations of federal safety regulations. If your accident was fully or even partially the result of negligence on part of the truck driver, his or her employer or anyone else responsible for the vehicle, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses through legal means.
In order to pay out as little as possible, you, as a victim, may be offered a small settlement by the responsible party’s insurance provider just to get you to move on. This is not something you have to immediately accept. Legal counsel can review the settlement and help you decide if it is sufficient or if it is worth your while to fight for more. To learn more about how an attorney can help you seek a fair settlement, please visit our firm’s website.
The losses suffered in truck accidents may be felt by victims and their family members for a lifetime. It is okay to want fair compensation for those losses. With assistance, that is something you can seek either in a Louisiana civil court or through out-of-court negotiations.