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Why You Will Need a Lawyer After a Truck Accident

Published on Aug 26, 2018 at 8:15 pm in Truck Accident.

We see our fair share of big-rigs in the Baton Rouge area. Tanker-trucks traveling to and from oil refineries, long-haul truckers passing through with goods, and manufacturers sending local products across the country fill our roads with 40-ton vehicles and put you and your family in danger. If you are involved in an accident with a commercial truck, it is important that you talk to a truck accident attorney as soon as possible.

Why You Will Need a Lawyer

Simply put, when you are seriously injured by a negligent trucker or their employer, you need to fight fire with fire. Trucking companies have teams of lawyers on their payroll to protect them from costly lawsuits. You don’t stand a chance of getting a fair settlement if you try to work with their insurance adjuster directly. Here is why you should hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you as soon as possible:

  • Multiple parties could be liable. Many truck accident claims are complicated by the fact that there may be more than one liable party. The truck driver may be at fault if they drove recklessly, but the employer could also be at fault if they did not properly check the driver’s credentials before hiring them or if they failed to maintain the vehicle in a safe condition. If another party loaded cargo or performed maintenance on the truck, they could be at fault for a crash. Finally, if a defective trailer coupling or tire was the cause of the crash, a manufacturer could be to blame. An experienced truck accident attorney will sort through the facts to identify all liable parties.
  • You may have catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one sustained serious injuries—such as a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury—that will result in permanent disability, you will need compensation that will see you through for the rest of your life. An experienced lawyer will know how to calculate your potential medical expenses and will fight to get you the maximum possible settlement.
  • Truckers are subject to federal law. The trucking industry is heavily regulated by the federal government, meaning that drivers and owners are subject to rules that the average motorist knows nothing about. A truck accident attorney, on the other hand, is better equipped to investigate possible infractions that would make the driver or employer liable.

In South Louisiana, Bianca | Matkins Has You Covered

If you were injured in a truck crash in the Baton Rouge area, call Bianca | Matkins for a free case evaluation. Our experienced attorneys will review your case and investigate potential areas of liability. If we can help you maximize your recovery, we will take your case and fight for you.

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