18 Wheeler Accident2021-10-11T18:07:28-05:00

Accidents Can Be Life Changing

Accidents involving big rigs can be life changing, with serious injuries resulting in lost wages and overwhelming financial losses.

If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a truck driver, it’s understandable to be overwhelmed by the combination of your physical recovery plus the mounting medical bills for which you are responsible.

Fortunately, you can obtain the assistance of a respected truck accident attorney to help you through your case and ensure you come away with the financial compensation you deserve. Contact Mark Artall, APLC today to schedule a free consultation.

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Who Is Responsible For Your Accident?

One of the factors that tends to complicate 18-wheeler accident cases is that there are a number of different parties that could be considered responsible for the accident, including the driver of the truck, the owner of the truck or trailer, the person or company that leased the truck or trailer from the vehicle’s owner, the manufacturer of the vehicles (or any parts that failed) or the party responsible for shipping and loading the cargo on the truck.

This can make truck accident cases more complicated than standard auto accident cases, as even before you set out to prove the defendant was liable, you have to figure out who the appropriate defendant is in the case. In some cases, the trucking, leasing and shipping companies may all argue among themselves over who is responsible for the accident.

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We Fight For Your Best Interest

When you’re recovering from an accident involving a semi-truck, the last thing you want to have to worry about is chasing insurance companies or potential defendants around and attempting to prove their liability. This is where we come in.

We take great pride in being the anti-commercial law firm, placing our focus on you and resolving your issues, and letting our high-quality representation do the talking for us. With more than 25 years of experience in personal injury law, we understand the best approaches to 18-wheeler cases to identify the defendant early on and fight for fair compensation on behalf of our clients. Mark meets with each client in person, allowing you to feel comfortable with us handling your case moving forward. We’re here for you every step of the way so you can feel informed and get answers to any questions you have when they come up.

We’re Here to Address Your Personal Injury Concerns

As you prepare to take legal action after being involved in an accident with a flatbed or semi truck, you are likely to have questions about your case. Here are a few examples of some of the questions we most commonly receive from our clients.

What damages can I claim after an accident?2020-11-05T09:24:08-06:00

There are many different types of damages you may be able to claim after an accident. This includes damages that diminish the value of your vehicle, personal property damage (damage to any personal items inside your vehicle), medical bills, lost wages, rental car reimbursement, pain and suffering, and more.

How much time do I have to file my claim?2020-04-15T13:47:41-05:00

In Louisiana, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim after a vehicle accident is one year from the date of the accident.

What is my case worth?2020-04-15T13:51:49-05:00

Every case is different, so it’s impossible to give a single overarching answer to determine how much compensation you could recover in an 18-wheeler accident case. The value varies based on location (values in Lafayette would be different than values in Los Angeles, for example), the type and degree of injury you suffered, and lost wages, among other factors. Once we have had a chance to analyze your individual case, we’ll be able to get a better idea of the potential value of your case.

Should I talk to my insurance company? What happens if they pressure me to settle before I’ve hired an attorney?2020-04-15T13:53:45-05:00

You are under no obligation to speak to an insurance company or to settle before you hire an attorney. If the insurance company pressures you to do so, you can be firm with your refusal. You should avoid making statements to anyone other than the police officer at the scene of the accident until you have legal representation.

How will I pay my bills if I can’t work?2020-04-15T13:55:42-05:00

While the goal of your personal injury claim is to get money to cover your medical expenses and rehabilitation, you won’t have access to that money immediately, and you may not be able to work during your recovery. If you have health insurance, you may still be responsible for co-pays or may need to meet your deductible. We can assist you with financing options that can get you the immediate money you need.

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