If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle or truck accident, it is important to know that there are some significant differences between these accidents and regular automobile accidents. You need an attorney who understands the applicable laws and the common factors in these accidents and has experience handling these cases.
Truck and motorcycle accident injuries are often severe and sometimes fatal. A motorcycle or truck accident attorney knows how to handle catastrophic injury cases and pursue maximum compensation for those who have been injured or lost loved ones in an accident.
Commercial Trucking Requirements And Regulations
Trucking companies and their drivers are required to comply with stringent government rules and regulations that are meant to protect everyone who shares the road with commercial vehicles. Unfortunately, truck owners, drivers, and manufacturers sometimes violate those rules and regulations, and innocent people are injured as a result.
During the investigation phase, your attorney will thoroughly review your accident and recover and examine critical evidence, including:
• The truck’s black box
• Hours of service logs
• Maintenance records
• The driver’s cell phone history
• The truck company’s hiring practices and driver training programs
• Police reports
• Witness statements
• The driver’s driving history
Common Motorcycle Accident Causes And Factors
Motorcyclists have the same rights and responsibilities on the road as other motor vehicles, but other drivers do not always respect those rights. Motorcycle accidents are frequently caused by aggressive and careless drivers. Common accident factors include following too closely, dangerous passing, unsafe lane changes, intoxicated driving, speeding, and distracted driving.
Thousands of bikers are involved in accidents every year, and many of those accidents result in devastating injuries. After an accident, defendants and their insurers often blame motorcyclists. This is a common tactic used to reduce their financial liability. Your attorney will be familiar with this tactic and will help you prove fault and liability.
Even if you are partially at fault for the accident, Louisiana’s comparative fault law may still permit you to recover compensation for your losses. However, your damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
Compensation For Motorcycle And Truck Accident Losses
In Louisiana, you may recover compensation for economic and non-economic damages in personal injury cases. Economic damages are tangible losses that you have suffered, including past and future medical bills and lost income.
Non-economic damages without an affixed monetary value are awarded to compensate you for losses such as pain and mental anguish. Surviving family members who have lost a loved one in an accident may also be able to collect compensation from responsible parties.
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How A Motorcycle Or Truck Accident Attorney Can Help
In addition to knowing applicable laws and understanding common accident factors, as mentioned above, a motorcycle or truck accident attorney will pursue maximum compensation for you and your family. A financial recovery will help you move forward after an accident and ensure that your lost wages, medical bills, and other damages are covered.
While defendants and their insurers are looking out for their best interests, your attorney will be there to advocate for your rights and interests. After a severe injury accident, full compensation is critical for your physical recovery and financial well-being.
Your attorneys will negotiate with the defense and protect you from accepting unfair and inadequate settlement offers. They will hire experts to help build and support your case and be prepared to take your claim to trial if necessary.
After an accident, your finances may be limited due to medical bills and lost income. Most attorneys take motorcycle and truck accident cases on contingency, which means that you will not have to pay out of pocket for legal fees. Your attorney won’t get paid until you win your case.
Contact A Motorcycle Or Truck Accident Attorney Today
Attorneys at the Law Offices of Chip Forstall help injured clients and their families get the compensation they deserve after an accident. We will meet with you at no cost to discuss your accident, the applicable laws, and the facts that impact your case so that you can make informed decisions about the best legal path to pursue.
Contact a motorcycle or truck accident attorney today at 504-483-3400 or send us an online message for a confidential case evaluation. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients get justice from responsible parties. We have a network of experts to help us build strong cases so that we can help our clients achieve the best possible outcome in every case.