There is no such thing as a run of the mill vehicle accident. Each one in Louisiana is unique. The damage caused may be easy to quantify in terms of the damage to your vehicle, but pain and suffering from physical injury to victims isn't as simple to nail down. And in accidents involving semitractor trailer trucks, the task takes on a whole new dimension.
Big rig trucks are bound to cause more significant problems than smaller vehicles. While cars and pickups might weigh one or two tons, semis weigh up to six times more than that. Physics alone means they are going to wreak more havoc, causing serious injuries and deaths.
Seeking compensation that is due is a victim's right, but it can be difficult to effectively exercise that right without help from an experienced and committed attorney. To understand why that is, we invite you to check out our "Your Legal Minute" video on 18 wheeler wrongful death. You'll come away appreciating that obtaining the information and evidence you need to successfully pursue a claim depends on knowing who to contact and what questions to ask.
The rules and regulations trucking companies and truck drivers are required to follow are extensive. There are those that state law demands and those that apply at the federal level. These multiple layers can present quite a challenge. Like an onion, each may require effort to peel back and each holds the potential to generate tears because of pain and frustration.
That's not something that accident victims should have to face alone. Their first obligation should be to achieving the greatest level of recovery possible for themselves and for their loved ones. Assessing the scope of what you will need physically, mentally and financially is something you should be able to trust to your lawyer.