Massive, heavy and traveling at high speeds, a commercial truck can leave devastation in its wake should something go wrong. Few vehicles or structures can stand in the way of a commercial truck. It is not uncommon for a trucking crashes to involve fatalities, and cause destruction to multiple vehicles, and their occupants.
In Louisiana, because their vehicles are often larger and more dangerous than regular vehicles, drivers of 18-wheelers and other work vehicles traveling have a higher degree of care than ordinary drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has rules and regulations that commercial drivers must follow.
If you are one of the unfortunate victims of a trucking collision, you are well aware of how serious such a moment can be. You have probably suffered serious injuries, and you may have not been the only one. You are probably wondering what steps you should take moving forward to get compensation for what happened.
This is not your fault, it involved a commercial enterprise, and you deserve some sort of compensation for what are probably life-altering injuries.
After a trucking wreck, you can expect the insurance company of the responsible party to approach you with a settlement check. While the amount the check is for may seem like a lot of money, you should know that by accepting the check you are waiving your right to take legal action in the future. The insurance company is in business to make money, so it will only offer you the minimum amount of money it thinks it can get away with. When your injuries are severe, chances are hiring an attorney is best action you can take.
Before you accept any checks, contact me a Louisiana 18-wheeler car wreck attorney first. I will give you knowledgeable legal advice that you can depend on, and if I take your case, you can rest assured I will do all that I can to get the compensation you deserve.