Being in a car crash can change your life. Too often, it’s about more than just your damaged car. And if the accident was with a big truck, the consequences can be disastrous. Fortunately, the Louisiana legal system allows people who are hurt in these horrible crashes to recover money damages against the person who caused the wreck.
Luckily, you don’t have to go it alone. It is best to work with a lawyer who specializes in truck accidents. Crashes involving big rigs are different than car wrecks in many ways. An experienced truck accident lawyer can help you get the best recovery possible.
An attorney who works with these kinds of crashes every day can do the following things:
- Find evidence that proves how the accident happened.
- Decide the best targets for the lawsuit.
- Negotiate with your insurance company or the other side of the case.
- Prove your case at trial.
- Obtain evidence when a layperson cannot.
Also, truck accidents involve a lot of laws that apply only in the trucking industry. There’s a lot of paperwork and electronic evidence that you may not know about. But an experienced trucking accident attorney knows about it and knows how to get it.
For example, a lawyer can track down information about the driver’s license and any prior traffic or criminal offenses, information about all of the companies that might have been involved in any way with the cause of your accident, and information about the truck itself (such as its weight, load, and maintenance).
Working with an experienced accident lawyer can put your mind at ease and allow you to focus on getting better. For a free consultation about your crash, contact Wright Pichon & Gray. We know that accidents can completely change your life, and we will help you get back on track.