Myles & Associates

Louisiana Truck/18-Wheeler Accidents Attorney

If you or a loved has been injured in an accident caused by a commercial truck or 18-wheeler, contact us today for your free case evaluation.

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Trucking accidents have the potential to cause catastrophic damage

Victims traveling in smaller vehicles are most vulnerable when involved in an accident with a truck or 18-wheeler. 

Most fatal injuries accidents involving these large commercial trucks are sustained by passenger vehicle occupants.  Trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars and have a greater ground clearance which can sometimes result in smaller vehicle underriding trucks in an accident.  Additionally, the braking capability of a truck or 18-wheeler and truck driver fatigue are known risk for these type of accidents.

Big truck companies will use any means necessary in defense of its drivers

Because more common than not that the damages and injuries resulting from a truck wreck or an 18-wheeler wreck are devastating. 

They will even employ investigation teams to the scene of the accident to mitigate and/or eliminate their liability.  For this reason, it is extremely important that if you or a loved one have been injured in one of these accidents that you contact us immediately so that we may assist you upon the inception of your claim.  

Don't Trust the Insurance Company

It is extremely important that you never talk to the insurance company on your own and without representation. 

The insurance company is not on your side and will only operate in this interest of its insured.

We are here for you

We can help you get through this

Here at Myles & Associates, we have the experience and knowledge needed to obtain maximum recovery for you.  We know what you're going through and have the resources to assist you through it.  Truck accidents and 18-wheeler accidents are serious and come with significant cost for which you are entitled to recover such as property damage or total loss of your vehicle, pain and suffering, medical bills and loss wages for example.

Although, we are located in Southeast Louisiana; we are able to service clients statewide and there are no legal fees unless we win for you!  If you or a loved has been injured in an accident caused by a commercial truck or 18-wheeler, contact us today for your free case evaluation.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are injured in a truck/18-wheeler accident you may recover the following damages under Louisiana law:
  • Past, Present and Future medical bills;
  • Past, Present and Future pain and suffering;
  • Past, Present and Future Loss Wages;
  • Loss of earning capacity;
  • Mental Anguish;
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life;
  • Loss of Consortium;
  • Wrongful Death
  • Property Damages; and
  • Reimbursement of any out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of the accident
The time that it will take to settle or resolve your case will depend on the nature and extent of the treatment needed to help you to reach maximum medical improvement as well as the timeliness in which the insurance company takes to handle your claim within their office.

In the event your case has to be handled in Court the time will then also depend on the Court's docket and the scheduling order timelines.  All of these factors come into play when assessing the length of time that it will take to resolve your case but most importantly is your health and the time that it takes to resolve your injuries to a point that is manageable for you.  Every case is different and for that reason the timeline is different for every case.
 
At our firm, no client will ever pay a legal fee unless we win their case for them.  We work on a contingency fee basis which means that in the very likely event that you receive compensation for your case, the attorney's fee is a percentage of the gross recovery and will be paid upon settlement.
It is very important that you never try to settle with the insurance company on your own because they will handle you claim differently when they know that they are negotiating with someone who is inexperienced with negotiating with them.  More than likely they will try to settle your case prior to the completion of your treatment for a lower amount of money than you should be compensated for your injuries.  You should hire a truck/18-wheeler wreck lawyer to ensure that you have someone who knows the law with the knowledge and experience to handle your case.
That is an answer that cannot be given until the completion of your treatment for your injuries.  When an accident victim suffers injuries it is common that the extent of those injuries are unknown for some time after the accident.  A  truck/18-wheeler case cannot be fully excessed without knowing the extent of damages suffered by the victim.  For that reason an assessment of your damages usually occurs after you have completed treatment for your injuries.

The facts and circumstances of every case is different; so the results and amount of compensation recovered for every case is different as well.
Under Louisiana law, you must formally file a Petition for Damages to assert your claim to damages as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident.  Generally, your claim with the insurance company is made within days of your accident in an effort to attempt to settle your claim prior to the one (1) year deadline in which you have to formally file your claim in court.  In the event that your Petition for Damages is not filed in court within one (1) year of your accident.  Your claims and right to pursue compensation for your injuries and damages will be lost.
Accidents involving large commercial trucks can be very complex and really require the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.  You should contact us immediately for a free case evaluation so that you have the option to authorize our firm to begin working immediately on your behalf.  It is also best that you do not make any statements to the insurance company without first consulting regarding your case during a free case evaluation.
  • Truck Driver Fatigue
  • Overweight/Improper Loading
  • Defective Truck Maintenance
  • Distracted Driving
  • Failure to Obey Traffic Rules
  • Unfamiliar and/or Defective Roadways