Need a lawyer for a truck accident? Russell Law Firm is here to help.
You pay nothing unless we win!
You pay nothing unless we win!
Selecting a lawyer for a truck accident injury claim is no small matter. Injuries from truck accidents are often shocking and sometimes lethal. The damage that can result from a collision with a vehicle that may weigh as much as forty tons can be horrifying and often comes with enormous property damage and medical costs.
If you or someone close to you was harmed in a collision that was caused by another party’s negligence, our knowledgeable and experienced big rig accident attorneys in Baton Rouge at the Russell Law Firm can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
Call the firm today for reliable representation: (225) 307-0088!
An important part of being an outstanding truck accident lawyer is understanding the intricacies and fine points of trucking companies and their insurers. These firms typically carry as much as $1 million in liability insurance for their drivers.
However, the insurance companies and their well-paid attorneys want to withhold as much compensation as they can under the law; it’s their job to save their employers’ as much money as possible. That’s why you need a Baton Rouge Truck accident lawyer who will stand up to the big companies and even the score on your behalf.
The trucking industry is highly regulated by the federal government because of the danger that it poses to other cars on the road. Everything from the maximum driving time to the weight and size of a truck is regulated. Parties who fail to abide by these rules can be held liable for any injuries caused.
It’s imperative that you reach out to a Baton Rouge truck accident lawyer as soon as you can in the wake of being injured in an accident. Legally speaking, you have only 1 year from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the truck driver, truck owner, the insurer of the truck, or anyone held who could be help liable for the harm done to you.
After a year goes by, you will be unable to pursue a claim. The legal team representing the party who caused the accident will try their best to delay your claim, making it extremely important that you call our firm after an accident so we can begin the legal process of working to recover compensation right away.
Although none of us want to be included in the next round of 18-wheeler accident statistics, if it does happen, it is important to be aware of the steps that should be immediately taken to protect your rights. Those steps include:
Taking these steps are important to protecting your rights. After an 18-wheeler accident, critical evidence is quickly lost by highway workers clearing the scene and the 18-wheeler company.
If you gather the evidence listed above and immediately contact a truck accident attorney, he/she will be able to use the evidence you gathered and immediately send a letter to the appropriate individuals demanding that they preserve and make available all evidence related to the accident. He can also use the evidence to evaluate certain aspects of your claim like fault and damages.
The Federal Government regulates the trucking industry to limit the hazard commercial trucks present to other vehicles. Vehicle maintenance, the size, and weight of a truck, as well as the weight of cargo, are monitored. So is the time a driver spends behind the wheel.
However, these regulations are not always followed. When this happens, these companies may be held at fault for injuries or damages resulting from their negligence. An aggressive 18 wheeler accident lawyer will fight to use every available avenue to determine the full liability that should be placed on the company- not the victim(s).
While most people realize the value of a good attorney, the Russell Law Firm is well aware that the cost of putting a lawyer on retainer is beyond the means of many – and that’s even truer following a severe accident. We work on a contingency fee basis.
Simply put, that means we earn no money from our work until our clients are paid; either through judgment from the court or through a successful settlement. There is no need to put up any money before we begin your case and all initial consultations with prospective clients are free.
Our roots as a law firm go back to the experience of Danny Russell who, as a college-aged accident victim, received an amount he would later learn was a small fraction of the amount of money he was actually entitled to. Our job is to make sure people who suffer as a result of negligence get the financial compensation they need to get their lives back on track after an injury or the loss of a loved one.
The Russell Law Firm encourages victims of trucking accidents to visit us for a free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll explore your case to see what the possibilities are in your situation and go from there. To get started, contact us today at 225-307-0088 or through our contact page.