November was a deadly month in the New Orleans area for truck accidents. Commercial truck accidents claim thousands of lives and injure thousands of people each year in Louisiana and throughout the United States. If you have been injured in a New Orleans truck accident or you have lost a loved one due to a truck accident, the Olinde Firm wants to help. Contact our office for a free case evaluation. Let our attorneys protect your legal rights while you focus on your recovery and your family.
Motorcyclists Die in New Orleans Truck Accident
On November 25, two motorcyclists lost their lives when the driver of an 18-wheeler pulled out in front of them on La. 14 just west of U.S. 90 in Iberia Parish. The driver of the commercial truck was not injured in the New Orleans truck accident. Charges were not immediately filed; however, the accident is still under investigation by law enforcement officers.
Hit-and-Run Claims Truck Driver in Interstate 10 Accident
A New Orleans truck accident caused by a hit-and-run driver claimed the life of the driver of a commercial truck on November 3. The driver of the vehicle that started the chain reaction vehicle crash has been charged with reckless operation of a vehicle, negligent homicide, and hit-and-run.
What Should I Do if I am Injured in a New Orleans Truck Accident?
After being involved in a truck accident our first priority is to seek immediate medical attention. Your health is our top priority; however, we also want to protect your legal rights. The insurance company will do everything in its power to limit its liability in a New Orleans truck accident claim. Therefore, do not discuss the accident with the insurance company, its attorney, or any representatives.
The adjuster may try to obtain a written or recorded statement — do not provide one. The insurance company will use your statement against you later in the case. The adjuster may also request a medical release to verify your injuries. This may sound like a perfectly legitimate request. Do not sign the release. The insurance company wants to obtain all of your medical records to search for prior injuries or conditions it can use to claim your current injuries were not a result of the New Orleans truck accident.
Experienced Truck Accident Injury Lawyers
As soon as possible after a truck accident, contact our office. Truck accidents are complex and require an immediate investigation to identify and preserve key evidence (i.e. the truck’s black box, the driver’s logbook, the actual truck, etc.) so that the evidence is not destroyed or lost. Our New Orleans attorneys have extensive experience investigating truck accidents and obtaining evidence to prove fault on the part of the truck driver, truck company, and other parties.
Talk To A NoLA Truck Accident Lawyer
The New Orleans truck accident attorneys of the Olinde Firm will fight for your right to receive a fair and just settlement. A New Orleans truck accident can change your life and the lives of your family members forever. The damages in a truck accident can be substantial due to the risk of traumatic injuries and fatalities. Do not let the insurance company for the negligent party take advantage of you — hire an experienced NoLA truck accident lawyer to protect your rights.
Call 1-800-587-1889 or contact our office online to schedule a free consultation.