Truck accidents can have devastating consequences, but victims need legal help to avoid being victimized twice.
When you’re up against the trucking industry and insurers, our truck accident lawyers are there to help you win the settlement you deserve.
The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy in Lafayette, LA, have won millions for injured clients.
You Can Afford a Top Lawyer
Don’t assume you can’t afford one of the top personal injury lawyers in Louisiana. The truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy in Lafayette work on a contingency basis, which means you won’t owe a dime unless our legal team wins compensation. Request a free, no-obligation consultation to understand your options after an accident with a commercial vehicle.
Truck Accidents Can Lead to Serious Injury
A loaded 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. The huge size of commercial trucks, especially compared to regular cars, means that truck-related accidents have a high potential for severe injury. Truck accident injuries can include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Broken bones
Have You Been In a Large Truck Crash? Request a Free Consultation
Trucking accidents leave a trail of wreckage long after the roadway has been cleared of debris. Due to the massive size and weight of commercial trucks, serious injuries and wrongful deaths are common aftermaths. Picking up the pieces of your life can be overwhelming. When car accidents or collisions with commercial trucks upend their lives, generations of Louisianans have depended on the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy in Lafayette to set things right.
In addition to providing legal guidance to truck accident victims, our attorneys offer peace of mind. We deal with the insurance companies and make sure all your legal documents are prepared and filed on time. We'll keep you informed about your case and are available to answer your questions at night, on weekends, and even on holidays.
If a trucking accident has led to serious injuries or wrongful death, request an initial consultation with our truck accident attorneys. They will review the details of your case and explain your options in seeking compensation from a truck driver or trucking company.
Serving Lafayette, New Iberia, and Surrounding Parishes
Establishing the Facts in a Truck Accident To Prove Liability
Time is of the essence in a truck accident. Our personal injury lawyers will go to work immediately to establish the facts and prove liability. We will:
- Investigate the accident
- Collect physical evidence
- Identify all the parties involved
- Interview witnesses
- Deal with insurance companies
- File legal documents
- Prepare for trial
A semi-truck driver may be determined liable for the accident if they were speeding, distracted, or failed to adequately inspect the truck. The trucking company may be liable if it cut corners on safety or pushed the driver to meet unreasonable deadlines. A parts manufacturer may be liable for a failed or defective component. Local or state governments may be liable if road conditions, such as broken pavement, contributed to an accident. In any case, our truck accident attorneys will uncover the facts so the responsible parties can be held accountable.
Honest, straight forward attorney that explained everything about the legal process concerning my case. I never felt pressured to accept any offer that was made on my case, I was allowed to decide what I would accept. If I ever needed an attorney again, he would be the one I would choose. I trust him so much I have recommended him to others that I know.View on Google
Richard is a fantastic attorney! He and his staff were incredible about keeping me well informed about my case and making sure that I got the absolute best settlement possible.View on Google
Why You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer
You Can't Trust Insurance Companies
Victims of truck accidents deserve compensation, but they will likely need legal help to get the other side to offer a fair settlement. The job of insurance companies is to pay out as little as possible in a truck crash. It's not their problem that you are facing a mountain of medical bills, property damage, or lost wages. Trucking and insurance companies have years of experience dealing with accident victims and dodging big insurance payouts. You need a lawyer in your corner who knows their tactics and can win a fair settlement.
Truck Accidents Involve Multiple Parties
Accidents involving commercial vehicles are more complex than car accidents simply due to all the parties involved beyond the truck driver. Was a trucking company negligent in maintaining the vehicle? Did their driver lack safety training? Is a parts manufacturer liable for faulty equipment on a large truck? Perhaps a cargo company loaded the truck wrong, which allowed the cargo to shift or roll off the truck. Our attorneys will pursue every avenue to determine who can be held liable in a truck accident case.
We're Prepared for a Trial
The Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy prepare each case as if we are going to trial. This signals to insurance companies that we will do whatever it takes to see that you get the compensation you deserve. Our clients often need payments for their current and also future losses, including ongoing medical costs, pain and suffering, or diminished wages due to physical injuries. When insurers know we are prepared to force a trial, we often are able to settle out of court with compensation that is fair.
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"After speaking with Mr. Kennedy, we formulated a plan to go forward...first, he had me evaluated to make sure the problems I was having were not the result of some other causes. Then, they investigated all aspects. Always keeping me informed along the way. They make sure you fully comprehend everything and take the time to answer questions and concerns. They are also protective of you, not just during depositions but the entire process. You feel like you are family and that they have your best interests in the forefront." Michelle Rochon, 2013