New Orleans Truck Accident FAQ

Coming into contact with an 18-wheeler is sure to be traumatizing, and if someone else’s reckless conduct is the cause of this collision, you may be able to pursue a civil claim against them for full compensation of your losses.

However, before you decide to move forward with your case, you might have a few questions you’ll need answered. For this reason, we have addressed some of the most commonly asked questions our clients have had regarding their trucking accident claims as you read on.

Will I have to go to court if I file a lawsuit?

It is quite possible that your claim will need to go to court if you hope to obtain maximum repayment of your losses. But that doesn’t mean it will be necessary.

Successfully negotiating with the insurance company is the best way to get out of having to court to court, but we will be prepared to do whatever we have to in order to obtain the compensation you’re entitled to, even if that means bringing your case to court.

How much is my claim worth?

Your lawyer will figure out the value of your claim by reviewing your financial losses in great detail, and then adding them to the calculated value of your non-economic damages. These refer to losses that have had an impact on your life as a whole.

Who is going to pay if we win?

Whomever our investigation uncovers as the liable party will be responsible for paying out on your claim. This might include the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD), cargo loaders, safety inspectors, the truck driver, the owner of the tractor-trailer, and even the company who employs the trucker.

Speak with a Truck Accident Lawyer in New Orleans

After a collision with a tractor-trailer, there are more than likely several other questions on your mind. To get a clearer idea of your options for financial recovery, get help from an experienced New Orleans truck accident lawyer at the Law Office of Braud & Gallagher.

We provide free claim reviews to injury victims across New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. To schedule yours, just contact our office at 1-800-256-5674 or through the quick contact form below.