Choosing the right attorney makes all the difference in a personal injury case!
There are hundreds, if not thousands of personal injury attorneys. However, personal injury attorneys are not all the same. Each law firm has different goals as a business, and the strategies they use in their cases are aligned. Choosing a small firm with values that align with your personal goals for your case will give your case the attention and time it needs to get you the best possible outcome.
No Upfront Fees
On Our Cases
With Our Office
No Upfront Fees
On Our Cases
With Our Office
Truck Accidents and the Court
If you are involved in a truck accident, it isn’t enough to just claim that the trucking company or the truck driver was at fault. Instead, you have to gather and present plenty of evidence to prove it was these parties that acted negligently. In many cases, collecting evidence after a trucking accident is much more difficult than in a typical passenger accident case. Due to this, one of the best things you can do is hire a New Orleans attorney for help. Also, knowing what types of evidence are needed to help prove your case is beneficial.
The Truck’s “Black Box”
When a plane crash occurs, the authorities are focused on finding the aircraft’s “black box.” This is because the information in the box can help them figure out the cause of an accident. All commercial trucks are also equipped with these black boxes. They are accommodating after an accident. A “black box” is actually an event data recorder, which records information such as the operational functions, braking and speed of the truck when the accident occurred. The information contained in this box can show if a truck driver did not brake or if they were speeding right before the crash. Information in the black box is data lawyers in New Orleans can use to prove the driver of the truck acted negligently.
Some trucking companies now install dashboard cameras in all the trucks in their fleet. Some cameras face toward the road and out in front of the truck, which provides evidence that your New Orleans attorney can use to prove your case. For example, these cameras can let your attorney know if the driver was tailgating, swerving, slamming on the brakes or making unsafe lane changes. These can all be an indication of distracted driving, the driver falling asleep or even if they were intoxicated while behind the wheel.
Records and Logbooks
Law requires that truck drivers, as well as other company employees, make and maintain careful records regarding a number of important issues. Some records that may prove to be helpful to the New Orleans law firm handling your injury case include:
- Delivery schedules
- Inspection and maintenance records
- Logbooks showing the days and hours the driver worked
- Accident history and driving records of the truck drivers
- Records from dispatchers
Your attorney will be able to use the information recorded in these documents to prove the driver was at fault, which can help you recover a fair amount of compensation.
How to Handle a Trucking Accident
Don’t wait to contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Our professional New Orleans attorneys can investigate your case and determine the right course of action to help you recover compensation. You can contact our injury lawyers today. Don’t wait to take action. Your bills and expenses are only going to get worse as time passes.
Awards & Honors
Attorney Brent Cueria founded the Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. located in New Orleans, in order to focus on the representation of injured individuals, where his true passion is. Mr. Cueria uses his past experience to diligently advocate for the injured and disabled clients he now represents against the insurance companies.
Jones Act Seaman Injured in Oil Spill
Jones Act Seaman Orthopedic Injury
Passenger in Truck Crash Trial
Tractor Trailer Injury
Automobile Accident Settlement
Hotel Premises Liability Settlement
Positive Client Reviews
Talk to an Injury Attorney in
NEW ORLEANS for FREE
There are many factors that can affect the outcome of your case, but time is often the most important. Call Cueria Law Firm today to speak to an attorney about your claim, and get started on the path to physical, emotional and financial recovery.
The team at Cueria Law Firm is here to assist you in all steps of your case - setting up doctor's appointments, starting an insurance claim, requesting a rental car, and more. We understand life after an accident can be overwhelming, but you aren't going through it alone.