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Lafayette Truck Accident Attorney

When it comes to investigating the causes of severe 18-wheeler accidents, the complexity involved cannot be overstated. That’s why it is crucial to reach out to an seasoned and experienced Lafayette truck accident lawyer immediately after such a tragic event.

At the law office of Chris Villemarette, Trial Lawyer, located in Lafayette, Louisiana, we specialize in personally handling every aspect of truck accident investigation. Our dedicated firm represents victims and families affected by 18-wheeler accidents across the State of Louisiana.

Causes and Impact of Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

Serious spinal cord and back injuries often result from accidents involving 18-wheelers, cars, or construction and manufacturing work. These incidents can lead to debilitating back injuries, such as slipped or herniated disks.

The most severe consequence of spinal cord damage is paralysis. While paralysis can sometimes be temporary or managed with extensive treatment, individuals with paraplegia or quadriplegia typically require lifelong care. We have resources through the best expert witnesses in the industry who can calculate the cost of the future medical care required of an injured person.

Both truck drivers and their employers bear the responsibility of adhering to state and federal interstate trucking safety regulations. To determine whether these regulations were followed, we conduct a thorough investigation that includes:

  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Reviewing trucking logbooks, weigh station receipts, fuel receipts, and other pertinent evidence
  • Analyzing the police accident report
  • Inspecting the truck itself, both at the scene and elsewhere, to preserve physical damage as crucial evidence
  • Accessing the truck’s “black box,” which records vital information like speed, brake engagement, and applied force during the accident
  • Scrutinizing the driver’s traffic history for any instances of negligence

Since we handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, we only receive payment when you do. This arrangement ensures that we are fully committed to securing the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Aggressively Protecting Your Right to Maximum Compensation

In many cases, trucking companies dispatch their own investigators or insurance adjusters to accident scenes, who may attempt to downplay their driver’s liability. Witness statements may be manipulated, important physical evidence could be lost, faulty parts may be repaired, or black box data might be overwritten. Furthermore, drivers may be sent on long-distance assignments to prevent them from providing crucial statements during ongoing investigations.

I anticipate these challenges and counteract them by conducting extensive due diligence. Unlike other firms that rely on private investigators, I personally visit the accident scene to educate myself and examine evidence so that I know what questions to ask when the time comes. By conducting my own investigation, I am better prepared to vigorously pursue the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.

Schedule a Consultation with our Lafayette Truck Accident Lawyer

Schedule a Consultation with trusted Lafayette’s Truck Accident Investigation Lawyer
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, contact our dedicated attorney, Chris Villemarette, today at 337-232-3100. During a consultation, we will discuss your case in detail and provide the guidance you need to seek justice.

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Family Law

Personal Injury

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