Many people believe that all motor vehicle accidents are the same. In some ways, this is true – they can all result in property damage, physical injuries and fatalities, or even all of the above. However, there are also many differences between certain types of collisions, such as car accidents and trucking accidents, which an experienced accident lawyer in New Orleans with The Lambert Firm can help explain.
As a firm practicing in the areas of personal injury and auto accident law, we provide our clients with critical insights into the type of lawsuit appropriate to file against the people or companies behind their accidents. When injuries and damages were caused by an individual in his personal capacity, we often advise clients to consider filing a car accident claim. Car accident claims are specifically designed to address common road accidents, such as collisions between cars and pedestrians hit by cars. This type of lawsuit can ensure that victims get the needed medical assistance and compensation from those responsible.
However, when accidents involve 18 wheelers, especially those that are owned and operated by businesses, we would first conduct a thorough study of your case as it would most likely result in the filing of a trucking accident claim. Trucking accident claims are more complex than car accidents as larger vehicles can inflict greater damage and more serious injuries, and there may be more than one liable party. Moreover, truck drivers and companies that rely on trucks for their businesses are under stricter regulation and scrutiny per state and federal laws.
For successful trucking accident cases, it is also normal to see juries awarding punitive damages to victims on top of actual damage compensation, unlike in car accident lawsuits. Punitive damages are awarded to ensure that the defendants (individuals and companies alike) learn their lesson and take the necessary diligence to prevent similar accidents from happening in the future.
If you’re not sure whether you have a claim, or what type of vehicular accident claim you should file, look for more information on our website and get in touch with a qualified New Orleans personal injury lawyer from The Lambert Firm. We would be happy to offer you a more detailed discussion of auto