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Override truck accidents occur when the front of an 18-wheeler or big-rig crashes into another vehicle and rides over that vehicle’s roof. The nature of this type of accident is similar to a rear-end crash, but the sheer size of these trucks makes these wrecks all the more devastating. Victims often sustain serious and debilitating injuries and, in some cases, these injuries result in death.
If you or a loved one was hurt in an override accident or any other type of truck accident, it’s important that you call an experienced personal injury attorney right away to handle your case. Retaining an attorney at the onset of your case can ensure that your claim is properly represented and that no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of fair and just compensation.
Why Do Override Accidents Occur?
Any collision with a truck accident can result in serious and even catastrophic injuries. A big-rig has the power to crush a passenger vehicle, such as a car or motorcycle, or even a pedestrian. As a result, the injuries in these accidents can range from traumatic brain injuries—which may be caused by the roof of the car becoming crushed—to fractures, internal organ damage, and back injuries.
Override accidents may be caused by the following:
- Tire blowouts
- Reckless driving
- Traffic violations
- Driver fatigue
- Poor weather conditions
Regardless of what caused the crash, you need an attorney who understands how to evaluate the full extent and lifetime cost of your injuries, as well as how to pursue the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive.
Like any other truck accident, override accidents typically lead to life-altering consequences for victims and their families. As a result of the crash, you may be facing serious physical, emotional, and financial burdens. You should not have to shoulder these burdens alone.
Our firm can help you seek compensation for all of your damages, including but not limited to:
- Immediate medical treatment
- Ongoing medical rehabilitation and care
- Prescription medications
- Future medical expenses
- Medical equipment, such as a wheelchair
- Modifications to your home (ramps, etc.)
- Lost income/wages, including future lost wages
- Reduced or lost earning capacity (disability)
- Loss of enjoyment/loss of life quality
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress
- Property damage, including vehicle repair costs
- Punitive damages (in some cases)
Our firm understands the immense impact override accidents have, both on victims and their loved ones. If your family member was killed in a truck accident, we can help you seek damages by bringing a wrongful death lawsuit against the liable person/party.
Why Choose Us?
The Voorhies Law Firm is an award-winning team of New Orleans truck accident lawyers who know what it takes obtain successful case outcomes. Our extensive experience in many areas of personal injury law, especially in serious and catastrophic cases, makes us one of the premier law firms in the area. If you have been injured, we urge you to give us a call to discuss your truck accident case as soon as possible. We can fight for you to help you get the maximum recovery possible.
“I was very satisfied with how my case was handled.”- R. B. Stravinsky
“I would highly recommend The Voorhies Law Firm.”- J. Fitzgerald
“The staff kept me up to date with every situation and always called to let me know how the process was going.”- S. Roland