In Louisiana, the statute of limitations (also known as the prescriptive period) to file a lawsuit for car and truck accidents is one year from the date of the injury or damage sustained. This means that if a lawsuit is not properly filed within that period, the injured person’s claims are no longer valid.
To be clear, filing an insurance claim with a big truck’s insurance company following a wreck is NOT the same as filing a lawsuit. An insurance claim is the process of notifying the at-fault insurance company of the wreck and your damages and injuries and pursuing compensation for those injuries. Filing an insurance claim does not require filing a lawsuit if the claim can be resolved within that year period discussed above. Sometimes, if a claim cannot be resolved, a lawsuit must be filed to preserve and pursue our client’s claims.
Have You Been Injured In A Covington Area Truck Accident?
If you've been hurt in a semi-truck or large vehicle accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.