Truck Accidents in New Orleans
Your New Orleans Truck Accident Lawyers
Trucks accidents can lead to devastating and life-altering injuries. Due
to the size and weight of 18 wheeler trucks, an accident with one of these
vehicles can be severe. Tractor trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds,
and can cause significant damage when crashing into smaller vehicles.
Adding to the problem is that many truck accidents involve collisions
with multiple other vehicles.
Often times the police reports for truck accidents can be over twenty pages
long and will contain conflicting accounts from each driver as to how
the accident occurred. This can lead to confusion and disagreements between
insurance companies regarding who is at fault for causing the accident,
and who is responsible for compensating the injured parties.
Truck accidents may be caused by the following:
- Driver fatigue
- Faulty truck maintenance
- Overloading, unsecured, or shifting loads
- Violations of state or federal trucking laws
Why do I need an attorney to handle my truck accident?
Most trucking companies have corporate defense lawyers on retainer due
to the inevitability of accidents on the road. These attorneys are skilled
in defending truck drivers and their employers and will work hard to undermine
your claim as these lawyers are employed in order to protect the financial
interests of the trucking company. In order to protect your claim, you
will need your own New Orleans truck accident attorney.
An effective truck accident lawyer will conduct discovery to determine
whether the driver was responsible for the incident–potentially
owning you compensation. The driver may have been on the road longer than
he should have been, or failed to follow all the guidelines for securing cargo.
No matter what the cause, our attorney is dedicated to building the strongest
case possible for our clients.
Contact our New Orleans injury lawyer today and we will begin to review your truck accident case.