18 Wheeler Accidents in Louisiana
Southern Louisiana is a major truck route for 18 wheelers and commercial transports carrying products throughout the Gulf Coast region. Highways such as I-10, I-12, and I-49 heading into and out of Lafayette are among the most deadly roads in the southern United States. Christopher Trahan, Attorney at Law, is highly experienced in representing those unfortunate enough to be involved in 18 wheeler accidents in Louisiana.
The sheer size and weight of a multi-ton semi-tractor trailer make the truck difficult to stop and maneuver for even the most experienced truck driver. When a crash occurs with a passenger vehicle, the drivers and passengers of the car or motorcycle are nearly always more seriously injured. When the injury or wrongful death was the result of a truck driver or company negligence, the injustice is devastating. Our truck accident attorneys are here to help make things right.
Why You Need Experienced Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident involving an 18 wheeler, you will be going up against a well-financed freight corporation that will fight aggressively to protect themselves against paying a major settlement. Over-the-road trucking companies often carry their own insurance and have experienced investigators and lawyers who will twist the evidence and present your injuries or loss as insignificant. You certainly don’t want to go in unprepared.
Our truck accident lawyers know how they work and how to counter the arguments they make. We’ve spent decades fighting on behalf of truck accident victims and their families and are happy to discuss your case in a free consultation. Each one is handled on contingency; if we can’t help you recover monetary damages, you won’t pay any attorney fees for our services.
About Our Work
Trucking companies are highly regulated by the federal government under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Regulations cover how many hours a driver may be behind the wheel, stopping procedures, and safety distances in traffic. You benefit the most from truck accident attorneys who know the regulations and have the resources to investigate the evidence of the accidents. This maximizes your potential for compensation.
We have extensive experience in cases involving violations of the FMCSA Act and hold a successful record of helping our clients obtain full and fair compensation from the parties held liable for damages. We’ve secured compensation for victims of truck accidents resulting from:
- Drunk Truck Driver/DUI Driver
- Reckless Truck Driving and Speeding
- Unlicensed/Improperly Trained Truck Driver
- Improper Truck Maintenance
- Unsafe Loads
- Log Book Violations