Serving South Louisiana Victims of Truck Accidents
At any given time, thousands of semi-trucks are in operation on Louisiana roadways, ferrying products, materials and goods from one location to another. Despite their key role in the economy, semi-trucks do present some danger to others on the roadway, especially when the driver or trucking company fails to adhere to laws and regulations governing the safe operation of their vehicles.
At Andress | Inzina, we represent victims who have been injured or lost a loved one in truck accidents. We have 15 years of experience defending trucking companies, and have handled numerous 18-wheerl accidents on behalf of victims.
Due to our extensive experience, we are well-versed in complexities associated with commercial truck accidents. This insight allows us to provide you with assertive, supportive representation no matter what factors were involved in your truck accident:
- Impaired operators
- Driver fatigue
- Mechanical failure
- Overweight or unstable loads
- Distracted driving
- Untrained drivers
- Improper operation
We Understand the Complexities Associated With Truck Accidents
Commercial trucking accidents, especially those involving semi-trucks (also called big rigs and 18-wheelers), take on added complexities when compared to car crashes.
When seeking compensation for losses sustained in a truck accident, you must consider several key issues, including:
- Laws: The laws and regulations governing commercial vehicles and their operators are different from those covering private vehicles and drivers. For example, federal laws limit the number of hours a truck driver can operate their vehicle without a set rest period. Laws also govern the maintenance and upkeep of commercial vehicles and semi-trucks. Drivers or trucking companies may be held liable for losses and punitive damages if an accident occurs as a result of a failure to adhere to these laws and regulations.
- Complex liability: Unlike car accidents where a single negligent driver often holds the bulk of liability, truck accidents often involve multiple parties who may be responsible for the financial damages resulting from a victim’s injuries. The driver, the trucking company that employs them, the company that services the truck and the insurance providers that cover either business all may hold some level of liability for your losses. Identifying all potentially liable parties and clearly demonstrating their negligence is key to a successful resolution.
Understanding these complexities and how to manage them is vital to the favorable resolution of your case.
Discuss Your Truck Accident Injury Concerns During a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck or commercial vehicle, our personal injury attorneys here at Andress | Inzina can help. We offer the detailed advice you need to understand your legal rights, the aggressive representation you need to exercise them, and the supportive client service to make the process more manageable.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our South Louisiana truck accident lawyers, contact us online or call one of our office locations.