Commercial Truck Accidents = Catastrophic Injuries
Accidents involving commercial trucks, vans, 18-wheel haulers and other large vehicles often result in devastating injuries. Drivers of these hulking trucks have limited sight areas and – coupled with high speeds or unsafe loads – can cause an unintentional disaster in the blink of an eye. 18-wheeler accidents occur all too frequently on the highways of Louisiana.
Insurance representatives for these truck companies are quick to appear at the scene of an accident to minimize their liability. Before speaking to an insurance agent, speak with a personal injury attorney experienced with industrial truck accidents. At Joubert Law Firm, APLC, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to represent you following a truck crash. Call 225-424-5399 for a free consultation to learn about our legal services.
Common Causes Of 18-Wheeler Collisions
18-wheelers require their own certification and licensing. It is the responsibility of the trucking company to ensure that everyone they hire has the same commitment to safety and following the rules of the road. This does not always happen. There are myriad reasons and causes for commercial truck collisions. These are some of the more common causes:
- Uneven loads
- Lack of proper training
- Ignoring road rules and laws
- Switching lanes
- Drowsy driving
- Texting and driving
- Driving in dangerous weather
- Driving under the influence of prescriptions or illegal substances
The manufacturer of a defective part on the truck, the truck driver and the truck driving company may be held responsible in part for your injuries. These cases can be complicated and filled with delays and confusing legal jargon. At Joubert Law Firm, APLC, we zealously pursue compensation for our clients. We cannot turn back the clock and return your life to normal after an accident with an 18-wheeler, but we will help you focus on healing and recovery.
We Can Have A Significant Impact On The Outcome Of Your Claim
At Joubert Law Firm, APLC, we are committed to excellence. Since 2001, we have helped our clients achieve multimillion-dollar awards or settlements. During a time when you need to concentrate on getting better, the last thing of your concerns should be managing your legal case. Do not hesitate to speak with us after a collision. Call 225-424-5399 or email us for a free consultation.