Truck Accident Lawyers Serving New Orleans and All Louisiana
18 wheelers are everywhere. It is rare that you drive on any stretch of interstate or highway that you don’t see 18 wheelers and other commercial trucks. 18 wheelers dominate the interstates and highways because of their size. Because of a truck’s size and weight, accidents with 18 wheelers can lead to serious personal injuries such as brain injuries, burn injuries, neck and back injuries, and sometimes wrongful death.
“In 2012, there were 3,921 people killed and 104,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks.” – U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Trucking companies and their insurance companies react quickly after an accident. Trucking company attorneys often have an accident investigation team on the scene immediately after an 18 wheeler accident to prepare a defense against your trucking accident injury claim. Sometimes 18 wheeler drivers even carry a camera or an accident kit in their truck so they can start taking photos and writing down witness information as soon as the trucking accident occurs.
Physical evidence from an 18 wheeler trucking accident such as skid marks, yaw marks, scuffs, and debris can begin to disappear within hours of a trucking accident. Weather and cars and trucks driving along that same stretch of road will cause evidence to fade and disappear.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a trucking accident with an 18 wheeler, you need to contact a qualified lawyer who understands what needs to be done after a trucking accident to secure your rights and stand up against the powerful trucking industry. Our trucking accident lawyers will work with experts and investigators to preserve and document the available evidence.
If you have been injured in an 18 wheeler trucking accident, learn about your legal rights from an experienced Louisiana truck accident lawyer by calling 504-581-4892 or by filling out our free, no obligation case review form.Laws & Regulations
May 14, 2014
18 wheeler trucking accidents are often more complicated than other car crash cases because there are specific trucking regulations that 18 wheeler trucking companies must follow. Trucking rules are contained in the Federal Motor Carrier and Safety Regulations (FMCSR). The FMCSR are the minimum safety standards that all 18 wheeler trucks and trucking companies must […]