After an 18 wheeler accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve!
Among the most dangerous types of automobile collisions are those involving 18 wheeler tractor trailers or other commercial vehicles, due in large part to the sheer force and size that is typically associated with 18 wheeler commercial trucks.
If you've been injured due to this kind of accident, you don't have to deal with the suffering and consequences alone.
Our team at The Voorhies Law Firm has been assisting the community for several years, and we have been successful in recovering millions of dollars for our clients. We provide the counsel you need as you navigate through the complex world of insurance agencies. Whatever pain or injuries you may incur, a New Orleans truck accident lawyer from our firm will work tirelessly on your behalf to seek a positive outcome.
Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents:
Louisiana citizens are left each year with long-term, debilitating injuries that are the result of commercial truck driver neglect. With several interstates running throughout Louisiana, the citizens of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lake Charles, and Lafayette must deal with dangerous roadway conditions as a result of negligent commercial trucking traffic.
Trucking accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to:
- Driver fatigue
- Inadequate driver training
- Poorly maintained trucks
- Lack of attention to blind spots
- Exceeding the cargo safety limits
- Drug and alcohol usage
It is unfortunate for Louisiana citizens that many times employers of negligent 18 wheeler truck drivers are unwilling to accept liability for their drivers' errors. Litigation may, therefore, become necessary in order to obtain adequate compensation for the injured party. Likewise, it may also become necessary to bring suit against not only the trucking company but also the other parties who may have been involved in preparing, inspecting, and/or loading the 18 wheeler.
Typically, commercial truck accidents involve multiple parties and insurance agencies, which can lead to complex litigation. Also, because many truck drivers do not live in Louisiana, it is becoming increasingly common for these cases to be settled in a federal court. In addition, DOTD regulations can often come into play when handling litigation stemming from the alleged negligence of commercial truck drivers, thus requiring a specialized understanding of the regulations involved.
To arrange your free case evaluation, contact the Voorhies Law Firm today.
Because of the complicated nature of these truck accidents, you will need someone who will act as an advocate in the face of immense difficulty. Our firm can provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the state's legal system and, in turn, can give your case a serious advantage against your opponents.