Commercial trucks are a regular sight on the highways of Louisiana. While these large vehicles are an essential part of the state’s economy, they also can cause devastating injuries if they crash into other vehicles.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development1 not only enforces federal regulations that apply to the commercial trucking industry but also set out additional rules for trucks driving within the state. Specifically, the state limits where and when commercial vehicles may travel and how permits are issued for commercial travel. Furthermore, all of the traffic laws in Louisiana apply to all commercial drivers, who may even be subject to stricter laws than other drivers. Unfortunately, many truck drivers or companies violate state and federal law, which often can lead to serious collisions.
Just like any other traffic accident, commercial trucks can collide with other vehicles in different ways. While certain types of collisions can be more deadly than others, all truck accidents have the potential to cause lasting or even fatal injuries. Some examples include:
Many truck accidents happen due to the negligent actions of either the trucking company or the truck driver. Some examples of negligence that can lead to crashes include:
These are only some instances in which negligence can lead to severe truck accidents and injuries. In order to recover for your losses, it is imperative to identify the negligent party and present proof of their careless actions.
After a truck accident, you should always take certain steps to ensure you have the right to financial recovery whenever possible. Specifically, you should do the following after a truck crash:
Truck accident victims are often entitled to substantial compensation for their injuries and losses. However, these cases can be very complicated, so it is critical to have a skilled truck accident lawyer representing your rights so you do not risk losing valuable financial recovery.
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Truck accident cases can be substantially more complicated and can require significantly more resources than other types of motor vehicle accident or personal injury cases. You always want to make sure that any attorney you hire has successfully handled cases that specifically involve large commercial trucks and the trucking industry. Your attorney should have a thorough understanding of trucking industry standards, FMCSA regulations, and truck accident reconstruction methods. At USTA, we focus specifically on truck accident cases and you can rest assured that we have the experience needed to successfully handle your case.GET STARTED
With their legal teams and insurance companies, trucking companies are known for fighting against liability whenever possible. They will often try to strong-arm injured individuals into accepting inadequate settlements by intimidating them with the idea of trial and the resources involved in litigation. Unfortunately, too many attorneys recommend settling cases too early in the process to avoid any further litigation. You need an attorney on your side who is not intimidated by trucking companies and who has the resources and willingness to take your case as far as necessary to obtain the full settlement or award you deserve. The attorneys at USTA will not back down and will do what is needed to fully protect your rights as a truck accident victim.GET STARTED
n order to best know if an attorney is the right one for you, you should meet with them in person or schedule a phone consultation. A positive attorney-client relationship is critical in a successful truck accident case so you should always ensure that you get a good feeling from an attorney before you decide to hire them. You want to stay apprised of new developments in your case and ensure your attorney is not too busy to address your questions or concerns as they arise. At USTA, we provide personalized and committed representation and invite anyone who believes they may have a truck accident claim to call and schedule a free consultation today.GET STARTED