Taking On Big Louisiana and National Trucking CorporationsGiven the sheer size and speed of semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles, the drivers and passengers of smaller vehicles are at great risk of injury when they are involved in a truck accident. Trucking companies and their insurance carriers, however, are most often concerned with their own bottom lines and will attempt to mitigate damages as much as possible.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, you need to know your rights and how to protect them. At Dodson & Hooks, APLC, our truck accident attorneys deal with the insurance adjusters and help you pursue the maximum compensation you deserve. We have extensive experience in litigating truck accidents and have recovered significant verdicts and settlements for our clients throughout Louisiana and Baton Rouge.
Throughout Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner and other areas of Louisiana, especially on I-12 and I-10, truck accidents are far too common. Some of these accidents occur as the result of poor road conditions and hazard work that is being performed on those roads. Currently, a considerable amount of construction is underway in Louisiana, contributing to the dangers on the road for all types of vehicles.
Building a Commercial Vehicle Crash Claim
In addition to representing those hurt in truck accidents, our attorneys represent those harmed in accidents caused by dangerous roadways and construction workers who have been hit by trucks while on the job. Therefore, depending on your individual circumstances, you may have a multiparty claim. For example, we may suggest you sue both the city for the poorly maintained roadway and the tractor-trailer company whose negligent driver caused the crash. Likewise, you might have a workers’ compensation claim in addition to your civil lawsuit.
One of the most frequent causes of a commercial vehicle accident is driver error. Driver error includes:
Driver Error is a Common Cause of Trucking Accidents
- Sleep deprivation
- Distracted driving
- Talking or texting on a cell phone
- Internet surfing
- Prescription or over-the-counter stimulant use
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Unfamiliarity with the roadway
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Driving in extreme weather conditions