Though we depend on truck drivers to keep our economy functioning and our country running, it’s not uncommon for these drivers to make mistakes. Unfortunately, these mistakes often have drastic consequences, as a standard passenger vehicle is no match for the massive size and weight of a commercial truck. That said, if you were involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler or another type of commercial truck, there is help available. Contact a Monroe, Louisiana truck accident lawyer from Breithaupt, DuBos & Wolleson to learn more about what our legal team can do for you.
Breithaupt, DuBos & Wolleson | Our Truck Accident Lawyer is Here to Help
We understand just how significantly an injury sustained in a truck accident can impact a person and their family. Unfortunately, many people find themselves in situations where they’re critically injured due to the fault of another and they require financial compensation to get their lives back on track. Fortunately, if you’ve been hurt and are reading this, you’ve come to the right place. Reach out to a dedicated Ouachita Parish, Louisiana personal injury lawyer from our firm who can fight for the maximum compensation on your behalf.
Causes of Truck Accidents in Louisiana
Truckers are under a lot of pressure to traverse the country, meet deadlines, and to stay awake and alert at all times. Unfortunately, some truckers can let this pressure get the best of them, and they cause accidents as a result. In other cases, sheer carelessness can contribute to truck accidents. Additionally, sometimes, truckers aren’t the ones responsible for truck accidents at all. Just some of the most common causes of truck accidents that we see are as follows:
- Traveling at excessive speeds
- Taking turns too quickly
- Failing to brake on time
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Truck companies hiring inexperienced or uncertified drivers
- Truck company employees failing to properly load trucks
- Driving while distracted
- Taking wide turns
- Faulty truck parts
- Neglectful truck maintenance
- Failing to account for blind spots
Qualifying for Financial Compensation
If you were involved in a truck accident and sustained a serious injury, you and your truck accident lawyer will have to gather and present evidence to prove that the accident wasn’t your fault. As long as we can prove you were harmed as a result of another party’s negligence, such as a truck driver or a truck company, you should recover financial compensation. Some of the most useful forms of evidence include:
- Footage of the accident
- Driver logbooks
- Pictures of any damage caused by the accident
- Eyewitness statements
- Medical documentation
- “Black box” information
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations is the timeframe in which you must file your injury claim. The statute of limitations in Louisiana, in most cases, is one year, meaning you have one year from the date of your accident to sue. Give us a call or contact us online so we can get started working on your case.
Contact a Louisiana Truck Accident Attorney Today
Truck accidents are devastating, but the road to compensation doesn’t have to be a rough one. Our legal team has over 100 decades of combined experience providing injured clients with steadfast representation, and we’re here to do the same for you, too. Contact Breithaupt, DuBos & Wolleson today to schedule your free initial consultation with our seasoned legal team.