Anyone who drives on Louisiana highways is used to the sight of big tractor-trailer trucks towering over their vehicle. A lot of drivers are intimidated around these big rigs and with good reason. The huge size and weight of these trucks makes them extremely dangerous in an accident. When a semi truck is involved in an accident with a car, SUV or pickup truck, the results often include death or serious injury for those in the smaller vehicle.
Semi truck crash cases are often more complex and challenging than other motor vehicle accident cases. Semi trucks and their drivers must be in compliance with a number of federal and state regulations before going out on the road. These regulations govern everything from how many hours a trucker can be on the road, to inspection and maintenance of brake systems, tires, cargo loading and lights. In many cases a thorough investigation will uncover trucking log discrepancies, hours of service violations or maintenance and inspection violations.
Trucking companies and their insurers often have deep pockets and will spend a lot of money defending a case. At the Gaar Law Firm we have the resources and experience to level the playing field and take them on.
Those who are injured in a tractor-trailer crash, and the families of those who are killed, deserve answers and compensation for their losses. At the Gaar Law Firm we are committed to fighting for those whose lives have been turned upside down by a negligent truck driver or truck company.
For more information on how we can help truck accident victims, please visit our Lafayette Truck Accident Lawyers webpage.