Many people drive on Louisiana roads. Whether a driver is in a city or rural area, they need to abide by the traffic laws to ensure everyone's safety. This is especially true for truck drivers. If semi-trucks or other large vehicles are in accidents with cars, the results can be devastating for the drivers of the cars, which are smaller than large trucks.
There are many truck accidents every year. In 2015, there were 87,000 injury crashes, which was down slightly from 2014, when 88,000 accidents involved injuries. There were also 4,050 fatal accidents involving large trucks, which was a slight increase from 2014, when there were 3,749 fatal accidents. In 2015, there were about 342,000 accidents involving large trucks that only caused property damage.
If someone is the victim of a truck accident, they may have a different life after the accident. Some injuries can be life changing. In addition to figuring out how to live life with the injuries, the person may also have to figure out how they will pay the medical bills and even pay their monthly living expenses.
The victims may be entitled to compensation from the truck driver and their company though, depending on the circumstances. This compensation can at least ease some of the financial problems the victim faces.
Truck accidents occur in Louisiana far more than anyone would like, especially the victims of these accidents. Figuring out how they will move on with life after the accident can be a challenge for them. They may be entitled to compensation for their damages though, which can at least ease the financial concerns. Experienced attorneys understand the devastation of a truck accident and may be able to guide one through it.
Source: FMCAS.DOT.gov, "Large truck and bus crash facts 2015," accessed on June 20, 2017