Near the end of May, a box truck driver struck a pedestrian in Metairie. Louisiana State Police responded to the scene and found the victim had suffered fatal injuries. Following truck accidents like this one, the surviving family members of the victims may be entitled to pursue compensation for their losses by filing civil claims against all parties who may be deemed legally responsible -- such as the driver and his or her employer, among others.
Louisiana drivers are used to sharing the road with commercial haulers, but it doesn't mean they like it. Driving next to these massive machines can be terrifying, particularly when cargo looks to be poorly secured. Sadly, car and truck accidents have occurred due to falling cargo, leaving victims injured or worse.
Louisiana residents see their fair share of commercial trucks on their roads every single day. They also see the drivers of these trucks using their cellphones. If such behavior results in truck accidents, the victims of these events or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may seek relief for their losses through legal means.
A train struck a semitrailer in Louisiana recently, killing one and leaving several others injured. This incident occurred in the afternoon of Oct. 10, in Amite. The truck driver died in the crash. Following truck accidents like this, victims may seek compensation for their losses by filing civil claims against all parties who may be held responsible.
When putting a child on a school bus, one believes that he or she is safe and will make it to school without issue. Sadly, for a few parents in Louisiana recently, their kids' bus ride ended up being anything but safe due to the actions of a truck driver. When truck accidents happen, the damage done can be quite severe. Luckily, this event did not turn out as badly as it could have.
Anyone who owns a personal vehicle knows that maintenance is key to keeping it running and safe. This is true for commercial vehicles as well. Unfortunately, numerous truck accidents that happen in Louisiana and elsewhere are the result of improper maintenance.
Louisiana State Police are in the process of investigating a crash involving a box truck and three cars. This incident occurred in the Rapides Parish area on Highway 28. When truck accidents occur, victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may have legal recourse.
You've read about them and seen them, but you never expected to be in one yourself. Truck accidents involving big commercial haulers happen all too often on Louisiana roads. This time, you are the victim of such an accident and the injuries it left you with will likely affect you for the rest of your life. What can you do?
Louisiana State Police are in the process of investigating a chain reaction crash that left four people dead and many more with injuries. This event is said to have involved two semitrailers and eight passenger cars. As is true for most truck accidents, this collision is one that has far-reaching consequences.
Every year, there are those in Louisiana who are either hurt or killed in accidents with commercial trucks. The damages suffered by victims or their surviving family members can be quite extreme. Here are a few things that those negatively affected by truck accidents need to know.