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Louisiana truck accidents: Trucker arrested following fatal crash

A young woman in Louisiana recently died in a crash with an 18-wheeler. The truck driver has been arrested and charged for his role in the incident. When fatal truck accidents happen, it is okay for surviving family members of the victims to seek answers and relief.

Unsecured cargo can cause truck accidents

It is not uncommon to see semitrailers on roads all around Louisiana. While this is a good thing for a number of reasons, these massive trucks are also very dangerous around which to drive. Truck accidents happen all too often, and sometimes the reasons that they happen are quite surprising.

Louisiana truck accidents: Semitrailer plows into several cars

Near the end of September, a semitrailer was traveling on Interstate 10 in Louisiana when it plowed into three cars. Several people were injured in the wreck. As is true for all truck accidents, this incident is being investigated by law enforcement officials.

Louisiana truck accidents: Dump truck accident injures 1

A Louisiana man recently required immediate medical attention following an accident involving a dump truck and a portable toilet. This incident occurred at the Louis Armstrong International Airport where there is currently construction of a new terminal underway. The injuries suffered by the victim are said to be quite severe, which is on par for truck accidents.

Who can be held liable after a trucking accident?

Now that Labor Day weekend is behind us, it may seem that traffic levels will return to normal as most people return to their everyday lives. However, interstate commerce doesn’t stop because the holiday is over, and semi-trucks will continue to rumble across Louisiana highways. Because of this, the dangers stemming from semis also still real.

What causes truck accidents in Louisiana?


There are many trucks that travel throughout Louisiana bringing goods of all kinds to the state or out of the state to other states for sale. Trucking is a business, and for the drivers it is their job and also their livelihood. They are professional drivers and in general do their job well. However, they are also human. They make mistakes while driving, and accidents occur. Unfortunately, when they make these mistakes, the consequences can be devastating for others on the road.

Protecting victims' rights after a truck accident


People rarely have a road to themselves in Louisiana. There are many other drivers on the roads at any given time and many different types of vehicles as well. Some of these vehicles are bigger than others. Semi-trucks tend to be some of the biggest vehicles on the road and, as a result, they also can cause some of the worst accidents as well. Given their size, especially compared to the other cars and trucks on the road, they can completely destroy those vehicles and cause catastrophic injuries to the people in those vehicles.

Ensuring that truck drivers are fit to drive in a safe manner


There are many reasons that people drive on the roads in Louisiana. There are also many different types of vehicles that drive on the roads. Individuals often drive cars, pickup trucks, SUVs and motorcycles to get to their various destinations. There are also many professions that use the roads every day. These include delivery drivers, emergency vehicles such as police cars, ambulances and fire trucks and semi-trucks.

Truck driver inspection reports to ensure truck working properly


People drive on Louisiana roads every day for a variety of reasons. People drive to get to and from work, but people drive to go to stores, to get groceries and run other errands, to see friends and family, for entertainment and many other reasons. One of these other reasons is to actually work. There are many people who drive for a living. Many of these people drive semi-trucks and transport goods from one location to another.

Thousands of truck accidents occur every year


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.

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