Many Louisiana residents have suffered serious physical, emotional and financial trauma following accidents involving semitrailers or other types of commercial trucks. When truck accidents happen, victims may feel alone and lost. They may feel they may never recover, in one way or another. If you've found yourself in such a situation and are struggling to get the help you need so that you can move forward, an experienced personal injury attorney may be able to assist you.
Most employed people in Louisiana are only allowed to work so many hours at a time or in a given week. This is certainly true for truck drivers. Regulations have been put in place to help prevent fatigue-related truck accidents. Unfortunately, some find that drivers involved in collisions have failed to comply with these regulations.
Louisiana residents who have been injured or lost loved ones in collisions with commercial trucks may want to quickly settle with insurance companies in order to get some level of payment and just move on. However, the funds offered in insurance settlements may really be insufficient in the long run. The simple truth is, damages resulting from truck accidents can be extremely costly, and insurance providers are looking out for their bottom line -- not the needs of the victim or his or her family.
Police in Louisiana are looking for the semitrailer driver who caused an accident that left a woman injured. This incident occurred in mid-December in the Shreveport area. According to state laws, those responsible for truck accidents may be responsible for the losses suffered by the victims.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.