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Trucking Accidents

Under Louisiana law, the operator of a heavy vehicle hired to transport cargo over our roads and highways must hold a commercial drivers license. The law imposes a higher standard of care on these commercial truck drivers as a result of the harmful consequences associated with 18-wheeler collisions. Despite the extra care that should be taken to avoid collisions, 18-wheelers are frequently at fault for the tragic loss of life and/or disabling personal injuries.

Some common injuries suffered in trucking cases include:
  • Burns
  • Spine injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Head trauma
  • Concussion / brain injury
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts / lacerations
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of function (disability)

Commercial trucks, due to their weight and the energy transferred upon impact (force of collision), frequently cause substantial damages and severe injuries. The trucking industry and commercial truck drivers who cause such harm must be held fully accountable for their actions.

For the victims of 18-wheeler collisions, Anderson, Dozier, Blanda & Saltzman provides a thorough investigation of the circumstances that contributed to the collision. We are familiar with the special duty the law imposes on commercial truck drivers, such as his duty to maintain a credible time/trip log, to maintain all equipment of the truck/trailer in good working order, DOTD regulations, and the heightened duty of driving the 18-wheeler in a safe manner under the existing circumstances.

Our attorneys are familiar with the specific laws that apply to the commercial trucking industry. When our attorneys are retained to represent the victims of a 18-wheeler collision, we act immediately to gather all available evidence, providing the opportunity for the injured to receive necessary medical treatment and retain the best experts.

In the cases we are handling, the truck drivers are at fault for the collision due to a variety of reasons. The most common are truck driver time/distance violations, lack of rest or sleep, speeding, failure to maintain truck or other equipment in a good working condition, use of drugs/alcohol, abuse of over-the-counter drugs, abuse of prescription drugs, inadequate training, failure to follow safe operations manual, and failure to pay attention to slower traffic.

If you have been victimized by fault of a commercial truck driver, then contact us to protect your rights.

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