COMMERCIAL TRUCKS/ 18 WHEELER ACCIDENTS

Common Causes For Truck Accidents With Injury?

The most common causes for tractor trailer accidents:

  • Malfunctioning equipment 

  • Driver error 

  • Speeding

  • Alcohol or drug use

  • Improper training

  • Distracted driver

  • Improper lane change

  • Failure to see other vehicles

  • Blind spots

  • Driver fatigue

  • Failing to follow the rules/ training

Who Is Responsible In A Truck Accident?

We work hard to determine who is responsible for a commercial vehicle accident.  More than one person or party could be liable.

  • Commercial Truck Drivers - the truck driver may be liable for negligence. Maybe the accident was the result of drug use or alcohol. Maybe the accident was the result of long hours on a single trip, night driving or as a result of a medical health issue. Maybe the truck driver was simply careless.

  • Truck Manufacturer - the semi-truck could be defective thereby causing the accident. There have been known incidents of pieces of the truck itself becoming detached and falling off causing a vehicle behind it to strike the debris.

  • Equipment Manufacturer - sometimes cargo will fall from a truck causing an accident to vehicles behind it.  Many times this is due to improper restraining of the cargo or defect equipment holding the load in place. 

  • Someone who hires the driver - Companies who hire contract truck drivers might try to cut corners, avoid  inspections and hire unqualified drivers.

  • The Trucking Company - the trucking company is responsible for inspecting the semi-truck, checking the engine and equipment, and verifying that the tires are safe for driving.

Getting Legal Help from an 18 Wheeler Accident Attorney

If you have been hurt in anyone of these accidents, it is important to hire a semi truck accident lawyer.  You should contact an experienced truck accident lawyer regarding truck accident claims and truck accident lawsuits while still at the accident scene if possible. Many times the trucking company will send a representative to the scene to immediately begin assessing the accident.  You need a truck accident attorney to do the same for you. The legal professionals at Cashio Injury Attorneys, a truck accident law firm, can help explain how the facts of your particular case might play out in negotiations with the trucking company and/or insurance company.

If you or a loved one have been injured by a large truck crash, call a truck accident lawyer at Cashio Injury Attorneys at 225-999-2699. We are here to help. Consultation is always FREE.

If we agree to take your case, there is no fee unless we get money for you!  Louisiana has a short time delay of one year to file a lawsuit so please contact Cashio Injury Attorneys right away so that you do not lose your rights to money and recovery of damages you deserve.

Louisiana law allows the following recovery for damages from a big truck accident, including but not limited to the following: 

  • past medical expenses, 

  • future medical expenses, 

  • lost past wages, 

  • lost future income,

  • property damage, 

  • loss of use of your vehicle

  • diminished value of your car

  • past pain and suffering, 

  • future pain and suffering,

and more. 

You need an experienced personal injury attorney at Cashio Injury Attorneys to fight for you against these big truck companies.