Have you (or a loved one) been injured in a big rig truck accident here in Shreveport or elsewhere in Louisiana? Louisiana big rig truck accidents can be some of the most dangerous types of accidents, given the mass and weight of 18-wheelers. When a Louisiana tractor-trailer truck smashes into a smaller vehicle, injuries for those in the smaller vehicle can be very traumatic and even fatal. This is true even if the accident is at a low speed.
When this happens, under Louisiana law, the victims are entitled to compensation for their injuries and damage to their vehicle. This applies to drivers and to passengers. If you have suffered such an injury, contact us here at the Law Offices of Philip B. Adams. We are Shreveport personal injury attorneys with extensive experience helping our clients maximize their recoveries after accidents.
Louisiana 18-wheeler truck accidents can cause many types of serious long-term injuries, including:
If you have suffered any of these types of injuries because of the fault of the driver of the 18-wheeler, you can bring an insurance claim and/or file a lawsuit for compensation. The driver is likely liable for the compensation, and the driver's employer is also likely responsible.
In Louisiana, big rig truck accident compensation is governed by the rules of negligence. Every tractor-trailer driver and company has duties imposed by Louisiana law. For the truck driver, these duties include keeping a careful watch to avoid accidents and injuries, obeying traffic laws, not driving while distracted, etc. For a truck company, these duties include keeping their trucks in proper repair, hiring competent drivers, ensuring that the drivers are adequately trained and rested, etc. If an 18-wheeler causes injuries because of an accident here on the roads and highways of Louisiana, any breach of the duties listed will result in liability. The victims will be legally entitled to a monetary judgment to cover their damages.
Damages that can be recovered include compensation for
Act Quickly to Contact a Louisiana Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in an 18-wheeler accident in Louisiana, you must act quickly and contact an experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney. In Louisiana, there is a strict time deadline for filing your personal injury lawsuit. This deadline is called a "statute of limitations." The Louisiana statute of limitations for a big rig truck accident is one year from the date of the accident.
Contact A Louisiana 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney Today
For more information, contact the Law Offices of Philip B. Adams; if you have been injured in a Louisiana 18-wheeler accident, our Louisiana personal injury lawyers can help you recover the full compensation you are entitled to under Louisiana law. To contact us, complete our "Contact Us" page here. We have the experience and legal knowledge that you need. We have offices in Shreveport and handle personal injury cases throughout all of Louisiana. Thank you for reading and visiting our website.