Louisiana Truck Accident Statistics
Large truck accidents are more likely to result in serious injuries or fatalities than other types of motor vehicle accident. Rear-end collisions are particularly common, with the result often being serious harm to the person in the smaller vehicle. In 2014 alone, roughly 25,000 injuries and nearly 700 deaths were caused by large truck traffic crashes. Negligence by truck drivers and trucking companies affects countless lives in Louisiana and throughout the nation.
If you or a loved one has been harmed in a truck accident, you need caring and knowledgeable counsel. With J. Antonio Tramontana, Attorney at Law, you get a dedicated and compassionate lawyer with more than 25 years of experience. We help injured clients get the compensation they deserve by conducting thorough investigations and finding every available avenue to get relief.
Complex Issues in Trucking Accident Lawsuits
Cases involving an accident with a semi truck are different than those concerning collisions between passenger vehicles in several ways. Federal law requires truckers to keep driver logs, detailing their work schedule. If a car is being driven by an exhausted driver, it is not always easy to prove. If a truck driver has driven for 14 hours on short rest, the log book may demonstrate negligence. Trucks are also generally equipped with devices called event data recorders. These “black boxes” can provide important information about the truck and how it was being operated prior to the accident.
Truck Accident Negligence in Louisiana
Negligence can come in many forms. A truck that is not maintained or loaded properly is a danger. Drivers who are not properly qualified are a danger. We can help you demonstrate just how the negligence of a driver, trucking company or another party led to your injuries.
In addition to the different rules and the need for extensive discovery, truck accident cases are also different from car accidents because of insurance. The amount of insurance required for trucks is much greater than it is for cars. The financial aspects of these cases often mean that injured victims will face teams of trucking industry lawyers dedicated to minimizing the compensation paid out. With so much at stake, you cannot afford to turn your case over to an attorney who is not dedicated to getting you the best possible result.
Contact Us to Discuss Your Truck Accident Situation
Call 318-340-1515 or email attorney J. Antonio Tramontana to discuss your case. We offer a free consultation so we can learn about your situation and you can learn about our services. From our offices in Monroe, we handle cases throughout Louisiana.