Attorney for Truck Accidents in Louisiana
Semi trucks regularly travel along the three major interstate systems that cross St. Tammany Parish. These highways are potentially hazardous for motorists, as semi trucks weigh up to 80,000 pounds and measure as long as 70 feet, and in some cases, truck drivers and trucking companies do not operate their trucks with the care they should. If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi truck accident along Lake Pontchartrain’s Northshore, it’s in your best interest to seek legal help immediately.
Causes of Louisiana Truck Accidents
In recent studies, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has found that the drivers of large trucks are 10 times more likely to be the cause of trucking accidents than other factors, such as weather and road conditions. In many cases, unreasonable expectations from trucking companies and the incentive to deliver loads quickly are key factors leading to driver negligence and recklessness. At the Trainor Law Firm, we know both federal and Louisiana state laws governing the trucking industry, in addition to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), including:
- Licensing requirements for truck drivers
- Required documentation
- Limits on consecutive work hours
- Training requirements
- Weight, size, and route limitations
- Trucking insurance minimums
Truck accidents may be caused by driver fatigue, inadequate training, speeding, poorly marked road signs, construction detours, overloading, or mechanical issues, and it’s important to determine how any failures may correspond to FMCSR violations. A clear violation likely means you have a strong case for compensation.
Due to the large size of most trucks, whenever they are involved in an accident, the amount of force that is exerted at the point of impact can be enormous. Tragically, many victims of truck accidents do not survive the collision, or if they do, they often sustain serious, life-changing injuries that not only affect themselves but their families as well. All of these factors mean the stakes are high in truck accident cases. Trucking companies and their insurers will work hard to avoid paying for the full extent of damages arising from a truck accident. You’ll need a lawyer who will work just as hard for you.
Contact an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer in Covington, LA
Going up against a large trucking company and a major insurance company requires extensive preparation and confidence. The Trainor Law Firm has the resources and experience to effectively protect the rights of our clients and prove negligence, recklessness, or an FMCSR violation. Our legal team is committed to providing you with the guidance and representation you need to get a positive case outcome. For more information, please contact our office in Covington to schedule a free initial consultation.