Truck Accidents

Day Law Group

Producing Winning Results for Louisiana Truck Accident Victims and Their Families: Day Law Group  

Car accidents are terrible. But collisions with 80-ton big-rig semi-trucks can be devastating and deadly.  

When your body and property have been severely damaged or destroyed or someone in your family has died because of an accident with a big rig, you need legal representation and you need it fast. You need someone who knows how to handle a trucking accident (they are not easy cases to negotiate or litigate). You need someone who knows how to deal with the insurance companies. You need someone who can effectively negotiate your case or take it all the way to trial if that’s what it takes to get you the money you need to pay for hospital bills, therapy, property damage and other out-of-pocket expenses caused by the accident. 

You will find the attorney you need at Day Law Group. 

The truck accident attorneys at Day Law Group are experienced and tenacious Louisiana personal injury attorneys. They concentrate their legal skills on representing people who have been injured by commercial trucks or truckers.  

Day Law Group is a small, family-oriented firm serving all of Louisiana. At Day Law Group, you are a person who needs our help, not a legal case. That’s why our attorneys are responsive and give you the personal attention, guidance, advice and support you need; in and out of the courtroom. Our trucking accident attorneys are dedicated to serving and protecting our clients and getting them the compensation they deserve and need. To find out how our trucking accident attorneys can help you, call (225) 414-2673 ToDAY and schedule your FREE consultation.  

A Little Information About Trucking Accident Cases. 

Here in Louisiana, over 78% of our communities rely on trucks to transport their goods.  As of April 2015, there were 5,460 trucking companies located in Louisiana. With that many trucks on the road and the difficult conditions truck drivers face (including fatigue, loss of control from cargo shifts and more), it’s no wonder that statistics state that large trucks are involved in 8% of all fatal crashes each year in Louisiana. Big rigs are more likely to be involved in fatal multiple vehicle crashes— as opposed to single-vehicle crashes— than are passenger cars. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), 81% of fatal crashes involving large trucks are multiple-vehicle crashes, compared with 58% for crashes involving passenger vehicles. 

The Commercial Trucking Company vs. You 

Because commercial trucking companies (and their insurance companies) face enormous costs if they are held liable for personal injuries or deaths caused by a trucking accident, most trucking companies will send out investigators, lawyers and other personnel to the accident scene. These people are working for the trucking company. It is their job to minimize the trucking company’s exposure to liability.  

What that means is, if you are in an accident with a commercial truck or if you have lost a loved one in a commercial trucking accident, you must keep in mind it the trucking company and its insurance company are NOT on your side. No matter how nice they may seem to be, they do not have your best interests at heart, which is why you should hire experienced and capable trucking accident “counsel” to represent you.

Whether you have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one in a trucking accident, you are entitled to, and deserve, legal representation from a personal injury law firm committed getting its clients the best possible results. 

Big Rigs, Big Damage. 

Due to the sheer tonnage of an 18-wheeler or semi-truck, commercial trucking accidents frequently cause catastrophic injuries and death. The enormous financial burden that this causes for accident victims is why the truck accident attorneys at Day Law Group aggressively pursue compensation to the extent allowed by law for things like: 

  • Medical expenses (past, present and future) 
  • Lost wages or earning capacity 
  • Funeral expenses 
  • Loss of consortium 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • And other economic and non-economic relief 

The lawyers at Day Law Group have extensive experience litigating catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death actions arising out of commercial trucking accidents.  

There are any number of factors that could cause a trucking accident, but some of the more common ones are: 

  • Driver fatigue 
  • Negligent truck safety 
  • Speeding 
  • Distracted driver 
  • Company failure to properly train or to enforce safety rules 
  • Loss of control from cargo shifts 

Litigating Commercial Trucking Accidents is a Complex Procedure 

Laws, laws and more laws 

Commercial trucking accident settlement and litigation is not something that a non-lawyer should undertake alone. Why? Because the laws and regulations governing commercial trucks and truck drivers are many and complicated.    

In addition to state traffic laws, the trucking industry is extensively regulated by federal law. The laws and regulations governing the commercial trucking industry are called the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). These laws and regulations span all aspects of trucking including:

  • Truck driver licensing requirements 
  • Required documentation 
  • Driver’s work hour limitations 
  • Weight, size and route limitations 
  • Trucking insurance minimums  
  • And more 

That’s a lot of law to know and understand. When a trucking accident occurs, it is often because the trucking company didn’t comply or didn’t enforce one or more of these laws. Knowing what the rules are that govern commercial trucking companies and truck drivers is critical to both investigating the cause of the accident, and to recovering for your injuries. That’s why you need to have experienced and knowledgeable Louisiana truck accident attorneys represent you. 

Trucking accidents often include a number of parties (truck driver, commercial trucking company, trucking owner and others) and conducting a proper investigation to preserve the evidence is critical.  

Understanding the rules and conducting a full investigation is essential to developing the evidence for your case and successfully fighting the trucking company and the insurance company’s attorneys. Our lawyers have extensive experience building handling truck accident cases. Call (225)-200-0000 or click here to learn how the attorneys at Day Law Group can help you.  

Contact Us ToDAY!  

If you have been injured in a trucking accident or have lost a loved one due to a commercial trucking accident, call the Louisiana truck accident personal injury attorneys at Day Law Group. We have offices in Baton Rouge and we serve Baker all cities in Louisiana. We do not get paid unless you win, and we offer FREE consultations, so Call (225)-200-0000 ToDAY or contact us here.

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