18-Wheeler And Semi Truck Accidents
Accidents caused by 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles are becoming more and more common. Almost daily we hear about wrecks involving semi trucks on our interstates and surface roads, such as I-10, I-12, I-49, I-110, and the Mississippi River Bridge. With the increasing population of Baton Rouge and the surrounding communities, poorly designed intersections have become accident magnets.
At Duncan Law Firm, our goal is to make legal services accessible. We offer a free initial consultation where you can discuss your legal concerns with one of our skilled lawyers. Please call our office at 225-341-7187 or 1-866-920-5654, or send an email message.
How Major Trucking Accidents Happen
Unfortunately, many semi truck drivers have become bullies on the roads. They drive aggressively and do not yield to passenger vehicles. As a result, daily news reports include mention of trucking accidents more frequently than ever before and victims are suffering serious bodily injuries or even death. Truck accidents can also be caused or made more serious by:
- Speeding and other negligent acts
- Distracted driving, drinking or drug use
- Fatigued or exhausted drivers
- Drivers pressured by trucking companies to drive too far, too long or too fast
- Improper loading or failure to warn of hazardous materials
- Failed maintenance
- Defective trucking parts
Intensive Investigations To Protect Your Rights And Claims
Truck accidents can result in some of the most catastrophic and serious injuries on the road. Even at low speeds, 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks can cause devastating and fatal injuries. When you or someone you love suffers as the result of a truck accident, it is important to consult with an experienced and trusted law firm. At Duncan Law Firm, our attorneys will work aggressively to maximize your recovery after an accident.
While big trucking companies and insurance carriers will seek ways to limit your claims, our attorneys will pursue necessary evidence to document the extent of your injuries and losses. We will collect medical documentation, police reports, witness statements and physical evidence in your case. Insurance carriers know that we have done our homework in proving every claim.
We are experienced in 18-wheeler and truck accident claims involving:
- Commercial vehicles
- Semi truck rollovers
- Tractor-trailer collisions
- Jackknife truck accidents
- High-speed head-on collisions
- Accidents that involve cars or other small vehicles
- Serious personal injury, including debilitating injuries and those that result in wrongful death
Where Did All Of These Semi Trucks Come From?
More and more vehicles fill already full roads and spill into highways where 18-wheelers once moved freely. Highways are no longer the truckers’ domain; semi drivers must share the roads.
Unfortunately, many semi truck drivers have become bullies on the roads. They drive aggressively and do not yield to passenger vehicles. As a result, daily news reports include mention of trucking accidents more frequently than ever before and victims are sustaining serious injuries.
Let Us Cut The Trucking Bullies Down To Size
If you have been injured in a truck accident, we can help. Through aggressive investigation, we can discover whether the driver was negligent – or if the truck was not properly maintained or loaded. With a thorough investigation, our attorneys can build a solid case for appropriate compensation.