Injured in an accident with a semi-truck or tractor trailer? Accidents with large trucks can cause severe, incapacitating injuries — the weight and size of an 18-wheeler is no match for your car.
If your injury was caused by the negligence of a commercial driver, you may be owed compensation for your pain and suffering and for your losses. Contact our Lafayette truck accident lawyer to discuss full and fair compensation for your losses.
Investigating 18-Wheeler Accidents
Semi trucks can pose a serious threat to other drivers on the road. So, according to Louisiana law, commercial drivers have to be more careful than the average driver.
This includes special federal regulations stating how long commercial drivers can drive without sleeping, how much weight they can carry on their truck and what kinds of loads they can carry. We will investigate whether the driver was complying with these laws and help you to get compensated for your injuries and suffering.
A lot of big trucks have black boxes or electronic event data recorders (EDR) that record braking and speed prior to a crash. The data has to be downloaded right away or it could be erased or recorded over. It is important to contact an experienced truck accident attorney right away after an accident so they can try to access this data.
Under Louisiana law, every person contributing to the cause of a truck accident is responsible for the accident to the degree they contributed. This means that even if you were at fault for the accident with an 18-wheeler, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Experienced Louisiana 18-Wheeler Accidents Attorney
At the law office of Chris Villemarette, Trial Lawyer, we pride ourselves on our ability to determine who caused the accident and who is financially responsible for the damage to people and property caused by the accident. Mr. Villemarette will take the time to listen to you, determine the extent of your injuries with the help of medical professionals and demand compensation. We will not back down.