Truck Accident Attorneys Serving the State of Louisiana
Negligent driving, poor vehicle maintenance, equipment failure and improper cargo loading are all common causes of truck accidents. Regardless of the cause, semi-truck accidents are frightening and often result in fatalities. In fact, truck accident fatalities reach into the thousands each year within the United States.
Have you been a victim of a truck accident? If so, you understand the physical and emotional trauma that often comes along with it. However, you can recover with the help of an experienced injury attorney by your side. At AKD Law, we fight for your rights, allowing you to focus on your recovery.
Louisiana Law and Your Truck Accident Case
In Louisiana, you are entitled to pursue compensation on the basis of negligence after your truck accident. Some of the common causes of these truck accidents resulting from negligence include:
- Driver fatigue: Often, truck drivers must work long hours without any form of rest.
- Negligent truck maintenance: If the trucking company fails to provide proper maintenance on their trucks, defects can cause accidents.
- Overloading or shifting loads: Overloading a semi-truck with products can cause improper handling while on the road.
- Failure to comply with safety regulations: Semi-truck drivers who fail to comply with safety regulations such as proper lane changing can cause accidents.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol: Driving under the influence is a leading cause of accidents across the United States.
Accidents involving trucks involve different elements than those involving passenger vehicles. Often, truck drivers must keep driver logs that explain their work schedule in detail. These logs can present key evidence of negligence such as drowsy driving while on the road. Some semi-trucks are also equipped with data recorders that accurately record information about the operation of the vehicle.
Another different element is the insurance carried by most truck drivers and the company they drive for. Often, this insurance is much greater than typical car insurance. Although this might result in greater compensation for you, trucking company attorneys are known to fight.
Protect Your Rights With an Experienced Injury Attorney
You need an attorney by your side that can fight right back. At AKD Law, we are experienced in proper representation for trucking accidents and the injuries that follow. We work hard to ensure you receive what you deserve, giving you the time you need to get back to health.
We believe that when an accident is caused by the negligence of a truck driver or company, they should be held responsible for your injuries. The attorneys at AKD Law take it upon themselves to investigate and gather the evidence required to solidify your claim. The result? You receive the case result you deserve.
Call to Receive Your Free Case Evaluation Today
Your case is important to us. We understand the physical and emotional pain you can suffer after a truck accident. In addition to that pain, we understand the difficulty of not being able to work and trying to provide for your family. We want to help. Reach out to AKD Law today to receive your free case evaluation by calling 504-200-0000 or send us a message.