The sheer size and weight of commercial trucks may lead to catastrophic injuries or even death in event of an accident. Huge 18-wheeler trucks criss-cross Metairie putting drivers and passengers of other vehicles at risk of colliding with them.
If you’re a victim of a truck accident you believe to have been caused by the negligence of the truck driver, call us to have an experienced team represent you in a suit for damages. Most accidents happen as truckers become fatigued after long hours of driving. The party liable for the mishap could also be the trucking company or the truck manufacturer.
The driver may be at fault if they’re driving in a negligent or reckless manner, or under the influence, talking on a cell phone while driving, driving with a high level of fatigue, or has overlooked a malfunctioning component.
The trucking company could be liable if they’ve been conducting their business in an irresponsible manner. They may be guilty of improper maintenance, recruiting drivers with a bad record, or forcing drivers to work for unreasonably long hours.
Manufacturers stand guilty if they have failed to share proper information of the vehicle parts with their customers. They may not have performed the necessary tests on parts like tires or brakes that are so crucial to vehicle safety.
When you hire us, we begin an investigation into the accident and build a robust case in favor of compensation. Our lawyers examine both the scene of the accident and the vehicle itself. Our next step is to get access to logbooks, verify/dispute their validity, and check the vehicle’s on-board recorders that are a sort of black box for trucks. When we have enough evidence with us, we file the lawsuit.