New Orleans 18-Wheeler Accident Attorneys
Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve
Accidents involving 18-wheeler tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles are among the most dangerous of all automobile accidents. This is due, in large part, to the sheer force and size of 18-wheeler commercial trucks. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in this type of accident, you don’t have to deal with the suffering and consequences alone.
The Voorhies Law Firm has been assisting the community for several years, and we have been successful in recovering tens of millions of dollars for our clients. We can provide the counsel you need as you navigate the complex world of insurance agencies and personal injury claims. Whatever pain or injuries you may have, a New Orleans 18-wheeler accident lawyer from our firm is ready to work tirelessly on your behalf to seek a positive outcome.
Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents
Every year, numerous Louisiana residents are left with long-term, debilitating injuries as a result of commercial truck driver neglect. With several interstates running through the state, residents of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Lafayette, and the surrounding areas must deal with dangerous roadway conditions as a result of negligent commercial trucking traffic.
18-wheeler accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to:
- Driver fatigue
- Inadequate driver training
- Poorly maintained trucks
- Lack of attention to blind spots
- Exceeding the cargo safety limits
- Drug and alcohol usage
Regardless of the cause of your accident, it is likely you have suffered serious or catastrophic injuries, which have affected your ability to work, enjoy your life, and go about your daily routine. Our New Orleans 18-wheeler accident attorneys are here to help you hold the liable party accountable for your damages.
Often, employers of negligent 18-wheeler truck drivers are unwilling to accept liability for their drivers' errors. When this is the case, litigation may become necessary in order to obtain adequate compensation for the injured party. Likewise, it may also be necessary to bring a lawsuit against not only the trucking company but also the other parties who may have been involved in preparing, inspecting, and/or loading the 18-wheeler.
What Makes 18-Wheeler Accident Cases So Complex?
Typically, commercial truck accidents involve multiple parties and insurance agencies, which can lead to complex litigation. Also, because many truck drivers do not live in Louisiana, it is becoming increasingly common for these cases to be settled in federal courts.
In addition, DOTD regulations can often come into play when handling litigation stemming from the alleged negligence of commercial truck drivers, thus requiring a specialized understanding of the regulations involved.
Arrange a Free Consultation with The Voorhies Law Firm Today
Because of the complicated nature of these truck accidents, you will need someone who will act as an advocate in the face of immense difficulty. Our firm can provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the state's legal system and, in turn, can give your case a serious advantage against your opponents.
“I was very satisfied with how my case was handled.”- R. B. Stravinsky
“I would highly recommend The Voorhies Law Firm.”- J. Fitzgerald
“The staff kept me up to date with every situation and always called to let me know how the process was going.”- S. Roland