More than other drivers, commercial truck drivers are held to a higher standard on the road. They have more responsibility than non-commercial drivers because they operate very large and potentially dangerous vehicles. In addition, they are required to be specially trained in order to legally gain a commercial driver’s license for a semi-truck, 18-wheeler, or big-rig.
However, whether a truck driver has attended federally required training or not, any individual has the potential to behave in a negligent manner and be responsible for a collision. These cases often lead to catastrophic injury or wrongful death.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates commercial trucking and creates laws in an effort to promote safety for commercial and non-commercial drivers alike. When a truck driver violates these laws and regulations, resulting in an accident, the victims of the accident are entitled to compensation for the treatment of injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.
Cases of truck driver negligence vary but will generally involve one or more of the following behaviors:
When carrying a full load, a commercial truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. If this tremendous force collides with a passenger car weighing only 3,000 pounds, the results will more than likely be devastating. Those who survive these types of collisions are often catastrophically injured.
If you or someone you love has been injured in such an accident, you can speak with a skilled New Orleans commercial truck accident attorney at The Voorhies Law Firm. We are trusted and experienced personal injury lawyers who have been listed in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars for 2014 and the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates.
Contact The Voorhies Law Firm to schedule your free case evaluation with one of our New Orleans experienced attorneys.
Driver negligence can lead to a wide variety of serious accidents.
At The Voorhies Law Firm, we represent victims of all types of truck accidents, including but not limited to:
In addition to truck driver negligence, an accident may result from improper truck maintenance, poor or defective road construction, or even flaws in the design or manufacturing of a truck or truck part. Regardless of the cause, our New Orleans commercial truck accident lawyers can help you pursue the fair recovery you are owed.
At The Voorhies Law Firm, we offer an extensive network of professional contacts, medical experts, and healthcare providers, along with the resources to investigate cases and pursue legal appeals (if necessary) at all levels of local, state, and federal jurisdictions. Our aggressive approach has allowed us to successfully win tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
Request a free case evaluation as soon as possible so we can begin the process of exploring your case and advising you about what you can expect with regard to compensation. You can contact us directly to speak with a member of our professional team. Our goal is always to assist you in order to achieve justice.