Shreveport Truck Accident Lawyer
The legal weight limit for an 18-wheeler is 40 tons, or 80,000 pounds. It can be more with special permits. The average car weight is around 5000 pounds. Due to their size and weight, it takes about 40% longer to stop one of these trucks than a regular vehicle. It does not take much imagination to realize what would happen if an 18-wheeler struck an automobile head-on, from the rear or from the side. They cause tremendous destruction. To compound the problem, truck drivers commonly have sleeping issues which can result in tired drivers. Our attorneys have a combined total of 70 years of experience helping people who have suffered
personal injury from the negligence of others. The sooner we can start on your case, the sooner a
Shreveport personal injury attorney from our office can move forward to pursue the financial compensation to which you may be entitled.
Surviving a Truck Accident
Being involved in an accident with a commercial truck has the extreme danger of causing severe or permanent injury or death to innocent people. Tragically, these accidents happen and they ruin lives and permanently alter the futures of those involved. Broken bones cause enough disruption to one's life. Unfortunately, much greater harm can result - such as
brain injuries and other catastrophic injuries. Commercial trucking companies must comply with strict regulations that are designed to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians from the devastating effects of a truck accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident or if a wrongful death has occurred in your family, the healing process can begin with help from an injury lawyer from our firm. You are probably facing significant threats to your future happiness when you contemplate your recovery, medical costs and any life-altering consequences you may have suffered. We can help you to fight to recover satisfactory financial compensation that will enable you to relieve some of the burdens you now bear. We have a combined seven decades of experience helping clients with personal injury claims. We have achieved superior results.
Filing a Truck Accident Injury Claim in Shreveport
Large trucking companies will have large law firms representing their interests. They also have insurance companies that have significant legal representation. If you have been in an accident with an 18 wheeler you also need to have professional and experienced legal counsel. Their attorneys are going to be arguing and negotiating for the best interests of their clients. When it comes to financial settlement to compensate for damages and injuries, they will often want to pay out the least possible amount that they can get manage. Many people accept settlements without any idea of what they could be receiving if they had a proven 18 wheeler accident attorney fighting on their side. It is only fair that you would have effective legal representation with one thing in mind: reaching the best possible outcome for you.
The foremost thing on your mind is your recovery and putting your life back on track. Over the years we have seen it happen too many times that decent people, wanting to restore their lives, innocently accept settlement amounts offered by insurance companies and/or trucking companies. Many times these amounts are far less than what can actually be recovered by a determined and persistent truck accident attorney. This compensation can and should represent the pain and suffering endured; the full cost of all medical treatment and therapy; the cost to repair property damage; and, lost income from the inability to work. You want the best possible legal representation that you can get to protect your right to the compensation you truly deserve.