Donaldsonville Truck Accident Lawyer
We’ve all had near misses with trucks on I-10. Sometimes even on the quieter roads close to home. Unfortunately, not every dangerous interaction with 18-wheelers ends in a near miss. Some near misses end in terrible auto accidents.
Unlike car accidents, truck accidents are more destructive and dangerous, even at low speeds. Normal passenger vehicles are very small compared to 18 wheelers. An accident with a large truck is one of the most serious and deadly types of accidents you can be in.
The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess has twenty years worth of experience dealing with truck crashes. We’re familiar with federal and state regulations for the trucking industry. All trucking companies must follow federal safety standards. Trucking companies in Louisiana must also follow Louisiana DOTD regulations.
How Can I Get Compensation?
A truck driver can be liable in court for damages if there’s evidence they were negligent or careless. A negligent driver’s insurance is liable as well. You might be wondering what driver behavior counts negligent. This can be many things, but for a few examples:
- distracted driving
- drunk driving
- traffic violations
- driving over hours
If the truck driver that hit you don’t own the truck, it is usually owned by a trucking company. That company may be liable for damages, especially if it didn’t manage its drivers properly. Additionally, other drivers in the crash and their insurers may also have some responsibility for the crash.