Though commercial truck drivers are well-trained in handling the gigantic masses of steel, truck accidents though are still unavoidable, what with so many trucks plying on roads at high speeds. Owing to their gargantuan size, the extent of the damage caused in a truck accident is also huge.
If you find yourself in a situation where you have suffered severe injuries or lost a loved one owing to a truck accident, it is crucial to contact a truck accident lawyer without any delay. An experienced attorney is fully conversant with the State and Federal laws as well as the various tactics used by insurance companies. They can give you the right guidance and help you at every to ensure you get rightful compensation for your mental, physical, and financial sufferings.
Reasons for Truck Accidents
There can be n number of reasons for a truck accident, some of which are mentioned below:
A tired and fatigued driver is dangerous behind the wheels. Sleeplessness can make a driver’s reaction slow, causing them to lose control of the vehicle and leading to a major mishap. The law necessitates truck companies allow sufficient breaks to their drivers, but this rule is often violated. Drivers are often overworked in their bid to meet their deadline and this causes lack of concentration, leading to slow reaction and resulting in collisions.
A speeding truck poses a bigger threat on highways. Because of its sheer size, a commercial truck can cause a lot more damage than a speeding car. Drivers often over speed and as the speed increases the extent of possible damage too increases.
A driver needs to focus completely on the road ahead, but often, drivers are found distracted, which leads to a major incident. They might be talking on the phone, texting, checking the GPS location, stretching over to pick up something etc. Even a second of distraction from the driver’s side can lead to major tragedies as the size of their vehicle is quite massive and it will be difficult to retain its control.
Driving under influence
Drunken driving is one of the top causes of road accidents. Getting behind the wheels after consuming either alcohol or drugs can seriously impair a person’s alertness and reflexes, leading to major accidents. Even prescription drugs can cause drowsiness; hence, it is strongly recommended not to have them right before driving.
Lack of maintenance
Trucking companies are required by law to keep their vehicles well- maintained. But in order to cut costs, these companies often ignore the proper upkeep of their vital means of transportation. As a result, regular wear and tear leads to malfunctioning of the truck components that many a time results in a mishap.
Why choose us?
Have you or your family member suffered injuries in a truck accident? Are you puzzled about “what to do next” or how to go about seeking the compensation you rightly deserve? Then look no further. At L. Clayton Burgess, we know what you may be going through – the suffering, the confusion, and the complex legal system that does leave one exhausted.
Our attorneys are adept in wading through the complex labyrinth of legalities and what’s more, they are willing to file a claim, take care of the entire documentation, and help you make a recovery for all your losses and sufferings.
Contact a Louisiana Personal Injury Attorney
Clayton Burgess attorneys have an enviable status in the area of truck accident assistance in Louisiana. We have an admirable track-record in such cases. We have offices in 8 locations in Louisiana; so, we are always available. Call our toll-free number 877-234-7573 or contact us through email.