Semi-Truck Accidents

Louisiana Semi-Truck LawyerLouisiana semi truck accidents affect thousands of people each year. According to the United States Department of Transportation, around 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the US. Of these, approximately 5,000 trucking accidents result in fatalities. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a trucking collision. The amount of revenue produced each year from this industry leads to many of these accidents. The drivers are overburdened with deadlines and dates. They are pushed to the limit causing dangerous driving techniques. Trucking revenues totaled $610 billion last year and revenues are estimated to nearly double by 2015. Even though this is good overall for the economy and trucking industry, it is not good for the cars and other motor vehicles that share the roads with these trucks. When there has been a fatality due to a wreck with a truck 98% of the fatalities occur to the individuals in the passenger vehicles.

A semi-trailer truck is a large vehicle that consists of a towing engine. A semi-trailer does not follow completely behind the towing vehicle. It is attached at a point right ahead of the rear axle of the towing unit. This is designed so that a large portion of the weight of the trailer is carried by the prime mover.

Receiving just compensation for another’s negligent actions is key to ensuring injured parties are enjoying a good quality of life following their injuries. You have a right to receive such compensation for your medical bills, time away from work, and intangible suffering such as mental anguish.

If a family member died in a semi truck accident in Louisiana, then beneficiaries deserve compensation as well. If a family member has died then the survivors of the decedent may be able to bring a wrongful death/survival action claim. This is a complicated process in which an experienced attorney is needed to guide the family members through the legal process. However, trucking companies have their own attorneys and insurance companies who provide vigorous defense in accident cases, making a full recovery of losses difficult. For this reason, you need to seek the counsel of a semi truck accident attorney in Louisiana with proven experience and success in handling such cases. Cliff Cardone is that experienced attorney to lead you through the legal process and help your recovery after such a dramatic event. Mr. Cardone has close to 40 years of experience practicing law and dealing mostly with personal injury matters. Do not go through this process alone in the dark.  Don’t Be Alone. Phone Cardone at 1-888-892-2736 or 504-522-3333 for a free in person consultation to assess your case and hold the negligent party responsible.

Truck Accident InvestigationsHiring a regular personal injury attorney, even one with an extensive background in vehicular accident cases, is simply not enough. Only a semi truck accident lawyer in Louisiana is familiar with the hundreds of government regulations imposed on the trucking industry. Knowledge of these regulations is necessary to pursue fair compensation.

The key to building a successful case begins with the accident investigation in which important evidence is gathered. During this time a truck accident lawyer will:
•    Take steps to preserve evidence letters: Any potential defendants must be immediately notified to keep all records required by the body that governs trucking safety, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These records are used to verify a driver’s log book which contains information about the driver’s activities. Legally, these records expire after six months, so obtaining them as soon as possible is a must.
•    Investigate the accident scene: The police will make a record of the crash, but any omissions could hurt your case. A truck accident lawyer will often enlist the help of a truck accident expert who will thoroughly document the scene and take note of small, telling details that may not make it onto a police report and may even do things like acquire aerial photographs. A lawyer can also help to maximize the usefulness of witness testimony. They know just what questions to ask a witness.
•    Inspect the truck: A full inspection of the truck in the accident is vital. This includes not only the load but also things inside the cab and even appropriate stickers and notices. It also means obtaining repair and maintenance records of the vehicle and onboard communications equipment. A good attorney will act ahead of the defense, who may attempt to remove or alter key evidence.
We Represent Victims Of Louisiana Semi-Truck Accidents

If you were in an accident with an 18 wheeler, you need strong, competent legal counsel. The Cardone Law Firm handles these semi truck accidents and will fight for the compensation our clients are owed. Our attorneys are aware of the small details that separate a strong case from a weak case. Let us go to work for you.

Don’t Fight Insurance Companies Alone. Phone Cardone.

A semi truck accident can have long-lasting effects on the victims and their loved ones. If you are thinking about a truck accident lawsuit in Louisiana, contact The Cardone Law Firm. Don’t Be Alone. Phone Cardone at 1-888-892-2736 or 504-522-3333 for a free in person consultation to assess your case and hold the negligent party responsible. He is direct, insightful, proactive and passionate about his client’s cases.

Who We Can Help

With an office located in New Orleans, the Cardone Law Firm can help any client throughout the State of Louisiana. This includes, but is not limited to: Ascension Parish, Donaldsonville, Assumption Parish, Napoleonville, Baton Rouge, Jefferson Parish, Estelle, Gretna, Harvey, Kenner, Marrero, Metairie, New Orleans, Terrytown, Westwego, Lafayette Parish, Lafourche Parish, Thibodaux, Livingston Parish, Orleans Parish, Plaquemines Parish, Belle Chasse, and St. Charles Parish.