Truck Accident Attorney Serving Injured Clients in Orleans Parish
Louisiana tractor trailer lawyer helps you after serious injury
If you are injured in a semi-truck crash in Louisiana, The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC delivers aggressive legal service to fight for money compensation to help you heal and move forward with your life.
Semi-trucks are large moving machines that carry freight from coast to coast.Unfortunately 18-wheeler accidents happen too frequently in our state. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 89 people were killed in large truck accidents in Louisiana in 2016, a number that has been increasing since 2014. Across the United States that year, almost 4,000 people died in large truck crashes.
Injuries suffered in tractor trailer accidents in Louisiana are usually serious. In Orleans Parish alone, 453 people were injured in commercial truck crashes in 2017. If you were injured, we can help.
Information you should know from an experienced Louisiana truck accident attorney
When you or a family member is injured in a large truck accident, it is important to get experienced legal help from a reputable personal injury attorney right away. Here’s why:
Complicated: The cause of a truck accident can be complicated. A tractor trailer crash can occur because of a driver error, fatigue, or drug use. A semi-truck accident can also occur if the freight was improperly loaded or the truck was improperly maintained or built. Defective machining of important parts of the truck could have played a part in the crash that injured you.
Multiple parties: Because there could be several reasons for the big rig accident, it may be important to include several people in a legal claim for the negligence that caused your injury. The manufacturer, loader, driver, or trucking company could all be parties to your legal claim.
Investigation and clean-up: After a large truck accident, trucking company representatives and investigators arrive quickly to look at the evidence, check the truck, and obtain data and documents from the driver. Clean-up happens quickly. If you are injured in a big truck accident in Louisiana, it is important that you speak with a reputable personal injury attorney as quickly as possible. Your attorney will rapidly launch their own investigation to obtain evidence, data, and testimony on your behalf as you receive medical treatment.
Asleep at the wheel: If the tractor trailer that injured you was a long-haul rig, the driver may have been operating the vehicle in violation of regulations involving hours of service. These federal regulations were put in place to try and reduce the number of accidents caused by semi drivers due to fatigue, or distraction caused by fatigue.
While we investigate the crash that caused your injury, or injuries suffered by your family members, we construct a tight, strong case to pursue compensation on your behalf. Money is important if you are off work, disabled, or if someone in your family is killed in the crash.
Vehicle crashes are always dangerous, but colliding with a tractor trailer can cause severe injury. If you are injured in a big rig crash, get reputable legal advice right away.
We can answer your questions about a claim for compensation after a tractor trailer crash in Louisiana
With more than a decade of successful experience delivering personalized legal service to clients and families, The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC is here to help you.When you are injured in a truck, car, or other type of accident, contact us or call (504) 486-0300 today.