New Orleans Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer
An experienced attorney who is ready to fight for you
Large tractor-trailers can be seen on the highways and streets of New Orleans every day, delivering cargo to and from businesses. Most of the time we barely notice them, but if you’re involved in a truck accident with a tractor-trailer, you can be left seriously injured. That’s when you need an experienced New Orleans truck accident lawyer to fight for your rights.
When your accident was caused by the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company, you deserve financial compensation for your injuries, but the legal process is complicated and insurance companies will do everything they can to pay you less. The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC helps you fight back to recover the compensation you need and deserve.
Attorney John S. Williams knows how injuries from a truck accident can impact your life. Recovery may take months or even longer. You may not be able to work or take part in your usual activities. You don’t trust the insurance company but you’re not sure what to do. John will stand with you and fight for your rights.
An experienced lawyer who will guide you through the legal process
The safe operation of tractor-trailers – also called 18-wheelers, big rigs and semi-trucks – requires alertness, awareness and specific skills. That’s why truck drivers need to undergo training and get a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Just one act of negligence can result in an accident that leaves people hurt.
How do tractor-trailer accidents happen? The driver may have been speeding or operating recklessly. The driver may have been texting or was distracted while changing the radio station or GPS. In some cases, drivers fell asleep at the wheel because they spent too much time on the road. Some drivers were under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The negligence of trucking companies can also lead to an accident. For example, the company may have failed to properly maintain or repair a truck. The driver may have been given an unrealistic delivery schedule. In some cases, the company failed to ensure the driver they hired was qualified and had a safe driving record.
Insurance companies are supposed to help when you’ve been hurt in a tractor-trailer accident, but they will fight your claim because they know there’s a lot of money at stake. They may question the seriousness of your injuries or claim they were pre-existing. They may blame you for the accident or offer a lowball settlement that falls far short of covering your damages.
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You deserve better. That’s why John investigates your truck accident to get the facts. He gathers evidence such as the truck’s “black box” data and hours of service (HOS) logs. He carefully reviews accident reports and interviews witnesses. If needed, he consults accident reconstruction experts and other specialists about how the accident happened.
John will do everything in his power to get the results you need. Any resolution of your case needs to include compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injuries, lost wages if you couldn’t work and other damages, such as pain and suffering. Many times, he can negotiate a settlement that works for you. but if the insurance company won’t settle, he’s prepared to fight for you in court.
If you’ve been injured in a New Orleans tractor-trailer accident, learn more about how we can help. Attorney John S. Williams will meet with you personally. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.