Truck & Tractor-Trailer Accidents
Our New Orleans truck accident attorneys regularly work with survivors of truck accidents. The reality is that Louisiana has a high volume of truck traffic, due to the waterways transporting goods to land and the industry in the state. While you are less likely to be involved in a truck accident than a car accident, truck accidents can happen and can cause serious injuries. In 2013, for example, 84 fatalities in Louisiana involved a large truck.
In the event of an accident, the size of these trucks creates enough force to crush a smaller vehicle, including the occupants. People who survive a truck accident may be left with serious injuries. The truck driver involved in the accident may also be injured, especially in the event of a fuel tank fire or rollover.
Accident or Preventable Incident?
Some truck accidents are entirely preventable. The New Orleans truck accident law firm of Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law has seen firsthand situations where truck accidents were caused by:
- Insufficient driver training
- Poor maintenance of trucks
- Aggressive and reckless driving by surrounding cars and SUV’s
- Mechanical defects
- Weather conditions or poor visibility
- Overweight, dangerous, or incorrectly secured cargo
- Reckless or drunk driving
- Bad road conditions
- Overinflated or underinflated tires
While most truck drivers and truck companies are dedicated to safety, when negligence occurs, you deserve answers if you have been in a crash. If you’re a truck driver injured in a rollover, for instance, you may want to know whether a defective part caused the accident. You may wonder whether you’re covered by workers’ compensation or other work benefits. If you’re a passenger car driver rear-ended by a truck, you may want to know whether distracted driving contributed to the crash.
Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm can schedule a consultation to discuss your concerns and review your options. If you have been injured, you may be able to file an insurance claim or you may have a civil claim. If you decide to pursue legal action, you may be able to seek a settlement or your case may have to go to court. The New Orleans truck accident attorneys at Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm can help you understand your potential case and assist you if you decide to take action.
Do You Have a Claim?
If you think your truck accident injuries may have been caused by negligence, contact a New Orleans truck accident lawyer at Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm. To truly find out whether you have a claim contact our truck accident lawyer in New Orleans to learn about how Louisiana laws apply to your case.
The attorneys at Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm have spent more than 15 years representing and advising passengers and drivers injured in truck accidents. Through our work, we have secured compensation and settlements on behalf of many injury victims.
What we are really proud of, however, is our unfailing commitment to our clients. As an independent law firm, we are not beholden to any stakeholders. Our sole focus is on our clients, and we always make sure we treat you with the utmost respect and care. The recommendations we get from former clients makes us feel even more passionate about our work on behalf of injured victims.
At Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm, we are proud to be part of the Louisa community, and we are honored to be able to help those who have suffered injuries in truck collisions and other accidents. If you have been injured, fill out our online contact form to get started on your free, initial consultation. We’ll review your case and help you move forward.