Louisiana Truck Accidents
With its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River, and important ports, Louisiana plays a vital role for commerce in the South. Products can easily be transported from Louisiana to other parts of the country – or the world – by sea, but they are just as often transported by land in tractor-trailers, big rigs, and other commercial trucks. These large trucks must share highways and roads with other private vehicles, however, which means that you and your family are at risk of being involved in a collision with one of these large vehicles if you travel within or through Louisiana.
A Louisiana trucking crash can cause you to suffer such severe injuries as traumatic brain injuries, spine and neck injuries, broken bones, and other similar injuries. In some cases, collisions between a large commercial truck and a passenger vehicle can prove to be fatal to the occupants of the passenger vehicle. These injuries can, in turn, cause you and your family to experience financial strain and turmoil as you struggle to pay medical bills and other expenses at a time when you may not be able to work.
A successful Louisiana truck accident lawsuit, brought with the assistance of Zinda Law Group, can help you address the financial impact of your truck accident and enable you to focus on regaining your physical health and control over your life. Contact our office today and discuss your case with us in a free initial consultation.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Louisiana
Many of the truck accidents that take place each year in Louisiana are the result of careless or negligent behavior by one or more commercial drivers. Although commercial drivers are required to undergo more rigorous training than civilian, private drivers – and are subject to more regulations, too – drivers of commercial trucks are just as likely to act in a careless or reckless manner as are non-commercial drivers. Examples of careless or reckless behavior by commercial drivers in Louisiana include:
- Driving while distracted by a cell phone, text message, radio, or any other distraction that takes the driver’s attention away from the safe operation of the vehicle and the road.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, even if the drugs are prescribed or available over the counter. The impairing effects of drugs and alcohol are only magnified if the commercial driver decides to consume both at the same time.
- Driving while drowsy. Regulations dictate how long a trucker or commercial driver can drive before they must stop their vehicle and rest. A commercial driver or trucker who disregards these regulations not only risks their license but also puts others on the road at risk if the driver were to fall asleep at the wheel.
- Aggressive driving behaviors. Speeding, passing without sufficient clearance, and other similar behaviors increase the likelihood of a truck crash – especially if such behavior happens in heavy traffic conditions.
How Can Zinda Law Group Help?
Zinda Law Group is your truck accident law firm. We are dedicated to helping you seek financial compensation from a truck driver who fails to exercise due care in operating their vehicle and, in so doing, causes a truck crash that seriously injures you.
You should not be left to bear the costs and burden of your truck accident-related injuries yourself. You will have only one opportunity to file and pursue compensation through a Louisiana truck accident lawsuit, so ensure you give yourself the greatest opportunity for success by enlisting the help of Zinda Law Group. Call us at 800-863-5312 today to schedule your free initial consultation.