When Louisianans are involved in collisions with commercial trucks, they often suffer severe injuries. If you have been injured in an accident with a truck, you may be left dealing with a traumatic brain, spinal cord, neck or shoulder injury. More serious crashes can lead to fractures or even amputations.
Your truck accident may have resulted from a number of different factors. Sometimes, a truck driver who is tired will cause an accident by drifting on the road. Other motorists may commit negligent driving actions, such as speeding or driving while influenced by alcohol or drugs. Some crashes happen because the trucks were improperly loaded. If a truck has defective brakes, tires or lights, an accident will be more likely.
No matter what caused your accident, if the truck driver or defective equipment was at fault, you might be able to hold the motorist and their employer liable for damages. Through a personal injury lawsuit, you may recover compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
The attorneys and staff at the Roach Law Firm understand how catastrophic truck accidents can be. We advocate for our clients and work to negotiate fair settlement amounts with the responsible parties. If settlements cannot be reached, we can litigate our clients' matters through formal court proceedings and jury trials. We recognize that each case is unique. That's why we tailor our approach to each case. If you have been injured in a truck accident and would like to learn more about your rights to recovery, you might want to review our Lake Charles truck accident page.