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The number of 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, big rigs, semi trucks and other large commercial trucks traveling on Louisiana interstates is increasing every year. Because trucking companies are motivated by profit, safety on the roads often takes a back seat– leading to tragic results. Because of its massive size, whenever an 18-wheeler is involved in a road accident, you can’t call it a simple “fender bender.” The average 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, whereas passenger cars rarely weigh over 5,000 pounds. When a car comes up against a truck in an accident, the car is often totaled and the occupants are severely injured, if not killed. If you or a loved one has suffered due to a trucking accident in Baton Rouge or elsewhere in Louisiana, we know this is likely one of the toughest times of your life. E wants to help ease your burden and get you and your family the compensation you are owed.
Large trucks or commercial trucks can be extremely deadly when involved in a motor vehicle accident. About 500,000 accidents involving 18-wheeler trucks occur annually in the United States. 31 percent of all big truck accidents happened on freeways and interstates. 5,000 fatalities on our nation’s roadways involved a large truck, with 31 percent of these accidents happening on freeways and interstates. Of the fatalities, 72 percent (3,450) were occupants of the passenger vehicle, not the truck. In Louisiana, a staggering 101 people died in large truck accidents during 2017.
While there are plenty of rules and regulations in effect for 18-wheeler and commercial truck drivers to make the roads safe for us all, it doesn’t necessarily mean that those rules are always observed. A large portion of trucking accidents are caused by negligence. While there are typically a number of factors involved in causing or contributing to a truck or 18-wheeler crash, some of the most common include:
Victims and their families can greatly benefit by contacting E Eric Guirard Injury Lawyers soon as possible after a crash involving an 18 wheeler, big rig, tractor-trailer, semi truck, or other commercial vehicle. Determining the cause of a trucking accident is crucial– This will dictate who may be liable for the victim’s injuries, damages, and losses. Large trucking companies and their insurance providers will do whatever it takes to fight truck accident claims to minimize their liability. That’s where E comes in to save the day! E Eric Guirard and his team of big truck and 18-wheeler lawyers are highly experienced in investigating truck crashes to determine fault and liability while preserving key evidence needed to win a fair settlement for an injury claim. Plus, with The E Guarantee™, you’ll have E by your side every step of the way.
If you know someone who’s been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, or if you’ve experienced one yourself, you’ll need someone who can help see you through the process. Commercial truckers not only have the company they work for on their side, they’ll have plenty of lawyers and insurance adjusters working for them as well. The trucking accident lawyers at E Eric Guirard Injury Lawyers expertly handle semi-truck and 18-wheeler crashes and collisions in Baton Rouge and throughout South Louisiana. We’ve gone to battle with THOUSANDS of commercial trucking companies and know how to best represent your case. If you need a fearless lawyer who will fight to hold the trucking company accountable to… Call E! He will do whatever it takes to make sure you and your family are fully compensated for all your injuries and damages. Don’t hesitate and don’t wait. If you have questions or would like to schedule a free consultation, fill out the contact form below or give us a call at (225) 800-EEEE