What Caused An 18-Wheeler Accident?

Getting an answer can be extremely difficult. No company is going to admit that it failed to follow a proper maintenance schedule. No driver is going to admit they violated federal hours of service rules to stay behind the wheel to make more money. It takes an experienced attorney to uncover these negligent actions that were root causes of a trucking accident.

On average, an 18-wheeler truck weighs 32,000 pounds, which is more than six times the weight of an average automobile. Being involved in a truck accident can cause victims to suffer catastrophic injuries and, in some cases, death.

As soon as possible after a serious crash that involves a big rig, call 225-341-5739 for a free initial consultation with a Baton Rouge truck accident attorney. Make sure your legal rights are protected.

At Saunders & Chabert, in Baton Rouge, our legal team has extensive experience and knowledge of the issues you and your families will face during a recovery from a life-changing injury. We have handled serious motor vehicle accident cases and have nearly 25 years of cumulative legal experience. Our lawyers will explain your legal options and then go to bat for you to obtain maximum compensation that meets your needs.

Analyzing All The Details In Your Case

Many Louisiana truck drivers are pressured by companies to drive long hours, carry heavy loads or get to another location in a short period of time. As a result of these demands, truck drivers are often fatigued and exercise poor driving behaviors, which can put other drivers at risk.

There are many factors to consider in a truck or 18-wheeler accident. With our vast network of experts that include accident reconstructionists, medical experts, engineers, safety experts and vocational rehabilitation experts, we can determine what factors caused the accident, as well as the full extent of your injuries. After examining all the details of your case, we fight for all available compensation you and your family deserve.

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When serious injury or a fatal crash leading to a wrongful death turn your life upside down, we will stand with you and protect your interests. Step one after a catastrophic accident must be to speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Send us an email to get started.