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18 Wheeler Trucking Accidents in Louisiana
What is the difference between Trucking Accident law and other types of law?
Trucking accident law is a specialized subset of personal injury law. It requires an understanding of federal and state transportation regulations, liability and insurance complexities, as well as the ability to investigate the technical aspects of trucking accidents.
Unlike general automotive accident law, trucking accident law often involves multiple parties, including the trucking company, insurance providers, and potentially manufacturers of truck parts.
What are the different types of Trucking Accidents?
Trucking accidents can take on different forms:
Jackknife Accidents: Where the truck folds at the hinge between the cab and the trailer.
Underride Accidents: Smaller vehicles slide under the trailer during a crash.
Rollovers: When the truck rolls over onto its side or roof.
Rear-end Collisions: Often occurring in congested traffic or at stoplights.
Wide Turns and Swinging Turn Crashes: Resulting from the truck's wide turning radius.
Blind Spot Accidents: Occurring when the truck driver cannot see other vehicles due to large blind spots.
How often do Trucking accidents happen each year?
According to federal statistics, approximately 4,000 people are killed in crashes involving large trucks annually in the United States. The number of injuries is estimated to be around 100,000. In New Orleans and across Louisiana, the extensive network of highways contributes to an elevated risk of such accidents.
What are Trucking Accident injuries?
Trucking injuries relate to personal injuries sustained from accidents involving large commercial trucks, tractor-trailers, or 18-wheelers.
Given the size and weight of these vehicles, trucking accidents often result in devastating injuries or fatalities. Examples include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and lacerations.
At Forrest Cressy James, we specialize in handling trucking accident claims in New Orleans and the Gulf South region, ensuring victims get the compensation they deserve.
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"Forrest Cressy James is an amazing law firm that provides tremendous attention and care to all their clients and their needs.
When I was injured in my accident, Nick was never more than a call away from answering my questions and counseling through the process of rehab, recovery, and gaining restitution. I never once felt as if I was just another customer and instead felt like I was a friend and family member who they were willing to fight for to the end.
FCJ will always be the most trusted firm in my book."
“After trying to handle my personal injury claim on my own, and becoming completely overwhelmed, I reached out to Byron for assistance.
My claim was resolved quickly for well over six figures and most importantly, I had peace-of-mind in knowing that I wasn’t taken advantage of by insurance companies.
If you want a law firm that is professional, efficient, and treats you like a person, not just a “file number,” Forrest Cressy James is your team."
"I have had at least two occasions with accidents where the other drivers were not honest with their insurance company. It’s a situation police don’t always have time for right away, and my city has tourists that will treat it as if it never happened.
I can honestly say I didn’t have any stress in the cases. Not from the insurance companies (mine and theirs) and most importantly no pressure from my attorneys.
There was never a moment I felt alone in this. A+ from start to end. I ended up recovering $150,000 thanks to Byron and Eliza."
Forrest Cressy James is an amazing law firm that provides tremendous attention and care to all their clients and their needs.
When I was injured in my accident, they were never more than a call away from answering my questions and counseling through the process of rehab, recovery, and gaining restitution.
I never once felt as if I was just another customer and instead felt like I was a friend and family member who they were willing to fight for to the end.
FCJ will always be the most trusted firm in my book.
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Why Should I Get Legal Help After an Accident?
If you find yourself in a personal injury situation, seeking legal help is crucial because you deserve fair compensation for the harm you've endured. Without legal assistance, you might have to deal with medical bills, lost wages, and pain on your own. Not seeking legal representation can mean missing out on the support you need to recover physically, emotionally, and financially.
What Should I Expect?
No matter what type of accident, we always start with a conversation. When you connect with us, we'll listen to what happened. We'll delve into the specifics of your injury, the incident, and its impact on your life. After that, we’ll present you with your legal options.
If you decide to hire us, we’ll get started on your case and guide you through every phase. In some cases, we can find a fair settlement with the at-fault party via a settlement outside of the courtroom, and in other cases it may require us to pursue action inside the courtroom. Rest assured, no matter which way your particular case goes, we'll meticulously guide you through every step, and you’ll never be alone.
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If you or a loved one has suffered from a personal injury in Greater New Orleans, Louisiana, St. Tammany Parish, or anywhere in Gulf South Louisiana, rest assured that you are not alone.
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