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Truck Accident Claims

Louisiana Truck Accident Lawyers

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Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, the truck accident attorneys at Leger & Shaw have served clients injured in a Louisiana trucking accident for nearly 35 years. Trucking accident claims are very complex. We have the experience and knowledge to handle complex litigation that may involve multiple parties and insurance companies.

For more detailed information on why we are the right trucking accident law firm for you, please visit our Firm Overview page.

Knowledgeable Gulf Shore 18 Wheeler Accident Attorney

Our truck accident attorneys understand Louisiana trucking laws. We also understand multi-party litigation. This is important because several parties (and their insurance carriers) can be involved in a trucking accident claim, including the following people or companies:

  • Truck driver - truck driver fatigue, negligence, and drug or alcohol use are all causes of trucking accidents. Trucking laws limit the number of hours a trucker can drive, but some truckers ignore these laws. In addition, the laws do not specify how a truck driver spends his (or her) off-time. In many instances, they could be assisting with loading and unloading the truck or other physically exhausting activities.
  • Truck cab owners - truck cab owners (who may or may not be the truck driver) are under a duty to ensure all parts are in proper working order and any worn parts are replaced, including tail lights, brakes, tires, and other safety concerns.
  • Truck trailer owners - truck trailer owners are typically not the truck cab owner or the driver. However, regardless of the owner, that person or company also has a duty to ensure all safety compliance issues are addressed.
  • Truck loaders - the company that loads the truck may also be responsible for a trucking accident. If the truck is not properly loaded, load shifts can cause a trucking accident.
  • Trucking companies - trucking companies that supply drivers may also be partially responsible for a trucking accident by not properly investigating into the background and qualifications of their truck drivers.
  • Truck manufacturers - truck manufacturers and truck parts manufacturers can also contribute to a trucking accident by manufacturing defective truck parts.
  • State and federal government - poor highway and roadway design or maintenance can also cause a trucking accident.

Contact a Louisiana Semi Truck and Tractor Trailer Injury Attorney

For further information regarding Louisiana trucking laws, or to discuss your truck accident injury claim with an experienced trucking accident lawyer, please schedule a free confidential consultation by calling us at 504-322-4299 or toll free at 1-888-708-8950. You may also e-mail us by completing the client intake form on our Contact Us page. Put our 34 years of truck accident experience to work for you.

Serving the People of Louisiana Since 1979