Helping Prove Negligence Against Trucking Companies For Over 20 Years
Typically, it is an occupant of a smaller vehicle who suffers serious or catastrophic injuries in a crash involving an 18-wheeler (also called big rig or tractor trailer). Determining the cause of a truck accident can be critical for the long-term prospects of an injury victim. Some accidents can be traced to a traffic violation by the driver of the other vehicle. Weather, traffic congestion, defective roadways and mechanical failure can all trigger truck accidents.
A detailed investigation can help uncover the true cause of a truck accident. Very often, the cause turns out to be an error or errors on the part of the truck driver or the trucking company. Examples of trucking company negligence include:
- Training deficiencies
- Failure to properly screen drivers
- Failure to enforce driving regulations
Was The Truck Driver Guilty Of A Log Book Violation?
A truck driver’s log book is supposed to tell the story of trucking practices: how often the truck was inspected, how many hours the truck driver rested and so on. It is up to a trucking company to ensure that log books are properly kept. A trucking company should also preserve truck driver log books for the proper amount of time.
If our attorneys represent you after a serious truck accident, you can be sure that we will examine training records and the driver’s log book. We will also look at other evidence related to the trucker’s activities and the trucking company’s compliance or violations of trucking regulations.
Gas and oil production and other industrial enterprises are multiplying quickly in the region of Louisiana that includes Lake Charles. With the economic boom comes increased commercial vehicle traffic. Our law firm is here to advocate for people injured in truck accidents. If your truck accident was caused by a trucking company’s negligence, we are prepared to use that information to build a strong case for your compensation.
Community-Oriented Firm Investigates Cases Thoroughly
The Townsley Law Firm is a well-established personal injury law firm serving communities in the area of Lake Charles. Lawyers at our firm will look into the log book and other key factors if we represent you.
After a truck accident resulting in injury, it is important not to face the insurance companies alone. Reach out to our Lake Charles and Sweet Lake trucking company negligence lawyers at 337-377-0584 for a free initial consultation. We are ready to help.