Accidents on the roadways in Louisiana can be very traumatic events for everyone involved. Even for people just passing by the accident in another vehicle, the accident scene can leave lasting mental images. Seeing the twisted and broken vehicles and emergency responders rushing to the scene can be especially jarring when a person thinks about the possibility that but for some good timing, they themselves could have been involved in the accident.
Few vehicular accidents have the potential to produce as much carnage as a truck accident. Commercial trucks, with their huge size and weight, cannot maneuver the same way that cars or SUVs can. Tractor-trailers cannot stop as quickly, their turns are much wider and switching lanes is more of a process than it is for smaller vehicles. For this reason, truck drivers get special training and must pass a test before they can get a commercial driver's license to drive a big rig truck.
Despite the training and federal regulations that aim to make trucking safer, semi-truck accidents do still occur. The injuries and damages from these accidents can be severe, and it is often people in the other vehicle who suffer the majority of the consequences.
At our New Orleans-based law firm, we represent truck accident victims. One important aspect of truck accident litigation is ensuring that the victim seeks appropriate damages. In addition to medical expenses and lost wages, truck accident victims may also be able to pursue compensation for the pain and suffering that they have to endure from their accident-related injuries.
All accidents are scary, but the effects of a truck accident can be particularly chilling. To learn more about the legal process of a truck accident lawsuit, visit our firm's webpage.