Any type of motor vehicle accident can be a harrowing event that has long-lasting impacts on the people involved. A tractor-trailer accident, however, can have especially onerous consequences because these vehicles are so large and heavy.
Drivers in New Orleans should always take special precautions when driving their car or SUV near a tractor-trailer. Although truck drivers need special training and licensing before they get behind the wheel of such a large vehicle, they can still make mistakes while driving. Likewise, the truck's equipment could malfunction, rendering the vehicle uncontrollable for even the safest and most highly-skilled truck driver.
At Kambur Law Firm, we have helped truck accident victims recover millions of dollars in compensation due to negligent acts of truck owners and drivers. An accident between a large truck and a smaller vehicle may cause devastating injuries to the people in the smaller vehicle. But, this does not automatically mean that the truck driver or company will have liability for the accident-related damages.
Our firm's website includes information about how we investigate these kinds of cases and uncover all available evidence to help prove a case on behalf of a truck accident victim. In addition to demonstrating liability for the accident, we push to prove the full extent of the damages that the victims have suffered.
Because of the money damages that can be at stake in a truck accident case, the truck companies may fight to limit their liability. Victims have the right to have capable and experienced advocates fighting just as aggressively on their behalf. Truck accidents can involve severe injuries and even death; victims and their families should understand their legal options for pursuing claims against any responsible parties.