Louisiana Truck Accident Attorneys

Supporting Those Injured in Big Rig Accidents

Louisiana's bustling roads and highways are vital arteries for truck traffic, significantly contributing to the state's commerce and transportation network. However, the presence of large commercial vehicles brings inherent risks. The considerable size and weight of these trucks mean that any accidents involving them can result in particularly severe injuries and substantial property damage.

In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one is involved in a truck accident, it's crucial to have knowledgeable legal support. At Clayton, Frugé & Ward, our team of Louisiana truck accident lawyers is equipped to handle the unique complexities these cases present. We recognize the challenges you face in the aftermath of a truck accident and are committed to protecting your rights and interests.

Our approach to each case is tailored and strategic, combining our extensive experience in truck accident litigation with a steadfast dedication to our clients. We are focused on securing the best possible outcome for you, whether it's navigating insurance claims, negotiating settlements, or representing you in court. Trust us at Clayton, Frugé & Ward to guide you through this challenging time with experience, compassion, and a commitment to achieving justice on your behalf.

Case Results

Results Matter. Ours have made history.

Our team of relentless injury Louisiana injury lawyers has experience handling every kind of personal injury claim under the sun. We are one of the very few law firms that accepts rejected cases because we’re skilled at identifying how to increase the odds of making even the toughest case succeed in court. That skill is why our firm won the largest single-injury verdict in Louisiana history: $117 million for a young mother who was left paralyzed in an ambulance crash. People call our firm after a loved one suffers the worst accidents of their lives, including work injuries, drowning incidents, truck crashes, and more.

    • $171 Million Plant Explosion
    • $117 Million Ambulance Accident
    • $75 Million Confidential Settlement
    • $65 Million Lead Paint Exposure
    • $60 Million Plant Explosion
    • $56 Million Truck Accident
    • $50 Million Breach of Contract
    • $49.5 Million Spinal Cord Injury
    • $46 Million Wrongful Death
    • $45.5 Million House Fire
    • $43.3 Million Brain Injury
    • $40 Million Confidential Settlement

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Factors That Lead to Serious Crashes

Truck accidents can have numerous contributing factors; understanding them is crucial for both prevention and legal assessment of these incidents. In such cases, the state's infrastructure, weather patterns, and economic activities often play a role.

In some cases, accidents are caused by factors related to the truck drivers:

  • Tired Drivers: Truck drivers often work long hours to meet tight schedules. Despite regulations limiting driving hours, fatigue remains a significant problem.
  • Distracted Drivers: Truck drivers are not immune to distractions. Texting, using GPS devices, or even eating can lead to a momentary lapse in attention.
  • Aggressive Drivers: Some truck drivers engage in aggressive driving behaviors such as speeding, tailgating, or unsafe lane changes while driving.
  • Impaired Drivers: Although commercial drivers are held to strict standards for alcohol and drug use, some accidents are caused by drivers under the influence.
  • Inadequately Trained Drivers: Trucking companies may sometimes cut corners on driver training to save money or get drivers on the road quickly.
  • Negligent Hiring Practices: Some trucking companies may fail to properly vet their drivers for past violations or may ignore red flags in a driver's record.

In other cases, accidents may be caused by factors such as:

  • Improper Loading: If a truck's cargo is improperly loaded or secured, it can cause the truck to become unbalanced and more prone to rollovers or losing cargo.
  • Equipment Failure: Trucks require regular maintenance to remain safe. Without it, brake failures, tire blowouts, steering issues, and mechanical problems can occur.
  • Poor Weather Conditions: Louisiana's weather can be unpredictable, with sudden thunderstorms, fog, or hurricanes that can make roads hazardous to drive upon.
  • Dangerous Roads: Potholes, uneven road surfaces, and inadequately marked construction zones can be particularly hazardous for trucks.
  • Traffic Flow Interruptions: Sudden stops, traffic jams, and previous accidents can lead to collisions involving trucks that cannot brake quickly enough.

The aftermath of a truck accident can be a maze of insurance claims, medical evaluations, and emotional distress. Let the Louisiana truck accident lawyers at Clayton, Frugé & Ward navigate this maze on your behalf. Contact us today at (225) 209-9943 for your free consultation and take the first step toward justice and recovery.

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