Pursuing Claims Against Trucking Companies for Careless Driving
Everyone who operates any type of motor vehicle has an obligation to drive carefully, with respect for the safety of others. Truck drivers, as the operators of extremely heavy and complex vehicles, must drive particularly careful in order to meet this basic standard of care.
When truckers drive negligently, they and their employers can be held accountable. At Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C., our experienced Louisiana attorneys help accident victims and their families pursue compensation for accidents caused by truck driver negligence.
Seeking Compensation for Accidents Caused by Negligent Drivers
In any collision between a truck and another vehicle, the occupants of the other vehicle are much more likely to suffer serious injuries. For that reason, truck drivers have an especially strong responsibility to drive defensively and take reasonable steps to avoid accidents.
Even when truckers follow all applicable laws and regulations, they can still be held accountable for driving unsafely. Common examples of truck driver negligence include the following:
• Driving while fatigued
• Driving under the influence
• Talking on cell phones and texting
• Taking turns at excessive speeds
• Changing lanes without looking
• Speeding, tailgating and reckless driving
In most cases involving accidents caused by negligent truck drivers, the trucking companies that employ or contract with them can be held financially responsible for compensating accident victims due to their failure to adequately train and supervise their drivers.
Lafayette Attorneys Handling Cases Involving 18-Wheeler Driver Negligence
If you have been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, our lawyers will carefully investigate the role of truck driver negligence and all other potential causes. For a free consultation, please contact us at 800-375-6186 or by e-mail. Based in Lafayette, we serve clients statewide.