If you spend any time on the road, you know to watch out for commercial trucks. Most truck drivers are well trained and very responsible, but the fact remains that a truck accident is likely to wreck your car and cause serious injuries. This is why the truck drivers must follow many special rules in order to avoid personal or truck company liability in the event of a truck accident.
A Louisiana truck accident can be one of the most devastating kinds of traffic accidents. Being in a truck accident means that you’ll likely have to pay steep fees for medical bills and other related expenses. There’s also a good chance that you’ll be dealing with lasting injuries, both physical and emotional.
This is why truck drivers have to follow so many rules and regulations. If a truck driver hurt you while failing to observe protocol, you may have grounds for a Louisiana personal injury lawsuit.
Federal truck-driving laws state that the driver of a commercial truck cannot be in any way impaired while behind the wheel. If he or she drove while ill, fatigued or intoxicated at the time of the truck accident, the driver would have been breaking the law. If the driver’s employer forced him or her to work while ill, the company would also shoulder some of the liability for your truck accident.
Likewise, the vehicle itself must follow federal safety regulations. Lights and reflectors need to be visible, and the cargo must be properly secured. Additionally, the truck driver needs to take precautions to avoid igniting fuel. Truck drivers are also required to follow all local traffic laws in addition to the specific regulations governing large trucks. If they fail to do so, the results can be even more damaging.
All these truck-driving rules are important because they can affect the outcome of your Louisiana personal injury lawsuit. These lawsuits are based on negligence laws, and if your lawyer can prove that the truck driver violated any of these rules, it would greatly strengthen your accident case.
In fact, the blame might not end with the truck driver. Sometimes, unscrupulous employers order their drivers to do unsafe things, like driving while ill or driving extra hours to make a timely shipment. This is an example of truck company liability, and can greatly expand the scope of your Louisiana personal injury lawsuit.
Remember that it is unfair for you to have to pay so much money for somebody else’s error. Filing a Louisiana personal injury lawsuit can remedy this, helping you get back on your feet, and showing that dangerous negligence will not be tolerated.
After a serious truck accident, while you are dealing with injuries, medical bills, car repairs and insurance companies, it’s important to have someone working on your side.
Speaking with an experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney after a truck accident can help you understand your legal rights and options, and if necessary, help you file a personal injury lawsuit to help you recover compensation for your losses.
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