Baton Rouge Overloaded Truck Accident Attorney
Truck Accident Causes
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you should know that truck accident cases are different from and far more complicated than car accident cases. At Bohrer Brady LLC, we understand that your primary concern is securing compensation for your injuries, lost wages and other losses. However, there are often multiple possible sources of compensation in a truck accident case, since one or more parties may be responsible.
Most Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents
Causes of truck accidents include:
- Truck driver negligence/fatigue
- Negligence by the employer in hiring or training the driver
- Negligence by a party who loaded the truck/Oversized loads
- Defect in the manufacture of the truck
- Improper/inadequate truck maintenance
Bohrer Brady LLC, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has 31 years of experience investigating the causes of commercial truck accidents, negotiating payments, and handling lawsuits on behalf of people just like you.
Truck Accidents are Complex
The trucking industry is governed by a complex set of rules and regulations. Failure to abide by these rules and regulations strengthens your case, demonstrating negligence on the part of the trucking company and a duty to compensate you.
Although trucks are a necessary part of delivering goods, they can cause horrific damage in an accident. Multiple cars and other property may be damaged. If a loved one was killed, your losses may be compensated in a wrongful death action. An experienced attorney familiar with the causes, complications and possibilities of truck accidents is highly recommended.
Louisiana Improper Truck Loading Lawyer
When you pass a heavily loaded truck, do you feel nervous? When it goes around a corner, are you under tons of shifting cargo?
You would think that those loading a truck about to drive on an interstate or other busy roadway would exercise enough care to avoid truck accidents and keep others on the road safe.
Shockingly, people are seriously injured every day by trucks losing control or rolling over due to improperly loaded cargo or oversize loads.
The attorneys at Bohrer Brady LLC represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents, including truck accidents. We offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation in which you can ask questions about the law, our firm and your options. If we take your case, you can be assured of prompt responses, personal service and dedicated advocacy. Our firm has been representing victims for nearly 60 years. Our attorneys pursue any and all sources of compensation, and their goal is to maximize your financial recovery.
Many tons of cargo are behind the braking and steering systems of an 18-wheeler. An overloaded or improperly loaded truck places extra burdens on these systems, and tires, which can blow out and cause a severe truck crash.
Shifting loads can cause accidents by affecting the driver’s ability to steer or control his truck.
Falling loads also cause accidents by creating roadway hazards. Often the company that loaded the truck may also be at fault.
Responsibility for Safety
Truck drivers are professional drivers. You may have seen signs on the back of a trailer saying so and offering a phone number to report dangerous driving. Safety is a responsibility the driver must take seriously. Hiring responsible drivers is a responsibility the employer must take seriously.
Has a family member been killed in a truck accident? To inquire about your rights, contact Bohrer Brady LLC . We offer free confidential initial consultations with an experienced lawyer.