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Baton Rouge Truck Accident Lawyer
Day Law Group Gets Results for Louisiana Truck Accident Victims and Their Families
Car accidents are terrible. But collisions with 80-ton big-rig semi-trucks can be devastating and deadly.
When your body and property have been severely damaged or destroyed, or someone in your family has died because of an accident with a big rig, you need legal representation from a Baton Rouge truck accident lawyer, and you need it fast. You need someone who knows how to handle a trucking accident (they are not easy cases to negotiate or litigate). You need someone who knows how to deal with the insurance companies. You need someone who can effectively negotiate your case or take it all the way to trial if that’s what it takes to get you the money you need to pay for hospital bills, therapy, property damage, and other out-of-pocket expenses caused by the accident. You will find the Baton Rouge truck accident attorney you need at Day Law Group.
Filing a Truck Accident Claim
By enlisting the expertise of a skilled Louisiana truck accident attorney, you will have a team to help you through investigating the accident, compiling important and helpful documents, and working hard to ensure that all important deadlines are met. Working with an attorney has many benefits and can, at it's core, allow you to focus on recovery while we focus on getting you the compensation you deserve.
The Baton Rouge 18 wheeler accident attorneys at Day Law Group are experienced and tenacious personal injury attorneys. They concentrate their legal skills on representing people who have been injured by commercial trucks or truckers.
Day Law Group is a small, family-oriented firm serving all of Louisiana. At Day Law Group, you are a person who needs our help, not a legal case. That’s why our attorneys are responsive and give you the personal attention, guidance, advice, and support you need – both in and out of the courtroom. Our trucking accident attorneys are dedicated to serving and protecting our clients and getting them the compensation they need and deserve.
Here in Louisiana, over 78% of our communities rely on trucks to transport their goods. As of April 2015, there were 5,460 trucking companies located in Louisiana. With that many trucks on the road and the difficult conditions truck drivers face (including fatigue, loss of control from cargo shifts, and more), it’s no wonder that large truck accidents are so common. In fact, statistics state that large trucks are involved in 8% of all fatal crashes each year in Louisiana. Big rigs are more likely to be involved in fatal multiple-vehicle crashes— as opposed to single-vehicle crashes— than are passenger cars. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), 72% of fatalities in truck accidents were occupants of other vehicles.
Car Accident Settlement $441.3 Thousand
Premises Liability Settlement $300 Thousand
Workers’ Compensation Settlement $175 Thousand
Big Truck Settlement $625 Thousand
Car Accident Settlement $625 Thousand
Because commercial trucking companies (and their insurance companies) face enormous costs if they are held liable for injuries or deaths caused by trucking accidents, most trucking companies will send investigators, lawyers, and other personnel to the accident scene. These people are working for the trucking company. It is their job to minimize the trucking company’s exposure to liability.
If you are in an accident with a commercial truck or if you have lost a loved one in a commercial trucking accident, you must keep in mind it the trucking company and its insurance company are NOT on your side. No matter how nice they may seem to be, they do not have your best interests at heart, which is why you should hire experienced and capable trucking accident “counsel” to represent you.
“Justin is a great lawyer, if not, the best lawyer. His passion for the well-being of his clients is amazing. I love having him as my lawyer. I will always call on Justin for my case.” - A.H.
The company that was sued on our behalf did not want to settle. Justin worked through it diligently. Job well done. I would recommend this law firm to anyone.” - P.R.
“Everyone in the office was helpful and friendly, they made me feel important and like every question mattered. I was never rushed off the phone.” - E.C.
Due to the sheer tonnage of an 18-wheeler or semi-truck, commercial trucking accidents frequently cause catastrophic injuries and death. The enormous financial burden this places on accident victims is why the truck accident attorneys at Day Law Group aggressively pursue compensation to the extent allowed by law for things like:
- Medical expenses (past, present, and future)
- Lost wages or earning capacity
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- And other economic and non-economic relief
Causes of Truck Accidents
Any number of factors that could cause a trucking accident, but some of the more common ones are:
- Driver fatigue
- Negligent truck safety
- Distracted drivers
- Company failure to train or enforce safety rules
- Loss of control from cargo shifts
All of the behaviors above can constitute negligence, which means you can hold the at-fault drivers and shipping companies accountable. We can help you determine liability and pursue justice – no matter what negligent behavior caused your accident.
Laws, Laws And More Laws
Commercial trucking accident settlement and litigation is not something that a non-lawyer should undertake alone. Why? Because the laws and regulations governing commercial trucks and truck drivers are many and complicated. Fortunately, our approachable attorneys have spent years studying and applying these laws, and we are here to help you!
In addition to state traffic laws, federal laws regulate the trucking industry to an enormous extent. The laws and regulations governing the commercial trucking industry are called the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). These laws and regulations span all aspects of trucking including:
- Truck driver licensing requirements
- Required documentation
- Driver’s work hour limitations
- Weight, size, and route limitations
- Trucking insurance minimums
- And more
That’s a lot of law to know and understand. When a trucking accident occurs, it is often because the trucking company failed to comply or enforce one or more of these laws. Knowing what rules govern commercial trucking companies and truck drivers is critical to both investigating the cause of the accident and = recovering for your injuries. That’s why you need to have experienced and knowledgeable Louisiana truck accident attorneys represent you. We are not here to intimidate you with our education and experience, but rather to put it to work on your side!
Trucking accidents often include a number of responsible parties (truck driver, commercial trucking company, trucking owner, and others), and conducting a proper investigation to preserve the evidence is critical.
We can help you understand the rules and conduct this investigation, both of which are essential to developing the evidence in your case and successfully fighting the trucking company and the insurance company’s attorneys. Our lawyers have extensive experience building handling truck accident cases.
Our legal team at Day Law Group can go to the scene and gather evidence that benefits you. We are not afraid to stand up to big companies if it means securing your rights and your future.
Whether you have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one in a trucking accident, you are entitled to, and deserve, legal representation from a law firm committed to your most favorable outcome. Day Law Group is here for you.
The lawyers at Day Law Group have extensive experience litigating catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death actions arising out of commercial trucking accidents.