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Truck Accident Lawyer in Lafayette

About Truck Accidents

The trucking industry uses the main highways across the country to transport goods and merchandise. Trucks share the roadways with smaller motorcycles, cars, SUVs, vans, buses, and trucks and when involved in traffic collisions the results can be serious injuries or fatalities. Some large trucks are 75 feet long and weigh 80,000 pounds with a high center of gravity making it a hard vehicle to control in an emergency. Truck accident injuries are usually severe and might include fractures, amputations, burns, traumatic brain injury, internal organ damage, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, coma, or death. Prolonged hospitalization, long-term rehabilitation or disability can face a truck injury victim.

Victims of truck accidents or their families should contact a Lafayette injury attorney for legal assistance with knowledge and experience in all types of truck accident cases. Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. has the understanding and resources to assist clients through the accident investigation stage and other legal actions that accompany truck accidents.

Common Truck Accidents

Truck accidents normally fall into the categories of rear-end accident, head-on accident, side impact or T-bone, jackknife, rollover, or underride and usually result in major injuries to occupants of other vehicles. Common causes of truck accidents are as follows:

  • Driver fatigue, driver distraction, alcohol or drug use
  • Speeding, traffic violations
  • Poor visibility, bad road conditions
  • Tire blowout, mechanical failure

Regulations exist for truck drivers of how many hours they can drive, the required rest and meal breaks, as well as other rules they must follow in order to drive safely and prevent traffic accidents. Many drivers violate the regulations in order to meet tough delivery schedules. Negligent trucking companies or truck drivers may be liable to accident victims for property damage, loss of earnings, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

Work with a Personal Injury Attorney in Lafayette

A truck accident claim may be intimidating to an injured victim. Insurance companies typically downplay injuries, redirect blame, and offer less than the worth of an injury. Mr. Doran has experience in representing clients and protecting their interest while dealing with insurance companies. Make an appointment today for a consultation with a Lafayette truck accident lawyer.

Contact a Lafayette truck accident lawyer for legal representation following a truck accident.

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