Truck Accidents

Truck and car

Every injury suffered in an accident creates challenges for victims and every life lost on the road is a tragedy. Of the accidents that happen on roadways, those involving large trucks are particularly catastrophic. 

These enormous vehicles speeding down the highway cause horrific scenes when they collide with smaller vehicles.

Those who are suffering and struggling in the aftermath of a truck accident need an ally and an advocate who can help them through a difficult time. They need an attorney who understands the complexities of truck accident cases and understands what they are going through. I do. I’m Parker Layrisson, and my mother was injured in a truck accident. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a Louisiana truck accident, I will make it personal. I will bring the same care, compassion, and commitment to obtaining compensation to your case that I provided my mom.

Catastrophic Losses

Catastrophic injuries and deaths in tractor-trailer accidents destroy thousands of American lives every year.

The Statistics

  • 4,317 Americans died in crashes involving large trucks in 2016 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • 5.4% more people died due to big rig accidents in 2016 than in 2015
  • Commercial truck accidents killed 89 people in Louisiana and injured over 88,000 people nationwide in 2016

Many of the causes of tractor-trailer accidents are the same as those for car accidents. The pressures on truck drivers and trucking companies to carry as much as possible as quickly as possible can cause them to cut corners and ignore federal safety regulations established to prevent or reduce the chances of such accidents.

Cutting corners costs lives, and we will hold them accountable. 

Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Overloaded tractor-trailers
  • Tailgating
  • Hours of service violations
  • Driver distraction
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Speeding
  • Defective equipment, such as brakes and tires
  • Unlicensed and untrained drivers
  • Falsified log records
  • Failure to inspect and maintain
  • Cargo shifting
  • Road rage

Complex Lawsuits

Truck accidents are often more catastrophic than car accidents, and their lawsuits are usually more complicated than those involving passenger vehicles. A complex web of safety rules and regulations issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) governs the conduct of truck drivers and carriers. Whether these regulations were followed or disregarded plays a crucial role in establishing liability and obtaining compensation.

Additionally, multiple defendants may be responsible for the accident, including the driver, the trucking company, and the company’s insurance company. Injury victims may also be able to seek compensation from equipment manufacturers, loading companies, and other third parties who may be at fault.

We pride ourselves in our ability to look at a case from every angle. Therefore, we don’t shy away from cases when they get complicated and will stand by you until the end.

Speak With an Experienced Louisiana Truck Accident Lawyer Today

At the Parker Layrisson Law Firm, we have the legal knowledge, skills, and resources to cut through any defense. Dodges and denials by trucking companies and their insurers don’t shake us. And so we fight back when they try to avoid responsibility for the harm and havoc their negligence causes. 

We are passionate about taking care of our clients and are relentless in our efforts to get them the compensation and resources that can help them recover and move forward after a trucking accident upends their lives.

You don’t have to worry about paying upfront legal costs or attorney’s fees. In fact, you won’t get a bill from us unless and until we win money for you. Call the Parker Layrisson Law Firm now at 985-200-9819.