Were You In An 18-Wheeler Accident? We’ll Be By Your Side.
Over 500,000 accidents involving 18-wheel trucks occur in the United States every year. The injuries that result from these accidents are usually catastrophic. Of these accidents, over 5,000 are fatal.
If you survived an auto accident involving an 18-wheeler and have expensive and painful injuries, you deserve legal help. Downs Law Firm can represent you and advocate for your rights. Our experienced accident attorney can help you maximize the reparations that you receive for your suffering.
Know The Common Causes Of Truck Accidents
Many factors can cause 18-wheeler accidents. If negligence on the part of the driver, trucking company or another party influenced your accident, you might be entitled to recover compensation. Some common causes of 18-wheeler accidents include:
- Failure to accommodate blind spots
- Brake failure
- Driver fatigue
- Failure to obey traffic rules
- Defective tires or other truck parts
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Unsecured or improperly secured cargo
- Unsafe driving practices
Our attorney can work to determine the cause of your accident, determine liability and hold the responsible party accountable for the crash.
Why Are 18-Wheeler Accidents So Damaging?
Eighteen-wheeler accidents are particularly catastrophic, even among other accidents caused by commercial vehicles. The sheer size of an 18-wheeler means that the impact on a passenger car is massive. Survivors may experience lifelong brain injuries as well as severe neck and spinal injuries. The damage to property can also be devastating.
Because these accidents cause so much damage, they also cause major expenses for victims. Downs Law Firm will fight to recover compensation for the catastrophic damages you suffered because of an 18-wheeler.
Get A Lawyer On Your Side; Schedule A Consultation.
If an 18-wheel truck injured you, get representation from Downs Law Firm. We do not charge a fee unless we recover compensation for you. Get your free consultation by calling 318-284-8551 or by sending an email. We serve Monroe, Bastrop and northeast Louisiana. We are also licensed to practice in Arkansas and Mississippi.