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Why Did A Truck Accident Happen To Me?

If you were in a truck accident, you were probably left wondering: How could this happen to me?

Trucking accidents can have multiple causes. You may feel guilty for your accident, even if you were not at fault. At Downs Law Firm, we help clients in the Bastrop and Monroe areas who experienced severe motor vehicle accidents, including truck accidents. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you come to terms with the accident and seek maximum compensation for your damages.

Here, we will elaborate on the factors that can influence these dangerous crashes.

What Causes Truck Accidents?

Accidents involving commercial trucks can be caused due to several factors, most of them involve the negligence of another party.

  • Truck driver negligence: Often, truck drivers ignore traffic signals, do not pay attention to other cars, drive faster than the speed limit allows, drive while distracted or drive while intoxicated.
  • Trucking company negligence: The company that owns the truck may contribute to an accident if they choose to ignore cargo limits, do not train their drivers, do not maintain their vehicles or force their drivers to operate without enough sleep.
  • Truck manufacturer negligence: If shoddy construction, defective parts, poor materials or improper maintenance is determined to be the cause of an accident, the truck manufacturer can be held liable.

Because there are several parties involved in trucking accidents, determining liability can be complicated. Downs Law Firm can help determine liability, then take legal action to seek compensation from them.

Talk With A Lawyer About Your Accident

At Downs Law Firm, we are ready to listen to your case in a free consultation. You can discuss your accident and injuries, and we can begin to assess the causes. To schedule your consultation, call us at 318-284-8551 or send us an email. We serve clients in throughout northeast Louisiana. We also have licenses in Arkansas and Mississippi.