Injured in an Big Truck Accident?
Here's are some statistics!
18-Wheelers can be extremely dangerous!
According to the IIHS, “The number of people who died in large truck crashes was 31 percent higher in 2018 than in 2009.”
With the increasing number of distractions for truck drivers, like cell phones and navigation devices, they sometimes take their eyes off the road for up to 40 seconds at a time. That’s time that they should be using to monitor surrounding traffic.
Serious Wrecks with Serious Consequences
18-Wheelers are extraordinarily bigger than the cars they share the roads with. 67% of deaths in big truck accidents were occupants of other vehicles, and 15% were pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcycle riders. In 2018 alone, over 4,100 people died in large truck crashes.
Were You In An Accident?
Semi-trucks may be the backbone of the highway transportation in the United States, but driving an 18-wheeler is a serious job. In Louisiana, a semi-truck can legally carry up to 80,000 pounds of curb weight. That’s over 40 tons traveling at 65 miles per hour or higher. Truck drivers who fail to maintain proper attention risk the lives of everyone on the road around them.
Rozas Injury Law has a decades-long history of holding truckers accountable for the devastating injuries they caused to surrounding drivers and passengers. If you’ve been injured as the result of a truck accident, talk to our team about the next steps for your case.
Frequently Asked Questions
“My family member has died as a result of a serious car or truck wreck. Who is the right person to bring a claim against the at-fault driver?
It is a horrible tragedy to lose a loved one so abruptly and our condolences go out to you and your family.
In Louisiana, a claim for the wrongful death of a family member can be filed by the surviving spouse and/or children of the deceased. If there are no surviving children or spouse, then the parents of the deceased can also file a claim for wrongful death. If there are no surviving parents, the surviving siblings or the deceased can file a claim. If none of those family members are alive, the surviving grandparents can file the wrongful death claim.
“The truck driver was on the job when the wreck happened. Who is responsible for my
In Louisiana, an employer and the employer’s insurance company are responsible for the actions of their employees if the employees are in the course and scope of their employment.
At Rozas Law Firm, we will research every aspect of your claim including whether the at-fault driver’s company should be held responsible for its employee’s actions.
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