Who is Liable for My Louisiana Truck Accident?

If you’ve been in a big truck wreck, you could be dealing with serious injuries, property damage, and worse. You might be facing months, years, or even a lifetime of pain, mental anguish, an inability to work, or other problems. If you weren’t at-fault for the wreck, you deserve compensation to help pay for your…

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18-Wheeler Crash Slows Traffic on I-20 in West Monroe

On Wednesday, an 18-wheeler traveling eastbound on Interstate 20 crashed, causing high traffic in West Monroe.  Truck accidents like these on I-20 are not uncommon. In fact, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration ranks I-20 as number 4 out of the most dangerous interstates in the country. As they drive through the bustling city of…

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Accidents on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

Every day, over 30,000 people travel on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. The bridge—also called the Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge—was the longest bridge in the country when it was finished in 1973. Its 18 miles is now the 3rd longest in the country, and 14th longest in the world. Tragically, the…

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18-wheeler Carrying Hazardous Materials Overturns on I-10 in Iberville Parish

An 18-wheeler carrying the hazardous substance acrylic acid overturned in the median of I-10 in Iberville Parish around 6:30 am Wednesday morning.  By 11:00 am, police had shut down all traffic heading east from I-49 in Lafayette to LA 77 near Grand Tete, to facilitate what they referred to as “an extended recovery process.” It…

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Young Boy Suffers Brain Injury, Due to Commercial Big Truck Accident

It started out to be just another day for a boy living his life in Louisiana. However, the day quickly shifted when he was involved in a big truck accident, changing his life forever. At Gordon McKernan, our team of lawyers are committed and taking action to help the young boy who now has a…

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The Most Dangerous Highways in Louisiana

Louisiana is known for its beautiful bayous, thriving and unique culture, and for being the “Sportsman’s Paradise.” Sadly, however, Louisiana is also known for containing some of the most dangerous highways in the country. Between 2016–2020, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there were 3,571 fatal motor vehicle crashes in Louisiana, or around…

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18-wheeler accident on I-12 results in the death of a child

A multi-vehicle crash involving an 18-wheeler stopped traffic and took the life of a young child early on Thursday morning. Police first reported the crash around 9 am, stating that the tractor-trailer had jackknifed on eastbound I-12 near Albany, causing multiple collisions with other vehicles.

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Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving in Louisiana

In our increasingly-connected world, there’s more pressure than ever before to stay constantly in-touch with family, friends, coworkers, and everyone else in our lives. This can present certain dangers when combined with the amount most Americans drive—according to a survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the average American spent nearly an hour a…

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The Dangers of Louisiana Truck Driver Fatigue

Truck driver fatigue is a serious problem on the roads, highways, and other freight corridors of the United States. Truck drivers are often pushed to their physical and mental limits as they haul their freight across the country, and many suffer chronic fatigue and drowsiness as a result. Even with hours-of-service regulations keeping drivers from…

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I-10 East Closed in WBR Following Deadly Truck Wreck

A devastating crash involving a commercial bus and an 18-wheeler was reported around 11AM on I-10 just past LA 415. This area is known as the “Devil’s Triangle” in Louisiana due to the high number of truck crashes and car accidents that happen there. After running into a cable barrier in the median, the bus…

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