Plywood falls off of 18-wheeler on I-10 and crushes 2 cars

A green 18-wheeler carrying a load of plywood.

On Monday, a piece of plywood fell off an 18-wheeler crushing two cars on I-10 East. One person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, while the truck driver was ticketed for recklessly operating his vehicle. 

Common causes of 18-wheeler accidents vary from distracted driving, improper cargo handling, and poor maintenance. No company was mentioned in the report of the incident on New Bridge, however, cases similar to this one have held commercial trucking companies responsible in the past.

Unfortunately, Louisiana citizens can become victims of horrible trucking accidents in a split second. One careless mistake by a truck driver can cause life-changing injuries or even death. Victims and their families are often left to defend themselves against major corporations and insurance companies while simultaneously healing from physical and emotional trauma.

If you or a loved one has experienced a personal injury at the hands of an irresponsible truck driver, consult with the knowledgeable truck accident lawyers at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys. The Get Gordon team has decades of experience holding companies accountable for their wrong-doings in hopes of getting our clients the compensation they deserve. We believe that no one should have to go through tough times alone. So if you need support, please give us a call today for a free consultation.