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Baton Rouge Truck Accident Injuries

The Lawyer on the Truck™. Louisiana’s highways, from the state-spanning I-10 and I-20 Interstate corridors, I-49 between Lafayette and Shreveport, or any of the other state and federal highways, are trafficked by thousands of trucks and millions of cars every year. Thankfully, increased safety features in cars and trucks, on highways, and written in law have all contributed to fewer wrecks between 18-wheelers and passenger cars over the years.

However, big rig wrecks can and do still happen, and if one happens to you, you need a lawyer on your side who has the know-how, drive, and passion to fight for your rights. Trucking companies and their insurance companies know that paying out fairly will hurt their bottom line. So, they work hard, and sometimes even play dirty, to keep you from getting just compensation. If you’re in a tractor trailer accident and aren’t at fault, you need a firm like Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys to represent you when negotiating compensation, or when appearing in court.

Causes of Big Truck Accidents in Louisiana

One of the reasons commercial trucking companies are so prepared to fight for their interests after a wreck is how many hours their drivers spend on the road every year. All those miles of road, coupled with tight deadlines, unforeseen delays, and sometimes poor road conditions, mean that drivers pull long hours behind the wheel. Those long hours lead to greater chances for fatigue and greater chances for mistakes.

Though the law is clear on how long drivers are allowed to operate a vehicle in one shift, and how long they must rest between shifts, drivers and companies sometimes falsify log books to meet deadlines. The driver can also be distracted, like any other driver on the road. Other causes for 18-wheeler accidents include overloading or improperly loading the trailer, overdue truck maintenance, or plain breaking traffic laws.

When you’re involved in a truck accident, their company will probably send a team of lawyers and insurance agents to the scene to try and lessen their liability as much as possible. That’s why you need an experienced attorney in your corner when it comes time for negotiations. The attorneys at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys have years of experience litigating truck accidents in Louisiana, so we know we can get you the restitution you need.

The Lawyer on the Truck

I’ll win your case, or you don’t owe me a dime. No costs, no expenses, no fee. Nothing.

Gordon Mckernan

What to do after a Louisiana big rig collision

If you’re involved in a collision with a commercial truck, you should first ensure your own safety and the safety of your passengers. The very next thing you should do is call a truck accident attorney, because it’s certain that the driver of the truck is calling his company’s attorneys right away. 

Because accidents involving tractor trailers can be complex, with multiple parties from the owners of the shipping company and freight, their insurance companies, and the driver, as well as yourself, there are many potential claimants to damages, as well as possibly multiple at-fault parties. For Louisiana auto accidents, you have one year from the date of the accident to file a claim with the state, and often less time with the various insurance companies involved. Since it can take time to investigate the causes, faulty parties, and other steps, you should contact a Louisiana truck accident attorney as soon as possible.

All of the above is especially true if you’ve sustained injuries from your big rig wreck, or if your automobile was damaged. Since commercial trucks are much bigger than passenger cars, trucks, and SUVs, it’s very likely that one or both of those have happened. Ideally, you should get as much information about your situation and your options as quickly as you can. Most lawyers offer a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights and options.

Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys: Louisiana’s Truck Wreck Attorney

If you’re involved in a collision with a truck in Louisiana, you need a lawyer with the experience and passion to represent your interests against the trucking company. We here at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys live and work here in Louisiana with locations in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Alexandria, Shreveport, Ascension, Livingston, Zachary, Hammond, Lake Charles, and Monroe. We know the court system, the roads, the trucking companies, and what corners they cut. We also know their insurance companies, their lawyers, and their strategies.

Call us today for a free consultation. We’ll use our experience and knowledge of Louisiana’s specific trucking and traffic laws to start on your case right away. Plus, you won’t pay unless we win!


Truck Accident Frequently Asked Questions

Being involved in an accident with a big truck can be a life-changing event. After a big truck accident, you may have questions regarding hiring an attorney and how you can get compensated for the damages to your vehicle and your injuries

The team of truck accident attorneys at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys across the state of Louisiana have answered some of the frequently asked questions that most truck accident victims have. If you have specific questions that aren’t answered here, contact Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys for a free and confidential consultation.

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