Helping People Injured In Trucking Accidents
On the long bridges over the bayous, on Interstate 10 (I-10) and on Interstate 49 (I-49), you cannot go far without seeing large semitrucks. A collision involving one of these 80,000 pound 18-wheelers and a much lighter car or motorcycle often causes severe injuries. You don’t have to imagine the devastation, because you experienced it. You understand the costs associated with such an accident.
At the law office of Tauzin & Lorio, Attorneys at Law, in Lafayette, Louisiana, we have developed a strong knowledge of trucking accidents and what makes them different from other motor vehicle accidents. We have obtained significant verdicts and settlements for injured people, helping them recover compensation for your pain and suffering, lost income, medical bills and other costs.
Attorneys Who Know The Trucking Industry
A network of federal and state laws and regulations tightly govern the commercial trucking industry. Drivers are also backed by large trucking companies and their insurance companies. After an accident, you need attorneys on your side who understand how the industry works and how to establish fault.
We work with investigators and trucking specialists to find what truck drivers and their employers did wrong such as:
- Driving fatigued after spending too many hours behind the wheel and lying about it in the driver’s logbook
- Improper truck maintenance leading to fuel leaks, brake failures, tire blowouts or other emergencies
- Allowing drivers to work on an expired commercial driver’s license or the driver lying on a CDL application
It is important that we get to work as quickly as possible after the accident to secure evidence. Trucks are equipped with data recorders just like airplanes. We can review the data to find out more about the accident. It is important not to give the trucking company time to dispose of any evidence.
Contact Tauzin & Lorio, Attorneys At Law, Today To Take Action
It is important to contact an experienced truck accident lawyer immediately so that evidence can be preserved and the investigation can begin. Additionally, you will not have to worry about attorney fees, since we accept all cases on a contingency basis. You will not owe us anything until we recover compensation for you.