Truckers carry a heavy responsibility. Not only must they work hard to meet their delivery deadlines, but they also have to be alert and attentive nearly every moment they are on the job. A momentary lapse in attention, whether caused by distraction or trucker fatigue, can result in a devastating truck accident. Victims of these accidents can find themselves facing damages that can put their physical, emotional, and financial well-being in jeopardy.
Although federal and state lawmakers and regulators are often taking steps to curtail the risk posed by semi-trucks and their drivers, the fact of the matter is that truck accidents will continue to occur for the foreseeable future. Therefore, innocent motorists will continue to be hurt, incur unexpected medical expenses, experience lost wages, and be subjected to preventable pain and suffering. If this has happened to you, then you may want to look closely at the circumstances surrounding the accident to determine if negligence played a role.
Many Louisianans in this situation have turned to the lawyers at Tauzin & Lorio Attorneys at Law. Our team knows what to look for when searching for negligent acts and omissions, and we don’t stop with the trucker involved. We also assess the trucker’s relationship with his or her employer, the truck company’s practices with regard to truck maintenance and hiring, and any other issues that may be pertinent to a personal injury lawsuit.
We has experience building strong cases for negligence and vicarious liability, and we also know how to identify a case’s weaknesses. This is often critically important, as it has allowed us to anticipate the defense’s arguments and counter them with our own compelling legal arguments. Those who wish to learn more about how we approach our cases can peruse our website.