Causes of Truck Accidents in Louisiana

Holding Tired, Distracted Truck Drivers Accountable

Like other accidents, the causes of truck accidents in Louisiana may be due to tired, distracted drivers. Truck drivers may not get enough sleep. Because of the demands of their occupation, they may take speed, no doze or energy supplements to stay awake while they drive. Like regular drivers, they may text or use their phones while they drive.

But there is a critical difference. Truck drivers operate heavier, more dangerous vehicles than other people. They should be held to higher standards because of that.

The attorneys at Frischhertz Poulliard Frischhertz Impastato LLC will help you hold truck drivers accountable after a crash. We have a team of veteran attorneys with more than 30 years of experience and young and energetic lawyers. We work together to provide effective representation and personal attention after a truck accident.

How to Avoid a Truck Accident

Of course, it's best if you can avoid a truck accident in the first place. Keeping in mind some basic facts about how trucks operate can help you prevent an accident.

  • Trucks often make wide turns. Large trucks have wide turning radiuses, meaning they need more room to turn than smaller vehicles. If you are in the turning radius of a truck, be aware that the truck may move into your space. Give the truck plenty of room to turn.
  • Trucks have longer stopping distances. A truck cannot stop in the same distance as a car going at the same speed. Trucks need more room to stop than a smaller vehicle. If a truck is following you too closely on the interstate or highway, move out of the way

New Orleans Truck Accident Lawyers

If you are unable to avoid a truck accident, contact us online or call us at 504-264-9915 or toll free at 866-920-5611. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case with one of our personal injury attorneys.

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