From Bossier City to New Orleans, semitrailer trucks roar across the highways and byways of the Pelican State. Despite this horsepower on display, most trucks pass to, from or through Louisiana without incident. But when an 18-wheeler accident happens, the property damage and injuries that ensue can be devastating. This is because of the great size, weight and mass of these leviathan vehicles.
Back in December we told you about a massive, multi-truck pileup on Interstate 10. Six semitrailer trucks were involved in the crash, which shut down the Interstate for hours while crews laboriously removed all of the disabled vehicles. Two people were injured and were taken to the hospital.
The crash began when a car was rear-ended, setting off a chain reaction. Rear-end collisions often happen when the driver of a vehicle is not keeping a proper lookout or is not adjusting the driving to suit road conditions. Traffic jams, heavy rain, ice and other things can cause problems for drivers who aren’t paying attention.
Although the negligent, careless or reckless party may be legally responsible for the accident, innocent parties may suffer the consequences. With such force behind these vehicles, accidents involving them can result in serious injury or, tragically, death. While nothing can bring back the loss of a loved one, proper legal action can help bring those responsible to justice.
That is where the truck accident lawyers at Frischhertz & Impastato come in. Our Louisiana legal team has extensive experience and knowledge with dealing with the aftermath of truck wrecks. For more information, please see our website.