Crashes Involving Semitrucks And Tractor-Trailers

Truck crashes can be catastrophic, especially when smaller vehicles are involved. While any number of factors can cause a truck wreck to happen, the vast majority of these crashes involve some type of human mistake — and, in many cases, the errors, recklessness or carelessness of another motorist.

A normal 18-wheeler outweighs the typical passenger vehicle by over 70,000 pounds.

At Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC, our lawyers are dedicated to helping people recover from the injuries and losses they have endured due to truck crashes.

Known for our dedication, skills and record of success, our attorneys can help truck crash survivors, including families who have lost a loved one in a deadly truck wreck:

  • Identify their options for justice and recovery
  • Protect their rights and interests as they move forward
  • Hold any and all negligent parties accountable
  • Secure the full amount of compensation they deserve.

As local attorneys who have lived in Lake Charles our whole lives, we care deeply about helping you — and all southwest Louisianans — secure justice after truck crashes. That is why we will work relentlessly to bring every truck wreck case we handle to the best possible resolution.

Superior Representation For Truck Crash Survivors

Providing compassionate service and vigorous legal advocacy, our lawyers have extensive experience representing truck crash survivors in various types of cases, including (but not limited to) those that involve:

  • Truck driver negligence, including trucker fatigue, trucker impairment, failures to abide by traffic laws and failures to comply with trucking regulations
  • Other motorist negligence such as reckless driving, drunk driving, aggressive driving, and distracted driving
  • Trucking company negligence, including failures to maintain trucks, failures to hire qualified commercial drivers and failures to comply with state or federal trucking regulations
  • Other forms of negligence such as the negligence of vehicle equipment manufacturers (when faulty vehicle equipment causes crashes) and the negligence of cities or governments (when dangerous road conditions contribute to truck wrecks).

Possible Causes Of 18-Wheeler Accidents

The trucking industry is governed by a highly complex set of federal and state regulations. These laws are designed to keep the roadways safe for truckers and other drivers. Unfortunately, semitruck accidents still occur, resulting in traumatic injuries and sometimes wrongful death cases. We investigate each case, using crash reconstructionists to help us determine the cause. Some possibilities are:

  • Overloading
  • Improperly secured cargo
  • Driver fatigue
  • Lack of proper maintenance
  • Negligence by a third party, such as a mechanic who repaired a truck's brakes incorrectly

Our firm has the skill and resources needed to handle serious truck crash cases. You can be confident that we will do everything we can under the law to help you recover maximum compensation.

Damages for these and other types of truck wreck claims can include (but may not be limited to) awards for:

  • Medical bills, including past and future treatment costs
  • Lost wages, including past and future earnings lost as a result of the crash
  • Property damage
  • Mental suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Funeral and burial costs (for claims related to fatal truck crashes).

These recoveries can be pivotal to helping truck crash survivors heal and restore their lives.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

Do not hesitate to find out whether your injury case has merit. Call Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC, at 337-513-4436 or contact us online today. When you contact our attorneys, we will provide you with honest answers and clear advice during your free initial consultation so that you have the information you need to make the best decision for yourself and your family.