Top Lafayette 18-Wheeler Trucking Accident Attorney

18-wheeler / trucking accidents frequently occur because of commercial drivers being over-tired and stressed, exceeding the prescribed speed limit, or driving under influence of drugs or alcohol. As trucks carry heavy loads and consignments, and have tight deadlines to meet, the injuries caused as a result of the accident could be extremely serious. Today, a large amount of highway traffic is tractor trailer trucks and rigs. We not only represent auto victims injured by truckers, but also truckers injured by truckers. In recent years, a large number of our vehicular accident clients were truckers. 

Lawsuits based on accidents and collisions involving trucks, semis, tractor trailers, or big rigs involve a complicated group of laws, rules and regulations, and large amounts of evidence. Because the trucking industry is heavily regulated, an accident involving a truck is significantly more complex than an automobile accident case. Not only are trucking accident lawsuits complex, but the injuries are often staggering. For years, the trucking industry and its drivers have flagrantly violated the various laws in place that are meant to keep other drivers on the road safe. Death, paralysis, severe burns and brain injury caused by truck driver negligence continues to occur at an alarming rate. 
Based on our vast experience in representing plaintiffs in truck accident cases, we know that an action can be brought against both the truck driver and the trucking insurance company. We have the experience and specialized knowledge to lead the investigation into the cause of a trucking accident and to help you collect the maximum amount allowed under the law. 
We have handled cases involving a wide variety of issues, including:
    • Driver Fatigue
    • Driver Intoxication
    • Lack of Driver Qualification
    • Improper / Defective Equipment
    • Negligent Hiring / Retention / Entrustment
    • Unsafe and Improper Towing

Contact a Lafayette 18-wheeler and trucking accident lawyer/attorney today. Free consultation.

If you are the victim of a trucking accident in Louisiana, you are entitled to compensation for property damage (car repairs), medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and permanent injury or disfigurement. Even after deducting attorney fees, the net recovery for an individual who is represented by an attorney in a truck accident case will always be greater than an individual who tries to handle it alone. We guarantee it. 
At Welborn & Hargett, we handle everything, saving you the aggravation of dealing with impersonal, uncooperative and aggressive insurance adjusters. You deserve an experienced Louisiana trial lawyer on your side. Contact a 18-wheeler accident lawyer/attorney at Welborn & Hargett today.