Webster Parish Truck Accident Lawyer
Large commercial vehicles arrive and depart from Webster Parish at all hours of the day. They bring goods from around the state and the rest of the nation. However, these large trucks can cause serious accidents when drivers fail to use sufficient care while behind the wheel.
At Rice & Kendig, LLC, our Webster Parish truck accident lawyers have ample experience suing truckers and their employers for compensation. Truck accidents are not like regular car accidents, so experienced legal counsel is helpful. Give us a call to schedule a free consultation.
Why Trucks Crash
Truck accidents have many causes, but the truck driver is often to blame. Driving long distances is a difficult task, but drivers sometimes compound the difficulty by making some error behind the wheel:
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Taking corners too quickly
- Failing to yield
- Driving in an unfamiliar environment
- Tailgating unnecessarily
- Using a cell phone illegally while driving
- Driving while distracted
- Driving while fatigued
- Using drugs or alcohol
We cannot discount some other sources of accidents, such as improperly-loaded cargo. The cargo in the trailer can weigh several tons, and any imbalance can render the truck unstable, leading to rollovers and jackknifes. Some other accidents stem from defects in the truck’s design or manufacture or how it was repaired by a mechanic. If the truck’s brakes fail, for example, then a “runaway” truck can mow down many vehicles on the road before coming to rest.
Fighting for Your Rights
Even if you are 100% blameless for the accident, you might struggle to obtain fair compensation following an accident. Many trucking companies hire aggressive insurance adjusters to reject as many claims as possible. Some insurers also try to displace responsibility for the accident onto your shoulders. They typically have someone on the scene of the accident within an hour to interview witnesses and gather evidence.
The days and weeks following an accident are a difficult time. You are probably struggling to get well, perhaps attending rehabilitation or recuperating at home. At the same time, the truck company is doing everything it can to avoid liability.
This is where a Webster Parish truck accident lawyer can make a big difference in your case. We can be your voice, handling all communications with insurers and defendants. We will also thoroughly investigate the claim, requiring the truck company to preserve relevant information such as driving logs and drug test results.
We also fully investigate to name all possible defendants, including loading companies, mechanics, or truck manufacturers. In this way, we increase the chances of receiving fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Our Webster Parish Truck Accident Lawyers Are Standing By
Truck accidents cause disabling physical injuries, but legal help is here. The lawyers at Rice & Kendig, LLC have gone toe-to-toe with many trucking companies and their insurers. We fully understand how the negotiation process works and the tricks insurers use to deny victims a fair financial recovery. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.