What Causes Big Truck Accidents?

18 wheeler accident

Call 985-888-0640 to speak to a Covington truck accident attorney for a free consultation.

If you are looking for a Covington truck accident attorney because you have been injured by an 18 wheeler, call us today.

Because 18 wheelers can weigh up to 100,000 pounds (50 tons!), they can cause very serious bodily injuries to vehicle occupants who collide with the tractor trailer.

The rules and laws that govern interstate carriers are different than those which govern passenger cars.  You need to hire a lawyer who is well versed in these different laws.

If you have been seriously hurt in a truck crash, you should to speak to a lawyer who can explain the applicable rules to you.  You need a personal injury lawyer who also understands the pain you are going through and who doesn’t just treat you “like a number.”

If you have been injured in a collision with an 18 wheeler, you may have suffered serious personal injuries you don’t even know about.  You may have suffered injured spinal discs (cervical / neck, lumbar / back or sacrioliac discs) that will require an MRI to find.

You may have suffered a traumatic brain injury to your head that you aren’t aware of.

This is why it is important to hire an attorney with experience in both the law and medical areas of serious truck accident injuries.

What causes big truck accidents?

Truck accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Speeding
  • Failing to obey traffic laws
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Fatigued driver
  • Reckless or aggressive driving

What do I do if I have been injured in an 18 wheeler accident?

If you have been hurt in a car or truck accident anywhere in St. Tammany Parish Louisiana, call us today so we can advise you of your rights.

Even if you were not at fault, you still have certain duties and obligations you must follow in order to pursue your insurance claim.

Most cases settle before trial but sometimes a case must be brought to trial for a resolution.

If you have been injured in a car crash, be sure and call the police so they can investigate the collision and prepare a crash report.

Also get medical attention if you need it.

If you have any questions, please call David so that he can try and answer any legal questions you might have.

Are there any legal deadlines I need to be aware of before contacting a Covington truck accident attorney?

Yes, you need to be aware that under Louisiana law, victims injured in a big rig crash only have one year from the date of the accident to file their lawsuit.

Call Kervin Law at 985-888-0640 to discuss your rights and options with a Covington Truck Accident Attorney if you have been hurt in a truck accident.

Experienced Trucking Accident Lawyers Ready to Help You.

Have you been injured in a big truck accident and looking for  trucking accident lawyers? 

If you have been injured in a collision with an 18 wheeler, you should consider speaking to an experienced truck wreck lawyer.

If you are searching for a trucking accident attorney near you, call us for a free consultation. We help those injured in 18 wheeler trucking accidents whether they occur in town or on the interstate.

18 wheelers can cause very serious injuries.

With a weight of up to 50 tons and at a highway speed of 70 miles per hour, a big tractor trailer can cause very serious injuries to a motorist who collides with a negligent truck driver.

18 Wheelers have different insurance and regulatory requirements.

Trucking accident law and insurance regulations are different than automobile collision insurance.   Big trucks are required to maintain more liability insurance than typical passenger cars.

The type and level of insurance can also depend on whether the carrier is an intrastate or interstate carrier.

Call us to assist you if you have been injured by an 18 wheeler.

18 wheelers, Tractor Trailors and Big Rigs.

18 wheelers go by many names: big rigs, semi-trucks, tractor trailers.  But whatever you call them, when they collide with an automobile, bad things can happen.

We have seen many 18 wheeler wrecks on the I-12 route from Goodbee to the Covington exit, and from Covington to Slidell.  If you have been hurt by a semi truck in St. Tammany Parish, call Kervin Law for a free consultation.


Kervin Law, LLC
1978 N. Hwy 190, Suite A Covington, LA 70433
Call 985-888-0640, Covington Truck Accident Attorney