Truck Accident Attorney in Baton Rouge
18-Wheeler Collisions, Crashes, & More
If you have ever traveled on a Louisiana highway, you’ve likely driven past multiple 18-wheelers and other large trucks. While some merely transport consumer goods, others carry massive loads and come in the form of construction vehicles and flatbeds. What remains true for all large trucks is that they pose a great danger to passenger vehicle commuters if operated improperly. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that roughly 500,000 truck accidents occur annually and 5,000 of those accidents are fatal.
As an individual injured in a large truck accident, you may find it difficult choosing your next steps. Medical and vehicle repair bills are likely to pile while you must struggle to afford everyday expenses. The Baton Rouge truck accident attorneys at E. Orum Young Law Offices can help you secure fair compensation for your accident.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Large truck drivers take on a major responsibility when they receive their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Truckers are not only tasked with fulfilling job duties but also ensuring the safety of fellow commuters. Those who fail to do so are most likely to cause a large truck accident. Common causes of large truck accidents include:
- Driving for longer than the legally allowed time
- Driving drowsy
- Traveling in the middle or far left lane
- Performing improper turns
- Not securing the truckload
- Overloading the truck bed
- Improper vehicle maintenance
- Switching lanes without indicating
People often view property damage to be the most vital issue following a truck accident, but injuries are often far worse. Traumatic brain injuries, spine injuries, facial injuries, lacerations, broken bones, cuts, scrapes, and bruises are the most common truck accident injuries. Numerous non-physical injuries often arise as well that can diminish your quality of living. The Baton Rouge Truck accident attorneys at E. Orum Young Law Office can serve as your legal ally throughout the claims process.
Truck accident victims can legally pursue financial restitute for all damages that resulted from the incident. With the help of an attorney, you can secure compensation for:
- Ongoing rehabilitation and medical care
- Past, present, and future medical bills
- Lost earning capacity
- Medical equipment
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- … and much more
E. Orum Young Law Offices has over 35 years of experience representing those injured in large truck accidents and can help ensure that you receive fair compensation. We can contact the insurance company on your behalf and negotiate a settlement that accurately covers all accident-related damages. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. Our Trial Guarantee ensures that we’ll take your case to trial per your request.