Get the Legal Help You Need From Our Truck Accident Attorneys in Bossier City
18-Wheeler Collisions, Crashes, & More
Bossier City is in Bossier Parish which lines the southwest border of Arkansas and lies just minutes away from Texas. Interstate 20 is the major highway passing through the city, on which are hundreds of truckers making their way through the city to get to their destinations. Interstate 49 also lies just outside of city limits and stretches from Lafayette to Texarkana. With such major highways in the area, commuters often share the road with 18-wheelers, presenting the looming chance of a truck-to-car collision.
If you or someone you know suffers an injury in a large truck accident, be sure to reach out to a local truck accident lawyer. The Bossier City truck accident attorneys at E. Orum Young Law Offices can review accident details, make you aware of your legal options, and pursue legal action on your behalf.
The Major Risks of Large Truck Accidents
Truck-to-car collisions often happen with devastating consequences. While truckers sit meters high in the driver seat of a vehicle that can weigh up to 80,000 lbs, passenger vehicle drivers are just feet off the ground in automobiles that weigh roughly 4,000 lbs. This makes any collision with a large truck a possibly life-changing one. Some of the most common causes of such accidents include:
- Improper use of turning signals
- Unsecured loads
- Reckless driving
- Defective machinery
- Failure to yield to cyclists and pedestrians
- Fatigued driving
- Distracted driving
These avoidable actions are often the basis of some of the most severe accidents. Truckers often sustain minor injuries -- if any -- in truck-to-car collisions, while passenger vehicle drivers are exposed to many injuries. A few commonly reported injuries include:
- Crushed appendages
- Facial injuries
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Deep cuts
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Punctured organs
- Joint damage
No matter if your large truck accident resulted in serious injuries or not, you have the right to pursue compensation from the liable party. Doing so without legal help is a possibility, but you can improve your chances of a successful claim by acquiring a Bossier City truck accident attorney.
How a Bossier City Truck Accident Attorney can Help
Large truck companies are not strangers to personal injury claims. They understand that as long as they have drivers on the road, there is a chance of a truck accident occurring. In preparation for such instances, they have insurance adjusters ready to mitigate the next personal injury claim.
Those who approach claims against trucking companies independently will often receive an underwhelming initial settlement offer. They do so as they are aware that you are in need of immediate funds and will likely accept whatever funds they offer. With an attorney representing you and filing paperwork on your behalf, adjusters often notice that you are serious about receiving fair compensation. If they are to offer an unfair settlement, your attorney can make them aware of the full extent of accident-related damages that require compensation accompanied with supporting documents.
The Bossier City truck accident attorneys at E. Orum Young Law Offices can provide such services for your personal injury case. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. Our Trial Guarantee ensures that we will take your case to trial per your request.