A Truck Accident Attorney with the Experience to Fight for You
Semitrucks and other large commercial vehicles have the potential to inflict serious damage when they are involved in an accident. Smaller cars, SUVs and vans cannot stand up to the sheer size and power of commercial trucks. As a result, some of the most serious injuries on Louisiana's roads involve large trucks each year.
Please schedule a free consultation today if you or a loved one was injured in a semi crash. You may contact our Lafayette law office online, or you may call 337-446-2370 (local) or 800-583-3421 (toll free) today.
Truck Driving Statistics — Rapid Growth of the Trucking Industry
Prior to the Motor Carrier Act of 1980, fewer than 20,000 interstate motor carriers operated within North America. There are now more than 20 times that number.
This deregulation measure allowed trucking companies to cut corners in an effort to increase the bottom line. The effect has been serious, and now many well-run and responsible companies are faced with serious challenges, resulting in many drivers leaving the business due to work conditions with many poorly qualified replacements.
The statistics reflect the change:
- More than 150,000 drivers are injured annually in truck crashes.
- Passengers in vehicles other than large trucks are [more than five times] more likely to be killed than truck drivers, and more likely to be seriously injured when these two different vehicle types collide.*
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to a trucking crash, we are here to determine liability and bring our experience to obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact the law firm of Richard R. Kennedy to arrange your free consultation.
Throughout the duration of our case, I could never have imagined that any team of lawyers would take so much time, be so thorough, treat me and my family as their own, and so convincingly win the case as did Richard and Richard III. I went searching for an attorney--I gained friends for a lifetime.
South Louisiana 18-Wheeler Injury Attorney
For nearly half a century, we have been partnering with clients and to date have obtained many millions in complex personal injury cases. Because we have a full understanding of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, we are able to understand any trucking company action that is negligent. While these accidents can involve several different companies in terms of the ownership or operation of a single truck/trailer, we are able to uncover all driver logs, maintenance logs and black box data to determine all facts and expose any inconsistencies.
Our lawyers are prepared to represent clients who have been injured as a result of:
- Driver distraction/fatigue
- Alcohol/drug use
- Driver health
- Hazardous materials
- Improper loading
- Improper hiring/training/supervision
Would You Like to Speak With an Attorney About Injuries From a Trucking Wreck?
To discuss any Louisiana trucking accident in a free initial consultation with a Lafayette truck accident injury attorney, call 337-446-2370 or e-mail Richard R. Kennedy.