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Seeking Compensation Following A Devastating Truck Accident

Drivers of semi trucks and other commercial vehicles must be extra cautious on the road. Their vehicles have the potential to cause serious damage to other drivers and their passengers. Truck accidents often result in injuries and even deaths to multiple individuals. However, truck drivers are often forced to engage in negligent behavior that puts the safety of everyone else on Louisiana’s roads at risk.

At Steven J. Moore, LLC, we hold truck drivers, trucking companies and vehicle manufacturers accountable for injuries. Due to our extensive experience in this area of law, we know how to try complex truck accident cases. Our goal has always been and remains to maximize the compensation you and your family need. If you or a loved one suffered a serious personal injury or wrongful death in a truck crash, call our Baton Rouge law office at 225-767-7778.

More Than 20 Years Of Legal Experience On Your Side

At our firm, nothing is more important than providing quality, cost-effective legal service that gets the results our clients deserve. Our founding attorney, Steven J. Moore, began practicing law more than 25 years ago and has the experience you need to succeed with your personal injury case. We aggressively negotiate with insurance companies, examine all evidence, speak to witnesses and fight in court when necessary.

Common Causes Of 18-Wheeler Accidents

The laws require truck drivers to follow a strict set of rules when they obtain their commercial driver’s license. These rules include keeping an accurate time log and taking mandatory breaks per consecutive hours requirements. However, drivers are paid by the mile, which gives them an incentive to keep false records or drive fatigued – a common cause of truck wrecks. Trucks are also difficult to operate and maneuver, and this is just one more reason truck drivers need to demonstrate good judgment and care.

Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
  • Texting while driving
  • Improper passing or turning
  • Disobeying traffic signs
  • Speeding or other reckless driving
  • Ignoring hazardous road conditions
  • Poor maintenance/improper truck upkeep

Also, it is possible for the trucking company to be liable for your injuries as well. We promise to investigate every potential avenue for your recovery as we work hard and explore every option to maximize your compensation.

Set Up A Free Consultation Today

Let’s get the ball rolling today. Call an experienced injury lawyer at 225-767-7778 or contact the firm online to schedule your free initial consultation. You will receive a free initial consultation about your case and will pay no attorney fees unless we get you the compensation you need.