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Regulations seek to address fatigued truck driving

Drivers in Louisiana frequently share the roads with large commercial trucks. Whether it is the middle of the day or the middle of the night, semi-truck and tractor-trailer trucks can be seen traveling long and short distances across the state. A major concern regarding truckers is fatigue. Because drowsy driving is very dangerous and can pose many risks on the roadways, federal regulations have been passed to address this concern.

Helping clients recover a favorable award following a truck crash

Large commercial trucks maintain an important role in society. Any motorist in Louisiana can attest that it is fairly common to share the roads with semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks. While it is commonplace to see these massive vehicles on the roadways, this does not make it any easier for motorists to travel near them. Commercial trucks do not operate the same way as smaller vehicles, which is why they require special training by truck drivers to properly maneuver them. Nonetheless, some truckers operate their vehicles without the proper training, drive while overworked and fatigued, and trucking companies often overlook federal trucking regulations in order to make timely deliveries. These situations could lead to a serious or even fatal truck accident.

Truck Accidents

Although whenever we get behind the wheel of our car and head out on the roads we may take for granted the many potential hazards that exist, many are hidden in plain sight each day. Trucks. Whether it is a commercial 18-wheeler barreling down the highway or a dump truck heading up and down the road you live on, we see trucks so often that many of us are simply unaware of their potential dangers.

Fatal Louisiana truck accident results in arrest

Victims of truck accidents, and their families, are legally protected. A dump truck driver was arrested, a victim was dead and another victim was injured following a truck accident in Louisiana. The truck accident resulted in a fatal 5-car pileup. The 59-year old truck driver was arrested following the deadly accident that claimed the life of a 60-year old woman. Authorities reported, following their investigation, that the driver of the Mack dump truck failed to stop at a red light, causing the accident.

Good Samaritan Struck by Truck While Assisting Stricken Motorist

An Interstate is never a safe place for pedestrians, but there are times when people do need to get out of their vehicles. Police and first responders, for example, get out of their vehicles in order to write tickets or help after crashes. When those officials do so, however, they take steps to ensure other motorists are aware. They can block lanes or even close roads, if necessary to protect themselves and the driver they're assisting.

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