Commercial trucks play a vital role in intrastate and interstate commerce. Because of that, motorists in Louisiana and elsewhere can frequently see the roads filled with these massive vehicles transporting goods short and long distances. Truck drivers also play a vital role and are entrusted with the responsibility to get their loads to the intended destination on time. Because there is the constant need to get shipments made on time or ahead of schedule, many truck companies push their drivers to drive long hours and through the night.
While it is expected that truck drivers will work many hours, even traveling during the night, there are federal trucking regulations that detail how many hours a truck driver can travel in a given timeframe, how often they must take breaks and how to address truck driving fatigue. Nonetheless, many truck drivers and trucking companies fail to comply with these regulations, increasing the risk of truck accidents.
At the Luck Law Firm, PLC, our experienced attorneys understand that negligence is often the cause of a truck accident. A fatigued truck driver is often caused by a driver failing to comply with trucking regulations. Thus, those harmed in a trucking accident should understand how the crash occurred and who is accountable.
Our attorneys take the time to look at the details. This means we not only look at the accident report and investigation conducted by law enforcement, we conduct our own thorough investigation. If we determine there is a pattern of fatigue driving within a trucking company as well as trucking regulation violations, we can use this information to not only hold the truck driver but also the trucking company liable for the accident.
To learn more, check out our law firm's truck accident webpage. The injuries and damages following a truck accident can be tremendous and catastrophic; thus, victims should understand the legal recourses available to them. A personal injury action could help a victim recover compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.