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18-Wheeler Accident Attorneys

Seeking Full and Fair Compensation for Tractor-Trailer Accident Victims

Oversized truck loads and fatigued drivers can lead to tragic results. If you or a family member was seriously injured or killed in an 18-wheeler accident, seek medical and legal help immediately.

Since 1969, the law firm of Modica - Dowden has aggressively protected accident victims. We are well-prepared to prove fault, while holding negligent parties responsible. Contact us today to schedule a free half-hour initial consultation and discuss how we can help you.

Proving Fault and Liability

The lawyers at our law firm have an in-depth understanding of the state and federal regulations guiding the trucking industry. We aggressively hold truck companies accountable for violations leading to serious injuries and wrongful death. We work with accident scene reconstructionists to prove fault through evaluating property damage, skid marks, as well as witness statements and police reports. Our law firm's hands-on approach helps us determine the cause of serious truck accidents, such as:
  • Poor road conditions — including construction hazards
  • Mechanical failure — including defective tires or other equipment
  • Driver fatigue — including intoxication or lack of sleep from unsafe work schedule
  • Truck company negligence — including failure to properly train drivers or provide them with proper rest breaks
Insurance companies take us seriously, knowing we prepared every case to be successful in trial. We carefully review driver logs, maintenance reports, and black boxes to establish fault.

Seeking Just Compensation for Your Injuries and Losses

We develop strong lawsuits focused on protecting accident victims' future. Our top priority is to help you obtain full and fair compensation to cover your hospital bills, lost wages, property damage, and future rehabilitative needs. We develop compelling legal arguments complete with medical testimony highlighting the extent of your injuries, such as:
  • Whiplash
  • Neck injury
  • Brain and back injuries
  • Amputation or paralysis
We focus on the individuals behind the injury claims when negotiating with insurance companies. If the settlement offer is too low, we are prepared for trial.

Contact Our Baton Rouge Area Personal Injury Attorneys

Since 1969, we have handled 18-wheeler accident - we are ready to help you. If you or a member of your family has been seriously injured in a trucking accident, contact us online or toll free at 800-834-3303 or locally at 225-752-1800 to schedule a free half-hour initial consultation.

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Trucking Accident Causes in Louisiana

Baton Rouge Car and Truck Accident Attorney

Full-Service Personal Injury Law Firm Since 1969

Accidents involving a semi-truck and a car often end catastrophically for the driver of the smaller vehicle. In building a truck accident case on behalf of the injured party, it is important to understand who or what caused the accident.

At the law firm of Modica - Dowden in Baton Rouge, we have represented victims of serious auto accidents for more than 40 years. If you have been injured in a trucking accident, we can work to determine the cause of the accident and help you seek maximum compensation for your suffering. Contact us today to schedule a free 30-minute consultation

Trucking Accident Causes

With decades of experience, the attorneys at our firm know what steps to take to investigate an accident and start building a case. We frequently work with accident reconstruction experts to determine the cause of the accident and liability. We commonly see truck accidents caused by the following:
  • Inexperienced driving
  • Inattentive driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted drivers
  • Truck driver error
  • Improperly secured loads
  • Trucking defects
  • Dangerous road conditions
There are virtually unlimited trucking accident causes, due to negligence by the truck driver or trucking company, by another motorist, dangerous road conditions, jackknifing, and other factors. Contact Our Baton Rouge Area Trucking Accident Roll-over Lawyers

For more information about trucking accident causes and to learn about your legal options, contact our law firm by calling toll free at 800-834-3303 or locally at 225-752-1800. We offer a free 30-minute consultation.

Baton Rouge Truck Driver Negligence Lawyers

You would think any truck driver would care enough about his or her own safety to avoid driving while fatigued. The danger to others on the road is even greater: a loaded semi-truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and destroy an average automobile weighing under 5,000 pounds.

Laws and regulations exist to protect the public from the hazards of thousands of trucks hurtling across our highways at high speed. The trucks themselves must be maintained safely and drivers must have a special license. And more importantly, they must only drive for a limited time before resting.

Truck Driver Fatigue

Truck drivers are given an incentive by their companies to drive long distances, make lots of deliveries, and make them on time. It is well-known that some drivers frequently keep a double set of log books, one showing legitimate work and rest periods, and another showing the truth: driving longer than they should, with inadequate breaks. Negligence in this context is the failure to fulfill a duty to operate safely. While the manufacturer must produce safe trucks and the company must operate them safely, the driver must obey safety rules. Aside from avoiding fatigue, drivers must refrain from using alcohol or drugs, texting, or any other activity that reduces safety. If you have been injured in an accident caused by truck driver's negligence, or a loved one has been killed, contact Modica - Dowden, Attorneys at Law. Accident investigation is one of the strengths of our experienced lawyers. The attorney you choose to work on your behalf can make a difference in your chances of obtaining the compensation you and your family need.

Contact Our Baton Rouge Area Attorneys

If you need an experienced lawyer for any personal injury, family law, or wills, succession, and probate matter, contact us today. We can be reached toll free at 800-834-3303 or locally at 225-752-1800 to schedule a consultation.
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