The United States sees thousands of 18 wheeler accidents every year. Unfortunately Louisiana bares a large percentage of these due to the state being a major industrial hub for the country. Many lives are lost on the highways and roads of Louisiana every year. Those who are fortunate enough to survive often suffer severe and debilitating life-long injuries because of the size difference between an average 18 wheeler truck and an automobile.
Trucking companies have teams of lawyers whose sole function is to protect them in the case of an accident.
If you or your loved one is injured in an 18 wheeler accident in Louisiana it is crucial you or your loved one receive just compensation for any immediate medical expenses, lost wages from work, any property damage, mental pain, and the physical suffering already endured and for any damages to quality of life that existed before the accident. To receive a fair and full settlement you need the help of a highly qualified, experienced 18 wheeler accident attorney in Louisiana. There are extensive trucking industry laws and regulations. It takes a lawyer with previous experience and a vast knowledge of this particular facet of the law to ensure you get a fair judgement. Trucking companies have teams of lawyers whose sole function is to protect them in the case of an accident.
It is crucial you or your loved one receive just compensation.
Charles Wartelle & Associates know what it takes to win because after defending large corporations, insurance agencies, and trucking companies he is now going to work for you, the accident victim. There are a host of common causes of trucking accidents that Charles Wartelle & Associates can pin point in order to guarantee a fair ruling.
Accidents are complex matters. They are a single event that usually have multiple factors and causes that created them. Many of these factors go unnoticed to an untrained eye. Charles Wartelle &Associates take a holistic and inclusive approach to ensure no rock is left unturned and all evidence and facts are investigated. The most common reasons for accidents usually involve several factors include:
- Failure to properly recognize and adjust to blind-spots
- Brake failure
- Debris and road hazards
- Exhaustion and/or driver fatigue
- Excessive speed
- Failure to follow rules of the road
- Tire failure
- Driving under influence of drugs or alcohol
- Unsecured cargo or freight shifting in the payload section
- Unsafe driving practices including cell phone use
Charles Wartelle and Associates will investigate your case fully. Some of the sources we focus on include:
- Accident reports
- Electronic log systems
- Cell phone records
- Crash Data Retrieval Information
- Truck driver log books
Charles Wartelle knows how to fight for you because he knows how the other side thinks. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a Louisiana trucking accident, call Charles Wartelle & Associates today for a free consultation.