Victims Of 18-Wheeler Accidents May Be Entitled To Compensation

Accidents involving semitrucks and 18-wheelers are typically some of the most severe. Given their immense size, it is not hard to see how accidents involving large commercial trucks often lead to serious, debilitating injuries, including broken bones, head injuries and back injuries. In some cases, these accidents can even result in death.

If you have been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, you need an experienced lawyer in your corner defending your rights ― one who will not hesitate to take on negligent trucking companies and their drivers.

At the law firm of Glenn W. Alexander, we are committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve following a trucking accident. With more than four decades of legal experience, attorney Glenn W. Alexander understands Louisiana personal injury claims inside and out, and he will put this experience to work for you.

Your choice in attorney can directly impact your case, so make sure to choose an attorney with experience ― choose Glenn W. Alexander. To schedule your FREE consultation, reach out to us online or call us at 337-494-4398. While our office is in Lake Charles, we help trucking accident victims throughout southwest Louisiana.

Legal Responsibility For Trucking Collisions

There are many circumstances in which a trucking company and/or a truck driver may be legally accountable for injuries caused in a trucking accident, including when:

  • The truck driver is drunk or otherwise impaired in some way
  • The truck driver is fatigued because he or she is not adequately rested or because he or she is driving longer than allowed under federal regulations
  • The trucking company hires unqualified drivers
  • The trucking company fails to properly train its drivers
  • The truck is improperly loaded or the cargo is not secured, and this contributes to the trucking accident

However, it is important to remember that Louisiana has a one-year statute of limitations on personal injury actions, including claims associated with most trucking accidents. To learn how much time you may have to file your suit, you need to contact Glenn W. Alexander right away.