18 Wheeler Accident off I-10 in Henderson
November 15, 2017
I-10 West in Henderson Back in Operation After 18-Wheeler Accident
Earlier this week, I-10 West was closed at LA 415 after an 18 Wheeler accident on the highway. Thankfully, the accident has now been cleaned up and all lanes have been reopened in Henderson.
Mile Marker 116 in Henderson was the center of a recovery operation with traffic diverted to LA 415 North and then to US 190 West. This diversion of traffic caused congestion to LA 1, an area near Port Allen.
According to State Police, the issue was an 18-wheeler that had overturned on the roadway. The truck was carrying lumber and managed to tip over at the exit for Henderson. The 18-wheeler was the only vehicle involved in the accident. The road had to be closed so that debris could be removed, making the highway safe once again for drivers.
Two Killed in 18-Wheeler Crash
September 11, 2013
On Friday, two passengers of a car were killed in a crash with an 18-wheeler carrying a load of cars. The accident, which occurred on I-40 in the Memphis area, resulted in the tractor portion of the truck landing on top of the car carrying a family.
Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. represents individuals and the families of individuals whose serious injury or death was caused by the negligence of 18-wheeler operators and trucking companies. Our experienced attorneys ensure that victims and their families obtain justice.
Although you have a year to file your 18-wheeler accident claim, it is best to seek counsel immediately after your accident. One important reason is that the policies of many trucking companies only require them to maintain data, such as driving and maintenance logs, for six months, or even less.
Our experienced 18-wheeler accident attorneys will request any and all documents that may shed light on the cause(s) of the accident. In order to perform a thorough investigation of the accident, we must obtain the 18-wheeler operator’s driving record, full employment record, drug testing history and driving logs. Furthermore, we must obtain the maintenance records of the tractor and trailer, as well as the trucking company’s safety manuals.
Oftentimes, these documents will lead to the cause, or a contributing cause, of the accident. For example, the operator of the 18-wheeler may not possess a commercial driver’s license (CDL), which is required to operate these vehicles. Or perhaps the truck company has not properly maintained the vehicle or performed regular inspections, violating its own safety policies.
Victims of trucking accidents deserve to have an experienced truck accident attorney working hard to pursue their case from the outset. Do you or a family member have a claim? Contact us or call us at 1-800-899-7102 to speak to an attorney today.
Two Injured in Crash Involving Train and Semi-Truck
September 12, 2013
On Tuesday, an Amtrak train headed to New Orleans with 152 passengers and 11 crewmembers struck an 18-wheeler passing over train tracks in Holmes County, Miss. Fortunately, there were no reports of serious injuries, however, a passenger and crewmember of the train were taken to local hospitals. There is no word yet on the possible cause of the collision, but an Amtrak spokesman stated the accident occurred at a marked public crossing.
In this case, several parties may benefit from seeking the advice of an experienced injury attorney. Obviously, the two known injured parties may seek compensation from the operator of the 18-wheeler and the employer trucking company, and Amtrak and its employees.
Furthermore, in my experience with impact accidents, soft tissue injuries often manifest themselves a day or two later. If you believe you may be injured, it is always best to contact an experienced injury attorney who can arrange an appointment for you with a doctor experienced in treating these types of injuries.
Once we see to it that your injuries are being treated, we will begin a thorough investigation into the causes of the accident. Unbeknownst to most people, these types of commercial vehicles–18-wheelers and trains–contain devices that record the speed the vehicle was traveling at the time of the accident, as well as other data that may be helpful in determining fault.
At Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C., we have 25 years of experience to guide us in our investigation of accidents such as these. Our first priority will be to make sure your injuries are being treated. Then we will get to work for you to determine who is responsible for compensation for your injuries.
Accident Lawyer: Trucking Accident
An 18 year old woman recently died in a two vehicle crash that occurred on I-10 near Welsh, Louisiana. The woman was driving a pick-up truck eastbound when it collided with an 18-wheeler. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Every year thousands of people are injured or killed in trucking accidents involving 18-wheelers in Louisiana. These massive vehicles, often weighing thousands of pounds and hauling large trailers full of heavy cargo, can easily cause serious injury and even death upon impact.
Common causes of 18-wheeler trucking accidents:
- Inadequate training of 18-wheeler drivers.
- Inadequate rest for 18-wheeler drivers.
- Driving above the speed limit in order to meet unrealistic schedules.
- Falling asleep at the wheel.
- Heavy loads.
If you or a loved one is injured in a trucking accident it’s important that you contact a 18 wheeler accident lawyer who can protect your rights. Teams of lawyers represent trucking and insurance companies, and it is important that you too are represented if those companies are not willing to compensate you for your losses.
If you are in need of an accident lawyer, look no further than Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C., we have 25 years of experience to guide us in our investigation of accidents such as these. Our personal injury lawyers will first make sure your injuries are treated. Our experienced team will develop your case through accident reconstruction, witness statements and the facts that are available from your medical team stating the length and significance of your recovery efforts.