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Determining Fault in New Orleans Semi-Truck Accidents

Determining Fault in New Orleans Semi-Truck Accidents

Involved in a Semi-Truck Accident? Learn Your Options

Trucking companies, as well as their drivers, are supposed to adhere to safety regulations and conduct operations in a safe manner. However, there are those who disregard regulations and operate the large trucks with negligence. It is these individuals who cause traffic accidents which leave a typical vehicle in shambles, with drivers and their passengers injured or even worse, killed. A standard vehicle is no match for an 18-wheeler truck and accidents involving these types of vehicles often end in death. 

If a commercial truck driver does not follow the proper driving regulations or their truck is poorly maintained, it can lead to serious injuries or deaths during an accident. If you or someone you love has been involved in a semi-truck accident, contact our attorneys at Cueria Law Firm. Our New Orleans personal injury attorneys are prepared to consult with you about your case and help you fight for compensation. 

Who is at Fault?

When a semi-truck accident occurs, it is very important to determine who is at fault. The legal principle of negligence needs to be determined. An insurance company and the court will assign fault based on the idea of negligence or the failure of a driver to exercise what is known as ‘duty of care’. Basically, the driver that was more careless during the incident will be considered the one at fault. 

Negligence can be determined based on eyewitness accounts of the accident as well as citations that are given on the scene. Police officers will arrive on the scene and interview all drivers involved, along with vehicle passengers and any witnesses. A police report will be filed which includes the officer’s opinion as well. Any traffic violations will be investigated that took place before the accident or during with citations given when needed. 

At Cueria Law Firm, we point out to our clients that the police report does not necessarily determine who is at fault. A court may find the police report to be hearsay and does not include the report as admissible evidence. 

Three Standard Negligence Laws in the US

In the United States, there are three basic negligence laws that are practiced across the board. These are pure comparative fault, pure contributory negligence, and modified comparative fault. Our attorneys can explain these three laws to you and how they apply to your individual case. 

With pure contributory negligence, the rule states that if one driver contributed even a small part to the accident, then that individual is unable to recover damages and are considered the one at fault. The rule can be disputed if the plaintiff is able to prove the defendant was knowingly negligent. 

With pure comparative fault, the law notes that fault lies between both drivers. The plaintiff can sue for damages based on a portion of the fault of the defendant if the plaintiff is found to be the majority at fault. Modified comparative fault follows this same rule but stops the plaintiff from suing for damages when they are over 50% at fault. 

The Responsibility of the Trucking Company

Regarding a semi-truck accident, the trucking company that operates the vehicle can be at fault. The trucking company is responsible for ensuring the truck is properly maintained as well as hiring only drivers who are responsible and skilled. The company is also responsible for ensuring drivers are not fatigued and driving while tired. Due to these responsibilities, the truck company can be found liable for an accident you were involved in. 

At Cueria Law Firm, we can help when you or someone you love is involved in a semi-truck accident.

Let our skillful attorneys review your case and help you file a claim for just compensation. 

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Attorney Brent Cueria founded the Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. located in New Orleans, in order to focus on the representation of injured individuals, where his true passion is. Mr. Cueria uses his past experience to diligently advocate for the injured and disabled clients he now represents against the insurance companies.

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19:45 29 May 19
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22:35 07 Feb 19
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22:43 08 Nov 18
Mr. Brent is a great personal injury attorney as well as a caring attorney. He is always available to talk and answer all our questions. Mr. Brent does not take you on as just a client. He treats you like family.
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17:11 01 Nov 18
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15:40 11 Oct 18
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17:33 05 Mar 18
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13:17 07 Feb 18
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08:55 30 Jan 18
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There are many factors that can affect the outcome of your case, but time is often the most important. Call Cueria Law Firm today to speak to an attorney about your claim, and get started on the path to physical, emotional and financial recovery.

The team at Cueria Law Firm is here to assist you in all steps of your case - setting up doctor's appointments, starting an insurance claim, requesting a rental car, and more. We understand life after an accident can be overwhelming, but you aren't going through it alone.

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