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There are hundreds, if not thousands of personal injury attorneys. However, personal injury attorneys are not all the same. Each law firm has different goals as a business, and the strategies they use in their cases are aligned. Choosing a small firm with values that align with your personal goals for your case will give your case the attention and time it needs to get you the best possible outcome.

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Statistics Involving Truck Accidents in the US

Statistics Involving Truck Accidents in the US

At Cueria Law Firm, we offer personal injury services for individuals in the state of Louisiana as well as within the entire United States. One area we often see injuries take place involves truck accidents. The trucking industry is vital to the economy of the US, helping to transports goods throughout the nation. It is not uncommon to see the large trucks on the roadways, be in your local town or along the interstate. The trucking industry must be responsible and ensure their transports are completed in a timely manner, but also in the safest way possible. 

Commercial trucks are often involved in accidents each year with smaller vehicles. Due to their size, the larger trucks can lead to fatal accidents, in many cases. 

US Statistics for Commercial Truck Accidents

In 2012, just over 3,700 fatal accidents occurred in the US involving commercial trucks as well as buses. Of that number, more than 4,100 people died as a result. That same year, more than 100,000 individuals were subject to a truck accident. In a small percentage of the accidents involving commercial trucks, the driver was found to have alcohol in their bloodstream. 

Common Characteristics of Truck Accidents

When an accident occurs involving a large commercial vehicle, there are often common characteristics associated with the incident. In almost 50% of cases involving a large truck and a passenger vehicle, both vehicles were moving straight. In about 10% of cases, the other vehicle was turning when the crash occurred. In another 10%, the truck or another vehicle was driving along a curve when the accident occurred. 

Fatal crashes often occur in rural areas in the daytime during the weekdays. During the weekends, statistics show that most crashes occur during the nighttime hours. In 71% of fatalities involving a large truck crash, the occupant of the other vehicle is the individual who dies as a result of the crash. 

Taking Responsibility

Trucking companies have a responsibility to ensure their drivers are safe on the roadways. Drivers need to be trained and provided with safety regulations so that they adhere to driving protocols. Drivers must stop to sleep and rest in order to be safe while on the roadways. Many accidents could have been avoided if the driver had stopped to rest instead of continuing a route on little to no sleep. 

When an accident takes place with a large truck, the driver or the company that owns the vehicle may be at fault. Trucking companies are not only responsible for the training of drivers, but also the maintenance of the vehicles. When a vehicle is not maintained it can cause an issue that can result in a crash. 

If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident with a large truck and the other person is at fault, you may be owed compensation. Contact our office today to speak to one of our New Orleans personal injury attorneys.

We will review your case and help you file a claim for 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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20:56 18 Jul 19
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Kristin Marks
19:45 29 May 19
Mr. Brent Cueria does an amazing job! He was always available for any questions or concerns that I had. There was never a moment that he wouldn't take the time to help me out and keep me updated on the process of my case! A great attorney and an amazing guy!
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15:59 08 May 19
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14:19 24 Apr 19
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22:35 07 Feb 19
Mr. Cueria was amazing, helped me beyond my expectations, they answer the phone and respond promptly to their clients. Very easy going, respectful, and professional.
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April Washington
21:59 10 Jan 19
Very nice reliable law firm... we really had good experience with him. And we are really thankful. I recommend him to everyone.
Salwan Ibrahimi
Salwan Ibrahimi
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.
Rashonda Matthews
Rashonda Matthews
17:11 01 Nov 18
The BEST in New Orleans!! I came into this office not knowing what would be the outcome of my case, and Brent assured me he got this! A big thanks to him and his staff for all your hard work!! I’m telling you if you need someone to represent he’s definitely the guy to call!! Love you guys! Until next time !😁
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15:40 11 Oct 18
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21:14 22 Mar 18
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17:33 05 Mar 18
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Erica Ross
13:17 07 Feb 18
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Shannan Holmes
08:55 30 Jan 18
This was my first experience ever having a lawyer and I was very grateful and it was very pleasant. Everything worked out for the best and I would definitely recommend Brent.
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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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