Truck and Trucking Accidents
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Louisiana Truck and Trucking Accidents
Due to their size and power, a Louisiana trucking accident can cause catastrophic injuries and damage to personal property. And many Louisiana truck accidents should never happen-but they do because drivers are forced to work long hours, meet unreasonable schedules and drive poorly maintained vehicles. If you're the victim in a Louisiana trucking accident, you may have legal recourse against the driver and trucking company that caused your accident.
A Louisiana trucking accident attorney (or Louisiana personal injury lawyer with experience representing truck accident victims) can evaluate your situation and explain your legal options. Under Louisiana personal injury laws, if someone else is at fault in your accident, you may be able to recover money to pay for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and damaged or destroyed property. In egregious cases-such as a driver or truck that shouldn't have been on the road-your Louisiana truck accident lawyer may be able to collect punitive damages, designed to punish the driver or trucking company.