Truck Accidents in Slidell

Truck Driver Negligence in Louisiana

Trucking accidents are horrific. The damage can be absolutely devastating—the impact of a gigantic commercial truck hitting a car does awful things to bodies and property. If you have been in a semi-truck accident in Slidell, our law firm can help you recover damages from negligent truck drivers so that you can take care of the catastrophic personal injuries you incurred.

For the most part, commercial truck drivers are responsible workers who do their jobs with care, but there are some truck drivers that fail to drive with care for a variety of reasons.

Causes of Slidell Trucking Accidents

Inadequate training: Truck drivers have to have a special drivers’ license, but it takes skill and experience to truly fulfill the duties commercial truckers owe other drivers:

  • Not leaving enough breaking distance
  • Failing to manage the impact of cargo on speed and velocity
  • Failing to understand ranges of visibility

Drivers with inadequate training should not be on the road.

Unsafe Compensation Systems: Some truckers are encouraged to haul long distances in short times in order to make more money. When truck drivers try to meet these unsafe goals, they may drive in a way that causes accidents.

Intoxication: Sometimes, life on the road leads to prescription or non-prescription drug use. Long hours sitting may cause aches and pains that are managed with narcotics, but driving while intoxicated is illegal and can be a major factor in some accidents.

Call toll-free 866-916-0731 or use our convenient quick contact form after a semi-truck accident in Slidell.

The Reeves Law Firm
Attorneys at Law

381 Highway 21 Suite 205
Madisonville, LA 70447

Toll Free: 866.916.0731
Fax: 985.845.4372

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