New Orleans Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck accident litigation is unique in that it requires experience in and knowledge of federal laws that govern the trucking industry. The attorneys at The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation, have extensive experience representing victims of accidents involving trucks in Louisiana and Mississippi. Our firm can review the police report from your accident to determine negligence or neglect, identify any stakeholders who may have been involved in your accident, and estimate the value of your claim. We can speak to insurance adjusters to help you get the recovery you may deserve under the law. If you've been in a truck accident in New Orleans, contact the Bowling Law Firm today.

Contact a Mississippi and Louisiana 18-wheeler accident attorney at our AV-rated* personal injury law firm at 504-613-4561 or toll free at 877-757-3539.

New Orleans, Louisiana and Mississippi Truck Accident Attorneys

At The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation, our attorneys combine their experience litigating issues unique to the field of trucking with their ability to handle medically complex cases. We are an AV-rated* firm with a history of protecting our clients' right to compensation and getting results, whether they come from negotiations or trial.However, it is important to act quickly because statute of limitations laws may place limits on how long you have to make a claim under the law.

You may want to seek out a lawyer qualified to handle truck accident cases in New Orleans. Truck accident cases are distinct from passenger vehicle accidents for many reasons. Here are a few:

  • Truck drivers are required to abide by hours of service laws. Federal law requires truck drivers to take regular breaks and rest between shifts. Failure to do so could result in drivers being on the road while fatigued. Research has found that fatigued driving can be just as deadly as drunk driving. If you've been in a truck crash, The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation in New Orleans, are truck accident lawyers who can review your driver's logs and shipping schedules to determine that these important federal laws were followed.
  • Truck companies are required to properly maintain their vehicles. When truck companies cut corners, the people who suffer are often the innocent drivers and passengers in other vehicles. A tire blowout in an 18-wheeler can result in a truck driver losing control of his or her vehicle. Truck companies may patch tires or put used tires on their trucks, a practice which can put a driver at risk of a blowout. Similarly, failure to regularly maintain brakes and other systems can result in serious injury or death.
  • Truck companies are required to properly insure their vehicles. Truck companies may take out insurance policies as high as $1 million for their vehicles and to protect them in the event of an accident. However, insurance adjusters may try to protect their bottom lines by offering you or your family a low initial settlement. The truck accident attorneys at The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation in New Orleans, can work with you and your adjuster to help you get the settlement you may deserve under the law.
  • Truck drivers must abide by strict driving laws and requirements. Many areas have distinct driving laws that truck drivers must abide by. For example, truck drivers are not permitted to text and drive and need to use hands-free devices when operating a cell phone. Drivers must also submit to medical testing in order to ensure that they don't have a medical condition that could interfere with their driving. When drivers fail to abide by these requirements, or when companies fail to properly vet their drivers, tragedy can strike.

Call our firm today to learn more about how you can protect your rights. Our truck accident lawyers can take the time to review your case and help you understand the next steps to take going forward. The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation is here for you.

Contact an Experienced Jackson, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer

To schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding a tractor-trailer accident injury, please contact us at our New Orleans, Louisiana or Mississippi law offices at 504-613-4561 or toll free at 877-757-3539. When you call our firm, you will have the opportunity to speak to one of our experienced attorneys directly about your potential case because The Bowling Law Firm does not utilize non-lawyer staff members to screen calls. Learn more about your rights today.