A Louisiana woman is suing the driver of an 18-wheeler and the company the driver works for, claiming that she was injured in an accident where the driver of the 18-wheeler opened his door into her moving car. She is accusing the driver of careless operation of a motor vehicle and reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and seeking damages not to exceed $50,000.
Eighteen-wheelers can cause a severe amount of damage to a vehicle, and when a person is involved, the injuries sustained can often be catastrophic or deadly. The long hours of a trucker’s shift can lead to driver fatigue, diminishing the driver’s effectiveness in controlling the massive vehicle and sometimes the job comes with unrealistic scheduling that can encourage the driver to drive recklessly. Inadequate training, bad roads and drugs can also turn an 18-wheeler into an interstate disaster.
What Do I Do If I Am Severely Injured by an At-Fault 18-Wheeler Driver?
Your injuries could have been prevented if the driver had practiced the due diligence required of him or her by his or her job. The medical bills and vehicle repairs should not have to come out of your pocket. It is the truck’s owner who is responsible for providing you with compensation.
Galloway Jefcoat can help you start that process. We have an extensive history of investigating car and truck accidents, and we want to hear from you. Call us at 337-205-7085 to speak with our legal experts.
Galloway Jefcoat – Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyers