Trucking Accident Lawyers in Opelousas
Big Rig Accidents are a Big Deal
The sheer mass of transportation trucks and semitrailers, and the speeds at which they travel, can cause horrific damage when accidents happen. Different models of trucks, the states from which the owners operate, the location of an accident and the different safety regulations that apply can complicate a personal injury claim involving a truck accident.
Legal Complications, Simplified
In trucking accidents, jurisdiction may be an issue, especially if the truck in question is operating outside of its own state lines. Knowing and naming potential defendants is confusing, as is deciding whether to name the individual driver, the trucking company, or some other party or businesses involved in the incident. Additionally, there are national and state trucking regulations that address how many hours a driver may drive and how much weight the truck may carry, any of which may point to some negligence on the part of the trucking company.
It is intimidating to face a large trucking company with the resources to drag out a case for extended time periods.