Louisiana Truck Accident Lawyer
Experienced legal support is essential after a truck accident
The sheer size and weight of a large commercial truck virtually guarantees severe injuries—to drivers and passengers of smaller vehicles—in a collision. However, obtaining full compensation for injuries and related expenses can be complicated, due to the nature of commercial vehicles and the companies that operate them. The Law Offices of James Kirk Piccione has the experience and litigation skills needed to handle the intricacies of these specialized cases.
Liability issues can be complex for truck accidents
Under Louisiana pure comparative negligence law, even an accident victim who shares some degree of negligence for the accident can pursue compensation from other negligent parties. Recovery is reduced by the degree of fault of the victim. Where a typical auto vehicle accident is generally caused by driver negligence, trucking accidents can be subject to negligent acts by a variety of parties, such as the following:
- Truck drivers may be distracted or drowsy, or they may be speeding or failing to follow the rules of the road, including the additional laws imposed on drivers of commercial vehicles.
- Truck operations personnel may fail to properly inspect a truck before a run. An improperly packed trailer can create load shifts while in transit, causing the driver to lose control due to a sudden load imbalance. This can cause a jack knife, or a rollover.
- Maintenance personnel employed by the trucking company or an outside service center may fail to diagnose and fix serious problems, such as weak tires or faulty brakes.
- Trucking company management may be pressured to set unrealistic delivery schedules that cause drivers to reduce required rest breaks, or to employ other shortcuts that ensure on-time delivery but invite risky driver behavior.
Under Louisiana law, each negligent party is responsible for a proportional amount of the total damages. This is why it is critical that Louisiana truck accident attorneys identify all responsible parties. Attorney James Kirk Piccione understands state and federal trucking laws, and the operating principles of the trucking business. He conducts a thorough investigation, enlisting the support of truck accident reconstruction experts and other specialists as needed, to learn the factual truth behind your accident.
An experienced Lafayette truck accident lawyer
If you are injured in a truck accident, you need a Louisiana truck accident attorney who conducts a diligent investigation to uncover all the causes of the accident—and all liable parties. Mr. Piccione has the track record, experience, and tenacity needed to help you pursue full compensation for your losses.
We are committed to providing aggressive, competent legal representation, to recover damages suffered by our clients in Acadia Parish, Vermilion Parish, Lafayette and cities throughout Louisiana. James Kirk Piccione has an established civil litigation practice in Southern Louisiana. For the best chance at receiving financial compensation for your personal injury, you need an experienced civil litigation attorney. Contact the law firm of James Kirk Piccione at 337-233-9030.