In general, a fully loaded commercial truck can weigh 25 times as much as a typical car. This weight disparity makes it likely that a truck collision with a passenger vehicle will result in serious injury or even death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, the Law Office of Robert B. Dunlap can provide knowledgeable and compassionate legal services to help seek compensation.
In most commercial trucking accident cases, the main legal theory for liability is negligence. In order to prove your case, you must first show that the defendant owed you the duty to drive with a reasonable degree of care and that the defendant failed to exercise that care. Then you must show that the defendant’s failure to drive with reasonable care was a direct cause of your injuries. Mr. Dunlap is an experienced injury lawyer in Shreveport who can work hard to gather evidence to build your case and present it in court.
Trucking accidents are typically more serious than passenger vehicle accidents due to their increased size and weight, but they can also be more dangerous due to their cargo. If flammable or hazardous materials are on board a big rig, secondary injuries from the dangerous cargo may occur. Unlike car accidents, where a negligent driver is usually held liable for injuries, commercial trucking accidents can involve a number of parties who may be liable for injuries.
In cases where the truck driver was responsible for the accident, other factors may have played a part. These include unrealistic schedules or expectations of the trucking company that encouraged the driver to hurry in spite of safety risks, driving drunk or distracted, inadequate training concerning driving technique, defensive driving, and safety concerns, and encouraging faster driving speed and more hours of consecutive driving than would normally be advised.
Personal injury claims for trucking accidents may involve damages, which are financial recoveries for physical, emotional, and financial losses. With a reliable Shreveport truck accident attorney from the Law Office of Robert B. Dunlap, you can get passionate legal service to help seek the compensation you deserve.
Contact Robert Dunlap today at (318) 562-5044 for a free consultation.