18 Wheeler Accident Personal Injury Lawyer and Attorney in Shreveport / Bossier City - Louisiana

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Truck Accident Personal Injury Lawyer / Attorney in Shreveport, LA

Were you, or someone you know, recently injured in an 18 wheeler accident? If you were, it is important that you choose the best lawyer to represent your case. Major trucking companies have unlimited legal resources and will do all they can to strengthen their case against yours. Now is the time to hire an 18 Wheeler and Big Truck accident lawyer in Shreveport, LA.

While we’re aware of how terrible a collision may be with these large vehicles, it’s difficult to truly understand how catastrophic 18 wheeler accidents can be unless you’ve been involved in one, and are considering hiring an 18 wheeler accident lawyer. We have compiled stats from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to help show how terrible these accidents can be. No matter if you’re in Shreveport or Bossier, our personal injury lawyers can help you.

Statistics

  • In 2010, 3,675 people were killed in accidents with large trucks. That same year, 80,000 more were injured.
  • In 2010, there were more than 115,000 18 wheeler accidents on U.S. roads. Of those accidents, 3,285 involved one or more fatalities and 44,310 resulted in injuries.
  • From 2001 through 2010, the number of trucks involved in fatal crashes increased by nearly 30 percent.
  • From 2007 through 2010, the number of truck wrecks that caused injury increased by 18 percent.

Most injuries caused by large vehicles, such as tractor-trailers or 18 wheelers, can cause serious or catastrophic injury to those occupants of smaller vehicles that collide with these trucks. Such injuries may include: back, neck, head, or possible death.

Common causes of 18 wheeler accidents include:

  • Operator impairment (I.e. Alcohol, drugs, etc.)
  • Careless operation
  • Excessive speed
  • Other vehicles

18 Wheeler Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers in Shreveport, LA

Greenwald Law Firm LLC has experience representing clients across Louisiana for almost 20 years. If you or a loved one has been involved in an 18 wheeler accident, know your legal rights. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office at 318-219-7867.