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Unsecured items and cargo on semitrucks can cause wrecks

Truckers must ensure that all cargo on their trucks is secured properly so that it doesn't cause a hazard to other drivers on the road. But, their duty to keep things secure doesn't stop only with cargo. They must ensure that everything attached to their rig, including unused straps, ladders and similar items are all secured.

Determining cause in a semitruck crash is important

Semitruck crashes pit a large, heavy vehicle against a much smaller and lighter one. This can lead to considerable injuries to the occupants of the personal vehicles. When this happens, the injured individuals will need to seek medical care, which can end up being a costly endeavor. They might opt to pursue a claim for compensation to help them recover the damages they're having to cover.

Truckers aren't always at fault for semitruck wrecks

Most truckers operate their rigs in a safe manner because they understand the risks of aggressive behaviors when they're behind the wheel. It's important for anyone who suffers an injury in a big rig crash to remember that there's a chance that it wasn't the trucker's fault. There are many causes of these wrecks that can come into the picture.

Semitruck crashes can lead to financial devastation for victims

Semitrucks are large and heavy vehicles that can do a lot of damage to smaller vehicles. When this occurs, the occupants of the smaller vehicle can suffer considerable injuries. These include things like brain or spinal cord injuries. In some cases, the person's life might be dramatically different after the crash than it was before.

Are there factors that make a truck accident unavoidable?

Trucks are very large vehicles. Not only are tractor-trailers several times the length of your average sedan, but they also weigh anywhere from 20 to 30 times the weight of your average car. They can't be driven similarly. Truckers, in particular, need considerably more time to stop and maneuver their 18-wheelers.

Victims shouldn't have financial damages in wrecks

Semitrucks traverse the Baton Rouge area on a daily basis. With the Atchafalaya Basin bridge, I-10 and I-12 in the area, there are lots of challenging areas. These truckers must ensure they're awake and alert when they drive because parts of these routes, such as the ramp near Tigertown, don't leave much room for errors.

Is a semi's black box data important in truck accident cases?

When you suffer serious or catastrophic injuries in a Louisiana truck accident, you will need as much financial compensation as possible. Without this compensation, you risk your physical well-being because you might not be able to get the medical treatment necessary for a full recovery. Unfortunately, truckers and trucking companies are typically more prepared for a truck accident claim than victims are. This means that you will likely benefit from legal guidance if winning your claim is your top priority.

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