How Much Is My Truck Accident Case Worth?

Truck accidents can be among the most serious types of motor vehicle accidents, causing thousands of severe injuries and deaths every year. If you’ve been harmed by a commercial truck driver, you have the right to seek legal advocacy services to maximize your chances of securing compensation. One of the first questions you may have […]

Why 18-Wheelers Are So Dangerous

Driving down the freeway near an 18-wheeler can make anyone feel a little nervous and the uneasy feeling is not unfounded. There are more than a quarter of a million crashes involving semi trucks and passenger vehicles annually and it is the occupants of the smaller vehicles that typically bear the brunt of the collision […]

5 Things You Should Never Do When Driving Near Trucks

Large semi tractor-trailer trucks make up almost 5% of all vehicle traffic on the nation’s highways. That density increases in large metropolitan areas and congested corridors, where almost every fourth vehicle may be a truck. A fully loaded truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, as opposed to 4,000 pounds for a car. At that […]

How Tesla’s Semi Truck Will Change the Trucking Industry

In mid-November, Elon Musk’s innovative company Tesla announced a self-driving semi truck, slated to roll out in 2019. Although much of the publicity about self-driving vehicles has focused on cars, a self-driving truck has enormous potential to disrupt the transportation industry. Electric Self-Driving Trucks Forecast to Save Fuel, Increase Productivity Currently, many goods throughout the U.S. […]

The 3 Most Common Drugs Truckers Use Behind the Wheel

Last year, drug use among commercial truck drivers hit the highest level since 2009, as measured by United States Department of Transportation (DOT) data. While the percentage of drivers who failed drug tests was still low, at 1.98% versus 1.85% in the previous year, the increases are still worrisome. Drug use can cause lapses in […]

7 Longest Trucking Routes in America

It’s not uncommon for long-haul truckers in the U.S. to log more than 600 miles a day, or more than 12,000 miles a month. Many of these truckers brave treacherous road conditions and extreme weather during these grueling commutes as they crisscross the country. Truck drivers are no strangers to long shifts behind the wheel, […]

Louisiana Truck Accidents – 3 Most Common Causes

Fatal commercial vehicles accidents are on the rise across the nation. According to cumulative data compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 10 percent of all highway deaths in the United States involve large trucks. Recent statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) underscore the prevalence of big rig collisions and some […]

Proving Fault in a Louisiana Truck Accident Case

Recent statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety underscore the alarming frequency of truck accidents in Louisiana and across the nation, which cause thousands of deaths each year. According to 2015 statistics, 69 percent of all truck accident fatalities were occupants of passenger vehicles. Commercial trucks weigh up to 30 times more than passenger […]

What to Do When Loose Cargo or Falling Debris Causes A Truck Accident

18-wheelers and commercial rigs haul heavy and sometimes hazardous cargo across Louisiana every day. These big rigs are moving everything from loose gravel and lumber to toxic chemicals. According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, failure to adequately secure cargo is one of the most common violations for commercial truckers, who must follow federal guidelines […]

When Truck Drivers Fall Asleep At The Wheel

Nearly half of all commercial truck drivers admit to “drifting off” while driving a long-haul route. The Large Truck Crash Causation Study reported that 13 percent of commercial truck drivers were fatigued at the time of their crash. The sheer size and weight of the vehicles they’re driving puts truckers at increased risk of causing […]