Louisiana Large Truck Accidents
In 2010, there were 3,691 total Louisiana commercial vehicle crashes involving buses or trucks. Of these crashes, there were 114 fatalities, 3,732 injuries and 1,515 property damage only accidents. East Baton Rouge Parish had the most bus and truck crashes (296) followed by Orleans (236), Caddo (192), Jefferson (188) and Calcasieu (173).
Because of the size of the trucks and busses, these crashes are more likely to result in injury and death as compared to car crashes. Federal and Louisiana regulations govern trucking and cover areas such as hours of the drivers and equipment safety. The trucking companies are required to record and keep this information. Poor equipment and driver fatigue can cause truck and bus crashes, and careful study of the trucking company records may be needed to determine negligence.
If you need help or have any question about your Louisiana truck or bus accident, call Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer Charles Lavis at 866-558-9151 or submit your inquiry online. Please be advised that you may be facing important legal deadlines so don't delay.