Experienced Truck Accident Attorney Serving Acadiana
Truckers and trucking companies are required to comply with federal and state trucking regulations. When these regulations go overlooked or ignored, innocent motorists can be seriously injured in a truck accident. Attorney J. Quentin Simon at the J. Minos Simon Law Firm has substantial knowledge of the regulations and duties imposed upon truckers and trucking companies.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, seek legal help as soon as possible. Important evidence may be needed to be preserved from the accident scene.
Common Causes Of Trucking Accidents To Know
J. Quentin Simon is dedicated to protecting the rights of injured motorists. Victims of 18-wheeler accidents can sustain serious injuries. Fatalities can also occur. In whatever way your life has been affected by a truck accident, whether you are dealing with permanent injury or want assistance pursuing a wrongful death and/or survival damages claim, you can feel confident choosing his firm.
He understands the ways negligent parties can cause truck accidents. Common causes of truck accidents include the following:
- Driver fatigue
- Driving over-hours
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving without regard to road conditions
- Excessive speed
- Improperly secured load
- Inadequate pre-trip inspection
- Irregular truck maintenance
- Other noncompliance with federal and state trucking regulations
Mr. Simon’s goal as your legal representation is to help you secure the most favorable compensation in your claim, and he has the experience necessary to help make that goal a reality.
Were You In A Sugar Cane Truck Accident?
New Iberia and its surrounding communities are a hub for sugar cane activity. In the southwest Louisiana region, sugar cane trucks are a common cause of truck accidents. Often, they are not properly lit or they are not properly marked with reflectors making them difficult to see. Because the sugar cane is harvested in the cane fields, the harvesting environment is often muddy causing the roads to become slick with mud and potentially creating a hazardous condition for other motorists.
J. Minos Simon Law Firm has a long-standing history of helping injured individuals throughout the Acadiana region. Understanding trucking regulations can be complex. Attorney Simon has the experience to understand the regulations, identify when truckers and trucking companies do not comply with the regulations and hold truckers and trucking companies accountable for their negligence.
Answering Common Questions About Truck Accidents
The aftermath of a semi-truck, tractor-trailer or 18-wheeler accident is incredibly overwhelming. Between figuring out your insurance claim and considering a personal injury lawsuit, you probably have a lot of questions. What follows are a few of the most frequently asked questions that J. Quentin Simon hears from prospective clients.
What makes trucking accidents different from car accidents?
In a standard car crash, fault often lies with just one driver. Crashes involving commercial trucks frequently have issues of third-party liability. For instance, the fault could lie with:
- The driver
- The trucking company
- The manufacturer
- The maintenance company
- The cargo loaders
It takes an experienced attorney to discover all sources of liability. By finding every person or party liable, you have the best chance at maximizing your compensation.
How much is my claim injury claim worth?
The value of your claim depends on several factors such as:
- Hospital bills
- Prescription medications
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Future treatment
- Loss of income
- Loss of earning potential
There is no way to estimate your claim’s worth through the internet. For a more accurate estimate, get in touch with an accident attorney.
Do I really need a personal injury lawyer for a truck accident?
Trucking companies and their insurance providers have only one goal: make money. They do not want to pay the compensation to which you are entitled. To recover a fair settlement or verdict, you should have an attorney on your side to protect your rights and make sure no one takes advantage of you.
Meet With A Committed Injury Lawyer Today
Attorney J. Quentin Simon has extensive knowledge of truck safety laws and big rig accidents. Truck accidents can result in serious injury and death. As an injured person, or as the family member of someone who died in a fatal truck accident, it is important to obtain legal help from a lawyer who has significant experience handling truck accident claims and the knowledge to fully understand all components of the truck accident – from its cause to the best strategies for securing fair compensation for your losses.
Call him in Lafayette today at 337-294-8581 and schedule your free initial consultation. You may also message or send him an email and he will be in touch promptly. Mr. Simon encourages you to seek legal help as soon as possible after the truck accident.