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Hundreds of serious truck accidents happen in Louisiana every year. If you were in one of them, then you might be dealing with the aftermath of your severe injuries. It might not have occurred to you that you could be owed significant compensation from the trucking company that hit you. But how do you get it?
Team up with Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers to take control of your injury claim or lawsuit. Our Alexandria truck accident attorneys are always ready to hear from new and returning clients in need of capable legal counsel. We will strive to settle your case in a timely manner, so you can get the compensation you need to recover sooner than later. But if the opposition won’t play nice, then we will be ready for litigation in court.
Who is liable for your truck accident? The obvious answer is the truck driver who hit you. Yet there might be other parties who should answer for your damages. This is because trucks are driven by one person, but they are operated by entire companies.
Our lawyers know how to investigate a truck accident case to figure out who is liable and why. By uncovering more than one potential defendant, we could give your case a better chance of concluding with the maximum amount of compensation given to you.
In a truck accident, the following parties are often found to be partially liable:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has set a long list of rules and regulations that all commercial truck drivers must follow when on the road. Many truck accidents can be linked back to a violation of one of these important safety rules. If we can prove the trucker violated an FMCSA regulation before hitting you, then it could stack the liability against them.
FMCSA regulations that apply to most commercial trucks include: