When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a commercial vehicle, many subsequent legal proceedings take on an added level of complication. Determining liability (who was at fault) in these cases, can be challenging and complex. At The Wenck Firm, LLC, Colby Wenck truck accident attorney is experienced in handling all types of motor vehicle accident claims including those involving commercial vehicles. We know how to carefully investigate these collisions and assess fault. Our primary goal is always to obtain maximum compensation for our clients, and we pursue all possible avenues towards that goal.
Who is Liable in Commercial Vehicle Accidents?
The New Orleans metropolitan area's roads are filled with commercial vehicles both day and night. These vehicles are often involved in serious accidents.
Commercial vehicle accidents can have numerous causes including:
- Intoxicated driving
- Improperly secured freight
- Overloaded trucks
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Speeding or driving too fast for road/weather conditions
- Failure to safely merge or other illegal driving maneuvers
- Inadequate surveillance of the driver's schedule
- Pressure from the carrier to move freight too quickly
- Drug use (illicit, prescription, or over-the-counter)
Swift and immediate action must be taken to determine which factors and parties may have been responsible after a truck accident. Unfortunately, with so many possibilities, untangling the details is a complex process that requires working knowledge of the trucking industry and its regulations. Colby Wenck has more than 15 years of experience in handling truck accident injury claims. We have the resources and skills needed to effectively represent you.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident with a commercial vehicle, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options. We will go over the circumstances of your case, evaluate the substance of your claim, and discuss what you can generally expect from the legal process. The Wenck Firm, LLC has offices in Metairie and Harvey, and we work with clients in Metairie, New Orleans, Harvey, Gretna, Chalmette, Meraux, Kenner and throughout Southeast Louisiana. Call 504-563-4497 for a free consultation.