Trucks are a vital part of our economy — but on the road, they can be deadly. Time and again, trucking companies and delivery companies try to cut corners with truck maintenance, driver screening and training, and hours on the road. It only takes a small mechanical failure or a split-second of driver inattentiveness to cause a catastrophic accident. Unfortunately, when a big rig truck is involved in a accident, it almost always leads to death or serious injury.
Commercial truck drivers are governed by safety regulations stating when and how they may drive. Truckers and trucking companies often ignore those laws in order to meet delivery deadlines and maximize their profits. In many cases, that leads to truckers driving 18 wheelers on very little sleep or taking drugs to stay awake. At other times, trucking companies fail to maintain crucial safety equipment on the trucks, putting everyone on the road at risk of a serious truck accident.
If you have been involved in an accident involving a truck, big rig tractor trailer, or 18 wheeler, the attorneys at Marcereau & Nazif can help. We have strong track record of success, and have won over $100 million on behalf of our clients. Please call us today for a free consultation.