Accidents involving big trucks lead to big injuries. Fortunately, there are numerous federal and state laws regulating the trucking industry. The Federal regulations require truck drivers to limit the number of hours driven, to maintain tires and brakes in proper working condition, and to keep driver logs. Trucking companies hire the best defense lawyers money can buy, so it is equally important for you to hire the most highly qualified and experienced trial lawyers to protect your legal rights.
The attorneys at Melancon | Rimes have the knowledge and experience necessary to litigate your case and protect your legal rights. Over the years, we have represented hundreds of trucking accident victims.
For example, Melancon | Rimes represented a couple involved in a big truck accident, where the driver illegally parked on the side of an interstate on-ramp to sleep overnight. The accident resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and serious injuries for both occupants. Our lawyers took the case to trial and obtained a jury verdict in favor of our clients for $1,376,000.00.
In yet another example, our attorneys represented a family member after his mother was killed by a big truck on the interstate. The dump truck was loaded with dirt well over the legal limits and speeding with poorly maintained brakes. The general contractor on the job incentivized the truckers to break the weight limits to get the project completed faster. The dump truck struck the rear of the vehicle so hard that it broke the car’s seats. The plaintiffs settled the case for over $7 million in total, from which our client received a large proportionate share.
If you have been involved in an accident with a big truck, please call our office today to discuss your case. Melancon | Rimes does not charge any fee for case consultations.