Each driver has a duty of care to protect the safety of others out on the road, especially those who operate commercial vehicles. Truck accidents can be devastating, potentially leading to serious injuries for those involved, or worse. A recent collision involving two tractor-trailers in Louisiana has left six individuals with injuries, some of which are reportedly severe.
According to reports, the collision occurred around 4 p.m. on a recent Tuesday as a semi was unable to stop when approaching a backup in traffic. The truck proceeded to collide with three nearby vehicles, reportedly propelling one into another tractor-trailer and then getting trapped underneath. Six individuals were injured in the collision and were rushed to the hospital for treatment soon thereafter.
Authorities have advised that, following an investigation into the crash, the driver of the truck was cited with negligent injury and careless operation. Tractor-trailers are heavier than most other vehicles and require more time to stop. Should an accident occur under similar circumstances, everyone nearby may be left to suffer the consequences of another party's negligent actions.
When a driver is deemed at fault in a collision that causes serious injuries to others, the victim or victims may seek accountability through the civil justice system, but the process can be complex. Those injured in dangerous truck accidents could speak with an attorney for advice on the best course of action with which to proceed. An attorney in Louisiana can evaluate the incident, along with the client's financial needs, and assist in pursuing the full amount of compensation deserved through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.
Source: theadvocate.com, "Multiple injured in major I-10 crash involving two 18-wheelers Tuesday", Terry Jones, Sept. 26, 2017