No matter the time of day, navigating Louisiana's highways can be a challenging undertaking. With the increasing numbers of tractor-trailers sharing the roads, traveling from one place to another requires care and diligence, especially since many drivers allow distractions to take their focus off of the road. Sadly, one local woman was recently killed in an 18-wheeler accident.
Being involved in a serious traffic collision is a devastating and often life-changing event. If the collision involved a tractor-trailer, the aftermath is often much worse than a typical crash due to both the size of the vehicle and the regulations and laws that apply to commercial vehicles. Those who have been involved in a serious semi truck wreck in Louisiana will benefit from collecting as much information as possible.
For the past 15 years, the research branch of the American Trucking Association has conducted a survey to determine what issues concern the industry the most. Recently, both the hours of service and driver shortages has garnered top votes. Truckers from every state, including Louisiana, hope that identifying these recurring issues will lead to a reduction in the numbers of serious truck accidents.
In 2017, more than 4,760 people were killed in crashes involving tractor-trailers. In spite of safety features that are widely available to reduce the chances of truck accidents, travelers in Louisiana and elsewhere will continue to face the hazards posed by these large vehicles until effective changes are made. Two recent lawsuits look to make these changes happen soon.
While traversing Louisiana highways, motorists are required to share the roads with numerous commercial vehicles. The majority of commercial transportation companies strive to ensure that they are operating in compliance with all federal and state safety regulations. Unfortunately, there are sometimes cases where the owner of a trucking company seeks to skirt the laws in an attempt to keep unsafe vehicles in operation.
Traveling the highways throughout Louisiana and everywhere else can be a dangerous undertaking due to the heavy traffic and presence of commercial vehicles. The majority of motorists take precautions to ensure that they drive carefully to ensure their safety as well as that of their fellow travelers. Unfortunately, horrific accidents occur much too frequently and can often be attributed to the actions of a negligent truck driver.
A Louisiana highway was recently covered in toilet paper. Unfortunately, the culprit behind the toilet paper littering was not pranking young adults but a fatal semitruck wreck. The wreck caused the death of one man and injuries to several other victims.
Those who drive big rigs have a great deal of responsibility, not only to deliver the goods entrusted to them, but to ensure the safety of those they encounter on the highways along the way. A truck operator who fails to appreciate the importance of this responsibility may act negligently, resulting in accidents that cause injuries to others. One example of this is a recent truck accident that left a Louisiana family mourning the loss of a loved one.
Since commercial vehicles are much larger and more difficult to maneuver than other vehicles, drivers must ensure they have ample time and space prior to making a turn. Those who fail to do so increase the chances that truck accidents may occur, and similar incidents can have cataclysmic outcomes. Two people were killed in a recent accident involving a log truck in Louisiana.
Losing control of a commercial vehicle can be dangerous, and the size and weight of such a vehicle can make it substantially more difficult to maneuver back on course. Similar incidents run the unfortunate risk of placing everyone nearby in harm's way, as trucking accidents run a greater chance of ending in disaster. A recent collision involving a box truck has claimed the life of a 24-year-old woman in Louisiana.