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Big Truck Accident


Louisiana Semi Crash Lawyers in Baton Rouge Helping Victims Injured on I-10, I-12, and I-55


If you have recently suffered injuries and damages through an 18-wheeler accident or other collision with a large truck on a Baton Rouge area roadway, no one needs to tell you about the intensity of the impact or the severity of consequences. If you have lost a loved one, only you can know the true emotional toll this tragedy is taking.

For an insightful evaluation of your legal options by lawyers who will not lose sight of your physical and emotional needs, turn to the law firm of Locke Meredith, Sean Fagan & Associates Injury Attorneys. Led by 35 year veteran attorney Locke Meredith, we have obtained sizable recoveries for many truck accident victims. This success is due to our professional approach, integrity in practicing law, and relationships with numerous experts qualified to reconstruct the accident and establish the cause.

Put our experience and resources to work for you by scheduling a free consultation with our Baton Rouge 18-wheeler truck accident lawyers today. We help victims injured on I-10, I-12, I-55, and other major roads and highways throughout Louisiana.

Targeting the Maximum Recovery for You After an 18-Wheeler Accident

Louisiana laws require trucking companies and owner-operators to carry higher liability coverage than drivers of passenger cars. The specific requirement may be relative to the weight of the loaded truck, but many commercial trucks must have $300,000 to $5 million or more in coverage - depending on whether the 18-wheeler is transporting certain hazardous materials.

We will rigorously investigate your 18-wheeler accident, the truck accident causes, and its total impact on you. We can anticipate what may be challenged by an insurance company or ultimately necessary to win for you at trial. Our law firm has the proven ability and resources to battle powerful corporate opponents and win.

Among factors we may bring to bear on your case are:

  • Violations of federal trucking regulations intended to keep fatigued and unqualified drivers off the road

  • Negligence in driver background screening or maintenance of vehicles

  • Defective and dangerous auto parts

  • Defective roadways

  • Excessive speed

  • Unreasonable drivers' schedules

  • Improperly loaded or overloaded trucks

  • Poorly maintained trucks

  • Intoxication, including alcohol, narcotics, or any other intoxicant

  • Dangerous weather conditions

  • Driver distractions including cell phone use

18-Wheeler Driver Fatigue

Fatigue is the most common cause of 18-Wheeler driver error. It contributes to almost 40% of all 18-Wheeler accidents. Fatigue alone can cause an accident. When combined with other factors, the results are often deadly. Studies have shown that driver fatigue can be as dangerous as intoxication in some cases.


The Responsible Parties

Often, the parties responsible for the 18-Wheeler accident go beyond the truck driver. This is one reason why 18-Wheeler accidents can be so complex. These parties include:

  • 18-Wheeler Driver

  • 18-Wheeler Company

  • Equipment Manufacturers

  • Other negligent drivers

  • 18-Wheeler Maintenance companies

  • Government entities

  • Complex 18-Wheeler Laws


Pursuing a truck accident case requires knowledge of trucking regulations, Federal laws, and Louisiana laws. The attorneys at Locke Meredith, Sean Fagan & Associates have the expertise to pursue your lawsuit. Locke Meredith, Sean Fagan & Associates has the expertise and resources to investigate your truck accident claims. 18-Wheeler drivers must maintain a higher standard than drivers of passenger vehicles.


Trucking companies must follow strict procedures involving hiring practices. They also must adhere to strict truck maintenance, record keeping, and time-keeping rules. Only an 18-Wheeler truck accident attorney can get to the bottom of these cases. They know how to find, collect, interpret, and present the evidence that you must have to prove your case.


We understand how important the little details of these cases are. Significant verdicts occur based on these details. But, no 18-Wheeler accident attorney can promise you a specific result. We understand that a successful case makes a difference in your life as you recover.

18-Wheeler Baton Rouge Truck Accident Lawyers at Locke Meredith, Sean Fagan & Associates

It's important not to talk at the scene of the accident. Instead, contact a commercial truck accident attorney before accepting a settlement. Anything you say after the accident may be used against you. Insurance adjusters regularly deal with these types of situations and frequently use the information you may tell them against you. As a result, your attorney's job is to protect you from insurance company adjusters. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, contact us before making any statements.

Advocates for Victims of Brain Damage, Paralysis, or Other Life-Changing Injury

Our team has obtained positive results for people dealing with relatively modest injuries and many with traumatic brain injuries, disabling spinal, neck, and back injuries, recovery from serious burn injuries, and more. Sometimes auto accident injuries are overlooked, so contact us to evaluate your tractor-trailer accident claim even if you think your injury is “minor.” We want you to have quality medical care and treatment; we can put credible, convincing experts on your side in settlement negotiations or at trial.

For a free, no-risk consultation focused on your needs, please contact our welcoming, accomplished legal team now. Learn how our Louisiana truck accident attorneys can help you.


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