A Track Record Of Success Handling 18-Wheeler Accidents

Semitrucks and other commercial vehicles cause some of the worst accidents each year in the state of Louisiana. Because of their size, they are able to inflict serious damage to motorists and accident victims, often with devastating results. If you or a loved one suffered a serious personal injury or wrongful death in a truck accident, do not delay in asserting your rights — speak to an experienced personal injury attorney today.

At the Hale Law Firm, we have been helping Louisiana residents recover the compensation they need since 1997. We have built an impressive track record of obtaining significant settlement and million dollar verdicts on behalf of our clients. We work closely with each of our clients, carefully listen to their situation and develop a personalized case strategy aimed at maximizing their recovery.

We believe that trust is the foundation of our business. We will be available to answer any question you may have about your case and provide honest feedback to all of our clients. Contact our trucking accidents law firm online today, or call 337-426-1071, toll free at 877-596-5155, to schedule your free injury consultation.

Quality Semitruck Accident Representation From Experienced Counselors

Because of the dangers large trucks pose to other motorists, truck drivers must obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and abide by strict requirements at all times. Our experienced Lake Charles big-rig accident lawyers know how to investigate whether any rules were violated or if the driver was otherwise negligent while behind the wheel. Common causes of tractor-trailer accidents include:

  • Drowsy driving or hours violations (truckers are only allowed to drive a certain number of consecutive hours without a break)
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Inattentive or distracted driving, including texting while driving
  • Unsafe driving due to weather conditions
  • Drug use
  • Poorly maintained vehicles

Our attorneys also realize that trucking companies and their insurance carriers often approach injury victims with settlement offers quickly after an accident. These offers almost always undervalue the true amount of a victim’s claim and prevent any future litigation. Do not accept any offer without consulting with our office first. We know how to handle insurance companies, and we know how to get the maximum amount of compensation for our clients that they are entitled to under the law, especially if a wrongful death is involved.

We Offer Free Injury Consultations — Contact Us Today

To schedule a free injury consultation to discuss your rights and options, contact our auto accident law firm online today. You may also call our firm at 337-426-1071 or toll free at 877-596-5155. No fees, costs or expenses if no recovery on injury and death cases. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we receive compensation for our representation only if there’s a successful judgment secured or a settlement obtained in your case.

Our Case Results

$10,000,000 Plaintiff

Plaintiff, a Jones Act seaman, had his lower leg amputated in a maritime workplace accident due to negligently maintained and constructed equipment.

$4 ,000,000 Personal Injury Case

Plaintiff, an inmate at Beauregard Parish Jail, was severely beaten by a fellow inmate, resulting in permanent paralysis and brain damage.

$3,649,831.84 Jury Verdict

Offshore basket transfer from the deck of a vessel to an unmanned fixed platform in which plaintiff suffered operated neck and back injuries.

$3,500,000 Plaintiff

Plaintiff suffered serious and permanent disfiguring burns due to a defective carnival ride at the New Orleans Superdome that caught fire.

$2,400,000 Plaintiff

Plaintiff, a Jones Act seaman/deckhand, had his lower leg amputated on a barge located in Texas on the San Jacinto River.

$2,000,000 Plaintiff

Plaintiff, a Jones Act seaman, was working on a lay barge when a cable struck him in the abdomen resulting in an operated back injury.

$1,500,000 Plaintiff

Plaintiff, a Jones Act seaman, suffered an operated neck injury when the pushboat he was working aboard on the Mississippi River near New Orleans capsized and sank due to the wakes generated by a passing chemical tanker and towboat and the unseaworthiness of the pushboat.

$1,300,000 Railroad Accident

Railroad accident in Vinton, Louisiana in which inadequate and outdated warnings, obsolete wig wag and site obstructions at railroad crossing resulted in severe, permanent head injury.

$595,000 Plaintiff

Automobile accident in which plaintiff suffered an operated neck injury when his vehicle was struck by a left turning motorist who failed to yield. No lost wage claim.

$405,398 Plaintiff

Automobile accident in which plaintiff’s vehicle was struck by an 18-wheeler resulting in an operated back injury at the same levels as a prior back surgery. No loss wage claim.

$150,000 Plaintiff

Plaintiff, a Jones Act seaman, suffered severe mental anguish when the dredge tender he was working aboard in Mobile, Alabama capsized and sank due to bad weather and the unseaworthiness of the vessel.

$1.1 Million Construction Accident

Construction accident involving plaintiff who fell through an opening in catwalk grating resulting in an operated back injury and brain injury.

$1.1 Million Jury Verdict Automobile Accident

Automobile accident in Allen Parish in which plaintiff's vehicle struck a large pothole on the highway, causing her vehicle to run off the highway and strike a tree.

$ 1.1 Million Settled During Trial Construction Accident

Construction accident in which plaintiff released pipe from a secured pipe rack, pinning himself between the pipe rack and his 18-wheeler, crushing his head and body and resulting in his death.

$ 1.1 Million Automobile Accident

Automobile accident in which plaintiff's vehicle was broad-sided, resulting in an operated neck injury.

$ 1,750,000 Automobile Accident

Automobile accident in which an 18-wheeler struck plaintiff’s vehicle, resulting in neck and leg injuries.