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Louisiana 18 Wheeler Truck Accident Attorney

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Experienced Louisiana 18 Wheeler Truck Accident Injury Attorneys you can Trust!

Handling accidents that involve 18-wheeler trucks can be a complicated process, riddled with conflicting laws at the state and federal level that regulate the trucking industry. But with GCJ Law Firm in your corner, you can rest easy knowing you’ll get quality representation and the support you need.

Regulations and Compliance

Regulations and compliance adherence is often a major issue when dealing with 18-wheeler accident cases. Employers and drivers need to comply with regulations that (among other things) limit the amount of time that they can drive until they need to take a break — and how long that break needs to be.

There are also laws that cover specific details regarding the type of cargo they’re carrying, as well as how it’s loaded onto the truck in the first place.

Insurance Companies

There are generally two insurance companies that you’ll have to deal with. The first one insures the cab portion of the truck, whereas the second insurance company insures the trailer. If you’re in search of an attorney to represent you in a truck accident insurance claim in the great state of Louisiana, don’t hesitate to call the GCJ law firm.

When it comes to these types of cases, you need a team of experienced lawyers who are skilled in this area of law and familiar with local jurisdiction and process. Our team at GCJ law firm has the know-how and persistence that it takes to settle your claims quickly and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Louisiana 18 Wheeler Truck Injury

Accidents that involve an 18-wheeler truck can cause terrifying damage due to the sheer size and weight of each rig and load. The individuals who drive these behemoth trucks are required to carry a commercial driver’s license, and fall under the regulation of both federal and state mandated laws and regulations around the operation of such vehicles.

Because of their tremendous weight and size, the operation of 18-wheeler trucks is generally held to higher standards than that of smaller automobiles.

The skills of the driver and maintenance of the trucks, including the procedures for loading the trailers, are tightly managed. Each year the number of 18-wheeler trucks on the road rises, and with it, the number of fatalities.

Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident in Louisiana that involved an 18-wheeler truck?

If so, it’s important that you get an experienced truck accident attorney to represent you or your loved one when you make your case in Louisiana.

If you or someone you care about has been involved in one of these accidents, don’t hesitate to reach out. Let our team advocate on your behalf, working hard to get you and your family the compensation you deserve.

The injuries and damages that result from 18-wheeler accidents are often catastrophic, and sometimes fatal. You need an experienced lawyer who’ll ensure that you get fully compensated in the event of injury or wrongful death and a strong advocate that will fight hard on your behalf. That advocate is the GCJ Law Firm.

Common Types of Louisiana 18-Wheeler Truck Injuries

Below you’ll find a list of the most common injury types that are sustained as a result of an 18-wheeler truck accident in Louisiana:

  • Severe lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Skull fractures
  • Brain damage
  • Neck injuries
  • Spine injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Amputations
  • Death

At GCJ have handled countless motor vehicle accident cases and have decades of legal experience helping clients win favorable outcomes. We’ll help you understand all of your legal options and remedies, and will do everything we can to ensure that you get a fair settlement.

Give us a call today to talk to one of our workers’ compensation attorneys about your options today.

Reliable Workers’ Compensation Representation

When you’re involved in a truck accident and need a lawyer you can trust, you can count on GCJ to be there for you. Our lawyers will advocate tirelessly until you get what you deserve, that’s why you need us in your corner.

With GCJ Law Firm you can Expect:

  • Top notch representation
  • Fierce client advocates
  • Thorough understanding of Louisiana laws
  • Combined decades of experience in the field
  • Trusted by Louisiana workers for over 40 years
  • A proven track record of successful outcomes for our clients

Why Choose GCJ Law Firm to Represent You?

Experience where it Counts

We’ve navigated countless legal labyrinths in Louisiana. We strategize extensively to ensure that you get what you deserve and we use our years of experience to craft creative solutions to any problems that we may come across.

Personalized Service and Support

We strongly believe that service-first attitudes and personalized attention are critical qualities in a law firm and are paramount to high-quality representation. When you hire a lawyer from GCJ, you become a part of our family.

No Up-Front Fees or Costs

Our team at GCJ always puts our money where our mouth is. We know that a truck accident can be an extremely stressful time in your life, so the last thing you want is to see more bills piling up while out of work.

It is for this reason that we offer completely free consultations, and if you hire us, we don’t charge any fees upfront. We don’t even charge by the hour. We’ll only get paid if you do too!

Top Notch Reputation

GCJ has worked tirelessly for the past four decades to build its reputation in Louisiana, and establish our firm as a team that fights for its clients. We live in the same community as you and your family, and we’ve allocated many resources to local non-profit organizations across the great state of Louisiana as a way to give back and say thanks for the support and positive feedback the community has given our law firm over the years.

Client Testimonials

“GCJ will fight for you. They are the most honest, hardworking law firm there is. You become family to them, not just a client.” – Jeremy Shephard

“As we faced our life challenge, Scott and his team showed us strength, courage, and confidence. They were the voice who said ‘yes’ when the rest of the world said ‘no’“ – Wendy

  • $4,750,000.00 – settlement of wrongful death automobile collision
  • $4,000,000.00 – Bench trial verdict in a motorcycle collision

About GCJ

Founded in 1978, GCJ has been serving the great state of Louisiana for 40 years. We have local offices in Shreveport and Metairie to ensure that all our clients are only a short drive away.

We specialize in personal injury cases and make sure that individuals and their families get the representation that they deserve. Truck accidents can prove to be one of the most difficult times in a person’s life, having the right lawyer on your side can make things a whole lot easier.

Practice Areas

Our law firm specializes in motor vehicle cases and ensures that all our clients get a settlement that is both fair and adequate for their needs. Losing a loved one or a limb to a truck accident is terrible enough, but when you’re denied the benefit of compensation, you can’t just sit around and accept it, you need to call us so we can help you get what you deserve.

We’ve helped countless clients receive their compensation. Our deep understanding of Louisiana compensation laws alongside our decades of cumulative experience is what makes us a solid option for 18 wheeler accident representation.

Our Practice Areas Include:

  • Oilfield Injury Representation
  • 18-Wheeler Injury Representation
  • Construction Injury Representation
  • Brain Injury Representation
  • Spinal Injury Representation
  • Maritime and Offshore Rig Injury Representation
  • Orthopedic Injury Representation
  • Auto Collision Injury
  • Wrongful Death Representation

The Great State of Louisiana

Louisiana is one of the most culturally rich states in all of the South. With numerous tourist spots and enough civil war stories to spawn a dozen Hollywood blockbusters, Louisiana has got something for everyone.

Some fun facts:

  • State bird of Louisiana: Brown Pelican
  • State Tree: Bald Cypress
  • State Dog: Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • State Flower: Magnolia

Whether you’ve come to the Big Easy to get your party on or you just want to explore the art history at the Louisiana State Museum, the state will always have something to offer for people who come here looking for a good time.

Authoritative Resources

Want to learn more about compensation laws in Louisiana? Have a look at these great articles:

Business Information / Office Locations

Shreveport, LA Office
7600 Fern Avenue
Building 700
Shreveport, LA 71105
Phone: 318-865-8680
Metairie, LA Office
3000 W. Esplanade Avenue
Suite 200
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: 504-475-7100

$23,500,000.00+

Jury verdict in oilfield personal injury

$5,000,000.00

Jury verdict in wrongful death of a pedestrian

$4,750,000.00

Settlement of wrongful death automobile collision

$4,000,000.00+

Bench trial verdict in motorcycle collision

$4,000,000.00+

Jury verdict in action regarding falling luggage from overhead airplane compartment

$3,700,000.00

Jury verdict in single car hydroplaning crash

$3,000,000.00

Settlement of oilfield personal injury

$2,900,000.00+

Jury verdict in automobile collision personal injury

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