18 Wheeler Accidents & Injuries

If you or a loved one has been affected by such an incident, you deserve justice and compensation.

At the Jack Bailey Law Corporation, we understand the devastation that can result from accidents involving 18-wheelers. These massive vehicles, while essential for commerce, can cause catastrophic injuries and even fatalities when involved in accidents due to their size and weight.

Whether your accident was caused by driver fatigue, improper loading, brake failure, or any other form of negligence, let our experienced team fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. If you’ve suffered injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord damage, or traumatic brain injuries, call us now to get started on your path to recovery and justice.

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Every Moment Counts – In Louisiana, you have only one year from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. Prompt action is crucial to secure vital evidence and obtain the medical care you need. Act now – contact our law firm to protect your rights.

The Jack Pack’s Commitment: Leading Victims of 18-Wheeler Accidents Toward Recovery and Compensation

With more than four decades of unwavering dedication in personal injury law, the Jack Bailey Law Corporation stands as a proud advocate for clients in the Shreveport/Bossier City area and throughout northwest Louisiana, including Ruston and Minden.

Contact us today at 318-222-5200 or through our website to schedule your free consultation.

We have successfully helped numerous clients obtain the fair settlements they deserve, and we are here to do the same for you.

Trauma Caused by 18-Wheeler Accidents

Broken Bones

The impact of a collision with an 18-wheeler can result in fractures or multiple broken bones. Severe fractures may require surgery, immobilization, and extensive rehabilitation.

Spinal Cord Damage

The force of an 18-wheeler collision can cause spinal cord injuries, resulting in paralysis or loss of sensation. Spinal cord damage may lead to long-term disabilities and require ongoing medical care and adaptive equipment.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Head trauma from an 18-wheeler accident can cause traumatic brain injuries, ranging from concussions to severe brain damage. TBIs can result in cognitive impairments, memory loss, and changes in mood or behavior, impacting daily functioning and quality of life.

Internal Injuries

Blunt force trauma from an 18-wheeler accident can cause internal injuries such as organ damage or internal bleeding. Internal injuries may not be immediately apparent and require prompt medical attention to prevent complications.

Whiplash

Whiplash injuries are common in rear-end collisions with 18-wheelers, causing neck pain, stiffness, and limited mobility.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries, such as strains and sprains, can affect muscles, ligaments, and tendons, resulting in pain and reduced range of motion.

Do

  • Do call 911 to report the accident to the authorities and request medical assistance if there are any injuries.
  • Do seek medical treatment for injuries. Even if you feel fine, get a thorough medical examination to identify any potential injuries that may not be immediately apparent.
  • Do call an experienced attorney after an accident where there is injury. The sooner you have a qualified attorney working for you, the better.
  • Obtain contact details from the truck driver, witnesses, and any other involved parties. Also, note down the truck’s license plate number, insurance information, and the company it belongs to.
  • Do keep a mobile phone handy when traveling in case you are hurt in an accident. Use it to call for help.
  • Do keep accurate records. Keep medical records, police reports, names of witnesses and insurance companies, bills, and photographs of the accident scene.

Don’t

  • Don’t be talked into handling it “between the two of you”.
  • Don’t admit fault: Avoid discussing fault or apologizing at the scene, as this could be misinterpreted as an admission of liability.
  • Don’t give recorded statements.
  • Don’t speak to the other driver or their insurance company until you have spoken with a qualified attorney.
  • Don’t move if you have been injured in an accident. Even if you feel fine, don’t refuse medical attention at the scene. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent.
  • Don’t sign any documents or waivers without first reviewing them with your attorney. This includes paperwork from insurance companies or the trucking company.
  • Don’t settle your case until you know your rights.

Take the First Step Towards Recovery and Justice

Every case is unique, and at The Jack Bailey Law Corporation, we understand the distinct challenges faced by victims of 18-wheeler accidents. The sheer size and weight of these trucks pose significant risks to other vehicles on the road, often resulting in catastrophic injuries and complex legal matters surrounding fault and negligence.

From the initial consultation through the resolution of your case, we are committed to providing tailored strategies that address the specific needs and circumstances of each client. We recognize the heightened vulnerability of those involved in 18-wheeler accidents and are dedicated to guiding you through every step of the legal process.

At Jack Bailey Law Corporation, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that 18-wheeler accidents can take on victims and their families. That’s why our compassionate team is dedicated to providing comprehensive support beyond just legal representation. We connect our clients with a network of trusted professionals, including medical experts, rehabilitation specialists, and financial advisors, to help them navigate the challenges of recovery.

Navigating the legal landscape can be daunting, but you don’t have to go through it alone. With our dedicated legal team by your side, you can rest assured knowing your case is in capable hands. Contact us today for personalized assistance in pursuing the justice and compensation you deserve.

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