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New Orleans

18-Wheeler Accidents Lawyer

Vehicle accidents can be life-changing, and when an 18-wheeler is involved, the results can be even more catastrophic.

At Kiefer & Kiefer, we’ve been representing New Orleans residents injured in truck accidents for three generations. We understand the financial, emotional, and everyday consequences that you and your family are suffering as a result of your accident.

The good news is that you don’t have to deal with these consequences alone. With the help of an experienced Louisiana truck accident lawyer, you can hold the at-fault party responsible and recover compensation for what you’ve lost.

New Orleans

18-Wheeler Accidents Lawyer

Vehicle accidents can be life-changing, and when an 18-wheeler is involved, the results can be even more catastrophic.

At Kiefer & Kiefer, we’ve been representing New Orleans residents injured in truck accidents for three generations. We understand the financial, emotional, and everyday consequences that you and your family are suffering as a result of your accident.

The good news is that you don’t have to deal with these consequences alone. With the help of an experienced Louisiana truck accident lawyer, you can hold the at-fault party responsible and recover compensation for what you’ve lost.

“I have nothing but high regard for Megan and the entire team at Kiefer & Kiefer. Ms. Kiefer has advised me on legal matters in the past, and has always been nothing but informative and understanding of my needs. I would gladly recommend this team to anyone seeking legal consultation regarding personal injuries and accidents.”

~ Elizabeth L.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Louisiana

In the trucking industry, driver fatigue is a common problem that leads to accidents. Trucking companies often push their drivers to work long hours and make deadlines. As a result, the companies and their drivers can often be held liable for the damage that their trucks cause in an accident.

Here are some of the common causes of truck accidents that they can be held liable for:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Driving under the influence
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Brake failure
  • Maintenance issues
  • Failure to yield or improper lane change
  • Improper backing up or loading
  • Improper load distribution/product securement
  • Improper trailer attachment
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driving under the influence
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Brake failure
  • Maintenance issues
  • Failure to yield or improper lane change
  • Improper backing up or loading
  • Improper load distribution/product securement
  • Improper trailer attachment

Why Truck Accidents Are Different

Because commercial trucks are bigger and more dangerous than other cars, the results of an accident are often much worse.

Our Kiefer & Kiefer truck accident attorneys have seen our clients struggle to deal with debilitating brain injuries, spinal damage, paralysis, and other catastrophic injuries as a result of their 18-wheeler accidents. These kinds of injuries can have lifelong consequences, as well as uniquely high treatment and recovery costs.

However, even though the damages that you have suffered may be greater, trucking accident cases can sometimes be even more difficult to win than regular accidents.

The trucking company will likely hire high-priced defense lawyers to represent them or their driver in court. This means it is more crucial than ever that you work with an experienced and dedicated New Orleans truck accident lawyer to fight for your interests.

At Kiefer & Kiefer, our commitment to you doesn’t stop with legalease. We will use every resource at our disposal to make sure that you win the compensation you deserve, and that you receive the help you need to make a full recovery from your accident.

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Hundreds of Millions Recovered

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Recovering Damages in a Louisiana Truck Accident Case

Depending on the circumstances of your case, there are many kinds of damages you can recover in a truck accident lawsuit. We’ll work with you to sift through the details and determine which damages you deserve.

Here’s what these damages could include:

  • Cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle
  • Medical bills
  • Past, present, and future lost wages
  • Loss of earning ability
  • Recovery costs
  • Long-term disability costs
  • Mental health recovery costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship, in the case of a loved one’s death
  • Cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle
  • Medical bills
  • Past, present, and future lost wages
  • Loss of earning ability
  • Recovery costs
  • Long-term disability costs
  • Mental health recovery costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship, in the case of a loved one’s death

1.3 MILLION

2019: 18-WHEELER ACCIDENT CAUSING SERIOUS INJURIES WITH A SHOULDER SURGERY, KNEE SURGERY, AND CERVICAL AND LUMBAR DISC HERNIATIONS

Our client was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler on the Interstate in New Orleans, which caused her serious injuries. She underwent a shoulder and knee surgery and was recommended to undergo a total knee replacement. She also sustained lumbar and cervical disc herniations and was recommended to undergo a cervical fusion surgery. The company challenged that her injuries were the result of the accident at mediation, causing our client to reject their offer and leave mediation, but they ultimately paid $1.3 million in advance of trial.

Contact Kiefer & Kiefer today

At Kiefer & Kiefer, we’ve been helping injured clients in New Orleans put their lives back together for three generations. Our clients aren’t just case numbers. We believe that no one should suffer the consequences of a catastrophic truck accident without the help of their community and compensation from the people responsible.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and talk about your case.

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