The day you or your loved one got into an accident with a semitrailer probably started out just like any other day. You had no idea what was coming your way or that your life was about the change forever. Then it happened. A distracted semi driver slammed into your vehicle leaving you or your loved one injured. According to the state of Louisiana, you may seek relief for any personal injury suffered.
While commercial drivers are professional drivers, it does not mean that they are immune to the distractions that often affect everyone else -- such as paying attention to their phones rather than the road. They, too, may get caught up in phone conversations, dialing, texting or looking at various things on their smartphones. Federal laws prohibit truck drivers from using hand-held devices while they are driving, unless their devices are equipped with one-touch answering, texting or dialing capabilities, or if voice controls are enabled. Those caught using their cellphones in a way that is not deemed acceptable can face significant fines and even the loss of their professional licenses.
Despite the regulations in place regarding commercial drivers and cellphone use, some drivers get distracted by their devices anyway. If you believe that the truck driver who hit your vehicle was distracted by his or her cellphone -- or anything else for that matter -- legal counsel can help you investigate and use the information to help you seek compensation for your losses. To learn more about how an experienced personal injury attorney can be of assistance to you following a truck accident, please visit our firm's website.
Whether you have been in a trucking accident in Louisiana or you are taking care of a loved one who has, you know full well how devastating the physical, financial and emotional losses can be. Recovery and moving on may seem impossible. With the assistance of a personal injury attorney, you can take the steps to seek compensation for your losses which, if achieved, can go a long way in helping you get the help you need to move forward.