18 wheeler
accident ATTORNEY

Due to their size and weight, 18 wheeler accidents can be some of the most devastating automobile accidents on our highways. At up to 80,000 pounds, 18 wheelers can cause catastrophic injuries, loss of life, and substantial property damage.

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When you are involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer, 18 wheeler, or semi-truck your life can spin out of control. Medical bills can pile up, your health can deteriorate, and loss wages can impact your finances. Don't be a victim twice, hire experienced truck accident lawyer - Chris Faucheux.

TRUCK ACCIDENT & INJURY LAWYER IN LAPLACE, LA:

The one thing you control after a injury in a truck accident is your choice of lawyer. Chris Faucheux has extensive experience as a Louisiana truck accident lawyer and he would like to help you get maximum recovery for your damages. Chris has successfully litigated Louisiana cases involving 18 wheelers, dump trucks, and other commercial vehicles. Chris Faucheux's office is located in Laplace, Louisiana. Not in Laplace? Not a problem, Chris offers 100% free consultations across the state.

RECENT CASE RESULT IN LOUISIANA:

In one case, an 18 wheeler failed to yield to oncoming highway traffic in New Orleans, LA. The accident caused a passenger to sustain a concussion and the driver sustained a herniated disc in his lumbar spine. Both clients required months of medical evaluation and treatment. Chris filed a lawsuit on behalf of his clients in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans. The insurer for the at-fault party did not cover our client's medical bills so our law firm advanced the cost of medical treatment. After several months of treatment our clients returned to work and recovered $435,000.00 from the defendant's insurance company.

Don't let an accident with a big rig wreck your health and finances. Trust an experienced truck accident lawyer, Chris Faucheux, to protect your rights.

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INJURED IN A TRUCK WRECK?

TRUCK ACCIDENT INJURIES:
WRONGFUL DEATHS:

Your family can recover several types of damages for a truck accident that resulted in a wrongful death. These damages can include: medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, loss wages, loss of benefits, pain & suffering, loss of childcare, loss of companionship, loss of guidance, and loss of consortium.

traUmatic brain injuries:

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can take the form of brain damage, head trauma, or a concussion. Brain injuries are frequently severe injuries that require special care and services. If you or a family member sustained a traumatic brain injury in a truck accident we can help.

SPINAL CORD INJURIES:

Spinal cord injuries are common injuries sustained in trucking accidents. The gross weight of a commercial truck increases the amount of force exerted in a crash. This can cause severe trauma in the cervical, lumbar, and thoracic spine.

OTHER INJURIES.

18 WHEELER, BIG RIG, AND SEMI-TRUCK LIABILTY IN LOUISIANA:

When you are involved in an accident with a big truck the first inquiry is to determine who is liable (or at fault) for the accident. Big truck operators have a legal duty to safely operate their vehicle and comply with state and federal regulations.

LOUISIANA LAWS THAT APPLY TO TRUCK ACCIDENTS:

Louisiana's general negligence law is codified in Louisiana Civil Code Article 2315. This law applies to truck accidents in the State of Louisiana. Article 2315 states "every act whatever of a man that causes damage to another obliges him by whose fault it happened to repair it. This essentially means that if you caused damage to another because you didn't use proper care under the circumstances you have to repair the damage you caused or compensate victims involved in the accident. A wrongful death or survival action may also be brought under LSA-C.C. Art.'s 2315.1 & 2315.2. Contact our law office for more information.

STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS IMPACT BIG TRUCKS:

Chris Faucheux understands the state and federal regulations which impact 18 wheelers, semi-trucks, and tractor-trailer trucks. Both state and federal law require the drivers of these big trucks to possess a commercial drivers license, complete specific training for the type of vehicle they are operating, abide by federal regulations regarding the number hours driven, adhere to cargo weight limits, and perform routine inspections of their vehicle.

WHO CAN BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR A TRUCK ACCIDENT?

Responsible parties can include negligent truck drivers, truck owners, employers, manufacturers, maintenance companies, freight owners, and other vehicles involved in the accident.

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR BIG TRUCKS IN LOUISIANA:

Under current state and federal law, truckers are required to have liability coverage starting at $300,000 for vehicles up to 10,000 lbs. and $750,000 for vehicles over 10,000 lbs. If a vehicle is carrying certain types of hazardous cargo the minimum insurance policy could rise to as much as $5,000,000.

CHRIS FAUCHEUX: YOUR PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER:

If you have been in an accident with one of these vehicles Chris will help you understand the legal landscape surrounding your case so you can focus on healing. As your lawyer, Chris will thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident, hire all necessary experts, and hold each at fault party responsible for your losses.

Common Causes of big truck accidents IN LOUISIANA

18 wheeler accidents are a big deal. The average 18 wheeler weighs 30,000 pounds compared to the average car which is 4,000 pounds.

COMMON CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS IN LOUISIANA:

  • Driver fatigue - Drivers may have less sleep or less quality sleep despite regulation laws.
  • Distracted Driving - Long trips can lead to boredom and distraction.
  • Speeding - Pressure from big companies to deliver loads in unreasonable time frames can lead to speeding and accidents.
  • Improper loading - Materials loaded improperly can cause big trucks to tip over, causing major accidents.
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insurance companies, TRUCK ACCIDENTS, & chris faucheux

Insurance companies don’t want to pay fair compensation for your damages. Insurance companies are in business to make a profit and if you give them an opportunity to get off the hook they will take advantage of the circumstances. Big Truck Accidents are not a battle to go into alone, nor is it a battle for an attorney who is inexperienced in trucking accidents. Chris Faucheux understands the distinct factors that influence cases involving 18 wheelers, big rigs, tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, dump trucks, and other commercial vehicles. Don't gamble with your case. Trust an attorney who has a 100% recovery rate in big truck accidents and a record of success as a truck accident lawyer.

Case Results

Real Clients. real results.

Don’t just take our word for it. Our results prove that Chris is the man you need on your team. Over and over, Chris has gone to great lengths to ensure his clients are treated fairly and receive the compensation they are due.

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Chris faucheux represents
louisiana residents:

Chris Faucheux represents clients throughout the State of Louisiana including: LaPlace, LA, Reserve, LA, New Orleans, LA, Metairie, LA, Kenner, LA, Westwego, LA, Gretna, LA, St. Rose, LA, Destrehan, LA, Luling, LA, Gramercy, LA, Lutcher, LA, Hammond, LA, Gonzales, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, Donaldsonville, LA, Thibodaux, LA, Galliano, LA, Raceland, LA, Morgan City, LA, Houma, LA, Covington, LA, Madisonville, LA, Slidell, LA, Lafayette, LA, Broussard, LA, Opelousas, LA, Lake Charles, LA, Shreveport, LA, Monroe, LA, Alexandria, LA, Denham Springs, LA, and Walker, LA.

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