Truck Accidents

We see trucks, 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles on the highway every day. Although professional drivers are held to a higher standard of care on the road, they are still responsible for some of the most serious accidents. If you suffered injuries in an accident that was caused by the negligence of a truck driver or a trucking company, it’s important to contact an experienced New Orleans lawyer.

At the Law Offices of John D. Sileo, LLC, we have more than 30 years of experience protecting the rights of our clients. Many insurance companies work with their own legal team, and their attorneys often move quickly. Protect your right to compensation by talking to Jack Sileo or Kevin Riché before giving a statement to the trucking company’s insurance adjuster or attorney.

Causes Of Truck Accidents

Most trucking companies measure success based on the timeliness of their deliveries. Unfortunately, in an effort to make faster, more cost-efficient deliveries, many trucking companies find ways to cut corners. If we handle your case, we will review the evidence to identify instances of negligence, including:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Distracted driving
  • Falsifying driving logs
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Unbalanced loads
  • Faulty truck maintenance
  • Faulty brakes
  • Faulty steering
  • Inadequate lights and reflectors