When driving down the interstate, there is almost nothing as terrifying as traveling near a speeding semi truck. We all know that driving over the speed limit is one of the fastest ways to lose control of your vehicle. Our instinct for concern over a speeding truck is understandable — if a tractor-trailer loses control, other drivers may not have the time to avoid a crash. The bottom line is, if you have been seriously injured in a truck accident caused by a speeding driver, you are likely entitled to compensation.
Charbonnet Law Firm, LLC, has been helping personal injury clients for more than 50 years. We have a special focus on truck accident claims and understand the devastation that these accidents can cause. Backed by our lawyers’ 100-plus years of combined experience, we know how to get the right evidence to prove a speeding truck driver caused your accident.
So how do we prove your case? More often than not, truck drivers are on strict deadlines to meet delivery goals. By law, they are required to record mileage, times and destinations in a logbook. Our personal injury lawyers analyze this information to determine if the driver was behind schedule and had reason to speed. We can use those logs to see how quickly they got from point A to point B which can be evidence of speeding. We also enlist the help of sophisticated accident scene reconstructionists to review physical evidence such as tire skid marks and damaged vehicles. Through a scientific review, these experts can determine the speed of the truck. In other accidents, our attorneys are able to obtain semi-truck “black boxes” which actually record vital data such as the speed of the truck much like you hear about in airplane crashes.
These are just a few of the advanced techniques we use to establish a solid foundation for your case. Many times, with strong evidence, our firm can help you secure a favorable settlement, and keep you out of court. However, if the trucking company or its insurance agents put up a fight, we are always ready to argue your case before a judge or jury.
If you have been injured through the negligence of a speeding truck driver, contact our firm at 504-888-2227 and ask to speak with a New Orleans excessive speeding truck accident attorney. You may also reach us by filling out our online inquiry form.