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Baton Rouge Truck Accident Lawyers

Babcock Trial Lawyers can help if you are dealing with the aftermath of a destructive commercial truck accident. Typically, a collision between a passenger car and a truck – an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, semi, etc. – typically causes devastating accident injuries or death to people in the passenger vehicle.

As injury attorneys serving Louisiana, we aggressively seek compensation to assist the unjustly injured with medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering and more in an accident with large trucks.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, call Babcock Trial Lawyers today for a free case review about how we can fight to recover the maximum compensation available to you for your truck injury case.


Our Baton Rouge office is located on Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge. It is situated between Highland Road and Perkins Road. Our office is located minutes away from Louisiana State University, the Baton Rouge Bluebonnet Swamp, and the Mall of Louisiana. Our Baton Rouge office serves the greater Baton Rouge area including Denham Springs, Prairieville, Central, Baker, Livingston, Gonzales, Plaquemine, and Zachary.

Coming from Downtown or West Baton Rouge: Once you have passed Bluebonnet Boulevard, get in the right lane and exit onto Exit 163 toward Siegen Lane. Keep to the right on Interstate 10 East Access Road. Take a right onto Siegen Lane and make your way to the middle or left lane. Continue south on Siegen Lane. You will cross over Perkins Lane and then come to a slight “S” curve in Siegen Lane. After the “S” curve, make a legal U- turn and our office park will be the second drive on your right. You will see the Babcock Trial Lawyers sign.

Coming from Hammond or I-12 Baton Rouge: Keep to the right as you approach the I-10 / I-12 split and take Exit 1A to I-10 East. Once you have passed Bluebonnet Boulevard, get in the right land and exit onto Exit 163 toward Siegen Lane. Keep to the right on Interstate 10 East Access Road. Take a right onto Siegen Lane and make your way to the middle or left lane. Continue south on Siegen Lane. You will cross over Perkins Lane and then come to a slight “S” curve in Siegen Lane. After the ”S” curve, make a legal U- turn and our office park will be the second drive on your right. You will see the Babcock Trial Lawyers sign.

Coming from Gonzales (South Baton Rouge): Keep to the right as you approach Baton Rouge, and take Exit 163 from I-10 West. Keep to the left after you exit I-10. Take a left onto Siegen Lane and make your way to the middle or left lane. Continue south on Siegen Lane. You will cross over Perkins Lane and then come to a slight “S” curve in Siegen Lane. After the ”S” curve, make a legal U- turn and our office park will be the second drive on your right. You will see the Babcock Trial Lawyers sign.

It is quite likely that the commercial truck driver (trucker) and/or the trucking company (motor carrier or carrier) involved in the truck accident was responsible for the accident injury and can be compelled through our legal system to compensate you for your losses.

Truck Crash Personal Injury Law Firm

Call our car accident lawyers at Babcock Trial Lawyers now in Baton Rouge to begin work on a claim before crash evidence from the truck accident disappears. Babcock Trial Lawyers can represent you at no financial risk to you. If we do not recover a settlement or court award for you, you pay us no fee or costs.

In the meantime, our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee to you is that we will hand over your entire client file to you within 30-days of being hired if you tell us you are unhappy with our representation, in which case you will owe us no attorney’s fees and no costs.

Drunk driving often results in catastrophic crashes involving semi-trucks, large commercial trucks, trailers, and other types of vehicles and transportation. Car accidents and truck accidents are often traumatic, often leaving many truck accident victims with severe brain injuries. That is why the State of Louisiana has strict regulations regarding the level of alcohol intake for truck drivers.

Don’t suffer financially from a commercial truck accident that was not your fault!

Driver’s Claims and Compensation

If you have been hit from behind in a car accident, you are not alone. Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accidentThey are also the most common cause of whiplash, a painful and potentially disabling neck, and back injury.

A head-on collision is the type of accident most likely to result in death. Head-on collisions account for about 2 percent of car accidents but cause about 10 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities. This is especially true when the head-on collision is with an 18 wheeler.

This image shows a head on collision between two cars.

At Babcock Trial Lawyers, we handle all types of vehicle accidents, including head on car crashes.

A rollover accident, in which a car tips over onto its side or roof, is a dangerous car crash. Rollover accidents have a higher fatality rate than other car accidents. If you or a loved one has survived a rollover, your injuries are likely to be serious, but you may be lucky to be alive.

The driver who caused your car accident may have had something entirely different from driving on their mind at the time of the wreck. We’ve all seen examples of distracted drivingcell phone use behind the wheel, texting while driving, turning to deal with kids, applying makeup or shaving, fiddling with the radio, etc.

Truck Accident Lawyer in Louisiana

Distracted driving is multitasking at its potentially deadly worst. When a car accident has been caused by a distracted driver, those who have been injured or lost a loved one deserve swift and sure compensation for their losses.

It should come as no surprise that intersections are the scenes of many car accidents. Multiple streams of traffic cross and turn in front of each other. When drivers don’t pay attention at intersections, crashes are often the result.

This image shows a car destroyed under a semi truck

As you may expect, the increased speeds allowed on Louisiana interstates and highways result in more destructive crashes when car accidents occur. When high-speed highway accidents happen in heavy traffic, multiple vehicles may become involved, resulting in pileups that damage many cars and injure or kill multiple people.

Truck accident lawyers at Babcock Trial Lawyers offer a free consultation and free case evaluation for truck accident victims. As your Louisiana truck accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation. We also offer legal representation for victims of crashes involving semi-trucks, cars, and commercial trucks. At Babcock, we ensure that any truck accident victim will get the compensation he or she deserves.

Baton Rouge auto accidents can often lead to scars, lacerations or disfigurement. Sometimes those accidents come in the form of auto accidents, other times it may be from a dog or animal bite.

Contact a Truck Accident Injury Lawyer Today

We are confident that we can make a difference for you. In fact, having an experienced truck accident law firm on your side may be the number one factor in your obtaining any recovery at all. That said,  if you don’t obtain a financial recovery, you will pay no attorney’s fee or costs.

And if you are not satisfied with how your case is going, we will return your case file to you within 30 days of being hired as part of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee with no attorney’s fee or costs owed to us whatsoever.

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Why Are We Confident About Your Truck Accident Claim?

Every truck accident is different, and every truck accident claim for compensation to injured parties is unique.

But there are certain facts we know about commercial truck accidents:

  • It is common for a truck driver involved in a crash with a passenger vehicle to walk away unhurt while occupants or the car or light truck are gravely injured or killed. In one recent year, among people killed in truck accidents, 69 percent were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 16 percent were truck occupants, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says.
  • The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which regulates large trucks, says that in nearly 4,000 truck accidents a year at least one driver-related contributing factor can be identified in a third of them. Vehicle-related failures were identified in 6 percent of the large trucks involved in fatal crashes.
  • Speeding is the most common truck driver error in fatal truck accidents, the FMCSA says.
  • Distracted driving is the second-most common truck driver error in fatal truck accidents, the FMCSA says.
  • The FMCSA devotes a web page to fatigued driving and says the largest study of truck crashes ever conducted found that 13 percent of truck or “commercial motor vehicle (CMV)” drivers were considered to have been fatigued at the time of their crash.
  • On a web page about following too closely (tailgating), the FMCSA says 5 percent of truck crashes occurred when the truck driver was following the lead vehicle too closely.
  • Other driver errors the FMCSA considers noteworthy include:
    • Traveling too fast for conditions (23 percent of all large-truck crashes)
    • Being unfamiliar with the roadway (22 percent of all large-truck crashes)
    • Inadequate surveillance, i.e., failing to look or looking but not seeing oncoming traffic (14 percent of all large-truck crashes)

The FMCSA knows truck driver negligence is the cause of many commercial truck accidents, and so do we.

Upon taking your truck accident case, Babcock Trial Lawyers would begin to collect evidence about the circumstances of the crash. In most cases, a police report will provide a preliminary assessment of responsibility, blaming one driver or another, failure of the truck or a truck system or component, or another party or circumstance.

Once it is shown that the truck driver, trucking company, truck failure and/or another third party is responsible for the crash that injured you, Babcock Trial Lawyers can begin to compile a case for how much compensation you are due and who should be held liable (legally responsible) to you.

As your personal injury accident attorneys, Babcock Trial Lawyers will explore all possible causes of your truck crash and seek to hold all responsible parties accountable for the harm that you or your loved ones have suffered.

Reason to Act Quickly to Hire Babcock Trial Lawyers After a Truck Accident

Despite the strict regulations imposed on the trucking industry, many trucking companies cannot strictly monitor their drivers. Thus, there are still a significant number of car accidents and truck accidents happening all over the country.

In many cases it is relatively easy to assign responsibility to a negligent trucker who has caused a bad truck accident. But other truck accidents are more complex, particularly if a malfunction or failure of the truck is the true cause of the accident. Such accidents require deeper investigations, which means your attorneys must secure more evidence and do so before it becomes unavailable.

If possible, it is best to examine the scene of a truck accident, where skid marks, crash debris, features of the scenes, such as an obscured line of sight, and other factors may shed light on the accident’s cause. However, accident scene evidence can deteriorate or be removed within days of a crash.

Your Babcock Trial Lawyers would also want to see other evidence that belongs to the motor carrier that owns the truck, or to the truck driver or third parties. Therefore, it may be necessary to obtain a court order to get access to this evidence.

Important truck accident evidence includes but is not necessarily limited to:

  • Driver Hours of Service (HOS) logs. Truckers are strictly regulated as to time behind the wheel and mandatory rests, and must log their activities. HOS logs may provide evidence of fatigued driving (too many hours behind the wheel) or speeding (ground covered too quickly when comparing hours to miles).
  • Trucker’s cell phone. Like HOS logs, information found on a truck driver’s cell phone can yield important information about his or her activities. Most simply, records of a call in progress or text sent or opened at the time of the crash is evidence of a distracted driver at the wheel of the truck.
  • Driver credit / debit card records and/or receipts. Times and dates on these records may also indicate a trucker’s activity as opposed to rest, as well as the rate of travel between given points.
  • Truck maintenance records. Logs of maintenance may indicate the carrier put off needed repairs, which might lead investigators to a mechanical cause of the crash and evidence the carrier knowingly put an unsafe truck on the road.
  • Carrier personnel records and/or third party contracts. Multiple people are involved in putting a commercial truck on the road, with duties ranging from driving the truck, maintaining it, loading cargo, dispatching, and more. Negligent hiring, training, or retention of personnel or third-party brokers (such as cargo loaders) with violations on their records may leave the carrier liable for various parties’ negligence.
  • Recall notices. If known problems with the truck, truck parts, systems, etc., were not resolved and can be shown to have contributed to a failure that caused the crash, the truck owner could be held liable for this negligence.
  • The damaged truck and its electronic data recorder (EDR). In any crash it is useful to examine the damaged vehicle. But 18-wheelers and other commercial truck contain a “black box” device from which can be downloaded a variety of data about operation of the vehicle just prior to a crash. Depending on the age and model of truck, this will include:
    • Date and time of the crash
    • Vehicle speed
    • Engine speed
    • Brake status
    • Clutch status
    • Throttle (gas pedal) position
    • Cruise control status
    • Steering angle
    • Forward collision warnings
    • Lane-departure warnings
    • Last stop
    • Incident Event Report (e.g., sudden deceleration/ acceleration, quick stop, hard brake event, etc.)
    • Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) snapshots of truck system sensors reporting data outside normal values
    • On-board video recordings
    • GPS-based positional data
    • And more

In cases of complex truck accidents with questionable causes, an accident reconstruction specialist may be enlisted to help determine what happened and why. These forensic specialists create detailed reports of their findings and, if required to testify as experts in court, multimedia presentations, which prove persuasive to judge and jury.

Your case will be unique, and may hinge on any piece of evidence cited above or something else entirely. However, if it is pursued by Babcock Partners, you can be assured it will be thoroughly investigated and aggressively litigated.

Because many insurers who work for trucking firms active in Louisiana know Babcock Trial Lawyers, they know how aggressively we pursue a claim. This helps us from the start to conclude many less-complex cases with a negotiated settlement. But, when a negotiated settlement cannot be reached, they also know they are in for a fight in court.

Compensation Babcock Trial Lawyers Seeks for You in a Truck Accident

As your truck accident attorneys, Babcock Trial Lawyers will calculate all compensation you are due as part of a legal claim. Our “demand” on your behalf in a legal claim will be based on a full accounting of your losses and what’s allowed under Louisiana personal injury / wrongful death law.

We will also identify all liable parties and applicable insurance coverage so that we may seek compensation from every available source. Particularly in a truck accident where parties beyond the trucker and his or her employer are implicated, a case may include multiple claims.

A personal injury claim in Louisiana may seek compensation for:

  • All medical costs connected to the accident. If here is a permanent disabling injury, a life care plan may be drafted to project lifetime medical needs and costs.
  • Lost wages immediately following the accident
  • Reductions in future earning capacity due to partial or full disability, or death
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium after a spouse’s incapacitating injury or death
  • Funeral or burial expenses in a wrongful death

Under Louisiana law, a separate claim would also seek compensation for property damage, such as to your vehicle and/or any other personal or real property damaged or lost in the crash.

A true accounting of losses takes time, particularly for a full picture of medical treatment and care needs for serious injuries to develop. This is one reason that in an initial consultation Babcock Trial Lawyers usually recommends rejecting any settlement offer already made by an insurance company.

Insurance adjusters work to protect their company’s bottom line by enticing accident victims with fast settlement offers. Yet, these insurance offers are calculated to look generous while falling far below what is likely to be owed if the full extent of insurance coverage is properly explored.

Babcock Trial Lawyers will pursue all compensation you are entitled to receive for your injuries and other losses. Because Louisiana is a pure comparative negligence state, your recovery could be reduced according to the percentage of fault assigned to you. However, even if you bear some fault for a truck accident, you can still recover compensation.

But to do so, you need the aggressive representation that Babcock Trial Lawyers provides — identifying all liable parties and all available insurance coverage and pressing insurers with solid and persuasive cases that they know we are ready to take to trial.

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