Commercial Trucking Accident in West Monroe Louisiana

According to multiple news stations, the West Monroe Police Department confirmed that an 18-wheeler turned over last week on the I-20. WMPD stated that the driver lost control and stuck a concrete barrier, causing the large big rig to flip over. Authorities were forced to close both sides of the interstate as the driver had to be airlifted to a local hospital. The condition of the driver is still unknown. Commercial trucking accidents in West Monroe Louisiana are all too common. If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a commercial trucking accident call our law firm right away.

For over 40 years the truck accident injury attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault have fought for the rights of injury victims. Commercial trucking accidents not only have the ability to cause catastrophic injuries, they can also present problems when dealing with an insurance claim. Our Monroe personal injury lawyers have decades of experience handling complex injury claims. Read below to learn more about our truck accident injury lawyers, or call us now at (318) 561-2500.

Complex Injury Lawyers and Getting Paid After a Truck Accident Injury

Truck accidents involving big rigs, 18-wheelers, and commercial vehicles can be a bit tricky. When two standard passenger vehicles are involved in a wreck, it’s usually pretty cut and dry who is at fault. The parties exchange insurance information, and if the victim is “lucky” (or blessed), they end up being financially compensated without much of a fuss. Now, the scenario we just listed is BEST case. Obviously, we still believe regular car accident victims should STILL consult with a Monroe personal injury lawyer before talking to, or accepting any offer, from an insurance company.

However, when you’ve been injured in a commercial trucking accident, you may end up facing road block after road block when seeking financial compensation. See, commercial truck drivers typically work for very large, national trucking companies. Sometimes the driver may be an employee, sometimes they may be a private contractor. You may also have to sue the trucking company, the driver, and deal with an insurance company.

Point being, it can get convoluted quickly. Our skilled and experienced Monroe truck accident injury lawyers know how to deal with major insurance companies, and also big corporations. Give us a call right away if you want to learn more about your potential fights to monetary compensation after being injured in a commercial trucking accident.

Recap of the Commercial Trucking Accident in Monroe, LA

The commercial trucking accident in Monroe, LA thankfully did not cause any secondary driver injuries. However, it could have been much worse. Too often, large commercial trucking accident cause serious injuries and fatalities. Per, we were able to obtain the information below.

“According to the West Monroe Police Department, the investigation revealed that the 18-wheeler was traveling west-bound in the middle lane when it changed lanes to the inside lane. During the lane changes, the 18-wheeler struck the median causing it to turn over on it’s side, traveling 500 feet before stopping on it’s side.

Witnesses on the scene were able to help the driver and a passenger from the truck. Both, the driver and passenger were transported to a local hospital, where they were treated for moderate injuries (The driver was not airlifted). The driver received a citation for careless operation and was released from the hospital, however the passenger is still under observation at this time.

I-20 is still closed at this time, due to cargo being off-loaded before the truck can be upright and removed from the roadway. Estimate times for reopening have been given for between 10pm and midnight.” 

If you, or a loved one, have sustained injuries after a truck crash, big rig wreck, or any commercial trucking accident call our law firm right away. We service Monroe, LA as well as Alexandria, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and Lafayette. For over four decades our Monroe personal injury attorneys have fought for the financial rights of accident injury victims. Click here to learn more about our injury law firm, or call us now at (318) 561-2500.