The trucking industry is a vital component of the American economy and one of the main ways that goods are transported across the country. Due to the high number of large trucks traveling alongside smaller vehicles, it is particularly important for truck drivers to be safe, vigilant and cautious. When these drivers are negligent or distracted, it can cause a devastating truck accident.
Louisiana readers may know that truckers are on the road for many hours at a time. Despite regulations limiting the amount of time a driver can be behind the wheel, many drivers are still fatigued. This can lead to poor decisions and lack of attentiveness. Because of the large size of a truck, just one mistake or one moment of distraction can inflict injury or cause a wrongful death in a crash.