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Do Not Lose Twice

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When an auto is involved with a truck in an accident, one outcome is for sure: the auto loses. If you do not select Gordon, Elias & Seely, as your truck accident attorneys, you could lose twice. Hiring dedicated truck accident lawyers may mean the difference of receiving tens of thousands of dollars or millions of dollars. Simply put, if you hire just any lawyers and not a truck accident law firm, you may be making a serious mistake.

You need truck accident attorneys that do the following:

  1. Answer the phone when you make that first call
  2. Send out an investigator to obtain photos and make measurements and, if forensic work is necessary, send out a trucking accident reconstructionist
  3. File any necessary equitable relief, e.g., writs of sequestration, pleadings to protect the truck from any repairs that would alter the evidence
  4. Get you to Board Certified Physicians to make sure that you receive the best medical care possible for your injuries
  5. File your suit as soon as possible and aggressively fight for your rights taking depositions, sending out discovery and building your legal case
  6. Where ethically permitted, advancing you monies, interest free, to pay for necessary expenses since your income is stopped due to an inability to work
  7. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, treating you like family instead of just a client. We know full well what a severe disabling and permanent injury, or worse yet, the death of a loved family member means to you. We find that some law firms around the country have lost their way and often times forget that they are representing a person, and not just a file. We pledge to you that you will always be able to call us and ask whatever you want and get a full explanation. Please do not misunderstand, we like to make money just like any attorney but, we know that if we work hard and do a good job, always with compassion for our client, the money will follow.

Our trucking accident litigation practice spans the nation, and we provide personalized and compassionate representation for our clients in Northern Louisiana. Personalized attention to each case has been our hallmark for four decades. At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we are at your side from the initial consultation to the final resolution of your case.

If you have been injured in a semi truck accident that occurred in Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria, Bossier City or anywhere throughout Northern Louisiana, contact us toll free at 800-773-6770.

Holding Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable for Trucking Accidents

Truck drivers work long hours and are often pressured by their employer to complete their tasks by any means necessary. That results in shortcuts that amount to negligence. Drivers are required to adhere to regulations involving time on the road, number of breaks, and weight of the load they carry. Under the law, a trucking company can be held liable for the negligence of its drivers.

Cutting Corners Has Deadly Consequences

A truck driver has a responsibility to their employer to meet deadlines. However, there are other requirements that involve time on the road, the number of rest breaks, proper maintenance of the vehicle, and proper weight of the loads carried. When safety is supplanted by shortcuts, innocent victims are seriously injured in catastrophic collisions.

Representation on a Contingency Basis

Don't let money concerns or fear of your financial future stop you from contacting an attorney at Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P. Everything we do for you is on a contingency basis. Simply put, no up-front fees are charged. You have enough to deal with when suffering from injures caused by:

Contact us if you have been injured in a truck accident while driving on I-20, I-220, I-49, Hwy 71, Hwy 165, Hwy 167, Hwy 171 or Hwy 65.

Catastrophic Injuries When Safety Was Not a Priority

Before getting into the truck cab, a driver is required to perform a pre-trip inspection so that when a truck driver before the driver turns the ignition key, they are doing so with the notion that everything is safe. The pre-trip inspection is to detect problems before the rig gets on the street. There have to be periodic brake checks, including caliper settings, hydraulic, pneumatic and air brakes, adequate sleep and rest time in accordance with federal laws, and a trailer load that is properly secured, loaded and manageable. If they fall short, each and every car they pass is at risk of an accident. Every driver could suffer injury or death. These requirements apply to all interstate drivers and the failure to do any of these things often results in negligent driving and is often the cause of a truck accident resulting in serious injury. It does not matter what kind of truck as these requirements apply to:

  • Tanker Trucks - Oilfield Trucks- Pipe Haulers- Chemical Trucks and other trucks with trailers carrying hazardous materials
  • Slow Moving - Log Trucks, Garbage Trucks, Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks, Gravel Trucks and Construction Zone Trucks entering and exiting a highway construction zone, Wide-Load Convoys, Bulldozers, Farm Equipment and slow moving Paving Equipment
  • Freight Liners, UPS, DHL, Fed-Ex, U-Haul, Mayflower and other van lines
  • Shuttle Bus, Casino Buses to and from Coushatta, Harrah's, L'Auberge du Lac, Isle of Capri, Boomtown, Hollywood and Casino Rouge , Vacation Bus, Tour Bus, Greyhound Buses
  • Most all other 18-wheeler, Big-Rig, Flatbeds, Tractor/Trailer combinations

Commercial Trucks Not Large In Size But With A Large Insurance Policy

The difference in size of cash settlements in commercial truck cases are potentially much larger than auto to auto accidents generally for one reason: the size of the insurance policy. You know that your personal auto policy is sometimes as low as the Louisiana state mandatory minimum limits of $10,000. When there is a commercial vehicle, such as a company van, company pick-up, tow trucks, etc., the policies of insurance coverage are usually much larger and you can be fairly and fully compensated when the driver is negligent.

The Need for Experience in a Claim Involving a Tractor-Trailer Crash

Putting your Northern Louisiana semi truck accident case in the hands of our law firm is a decision that will ease your mind. We have the experience and resources to help. Trusting a less-experienced attorney who quickly pushes for a fast settlement only adds to your stress. We provide a high level of representation and employ a network of experts to build your case. We may settle, but only when the settlement is in your best interests, short and long-term. We are always prepared to take your case to court, if necessary.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer regarding an 18-wheeler wreck, please contact us.

Louisiana Trucking Companies

  • A. L. & W. Moore Trucking Company, INC.
  • Ace Transportation, INC.
  • Acme Truck Line, INC.
  • Blue Flash Express, LLC
  • Davison Transport, INC.
  • Dupre Transport, LLC
  • G & J Land & Marine Food Distributors, INC.
  • Haynes Motor Lines,Llc
  • Hercules Transport, INC.
  • Hydro-Walk Energy, INC.
  • James T. Gentry, INC.

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