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Do Not Lose Twice

Lake Charles | New Orleans | Lafayette | Baton Rouge

If you have driven the highways of Southern Louisiana, you have likely seen an 18-wheel commercial truck rolling past you at breakneck speeds. As it moves farther down the road, you feel fortunate that the driver did not collide with you. Sadly, some people do not have that good fortune.

At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we are a nationwide personal injury firm that provides personalized representation for residents of Southern Louisiana injured in serious tractor-trailer crashes. In addition, we require no up-front money from you as all cases are handled on a contingency basis. 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. However, we know that if we work hard and do a good job, always with compassion for our client, the money will follow.

If a semi truck wreck that occurred in Lake Charles, New Orleans, Lafayette, Baton Rouge or anywhere throughout Southern Louisiana, contact us toll free at 800-773-6770.

Protect Your Rights with Vast Experience and Resources

Many personal injury attorneys make claims of longevity and success in truck accident litigation. We back it up with a record of accomplishment and four combined decades of experience that few other firms can match. The complexity of these cases requires not only experience, but also a network of experts who will help build a compelling and effective truck accident case.

Southern Louisiana Trucking Accident Attorneys

At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we encourage you to get in touch with us immediately after the accident. Time is of the essence if you have suffered injuries caused by:

Contact us if you have been injured in a truck accident while driving on I-10, I-12, I-55, Hwy 190 (Airline Highway), Hwy 90, Hwy 61 or Hwy 23.

Simple and Preventable Negligence Causes Serious Injuries

The smallest oversight by a truck driver or their company can leave you seriously injured or paralyzed. A promising career ends. An active life is now one of disability. Yes, truck drivers face pressure from their employers, but it is their responsibility to ensure they are adhering to every federal mandate on the books. Not just the ones that help them.

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 Casino Rouge, L'Auberge du Luc, Isle of Capri, Coushatta, Harrah's and Hollywood Casino, 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.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer, please contact us.

Louisiana Trucking Companies

  • John N. John Iii, INC.
  • King Trucking, INC
  • L&B Transport, LLC
  • Louisiana Tank,Inc.
  • Packard Truck Lines, INC
  • Safeway Transportation Co., INC.
  • Saia Motor Freight Line, INC.
  • Transportation Consultants, INC
  • Triple G Express, INC
  • Vanguard Vacuum Trucks, INC.
  • Venture Transport Logistics, LLC

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Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P.
1811 Bering Drive, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77057
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