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18-wheeler accidents, and wrecks involving other large trucks, buses and trailers happen every day on our roadways. However, many people are unaware that litigation involving these types of vehicles can be much more complex than with automobile accidents. For instance, there may be issues involving who owns the vehicle, truckers who have spent too many consecutive hours on the road, improper driver training, unsafe payloads and much more.  The proven successful trial attorneys at Fisher Injury Lawyers are uniquely qualified to handle 18 wheeler accident cases having an in-house civil engineer and an engineer attorney on our team.  We have the resources, experience and knowledge to get you top dollar when you are injured by an 18 wheeler truck.

Some of our victories against 18 wheeler truck drivers, their employers and insurers include:

Bryan Fisher, lead trial attorney at Fisher Injury Lawyers represented a self employed carpenter who was injured when an 18 wheeler dropped its load of industrial equipment on a state highway.  Our team determined that the driver of the 18 wheeler had logged excessive hours prior to the accident, drove his big rig on a route that was not approved for wide or large load transport and improperly measured his load height on the day of the accident.  The case was settled before trial for almost $2,000,000.00.

In another big rig case, the  Fisher Injury Lawyers team represented a 49 year old industrial plumber injured when an 18 wheeler smashed into his truck.  We were lucky to be called on the case the day after the collision and were able to secure all evidence that clearly showed that the driver of the 18 wheeler came to a “rolling stop” as he entered the roadway.  This  key evidence against the driver of the 18 wheeler led to a substantial settlement for our client in a very short time.

The attorneys at Fisher Injury Lawyers were also fortunate to handle the case of a blue color worker from Jefferson Parish who was injured when his car was struck by an 18 wheeler.  Our investigation and case discovery revealed that the 18 wheeler truck driver was not paying attention to the oncoming traffic at the time of the accident.  While the driver initially denied responsibility and testified that our client was speeding, we were able to prove that our client was traveling below the posted speed limit and was in clear and open view when the 18 wheeler pulled into our clients lane of travel.  The case was settled before trial for approximately $1,500,000.00.

If you are involved in an 18 wheeler truck accident, you need Bryan Fisher and the truck injury attorneys at Fisher Injury Lawyers.  We have represented good people injured in accidents with 18 wheeler trucks for more than 23 years. In that time, we have gained all of the knowledge and expertise needed to hold a negligent trucking company or their insurance company responsible for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering or any other damages you are entitled to receive.

Our expertise in truck accident litigation extends to any and every type of trucking vehicle, including 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, commercial trucks, dump trucks, moving trucks, delivery trucks, buses and more. So if you are injured in an accident with a truck, you can rest assured that our law firm has the skill needed to help you obtain justice.

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