Deadly Accident between 18-wheeler and Motorcycle in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana

by | Sep 23, 2021 | Auto Accident, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly accident between an 18-wheeler and a motorcycle in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana on September 21, 2021.  The crash occurred at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 343 and Louisiana Highway 697.  The motorcycle was traveling northbound on Highway 343.  The 18-wheeler was attempting to turn onto Highway 697.  As a result, the motorcycle struck the rear wheels near the  cab of the 18-wheeler as it turned.  The motorcycle rider was killed in the crash.  He has been identified as37-year-old Gerry John Lasseigne of Carencro, Louisiana.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents in Texas and Louisiana, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was a major fire involving an 18-wheeler in Kenner, Louisiana on September 20, 2021.  There was a deadly accident involving an 18-wheeler in Sealy, Texas on September 20, 2021.  There was a major accident involving an 18-wheeler in Fort Worth, Texas on September 20, 2021.  There was a crash involving an 18-wheeler in Smith County, Texas on September 21, 2021.  An 18-wheeler overturned in Houston, Texas on September 22, 2021.

Safe trucking companies must take adequate precautions to ensure that their drivers do not severely injure or kill members of the public in a trucking accident.  Industry standards require trucking companies to regularly inspect their equipment.  Safe companies must also supervise their driver to ensure that the company’s policies and procedures have been followed.  Drivers must yield to other traffic on the roadway.  This is not just common sense, but is actually the law.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, and New York.  We have handled numerous cases involving 18-wheeler accidents in both federal and state court across the country.  Our attorneys have extensive experience and the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or been seriously injured in a trucking or commercial vehicle accident.  The experienced 18-wheeler accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was involved in an accident. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.