18-Wheeler Accident on I-10’s Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

by | Mar 7, 2022 | Auto Accident, Personal Injury

There was an accident involving an 18-wheeler and multiple passenger vehicles in Iberville Parish, Louisiana on March 4, 2022.  The accident occurred on Eastbound Interstate 10 on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge west of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Reports indicate a passenger vehicle was disabled on the shoulder of the roadway.  The driver was standing beside the disabled vehicle when it was struck by an 18-wheeler.  The collision resulted in the driver falling into the water below, where he was rescued by a fisherman.  According to local authorities, two others sustained injuries in the accident.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents in Texas and Louisiana, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was an 18-wheeler accident in Wharton, Texas on February 17, 2022.  There was an 18-wheeler accident in Roanoke, Texas on February 24, 2022.  There was a deadly crash involving an 18-wheeler in Mesquite, Texas on February 28, 2022.  There was an 18-wheeler accident in Port Arthur, Texas on March 1, 2022.  There was a deadly accident between an 18-wheeler and a pedestrian in Livingston Parish, Louisiana on March 3, 2022.

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.  A driver must assess the conditions of the roadway, and only drive at an appropriate speed.

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 have previously been involved in similar cases and can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was involved in a trucking accident. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.