Big Rig Crash in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana

by | Jul 19, 2022 | Auto Accident

There was an accident involving a big rig truck in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana on July 18, 2022.  During the incident, a semi-truck crashed while traveling northbound on Interstate 49.  The northbound lanes of travel were closed as a result of the accident.  The crash resulted in a hazmat team being called out due to spilled diesel on the roadway.  The accident remains under investigation.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents in Texas and Louisiana, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was a crash between a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler in San Antonio, Texas on June 29, 2022.  There was an eight vehicle crash involving an 18-wheeler in Dallas, Texas on July 6, 2022.  There was a multi-vehicle crash involving an overturned 18-wheeler in Weatherford, Texas on July 11, 2022.  A pedestrian was struck a semi-truck in Laredo, Texas on July 16, 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, including their tires.  Safe companies must also supervise their driver to ensure that the company’s policies and procedures have been followed.  It goes without saying that the driver of an 18-wheeler must be aware of other vehicles on the roadway.  This also applies to pedestrians who may be on the roadway or shoulder of the road.

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.