Driver Killed in Big Rig Crash in Lafayette, Louisiana

by | May 24, 2023 | Auto Accident, Wrongful Death

There was an 18-wheeler crash in Lafayette, Louisiana on May 20, 2023.  The accident occurred on Interstate 49 northbound near East Butcher Switch Road.  During the incident, the 18-wheeler struck an abandoned vehicle on the shoulder of the highway.  The driver was killed in the crash.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was an accident involving two 18-wheelers in Ellis County, Texas on May 17, 2023.  There was a deadly gravel truck crash in San Marcos, Texas on May 19, 2023.  There was an 18-wheeler accident in Corpus Christi, Texas on May 19, 2023.  An 18-wheeler crashed into a disabled passenger vehicle in Lancaster, Texas on May 21, 2023.

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.  Of course, technological advancements may pose additional hazards.  It goes without saying that an 18-wheeler must yield to other cars on the roadway.  18-wheelers pose significant risks on the roadway.

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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.