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Lafayette Truck Accident Lawyer

Any motor vehicle accident can lead to serious injury, but 18-wheeler accidents are more likely to be fatal. However, it can be difficult to prove a trucking companies negligence if your lawyer lacks knowledge of state and federal commercial vehicle regulations. Since 1986, injured people in Lafayette, Louisiana, have called upon me, attorney Kenneth G. Miller, to represent them.

A common cause of 18-wheeler accidents is driver fatigue. Though the law requires commercial trucking companies to limit the hours that their drivers are on the road in order to ensure safety, some companies fail to do so. Sometimes, commercial trucking companies purposefully violate state and federal regulations. Only by carefully examining the evidence is it possible to uncover fraud and negligence — a task that requires skills and experience.

Other causes of 18-wheeler accidents include:

  • Trucks carrying too heavy a load
  • Improperly trained driver
  • Defective equipment
  • Alcohol use

For commercial drivers, the legal blood alcohol limit is .04, or half the limit of other drivers.

Opelousas 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney

I thoroughly investigate each case, and I engage expert witnesses and physicians who can evaluate your injuries. If I accept your case, you will work one-on-one with me. This level of personalized attention enables me to fully understand the details of your case. An inexperienced Lafayette truck accident attorney may not be familiar with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Louisiana Department of Transportation regulations, and may miss key pieces of evidence. As I have handled many cases involving 18-wheeler accidents, I know what to look for.

Fatal Accidents

Many 18-wheeler accidents end in tragedy. If you lost a loved one in a truck accident, I can represent you in a wrongful death suit. Together, we can show commercial trucking companies that the money they may save by implementing negligent cost cutting solutions is not worth a human life.

Contact The Law Offices Of Kenneth G. Miller

Schedule a free initial consultation by calling my office at 337-289-1300 or 800-521-3849.

Office Location

Law Office of
Kenneth G. Miller

111 Mercury Street
Suite C
Lafayette, LA 70503

Phone: 337-289-1300
Toll Free: 800-521-3849

Fax: 337-289-1302
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