On January 4, 2010, and 18 wheeler being operated by a Jonesboro, Louisiana man traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 167 near the Jackson Parish and Winn Parish line crossed the center line and struck an oncoming car being operated by a Winnfield, Louisiana woman. Both drivers were killed.
While Louisiana is a pure comparative fault state, meaning that the fault of each person, however slight, must be apportioned, a driver who crosses the center line and strikes a vehicle in its proper lane of travel is presumed to be at fault for causing the auto accident.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or suffered a wrongful death in a truck accident with a big rig, contact the experienced Baton Rouge, Louisiana 18 wheeler accident lawyers at Dué, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews. Email Louisiana injury lawyers or call (800) 929-7481 to schedule a free consultation.