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Ascension Parish Trucking Accident Attorney

People who are hurt in a truck accident in Louisiana can and should demand accountability from the trucking company if the company and/or its driver is at fault for the collision.

It is very important to get advice or representation from a Louisiana trucking accident lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess. If our lawyers do not collect money damages for you, you don’t owe an attorney fee. We don’t get paid unless we successfully recover compensation for you and your family. Many cases never go to court because a settlement is reached between your attorney and the trucking company.

The most common causes of truck accidents are driver error prior to and during the trip, mechanical failures, weather conditions, road design, and traffic signal failures. Even though large trucks are only responsible for 3% of injury-causing motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents typically cause much greater harm than ordinary traffic accidents due to the large size and heavy weight of most trucks.

If you are the victim of a trucking accident in Ascension Parish,trucking accident attorneys can work with you to understand the common reasons for trucking accidents, and the relationships among the persons and entities connected to the truck, the trailer, and the load. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess in Ascension Parish will help you determine whether you have a valid claim and how your case will be presented.

Laws Governing Truck Accidents

Federal laws and regulations govern the trucking industry. These laws establish certain standards that trucking companies, owners, and drivers must meet, and often determine who is responsible for a trucking accident.

In 2015, 82 injuries were reported, with 1 fatality,  as a direct result of 97 trucking accidents. Compare to:

2014, 76 people were injured as a direct result of 87 trucking accidents in Ascension Parish. There were 3 fatalities related to trucking accidents.

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Those injured in trucking accidents may be entitled to recover compensation for damages suffered as a result of the accident, including, but not limited to, lost work wages, hospital bills, and physical/emotional trauma, but often times it takes an experienced accident lawyer to fight for the compensation you deserve.

The trucking accident attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have the refined skill and lengthy litigation experience necessary to handle many kinds of personal injury claims, including automobile accidents, trucking accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, toxic torts, products liability, birth injuries, and brain injuries, among many others.

Our personal injury attorneys handle many kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, trucking accidents, bus accidents, offshore accidents, brain injuries and wrongful death claims. It takes an experienced personal injury attorney to oversee your claim and fight for just compensation in a court of law.

Why do you need an attorney?

If the accident wasn’t your fault, having an attorney on your side gives you the best odds of getting all your bills and expenses covered so you don’t have to pay out of pocket. An experienced trucking attorney will make sure the accident scene gets promptly investigated to gather evidence and will bring in an expert to analyze the accident.  Building a case takes time, and so does negotiating for the best outcome for you. An attorney familiar with trucking laws and personal injury cases can also seek compensation for your suffering and hardship.

If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, Don’t Delay! Call Clay! Our Baton Rouge Office: (225) 922-4416 or Toll Free: (877) 234-7573.