BAKER LA TRUCKING ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Most people are aware that many truck accidents take place every year in the United States, which causes injury to thousands of people, in addition to causing many deaths. A trucking accident occurs when large trailers (10,000+ lbs.) collide with other vehicles or pedestrians. Around 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States. Of these, approximately 5,000 trucking accidents result in fatalities. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a trucking collision.
If you are the victim of a trucking accident, the questions of who is responsible and what actually caused the accident are often much more complicated than in a simple traffic accident. Please contact the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess. We can provide a FREE initial consultation and work with you on whether to pursue an action in court.You will work with an accident attorney who has extensive experience handling car and truck accident settlements. There are many players involved, from the driver to the owner of the truck, and getting information about what went wrong often requires some industry know-how.
Because the web of players in the trucking industry can be complicated and getting information from the right sources may require some industry know-how, it is very important to get advice or representation from a personal injury lawyer.
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.
Our experienced trucking accident attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess can help you identify whether a self-insured defendant or corporation is liable for improper maintenance, for neglecting to prevent unauthorized use of a commercial vehicle, for inadequate supervision and training of the driver and/or some other contributing factors
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.
In 2015, 394 injuries were reported as a direct result of 365 trucking accidents, with 2 fatalities. Compare to:
2014, 343 people were injured as a direct result of 341 trucking accidents in East Baton Rouge Parish. There were 5 fatalities involving commercial trucks.
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Our trucking accident attorneys handle many kinds of personal injury claims, including automobile accidents, trucking accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, bus accidents, offshore accidents, brain injuries and wrongful death claims. The circumstances surrounding any accident claim can oftentimes be complex, which leads to great difficulty determining who is liable for resulting damages.
If you or a loved one have suffered a trucking accident injury in Baker, 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.