COVINGTON LA: TRUCKING ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
COVINGTON LA TRUCKING ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
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. 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. 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.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents:
Understanding the common reasons for trucking accidents, and the relationships among the persons and entities connected to the truck, the trailer, and the load, will help you determine whether you have a valid claim and how you will present your case.
Driver Error: The most common cause of trucking accidents is driver error. In fact, drivers of large trucks are ten times more likely to be the cause of the crash than other factors, such as weather, road conditions, and vehicle performance, according to a recent study released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA found that the action or inaction by drivers was the critical reason for 88 percent of crashes.
Equipment Problems: The next most common cause of truck accidents is equipment failure. This can include manufacturing mistakes (defective tires) or design errors (failure to provide backing warning or object detection systems). However, most mechanical causes of truck accidents are caused by a failure to properly maintain the equipment
Federal and state regulations require that a certified truck inspector (usually a member of the reconstruction division of the state police) inspect any commercial truck and trailer involved in an accident before it is removed from the scene. This report reveals the condition of all of the important mechanical parts of the truck and trailer. These reports are not part of local police report. Instead, they must be obtained from the appropriate government agency.
You need someone on your side from the very beginning:
- to protect your rights
- to investigate and preserve critical evidence
- to help you navigate the medical world as you undergo what may be a slow recovery
- to give you practical advice about how to deal with everyday life in the face of serious injuries.
When trucking companies fail to meet their responsibilities, the trucking accident lawyers at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess respond by aggressively seeking restitution for victims who have been seriously damaged by the company’s’ negligence and disregard for safety. We have successfully represented numerous individuals in obtaining compensation after accidents involving commercial trucks.
In 2015, 96 injuries were reported, 8 fatalities, as a direct result of 164 trucking accidents. Compare to:
2014, 147 people were injured as a direct result of 176 trucking accidents in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. There were 4 fatalities involving commercial trucks.
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The Louisiana 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. The circumstances surrounding any accident claim can oftentimes be complex, which leads to great difficulty determining who is liable for resulting damages.
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.
If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury in Covington La, or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact the Louisiana truck accident attorneys at the Law Office of L. Clayton Burgess today! Don’t Delay! Call Clay! Our Baton Rouge Office: (225) 922-4416 or Toll Free: (877) 234-7573.