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East Baton Rouge Parish Trucking Accident Attorney

Facing the catastrophic results of a trucking accident alone can be frightening. Who can you turn to for advice about the many practical, medical and legal issues you will confront? How can you best protect your interests when you are up against the money and power of a big trucking company? The Law Firm of  L. Clayton Burgess in East Baton Rouge Parish will help you determine whether you have a valid claim and how your case will be presented.

For decades we’ve provided legal representation nationwide for persons who, through no fault of their own, have been injured in accidents involving large trucks, including tractor trailers, tanker trucks and construction vehicles. Our accident law firm has represented families who have lost loved ones because of the negligent conduct of truck drivers and trucking companies. Contact us for a free consultation and we’ll put an experienced trucking accident attorney to work for you.

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

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 East Baton Rouge Parish trucking accident attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess has been advising truck accident victims about their legal options. Together with our specially trained legal assistants, we work hard to prepare your case for a successful settlement or trial verdict. Along the way our trucking accident attorneys will answer your questions and explain legal procedures. Our goal is to obtain the fair and just compensation you deserve.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

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.

When it comes to truck accidents, there is a web of players who may be responsible for a victim’s injuries. The trucking, hauling, and leasing companies often argue among themselves over whose insurance will compensate the victim. 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 Louisiana trucking accident lawyer. Please contact the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess.

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 East Baton Rouge Parish 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 East Baton Rouge 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) 234-757