HAMMOND LA: TRUCKING ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
HAMMOND 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.
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. It is very important to get advice or representation from an experienced trucking accident lawyer. Contact the Louisiana truck accident attorneys at the Law Office of L. Clayton Burgess today! We have 7 locations throughout Louisiana to serve you. Call us today to set up a free consultation to discuss your case. Call toll-free (877) 234-7573
Truck drivers, through driving logs and other records, are held to a higher standard than drivers of passenger vehicles, and trucking companies are required to follow strict procedures involving hiring practices, truck maintenance, recording keeping, and time on the job.
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.
The Louisiana trucking attorneys at the law firm of L. Clayton Burgess have extensive knowledge of these laws and have the resources to expertly investigate your claim. Our experienced trucking accident attorneys know how to find, collect, interpret, and present the evidence that you must have to prove your case and recover the monetary outcome you deserve.
Trucking Accident Statistics in Tangipahoa Parish:
In 2015, 104 injuries were reported as a direct result of 144 trucking accidents, with 2 fatalities. Compare to:
2014, 148 people were injured as a direct result of 138 trucking accidents in Tangipahoa Parish. There was 1 fatality related to trucking accidents.
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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.
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