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Car Accident Attorney

  • If you’ve ever nearly been in a car accident, you know what it’s like to fear another accident. Reckless drivers, hazardous roadways, and near misses have left us all wary of the possibility that we may experience a collision.


    Sadly, too many people in the Baton Rouge area have first hand experience with automobile accidents. In fact, accidents happen here multiple times a day. Our interstates are major shipping thoroughfares. Moreover, our city streets are full of people unfamiliar to our area. Indeed, the scope of possible injuries is quite extensive, and fatality rates are far too high.


    East Baton Rouge Parish reported 6,180 automobile accidents in 2016, according to LSU Data ReportsAs result of these accidents, there were 10,134 injuries and 52 deaths.


  • Often, accident victims are in a state of shock. Car crashes happen so quickly, the surprise alone can be traumatic. The force of the crash impact can leave people stunned, and severe injuries can go unnoticed for hours, days, or weeks at a time. Common car accident injuries include:

    • Amputation
    • Brain Injury
    • Burn Injury
    • Head, Neck, And Back Injuries
    • Herniated Discs
    • Paralysis
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Whiplash


    Driver negligence is among the top cause of automobile accidents in Louisiana. “Negligence” refers to another driver’s failure to act reasonably, drive safely, or follow the rules of the road. When drivers behave negligently, they breach that duty, and are legally responsible for the damages they cause — even when it was unintentional.


    Louisiana Personal Injury Attorney

    Every driver in this state owes a duty of care to everyone else on the road. That includes other drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists.

    Regardless of the circumstances of the accident, the victim never deserves to bear the burden of someone else’s irresponsible behavior. Car accidents carry significant financial costs, and they can also have a severe impact on your psychological well-being and your quality of life. Severe accidents can change your life. Some can even claim your life or that of someone you love.


    Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess

    At the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, we understand how stressful dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be. Receiving financial compensation can be difficult, and at times it may seem impossible. Our experienced Baton Rouge car accident lawyers are here to assist you. While a car accident lawyer can never undo the terrible experience you’ve endured, they can at least make sure that you receive the financial resources you need to compensate for the accident and move on with your life.

    Put us to work on your case while you take the time you need to heal. Whether the damages in your case were moderate, severe, or fatal, you shouldn’t have to pay for what someone else’s negligence caused.

    Contact us today to schedule a free personal injury consultation with an experienced Baton Rouge, Louisiana attorney.

  • Our team of legal professionals has over 20 years experience. We get the job done right. We have skills in the following types of cases:

    Injuries from Car Accidents

    Any Type of Car Accident

    Head-On Collisions

    Rear-End Collisions

    Single Vehicle Accidents

    Multi-Vehicle Accidents

    Drunk Driving Accidents

    Distracted Driving Accidents

    Wrongful Death Cases

    Truck Accidents

    Motorcycle Crashes

    Texting While Driving

  • Once you have made the decision to have us work for you, our team will thoroughly investigate your case. Our investigators will:

    • Interview all known witnesses.
    • Obtain photographs of the scene and assess liability.
    • Obtain photographs and video depicting the damage of all vehicles involved in the car accident.
    • Investigate the background of the defendant including criminal history, traffic history and history of alcohol/drug abuse.
    • Obtain medical records necessary for adequately proving your personal injuries.
    • Hire competent experts to present your case in the event it must proceed to litigation.
    • Obtain cell phone records if we suspect the at-fault party was using a cell phone at the time of the car accident.
  • You Can Afford an Attorney

    The team at The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess are professionals committed to seeing justice done for you and your family. Our attorneys will work to ensure that your expenses now and in the future will be taken care of. They will fight to ensure that you continue your standard of living.

    We work with police officers, insurance companies, and in courtrooms on a daily basis. We know how to prepare our clients for court. Our goal is to ensure that your voice is heard.

    A lot of people wait to legal advice because they think they can’t afford it. Others just don’t trust lawyers. Not only will The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess give you a free personal injury consultation, but we will to travel to you. We will also use video conferencing and electronic communication .

    No matter what you decide to do, a consultation will help you in determining how to handle your case.

  • Don’t Be Fooled

    Law firms with sub-par attorneys and paralegals pay a lot of money for mass media gimmicks. Don’t be fooled by them!

    In the article, Study of “Settlement Mills” Shows Insurance Companies Like ThemNora Engstrom of Standford Law School found that law firms made a shift in  practice models to that of “settlement mills.” A settlement mill is a law firm that cooperates with insurance companies to settle claims quickly and cheaply. In the long run, this practice is profitable to both the law firm and insurance company.

    Clients are not given the attention they need to get the maximum amount of compensation they deserve or the medical attention they require. Soft tissue injuries, like whiplash, are among the most common of these cases.

    If you find yourself in an accident and you want real results, then Don’t Delay! Call Clay!