WEST BATON ROUGE TRUCKING ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
When a passenger vehicle is involved in an accident with a commercial truck (also known as semis, tractor trailers or 18 wheelers), enormous damage can occur resulting in serious injuries or death due to the sheer size of these vehicles. Commercial trucks include delivery trucks, gasoline trucks, garbage trucks and freight trucks. Many times, trucking companies put their interest of delivery their goods or materials on time ahead of your safety.
If you or a family member has been involved in a commercial trucking accident, the Law Firm of L. Clayton Burgess will help you determine whether you have a valid claim and how your case will be presented. Contact us for a free consultation and we’ll put an experienced trucking accident attorney to work for you.
Accidents involving commercial trucks are generally much more complex than those involving only cars. First of all, because of the sheer size of a commercial truck, the resulting injuries and damage can been very serious resulting in long-term recovery and extensive medical treatment.
Our Louisiana trucking accident attorneys can help establish the future costs of medical treatment and care to ensure that you do not settle too low and end up having to pay out of pocket for future medical care.
Secondly, commercial trucks are regulated not only by the state, but by federal laws (the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations), which requires a thorough understanding and expertise to determine if a violation of those laws took place.
The trucking accident attorneys at the law firm of L. Clayton Burgess have extensive knowledge of these laws and have the resources to expertly investigate your claim. We fight for justice against insurance companies, corporations, and government agencies that elevate their bottom-line over the needs of hard-working citizens.
Next, experts in trucking accident review are needed to study the accident through recreation, analyze the data and determine fault. Finding a qualified expert and retaining him or her can be difficult and cost prohibitive. Successfully pursuing a truck accident lawsuit requires an in-depth understanding of state and federal trucking regulations. Our experienced trucking accident attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess 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.
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, 145 injuries were reported as a direct result of 102 trucking accidents, with 2 fatalities. Compare to:
2014, 140 people were injured as a direct result of 106 trucking accidents in West Baton Rouge Parish. There were 5 fatalities involving commercial trucks.
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Our Louisiana 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 West Baton Rouge Parish, 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.