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.
Trucking accident attorneys can work with you to understand the common reasons for trucking accidents, and the relationships among the persons and entities connected to the truck, the trailer, and the load. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess will help you determine whether you have a valid claim and how your case will be presented. An experienced Abbeville trucking accident attorney can provide you with an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services.
Injuries sustained in truck accidents can be severe, including head trauma, spinal cord damage, disfigurement, burns, broken bones, lacerations, paralysis, or even death. We can help you recover property damages, medical expenses, lost wages and compensation for pain and suffering.
The process of collecting damages from the party at-fault for your accident can be complicated; however, our attorneys have the experience needed to navigate these types of claims. Our Louisiana trucking accident lawyers at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have successfully represented numerous individuals in obtaining compensation after accidents involving commercial trucks. We work aggressively to seek restitution for victims who have been seriously damaged by the company’s negligence and disregard for safety. We can help establish the future cost of medical treatment or future care to ensure that you do not settle too low and end up having to pay out of pocket for future medical care.
In 2015 27 people were injured, as a direct result of 27 trucking accidents. Compare to:
2014, 20 people were injured, with 1 fatality, as a direct result of 31 trucking accidents In Vermilion Parish
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The 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 Louisiana personal injury lawyers 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 accident injury attorney to oversee your claim and fight for just compensation in a court of law.
If you are a loved one have suffered a from a trucking accident in Abbeville, La or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, Don’t Delay! Call Clay! Contact our Lafayette Office: (337) 234-7573 or Toll Free: (877) 234-7573.