Car Accident Attorney

Car Accidents

A car accident, also known as motor vehicle accident occurs when an automobile collides with a pedestrian, stationary object, animal or another vehicle. Car accidents are quite common in the United States and most are the result of human error. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, automobile crashes and fatalities increased significantly in 2012. As a driver, even if you are careful, you cannot ensure that all other drivers on the road are equally attentive. If you’ve become the victim of a car crash, it could be due to the mistakes or negligence of other drivers.

We often consider the damages of a car accident only in terms of time and money. But the truth is, after a car accident, the victim may suffer from years of both physical and emotional pain. Moreover, the staggering medical debt gets difficult to manage. If you find yourself or your loved one involved in a car crash, it’s advisable to reach out to an adept car accident attorney.

The solicitors at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have more than 20 years of experience in handling car accident cases with ease.

Car Accident Claim

Prescriptions, prosthesis, physical therapy, doctors, specialists and over-the-counter medicine bills pile up after an accident. If you are planning to claim insurance, it’s important to understand that insurance companies are in the business of making money. Therefore, it’s always better to seek the assistance of trained and knowledgeable attorneys who can effectively represent your case.


Call our office today for a FREE initial review of your car accident case. Our legal representatives work on a contingent basis which means that our solicitors only charge fees when you receive your compensation.

Don’t Delay! You may have a valid claim! Let our attorneys in Lafayette help you get reimbursement before the statute of limitation expires!

Parties Represented by Personal Injury Lawyer Receive Nearly 3.5 Times More Money in a Settlement Than Those Without an Attorney.

Insurance Research Council Study 2004

How the Traffic Laws Work on Lafayette’s Roads

Lafayette’s car accident laws aren’t very different from those of other states. When driving a car, people are expected to drive in a reasonably safe manner—no over speeding, no aggressive driving, and with complete focus on the road.

What is Negligence?

What is Negligence in a Car Accident?

In a car accident, when a person is negligent, it means that there was breach of duty and he or she behaved in a careless manner. The duty of a car driver is to avoid injuring other motorists, pedestrians or passengers. If a driver is not careful it may lead to deadly crashes.

The victim who brings up the lawsuit needs to prove that the accused was negligent.

What is Liability?

What is Liability?

Determining who is liable in a car accident depends on multiple factors. To start with the injured party mandatorily needs to prove that the accident was caused due to the negligence of the driver. Based on the specific needs of the victim, an agreement can be reached between your solicitor and the insurance company. Irrespective of the severity of injury, it’s always better to contact an experienced attorney.

Our Legal Services

At the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, we have the right skills and experience in handling complicated car accident cases. Our seasoned and diligent lawyers work closely with a team of paralegals, clerks, and assistants who have an understanding of the finer aspects of state and federal laws. We assist you in wading through cumbersome paperwork to ensure that you get the rightful reimbursement.

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Practice Areas

Many car accident victims make an attempt to recover compensation by themselves. Unfortunately, without any legal experience, the victims may be offered a lower amount than they deserve. Our team of attorneys has more than 20 years of experience in getting the job done right. Just contact us immediately after an accident and we’ll strive hard for a quick settlement and a greater compensation amount. What’s more, we also offer a free initial consultation!

Automobile Accident Injuries

Types of Car Accidents

Rear-End Accidents

Head-On Collisions

Multi-Vehicle Accidents

Single Vehicle Accidents

Distracted Driving Accidents

Drunk Driving Accidents

Texting While Driving

Motorcycle Crashes

Truck Accidents

Wrongful Death Cases

The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess has a team of legal professionals committed to continuing your standard of living. We are here to do the job of seeing justice done for you and your family. These attorneys are committed to success and will work to ensure that your expenses now and in the future will be taken care of.

Our team works in courtrooms, with police officers, and even with the insurance companies on a daily basis. We know how to prepare a client for court as well as what information you need to ensure your voice is heard.

Most people hold off on getting legal advice due to perceived costs or just plain distrust of lawyers. Not only will the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess not charge you for your initial personal injury consultation, but we are willing to travel to you if you cannot make it to our office. We even have the technological savvy to allow for electronic communication and video conferencing.

No matter what you decide to do, your initial consultation will be useful to you in determining how to handle your claim.

How Do We Help You?

Accident Investigation

Once you’ve made the decision to work with us, we thoroughly investigate your case. Our investigators:

  • Interview all the witnesses
  • Get photographs and videos depicting the damage to the vehicles
  • Get medical records to prove your personal injury
  • Get cell phone records

Study of “settlement mills” shows insurance companies like them

In this article, we see that insurance companies like “settlement mills” as they get cases settled quickly and cheaply. They spend a lot of time and money on mass marketing campaigns on television and radio.

Do not be fooled by bright colors and loud voices. They are hiding lazy attorneys!

These firms often don’t bother to maximize the damages from every case. They may get “results”, but these results are all about quantity over quality. If you find yourself in need of a car accident attorney, and you want real results, then Don’t Delay! Call Clay!


Don’t Delay, Call the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess

Car Accident Attorney. Lafayette, La


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