A crash with a large commercial truck is the stuff of nightmares. Unlike accidents involving passenger vehicles, the scale of damage with 18-wheelers is massive. These accidents cause much more property damage. They also have higher rates of severe injuries, fatalities, and are more likely to involve multiple cars.
Trucking accidents have more red tape than wrecks with passenger vehicles. By law, truckers and trucking companies have to follow certain state and federal regulations. As such much of the evidence used in legal proceedings comes from logs and papers that these companies keep. A competent Covington trunk accident lawyer knows which documents to look for. This type of data helps us establish fault and build a better legal case for you.
Do You Need a Lawyer?
After a truck accident, you’re probably trying to heal from your injuries. Maybe you’re caring for a family member who was hurt in a wreck. It can be challenging to think about your legal options in that situation. People from many walks of life get injured or have losses from trucking accidents. Here are a few examples:
- other truck drivers
- car drivers and their passengers
- property owners
Louisiana law allows for a 1-year statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims. On top of that deadline, you have bills to pay and a life to reorganize. You may not know where to start when faced with the prospect of going against a trucking company. But you still need help getting compensation.
The truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Clayton Burgess try to accommodate our clients as much as possible. We have a physical office in Baton Rouge, as well as 7 other locations across Louisiana. Sometimes injured people can’t make it to our office or are in too much pain to sit or stand. We aim to make this process as comfortable for you as we can.