DONALDSONVILLE TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER
We’ve all had near misses with trucks on I-10. Sometimes even on the quieter roads close to home. Unfortunately, not every dangerous interaction with 18-wheelers ends in a near miss. Some near misses end in terrible auto accidents.
Unlike car accidents, truck accidents are more destructive and dangerous, even at low speeds. Normal passenger vehicles are very small compared to 18 wheelers. An accident with a large truck is one of the most serious and deadly types of accidents you can be in.
The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess has twenty years worth of experience as 18 wheeler accident attorneys. We’re familiar with federal and state regulations for the trucking industry. All trucking companies must follow federal safety standards. Trucking companies in Louisiana must also follow Louisiana DOTD regulations.
HOW CAN I GET COMPENSATION?
A truck driver can be liable in court for damages if there’s evidence they were negligent or careless. A negligent driver’s insurance is liable as well. You might be wondering what driver behavior counts negligent. This can be many things, but for a few examples:
If the truck driver that hit you don’t own the truck, it is usually owned by a trucking company. That company may be liable for damages, especially if it didn’t manage its drivers properly. Additionally, other drivers in the crash and their insurers may also have some responsibility for the crash.
CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS IN DONALDSONVILLE
Car accidents are all different. You might have been in a bad wreck on I-10 that kept you from working for weeks. Or maybe it was only a minor fender bender that left you with whiplash. No matter what happened, you need easy to understand advice about your situation. It can be hard to know where to start looking or how to get your questions answered.
The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess has twenty years of experience with auto accident cases. We know what to look for and how to evaluate your case. A proper case evaluation can tell you if you have a claim that’s worth filing in the first place. Or, if you have a claim, it can make sure you have enough evidence to get compensation. We can help you find the right kind of medical care for your injuries. That way, you can focus on your recovery and not have to worry about your treatments being interrupted.
HOW DO I KNOW IF THE OTHER DRIVER IS LIABLE?
Negligence is a core part of car accident law. Under the law, drivers are required to use reasonable care. If a person is found to have acted in a negligent way, then they can be held accountable for damages. Basically, proving negligence is the key part of filing a successful lawsuit.
Even if the other party is obviously at fault, the law requires proof of their negligence. This is usually established through police reports and other evidence at the scene of the wreck. This is also why it’s so important to call the police after an accident. Even if you don’t feel like you were injured at first, not having a police report will make filing a claim later much harder.
PERSONAL INJURY IN DONALDSONVILLE
Bad things happen to good people, and sometimes this includes accidents and injuries. Things are different when the accident is not just an accident. If you have injuries from someone else’s negligent behavior, you have more options.
Personal injuries can be from all kinds of careless behavior. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess specializes in personal injury law. We tend to see these types of cases the most:
- Drunk Drivers
- Negligent Doctors or Nurses
- Worker’s Comp Violations
- Sexual Harassment at Work
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?
You can’t go back and time and alter the past. But, you can hold a negligent person accountable for their actions. Our court system is designed to help victims recoup some of their losses if they were harmed by a negligent party. A serious personal injury entitles you to make a claim for damages.
Damages are a way of linking financial compensation to a specific harm or loss suffered by a victim. Damages are often things such as:
- Lost Wages
- Mental Suffering
- Cost of Medical Care
- Repairs and Property Loss
DONALDSONVILLE POLICE BRUTALITY ATTORNEY
Sometimes citizens have interactions with police and law enforcement that don’t go as they should. Most police are lawful public servants who take their jobs seriously. A minority abuse their position and violate the civil rights of their fellow citizens.
The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess has represented clients harmed by police misconduct for twenty years. This includes cases on:
- denials of civil rights
- unlawful arrests
- abuse of prisoners
Our civil rights are supposed to give citizens certain protections under the law. Police can violate these protections in a number of ways, but some are more common than others. Abuse of prisoners in jails and prisons is particularly widespread and under-reported.
- beatings by guards and other prisoners
- denial of medical care
- sleep deprivation
- denial of visits and contact
- rationing of food
- rape and sexual abuse
It can be hard to know what to do after you were mistreated by the authorities. Or to be sure if your civil rights were violated or not. You can contact our offices and confidentially discuss your legal standing with one of our staff.