Injuries sustained in truck accidents can be severe, including head trauma, spinal cord damage, disfigurement, burns, broken bones, lacerations, paralysis, or even death. A consultation with experienced trucking accident attorney, L. Clayton Burgess,, can help you recover property damages, medical expenses, lost wages and compensation for pain and suffering. An experienced Jeanerette trucking accident attorney can provide you with an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services.
Who Is Responsible?
When it comes to truck accidents, there is a web of players who may be responsible for a victim’s injuries, including:
- the truck’s driver
- the owner of the truck or trailer
- the person or company that leased the truck or trailer from the owner
- the manufacturer of the vehicle, tires, or other parts that may have contributed to the cause or severity of the accident, and
- the shipper or loader of the truck’s cargo (in cases involving improper loading).
The trucking, hauling, and leasing companies often argue among themselves over whose insurance will compensate the victim. For example, the truck company might claim that the accident was caused by defective brakes. In turn, the brake company might then point the finger at the leasing company, claiming that it failed to maintain the brakes in good working order.
Understanding the common reasons for trucking accidents, and the relationships among the persons and entities connected to the truck, the trailer, and the load, will help you determine whether you have a valid claim and how you will present your case. The Louisiana attorneys at the law firm of L. Clayton Burgess have extensive knowledge of these laws and have the resources to expertly investigate your claim. Our experienced trucking accident attorneys 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.
Successfully pursuing a truck accident lawsuit requires an in-depth understanding of state and federal trucking regulations. Truck drivers, through driving logs and other records, are held to a higher standard than drivers of passenger vehicles, and trucking companies are required to follow strict procedures. We work aggressively to seek restitution for victims who have been seriously damaged by the company’s negligence and disregard for safety.
In 2015, 124 people were injured as a direct result of 70 trucking accidents. Compare to:
2014, 56 people were injured as a direct result of 62 trucking accidents in Iberia 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 Jeanerette La, or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, Don’t Delay! Call Clay! LAFAYETTE Office: (877) 234-7573.