Trucks are the lifeline of the US economy and the trucking industry is one of the mainstays of economic activity in the country. Yet trucks are also responsible for a large number of accidents happening on the highways. Unlike car accidents, truck and large commercial vehicle accidents are serious in nature, thanks to their sheer size, speed and momentum. If you have suffered a crippling injury because of the mistake of a truck driver, you can sue them under the personal injury laws of Louisiana.
Reasons for Truck Accidents
The main reasons for truck accidents are overspeeding, overloading, reckless driving, urgent timeframes, and high stress levels, distractions, ignoring traffic rules, bad weather conditions, and driving under influence of alcohol. Driver fatigue is another key reason behind truck mishaps. Often drivers are sleep deprived and they lose control of the vehicle, resulting in serious accidents. Unfamiliarity with the terrain or area is another major reason behind accidents.
Why Hire a Truck Accident Attorney
Since truck accidents lead to serious injuries, the amount of compensation is generally higher than other personal injury cases. That is why trucking companies take no chance and employ the best lawyers to defend their case. They start working on a case the moment an accident is reported. Victims on the other hand fail to take quick decisions and this delay eventually makes their case weaker. As time elapses, the crime scene can be compromised. These are some reasons why you need to consult to an attorney quickly.
Attorneys study police and medical reports, talk to accident reconstruction specialists, file the necessary paperwork, gather witness accounts and negotiate with insurance professionals. Making unnecessary delay in filing the claim also weakens your case on technical grounds. What’s more, if you cross the statutory limitation period, the court won’t admit the case.
Hiring an experienced and qualified attorney will help you at every step, increasing the probability of receiving a generous compensation in the least possible time.
Our Legal Services
Clayton Burgess offers an entire range of personal injury attorney services that includes car accident, bus accident, truck accident, product liability, medical negligence and wrongful death. We have helped many clients receive claim amounts in the past. Our attorneys understand the art of building strong cases thanks to their qualification and experience.
If you’re clueless about what to do next, come and talk to us for guidance. We will listen to your case patiently and offer advice FREE of cost with no strings attached.
Personal Injury Attorney in Louisiana
A personal injury case is the core expertise at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess. Apart from a highly competent team of lawyers, we are supported by a professional team of paralegals and backend staff. All this helps us build a strong case in your favor which insurance companies find difficult to repudiate. If think you have a valid claim, call us or drop an email. We’ll be happy to talk to you.