Rapides Parish was established in 1807 after the United States acquired the territory from the Louisiana Purchase. It was one of the original 19 parishes. By land area it is the 2nd largest parish in Louisiana. With approximately 131, 613 residents, it is the 9th largest by population. Rapides Parish is located in the center of Louisiana. Six major interstates pass through the parish.
Every year, approximately 2,529 injuries are recorded as a result of 1,553 passenger vehicular accidents. Victims injured in auto accidents may be entitled to recover compensation for damages incurred from car accidents. After a wreck you may experience lots of losses. Lost work wages, loss of earning potential, hospital bills, property damage and physical/emotional trauma. It takes a skilled and experienced car accident lawyer to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Personal injury laws in Louisiana allow injured victims to file civil lawsuits against people, companies or government entities whose negligent acts or omissions cause injury. Louisiana laws set forth a deadline, or “statute of limitations,” on the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit after an injury. In Louisiana, this deadline is one year after the date of the accident in most cases.
Truck accidents are much more destructive than car wrecks. In Rapides Parish there are approximately 145 injuries reported from 134 truck accidents. Not only are they more destructive, they are significantly more complicated. The question of who bears the responsibility of the accident can be difficult. What actually caused the accident is often more difficult than in a simple traffic accident. Truck accident attorneys work with you to understand the common reasons for trucking accidents. We will investigate the relationships among the persons and entities connected to the truck, the trailer, and the load.
Common causes of truck accidents are driver error, mechanical failures, weather conditions, road design, and traffic signal failures. Large trucks are only responsible for 3% of injury-causing motor vehicle accidents. However, truck accidents typically cause much greater harm than ordinary traffic accidents. The large size and heavy weight of most trucks make them incredibly dangerous. It takes a knowledgeable truck accident lawyer to fight for your rights.
In the worst case scenarios, car or truck accidents can result in fatalities. Every year, approximately 21 fatalities are reported as a direct result of 19 vehicular accidents in Rapides Parish. Losing a loved can be a devastating and traumatic experience, especially if the cause of death could have been prevented. Families of wrongful death victims should schedule an initial consultation immediately with a wrongful death attorney.
Wrongful death laws were established to ensure compensation for families of wrongful death victims. Additionally, they provide an incentive for others to act more carefully and safely.
The job of the defendant’s insurance company attorneys is to make sure your recovery is as low as possible. That may not be fair, but it’s how they operate. We know their tactics. We will do our best to protect the rights of you and your family in throughout the lawsuit or settlement negotiation. Our team fights for personal injury victim’s rights.
It is very important to get advice or representation from a Louisiana personal injury lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess to schedule a free consultation. If our lawyers do not collect money damages for you, you don’t owe an attorney fee. We don’t get paid unless we successfully recover compensation for you and your family.
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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