Ascension Parish Attorney

Ascension Parish Attorney

Truck Accidents

Most people don’t know how important it is to get representation from a Louisiana truck accident lawyer. You need a local lawyer who knows the area. One who specializes in truck accidents. A good local lawyer may even keep you out of court. They will be more likely to get your case to mediation and save you time and money.

The most common causes of truck accidents are:

  • driver error
  • mechanical failures
  • weather conditions
  • road design

Large trucks are only responsible for 3% of injury-causing motor vehicle accidents. But, truck accidents cause much greater harm than regular traffic accidents. This is because trucks are very large and heavy compared to cars.

If you are the victim of a trucking accident in Ascension Parish, we work with you. We investigate the relationships between the persons connected to the truck, the trailer, and the load. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess will help you determine whether you have a valid claim.

 

Laws Governing Truck Accidents

Federal laws and regulations govern the trucking industry. Laws that establish certain standards trucking companies, owners, and drivers must meet. These laws often determine responsibility for a truck accident.

Ascension parish had 97 crashes involving commercial trucks and busses in 2015. This lead to 1 fatality, 82 injuries, and 43 instances of property damage. You can compare Ascension parish with other parishes by visiting the LSU Data Reports Project.

Read more here: http://datareports.lsu.edu/

 

Those injured in trucking accidents may recover compensation. Usually for damages suffered as a result of the accident. Damages include things like:

  • Lost work wages
  • hospital bills
  • physical/emotional trauma

Car Accidents

Car accidents happen every day, to people from all walks of life. Sometimes they happen to you. Baton Rouge’s traffic is notorious, but Ascension Parish has it’s own bad drivers and traffic snarls.

After a car accident, things are a mess. You have medical bills you’re afraid to open. Maybe you’ve had to miss a lot of work. It’s been weeks and you still have bad pains and the insurance company is giving you the run around.

Sound familiar? We know that story well. You need a Ascension Parish car accident attorney who knows the ins and out of car wrecks. Especially if your case is complex.

Car accidents can cause many types of injuries, but some are more common than others. We’ll look at the extent of your injuries and help you figure out how to manage your treatment.

To name a few:

 

The type of car accident matters, too. You might have been rear-ended. Did a drunk driver hit you? These are all things we take into consideration when evaluating your car wreck.

 

CAR ACCIDENTS IN ASCENSION PARISH, LA

Ascension Parish had 1335 injuries from car accidents in 2015. 8 of those were fatal injuries.

You can look at the exact breakdown of car types for Ascension Parish by visiting LSU’s Data Reports website.

http://datareports.lsu.edu/

Personal Injury

Louisiana’s personal injury law allows victims to file lawsuits. These can be against people, companies or government entities. Personal injury law covers acts or omissions that cause harm. Cases go to court or a settlement negotiation.

The most important factor is determining whether another person or business was negligent. A person who was careless can be considered negligent and in breach of a legal duty. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney is key. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess can help you decide whether to pursue an action in court.

Louisiana laws set a deadline, or “statute of limitations”. This is the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in court after an injury. In Louisiana, this deadline falls one year after the date of the accident in most cases.

Personal injury cases can range from simple slip and falls, to complex workplace injuries. Either way. you should have a knowledgeable legal advocate representing you. At the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, we offer free initial consultations. That way, you can ask questions and get a better idea of what you need to do. You can make arrangements to meet for a consultation at any of our 8 personal injury law offices. Or contact us toll- free at 1-877-234-7573

A personal injury claim may be justified in Louisiana if you or a loved one were hurt in the following situations:

 

Personal Injury Statistics in Ascension Parish, Louisiana:

In 2015, 2485 injuries were reported as a direct result of 1460 vehicular accidents.

In 2014, 2,013 people were injured as a direct result of 1,247 vehicular accidents involving pedestrians, passengers, and drivers in Ascension Parish.

For additional accident injury data visit:

http://datareports.lsu.edu

Wrongful Death

Death isn’t a subject that gets talked about often enough. People are quick to offer personal condolences if a loved on dies. But none will have legal advice to offer you.

Wrongful death is when someone dies as the result of negligent or unjust acts by another party. Families of wrongful death victims may file a lawsuit against the negligent party. In these types of suits, the family of the deceased sues for economic and non-economic damages.

These incidents can happen in a variety of ways, but some types of cases are commonplace:

Have You Lost a Loved One Due to Negligence in Ascension Parish, Louisiana?

Families of wrongful death victims should schedule an initial consultation immediately. You want an attorney that has a practice oriented towards wrongful death cases. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess has experience taking wrongful death cases to trial.

Louisiana’s statute of limitations for wrongful death is one year. This means that you have a year, starting from the date of the deceased person’s death, to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Our Ascension Parish wrongful death attorneys are specialists in this field. We evaluate each case on an individual basis. The burden of proof is the responsibility of the victim’s family. So a family must decide on a legal course of action as soon as possible.

An experienced wrongful death attorney is your advocate and can fight to ensure you and your family receive the compensation you deserve.

Truck Accident Attorney

Truck Accidents

Most people don’t know how important it is to get representation from a Louisiana truck accident lawyer. You need a local lawyer who knows the area. One who specializes in truck accidents. A good local lawyer may even keep you out of court. They will be more likely to get your case to mediation and save you time and money.

The most common causes of truck accidents are:

  • driver error
  • mechanical failures
  • weather conditions
  • road design

Large trucks are only responsible for 3% of injury-causing motor vehicle accidents. But, truck accidents cause much greater harm than regular traffic accidents. This is because trucks are very large and heavy compared to cars.

If you are the victim of a trucking accident in Ascension Parish, we work with you. We investigate the relationships between the persons connected to the truck, the trailer, and the load. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess will help you determine whether you have a valid claim.

 

Laws Governing Truck Accidents

Federal laws and regulations govern the trucking industry. Laws that establish certain standards trucking companies, owners, and drivers must meet. These laws often determine responsibility for a truck accident.

Ascension parish had 97 crashes involving commercial trucks and busses in 2015. This lead to 1 fatality, 82 injuries, and 43 instances of property damage. You can compare Ascension parish with other parishes by visiting the LSU Data Reports Project.

Read more here: http://datareports.lsu.edu/

 

Those injured in trucking accidents may recover compensation. Usually for damages suffered as a result of the accident. Damages include things like:

  • Lost work wages
  • hospital bills
  • physical/emotional trauma
Car Accident Attorney

Car Accidents

Car accidents happen every day, to people from all walks of life. Sometimes they happen to you. Baton Rouge’s traffic is notorious, but Ascension Parish has it’s own bad drivers and traffic snarls.

After a car accident, things are a mess. You have medical bills you’re afraid to open. Maybe you’ve had to miss a lot of work. It’s been weeks and you still have bad pains and the insurance company is giving you the run around.

Sound familiar? We know that story well. You need a Ascension Parish car accident attorney who knows the ins and out of car wrecks. Especially if your case is complex.

Car accidents can cause many types of injuries, but some are more common than others. We’ll look at the extent of your injuries and help you figure out how to manage your treatment.

To name a few:

 

The type of car accident matters, too. You might have been rear-ended. Did a drunk driver hit you? These are all things we take into consideration when evaluating your car wreck.

 

CAR ACCIDENTS IN ASCENSION PARISH, LA

Ascension Parish had 1335 injuries from car accidents in 2015. 8 of those were fatal injuries.

You can look at the exact breakdown of car types for Ascension Parish by visiting LSU’s Data Reports website.

http://datareports.lsu.edu/

Personal Injury Attorney

Personal Injury

Louisiana’s personal injury law allows victims to file lawsuits. These can be against people, companies or government entities. Personal injury law covers acts or omissions that cause harm. Cases go to court or a settlement negotiation.

The most important factor is determining whether another person or business was negligent. A person who was careless can be considered negligent and in breach of a legal duty. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney is key. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess can help you decide whether to pursue an action in court.

Louisiana laws set a deadline, or “statute of limitations”. This is the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in court after an injury. In Louisiana, this deadline falls one year after the date of the accident in most cases.

Personal injury cases can range from simple slip and falls, to complex workplace injuries. Either way. you should have a knowledgeable legal advocate representing you. At the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, we offer free initial consultations. That way, you can ask questions and get a better idea of what you need to do. You can make arrangements to meet for a consultation at any of our 8 personal injury law offices. Or contact us toll- free at 1-877-234-7573

A personal injury claim may be justified in Louisiana if you or a loved one were hurt in the following situations:

 

Personal Injury Statistics in Ascension Parish, Louisiana:

In 2015, 2485 injuries were reported as a direct result of 1460 vehicular accidents.

In 2014, 2,013 people were injured as a direct result of 1,247 vehicular accidents involving pedestrians, passengers, and drivers in Ascension Parish.

For additional accident injury data visit:

http://datareports.lsu.edu

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

Death isn’t a subject that gets talked about often enough. People are quick to offer personal condolences if a loved on dies. But none will have legal advice to offer you.

Wrongful death is when someone dies as the result of negligent or unjust acts by another party. Families of wrongful death victims may file a lawsuit against the negligent party. In these types of suits, the family of the deceased sues for economic and non-economic damages.

These incidents can happen in a variety of ways, but some types of cases are commonplace:

Have You Lost a Loved One Due to Negligence in Ascension Parish, Louisiana?

Families of wrongful death victims should schedule an initial consultation immediately. You want an attorney that has a practice oriented towards wrongful death cases. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess has experience taking wrongful death cases to trial.

Louisiana’s statute of limitations for wrongful death is one year. This means that you have a year, starting from the date of the deceased person’s death, to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Our Ascension Parish wrongful death attorneys are specialists in this field. We evaluate each case on an individual basis. The burden of proof is the responsibility of the victim’s family. So a family must decide on a legal course of action as soon as possible.

An experienced wrongful death attorney is your advocate and can fight to ensure you and your family receive the compensation you deserve.

How to Tell if You Need an Ascension Parish Attorney

The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess offers personal injury assistance anywhere in Louisiana. We have offices in 8 locations around the state, and are never far away from our clients.

Call our Baton Rouge Office: (225) 922-4416 or Toll Free: (877) 234-7573. Our intake specialist is available to answer you questions and walk you through our signup process. You can also contact us by email.

If the incident wasn’t your fault, having an attorney on your side gives you the best odds. That means of getting your bills and expenses covered so you don’t have to pay out of pocket. Building a case takes time, and so does negotiating for the best outcome for you.

Every accident is different. Sometimes they’re very complicated. Other times insurance companies can drag things out, hoping you’ll give up. If you’re not sure who is actually liable for the accident, don’t wait, call an attorney. The sooner this gets established, the sooner you can make a claim.

If you or a loved one have suffered an accident or a personal injury in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, Don’t Delay! Call Clay!

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND LINKS:

Courts

ASCENSION PARISH CLERK OF COURT
300 Houmas St
Donaldsonville, LA
(225) 473-9866

ASCENSION PARISH CLERK OF COURT
815 E Worthey St.
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 621-8400

23RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT
828 S. Irma Blvd.
Gonzales, LA 70738

MIDDLE DISTRICT LOUISIANA-U.S. DISTRICT COURT
Russell B. Long Building and Federal Courthouse
777 Florida Street
Suite 139
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

LOUISIANA COURT OF APPEALS, FIRST CIRCUIT
1600 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Sheriff’s Office & Police

ASCENSION PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE
300 Houmas St
Donaldsonville, LA
(225) 473-4278

ASCENSION PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE
828 S Irma Ave
Gonzales, LA
(225) 621-8300

LOUISIANA STATE POLICE-TROOP A
17801 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(225) 754-8500

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