When a passenger vehicle is involved in an accident with a commercial truck (also known as semis, tractor trailers or 18 wheelers), enormous damage can occur resulting in serious injuries or death due to the sheer size of these vehicles. Commercial trucks include delivery trucks, gasoline trucks, garbage trucks and freight trucks. Many times, trucking companies put their interest of delivery their goods or materials on time ahead of your safety.
If you or a family member has been involved in a commercial trucking accident, the Law Firm of L. Clayton Burgess will help you determine whether you have a valid claim and how your case will be presented. Contact us for a free consultation and we’ll put an experienced trucking accident attorney to work for you.
Accidents involving commercial trucks are generally much more complex than those involving only cars. First of all, because of the sheer size of a commercial truck, the resulting injuries and damage can been very serious resulting in long-term recovery and extensive medical treatment.
Our Louisiana trucking accident attorneys can help establish the future costs of medical treatment and care to ensure that you do not settle too low and end up having to pay out of pocket for future medical care.
Successfully pursuing a truck accident lawsuit requires an in-depth understanding of state and federal trucking regulations. The Louisiana trucking accident attorneys at the law firm of L. Clayton Burgess have extensive knowledge of these laws and have the resources to expertly investigate your claim. 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 involving hiring practices, truck maintenance, recording keeping, and time on the job.
Our Louisiana 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.
Ascension Parish Trucking Accident Statistics
In 2015, 82 injuries were reported, with 1 fatality, as a direct result of 97 trucking accidents. Compare to:
2014, 76 people were injured as a direct result of 87 trucking accidents in Ascension Parish. There were 3 fatalities related to trucking accidents.
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Those injured in trucking accidents may be entitled to recover compensation for damages suffered as a result of the accident, including, but not limited to, lost work wages, hospital bills, and physical/emotional trauma, but often times it takes an experienced accident lawyer to fight for the compensation you deserve.
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.
Our personal injury attorneys 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 personal injury attorney to oversee your claim and fight for just compensation in a court of law.
Why do you need an attorney?
If the accident wasn’t your fault, having an attorney on your side gives you the best odds of getting all your bills and expenses covered so you don’t have to pay out of pocket. An experienced trucking attorney, like those at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, will make sure the accident scene gets promptly investigated to gather evidence and will bring in an expert to analyze the accident.
If you or a loved one have suffered a trucking accident injury in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, Don’t Delay! Call Clay! Our Baton Rouge Office: (225) 922-4416 or Toll Free: (877) 234-7573.