East Baton Rouge Trucking Accident Attorney
The traffic in East Baton Rouge is notoriously bad. So bad that we won’t go into the horrors of I-12 traffic during rush hour. If you’re reading this, you’re probably already aware of that. Truck accidents on congested highways are especially dangerous for motorists. Even if you’re driving safely and being mindful of the traffic around you, there’s often not much you can do to avoid getting hit by an 18-wheeler.
Unfortunately, wrecks with big rigs or semi-rucks are especially devastating to other drivers. This is mostly due to the size of 18-wheelers compared to passenger cars and trucks. There can be all kinds of trucking accidents, from minor to major. But, we tend to see a few scenarios more than others.
- Jackknife Truck Crashes – the truck trailer swings into other cars during a crash
- Rollover Truck Crashes – the truck trailer flips to the side and rolls over smaller vehicles during a wreck
- Underride Crashes – a car hits the side of a truck trailer and gets forced under the trailer, often shearing the top of the car off.
All three types of wrecks are particularly devastating for small passenger cars.
We Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident crash, you’re probably exploring your legal options. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess has 20 years experience in prosecuting negligent truck drivers and trucking companies. If you have questions about your legal options, your injuries, or the nature of the accident, please reach out to our firm today.