East Baton Rouge Parish

East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney

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
  • Under-ride 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.

Car Accidents in East Baton Rouge

Car wrecks are a fact of life in Baton Rouge’s snarled traffic. Even the best drivers sometimes get involved in accidents through no fault of their own. Here at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, we’ve seen many varieties of accidents. Their causes vary, but here a few that are the most common:

  • Drunk Drivers
  • Careless Driving
  •  Poor Road Conditions
  • Bad Weather
  • Speeding
  • Ignoring Traffic Saftey

What do these have in common? Human error. The vast majority of accidents are preventable. Car wrecks from bad human decisions and negligence are a huge drain on society and people’s lives.

 

When to Contact a Lawyer

After an accident, you may be unsure of what to do next. You have injuries to recover from. Your car needs repairs, or maybe to be replaced entirely. It’s a challenge to sit down and spare five minutes for yourself, let alone think about a lawsuit. Does this sound familiar to you? If it does, you have other options. Talking to a qualified car accident lawyer is one way of gaining perspective on your situation.

East Baton Rouge Personal Injury Attorneys

Personal injury law is sometimes called “tort law”. This section of the law is concerned with injuries to people. Injuries can be mental, physical, or emotional. It also covers cases where people are killed by accidents or die from injuries. These types of cases are called wrongful deaths.

Personal injury law is very broad. Any case with injuries can fall under personal injury law. Some typical examples are :

Most personal injury cases fall under negligent behavior. The other type is called intentional and covers things like battery, harassment, and other deliberate acts.  Negligence is when someone commits an act that is below a certain standard of care. They were acting carelessly in a situation that could be reasonably avoided.

Personal injuries leave people with lasting problems that go beyond physical injuries. This includes emotional and financial damage. The stress and monetary problems often seep into the lives of your family. Don’t go through this time without considering your options with an East Baton Rouge personal injury attorney.

East Baton Rouge Medical Malpractice Attorneys

We all make mistakes. To err is human, right? Mistakes do happen, but things can get very serious when those mistakes are medical malpractice. Any medical procedure comes with its risks. But there are situations where careless and avoidable mistakes were made.

This can be a hard pill to swallow if you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice. You don’t expect to go to Ochsner or Our Lady of the Lake and leave worse off than you were. You placed your trust in medical professionals and were left with a disastrous outcome. Medical malpractice suits vary, but we specialize in these areas:

 

The worst part about medical malpractice cases is how complex they are to file. Louisiana has a $500,000 dollar cap on medical damages. While this may seem like a lot of money, it is quite small if you have ongoing medical expenses from your injuries. The state also uses medical review boards. These boards are made of three doctors who look at a medical malpractice claim and decide if a standard of care was breached. Their decision doesn’t determine a trial’s outcome, but they have an outsized influence on juries and judges.

For all these reasons and more, having an experienced medical malpractice attorney is key. If you are seriously considering filing a medical malpractice claim, you should have your case evaluated by a lawyer as soon as possible.

Truck Accident Attorney

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
  • Under-ride 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.

Car Accident Attorney

Car Accidents in East Baton Rouge

Car wrecks are a fact of life in Baton Rouge’s snarled traffic. Even the best drivers sometimes get involved in accidents through no fault of their own. Here at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, we’ve seen many varieties of accidents. Their causes vary, but here a few that are the most common:

  • Drunk Drivers
  • Careless Driving
  •  Poor Road Conditions
  • Bad Weather
  • Speeding
  • Ignoring Traffic Saftey

What do these have in common? Human error. The vast majority of accidents are preventable. Car wrecks from bad human decisions and negligence are a huge drain on society and people’s lives.

 

When to Contact a Lawyer

After an accident, you may be unsure of what to do next. You have injuries to recover from. Your car needs repairs, or maybe to be replaced entirely. It’s a challenge to sit down and spare five minutes for yourself, let alone think about a lawsuit. Does this sound familiar to you? If it does, you have other options. Talking to a qualified car accident lawyer is one way of gaining perspective on your situation.

Personal Injury Attorney

East Baton Rouge Personal Injury Attorneys

Personal injury law is sometimes called “tort law”. This section of the law is concerned with injuries to people. Injuries can be mental, physical, or emotional. It also covers cases where people are killed by accidents or die from injuries. These types of cases are called wrongful deaths.

Personal injury law is very broad. Any case with injuries can fall under personal injury law. Some typical examples are :

Most personal injury cases fall under negligent behavior. The other type is called intentional and covers things like battery, harassment, and other deliberate acts.  Negligence is when someone commits an act that is below a certain standard of care. They were acting carelessly in a situation that could be reasonably avoided.

Personal injuries leave people with lasting problems that go beyond physical injuries. This includes emotional and financial damage. The stress and monetary problems often seep into the lives of your family. Don’t go through this time without considering your options with an East Baton Rouge personal injury attorney.

Medical Malpractice

East Baton Rouge Medical Malpractice Attorneys

We all make mistakes. To err is human, right? Mistakes do happen, but things can get very serious when those mistakes are medical malpractice. Any medical procedure comes with its risks. But there are situations where careless and avoidable mistakes were made.

This can be a hard pill to swallow if you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice. You don’t expect to go to Ochsner or Our Lady of the Lake and leave worse off than you were. You placed your trust in medical professionals and were left with a disastrous outcome. Medical malpractice suits vary, but we specialize in these areas:

 

The worst part about medical malpractice cases is how complex they are to file. Louisiana has a $500,000 dollar cap on medical damages. While this may seem like a lot of money, it is quite small if you have ongoing medical expenses from your injuries. The state also uses medical review boards. These boards are made of three doctors who look at a medical malpractice claim and decide if a standard of care was breached. Their decision doesn’t determine a trial’s outcome, but they have an outsized influence on juries and judges.

For all these reasons and more, having an experienced medical malpractice attorney is key. If you are seriously considering filing a medical malpractice claim, you should have your case evaluated by a lawyer as soon as possible.

Have you been injured from a personal injury in East Baton Rouge Parish? We can help. 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND LINKS:

Courts

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH CLERK OF COURT:
Downtown Main Office (City Hall)
222 St. Louis Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

19TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT
Ann McCrory, Judicial Administrator
300 North Boulevard
Suite 3602
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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

EAST BATON ROUGE SHERIFF’S OFFICE:
1270 Rosenwald Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Phone:(225) 389-5105

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

LOUISIANA STATE POLICE HEADQUARTERS
7919 Independence Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA
(225) 925-6006

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