Commercial Vehicle Accidents: Who’s at fault?
Commercial vehicle accidents can result from a variety of factors, including the carelessness and recklessness of drivers. Please contact the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess. We can provide a FREE initial consultation and work with you on whether to pursue an action in court.You will work with an accident attorney who has extensive experience handling car and truck accident settlements.
Some causes of commercial vehicle accidents include, but are not limited to:
Mechanical Defect: This may include defective electrical systems, wheels and tires, brake systems, repair and upkeep neglect.
Human Error: Drivers are required to operate commercial vehicles with 100% of their ability at all times. Issues like intoxication, sleep deprivation and inadequate training often result in commercial vehicle accidents.
Environmental Issues: Road maintenance as well as upkeep and design can also be factors in a commercial vehicle accident. If this is the case, the government may also be liable.
Even though large trucks are only responsible for 3% of injury-causing motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents typically cause much greater harm than ordinary traffic accidents due to the large size and heavy weight of most trucks.
Laws Governing Truck Accidents
Federal laws and regulations govern the trucking industry. These laws establish certain standards that trucking companies, owners, and drivers must meet, and often determine who is responsible for a trucking accident.
If you are the victim of a trucking accident, the questions of who is responsible and what actually caused the accident are often much more complicated than in a simple traffic accident. There are many players involved, from the driver to the owner of the truck, and getting information about what went wrong often requires some industry know-how.
Because the web of players in the trucking industry can be complicated and getting information from the right sources may require some industry know-how, it is very important to get advice or representation from a personal injury lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess. 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. Many cases never go to court because a settlement is reached between your attorney and the trucking company.
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 personal injury in Gonzales, 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.