OPELOUSAS LA TRUCKING ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
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. 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.
Louisiana trucking accident attorneys can work with you to understand the common reasons for trucking accidents, and the relationships among the persons and entities 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 and how your case will be presented.
You need someone on your side from the very beginning
- to protect your rights
- to investigate and preserve critical evidence
- to help you navigate the medical world as you undergo what may be a slow recovery
- to give you practical advice about how to deal with everyday life in the face of serious injuries
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 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. Our experienced trucking accident attorneys knows how to find, collect, interpret, and present the evidence that you must have to prove your case and recover the monetary outcome you deserve.
When trucking companies fail to meet their responsibilities, the trucking accident lawyers at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess respond by aggressively seeking restitution for victims who have been seriously damaged by the negligence of the company and disregard for safety.
In 2014, 81 people were injured as a direct result of 76 trucking accidents in St. Landry Parish. There were 3 fatalities.
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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. The circumstances surrounding any accident claim can oftentimes be complex, which leads to great difficulty determining who is liable for resulting damages.
Our Louisiana personal injury lawyers 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 accident injury attorney to oversee your claim and fight for just compensation in a court of law.
If you are a loved one have suffered a from a trucking accident in Opelousas, La, or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, Don’t Delay! Call Clay! Contact our Lafayette Office: (337) 234-7573 or Toll Free: (877) 234-7573.
An experienced Opelousas trucking accident attorney can provide you with an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services. We don’t get paid unless we successfully recover compensation for you and your family.